‘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.
RUGA farm settlements: Fulani herders’ dilemma
The plan by the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish Rural Grazing Area or ‘RUGA’ in the country was met with stiff opposition by some stakeholders in states and communities.
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.
Why we didn’t reject NLTP, by Benue government
Benue State Government has explained that it did not reject the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) because the National Economic Council (NEC), which has the 36 state governors as members, approved it.
Stuck in the mud of mediocrity!
While Nigeria continues to demonstrate a pathetic inability or unwillingness (or both) to transcend such an outdated and debilitating discussion like the refusal of farmers...
RUGA: IPOB accuses Umahi of dispossessing Ebonyi landowners
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has accused Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi of ordering the arrest and detention of Ezza people to dispossess them of their land for the suspended Rural Pastoral Grazing Areas (RUGA) of the Federal Government.
CHC wants FG to explore other means of sustaining cattle rearing
The Christ Holy Church International has urged the Federal Government to abandon its Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy and explore other means of sustaining cattle rearing to avoid hurling the country into crisis.
Stakeholders in Benue State reject FG’s livestock transformation plan
Benue stakeholders, made up of the traditional institution, the church, socio-cultural organisations, the academia and civil society, yesterday rejected...
South, Middle Belt forum faults PDP BoT chairman on RUGA
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) have lampooned Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Walil Jubril over his stance on the suspended Federal Government’s Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) settlement policy.