Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tag "Cows"

    Coronavirus: Miyetti Allah asks members to shut cattle markets

Coronavirus: Miyetti Allah asks members to shut cattle markets

Bello Bodejo, national president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal, has asked members to shut down cattle markets across the country. According to the Sun newspaper, Bodejo said the decision was taken as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. He asked members of the association to remain in the bush until the pandemic is over. “Let my people [...]

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    EXTRA: Lightning kills 36 cows on Ondo ‘sacred mountain’

EXTRA: Lightning kills 36 cows on Ondo ‘sacred mountain’

At least 36 cows were reportedly struck dead at Oke Owa in Ijare community, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state during the weekend. According to a community source, the cows were killed by lightning shortly after they strayed to a mountain where the monarch of the town makes sacrifices on an annual basis. A resident said Adebamigbe Kokotiri, the monarch, accompanied by his [...]

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    Ortom: We’ve convicted 81 herders who broke grazing law

Ortom: We’ve convicted 81 herders who broke grazing law

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows arrested under the state’s anti-open grazing law. Ortom gave the update in a keynote address at the 2019 annual convention of the Idoma association in New York on Saturday. According to him, the implementation of the law had brought relative peace to the state. “We are [...]

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    EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because the ministry does not want locomotives killing cows. The minister highlighted the complications the federal government has had to deal with in making rail concessions, stating that the concession with General Electric (GE) fell apart after the company was sold its rail [...]

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    Ortom: Over one million cows invaded Benue — despite ongoing army operation

Ortom: Over one million cows invaded Benue — despite ongoing army operation

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says despite the presence of the military in Benue, “over one million” cows have flooded the state. Ortom said this on Monday when he led Paul Enenche, senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, to the cemetery of the 73 persons killed in the state in January. The military recently launched Ayem Akpatuma exercise in seven states, [...]

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    Drama as cows prevent aircraft from landing at Akure airport

Drama as cows prevent aircraft from landing at Akure airport

Some cows invaded the premises of the Akure Airport, Ondo state, on Saturday, preventing an Air Peace flight from landing. The incident, which occurred around 12pm, took those at the airport by surprise. TheCable learnt that it took the intervention of officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other security operatives to clear the runway for safe landing. One of the [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigerian cows are the worst milk producers in the world, says Ogbeh

EXTRA: Nigerian cows are the worst milk producers in the world, says Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, says cows raised in Nigeria are the worst milk producers in the world. Speaking at the 79th anniversary of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos on Thursday, he said Nigerian cows produce far less quantity of milk than their counterparts in other parts of the world. Ogbeh said while cows in other countries could produce [...]

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    Why Melaye asked FCT minister to supervise slaughtering of cows

Why Melaye asked FCT minister to supervise slaughtering of cows

Dino Melaye, chairman of the senate committee on federal capital territory (FCT), has mandated Mohammed Bello, minister of the FCT, to get knives for his men and order them to slaughter cows straying around the city. The lawmaker said the committee had received disturbing complaints from Abuja residents on the menace constituted by herdsmen and their cows. He also suggested the option [...]

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