Reflections on cattle ranching

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The intractable herder-farmer conflict got us scratching our heads for solutions and of course, they came in thick and fast on the strength of the threat the issue poses to the country. Finally, an overarching livestock reform initiative under the banner of National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) was unveiled and hardly had Nigerians put a handle to it than a Read More

Benue anti grazing law: Successes, compliance and challenges so far

November 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s nearly three years since anti grazing law came into effect in Benue state. JOHN SHIAONDO writes on implementation so far. In 2017, Benue state government consistent with its constitutional powers enacted anti open grazing and ranches establishment law which seeks to prohibit open rearing of livestock.The law also provided for the establishment of ranches in line with global best Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Herders to register cattle with N20, 000 in Anambra

October 22, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Barely two weeks to Anambra state November 6 poll, Governor Willie Obiano has signed into law a bill to prohibit and abolish open and nomadic cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in the state. Obiano, while signing the bill into law in Awka, on Friday, stated that the law was not targeted at any ethnic nationality, but aimed at 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

No Image

In Ogun, Abiodun signs anti-open grazing bill into law

September 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Thursday, signed into law the Bill to regulate animal grazing and establishment of Cattle ranching in the state. Abiodun, who assented to the bill during a Security Council meeting in the State Secretariat at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, called on the security agencies to swing immediately into action and enforce provisions of the law. He Read More

Akeredolu assents to bill establishing Ondo Security Trust Fund

September 28, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

To strengthen the security system in Ondo state, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has signed a bill for the establishment of the state Security Trust Fund into law. A statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, indicated that signing the bill into law will further consolidate the efforts of the governor on securing the lives and property of people of Read More

2023: Real reason Northern govs rejected power shift to the South

The debate around the zoning of the presidency ahead of the 2023 elections continued Monday with the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) condemning their southern counterparts over their stance on power shift. The NSGF’s position was reached at the end of its meeting with traditional rulers from the region in Kaduna. Reading the 11-point resolution at the end of the Read More

Open grazing law: We’re not after anybody – Akeredolu

September 16, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has reiterated his administration’s resolve to protect the lives and property of citizenry in the state. Speaking in Akure, Ondo state capital, while receiving the pastorate of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry led by the state Overseer, Pastor Jacob Asubiojo, Akeredolu noted that the efforts made on Amotekun Security Corps and the outlawing Read More

Breaking: Like in Ondo, Osun governor signs anti-grazing bill into law

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has signed into law the bill seeking ban on open grazing in Osun state. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor Ismail Omipidan disclosed this in Osogbo, the state capital. Osun state Assembly had passed the bill to regulate animal grazing and establishments of cattle ranches and other related matters. Details loading…

Open grazing law: MACBAN fueling hatred-Otorm’s spokesman

September 12, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Chief Press Secretary to Benue state governor, Tever Akase has described secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Baba Usman Ngelzarma, as among those fuelling bitter emotions and hatred among pastoralists to embark on killing spree of farmers in Benue state and other parts of the country. The MACBAN national secretary had during an interview on Channels Read More

Breaking: Like Ondo, Lagos assembly passes anti-open grazing bill

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

From Lagos comes a report that the Lagos state House of Assembly on Thursday passed passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state. Also, the state assembly passed Value Added Tax (VAT) on the same day. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they were read the third time. Read More

No going back on anti-open grazing law, Akeredolu tells Miyetti Allah

September 9, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has condemned the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for asking the federal government and the National Assembly to stop the implementation of anti-open grazing law enacted in the state. The governor in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties & Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said Akeredolu described the threat 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

Enugu passes anti-open grazing bill

September 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu State House of Assembly Thursday joined other state assemblies in the South East to pass into law the anti-open grazing bill. The bill which is for a Law to Prohibit Open Grazing, Regulate Cattle Ranching and for Connected Purposes was passed at the House sitting following the consideration of the report of the public hearing, presented by the Chairman, Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the 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

Open grazing violates Oyo law – Gov Makinde

June 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state said Tuesday that open grazing is now illegal across the 33 local government areas of the state. The governor stated this while speaking during a Town Hall meeting held at the Soun Ogunlola Hall Oja-Igbo, Ogbomoso. He said to ensure strict compliance with the ban on open grazing in the state, his administration will Read More

Global community and peaceful transition in Chad

May 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, in Abuja called on the international community to support Chad to conclude its ongoing transition from military to democratic governance in a peaceful manner within the set time of 18 months.The President spoke at the opening of the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) convened to 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

Northern youth leaders back calls for ban on open grazing

May 23, 2021 Editor 0

A frontline coalition of Arewa groups, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has backed the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum, banning open grazing in their states. National Chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, stated this at a press conference in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on May 22, 2021 after the 27th annual delegates conference. The group however, lamented the 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

Grazing ban: Miyetti Allah urges govts to provide reserves with amenities

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has endorsed calls for a ban on open grazing, but urged the federal and state governments to provide grazing reserves with necessary infrastructure and social amenities.  The governors from the Southern part of the country recently called for a ban on open grazing, and this was supported by their Northern counterparts and Read More