YCE, Adams, Adeniran, farmers flay Buhari over grazing route recovery
The Yoruba elders, under the aegis of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, yesterday
FG shortlists 21 states for pilot grazing reserves
To kick-start the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the Federal Government has sanctioned the establishment of grazing reserves in the 19 northern states and two others in the South West – Oyo
Opposition fuelling tension over grazing land in Edo, says Obaseki
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has accused his political opponents in the last gubernatorial election of fuelling the current tension over grazing land in the state.
Open grazing not sustainable, say northern governors
The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) may have been hit by the reality that open grazing is no longer fashionable in modern society...
‘FCT allots N1.3b for grazing reserve without implementation’
The Small Scale Women Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON) has queried the Federal Capital Territory Administration over the continued budgetary allocation for grazing development without any known completion date or level of implementation.
Yoruba youths laud northern leaders’ decision on open grazing in South East
The Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) Worldwide has described the step taken in the South East by the northern leaders, Livestock and Perishable Goods Market Traders and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association to ban herdsmen who do not have families in the region from grazing as commendable.
How Benue became war theatre over open grazing law, by Ortom
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has lamented how the state became a near theatre of war following the passage of its open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment bill 2017. He stated this yesterday while delivering the Professor Miriam Ikejiani-Clark lecture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), saying the Federal Government deployed all its might…
Open grazing ban: Miyetti Allah gives condition, says system primitive
Following the approval of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to ban open grazing across the country, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has given terms and conditions to be met before supporting government’s decision. National Secretary of MACBAN, Baba Usman, said they would only support the development if government’s intention is for the good…
Obaseki bans grazing for three months, sets up special task force
As an interim measure to forestall further killings and destruction of farmlands by suspected herdsmen, Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday announced the banning of grazing of any sort in the vast forests and farmlands around Odighi, Owan, Odigwete communities in Ovia North East local council area. Besides, the governor also banned all illegal cattle markets in…
Youths ask governors to ban open grazing in South East
Disturbed by the recent attack by suspected herdsmen on Enyanwu Igwe community in Izzi council area of Ebonyi State where four persons were killed and several property destroyed, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has asked South East governors to ban open grazing in Igboland. Rising from a meeting yesterday in Enugu, the group accused the…