‘Radio can be used to check herdsmen/farmers’ clashes’

Mrs. Alison Data Phido is the Executive Director, African Radio Drama Association (ARDA). ARDA was launched in Nigeria in 1996 and has more than 30 radio stations across the country. She speaks with FLORA ONWUDIWE on some of their executed projects in form of drama and jingles which have been syndicated to other countries in Africa and broadcast on the BBC in Hausa. Mrs. Phido also suggested the methodology to put an end to Fulani herdsmen and farmers’ clashes   What informed establishing the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA)?  …

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Curbing inter-security forces violent clashes

Last week, a soldier and three anti-riot policemen reportedly died during a shootout between members of the two security forces. Several others on both sides received gunshot wounds in the encounter that took place in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Some of the critically injured were said to be battling for life at the General Sani Abacha Hospital in Damaturu. Several civilians were hit by stray bullets in the clash which lasted over an hour. Residents said it was not the first the two had been engaged in clashes. According…

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Aftermath of clash: Kwara council to register herdsmen

Following a recent clash between herdsmen and farmers in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, the council has decided to undertake a registration of herdsmen in the area. Chairman, Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) of the council, Alhaji Musa Gobir, who gave his hint in a chat with newsmen, said any herdsman wishing to operate in the council must henceforth be registered before he would be allowed to settle in any community in the area. Although Gobir said the new move should not be seen as an affront on the…

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