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Gov. Ganduje tells FG to Ban cattle movement from north to the middle belt and south

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Gov Ganduje Tells FG To Ban Cattle Movement From North To The Middle Belt And South

… As Miyetti Allah Says Herdsmen Makes More Profit in the Region

By Dr. Mohammed Adamu Dodo

  • No one can recommend lasting solution to the anti Fulani herdsmen than the real Fulani herdsman as a governor – Yunusa Abubakar
  • Governor Umar Ganduje has suggested a solution to the herder-farmer crisis in the country
  • The Kano governor said movement of cattle and herders from the north to southern parts should be abolished
  • Ganduje said a law should be made banning herdsmen trekking to south from north
  • Ganduje said his government would build a ruga settlement to accommodate herdsmen in Kano
  • Miyetti Allah leadership fails to end herdsmen – farmers crises; fails to defend their members from conspiracy, their herds, properties and criminalities in the south – Nura Mohammed

The recommendation by the concerned Fulani who and non Fulani critical thinking northerners have been in pain with the propaganda and the Fulani herdsmen hate, as a fresh found theology to evangelise in the southern part of the country may not seem to be as effective as though the same, that which was given as a contribution to the conversation by the Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, a real Fulani herdsman who understands the situation more than some of those in government and sharper than the Miyetti Allah leadership.

Governor Ganduje said the only way to bring a lasting solution to the farmers-herders crisis is to make an enabling law that would ban the movement of cattle from the north to the middle belt and the southern part of the country.

Governor Ganduje gave the suggestion while speaking to journalists in Daura town of Katsina state when he and his All Progressives Congress (APC) colleagues visited President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari was in his hometown Daura on Friday, January 28, to register his membership of the ruling party.

Ganduje noted that the movement of herders and their cattle to the south was “greatly” stroking the ethnic tension in the country.

Ganduje disclosed that his government was working on Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest where herders can settle and keep their cattle.

According to him, the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic and houses where the herders will reside.

“My advocacy is that we should abolish the transportation or trekking of herdsmen from the northern part of Nigeria to the middle belt and to the southern part of Nigeria.
“There should be a law that will ban, otherwise we cannot control the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers and cannot control the cattle rustling which is affecting us greatly.”\

Why we can’t leave southwest – Miyetti Allah

Meanwhile, Alhaji Kirowa Ardo Zuru, president of Miyetti Allah in the southwest, whose leadership however failed to media, to defend the herdsmen from the conspiracy, their lives from killings, their properties from wanton destructions and their herds of cattle from rustling as much as failed to address the criminal activities of some if his members as alleged, has rather called for cooperation and harmony between the locals and the cattle rearers in the region than banning grazing in the south.

Speaking during a meeting between the leaders of the group and the southwest governors held in Akure, Ondo state’s capital on Monday, January 25, Zuru said there was an age-long relationship between the southwest and the Fulani herders.

Zuru noted that it was in the southwest that the herders make huge profits out of their cattle-rearing business because Yoruba people enjoy partying and ceremonies.

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Army recruitment: zulum approves N12,8M support for 641 Borno candidates

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Army recruitment: Zulum approves N12.8m support for 641 Borno candidates

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

Governor, Babagana Zulum of Borno state has approved N12.8m as support for 641 candidates currently at their final stage of exercises to qualify for recruitment into the Nigerian Army’s 81 regular intake for 2021.

Governor Zulum , while addressing the candidates at Maimalari barracks in Maiduguri .yesterday announced the support to the candidates.

The Governor who was received at the barracks by the theatre commander of operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa. urged all the candidates, many of whom hailed from the 27 local government areas of Borno state to be good ambassadors of the state.

“I commend your patriotism for choosing to enlist into the Army. However, as citizens of Borno, I advise that you should be good ambassadors of our State. Under no circumstances should you behave wrongly anywhere outside. Insha’ Allah, we shall provide the needed support to all of you” Zulum said.

The Governor, in addition to his release of N12.8m also approved N15,000 monthly to support each of the 641 candidates during the last stage of the recruitment exercises.

