Are we Still Africans in Africa?

According to Wikipedia, Africa is the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.


When South Africa was in her troubled waters, Nigeria and indeed other African countries stood by her to ensure she gets out of the trouble waters, to see to the end of Apartheid. It was so brutal that it claimed so many lives and others were jailed in the process, the likes of Late Nelson Mandela et’al. During this period, African leaders mounted pressure on the P. W. Bother regime to end apartheid and to hand over power so that South Africans can govern themselves.

XENOPHOBIA – From my Archives

Xenophobic attacks starts when a leader speaks against others in a denigrated manner as we have stated above. There is no way a leader will speak out in a manner that Andreas Wimmer spoke and would not spark xenophobic attacks against such people. The Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini Kabhakuzulu in April 2015 in 20th precisely said that, “Migrants should pack their bags and leave.” according to Wikipedia. That word that looked ordinary caused the death of about 7 people and causing the displacement of over 2000 foreigners. He is still there as the king of that land, no investigation have been heard and no prosecution.


he Deputy Governor had on Wednesday called on Nigerians to embrace RUGA, a programmed introduced by the federal government to favour the Fulani herdsmen and to be implemented in all the 36 states of the federation including Abuja. Nigerians did not waste time to express their displeasure over this project they felt is an agenda to promote one ethnic group in the country. Already, there has been a wide spread outrage among Nigerians suggesting the notion that the Fulanis which the federal government seeks to favour in this project are not Nigerians. The outrage forced the federal government to shelve the plan. The recent call however by the Deputy Governor Adamawa State Chief Crowther Seth has brought back the fears that people had that all is not well. And that there is a sinister motive. He made this call on Wednesday after meeting with Traditional Rulers and further announced that the vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo would be visiting the state on Tuesday the 10th of September 2019 for the implementation of the programme.

Osinbajo To Inaugurate RUGA In Adamawa Despite Government’s Suspension

he Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo would visit Yola, Adamawa state to inaugurate the suspended RUGA in the state despite suspension. According to Sahara Reporters, the suspended controversial Rural Grazing Area settlement designed for Fulani herders has been reinvented and would be inaugurated by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in Adamawa State on Tuesday 10th of September 2019.


I feel compelled to write and draw the attention of the federal government on the issue of dredging the River Benue in the North East which is giving a lot of concern and seem to be neglected by the federal government. The River Benue has its origins in the Adamawa Plateau of Northern Cameroon. The Lagdo Dam, a 40m high dam, has been built across the river about 50km upstream of Garoua, a major town on the river in Northern Cameroon. The water releases from this dam has continued to create floods in Cameroon and in Nigeria over the years and the resulting devastation reached all the way to the Niger Delta in Nigeria during 2012. Two major tributaries, River Mayo Kebi and River Faro, join the Benue in Northern Cameroon downstream of the Lagdo Dam; coming down to Numan where there is a confluence of both River Gongola and River Benue. I am sure not many people know about River Gongola. Let me explain briefly before returning to my main subject.

%d bloggers like this: