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Throwing shade: First Lady Aisha Buhari is unhappy with some of the decisions her husband has made and she doesn't have a problem telling the world about it. (Photo Aisha Buhari via https://twitter.com/aishambuhari/media)
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Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari receives award in Brussels

Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari has received an award in Brussels, Belgium at the African women’s forum on “Women’s Role in global security.” Despite her husband President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent controversial statements that the First Lady belongs in “my kitchen” and “the other room” the First Lady has proven that she’s worth much more, and she has the resolve to fight for various noble causes that she’s passionate about.

President Buhari.  AFP/ Getty Images/ MUJAHID SAFODIEN
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Nigeria open to UN aiding negotiations with Boko Haram over release of Chibok girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who last month said the country is “prepared to talk to bonafide leaders of Boko Haram” and “sources” who know the whereabouts of the Chibok girls has reiterated that his government will accept United Nations (UN) bodies to act as intermediaries in any negotiation with Boko Haram. The strategy of negotiating with terrorists has been criticised before, but it seems dialogue with Boko Haram is now more of a necessity rather than an option.

Fulani herdsmen have a deep and almost mystical relationship with their cows. (Photo: Jeremy Weate via https://www.flickr.com/photos/73542590@N00/)
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Herdsmen vs Farmers: a conflict that Nigeria’s government can no longer ignore

Nigeria has a long history of conflict between farming communities in the south and herdsmen from the north. The attack by herdsmen on 25 April 2016 of a farming community in Ukpabi-Nimbo in Enugu State triggered a backlash like no other. How the Nigerian government handles this perennial problem between herdsmen and farming communities across the south will determine if peace will reign in that fragile West African nation.