The 641 candidates, each of whom is to get N20, 000, were those who passed different stages of medical and fitness tests and soon to leave for final military fitness exercises at Falgore Game Reserve in Kano from where successful candidates will be recruited into the army.

Successful candidates from across the country are expected to proceed to the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria for other stages of their recruitment training.

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IGP Alkali’s wife Empowers 500 Widows of Slain Policemen, others in Borno

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IGP Alkali’s wife empowers 500 widows of slain policemen , others in Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), has empowered 500 widows of policemen that were killed as a result of Boko Haram insurgency and other vulnerable wives of less privileged policemen in Borno state.

Speaking In an intereiew with journalists shortly after the empowerment exercise, which held at the Barwee Hotel, Maiduguri on Friday, the President of POWA who is also wife of the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Hajiya Hajara Usman Alkali said ” we are targeting 500 widows of policemen that were killed by insurgents in Borno state and other vulnerable women of policemen, you can see i personally distributed these items to over 200 women before you called me for the interview. We are going to give out to 500 women mostly widows”.

  • We have been to Lagos, Porthacourt, and today we are here in Maiduguri. Each state we go, we empowered the widows with grinding machines, Fridges, mattresses and food items. We are going also monitor the beneficiaries, after six month, we are going send a delegation from our national secretariat in Abuja and anybody that saved money from what we are giving them today will be given more empowerment, we have a microfinance bank, we will empower them”, she further stressed.

While addressing the widows and members of the POWA earlier, Hajiya Hajara Alkali said * I am here to see you and encouraged you to support our husbands, so that they will support the IGP to succeed in discharging their duties. The new POWA is anchored on three pillars of education, health and welfare. I want you to be disciplined , because without discipline we cannot succeed.”.

She called on the wives of the policemen to wake up from slumber and support their husbands by engaging in businesses to support their families, adding that they should use their times properly by engaging in small businesses that will help their families rather than engaged in gossiping.

Earlier in her welcome address, Barrister Zara Yakubu said ” Borno state which is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency, the insurgency has claimed the lives of 265 policemen since 2009 which made many women and children to became widows and orphans”.

While commending the wife of the 21st indigenous IGP, she said ” you are the fist wife of the IGP ever to visit Borno to show love and concern to the police family. Indeed you have demonstrated that you are truly a caring mother”.

The president of the POWA has also presented an awards of excellence to the CSP Hadiza Musa and SP Mary Stephen for distinguishing themselves.

Speaking in an interview, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Bola Mshelia said ” I lack words to express my gratitude to her, God has sent her to torch my life and my children. Since i lost my husband to Boko Haram in 2015 I have not benefited from any assistance. So I lack words to thank her

” This gesture will in no small measure help me to take care of my 4 children. I even lost my 27 year old daughter. Since than i have not had any happy moment as today. May Allah reward her abundantly”, she burst in tears.

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Gov. Zulum calls for unity and prayers for restoration of complete peace, as Muslim faithful celebrate peacefully in Borno

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Governor Zulum calls for unity and prayers for restoration of complete peace, as Muslim faithfuls celebrate peacefully in Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Governor Babagana Zulum, Senator Kashim Shettima, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, Sen. Abubakar Kyari,the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi, Inspector General of Police, IGP, Baba Alkali were among thousands of Muslim faithfuls that observed 2 Rakaat, Eid-El-Kabir Prayer at the Ramat Square, Maiduguri the Borno state capital

Delivering his sermon shortly after the two Rakaat Prayers, the Imam Idaini of Borno, Iman Saleh prayed for the full restoration of peace back to the state and country at large.

” I call upon you all to emulate the virtues of our father Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) for their sacrifices and service to humanity. I also enjoin you to assist the needy members of the society”, the Imam added.

The governor in his Sallah message at the Government House, Maiduguri on Tuesday called on the Borno people to unite irrespective of their tribe, religion or party affiliations to move the state forward.

Governor Zulum who spoke through, the Senator representing Borno south at the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Ndume said ” we call on all Borno citizens to use this festivity to pray for the restoration of complete peace back to the state. So that our people will go back to their farms.”

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