The ‘Jihadi John’ of Nigeria: Iskilu Wakili

Mohammed Emwazi, also known as ‘Jihadi John’ because of his infamous brutality, needs no introduction-he was the British-Kuwaiti murderer believed by various intelligence and security organisations, especially the M15, CIA and Metropolitan Police to be the person seen in several videos by the ISIL showing the beheadings of a number of captives between 2014 to […]


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 […]