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VIDEO: RUGA Settlement Will Be Sponsored By The Islamic Bank – Kano Governor, Abdullahi Gandule Says

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday inaugurated a 13-member Rural Grazing Area Committee, for the settlement of herdsmen to reduce the incessant herdsmen/farmers clashes. While inaugurating the committee at the Government House, Ganduje said the goal of the project was to confine the herdsmen to a settlement, adding that the state government would... Continue Reading →

Ganduje Inaugurates RUGA Committee, Invites Herders To Kano

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Thursday constituted a 16-man committee for the establishment of RUGA and Milk Markets in the state. He said the project will be carried out in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank. Inaugurating the Committee at Government House, Ganduje said Kano RUGA settlements will accommodate not only Kano herders,... Continue Reading →

Ruga! “Apologise To Igbos Within 48hrs” – Southeast Leaders Tells Senator, Uzor Oji Kalu

Following his reported support for the creation of the  controversial Ruga  for Fulani herders settlement in the South East, South East leaders yesterday gave the former governor of Abia state Chief Orji Uzor-Kalu 48 hours ultimatum to tender unreserved apologies to the Igbos people. The aggrieved leaders also slammed the former governor over his  claim... Continue Reading →

RUGA Is Colonialism, Taraba State Gov. Ishaku Insists On Total Cancellation

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Tuesday said the Federal Government should cancel RUGA program, rather than suspending it. Speaking with reporters at the Government House, Jalingo, Ishaku said the scheme was a form of colonialism and that its suspension was not enough, as it still raises suspicion. “Ranching is the best modern practice of... Continue Reading →

RUGA And The Obasanjo Connection.

The UN World Habitat Forum was held in Vancouver, Canada in 1976. A principal outcome of the conference was a resolve that governments should as much as possible provide land for citizens to build homes. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and his deputy, Brigadier Shehu Yaradua decided to implement that decision by seizing land from its traditional... Continue Reading →

RUGA or No RUGA, Stand Up And Defend Yourself – Ohaneze President, Nwodo, Urges Igbos

Chief Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, in his reaction to the 30-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government to rescind its decision to suspend the RUGA policy, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, on Thursday described the threat as irresponsible and urged his kinsmen, the Igbo, to stand up and defend themselves... Continue Reading →

RUGA suspension: PFN calls for national summit

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called for national summit following the suspension of the RUGA settlement scheme by the Federal Government. The General Secretary of PFN, Nuhu Kure, made the call in Ibadan during a courtesy call on the National Vice President of the association, Bishop Wale Oke. RUGA, a scheme designed to settle... Continue Reading →

“Accept Ruga Within 30 Days Or We Will Resort to a Next Line of Action”- Coalition of Northern Group

A coalition of Northern groups in Nigeria have delivered a 30-day ultimatum to different state governors of the federation who are against the RUGA settlement scheme, to reexamine their decisions right away. Many state governors, especially in the South, have resisted strongly the establishing of RUGA settlements in their states. In a press conference on... Continue Reading →

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