Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "farmers"

    EXTRA: Henceforth, cows will be issued birth certificates in Uganda

EXTRA: Henceforth, cows will be issued birth certificates in Uganda

The Ugandan government has made it mandatory for farmers in the country to get birth certificates for their cows.Vincent Ssempijja, the country's minister for agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, announced this on Wednesday.The East African reports that the registration is part of requirements for food exportation to European countries so that food can be traced."They want to know where the [...]

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    Southern leaders on Ruga: FG can’t force violent herders on our communities

Southern leaders on Ruga: FG can’t force violent herders on our communities

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of "deploying federal might" to promote the interest of one ethnic group over others.The group was reacting to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, comment that Ruga settlement proposed by the federal government is not for herders alone.In a statement signed by Yinka Odumakin (south-west); Chigozie Ogbu (south-east); Bassey Henshaw (south-south) [...]

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    Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

Are you a farmer? Here’s how you can access up to $1m loan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a multi-million euro fund which provides loans and equity investments for rural small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), farmers' organisations, agricultural entrepreneurs and rural financial institutions across the globe.The agribusiness capital (ABC) fund launched during IFAD’s annual general council meeting in Rome, Italy, seeks to mobilise 200 million euros from investors [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ll stop importing rice by 2019

Osinbajo: We’ll stop importing rice by 2019

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will stop importing rice by next year.According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said this on Sunday at the palace of Musa Dogonkadai, the Seriki of the Hausa community in Agege, Lagos.He said leaders of those countries help their farmers to expand their farms so that they [...]

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    The abuse of activism

The abuse of activism

THE IFURE ATAIFUREThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT have been doing great work. Nigerians like them and they get positive press for their efforts, which they should do everything possible not to abuse.SERAP has been at the forefront of utilizing the Freedom of Information Act, often dragging recalcitrant government ministries, departments and agencies [...]

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    We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, says the people of the state are still under Boko Haram seige.Elkanemi said this when President Muhammadu Buhari paid him a courtesy call at his palace in Shehuri, Maiduguri, on Thursday.The monarch dismissed claims by security operatives that the ongoing military operations, particularly in some parts of the state and the Lake Chad region, was [...]

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    The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The first approach to solving a security problem is stripping it of all political pretences and nuances. The killings in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and other places should be properly phrased.‎The casual resort to tagging or reducing mass killings or massacres to "farmers-herders clashes‎" is sadism. It mocks the dead and drives a dagger deeper into the wounds of the [...]

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    Lai:  Herdsmen, farmers clash didn’t start yesterday… the first one happened in 1948

Lai: Herdsmen, farmers clash didn’t start yesterday… the first one happened in 1948

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen date back to 1948.The minister said this on Thursday when he received a delegation of permanent secretaries led by Winfred Oyo-Ita, head of the service of the federation.Mohammed said though the misunderstanding is as a result of "an environmental situation", politicians are trying to make gains out of it."The [...]

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    Herdsmen-farmers crisis: A fallout of climate change

Herdsmen-farmers crisis: A fallout of climate change

BY DAVID EMOCHE Herdsmen-farmers’ crisis in Nigeria has left deep wounds in the heart of many. The thought of the hundreds of lives that have been wiped off the face of the earth or the several viable communities deserted in the middle-belt region of the country is black and unbearable. Furthermore, the crushing experience has thrown the entire country into a [...]

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    Sanusi asks Miyetti Allah to expose killer herdsmen

Sanusi asks Miyetti Allah to expose killer herdsmen

Muhammd Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has asked the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), to expose criminal herdsmen among them.Speaking at a national executive council meeting of MACBAN at Minna, Niger state on Sunday, Sanusi said not all herdsman are criminals.The emir said Nigerians should avoid "ethnic profiling" whenever a crime is committed."Nigerians should avoid ethnic profiling [...]

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    Benue pogrom: Dancing on victims’ graves

Benue pogrom: Dancing on victims’ graves

As the nation groped in fuel darkness during the Yuletide season, the Nobel laureate's distraught words perhaps best described the shame and tragedy of it all. The authorities in Abuja would rather indulge in the profanity of buck-passing, lamented Professor Wole Soyinka. That climate of shame would appear to have grown even more inclement and the midnight children of impunity more [...]

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    Farmers ask FG to maintain ban on rice importation

Farmers ask FG to maintain ban on rice importation

Rice farmers have appealed to the federal government to maintain the ban on rice importation, saying this would boost local production.Jamilu Ibrahim, chairman of rice farmers in Daura, Katsina state, said this in an interview with NAN on Monday.He said maintaining the ban would protect farmers and boost local rice consumption in the country.He said the farmers would increase their production capacity [...]

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    Majority of those who went for hajj this year are farmers, says Osinbajo

Majority of those who went for hajj this year are farmers, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says majority of those who went for hajj this year are farmers.Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a pilgrimage to Mecca. All Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime if they can afford to do so.In an interview with Zain Asher, a CNN journalist, the vice-president said farmers could afford [...]

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    Obasanjo urges banks to lower interest rates for farmers

Obasanjo urges banks to lower interest rates for farmers

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged commercial banks to lower interest rates for farmers to enable them to access loans for agriculture.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Niger state investment summit in Minna on Monday, Obasanjo said high interest rate was one of the challenges farmers face.While explaining that it was difficult for  farmers to pay back loans and [...]

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    Understanding farmers-herdsmen conflict and the way forward

Understanding farmers-herdsmen conflict and the way forward

BY ABDULRAHMAN USMAN LEMENigeria has experienced a considerable increase in natural resource conflicts since the early 1990s. The increasing clashes between farmers and pastoralists have recently become worrisome, especially in wetland areas of the middle belt, north central Nigeria. As expected, most media outlets both local and international have cashed in on the stories around the unfortunate conflict with highly [...]

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    FG to sell bag of fertiliser for ‘less than N6,000’

FG to sell bag of fertiliser for ‘less than N6,000’

The federal government will put fertiliser on the market for less than N6,000 per bag, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, has said.Ogbeh reportedly gave the assurance when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Sunday in Abuja.He said that Nigeria and Morocco have signed an agreement for Morocco to supply fertiliser to Nigeria."We’ve just signed [...]

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