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Okezie Ikpeazu

Ruga: Abia monarch lauds state government’s restriction on land sales

A prominent Abia monarch, Prof. Sunday Owualah, has expressed joy over the state government’s resolve to henceforth regulate the sale of land above five hectares in any part of the state.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the reappointment of Mr. Abba Anwar as his Chief Press secretary.

Ruga: Governor Ganduje, Kano Igbos reject call for relocation of Fulani from South

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje alongside Igbo leaders from Kano has rejected calls from some notable Northern political leaders that all Fulani herdsmen living in the Southern part of the country should relocate to the North the idea, describing it as divisive and retrogressive.

Governor Ganduje inaugurates Ruga committee, invites herders to Kano

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday constituted a 16-man committee for the establishment of RUGA and Milk Markets in the state.

We only have land for industries not Ruga – Isoko group

A Socio-Political pressure group, Isoko Advancement Network (IAN) is spitting fire and brimstone over moves by the Federal Government to establish Ruga settlements on proposed government acquired land across the country.

Governor Ortom: Forget Ruga, address desert encroachment

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday called on the Soil Science Society of Nigeria to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to put a complete halt to the issues of herdsmen migration from the North to the South.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Ruga: Government restricts sale of land in Abia

Abia State government has begun closing land sale gaps that may let in the suspended rural grazing area (Ruga) policy through the backdoor.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, said it is not interested in either the gains or the losses associated with RUGA settlement being planned by the Federal Government, but only in achieving the sovereign state of Biafra.

IPOB: We’re not interested in gains, losses of Ruga

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, said it is not interested in either the gains or the losses associated with RUGA settlement being planned by the Federal Government, but only in achieving the sovereign state of Biafra.

Northern elders urge herdsmen to relocate from south

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked herdsmen in the southern part of the country to relocate if their safety is no longer guaranteed.

Emeka Anyaoku urges President Buhari to manage Nigeria’s diversity well

Sir Emeka Anyaoku, former secretary-general of Commonwealth, has joined calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to manage the nation’s diversity in a way that will give all components a sense of belonging and curb the pervading insecurity.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Herdsmen: CAN warns against anarchy in Nigeria

Christian Association of Nigeria, Southeast zone, has warned against the alarming anarchy looming in Nigeria if urgent measures were not taken to address the worsening security situation.

Igbo group warns Nigeria may witness Rwanda, Burundi episodes

Nzuko Umunna, an Igbo think-thank that partners stakeholders for development, has warned Nigeria to arrest the present drift to lawlessness, which it said if not checked could make the country witness worst war and genocide stories that were experienced by Rwanda and Burundi in 1994.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara government earmarks 300 hectares for Ruga settlement

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the state would implement the Ruga settlement initiative, to resettle herders and boost economic activities.
Nnia Nwodo

Killings: Ohanaeze calls for emergency security summit

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has requested that Nigeria summons an emergency national security conference to discuss ways out of the escalated insecurity in different parts of the country that has resulted in different manners of killings.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohaneze Ndigbo reacts to murder of Afenifere leader’s daughter

The Ohaneze Ndigbo has sympathised with Reuben Fasoranti over the murder of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin.

Same-sex marriage: Methodist Church threatens to sever relations with Church of England

The Methodist Church in Nigeria has threatened to sever relations with the Methodist Church in the United Kingdom over its decision to adopt in principles same sex marriage in the church.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Wole Soyinka: Oby Ezekwesili, others call for value-based democracy

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) along with other speakers at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series, held on Saturday, 13 July 2019 at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, have called on Nigerians to insist on values in determining those who become their leaders and how the polity is administered.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: President Buhari ruling a divided nation

Former Minister of Education and Ex-Presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili has said Nigerians reaction to Ruga settlements revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is ruling a divided country, adding that it’s time for President to call for a ‘ frank and deep conversation’.

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