A few years ago, there were some skirmishes between Fulani settlers and their neighbours in a small community called Jengre in Bassa local government ... area, which is a 45-minute drive away from Jos, the Plateau State capital, and close to the border between Plateau and Kaduna states. However, things were resolved pretty quickly by the village chiefs before it could escalate.
Over the past two days, 15-16 July, I have spoken with a few survivors of the vicious attacks by suspected herdsmen across Plateau State during ... the period of 21-24 June. These people come from various villages and represent different ethnicities, ages, genders and religions. But there has been a recurring factor common to all: the looting of harvested crops by the attackers. The displacement of farmers could have a big impact on local and national food security.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) is the umbrella body for cattle owners in Nigeria, including herders. The president ... of Nigeria has a ceremonial role in the group. Former president Goodluck Jonathan acknowledged the role; President Muhammadu Buhari, a cattle owner himself, embraced it, even before his emergence as Nigeria's number-one citizen.
Donald Duke, two-time governor of Cross River State and a part-time saxophone player at jazz festivals, wants to conduct a much larger orchestra ... next year: Nigeria's 180 million people. In June, the 56-year-old politician declared his intention to run for president in the 2019 polls. He speaks to The Africa Report on President Muhammadu Buhari's scorecard, the Niger Delta, insecurity, industrial policy, devolution of powers and a $500m flop from his time as governor.