• Anti-grazing law: You must apologize to Fayose‎ – PDP youths tell herdsmen

    Anti-grazing law: You must apologize to Fayose‎ – PDP youths tell herdsmen

    The Youth Leader, Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Rotimi Adekola, has condemned the threat issued by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) against Governor Ayodele Fayose over the seizure of five cows belonging to its members for contravening the state anti-grazing law.

    The PDP Youth leader said the threat was a flagrant debasement of the country’s federal system of government, which conferred legitimacy on the 36 federating states to enact laws for peaceful co-existence […]

  • Herdsmen to sue Ekiti over anti-grazing law

    Herdsmen to sue Ekiti over anti-grazing law

    A group of herdsmen has decided to challenge the legality of “Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill” signed into law by Governor Ayodele Fayose on Monday.

    In an interview yesterday in Oke-Ako, Ikole local council, the herdsmen said they had instructed their lawyer to study the new law and challenge those aspects they considered inimical to the survival of their cattle and their continued stay in the state.

    The concerned herdsmen who pleaded for anonymity said they were surprised that all their […]

  • Anti-grazing law: You can’t charge us for terrorism – Herdsmen tell Fayose

    Anti-grazing law: You can’t charge us for terrorism – Herdsmen tell Fayose

    Counsel to Fulani herdsmen in Ekiti State, Mr. Umar Imam, has condemned the anti-grazing law signed into law on Monday by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

    The herdsmen, through their counsel, said the House of Assembly has no power to charge erring members of the association with terrorism for carrying light weapons.

    Imam, acting for the Jamu Nate Fulbe Association of Nigeria, a body of Fulani herdsmen, said herdsmen who carried light weapons like cutlasses, knives, catapult and arrows within the time stipulated by […]