National livestock plan is RUGA in disguise, Nigerians warn
Nigerians have knocked the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for re-introducing the infamous RUGA scheme through the back door in the name of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).
Ganduje receives report on RUGA settlements, says project on course
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities. Ganduje stated this on Saturday in Kano while receiving the report on the establishment of Ruga and Milk Market in Kano State.
Northern governors adopt national livestock policy, move against Almajiri, insecurity
The Northern States Governors Forum yesterday rose from an emergency meeting in Kaduna, adopting the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) as a system that would engender modernisation of pastoral activities.
Amid protest, Osinbajo launches livestock project in Adamawa
The protest in Gongoshi village of Mayo-Belwa council area of Adamawa notwithstanding, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday inaugurated the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in the state.
‘Ranching or RUGA, economic activity of rearing cattle requires defined space’
It is not surprising for us in Nigeria, when things are misunderstood. Many people find it strange when I say RUGA is not a Fulani word, but an acronym that was created by colonial masters.
‘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.
Farmers, professionals seek policy coordination, cheaper loans as new minister assumes duties
As the government reluctantly realises the inevitability of shifting the paradigm from the crude oil-based economy to a more diversified one, agriculture constantly comes to the radar as a sector having the most feasible potentialities for Nigeria.
Cattle ranches of old now in limbo
Over the years, nomadic livestock production in the country has been impeded by a series of challenges, due largely to the declining availability of pasture, overgrazing and the expanding...
Sambisa as a RUGA: Leveraging tourism in Nigeria
The first and only time I visited Calabar, the Cross River State capital was over eight years ago as head, Voice of Nigeria Training Centre to attend the Conference of Head of Training Institutions in Nigeria.....
Ogun State’s world-class cattle ranch is not RUGA
When the Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun said sometimes ago that the state was planning to have a world-class cattle ranch and an abattoir, what erupted from the good gesture was the noise of “RUGA”, to my disbelieve, the governor had a good intention, not the type of ranch where herdsmen will have a field day to trample on our farms.