Gombe, Benue, Adamawa, Zamfara ready to receive returning herdsmen

The state governments in Gombe, Benue, Adamawa and Zamfara have signalled their preparedness to receive herdsmen relocating to the North. The Northerner Elders Forum had, in a statement issued on Friday by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, called on northern governors “to prepare to receive law-abiding Fulani herders who may be compelled to relocate to the North.” In a response, the Director General, Press Affairs, Gombe State Government House, Ismaila Misilli, said the state was ready to accommodate its citizens upon their decision to return home. Misilli said, “Anybody that is from our state and has gone

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

#EndInsecurityNow protests rock Kaduna, Gombe, Kano, Bauchi, others

Several hundreds of youths, on Thursday, stormed the streets of major cities in the North, including Kaduna, Gombe, Kano and Bauchi, in protest against the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry in the region. With the hashtag, #EndInsecurrityNow, the protesters asked the Federal Government to redeployed personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad to the North to combat insecurity in the region. The protest was organised by the Coalition of Northern Groups, which said it was against the harassment, intimidation and killing of Nigerians by the disbanded SARS. The coalition, however, argued that the region’s challenges were not that

By |October 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gombe will go ahead with Ruga scheme —Gov Inuwa

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has expressed reservation over the suspension of the Ruga settlement scheme by the Federal Government, saying the state would go ahead with the scheme. The governor stated this after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. Buhari had on Wednesday suspended the`Ruga Settlement’ Programme initiated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in preference for the National Economic Council’s National Livestock Transformation Plan. Yahaya, who spoke in Hausa language said, “President Buhari’s intention on the Ruga settlement scheme is laudable and the people of Gombe, who are predominantly

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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