political notes Abia State Government has said it will establish modern grazing reserves as part of efforts to address the recurring conflicts between rural communities and herdsmen in the state. The government said the reserves, to be run as a business on a Public Private Partnership basis, would be equipped with modern facilities, with the herdsmen being made to pay fees for using the facilities. The Abia State model is a brilliant method for dealing with the bloody and destructive clashes between communities and cattle breeders. This problem has become dangerously widespread and incessant, and the federal and state governments must address themselves to it. Much as Nigerians need beef, the country really must control herders and their cattle and not allow them run roughshod over other people’s lives and livelihoods. What the Abia State government has proposed is, certainly, a neater approach compared with the House of Representatives’ suggestion for the establishment of grazing routes in the six geopolitical zones of the country. The lower chamber’s model would merely intensify the current archaic and problematic system of wandering carelessly with cattle from one part of the country to the other.
As the November 16 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State draw closer, the question agitating the minds of many political observers and lovers of Anambra State is who will succeed Governor Peter Obi? The titanic battles that Governor Obi waged to reclaim and retain his electoral mandate is still fresh in people’s minds and the question […]
President Goodluck Jonathan left Abuja last night for Germany en-route Paris, France where he is scheduled to participate in a summit on Peace and Security in Africa. About 50 heads of state and government are expected to participate in the Elysee Palace Summit which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France. […]
A Delta State High Court at Ughelli has convicted two persons for gang-raping a 17-year old girl after robbing her parents of valuables, and thereby sentenced them to life imprisonment. In 2007, the convicts namely: Ernest Steve, 30, and Jerry Godwin, 29 broke into the apartment of a 17-year-old girl’s parents at Young Africa Close, […]