25 January 2018
Africa Check
Did ‘at least 50,000’ Nigerians die from terrorism in 2017?
Nigeria’s internal security challenges continue to be a source of national debate, but is the death toll from terror attacks as high as a prominent critic said..?

24 January 2018
Battle for land becomes Nigeria’s biggest security challenge
Boko Haram may dominate headlines about Nigeria, but more than twice as many citizens are being killed in battles over land between farmers and herders than they are by jihadists…

23 January 2018
Nigeria’s former president says Buhari should not seek re-election
Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday called on the country’s current leader Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a second term of office, in wide-ranging criticisms that could hit his support should he decide to stand…

Stears Business
Herdsmen on Rampage: Follow the Money
There is a turning point in any conflict that demands attention…

19 January 2018
The Cable
Buhari cannot run, time ran out on him
This year is not looking good for President Muhammadu Buhari…

15 January 2018
Farmer-Herder violence in Central Nigeria challenges Buhari
Already grappling with Islamist militants in the northeast, secessionists in the east and unrest in the oil-rich Niger River delta, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is facing an upsurge in violence between crop farmers and herders that may threaten his party’s election chances next year…

Time to end the deadly herder-farmer conflicts
The government and people of Benue State in Nigeria’s north-central zone on January 11 buried over 70 people killed in attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state between December 31, 2017 and January 8, 2018…

12 January 2018
BBC Pidgin
Fulani herdsmen: Nigeria suppose declare dem terrorists?
Di governor of Ekiti State, south west Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, do security meeting with dozens of local hunters for Ado-Ekiti, di state capital, on top di matter of herdsmen dis week…

Quartz Africa
A new wave of brazen attacks by herdsmen in Nigeria is sparking fears of genocide
Since the start of the year, Nigerians have been served bloody reminders that Boko Haram is no longer the country’s biggest internal security threat…

10 January 2018
Odua Voice
Suspected herdsmen ambush, kill six police officers in Adamawa
Six police officers were killed in northeast Nigeria, police said on Monday, in an attack blamed on cattle herders following deadly clashes with farmers over land…

1 January 2018
Guardian Nigeria
After a bleak 2017, what hope for Nigeria in 2018?
2017 was bleak; blighted by inflation, recession, government prevarication on important decisions, an insincere war on corruption, uptick in Boko Haram attacks (mostly on soft targets) and needless pastoral conflicts…