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Delta Lawmakers Pass Anti-open Grazing Bill

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Delta Lawmakers Pass Anti-open Grazing Bill

The Delta State’s anti-open grazing bill otherwise known as the ‘Bill Prohibiting Open Grazing, Indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock’ is on its way to becoming a law as state lawmakers passed it on Tuesday.

The bill was unanimously passed by the House following a motion to the effect by the Majority Leader, Ferguson Onwo and adopted during the day’s resumed plenary.

The bill when eventually signed into law would address the arbitrary rearing and movements of livestock in the state just as it would also prohibit the carrying of firearms, either licensed or otherwise, by residents in the state.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Special Bills, Pat Ajudua, while presenting the report on the bill on the floor of the House, had explained that inputs of stakeholders formed part of the proposed law.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, remarked that Deltans and other residents of the state would be very happy that the bill was passed.

READ ALSO: Sanwo-Olu Signs Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

The speaker said :“Dear colleagues, I congratulate all of us on the passage of this very important bill. Today, the House has fulfilled the commitment of our dear state to the agreement reached at the Southern Governors’ meeting held here in our state capital.

“By virtue of this bill, this House has demonstrated its resolve to protect the people of the state from the menace of clashes between herders and farmers.

“I must, therefore, commend all the sponsors of this bill, for recognizing that the security of lives and properties of Deltans as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as altered) are sacrosanct.

“With the passage of this bill, well-meaning persons who seek to carry on the business of breeding, rearing and marketing of livestock shall do so within the boundaries of the law.

“Also, farmers can now go about their businesses without fear of anyone grazing on their crops. This for sure will boost food production in the state. Dear colleagues, this bill is a right step in the right direction as our women can now go to their farmlands without fear of molestation.

“Once again, I thank you all for your untiring support as always and for your resolute commitment in the passage of people- oriented bills such as this.”

 

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Saraki Joins Presidential Race

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Saraki Joins Presidential Race

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday declared his interest in the 2023 presidency.

Saraki’s declaration is coming after former National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi; Senate Chief Whip Orji Kalu and former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha declared similar interests.

The former Kwara Governor said he had a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.

Saraki, born on December 19th, 1962, is the son of Second Republic Senator, the late Olusola Saraki.

He was first elected into the Senate in 2011 and emerged Senate President in 2015.

READ ALSO: Okorocha Declares Bid For Presidency In 2023

On his official Facebook page, Saraki said: “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter who like thousands of you has been clamouring for a united front to #RescueNigeria.

“As we prepare for the journey ahead, I hope we can all join hands to get the ticket of our great party, PDP, and build a nation that works for all of us.

“Join me to make our communities safer and provide real opportunities for you and your families. I have a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.

“Let’s build a new Nigeria that works for EVERYONE!”

 

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Adebayo Sues For Peace In Ekiti APC Primary

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Adebayo Sues For Peace In Ekiti APC Primary

As the All progressives Congress (APC) members in Ekiti State go to polls on Thursday to elect their gubernatorial candidate in the June 2022 election, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has called for a rancour-free election.

In a statement on Wednesday by Special Assistant on Media, Ifedayo Sayo, the minister sued for peace amongst party members, urging them to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

According to him, the primary is a family affair and nobody must stand in the way of the party in ensuring that the election is hitch-free and peaceful.

He also called on the party leadership to ensure a level-playing ground for all the aspirants, saying equal treatment for the aspirants would make reconciliation easy at the end of the election.

The former governor admonished the aspirants not to see the election as a do-or-die affair, pointing out that they must put the interest of the party above other interests.

He called on the aspirants to accept the outcome of the primary in good faith and resist the temptation of being used against the party in the coming elections.

READ ALSO: Adebayo Asks UK To Address Challenges Faced By Nigerian Businesses

The minister said as a leader, he would queue behind the majority decision in the primary to ensure the unity and oneness of the party.

The minister lauded the performance of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led government which has raised the bar of governance and made the party the toast of the good people of the state.

He assured that whoever emerged from the primary would continue the good work of the APC administration if elected in the June governorship election.

 

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Posters Urging Jonathan To Run For President In Lagos, Abuja

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Posters Urging Jonathan To Run For President In Lagos, Abuja

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan is apparently still under pressure to run for the number one office in the country.

Currently, there are posters in some parts of Lagos State and Abuja urging him to contest for the presidency.

According to the information on the posters, which have the inscription, “Please Run, Nigerians Are Calling Again”, a group known as Greater Nigeria Ambassadors (GRENA), are behind them.

Although Jonathan is yet to throw his hat into the ring, there are reports that he is being considered by a section of the presidency and some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the presidential ticket of the party come 2023.

READ ALSO: Our Presidential Ticket Open To Jonathan – APC

The former president has been very frequent at the seat of power, hobnobbing with his successor.

This has created anxiety in the ruling party, which has other presidential aspirants from the South, should APC decide to zone its presidential ticket to the region.

Last year, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that the APC was wooing Jonathan but the APC responded saying he was free to contest on its platform.

Jonathan has been absent from key PDP functions of late. He did not attend the party’s convention, which held late last year.

 

 

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