• FG to build ranches, grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen

    FG to build ranches, grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen

    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 […]

  • Nigeria’s external reserves drop to $24bn

    Nigeria’s external reserves drop to $24bn

    According to the latest data posted on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s website, the country’s external reserves have depleted further to a record-low of $24.8bn.

    The foreign exchange reserves fell by $600m in two weeks before shedding $1bn in four weeks, the CBN statistics showed.

    Specifically, the reserves fell from $25.8bn on August 16 to $24.8bn on September 16. It decreased by $600m from $25.4bn recorded on August 31 to $24.8bn on September 16, the current CBN data revealed.

    The spate of decline […]

  • Marking grazing reserves, cattle routes cannot work in Benue – Governor Ortom

    Marking grazing reserves, cattle routes cannot work in Benue – Governor Ortom

    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said the move to begin remarking of the grazing reserves and stock routes nationwide would not curb the persistent farmers/herdsmen clashes.

    Speaking in Abuja, he said the Federal Government should liaise with its state counterparts to fashion out a roadmap to ranch the herds so that they (herdsmen) would make more money and live better.

    Ortom said: “I can speak for my state. My fear is that now that we are diversifying to agriculture, everywhere […]

  • Abia gov crisis: Aappeal Court reserves judgment on Ikpeazu’s appeal

    Abia gov crisis: Aappeal Court reserves judgment on Ikpeazu’s appeal

    The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Tuesday, reserved its judgment on appeal challenging the removal of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State from office over alleged tax fraud.

    A five-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju, adjourned the matter for judgment after it heard six separate appeals that arose from verdict of the Federal High Court in Abuja that removed Ikpeazu.

    Trial Justice Okon Abang had on June 27, ordered Ikpeazu to immediately […]