Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "farmers"

    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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    If not for cassava, hunger would have ‘killed many people’

If not for cassava, hunger would have ‘killed many people’

Cassava farmers who participated in the weed management project organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, have said that cassava farming saved them from hunger and death.According to Godwin Atser, IITA communication specialist, the farmers made the comment in Ibadan on Wednesday.Aster said Julius Kpenkpen, a farmer whose farm is located in Benue state, said he and [...]

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Beyond the killings: Untold stories of farmer’s barn invasion in Niger

BY MERCY ABANG In Sabondaga, a small village of predominantly farmers in Niger state, many of the locals are still counting their losses following the invasion of Fulani herdsmen. The attacks have continued even as concerns remain unabated over the possibility of unprecedented hunger and famine in Nigeria as a result of drought, conflicts and economic instability.One of them is 55-year old yam [...]

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    18 Taraba farmers hacked to death in ‘undercover attack’

18 Taraba farmers hacked to death in ‘undercover attack’

At least 18 farmers are believed to have been hacked to death by unknown assailants at Dan-anacha in Gassol local government area of Taraba in the early hours of Sunday.The killings are one of the series of bloody attacks in the state.Most of the farmers were killed on their farms.David Misal, the state police public relations officer, who confirmed the [...]

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    Kaduna records fresh outbreak of bird flu

Kaduna records fresh outbreak of bird flu

A fresh outbreak of bird flu has been recorded in a small farm in Kaduna state.Dahiru Abdullahi, an information officer in the ministry of agriculture and forestry development, made the disclosure to NAN on Friday.Abdullahi said the virus was detected two weeks ago at farm situated in Kujama, Chikun local government area of the state.He, however, said that the situation had [...]

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    Kaduna govt vows to punish perpetrators of communal clashes

Kaduna govt vows to punish perpetrators of communal clashes

The Kaduna state government has vowed to mete out corresponding punishment on perpetrators of communal clashes in order to serve as deterrent to others planning to foment trouble.Barnabas Bantex, deputy governor of the state, gave the warning on Friday while speaking with reporters in Kafanchan.Bantex had attended a reconciliation meeting between farmers and herdsmen.The meeting was organised by Community Peace [...]

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    Agric Ministry registers 2.5 million farmers in the north-east

Agric Ministry registers 2.5 million farmers in the north-east

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed that it has registered 2.5 million farmers in North-East zone as part of measures to leverage the nation’s agricultural transformation agenda.The ministry’s regional director, north-east, Alhaji Arabi Mohammed, made the disclosure at the opening of the zone’s regional meeting of state directors in Jalingo today.Mohammed declared that more than 1.5 million of [...]

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