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I still won­der why some people do not ap­pear to be aware of the forces that drive the phe­nom­e­non of al­ma­ji­ranci. My ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the sit­u­a­tion is that al­ma­ji­ranci is one of the most suc­cess­ful and long-run­ning “419” scam in our part of the world. Al­ma­ji­rai col­lect money from other people with­out com­men­su­rate work. There are so many ways to give out alms such that if we stopped giv­ing money to beg­gars in the streets, they would sim­ply dis­ap­pear. Also, we al­lowed our land to be rav­aged by de­ser­ti­fi­ca­tion to the ex­tent that in most parts the land does not sup­port farm­ers, their fam­i­lies and live­stock, hence the re­sort to mi­gra­tion to the cities for easy-pick­ings. The con­se­quence of our fail­ure to check desert en­croach­ment

Re: and other chal­lenges of the North

will be dire. Al­ma­ji­ranci is just mi­nor fall­out. JIBIR A., +2348023748001 Said Yusuf, if the death sen­tence is the ap­pro­pri­ate penalty for 529 ri­ot­ers be­cause of death of one po­lice­man, what then would the ap­pro­pri­ate penalty to be meted out to Egyp­tian soldiers and po­lice­men for their gross bru­tal­i­ties on civil­ians? +2347033115873 fam­i­lies in Nigeria. No won­der, I see some del­e­gates doz­ing off af­ter lunch. D. U. Tarnongu, +2348033070084

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