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Buhari’s provocative order on grazing route



Obsessed with outdated animal husbandry practices, the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), instigated fresh controversy on Thursday by declaring strong support for open cattle grazing. In a ghastly interview aired on Arise TV, Buhari adamantly rejected the ban that the governors of the 17 states in the South placed on open grazing in May. With a national stock of 20 million-plus cattle head, Buhari’s open cattle grazing scheme is a threat to settled farming communities across the country.

Demonstrating an uncommon passion for the contentious practice, the President said he would revive grazing routes throughout the country for cattle herders by dusting up a gazette of the First Republic. He argued that nomadism is the culture of the Fulani, not minding the wider implications of the primitive practice.

Buhari’s position is provocative and could further embolden the killer herders. It pits the President in direct conflict with the people in the South and their governors, where farming is the main occupation. Already, large swathes of the North-Central have become killing fields as herdsmen claiming a right to unfettered grazing everywhere are violently destroying lives, farms, and settlements.

To actualise his morbid ambition, Buhari says the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, will spearhead the resuscitation of the law. “What I did was ask him (the AGF) to go and dig the gazette of the First Republic when people were obeying laws,” the President said. “There were cattle routes and grazing areas. Cattle routes were for when they (herdsmen) are moving upcountry, North to South or East to West, they had to go through there. If you allow your cattle to stray into any farm, you are arrested. The farmer is invited to submit his claims. The khadi or the judge will say pay this amount and if you can’t, the cattle are sold.” Certainly, the President places cultural practice over the constitution of the land.

Buhari should simply perish the thought. The Nigeria of the 1960s is not the Nigeria of today. What is particularly galling in the interview is that Buhari canvassed the same sense of entitlement to other ethnic nationalities’ land as the killer herders. It is simplistic and dangerous for the President to anchor his pet ethnic project on a colonial law that is better forgotten. To the average person in the South, North-Central and even North-Western states like Kebbi and Kaduna, open cattle grazing has become impracticable, particularly because it is a source of farmland destruction, rape, kidnapping, violence, and geographical hegemony by the herders.

Globally, open grazing has been replaced by pragmatism: ranching, undertaken as a private business. This does not appeal to Buhari in any way. And it is tragic as it may worsen an already explosive situation.

Buhari’s idea is not feasible, going by the law. Since its promulgation in 1978, the Land Use Act has vested all land as trust in state governors. For now, governors hold land for their people. Governors of the South and North-Central states must protect the lives and livelihoods of their people at all costs by strictly enforcing the ban on open cattle grazing. All validly made laws should be enforced. Strikingly, in the same interview, the President has equally challenged the governors to maintain law and order in their domains.

Buhari ought to get real. Open grazing belongs to the distant past of Nigeria’s history. At the level of the President, he ought to promote modern solutions to divisive issues like nomadism. It does not serve anybody’s interest, but provokes ethnic strife and food insecurity, and is a pretext for the chronic violence buffeting the country.

The President should do things methodically. The logical thing then for Buhari is to learn how other similarly challenged countries substituted their culture of open grazing for ranching.

By campaigning for open herding, Buhari is about to set the country on fire. He certainly does not need that as part of his doubtable legacy. Without getting emotional, Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, eradicated open grazing though it was the culture there. Simply, any retrogressive culture should give way to a modern, inclusive alternative. This is a better way out.

Buhari is walking dangerously on eggshells around him. His regime is too immersed in ethnic politics and animal husbandry. Cattle rearing is a private business, nothing more than trading or farming. Buhari should decouple his regime from a sense of cultural hegemony.

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From Aggressive Cuddling To 5 Secs Man



BBNaija star Ka3na has been slammed for lying with confidence after a video of her claiming she only cuddled with Praise aggressively in the house surfaced the net.

During yesterday’s episode of the reunion, Ka3na made fun of Praise saying he didn’t even last for 5 secs when they knacked in the house forgetting that she denied such allegations saying they only cuddled aggressively in the house.

Netizens then dug the video where she claimed nothing happened between her and Praise in the house to confirm to her that she lied at one point in time after making fun of Praise saying he didn’t last for 5 secs in bed.

Ka3na has since then been slammed for lying confidently and some even called her a confused fellow because what she wanted to do with Praise didn’t work out for her so she decided to disgrace him not knowing she’s disgracing herself.

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Ka3na’s claims of not knacking with Praise but only cuddled aggressively contradicts her claims of he not lasting 5 secs in bed and for that reason, some netizens have decided not to believe her because she seems to be lying.

