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Stakeholders, Gates Foundation draft agriculture policy for Benue

Benue-CDT/AVG meeting

Machinery has been put in place for the drafting of an agriculture policy in Benue State by Synergos, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation or BMGF) supported organisation, in conjunction with other stakeholders. This was the key reflection at the the Synergos Benue State CDT/AVG Meeting for State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) held 15th June, 2017 in Makurdi, Benue ...

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Benue growers get farm equipment

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The Benue State FGN/IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has donated farm equipment to VCDP farmers associations in the state. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony which held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the premises of the Benue State Agricultural Development Agency (BNARDA), Makurdi, State Programme Coordinator FGN/IFAD-VCDP, Mr Emmanuel Igbaukum, stated that it had become imperative to support their farmers ...

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Benue governor signs anti-open grazing bill into law

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The Bill outlawing open grazing in Benue State has been signed by the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, into law. Governor Ortom, who assented to the bill at a stakeholders’ meeting at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, on Monday, May 22, 2017 described the development as a right step taken in a right direction. According to Ortom, his administration would ...

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Relocate Benue dry season farmers to riverside – IFAD/VCDP

Samuel-Ortom

The State Programme Coordinator IFAD/VCDP Benue State, Emmanuel Igbaukum, has made a case for harmonising and relocating dry season farmers in Iye-Uvir in Guma Local Government of the state to a central point to be served by the Ake Lake to enhance cost effectiveness and productivity. Mr Igbaukum, who made this known in a chat with news men shortly after ...

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Benue, group express concern for orphans, vulnerable children

Mwuese Mnyim

The Benue State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Mwuese Mnyim, has assured of government’s commitment to partner the Association for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria in the provision of data on OVC (orphans and vulnerable children) in order to make it easier for the authorities to make budgetary heads to cater for them. The Commissioner, who ...

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Stakeholders explore avenues to resolve Benue farmers, herdsmen rift

Fulani herdsmen

Besides the branding of cows to avoid incidences of rustling, a gathering of civil society players has also demanded for the fast-tracking of the enactment of the legislation against open grazing of livestock in Benue State. These ideas formed part of a series of recommendations arrived at last Tuesday after a daylong Dialogue On Peace-Building between indigenous farmers and insurgent ...

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About 200 homes consumed in Makurdi flooding

Markudi

About 200 houses and huts were swept away on Friday in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, following over four hours of torrential downpour. Many valuables worth millions of naira were also submerged in the flood. Makurdi is located along the Benue River, the nation’s second biggest waterbody after the Niger. The latest incident which has taken its toll on residents was ...

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Flooding: Northern communities flee homes

Indications have emerged that residents of thousands of communities in Northern Nigeria have begun relocating from their homes in order to avoid being engulfed by flood. Reports from Kaduna in Kaduna State say that some residents along River Kaduna have fled their homes as a result of flooding. Our correspondent reports that those affected have either relocated to Hotels or ...

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