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

Buhari’s cow routes gazette doesn’t exist, grazing ban stays, say states

Ondo, Delta, Cross River, Enugu, Benue and Akwa Ibom state governments on Sunday faulted the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the existence of a gazette, which marked out grazing routes for cattle across the country. Officials of the state governments, who stated this in separate interviews with The PUNCH, also insisted on the ban on open grazing despite the President’s opposition to it. Recall … Continue reading Buhari’s cow routes gazette doesn’t exist, grazing ban stays, say states

No Grazing Routes In Bayelsa, Diri Replies Buhari

Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the state will not resuscitate any grazing route in order to check herders/farmers clashes. Diri, who was reacting to the recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for states to revive cattle grazing routes across the country, explained that Bayelsa would not consider such an idea after prohibiting open grazing. Speaking during a media chat in Yenagoa on … Continue reading No Grazing Routes In Bayelsa, Diri Replies Buhari

Fulani Herdsmen attack: Buhari blasts South West Governors for not securing their states

“Two South West Governors came to me to say cattle rearers are destroying farms in their states, I asked them what happened to the grassroot security panels from Traditional Rulers to Local Governments who meet regularly to identify the root of their problems and identify crooks within their environment and apprehend the criminals? Who destroyed this system? Go back and fix it, give your people … Continue reading Fulani Herdsmen attack: Buhari blasts South West Governors for not securing their states

Buhari backs open grazing, asks AGF to recover land for herdsmen converted by farmers in the South

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has given approval to the return of the open grazing practised during the 1st Republic where herdsmen used designated grazing routes to move their cattle to several parts of the country. To this end, the President said he had asked the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to begin the process of recovering land from persons who have … Continue reading Buhari backs open grazing, asks AGF to recover land for herdsmen converted by farmers in the South

NYSC signs MoU with NALDA to boost Agric productivity

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority to boost food production in the country. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim during the signing of the MoU at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday, commended NALDA for recently training sixty-eight Corps Members as Soil Doctors and Extension Service Workers. He also lauded … Continue reading NYSC signs MoU with NALDA to boost Agric productivity

Oyo to launch Anti-Open Grazing Task Force in eight weeks – Makinde

….promises continuous engagement on budgets, development Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared that his administration will within the next six to eight weeks launch a Task Force to implement the ban on open grazing in the state. The governor, who stated this in Ogbomoso during a Town Hall meeting in commemoration of the second anniversary of the government, held at the Soun Ogunlola … Continue reading Oyo to launch Anti-Open Grazing Task Force in eight weeks – Makinde