HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
- FG RE-INTRODUCES NEW SCHEME FOR RUGA.
- GOV. AKEREDOLU BEMOANS OVER CHURCHES’ NON-COMPLIANCE TO COVID 19 PROTOCOLS.
- ON ENTERTAINMENT, 90 MILLION NAIRA UP FOR GRABS AS BBNAIJA HIT AIRWAVES TONIGHT.
- ON SPORTS, JOEL OBI OPENS UP ON NEW MOVE TO SERIE A NEWCOMERS.
In a bid to address the lingering farmer-herders crisis across the country, the federal government has re-introduced a replacement scheme for the controversial rural grazing area scheme, RUGA.
The new scheme called the livestock intervention programme, LIP, comes amid the Federal Government’s intensified efforts to revive Colonial-era grazing routes in many states across the Nation.
Documents from the federal ministry of agriculture sighted by newsmen, revealed that the LIP scheme will see the establishment of large herders’ settlement in each of the six pilot states, namely Adamawa, Kwara, Niger, Bauchi, Kaduna and Gombe states.
The documents, however, hinted that the scheme will be extended to other states following a successful outing in the pilot states.
Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA HAS advised Nigerians to brace up for more floods in 2021.
Director-general, Nigeria hydrological services agency, NIHSA, clement nze, gave the advice at a webinar organized by the Nigerian institution of water engineers.
Nze attributed the increased flooding to climate change, population growth, urbanization, economic development and poor drainage systems, noting that changes in climate precipitation, river change flow regime and rise in sea level could worsen the situation.
He pointed to Lagos, Taraba, Ekiti, Kwara, Ondo and Delta as states that have recorded heavy rain and strong winds in 2021.
The NIHSA DG therefore called for enforcement and review of environmental laws as well as those of housing, land use, urban and regional planning to forestall submerging.
Report says the local government election holding across Ogun state witnessed a low turnout of voters.
It was gathered that there was serious voter apathy in many polling units across the 20 local government areas of the state as few voters trickled out to cast their votes in polling Centres in Yewa North, Abeokuta North and Yewa South Local Government Councils.
While speaking with newsmen, some of the voters attributed the poor turnout to lack of sufficient public awareness about the election, urging relevant authorities to ensure better publicity in the future.
Reacting after casting his vote, state commissioner for housing, Jagunmolu Omoniyi said the low turnout does not mean people are not happy with the process but it was so because the all progressives’ congress, APC had no opposition in the election.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has alleged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of bombing the eastern security network, ESN, in Enugu state while protecting bandits in the north.
IPOB spokesman, Emma powerful made the allegation in response to an attack on operatives of the ESN in Akpofu Nkanu Forests, Enugu State on July 23, saying the operatives did nothing to the Nigerian army to warrant such attack.
According to him, a combined team of soldiers and security operatives were unleashed against innocent volunteer security outfits safeguarding the lives of Biafrans against the incursions by Fulani jihadists.
He therefore called on the federal government and Enugu governor, ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to ensure safety in the state and allow them tackle insecurity in their own way.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which churches fail to adhere to the covid-19 protocols in the state.
Governor Akeredolu, during the opening of the 3rd session of the 13th synod of Owo diocese held in Okeluse in Ose Local Government area of the state observed with disappointment that delegates and clerics at the synod did not comply with the covid-19 protocols despite the population at the church.
The governor however admonished the people on the need to continue to adhere strictly to covid-19 protocols in order to prevent the delta variant of the disease from spreading into the state particularly since the recent vaccination had not covered the larger part of the population.
Nigerians are ready to witness a new set of dramas later today as media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, declares sixth edition of the popular big brother, BBnaija open.
Ebuka decked in a neatly tailored outfit is expected to announce that this year’s edition would be double launch shows; the first tonight and the second on Sunday, July 25.
This year’s edition like the previous seasons, indeed promises to be full of love triangles, heated exchanges, shock evictions and intense competition to win.
In the meantime, BBnaija fans have taken to their social media platforms to hail former housemates, Laycon and Erica for squashing their beef and following each other on their Instagram handles.
Nigerian footballer, Joel obi, is looking forward to a new challenge at the newly promoted Serie A Club, Salernitana.
Addressing a news conference on the signing, obi expressed readiness for a new adventure at Salernitana in the year of his great return to Serie A.
Expressing joy to wear the club’s shirt, the Former Chievo Midfielder re-iterated his preparedness to take the field to defend the colors together with his new teammates.
The Serie A newcomers had on Thursday night announced signing of the Nigeria midfielder on a one-year contract.