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Herdsmen offered Luxury Housing As N8 Billion RUGA Project Kicks Off In Zamfara

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 5, 2019
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State yesterday laid the foundation for the N8.631 billion RUGA project at Rinji Sakkida forest in Maradun Local Government Area of the state. Matawalle said three pilot RUGA settlements would be constructed in each of the three senatorial zones and that each of the settlements would be stocked with […]

Southeast governors ban herdsmen from carrying AK 47 rifles

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 1, 2019
Southeast governors have banned the use of Ak 47 rifles and cutlasses by herdsmen in the zone. The governors also denied involvement in the Operation Python Dance of 2017 in which the country home of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was raided. The Chairman of the Forum, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, announced this at […]

RUGA: See Beef exports, 2019, Nigeria Excluded

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 1, 2019
Reports on Beef exports for year 2019 (million metric tons) has come out amidst speculations and controversies drawn from different divergent views in Nigeria. Elsewhere in the world, countries are making huge profit from the beef industry. See the figures as seen on the Twitter handle of The Spectator Index with claims to have obtained […]

BREAKING| Southeast Governors Reject RUGA, Task Buhari on Infrastructural Development

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 28, 2019
Major highlights of the communique issued by South East Governors Forum at the end of its meeting held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Government House, Enugu, which was attended by the host Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State/Chairman of the Forum, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and […]

I will not allow RUGA in Edo ~ Obaseki

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 23, 2019
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki said his administration will not avail the federal government land for the contentious Ruga settlement in Edo State. The Governor spoke while giving a lecture on the topic “Challenges of Pastoralism and International Migration for Sustainable Peace and Development: Edo State Experience” at the Department of State Services […]

FULANI HERDSMEN AND THEIR RETURN TO NORTHERN NIGERIA TO AVOID DISASTER, DISUNITY AND A NEW WAVE OF CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA ~ Sadiq Umar Abdullahi

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 22, 2019
The recent events in the Federal Republic of Nigeria with regard to Fulani Herdsmen being driven out of communities in Enugu State and utterance of some prominent leaders and elder statesman in the Southern Region of the country has led to turmoil and exchange of opinion across the nation. The Northern Elders Forum,(NEF),Arewa Consultative Forum,(ACF),Miyetti […]