Land and water resources access across Nigeria: maximising resources potential towards resolving herders-farmers conflict

Introduction This piece provides some basic data about Nigeria land and water resources which is at the center of the present conflict among different users across the states and geopolitical zones.  The pressure on land and water has become multiplied due to population increase and climate change realities. However, a quick look on the available […]


Response to Prof. Seun Kolade’s article: You can’t tackle “herdsmen” terrorism without addressing rural poverty Prof. Seun Kolade is a friend of mine (We are both waiting for the lockdown to ease, so we may grab some good coffee together as we have a lot to physically discuss). I read his new short article last […]

You can’t tackle “herdsmen” terrorism without addressing rural poverty

Let us begin to unpick this one after the other. The current crisis in southwest Nigeria has exposed a fundamental problem in the almost total neglect of rural areas in development planning and implementation. It is a cumulative consequence of failure of successive governments. With next to nothing infrastructures and non-existing amenities, the rural folks […]