‘Buhari deserves credit for tackling farmers, herders’ crisis, others’

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The senior special assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has declared that the president deserved credit over his efforts in tackling the farmers, herders’ crisis in the country. Shehu made the declaration Friday while presenting a paper, tagged ‘Fake news: Challenges of information management’, at the 10th year anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma Read More

Herdsmen: Benue LGs, groups urge security at entry points

November 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue local government chairmen and socio-cultural groups Monday called on the federal government to order deployment of special forces to entry points into Benue state that are usually used by herdsmen militia. The chairmen also said 21 local government areas out of the 23 were affected by attacks by the herdsmen who they said are bent on eliminating the people Read More

Insecurity taking negative toll on Nigeria’s education sector – Ortom

October 18, 2021 John Shiaonɗo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Monday expressed worry over the rising wave of insecurity, a situation, which he said is taking a Negative toll on the Nigeria’s education sector.The governor made the lamentation in his home country Gbajimba, Guma local government area during the virtual handing over and commissioning of Government Science and Technical College built by Star Deep Read More

Open grazing law: Where South South governors, others got it wrong – Rivers MACBAN chairman

October 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent enactment of anti-grazing laws by some state governors has elicited a mountain of mixed reactions and condemnation across the country. Joining in the reaction is the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Rivers state chapter under its chairman, Alhaji Musa Yah. GODWIN EGBA reports. The signing into law of anti-grazing bill by some state governors to Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

Masari mulls ban on open grazing

September 8, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Piqued by the lingering banditry and insecurity in the state, Katsina state Governor Aminu Masari has stated his readiness to effect ban on open grazing across the state. The governor made the assertion, Monday, during a guest appearance on Politics Today on Channels TV while commenting on the movement of herders from one part of the country to another. Katsina Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

Ortom to Presidency: You’ll kill us to actualise grazing reserve

August 21, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state government, Friday, said if the President Muhammadu Buhari administration must actualise the “cattle agenda through grazing reserves or any other thing different from ranching it should be ready to kill everybody in Benue state. The government also said the decision of the president was capable of plunging the country into avoidable crisis. A statement by Terver Akase, Read More

FG not sincere on end to farmers, herders’ clashes – Binos

August 6, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The senator representing Adamawa South at the National Assembly, Binos Dauda Yaroe, has attributed the increasing rate of farmers, herders’ clashes in the country to insincerity on the path of the federal government in dealing with the challenges. The senator called on the federal government to ban cattle movement across the country in order to tackle the challenge, expressing disappointment Read More

Youth parliament wants presidency ceded to north central

August 2, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The North Central Youth Parliament has demanded that the presidential ticket be consensually ceded to the North Central region by all political parties. Speaking during the inaugural sitting which held in Ilorin, Kwara state, the newly elected Speaker, Honourable Jeremiah Friday Ohomah while addressing the issue of insecurity ravaging the North Central zone and youth inclusiveness in politics urged President Read More

Herdsmen invade farmland, hold farmers hostage in Delta community

July 29, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

There was tension in Obiaruku community in Ukwuani local government area of Delta state as Fulani herdsmen allegedly chased farmers out of their farmlands and held some hostage in the bush. It was gathered that the herdsmen invaded the community and seized some farmer in their farmland last week Saturday. The development has left the community in a state of Read More

Staple food prices soar above reach of average Nigerians

July 20, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

In spite of efforts by the various arms of government to drive agriculture, the burden of feeding an average family is weighing down on homes as prices of ‘everyday’ food like tomatoes, eggs and rice have hit the ceiling. Analysts are amazed that, not even the effort of the apex bank in rice farming guaranteed availability of the staple. John Read More

Ortom flags off distribution of improved seedlings to farmers

June 25, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday flagged off distribution of improved seedling and crops to farmers, especially those affected by herdsmen attacks. Performing the ceremony at the headquarters of Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Makurdi, Governor Ortom said the seedlings and crops were high yielding and drought tolerant ones that could meet international demands. He stated that Read More

Plateau: Assailants kill 2 herders in Ganawuri – Police

June 10, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

The Plateau state Police Command has confirmed the killing of two herdsmen at a local community in Riyom local government area of the state. Chairman of Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Malam Nuru Abdullahi, also confirmed the killing, adding that one herder was still missing. The Police spokesman, ASP Ubah Ogabah, said it is a sad development Read More

Killings: Ebonyi indigenes call for change in security tactics

June 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

Following the report of recent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Odoke, Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in Izhi, Ebonyi Local Government Area, an Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has blamed governor Dave Umahi, for the continued killings in the state. The Ebonyi indigenes said the recent attack is considered the highest number casualties in the South-east region Read More

Women to Buhari: Prevail on herders to cease fire on Benue killings

May 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Women in Benue code-named Concerned Mothers on Monday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the nation and caution herdsmen to stop the killings in the state. The women led by Mrs. Rebecca Apedzan, a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Benue, who addressed a press conference in Makurdi, lamented the worsening security situation in the country allegedly being perpetrated by Read More

Group tackles Malami over opposition to open grazing ban

May 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The coalition of Ethnic Nationalities of Nigeria has berated the nation’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice,  Abubakar Malami for his opposition to the banning of open grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the southern part of the country.The youth groups also accused him of promoting religious division in the country when he should be concerned about the unity and progress Read More

NIS to profile herders entering Nigeria through Niger border

May 27, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said it will henceforth profile herdsmen entering the country at Jigawa, through the border with Niger Republic. NIS Controller in Jigawa, Isma’il Abba, stated this while speaking at the decoration of 58 recently promoted officers. He said the decision was aimed at tackling the annual influx of camels into the state through the common Read More

Breaking: Buhari okays ranching, revival of forest reserves, sets take off date

May 24, 2021 Abdullahi Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed a strong resolve to address the conflicts of herders and farmers in a sustained and lasting manner that should lead to the emergence of a permanent solution to the frequent clashes between them, as well as the associated problem of the gun-wielding “killer herdsmen.” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Read More

@National Dialogue Day: Fr. Ehusani, others slam Malami over ‘provocative comment’ on open grazing, task citizens

May 22, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The founder of Lux Terra Leadership centre, Rev. Fr. George Ehusani, has chided the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, for comparing ban on open grazing to prohibition of spare parts. Fr. Ehusani who spoke on Friday during a town hall meeting to mark 2021 National Dialogue Day in Abuja said such comment from a highly placed government Read More