Police arrest three herdsmen for killing farmer in Ogun
The Ogun State police command yesterday said it has apprehended three herdsmen for allegedly killing a 40-year-old farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo in Adao village, Alabata area of Odeda local government area of the state.
Open letter to Muhammadu Buhari
I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those residents in Nigeria.
Solving Nigeria’s beef problem
You can kill a cow in Argentina and have the beef eaten in Europe. That is, the beef can travel around 13,000 km from one place to the other to be eaten. This might sound like a simple point but can a cow be killed in Kano today and eaten in Lagos? In the debate about cows, herdsmen, and Rugas
Afenifere Chief’s daughter’s killing: Yoruba youths give MACBAN three days to fish out perpetrators
Following the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by persons suspected to be herdsmen in Ondo State, yesterday, a youth group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA), while expressing shock over the incident, has given Miyetti Allah a three-day ultimatum to fish out the perpetrators of the nefarious act.
We have no land for Ruga, South East governors insist
SouthEast governors have denied allocating any portion of land in the region for the Ruga Fulani herdsmen settlement, even as they promised to tolerate herdsmen who carry out peaceful trade.
Arewa leaders task FG on measures to ameliorate plight of Fulani Herdsmen
The Arewa leaders, under the aegis of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) have called on the Federal Government to immediately initiate measures that will ameliorate the sufferings of the Fulani herdsmen since President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the RUGA policy. According to the northern socio-cultural group, the decision of the government to suspend Ruga is a welcome…
Court dismisses Miyetti Allah suit to stop open grazing prohibition laws
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday struck out a suit filed by Miyetti Allah Kautal. The appeal is challenging the 2017 Open Grazing Prohibition and Establishment Law passed by the Benue State House of Assembly. During the court processes, Miyetti Allah Kautal in its plea sought a restraining order against the Benue…
Clerics berate FG over ‘provocative’ initiative for herdsmen
From Chris Irekamba (Lagos), Inemesit Akpan-Nsoh (Uyo), Joseph Wantu (Makurdi), Charles Ogugbuaja (Owerri) and Oludare Richards (Abuja) Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas D. Okoh, has berated the Federal Government over the proposed initiative for herders. He advised the government to gain the confidence of Nigerians rather than override their…
FG suspends Ruga
The federal government on Wednesday suspended the controversial Rural Grazing Area settlements for herdsmen across the nation. Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State revealed this at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The governor said the reason the planned Ruga was suspended because it was not…
Why we back plan to settle Fulani herders, by governement, ACF
While the controversy rages over its plan to settle herders, the presidency has reeled off reasons why this move has become inevitable. The defence of the scheme, also referred to as Ruga, came from Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.