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Food Security: Gov. Ortom decries wastages, impending hunger in Nigeria

•Herdsmen attacks affecting food production  •Urges FG to support anti-open grazing law Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, has raised alarm over severe food wastages in Nigeria as a result of the increasing cases of post harvest food loses Ortom while noting that post harvest food loses has been a big

Herdsmen: Benue buries Okpokwu 26

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The 26 dead victims of Fulani herdsmen attack on Omusu-Edumoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State were, on Thursday, buried amid tears. The funeral service which held at the open field of St. Bernard Primary School, Ugwu-Okpoga, headquarters of the local government, was attended by Governor Samuel Ortom,

Resolution: Just before the Fulanis finish us- Yoruba Farmers

Editor's note: This is the resolution arrived at from the emergency Yoruba farmers' summit on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan under the auspices of Oodua Redemption Alliance. 1. That we are conscious of the character trait of the Fulanis that they conquer people,

168 Nigerians killed in herders-farmers’ conflict in January- AI

By Rafiu Ajakaye At least 168 people have been killed in clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria so far in January, while 549 were killed in 2017, according to Amnesty International on Tuesday. The rights group said the government's response to the violence was unimpressive and that its deployment of soldiers to

FG to end herdsmen-farmers clashes -Osinbajo

Babatunde Abiodun  Indications emerged on Tuesday that the Federal Government is determined to end the naughty herdsmen-farmers’ clashes, though the lingering crises predate the Buhari administration. The Nigeria's Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, stated this while receiving a delegation led by the traditional rulers of Batta and Bachama communities in Adamawa State: HRM Hama Batta,

Herdsmen: Why Defence Minister should quit

LAST week’s statement by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, that tended not only to condone, but also justify the activities of marauding Fulani herdsmen, came to many decent Nigerians as shocking and least expected of a government official of such a high rank. His ignominious outbursts were laced with

 A case for new political leadership in Benue

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   Since the death of the visionary, pragmatic and inspiring political leader of Benue people, Joseph Tarka, it has been pretty difficult for any politician in the state to step into the shoes he left behind.  Tarka was such phenomenally urbane and profoundly fecund that he mobilised with ease the