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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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Benue outlaws open grazing

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The recurrent Fulani herdsmen attack on Benue communities may soon be a thing of the past as the State House of Assembly on Thursday, May 4, 2017 passed into law a bill outlawing open grazing in the state. Cited as the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law, 2017, the bill which was passed after the House considered the report ...

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Government to demarcate cattle routes nationwide

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The Federal Government says that it will demarcate 6,000km cattle routes across the country in 2017. Alhaji Mahmud Bello, the National Coordinator, Grazing Stock Routes, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Mararaba Dajin, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Bello said: “We are going to provide ...

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Stakeholders explore avenues to resolve Benue farmers, herdsmen rift

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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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Cattle, bloodshed, hunger and climate change

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Violent conflicts have become so pervasive in Nigeria that one could be excused to say that they threaten to become the new normal. Some years ago, no one could imagine that a Nigerian, child or adult, would become a suicide bomber. That thinking was loudly put to rest by the activities of Boko Haram, the group that erected and foisted a ...

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