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ECOWAS, others distribute animals to 50 vulnerable households in Kebbi

The Economic Committee of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and two other NGOs have distributed 150 animals to vulnerable households in Kebbi State towards making them self sufficient.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of bandits attack in five communities of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NEMA distributes relief materials to victims of bandits’ attack in Katsina

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of bandits attack in five communities of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors deny opposing autonomy to state judiciaries, legislatures

The 36 state governors have dismissed claims that they are against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order 10 of 2020, which compels state governors to ensure financial autonomy for state legislatures and judiciaries.
Fulani herdsmen

Niger meets Fulani herdsmen at Bobi grazing reserve

Niger State Government has organized a stakeholder meeting with the Fulani Herdsmen within Bobi Grazing Reserve in Mariga Local Government Area of the State, as part of efforts at developing the Grazing Reserve.
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara offers cows for guns to halt bandit attacks

Authorities in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state have offered two cows for each gun surrendered to halt bloody attacks by criminal gangs, including cattle rustlers.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Troops neutralise bandit leaders in Zamfara, rescue kidnapped victims in Kaduna

The Military says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised some notable leaders and several members of the criminal group in air strikes in the Zamfara State section of the Kagara Forest.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Gunmen ambush, kill two personnel of Benue livestock guards

Two personnel of the Benue Livestock Guards were yesterday reportedly ambushed and killed by gunmen suspected to be armed herdsmen in Tombo Council Ward, close to Ayilamo in Logo Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor swears in 23 elected council chairmen

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has sworn in newly elected chairmen for the 23 local government councils in the state.

Gunmen attack Borno villages, kill five

Gunmen, believed to be either Boko Haram or ISWAP, on Saturday, attacked three communities in Borno State, killing five herdsmen and stealing 480 cows, a government official has said.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to salvage food production with ‘agric for food and jobs plan’

The Federal Government Tuesday, disclosed moves to salvage food production with a new agricultural programme, Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, AFJP, in 12 months that would mitigate effects of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in the sector.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom governor warns against violation of 8pm to 6am curfew

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has warned the citizens and residents against violation of the 8 pm to 6 am curfew imposed in the state as part of measures to check criminal activities and the spread of the ravaging novel COVID-19.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the urgency to protect global biodiversity, said Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on Thursday.

Coronavirus pandemic reaffirms need to protect global biodiversity – UN official

The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the urgency to protect global biodiversity, said Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on Thursday.

China offers farmers cash to give up animals trade

Farmers in China are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals as pressure grows to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade that has been blamed for the coronavirus outbreak.
The State Chairman of the Council, King Dandeson Jaja, speaking on behalf of the council in Port Harcourt wondered why the IGP would unilaterally lift the ban on the Presidential order restricting interstate movement of trucks and other vehicles.

Rivers monarchs accuse IGP of reversing presidential lockdown order

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to reverse the order of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on the movement of agricultural produce, livestock, goods and services in Rivers State.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom shuts livestock markets

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government and Chairman COVID-19 Management Committee, Emmanuel Ekuwem, on Tuesday, did not give reasons for the action but warned that defaulters would be prosecuted.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom bans cattle, goats transported from other states

In some new measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Governor Udom Emmanuel has banned cattle, goats, and rams from being brought into Akwa Ibom from other Nigerian states.
Lagos Commissioner for Agriculture Gbolahan Lawal

Lagos commences decontamination of animal markets

Lagos State government at the weekend launched the Decontamination Exercise of Livestock/Live Bird Markets, Abattoirs and other Animal Related Areas in the state, saying it was committed to the promotion and advocacy of environmental health as environmental, human and animal health were inextricably linked and negative changes to the environment would ultimately harm human and animals due to COVID-19.

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