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Delta Anti-open Grazing Bill Passes Second Reading



Delta Lawmakers Pass Anti-open Grazing Bill

A bill to prohibit open grazing and related matters in Delta State on Wednesday passed a second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly.

The bill, “Delta State Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation”, which is being sponsored by the member representing Ughelli South Constituency in the House, Mr Reuben Izeze and 24 other members of the House, was debated during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori.

Izeze who opened debate on the merit of the bill, said the bill was long overdue because of the activities of killer herdsmen, adding that the bill was needed to protect every community.

According to the lawmaker, the bill when passed and assented to, would help to regulate movement and other activities of livestock dealers in every part of the state.

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Izeze commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, other southern governors and Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria for their resolution against open grazing in the southern part of the country.

He, however, said resolutions were merely persuasive, adding that an enabling law was needed to enforce ban on an open grazing.

Speaking in favour of the bill, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Mr Kenneth Preyor, the Deputy Chief Whip, Chief Solomon Ighrakpata, the member representing Warri South West Constituency, Mr Emomotimi Guwor and others, described the bill as a welcome development.

They said the bill would help to curb the menace of the ravaging herdsmen, adding that the bill had come to save the lives of Deltans.

The Speaker of the House, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori referred the bill to the House joint committee on Special Bills, Agriculture and Natural Resources after it was unanimously supported by all members.


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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