OSINBAJO MEETS MAMBILLA STAKEHOLDERS IN TARABA

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday charged governments and leaders in the country to provide security and food for the people, saying those are the pressing need of the citizens. “Our people already have enough problems as it is, and the most important thing for our people is the security of lives and property and food on their tables,” Osinbajo said at a meeting with government officials and community leaders as part of efforts at resolving the lingering dispute between farmers and herders in Mambilla Plateau. The meeting held at the…

Read More

HERDSMEN TURN ABUJA NATIONAL STADIUM TO GRAZING FIELD

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Fulani herdsmen have  converted  the National Stadium, Abuja,  into a fertile land for cattle pasture  as weeds overtake the package B section of  the $360m  facility. Our correspondent,  who visited the stadium  on Tuesday,  saw  tall grasses in almost every part of the complex. Fresh and dried cow   dung could be seen on the asphalt within the complex showing that the animals regularly graze on the grasses  at the stadium. The security officials manning the  gate blamed the sports ministry  for the deterioration in the condition of…

Read More

EDO ASSEMBLY BILL THAT SEEKS TO GIVE LAND TO HERDSMEN COMES UNDER ATTACK FROM STATE GOVT, NBA AND CAN

​The bill ​before the Edo House of Assembly to establish the Edo State Control of Nomadic Cattle Rearing/Grazing Law ​has been rejected by the state government​. The bill​, ​which has scaled through second reading​, ​was also rejected by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)​, among others. T​he​ stakeholders declared their opposition on Thursday at the public hearing organised by the House of Assembly. Governor Godwin Obaseki said he was not aware of the bill​​.​ ​Obaseki,​ represented by Solicitor General, Ministry…

Read More