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6-point plan to solve farmers-herders crisis by FG

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6-point plan to solve farmers-herders crisis by FG – The federal government on Tuesday, June 19, presented a 6-point plan to end the growing crisis between herdsmen and farmers across Nigeria.
The presentation of the new plan was made by the technical adviser to the National Economic Council (NEC), Andrew Kwasari in Abuja and attended by the minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh and the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.
During the presentation, Kwasari showed that the plan stemmed from the meetings and recommendations by the federal of agriculture and rural development and NEC in 2017, NPBS reports.

The six-point pillars themed: The National Livestock Transformation Plan” listed by the FG include:

6-point plan to solve farmers-herders crisis by FG

1. Economic investment
This pillar, the FG said would support and strengthen the development of market-driven ranches in seven pilot states. It would help for improved livestock productivity through breed (genetic) improvement and pasture production, in addition to efficient land and water productivity.

2. Conflict resolution
The government also said it would rebuild social capital at the community level to promote mutual trust, confidence building and consolidate the peace process, with regards to the conflict resolution pillar.

3. Law and order
The plan also showed that the law and order pillar would support the strengthening of legal frameworks for improving livestock production, peace and harmony.

4. Humanitarian relief
This will focus on rebuilding and reconstructing of common facilities, worship places, markets and individual homes that have been destroyed.

5. Information education
This pillar will aid information, education and strategic communication on the development of grazing reserves in the frontline states, and mitigate the consequences of these conflicts such as wanton loss of lives, destruction of properties, including schools and facilities.

6. Cross-cutting issues

This identifies various cross-cutting issues necessary to realise the objectives of the programme, which include monitoring and evaluation and research to contribute evidence base in programme implementation; as well as gender mainstreaming, the plan showed.

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The federal government also noted that the plan will be rolled out in 10 key states including Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara. The plan also include the creation of large ranches in each of these states listed.

“A Ranch Design Plan has also been proposed in models of various sizes clustered in 94 locations in the 10 pilot states.

6-point plan to solve farmers-herders crisis by FG

The government intends to transition pastoralism to ranching in order to reduce the struggle for common resources,” Mr Kwasari said.

He added that: “Cluster 30, 60, 150 and 300 cows ranch models in a location within the donated gazetted grazing reserves; and “a minimum 1000 cows breeder ranch in 7 of the 10 pilot states.”

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FG Sets Up Committee on Recovery of Illegally Refined Crude Oil

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FG Sets Up Committee on Recovery of Illegally Refined Crude Oil

In a bid to block revenue leakages, the federal government, on Thursday, inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to tackle illegal refinery of crude oil in the niger delta region of the country.

 

Members of the committee, who took their oath at the office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, abubakar malami, san, were drawn from the ministry of defense, the Nigerian army, the navy, defense headquarters, the Nigerian security and civil defense corps, the Nigerian national petroleum corporation, NNPC.

 

As well as from the federal ministry of justice, the ministry of environment, the department of petroleum resources, and the national oil spill detection and response agency.

 

The solicitor-general of the federation and permanent secretary of the federal ministry of justice, umar mohammed, who represented the AGF at the event, said the major mandate of the committee, was the recovery of illegally refined petroleum products in the dug-up pits found around the creeks of the niger delta.

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According to him, in line with the policy of the current administration on security and economy, as well as the preservation of the environment from negative hazards. The office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, in collaboration with all stakeholders, have put in place a mechanism for effective and efficient management of illegally refined products recovered from dug-up pits found around the creeks of the niger delta.

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FG Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors in Nigeria Says Malami

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FG Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors in Nigeria Says Malami

The federal government has successfully blocked terrorism financing in Nigeria, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, has said.

 

Malami further stated that the federal government had also succeeded in identifying and detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding terrorists’ activities in the country.

 

The agf had announced in may that the Nigerian government was about to begin the prosecution of about 400 suspected boko haram financiers and was profiling some high-profile Nigerians strongly suspected to be financing terrorism for prosecution.

 

Although the delay in their prosecution and unveiling of the suspects have been criticised in certain quarters, but malami assured that the federal government is determined to take stringent measures to counter insurgency in the country.

 

The chief law officer of Nigeria, however, said the issue of terrorism financing was a work in progress and would not like to be pre-emptive in terms of investigation and the minister recalled that Nigeria had recovered 322 million dollars from Switzerland in 2017 and 311 million dollars from the u.s. In 2020.

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He said Nigeria was looking at the possibility of recovering a further 200 million pounds from the u.s. Aside from other associated assets being pursued in some other countries.

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Saga’s Sister Calls Out Organizers for Exploiting His Mental Health

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Saga's Sister Calls Out Organizers for Exploiting His Mental Health

Saga’s sister has called out the organizers of the Big Brother Naija show for exploiting the housemate’s mental health for entertainment.

Adejumo Okusaga recently took to her Instagram story to express her disappointment at the show organisers.

She wrote: “This actually made me really sad. Giving the Kayvee situation, I never expected Big Brother Naija to be this insensitive. People are legit worried. You are playing with people’s mental health for entertainment and sport.”

The housemate has been trending all day for being inconsolable following Nini’s top secret prank exit.

According to Saga’s friend, his aunt had reached out to him to help get Saga out of the house.

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Saga’s reaction has left fans of the show with mixed feelings. While some feel sympathy for him, others insist his emotional breakdown is unnecessary seeing as he is in a competition.

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