Katsina Assembly To Meet Masari, 17 Brigade Commander on Monday Over Worsening Insecurity

The Katsina State House of Assembly is to  meet Governor Aminu Bello Masari, 17 Brigade Commander of the Nigerian Army, and other stakeholders on the 5th of July, 2020 over worsening bandits’ attacks, kidnapping, and cattle rustlers in many parts of the State. The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance presented to the House by a member representing Batsari local government in the … Continue reading Katsina Assembly To Meet Masari, 17 Brigade Commander on Monday Over Worsening Insecurity

Nigerians not regretting our Back-to-the -land policy, Buhari tells ex-PM of Ethiopia

The focus on agriculture by the current government is paying off handsomely, and Nigerians are not regretting it, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience former Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe. He added: “We needed to go back to the land, as petroleum could no longer … Continue reading Nigerians not regretting our Back-to-the -land policy, Buhari tells ex-PM of Ethiopia

Ondo Assembly passes anti-Open Grazing, judicial autonomy Bills

Lawmakers in the Ondo State House of Assembly have passed the anti-Open Grazing bill into law. The bill, when signed into law, would help to regulate security, rearing and grazing of livestock as well as establishment of ranches. Other bills passed into law by the lawmakers were for the judicial autonomy and violence against persons. The bills provide for a law to provide for the … Continue reading Ondo Assembly passes anti-Open Grazing, judicial autonomy Bills

FG committed to revamping food systems to ensure a nourished population – Osinbajo

The Federal Government has stated its commitment to revamp the nation’s food systems as a means of ensuring a healthy and nourished population, and also lift Nigerians out of poverty. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo disclosed in Abuja on Tuesday at the National Consolidatory Dialogue, for the UN Food Systems Summit that defining a robust food system would also address the problem of poverty. The … Continue reading FG committed to revamping food systems to ensure a nourished population – Osinbajo

Ortom flags off the free distribution of improved seedlings to Benue farmers

Benue State Government has flagged off the distribution of improved seedlings to farmers in the state as a way of promoting commercial agriculture. Governor Samuel Ortom while flagging off the distribution at the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, on Thursday, harped on the need for the state to engage in aggressive farming to enhance food security and add value to agricultural production for … Continue reading Ortom flags off the free distribution of improved seedlings to Benue farmers

CBN shares 27,000mt of rice paddies to millers

…To crash rice price Following the escalating price of rice in the market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and and the Rice farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) are set to distribute 27,000 metric tonnes of rice paddies directly to millers nationwide on Thursday, June 24. The move to crash the of the staple food, that is fast becoming unaffordable in many homes. According to … Continue reading CBN shares 27,000mt of rice paddies to millers

FG sets up registration portal for 10m farmers

The Federal Government said it has created an online portal to register about 10 million farmers, adding that process will enable it capture their biography, geographical information of their farmlands, crops and volumes of what they produce in the country.   Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the 44th council meeting of the National Council on Agriculture … Continue reading FG sets up registration portal for 10m farmers

Kaduna partners investors for industrial park

Kaduna State partners investors for industrial park, retail and ranching as groundbreaking is done for Green Economic Zone I am delighted to report that amidst our challenges, investors continue to recognise and respond to our clear commitment to partner with the private sector to create the jobs that will help us reduce poverty and accelerate the development of Kaduna State. Today, the Kaduna State Government, … Continue reading Kaduna partners investors for industrial park

Old grazing reserves law applied only to northern states —Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says the Grazing Reserves Act of 1964 which President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is bent on reviving was only applicable to northern Nigeria in the 1960s. He argued that the Grazing Reserves Act of 1964 was not a law of general application because the “Western Region, Mid-Western Region and the Eastern Region had ranches for animal husbandry.” … Continue reading Old grazing reserves law applied only to northern states —Falana

Buhari lacks power to impose open grazing on states —PANDEF

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum has again warned the Federal Government and groups such as the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, against conduct and utterances capable of making the already bad security situation in Nigeria worse than it is. Elder statesman and leader of PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, gave the warning at a media briefing in Abuja, on Monday. He said the President Muhammadu Buhari  lacked … Continue reading Buhari lacks power to impose open grazing on states —PANDEF