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.
Senator Smart Adeyemi is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, and was before his election to the Senate in 2007, a journalist and president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ. Senator Adeyemi who represents Kogi West Senatorial District and had carved a niche for populist agitation in the Senate is […]
The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaze Ndigbo, has urged the governors of the South-east states and other prominent Igbos to participate actively in the burial of its late leader, Ambassador Ralph Uwechue. Uwechue the former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo died on March 13 at the National Hospital Abuja. He was aged 79. A statement […]
The President of the National Industrial Court (NIC) Justice Babatunde Adejumo yesterday advised President Goodluck Jonathan, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi to explore an amicable settlement of the dispute over Sanusi’s suspension from office. […]