NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 17 January, 2018.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018

The House of Representatives has resolved to conduct a ‘high-powered public hearing’ on the constant clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country with a view to finding lasting solution to the problem.
The hearing will be undertaken by a special adhoc committee to be constituted soon, the House resolved yesterday.


 
All the stakeholders, including security agencies, will appear at the hearing to get to the root of the crisis.
The lawmakers gave the panel six weeks within which it must conclude its assignment.
Sponsor of the motion, Rep Gabriel Babatunde (PDP, Ondo), said the recent killings by suspected herdsmen in parts of the country, especially Benue State, was alarming.
Rep Sadiq Ibrahim (APC, Adamawa) said herdsmen, just like other Nigerians, need protection.
He said there is no way a state government could make a law against open grazing when it has not provided an alternative. 
“Both the owners of the cattle and the owners of the land must make sacrifices. The government seems to be looking one way when they have a responsibility to take. You can’t make a law to ban open grazing when you don’t provide the alternative,” he said.
On her part, Rep Aisha Jibril Dukku (APC, Gombe) said state governments could not judiciously utilize the N100 billion provided for them for grazing reserves by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
In his contribution, Hassan Saleh said it was “very insulting and demeaning for somebody to say that the herdsman values his cows than someone’s life.
“We’re talking about tribal intolerance, but as leaders we shouldn’t talk about sentiments. We expect the president of Nigeria to come and intercede in this matter. 
“We were with the president yesterday, but we saw nothing. Our take home was nothing. If the security agencies are not competent they should resign.”
Also, Rep John Dyegh, said: “It is totally wrong for anybody to say it is a matter of tribal intolerance. We have said there’s land for you in Benue, but it’s not for open grazing.”
According to Mohammed Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno), ranching may not solve the problem but that the proposed cattle colonies by the federal government should be embraced as it would be the best solution.
Responding to the assertion that President Buhari is not doing enough, Rep Idris Ahmed (APC, Plateau), said “as far I’m concerned the president is doing his best. We should stop politicizing this matter.”
Several members proposed amendments to the original prayers sought in the motion one of which was that all the service chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS) should be summoned to brief the House at a closed-door session.
Rep Orker-Jev moved that the prayer should be deleted and be replaced with the setting up of an adhoc panel that would deal with the matter, which was adopted.
Also, Rep Uzoma Nkem-Abonta moved that the adhoc panel should conduct a public hearing on the matter and it was agreed to.
When Speaker Yakubu Dogara subjected the motion to a voice vote, it was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.
Earlier in a welcome address, Dogara said government must live up to its responsibility of providing security for the lives of every Nigerian, irrespective of where they live.
He said there are no sanctuaries anywhere in the country for killers and other hardened criminals who feed on the blood of people, adding that the solution to the mindless killings and bloodletting lies in the ability to shun buck passing.
“We are all painfully aware of the wave of murders of innocent Nigerians that has been sweeping through the nation. From the senseless killings in Rivers State, to the killing rampages in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Zamfara, Adamawa, Edo and other States; our dear country is now being painted red with the blood of the innocents on account of unremitting bedlam callously promoted by cold hearted merchants of death.”

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Federal Government would tomorrow begin the implementation of the National Egg Production Scheme (NEGPRO) in a flag off ceremony in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh stated this in an interaction with members of the technical committee on scheme Tuesday in Abuja


 
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said that it got the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide N10 billion for the implementation of the national egg production scheme.
This came after the ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turns Farms Ltd in 2016 to develop the National Egg Production Scheme and subsequently inaugurated a Technical Committee to work with TUNS Farms on the scheme.
“Following the approval of CBN, the scheme would be piloted in six states selected from the six geo-political zones based on their comparative advantage and readiness to key into the scheme. 
“Consequently letters conveying the approval of the state to pilot the implementation of the NEGPRO scheme in the selected states have been sent to the state governors. Anchors have also been selected and poultry farmers are currently being sensitized for further capacity building in relation to the scheme,” the ministry stated in a statement.
The states include Ondo, Kebbi, Kogi, Cross River, Bauchi and Abia.
The National Egg Production scheme (NEGPRO) is an initiative aimed at strengthening the egg production, processing and utilization capacity of the country.
The scheme is for the period of five years and it is expected to provide about 50 million table eggs daily for local consumptions, export and processing into egg powder for use in confectioneries and pharmaceuticals. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Though parboiling and milling of paddy rice is one of the fastest growing small scale businesses in Jigawa State, owing to increase in the production of the crop, majority if not all of the processors ventured into it without formal training. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
As part of its drive on retail banking, particularly targeting the youth market, Unity Bank Plc is poised to launch a product specifically designed for the younger generation in the 18-35 years age bracket. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Federal Government has released a total of N1. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The equities market of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) continues its upward trend with the market capitalization adding N335 billion and closing at N15, 782 trillion. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) yesterday announced that its projection for the year 2018 stands at N38 billion. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Salary accounts can do more than just receive monthly pay; they have inherent wealth that can be unlocked to help you achieve dreams that make you fulfilled on your job and be on top of situations at home and at work. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Manchester City have decided not to pursue their interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have masked N744. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
A spate of challenges stalling smooth working has put in doubt the feasibility of completing the standard guage rail project between Lagos and Ibadan by a December 2018 deadline.
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