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Yakubu Pam, its chairman, said this in Jos on Monday during an interview with NAN on the sidelines of a regional delegates’ conference of the association.
“Farmers are killed on the fields and this has forced them to abandon the farms; hunger is imminent in the country if nothing is done about this,” he said.
He called for special protection for farmers, saying farmers are vulnerable to attacks because their farms are normally in forests. Pam also drew government’s attention to the constant abduction of young girls, and appealed for special security for those in the villages.
“We have also observed that girls in the northern part of the country are being withdrawn from schools and forced into marriage,” he said.
“The association is taking a deeper look into that menace and will come out with suggestions on ways to check the trend. Our youths must resort to farming to cushion the current economic hardship; doing nothing is very dangerous.”
According to Pam, the delegates’ conference, themed ‘Peace and Unity in the Body of Christ’, was convened to buttress the need for unity in the church.
“Without love and unity, no human or spiritual community can survive, including the church. Unity of believers from different backgrounds is crucial,” he said
Ayo Fayose and his grazing bill, stirs mixed reactions
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Monday afternoon signed the Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law.
He appended his signature in the presence of over 3,000 Traditional Chiefs in Ekiti State.
Under the law, herdsmen are forbidden from carrying arms and movement of cows and other animals from one location to another.
The law prescribes six months imprisonment without option of fine for any herdsman who violates the grazing prohibition, while any herdsman found with arms will be charged with terrorism.
Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, said the deceased was murdered while attempting to stop some hoodlums from stealing from the premises of defunct Kaduna Textile Limited located in his catchment area.
He said the police has launched a full scaled investigation into the matter and that the culprits will soon be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan visited Pope Francis in the Vatican city and gifted him a model of a Facebook drone. He also gave the Pope a book about ‘people using the internet in new ways’. The tech CEO said it was something he’ll never forget.
‘You can feel the Pope’s warmth and kindness, and how deeply he cares about helping people,’ he wrote on Facebook alongside pictures from the visit.
He said the drone is symbolic of an ideology he and the Pope share.
‘We told him how much we admire his message of mercy and tenderness, and how he’s found new ways to communicate with people of every faith around the world. We also discussed the importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access,’ Zuckerberg wrote.The drone, called Aquila, a solar-powered aircraft the social network plans to use in order to give internet access to people in developing countries.
‘Together they spoke about how to use communications technology to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and to communicate a message of hope, especially to the most disadvantaged,’ the Vatican Press Office said in a statement.
33-year-old Jackson Igwebuike, who was in Canberra on a student visa, was caught in a sting last year after Australian Border Force officers intercepted packages containing three 20 kilogram statues headed for the capital.
He was arrested attempting to board a bus at the Jolimont Centre. He was allegedly planning to travel to Sydney, and had packages in his possession that police say were removed from the statue. Police found similar packaging and statues upon raiding the second address in Kaleen. Magistrate Glenn Theakston committed Igwebuike to the Supreme Court for trial on Thursday, August 25th.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempting to import or export a commercial quantity of drugs. Igwebuike remained in custody and is due to appear in the Supreme Court in September.
Presidency denies probe of Emir Sanusi, Prof Soludo
The Official Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu has denied reports that the administration is planning to probe Prof. Charles Soludo and the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II both former Central Bank governors.
The gods of Benin land will never allow PDP come to Edo— Uyigue
Stella Oduah’s son died of brain hemorrhage
The son of one of Nigerian female Senator and former Aviation minister, Stella Odua was reported dead in an Abuja hospital.