This new-found government passion for livestock should be extended to the fisheries industry too

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) This sudden federal government passion for livestock production has caught most of us by surprise. For decades, the Nigerian government has shown no interest whatsoever in the expanding cattle numbers, opening ranches, locating feed companies or manufacturing high nutrition grasses but alas, out of the blue, we have been told about this Ruga policy aimed at expanding livestock production. Not thought out, however, the proponents of Ruga, somehow forgot about the Land Use Act


UK diaspora presents template on how to resolve embassy problems to the Nigerian government

DIASPORA community leaders in the UK have presented the government with a white paper titled We are Marching on Together Towards a Better Nigeria aimed at improving the quality of consular services at the London high commission.



UK report says Nigeria is one of seven countries where Christians are persecuted and killed

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's government has been indicted by a report recently put together  by a group of British clergymen for persecuting and killing Christians and being one of seven countries that pays scant regard to the security of its adherents.



Fani-Kayode says new passport with image of cattle proves Buhari condones herdsmen's reign of terror

FORMER aviation minister Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has latched on to the recent printing of cows on the pages of the new Nigerian passport as evidence that the Buhari administration is condoning the activities of violent Fulani cattle herdsmen.



US warns its citizens living in Nigeria amid fears that Shiite protests could escalate further

WASHINGTON has warned Americans living in Nigeria to avoid large crowds and particularly steer clear of demonstrations organised by the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as the tension between it and the government escalates.



Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association gives Macban 72 hours to produce killers of Pa Fasoranti's daughter

YORUBA Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) leaders have given the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (Macban) 72 hours to fish out the murderers of Funke Olakunrin the daughter of its chairman Reuben Fasoranti of face the consequences.



Buhari says he has not submitted his ministerial list yet because he wants to get to know his nominees first

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with the leadership of the National Assembly to give him more time to compile the list of ministerial nominees as he wants to know the people who is nominating into his cabinet.



Dangote and Otedola promise Eagles $75,000 for every goal they score in Nations Cup

NIGERIAN billionaires Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chief Femi Otedola have promised to pay $50,000 and $25,000 per goal respectively to the Super Eagles when they face Algeria in Sunday's African Cup of Nations semi final.



Osun State launches radical farming programme to phase out hoes and cutlasses in agriculture

OSUN State is planning to phase out the use of hoes and cutlasses as part of a major farming programme organised in conjunction with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) aimed at mechanising farm output.



Lawmakers warn government that it risks turning Shiite movement into another Boko Haram

PARLIAMENTARIANS have warned the federal government that it risks turning the Shiite sect the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) into another terrorist group like Boko Haram with the way it is being treated.




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