Nigeria’s divergent tales of fishermen and herdsmen
In Nigeria, two important traditional food and agricultural occupations face existential threats.
Stop aiding Boko Haram, Borno Govt warns fishermen
The Borno Government has warned fishermen and fish merchants against aiding Boko Haram insurgents so as to fast-track successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign. The state Governor, Kashim Shettima, gave the warning during the hand-over of seven trucks seized by the military to the state government at Maimalari Cantonment on Wednesday in Maiduguri. The trucks…
Army rescues 700 farmers, fishermen from Boko Haram captivity
The Nigerian Army says no fewer than 700 farmers and fishermen in the Lake Chad region have regained freedom from Boko Haram terrorists. It said this followed a successful operation by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast. A statement yesterday by Deputy Director, Public Relations, 8 Division, Colonel Timothy Antigha, said the terrorists…
Fishermen seek Buhari’s intervention in pending compensation
Artisanal fishermen operating in the Atlantic coastline have urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention to ensure payment of the outstanding oil spill compensation at the Qua Iboe oil fields.
168,000 fishermen, 350 Delta, Bayelsa communities affected by Bonga spill
THE Bonga 2011 oil spill incident from an offshore oil field operated by Shell Nigeria Production and Exploration Company (SNEPCO) affected 168,000 victims in 350 communities in Delta and Bayelsa. The Paramount Ruler of Olobia Community Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Council of Bayelsa Chief Howells Levi, said on Monday in Yenagoa that the oil…