Ka3na probably forgot that she saved her face from backlash when she got evicted by lying that she never slept with Praise but eventually said the truth at the reunion disgracing herself for the second time.

video below;

Source: www.GHgossip.com

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Balance Portability and Productivity with the Infiix INBook



The Infinix INBook which was launched alongside the Infinix Note 10 in a thrilling online launch is out in the market and is set to transform the way you work or school, as the case may be. If you’re looking for the best choice in specs for your laptop and affordability at the same time, look no further.


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“Doing Music In Ghana Is The 2ND Most Dangerous Job Ever”-Reggie Zippy Tells Upcoming Artistes



International Ghanaian artiste, Reggie Zippy has advised upcoming Ghanaian artistes to quit doing music and look for other ventures for survival.

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According to her, it will be advisable for upcoming artistes to heed his advice and focus on other things than music, adding that they will thank him in ten years’ time.

In a Facebook post, Reggie asserted that the government and other organizations responsible for the welfare of musicians are not able to perform their required duties because they are also lacking the needed assistance to do so.

He wrote;

“If you’re an upcoming Ghanaian music artist reading this post right now, I WANT YOU TO QUIT DOING MUSIC IN GHANA and go and learn a trade, go get some new vocational skills like Carpentry, Masonry, Hairdressing, Tailoring, or further your education in law, account ing, Engineering., Marketing or in Science.

Take my advice today and you will thank me in 10years time cuz apart from ARMED ROBBERY, doing music in Ghana is the 2nd most dangerous job you can ever do.

The GOVERNMENT doesn’t give a SHIT about you, GHAMRO will never work for YOU, Musigha is just for decoration and 99% of event organizers cannot pay you the thousands of dollars you expect now cuz they’re all bleeding especially after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Please take my advice and go and find a proper job to do because most of your favorite celebrities are surviving by crazy means and unconventional strategies that you may not have the heart to endure.”

See the screenshot below:

Source: Ghgossip.com

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Almost 4,000 fully vaccinated people in the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19



Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts, US, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to new data from the state Department of Public Health.

The number of breakthrough cases in the state has accounted for approximately one in 1,000 vaccinated people.

According to the state Department of Public Health, as of June 12, there were 3,791 coronavirus cases among the more than 3.7 million fully vaccinated individuals in Massachusetts.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, large-scale clinical studies have found that COVID-19 vaccination prevented most people from getting the virus. Still, no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing the disease and there will be “a small percentage of fully vaccinated people who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19.”

“We’re learning that many of the breakthrough infections are asymptomatic or they’re very mild and brief in duration,” said Boston University infectious diseases specialist Davidson Hamer, according to the Boston Herald.

“The viral load is not very high.”

“Breakthroughs are expected, and we need to better understand who’s at risk and whether people who have a breakthrough can transmit the virus to others,” he continued.

“In some cases, they’ll be shedding such low levels of the virus and won’t be transmitting to others.”

“Testing to identify current infection remains critical to control of COVID-19,” a DPH spokeswoman said.

“People with current infection can spread the virus to others and isolation of cases and identification of close contacts (individuals who may have been exposed) is a foundation of public health response.”

A new study from the CDC showed that Pfizer and Moderna are about 90% effective against infection two weeks after the last dose has passed while the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is about 72% effective against moderate to severe disease.



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Kemi Afolabi Cries Out Of Frustration After What Her Mechanic Did To Her



Kemi Afolabi revealed on her Instagram page that she filled her tank with fuel amounting to N12,000, however, unfortunately for her the fuel ran out after a few hours and when he sought out to find the problem, she was told that part of the car called the catalyst was non-existent.

She said that according to the mechanic, the absence of catalyst caused the fast consumption of the fuel and she spoke about frustrated she is because of this

Watch the video below;

Reacting to this;

@shafarmoriam wrote;

A spare part dealer once told me that all artisans will add money to goods they want to buy, no saint among them! If only they will even buy original n we all pray to God n say problem continue in Nigeria, no humanity at all.as well not been good or sincere to one another.

@mumcy_seun wrote;

Not only mechanic oooo, the new car i just bought, we discovered dey have removed the catalyst too, it is well

@dazzlesdeluxe wrote;

All mechanics does that, the person that dictated used a slogans for me then say Mama wonti jakara motor yi meaning (the catalyst has been removed) so if you take your car to them watch them closely tell them ” NOTHING MUST HAPPEN TO MY CATALYST OO” so they will know u know what’s up. Awon ika


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