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President Buhari Meets King Salman In Saudi Arabia
President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday held talks with King Salman in Riyadh, on the sidelines of the second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference, during which both leaders committed to a deeper partnership for the development of both countries.
President Buhari and the Saudi Monarch reviewed aspects of cooperation between both countries and agreed to advance cooperation in the areas of oil and gas, given the similarities of both countries as big producers of the commodity.
In this regard, King Salman assured President Buhari of the willingness of Saudi Arabia to invest in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, thereby strengthening the strategic partnership between the Saudi Energy company, Aramco, and the NNPC.
Both leaders also discussed the current regional and global security situation, and President Buhari expressed his desire for a quick and peaceful resolution on contentious issues in the region.
Noting the cordial relationship between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, the two leaders committed to vigorously enhanced and developed relations in several areas – from trade, people-to-people partnership, technology, education, and agriculture, for the mutual prosperity of citizens of both countries.
CSO Petitions SGF Over Algon Leadership Crisis
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has been petitioned by a Civil Society Organisation, Open Justice Initiative, (OJI) to wade into the crisis rocking the leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON).
In a statement made on Wednesday, the Executive Director of Open Justice Initiative, Mr. Donald Oyibiowu said, SGF’s intervention had become necessary in view of embarrassment the crisis posed to the nation’s Constitution.
According to the Organization, the SGF, Boss Mustapha was expected to investigate ALGON’s leadership tussle.
Expressing concern, Oyibiowu said those involved in the crisis seemed to have suspended the provisions of the Constitution and were doing the unthinkable in breach of the law that guides the 774 Local Governments in Nigeria, adding that the situation must not be allowed to degenerate further.
“Our organization is primarily concern about promoting advocacy on Justice Sector Reforms and Justice to all.
Benue: Gov. Ortom Issues Strong Warning To Cattle Herders Over Open Grazing
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday warned cattle owners against open grazing across the State.
Ortom warned cattle owners in the state to ensure that their animals are properly ranched to avoid open grazing or be ready to face sanctions as stipulated by the law.
The Governor gave the warning yesterday when he sighted a herd of cattle roaming the streets at Iniongun road, Wadata area of Makurdi and was contained in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Tever Akase.
Ortom directed the “Livestock Guards to immediately impound the animals and take them to the Quarantine Unit,” stressing that by “provisions of the ranching law, the cattle would be auctioned if the owner fails to pay the requisite fines after seven days.”
The statement quoted the governor as saying the law does not accord preferences to any individual or group, whether or not they are Benue indigenes.
He stressed that herders who refuse to keep their livestock in ranches would be prosecuted in accordance with provisions of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law, 2017.
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