Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Cattle colonies"

    Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, has denied the reports that the state is planning to establish cattle colonies.Obaseki made this known in a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, his special adviser on media and communication strategy.He accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "spreading lies" that his administration had entered into an agreement on the deal.“Our attention has been drawn to [...]

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    Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says there's no space for cattle colonies in his state.The federal government had proposed the establishment of cattle colonies to help nip the menace of herdsmen killings in the bud.But like some of his colleagues, the governor said he has no intention of carving out any portion of the state for the cattle colony initiative of [...]

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    No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says there is no land for cattle colonies in the state.The governor said this on Tuesday when he received members of D-Source Connect Group in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.The federal government had proposed cattle colonies as a measure to end the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers/communities in the country.But some states, including Benue where [...]

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    Nigerians in London protest herdsmen killings

Nigerians in London protest herdsmen killings

Nigerians on Monday stormed the high commission in London to protest herdsmen killings across the country.The protesters were armed with banners which read 'stop blood thirsty Fulani herdsmen now', 'they can't kill us all.'They also chanted, 'Buhari must go', 'Buhari enough is enough'.One of the protesters simply identified as Chidikali said they do not want the establishment of cattle colonies.He wondered [...]

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    Niger Delta youth demand ‘oil and gas colony’

Niger Delta youth demand ‘oil and gas colony’

The Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF) has asked the federal government to establish an oil and gas colony in the region.Speaking at the inauguration of the Bayelsa state chapter of PANDLEAF in Yenagoa on Saturday, Richard Akinaka, president of the forum, said if the government wants colony for cattle, the Niger Delta people also need one for oil and gas.The government [...]

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    Cattle colonies will start next week, says FG

Cattle colonies will start next week, says FG

The federal government says from next week, work will commence on establishing cattle colonies across the country.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, who disclosed this when he visited the agriculture and veterinary complex of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, made it clear that states which are not interested in the idea would be exempted.Following killings orchestrated by herdsmen [...]

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    Benue: Of cattle colonies, ranching and grazing routes

Benue: Of cattle colonies, ranching and grazing routes

BY ROMMY MOMGrowing up on the Plateau, in the 80s, the yearly tradition was to see Herdsmen arrive on the rocky plains just before the rains, setting up their huts. They would daily graze their cattle in non-farming areas down the plains. As the rains dried up the Fulanis would demolish those dwellings and move on. There absolutely was no [...]

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    Ortom: Other states may have land for cattle colonies — NOT Benue

Ortom: Other states may have land for cattle colonies — NOT Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says his state does not have land for cattle colonies.Ortom said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after he and Benue leaders held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.The establishment cattle colonies has been seen as an option to prevent clashes between herders and farmers.But the governor said other states [...]

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