Connect with us

News

Ogun gov Abiodun signs anti-open grazing law

Published

on

Two months and three weeks after Ogun Assembly passed the Bill on Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranch Establishment Law, 2021, Governor Dapo Abiodun has signed it into law.
The law is titled HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.”
Part of a section of the law prescribed a jail term of not less than three years without the option of fine, including the forfeiture of the herds of cattle or livestock under his/her control to the State Government for anyone who rear, herd or graze any livestock in any part of the State except within the permitted ranches or anyone who rears cattle or livestock outside the permitted ranches after the commencement of the law.
Abiodun gave assent to it on Thursday evening at Oke-Mosan Governor’s Office, Abeokuta and proceeded to set up an implementation chaired by Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Samson Odedina.

News

PDP Chieftain Faults NLC’s Planned Protest against Subsidy Removal

Published

on

Former Delta State Governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sunny Onuesoke

Former Delta State Governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has described the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned nationwide protest against the fuel subsidy removal beginning from January 27, 2022, as a misplaced priority.

Onuesoke made remark yesterday in statement issued in Warri, in reaction to the proposed protest following the federal government’s plan to remove subsidy from petroleum products.

He said rather than protesting over fuel subsidy, the union should have vent their anger over the failure of the authority to renovate the non-functional refineries in the country.

Onuesoke, who is also the Chairman of DAS Energy Services Limited, noted that the issue of payment of fuel subsidy would be minimised or totally eradicated if the Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries were functioning optimally.

READ ALSO:

He said government had no reasons not to revive the domestic refineries, stressing that it was only Nigeria among the OPEC member-countries that import more than 90 per cent its refined petroleum consumption.

“I expect the NLC to protest over the non-functional of the nation’s refineries and the 21 NNPC storage tank farms across the country rather than fuel subsidy removal. If the labour union can push for the repairs of the refineries and it is done, the issue of fuel subsidy will be over. I wonder why they are all turning their eyes away from the reality. What is the need of having over four non-functional refineries that is gulping billion of Naira annually,” he asked.

Onuesoke maintained that the removal of fuel subsidy without making strategic plans or giving particular attention to the domestic refining would inflict more hardship on the people.

“Before the removal of the fuel subsidy, it will indeed be a very good idea for Nigeria to go all out to resuscitate its four comatose refineries and embark on building new others in order to mitigate the consequences of the withdrawal,” he said.

Thisday

Continue Reading

News

We were saints compared to today’s level of corruption — IBB

Published

on

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, (rtd)

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, (rtd) has said that compared to the current level of corruption in Nigeria, they were saints during his military regime.

Babangida spoke in an interview with Trust TV monitored by Vanguard on Sunday.

He said, “I sacked a governor for misappropriating N300,000. Now there are people — we read in the papers, thank God there are papers to read and social media and so on— who steal N2 billion, N3 billion and nobody is saying they are corrupt; only us because we are military, that is all.

“I still maintain that we are saints if you compare somebody who is accused of stealing N3 billion to one with N300,000; then I think we are saints.”

Continue Reading

News

Army chief presents new vehicle to retired soldier at remembrance day

Published

on

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. F. Yahaya (NAM), has presented a brand new vehicle, Toyota Hilux, to a retired soldier, Awo Stephen Ekpe.

The presentation was made through Commander of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. PP Malla, at this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Calabar, Cross River State.

Ekpe expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. F. Yahaya, for the gift.

He described the COAS as a man of integrity for keeping his word.

He added that though retired, they still have a lot to contribute to the country in terms of intelligence gathering and they will do their best to improve the country’s security.

As part of the celebration, a wreath was laid at the tomb of an unknown soldier by the state Deputy Governor Prof. Ivara Esu as well as the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams.

The unknown soldier was also honoured with a wreath by the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Akon Ikpeme as well as the Commander of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Maj. General PP Malla.

Others who laid wreaths are the commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory, State Police Commissioner, Commandant of the Naval War College, State Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, among other officers.

Permanent Secretary Special Services Governor’s Office Alfred Mboto, said the country would never forget those who paid the supreme price in the service of the country.

He said the state government prioritizes the welfare of officers serving in the state and encouraged them to put in their best for the country.

The highpoint of the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in the state was the firing of the 21 gunshots in honour of the departed soldiers as well as the release of white pigeons by the state deputy governor.

Continue Reading

Trending