Divisions in the country being pushed to near-breaking point by RUGA settlement controversy
From cattle colonies to RUGA settlements in every state of the federation From what we know of the cattle colony scheme, based on a presentation by the then Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Audu Ogbe, the cattle colony scheme is not a scheme for the settlement of Fulani herdsmen. Here is what he said in his…
The new industry seizing Nigeria’s youth
In 1865 a month after America’s civil war ended the abolitionist and former slave, Frederick Douglass posed this question “In what new skin will the old snake come forth? That question remains a metaphor reading from how blacks are being treated in America. In Nigeria, the youth helped the ruling government in 2015 (then as…
Farmers to pay five percent interest rate on government loans
The Nigerian Government said local farmers would pay five per cent interest rate for loans collected through the reforming of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). Agriculture and rural development minister, Audu Ogbe who spoke at Town Hall meeting on Agriculture in Dutse, Jigawa State, said the interest rate was part of government plans to ensure…
Democracy without good political parties?
Because we now enjoy a culture of low expectation in the most populous black nation on earth, we appear to be looking the other way while our leaders at all levels merely converge every week...
Governor Bello and politics of cattle colony in Kogi State
Because of misgivings about the proposal to establish cattle colonies as solution to incessant violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farming communities across Nigeria...
NASU vows to sustain strike in research institutions over unpaid N9 billion arrears
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has vowed to sustain the on-going strike action in the research and development institutions across the country.
Cocoa farmers accuse FG of procuring substandard inputs
Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), has accused the Federal Ministry of Agriculture of procuring substandard agricultural inputs for the farmers, thereby causing great havoc for the agric produce.
Government working on feeding 450m in 2050, says Ogbeh
In ten years time oil and gas may cease to be the major foreign exchange earner for this country. We have notices from China and India who are the biggest buyers of our crude, and the biggest consumers of fuel.
Federal Government approves N26 billion to pay debt owed DISCOs by MDAs
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N26 billion to facilitate the payment of accumulated debt owed electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) for power consumed by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).