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.
The national leadership of the Labour Party (LP) yesterday declared support for re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan come 2015. The national leaders who stormed Abeokuta, the state capital for unity rally of the party included the National executives led by Chief Dan Nwanyawu; Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; and former Ogun State governor, […]
While a cross section of Nigerians have continued to vilify what they term as the ineptitude of the Nigerian Military in the face of rising security challenges, the Abuja Family of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' (BBOG), has chosen to encourage them for their resoluteness in the face of danger. This statement which was […]
The leadership disagreement in the All Progressives Grand Alliance has been resolved in favour of the incumbent National Chairman, Chief Maxi Okwu. The recent letter by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke dated 2nd April 2014, to Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim […]