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Insecurity: Akeredolu Gives Fulani Herdsmen 7-day Ultimatum To Vacate Forests, Bans Night Grazing |RN

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu in Amotekun uniform, gives Fulani herdsmen 7-days to vacate forests, bans night grazing

By Abolaji Adebayo

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given the Fulani herdsmen and all other herders in the state seven days ultimatum to vacate forest reserves while banning night grazing.

The Governor said the steps were taken in order to address the root cause of kidnapping, in particular, and other nefarious activities detailed and documented in security reports, the press and debriefings from victims of kidnap cases in Ondo State.

He said the unfortunate incidents are traceable to the activities of some bad elements masquerading as herdsmen.

A statement said the felons have turned the forest reserves into hideouts for keeping victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and carrying out other criminal activities.

The statement read in part: “All Forest Reserves in the State are to be vacated by herdsmen within the next 7 days with effect from today, Monday 18th January, 2021.

“Night-grazing is banned with immediate effect because most farm destruction takes place at night.

“Movement of cattle within cities and highways is prohibited.

“Under-aged grazing of cattle is outlawed. Our resolution to guarantee safety of lives and property within the State shall remain utmost as security agencies have been directed to enforce the ban.

“In its usual magnanimity, our administration will give a grace period of seven days for those who wish to carry on with their cattle-rearing business to register with appropriate authorities.”

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BREAKING: Appeal Court Stops Akeredolu From Sacking LG Chairmen, Councillors

BREAKING: Appeal court stops Akeredolu from sacking LG chairmen, councillors

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Akure Division of the Court of Appeal has restrained Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, from removing or sacking chairmen and councillors in the 18 local government areas of the state.

The chairmen and councillors of the councils were sued by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the administration of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel to governor Akeredolu, Mr Charles Titiloye, told the court that his client was not aware of the order of the High Court restraining him from dissolving the councils or of the appeal supposedly filed by him.

Titiloye noted that the state’s solicitor general was in court, to demonstrate how concerned the governor was, over the suit. The solicitor general subsequently rose up to confirm his presence, while the 18 council chairmen and councillors were represented by their counsel, Mr Olusola Oke.

The governor’s counsel pleaded for adjournment to enable his client study the case, being a lawyer himself.  (Authority)

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Fayose Attends Akeredolu’s Inauguration, Emphasises Yoruba Unity

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Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Friday said the welfare and unity of Yoruba people were important for anybody to play politics with.
The governor, who spoke in Akure, during the inauguration of the new Ondo Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), said being a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party should not stop him from attending the inauguration of an All Progressives Congress’ governor.
Fayose in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said such an occasion was a national one that well-meaning people should identify with.
‎”This is a Nigerian affair. When a governor is sworn in we have to support him.‎ We are talking about regional integration and unity and Akeredolu is one of us.‎ We have to support him and electioneering has come and gone and a winner has emerged and we have to work together in the spirit of the people of our region.
“We cannot play politics with the welfare of the people of our region. We have to support Akeredolu to make the difference.‎ This is a matter of the Yoruba nation and after Nigeria, the Yoruba nation comes first‎. We don’t need to play politics with the welfare of Yoruba people,” he said.
On whether he was planning to join the APC, the governor said nothing of such was in the offing.
“I am the main issue of the APC. They don’t have my size. They are wearing babariga and they don’t have the size of my cloth. The other time we gave them 16-0 and this time around, if it possible to get a local government from another state, we will give them 17-0‎ in the 2018 governorship election,” he added.
( Punchng.com)

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