Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Friday said the state government would not concede any part of its land for establishment of grazing reserve for herdsmen in the state.
Ortom made this known during the handing-over and inauguration of Daudu Shelter Project for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
The 100 bungalows project was initiated by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the state government and Benue Non-Governmental Organisation Network (BENGONET).
According to reports, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engineer Babachir David Lawal, on Thursday said that the government was going ahead with decision to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country as a solution to the incessant clashes between Fulani Cattle Rearers and Local Farmers.
He made the remark while receiving a delegation of Tabital Pulako Njode Jam Foundation, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Abdul Bali, in Abuja.
Lawal, in a statement by the Director (Press) in the […]
According to reports, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has restated that cattle grazing, begging, street hawking and commercial motorcycle remained banned in the Federal Capital City, Abuja and must be enforced by the security agents.
The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, stated this on Monday in Abuja after an emergency FCT Security Committee meeting.
Bello stressed that the FCT Administration would continue to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that the ban was effective while following all due processes.
He emphasised that […]
A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced one Ali Haruna to two years imprisonment for taking his cows for grazing in a farmland in Ado-Ekiti and destroying crops.
The Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, in his judgment, said the accused was arraigned in his court on Jan 22, 2016 over a two-count charge of wilful and unlawful damage of farm crops at Ago Aduloju in Ado-Ekiti.
The cash crops said to have destroyed by the cows in the farm included cassava, maize, […]
A young Fulani boy who was grazing his cows recently has been caught on camera doing something quite unprecedented.
This young Fulani boy has been caught on camera doing something which has gotten many people both surprised and inspired.
The boy was spotted by one Engineer Sam who took photos.
Engineer Sam posted the photo and story on Facebook where the story has gotten lots of positive feedback.
According to him, the young boy was seen reading a Mathematics text book as the cows […]
The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday conducted a public hearing on a bill seeking restrictions on cattle rearing in the state.
Governor Ayodele Fayose had placed restrictions on movement of cattles in the state following the May 20 night attack on Oke Ako, a town in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, by criminals suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
Two persons died from the attack while three others were rushed to separate private hospitals in Ikole Ekiti and Ado […]
The Youth and Sport Minister, Solomon Dalung, on Friday featured on a one-hour personality Hausa Programme on FRCN Kaduna, during which he canvassed for public support for the Federal Government’s policy on gracing reserve and ranches across Nigeria.
Dalung explained that this is geared towards finding a lasting solution to the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
The Minister said it was surprising that mounting opposition to the programme is coming from Plateau, Benue and Taraba States, which are worse affected by […]
As the controversy surrounding the demarcation of grazing ground for Fulani Cattle rearers in the states by the Federal Government ranges on, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Monday threw more Lights on the controversy.
The Minister on a working visit to Adamawa State told Newsmen at the Palace of the Lamido Adamawa after a courtesy call that the Federal Government has now shelved the issue of grazing fields and has opted for ranches.
According to Ogbeh those states that do […]
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the State. Fayose said those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch.
He said a bill to make movement of cattle from one location to another criminal in the State will soon be sent to the State House of Assembly.
Governor Fayose made this known when he visited Oke-Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of the State that was invaded last Friday by Fulani herdsmen, […]