‘It is now necessary for the government to legalise arm bearing for citizens'
The security situation across the country has become very worrisome. It is now more like the state of nature, whereby the 17th century English philosopher, Thomas Hobbes in his highly celebrated book, Leviathan stated that life was solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Isoko monarch rules out land for cattle colony
The Odiologbo of Oleh Kingdom and Chairman, Isoko Traditional Council, HRM Anthony William Ovrawah Omogha 1, has urged his subjects to be vigilant and report any attacks, saying there was no land for cattle colony in the area. The monarch made his position known while inaugurating chairmen of standing peace committees at his palace in…
Ebonyi denies alleged land donation for cattle colony
The Commissioner for Environment, Chief Donatus Njoku, yesterday refuted a trending report on the social media that Governor David Umahi had donated portions of land for the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colony in Ebonyi State. Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, Njoku described the report as “absolute falsehood and a misrepresentation of the position of governor at…
National issues: The Anglican voice - A word from Primate Nicholas Okoh - Part 1
The carnage inflicted by armed herdsmen in recent times in the country on unarmed and innocent citizens has reached an alarming stage.
FG says it lacks power to create cattle colony
The Federal Government has cited the Land Use Act of 1978 as evidence that he lacks the constitutional power to create cattle colonies across the country, saying that the Act empowers state governors and local government chairmen to control land in their domain.
Kogi donates 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony
Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, yesterday, disclosed that the state government has donated 15,000 hectares of land to support the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colony policy. Bello, who was at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja to submit a letter for the handing over of the 15,000 hectares of land to…
Why cattle colony is not welcome in Igbo land - MASSOB
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, accused the Federal Government of insincerity on the proposed cattle colony policy and called for its rejection by Igbo people. An Australia-based official of MASSOB, Frank Kalu, decried the inability of the Federal Government to stop the massacre of innocent citizens in…
Kogi government, PDP disagree over cattle colony policy
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has flayed Governor Yahaya Bello for buying wholesale into the cattle colony policy of the Federal Government without allegedly consulting widely. In a statement in Lokoja, the state party publicity secretary, Bode Ogunmola, queried why the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration offered land for the project…
Lagos Elders Council kicks against cattle colony proposal
The Lagos Elders Council has rejected cattle colonies proposed by the Federal Government, describing the idea as a time bomb.
Pogrom, ranching and colony
Rancolonitis is a new word you will understand as you read along. Sometimes some experiences come to pass which we lack words to describe but which we love to give a name in order to record for posterity.
Cattle colony, a colonisation agenda of northern oligarchy, says Nwabueze
Elder statesman and Chairman of the Southern Leaders of Thought (SLT), Professor Benjamin Nwabueze, says the proposed cattle colony of the Federal Government is part of colonialisation agenda of the northern oligarchy. In his third article on the state of the nation, the renowned constitutional lawyer said: “To us here in Nigeria, a colony is…