Miyetti Allah refutes media reports about ownership of Nigeria

June 8, 2020 Baba Yusuf 0

The national president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has refuted news reports making the rounds in the social media that the association wants to set Nigeria on fire. Bodejo in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja Monday stated that the allegation on Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, in the news report Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello reverses lockdown in Kabba-Bunu LGA, affirms Kogi is Covid-19 free

Governor Yahaya Bello a while ago reversed lockdown order in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi state after three days. Bello announced this in a state wide broadcast a while ago on Friday. He said lifting the lockdown became necessary after samples taken from the LGA returned negative. The governor, however, insisted that the state remains COVID-19-free in spite of Read More

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Ilorin court remands herder for kidnapping 15-year-old boy

March 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a herdsman, Muhammodu Muhammodu, at Oke-Kura correctional centre, Ilorin for allegedly kidnapping a 15 -year-old boy, Solihu Mohammed for N1 million ransom. The defendant is facing trial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping. The Magistrate, Bola Baraje adjourned the case till March 26 for further mention.  Earlier, Read More

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Army chief promises to improve security situation in Delta

March 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

With the establishment of 63 Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Asaba, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai has promised that the security situation in the state will improve tremendously. The army chief said the strategic position of the state with the  sea borders make it imperative for the setting up of the 63 brigade. Buratai, who stated Read More

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Insecurity: Presidency too weak to prevent dangers in the land – PDP

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 South-west chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday said the federal government is “weak and effeminate in preventing insecurity and bringing to justice rampaging killer-herdsmen attacking people across the country.” SW PDP in a statement signed by its zonal publicity secretary, Mr  Ayo Fadaka made available to newsmen in Ibadan also  called on governors of the six states to Read More

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Herdsmen kill 2 in Zangon Kataf

January 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Armed herdsmen reportedly killed two young girls and injured one in Gora Gan community of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state Friday 17, January 2020.  Reports said the armed herdsmen visited the Gora Gan community market during the day but did not buy anything, only to come back at night to shoot randomly and killed the two girls, Read More

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Ekiti police arrest 3 ‘herders’ for highway robbery

January 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Ekiti state police command on Friday disclosed that it had arrested three out of five suspected herdsmen who allegedly barricaded the highway and robbing commuters of their possessions. Those arrested were Usman Ibrahim, Ali Salisu and Sidikia Manbagri. The bandits were alleged to have mounted roadblock on Usho Road in Ise Ekiti, in Ise/Orun council area of the state Read More

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Grazing law: Fulani association drags Oyo govt, 2 others to court

January 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Fulani herders in Oyo state under the aegies of Gah Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria have dragged Oyo state government and two others to court over the recently passed Anti Open grazing law in the state. Others joined in the suit by the Gah Allah Fulani Development Association are the Oyo state House of Assembly and the Oyo state Read More

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World Bank, NAPRI train herders on pasture production

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The World Bank, in partnership with the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) through its project in the country, Agro-Processing, Production Enhancement Support Project (APPEALS) has trained over 150 herdsmen on pasture production in Kaduna. The participants were drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state. In an interview with journalists shortly after the opening ceremony held at Read More

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Police arrest 2 over ‘murder, cattle rustling’

November 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kaduna state Police Command has arrested two people over alleged murder and cattle rustling in Kafachan area command, while they recovered three cows and a motorcycle, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo has said. In a statement released on Friday, DSP Yakubu said, “on 14/11/2019 at about 0300hrs, a case of cattle rustling and culpable homicide Read More

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Close borders on foreign killer herders, Ortom tells FG

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Monday called on the federal government to close borders and monitor foreign herdsmen who come to cause trouble in the country. Ortom, who said this when he was at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi to visit Mrs. Grace Zeku whose hand was cut off by herdsmen while on farm in Guma, noted that Read More

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We’ve no RUGA settlement in Ebonyi – Govt

October 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state government Tuesday debunked  the rumours in some quarters that it has established RUGA settlement in the state. It was alleged that herders on Saturday night invaded Hausa community in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi state. The herders, according to reports, were made up of men, women, children and youth, which put fear in the residents of Read More

