Netherlands Govt approves 400, 000 euros for NLTP pilot project in Nasarawa

The Netherlands government has approved 400, 000 Euros for the Federal Government to embark on the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP) in Nasarawa State.   Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, disclosed this on Monday, at the Government House, Lafia, while on a two-day working visit to Nasarawa State.   Alhaji Nanono, while noting that the country has been toying with the issue of livestock development, which resulted into misconceptions about the NLTP, confirmed that funding for the project has been approved by the Netherlands government and…

Enough of Polarization of the local    Security outfits By Abba Dukawa

Since the returned of democracy dispensation in the country in 1999  the Federal Government has done very little  to curb  the state of rapid increase in the numbers of state and local security outfits established.   The federal government watched it without foreseeing it is going to be like a timed bomb waiting to explode. We have witnessed the proliferations of such security outfits  like the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Indigenous People of Biafra and now the  Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), codenamed Operation Amotekun  all base on sectional organization especially…

NYSC DG advises corps members on creativity,self-employment 

Corps Members have been advised to develop their skills and embrace dignity of labour while striving towards self-employment. The Director-General, NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave this advice today at the FCT Orientation Camp in Kubwa while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members deployed to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He urged them to acquire skills that would make them wealth creators instead of seeking scarcely available white collar jobs. The Director-General admonished the Corps Members to embrace the NYSC SKill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme that was introduced…

PIB ‘ll ensure Nigerians benefit optimally from resources,says Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) presently before the National Assembly will ensure that Nigerians benefit optimally from crude oil production and sale of fossil fuel reserves. Lawan stated this on Monday while declaring open a 2-day public hearing on the bill by the National Assembly. According to the Senate President, the National Assembly in its consideration of the piece of legislation, would ensure that the bill when passed into law, guarantees improved revenue earnings for the country. Lawan said,“let me say…

IGBOHO: Before Yorubas Do The Bidding of Bandits! By Femi Alapatira

This report will show why a support for Sunday Igboho’s approach against banditry and criminality is exactly what the apparatchiks from their group have long thought of, planned for and expect. Those supporting Sunday are doing exactly what the bandits want them to do before they finally strike hard. So, CALM DOWN!   A CAVEAT: There are Fulani who mean well and are doing well; just as there are some who have moved down south who simply are criminals. In fact, they also have these criminals up North, kidnapping and…

I’m Fulani but open grazing is unacceptable – Adamu Garba

.Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant has reacted to the ongoing rift between Sunday Igboho, his supporters and the Fulani residing in Igbangan, Oyo State. Reacting, Garba in a tweet via his Twitter account on Monday, said even though am a Fulani man, i am totally against the idea of allowing cows to roam around or the streets in 2021. The Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, made real his threat to expel the Fulani from Igangan  in Oyo State. Igboho disclosed that he acted on the request of the traditional rulers…

COVID-19: Role of Media in effective communication and preventive measures By Emeka Nwosu (PhD)

Being the text of a paper delivered by Dr. Nwosu, Director, Parliamentary Consult, Abuja, at a Media Workshop organised by the Nigerian Press Council in Enugu State, on Thursday, January 21, 2021.   Introduction: I want to express my profound appreciation to the organizers of this workshop, the Nigerian Press Council (NPC), for the opportunity extended to me to participate in this programme. This workshop could not have come at a better time when the whole world is going through covid-19, one of the worst epidemics in human history. The…

Quit Notice: Fulani leaders beg for forgiveness, pledges peaceful co-existence

Two Fulani leaders, the Seriki Fulani of Igbo Ora, Alhaji Idris Abubakar, and the Seriki Fulani of Eruwa, Alhaji Sule Mohammed, have solicited for forgiveness, assuring the people of Oyo State that they would facilitate peaceful coexistence in Ibarapaland.   Recall that there was violence at Igangan on Friday when a popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his followers, stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle. The community leaders spoke…