Local Learning: Ideas For Reducing Farmer-Herder Conflicts In Nigeria

The farmer-herder conflict has mutated and is now manifesting and transforming into other forms of conflicts. In Kaduna and Katsina state, the conflict has mutated into armed banditry involving cattle rustling, destruction or theft of farm crops, kidnapping and armed robbery. For example, a traditional leader in Batsari Katsina categorically stated that “they were no …

We Need Ranching Policies For Herders To Adopt – Farmers’ Association

All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN) on Thursday, December 10, called for the creation of ranching policies for farmers and  herders to adopt across the country. The association made the call at a 2-day Stakeholders’ Meeting on Farmer-Herder Relations And Banditry organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with the United …

Shin an Nada Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli a Matsayin Sabon Sarkin Zazzau?

Amsa: Eh, Gaskiya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Laraba, 7 ga watan Octoban shekara ta 2020 masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano labarai da rahotanni dama hotuna da aketa yadawa a dandalin sada zumunta na zamani cewa an nada Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli a matsayin sabon sarkin Zazzau. …

FACT-CHECK: El-Rufai Appoints Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli As New Emir of Zazzau

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted posts on social media platforms that the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli the new Emir of Zazzau. Pictures of the new Emir flooded Facebook, Twitter and was widely shared across various …

FACT-CHECK: Has Mannir Jafaru Been Appointed Emir of Zaria?

VERDICT: False! CLAIM: Social media had gone frenzy over reports of the appointment of Mannir Jafaru as the new emir of Zaria by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The claim spotted by fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said Jafaru appointment followed the death of his father at the age of …

Escalating Violence in Northern Nigeria

Nigeria has long faced varied security challenges that continue to threaten its peace and security. These challenges have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic andresulted in deepening existing structural inequalities. The nation continues to be a potent ground for the perpetration of various acts of violence. From ethnic conflicts to religious conflicts and terrorist attacks, …