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.
ADO EKITI— A staff nurse at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Mrs Mary Akinniyi, was beaten to pulp by relations of a deceased patient for allegedly applying wrong medication. The deceased, Mrs Beatrice Adepoju, who was said to be suffering from terminal liver ailment was said to have been kept at a faith-based home […]
Despite the recommendations by the National Conference committees for the creation of an additional state from the South-east geo-political zone and the abolition of local government councils as a tier of government, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has rejected any alteration in structure and form of the Nigerian government. The position of the […]
Amb. (Mrs) Rajis Okpara, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Singapore has advised Nigerian women to dress decently so that they can be addressed properly. Okpara, who gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja in an interview with newsmen stressed the need for women to dress decently. She said that the adage `the way you dress will determine […]