IS ANYONE ELSE SICK & TIRED OF THE FARMERS – HERDSMEN CLASHES & KILLINGS? WELL I AM!

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There is no doubt that the constant farmers-herdsmen clashes is a major national crisis. Previously regarded as a “middle-belt crisis” with states like Benue, Kaduna, Plateau and Taraba widely affected, it has now spread as far as Enugu, Ekiti, Abia and Delta states in the south. In the latest attacks in #Dong and #Lawaru villages […]

NIGERIA’S “PURE WATER” – WHERE DOES IT ALL GO?

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It is on the street, in schools, homes, shops and markets. You’ll find it in cities, towns and villages. It is everywhere. Young or old, north or south you are sure to come across it. Nigeria’s sachet water, popularly called “pure water” have no doubt transformed the production and consumption of water in the country. […]

Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY VS. BUY NOTHING DAY

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The trend is spreading like wildfire even in places where it was relatively unknown a few years ago. The increased availability of internet, smart phones and online stores have made it easier. Now everywhere you turn it is “Black Friday” with offers of irresistible discounts. Of course at first glance it seems like a great […]

GARDENING FROM SCRAPS

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Composting is great and I am a big fan, but it isn’t the only option for some of your kitchen scraps. If you’ve always wanted to do some gardening for yourself and grow some of your own vegetables, then here is a good place to start. I came across this very practical and helpful piece […]

NO TO FOOD WASTE

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In commemoration of the #WorldFoodDay2017, I will like to join my voice to the call to put an end to the unhealthy practice of #FoodWaste. The truth is that many of us no longer think about when and how we dump the leftovers into the bin or simply walk away from it on the table […]

THE LAZY PERSON’S GUIDE TO GREEN LIVING

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There are countless debates as to what each person can really do, how much difference it actually makes and as to who should really be responsible for taking action to protect the environment. So, it is good to know that several groups and platforms are taking time to compile what is called the “Lazy Person’s […]

BEFORE YOU TAKE THAT SIP

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There are seemingly little things that we do on a daily basis, mostly routine stuff that we don’t think much about. But as small as these things may appear, they do add up eventually in the bigger picture and affect the environment in bigger ways than we can imagine. Many will argue about whether some […]

FLOOD ALERT: IN OR OUT OF THE ARK?

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Once again, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has issued a formal warning and raised alarm of imminent flooding in about 35 (out of 36) states in Nigeria, in its 2017 Annual Flood Outlook. The flooding is expected to spread across and affect many local government areas across the country. The states expected to be […]

“MY FARM WAS DESTROYED BY CATTLE HERDSMEN”

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It is no longer news that there is an increasing number of farmer-herdsmen clashes, particularly in Nigeria. Many, especially farmers believe that government is not doing enough to address the problem. Herdsmen and farmer clashes are nothing new. Remember the biblical Cain was a farmer while his brother Abel was a livestock herder. Well, the […]

ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE HERDSMEN/FARMER CRISIS IN NIGERIA

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Once upon a time, nomadic herdsmen and farmers co-existed and lived happily. That time is no more. The Fula or Fulanis are the world’s largest pastoral nomadic group and are massively spread across countries in West and Central Africa. A large portion of the Fulanis are nomadic, herding cattle, goats and sheep. But how did […]