Middle Belt

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 9th, 2014
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The United States is deeply concerned by separate violent clashes in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region which claimed the lives of scores of innocent civilians on February 4-6. The attacks by gunmen against innocent villagers — including women and children — perpetuate a cycle of inter-communal...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 23rd, 2013
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BY LEVINUS NWABUGHIOGU ABUJA — Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaidu Mohammed, yesterday, lambasted the trio of Mohammed Abba-Gana, Ameh Ebute and Lawrence Onoja for asking the North to tarry till 2019 before angling for power shift to the region, calling them political mercenaries. Mohammed also sta...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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By HENRY UMORU ABUJA—AHEAD of 2015 presidential election, Adamawa stakeholders in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said Wednesday, that only the Supreme Court can determine whether or not President Goodluck has the right to run for the presidential election. According to the PDP stakeholders, if Presid...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2013
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By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North & Henry Umoru ABUJA — TROUBLED by the crises his party and the emergence of more political parties, President Goodluck Jonathan has entreated former President Olusegun Obasanjo to throw his weight behind him to surmount the opposition to his re-election in 2...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2013
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Nigeria’s government is not doing enough to tackle religious violence in central Nigeria, where more than 100 people have been killed since March, a U.S. government agency said on Monday. Plateau state and other parts of the “Middle Belt” have suffered for decades from violence link...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2013
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By Umar Bello ‘Every established order tends to produce the naturalization of its own arbitrariness’ – Pierre Bourdeau: Recent happenings in Nigeria have again necessitated the need to look into our peculiar circumstances and see the factors that may hinder the emergence of a strong united Nige...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 17th, 2012
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Dakar/Brussels,  Unless addressed immediately, recurrent violence in Nigeria’s Plateau state will continue to fuel settler-indigene tensions and exacerbate intercommunal strife across the country. Curbing Violence in Nigeria (I): The Jos Crisis, the first in a series of International Crisis Group rep...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2012
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Plateau – A rocket was fired at a Muslim school in Jos, Plateau state on Tuesday and killed a boy aged about 10, military spokesman Salisu Mustapha told Reuters. Jos is the capital of Plateau State in the heart of Nigeria’s religiously diverse “Middle Belt”, where the mostly M...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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Lagos – Suspected Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria have hacked and shot to death seven sleeping family members at a Christian village in the volatile central Plateau state, officials said on Thursday. “A family of seven was brutally killed at Riya, a village in Riyom Iga,” government spok...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 14th, 2012
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Biafra was the name given by a people on the verge of extermination, to the newly seceding republic. A peoples aspiration to be left alone to renegotiate how they want to exist away from a structure which wanted to swallow them. A dream that would have turned an African nation into an African Japan i...