Ogbeh, others urge creation of ranches to end herders-farmers clashes
Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, yesterday declared that ranches remained the only panacea if the government was desirous to end the farmers-herders clashes across the country. Ogbeh, who briefed State House correspondents along with Governor Simon Lalong after a meeting of the Committee on National Food Security at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday said that…
Why shortage of beef may persist
The rising cost of beef, with over 25 per cent price increase in the last one-year, has forced many to seek alternatives.Despite the fact that a good number of Nigerians have cut down on beef intake, it is still beyond the reach of those who still have it as part of their menu.
Thailand says Nigeria responsible for collapse of its rice mills
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh says Thailand has accused Nigeria of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills following the drastic fall in rice importation from the country.
Fulani herdsmen and (il)logic of self-defence
It is now over two weeks since President Muhammadu Buhari ordered security operatives to arrest and prosecute illegal arm-bearers.
Count Urhobo out of cattle colony, says Omo-Agege
The senator representing Delta Central in the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege, has cautioned the Federal Government against including Urhobo and the entire senatorial district in its cattle colony project.
Cattle colonies best option to end killings, Ogbeh insists
Despite outcries against the Federal Government’s cattle colony policy, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has insisted that the initiative remains the best option to ending farmers-herdsmen conflict in the country.
FG seeks scientists’ advice on genetically modified organisms
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on the acceptability or otherwise of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
No plan to seize lands over cattle colonies, Audu Ogbeh clarifies
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has clarified that the Federal Government’s cattle colony initiative is not meant for the Fulani to colonise any territory, but rather provide a safe haven for animals to graze under a controlled environment....
Ogbeh identifies agric varsities as stimulus for economic diversification, food security
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has identified universities of agriculture as stimuli for economic diversification, food and nutrition security that can bail the country out of its current food insecurity.