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Minister advocates improved livestock production

September 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono has advocated the need for improved livestock production in the country by the Animal Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science. The minister made this case Tuesday during the opening ceremony of the 8th Animal Science Association of Nigeria and Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (ASAN NIAS) Read More

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Group urges FG to suspend RUGA settlement

September 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

A group, Conscience Group of Nigeria has appealed to the federal government to discard RUGA settlement. The group also decried alleged treasonable comments by secessionist agitators threatening the sovereignty of the nation. In a Communique signed by its Chairman, Humphrey Areghan, and Secretary Remi Yusufu at the end of its second quarter meeting in Benin City, the Edo state, they Read More

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Tambuwal performs foundation laying rites for Zamfara RUGA

September 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state Wednesday laid the foundation for RUGA settlement project at Ranji and Sakida grazing reserves in Maradun local government area of Zamfara to be executed by the state government. Speaking shortly after laying the foundation of the project, Governor Tambuwal described the initiative of Governor Bello Matawalle as a welcome development as it will Read More

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We’ll flush out bad elements from South west – Fulani Association

August 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

National President of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDA), Alhaji Sale Bayari has promised that  the association will flush out all  criminal elements in Fulani settlements throughout the South west states. Alhaji Bayari stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the secretariat of the Oyo state NUJ correspondents’ chapel, Mokola on the insecurity in the region. The national president of Read More

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Fulani group commends Abdulsalami’s peace initiative

August 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Fulani initiative for peace and orientation, Miyetti Allah Wallidira, has commended the peace initiatives of former president, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. Its national chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Musa Ardo, gave the commendation in Abuja Friday. Ardo said leaders like Abubakar and other stakeholders that took their time to serve the country in order to find solutions for peace should not be Read More

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How to handle the Ruga debate

July 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

In recent times the social media has been awash with messages on the proposed plan by the federal government to establish Ruga settlements in Nigeria. From what I’ve read, the majority seriously kicked against it. Even recently while listening to Wazobia radio, the same topic was discussed, and like the postings on social media, virtually all callers criticised the government Read More

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Ruga: Return home now; NEF, CNGs tell Fulani herders

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and Coalition of the Northern Groups have directed Fulani herders to leave the southern parts of the country for the north where the safety of their lives and properties are guaranteed. The two groups specifically expressed worries that southern leaders openly threatened war against the Fulani herders, hence the need for the herders to return Read More

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Fasoranti dauthter’s death: Fulani Herdsmen lash out on media, fear annihilation attempts

July 14, 2019 Editor 0

Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Mi-Yetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called on security agencies in Nigeria to quickly arrest the current situation where their race is being targeted by some interest groups for annihilation. The appeal is coming on the heels of the allegation that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for Friday’s killing in Ondo State Read More

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Ruga: the steps not taken

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

I would imagine that two things would have happened by now with the suspension of the Ruga, acronym for Rural Grazing Area, plan by President Buhari. One, the temperature generated over the controversy would dip, although the incendiary rhetoric may not necessarily be toned down. Two, it would afford the federal government an opportunity to re-examine the problem it is Read More

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The economics and politics of Ruga

July 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The three words, Ruga, gaa and omua denote the same idea, which is a farm settlement or ranch in the North, South-west and the South-east, respectively. However, the first, Ruga, is deliberately isolated and twisted and made to look controversial, for political purposes. The other two, being Yoruba and Igbo words, are conveniently innocent, although both are in the vocabulary Read More

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Ruga, politics: Lessons for the North

July 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Now President Muhammadu Buhari has succumbed to the pressure; the federal government has suspended its Rural Grazing Area (Ruga) Settlement policy. As the phrase will go on the surface, “no victor, no vanquished”; but in reality it is not. There is much to it than meet the eyes. On Wednesday last week the Buhari administration suspended the  implementation of over Read More

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Why FG is setting up Ruga for Herders across Nigeria – Presidency

July 1, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency said Monday that the Ruga Settlement was designed to address the lingering crisis between herdsmen and farmers in some parts of the country. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency said the programme is targeted at stopping cattle roaming in some parts of the Read More