Umara deploys NSCDC agro-rangers, hunters to implement RUGA
Borno State Governor Babagana Umara has deployed the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) agro-rangers and hunters to implement Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) programme in the state.
RUGA is best option to settle nomads permanently – Bagudu
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the RUGA settlement programme remains the best option for settling nomads in a permanent abode and enhance livestock production in the country.
The RUGA palaver: Adopting Awo’s template as panacea
Ethnographers have cautioned that there are certain lexical items in a language possessing such emotive force as to seem the last word in barbaric dislocation or cynical dis-illusionment. The word “Ruga” appears to fall into this category.
Borno set to key into FG’s RUGA scheme
The Borno Government says it will key into the Federal Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) to curb farmers/herders clash in the state.
What exactly is Buhari saying?
This is not the best of time for politics and politicians with character and self-discipline. This is because politics around the world has become muddy and questionable...
CBN’s forex restriction on milk import and the fear of herders
For policy makers within the bureaucracy of government institutions, one of the most difficult challenges to consider is the shape and character of the public discourse in Nigeria.
‘National Assembly can enact law for establishment of Nomadic Livestock Development Commission’
The federal government recently suspended the planned establishment of RUGA settlements, following public outcry against the policy. In the concept, the government believes that with RUGA, incessant clashes between the herders and local communities, especially in the southern part of the country, would be checked.
Of RUGA, COZA and Abbo
Nigeria is a nation of unending drama. Drama is what keeps us going as a people. Insecurity, unemployment, corruption, decayed infrastructure, ethnicity, tribalism are some of our recurring challenges. But we have learned to live with them. Drama gives us a huge comic relief from our many troubles.
Of herders, farmers and Emefiele’s milk philosophy
Gone are the days when farmers across the country could remember any farming season which ended smoothly without any challenge. Yes, farmers in this part of the clime are used to facing challenges of pest, weeds, wild animals, flood among others before a good harvest.
Lessons from RUGA controversy
Creativity is ‘thinking up new things’, innovation is ‘doing new things’. In any society, there is no shortage of creativity or creative people; what is in short supply are innovators. These scarce people are the ones, who have the know-how, energy, daring and staying, power to implement ideas’—Professor Thomas Riskey Odhiambo.