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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That A socio-cultural organisation, Yoruba Commitment Forum, YCF has called on the Federal Government to permanently put a check on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yorubalnd.

 

 

 

 

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

The group made this known in a statement yesterday, stressing that food shortage in the country would continue unabated if farmers in Yorubaland whose source of livelihood is farming is being destroyed by criminal Fulani herdsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full text of the Press Release is highlighted below:

 

 

 

NIGERIA’S HEADACHES, FOOD INSECURITY IN YORUBALAND

 

There is a looming danger, a Sword of Damocles, hanging on the neck of Nigerians. That imminent danger is serious food crisis, as an euphemism. It is none other than famine, shone of its half speak. Though it is an impending national crisis but its impact on Yorubaland is going to be calamitous.

 

We have observed that for about seven (7) years now, Fulani herdsmen have been engaging in a relentless destruction of farmlands and settlements in Yorubaland. These criminal Fulani elements resorted to kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of farmers and Yoruba sons and daughters. Neither the Governments, any level, nor Fulani herdsmen’s apologists would claim ignorance of the atrocious activities of these ruthless people. Video recordings of their wicked actions suffuse the internet. The end result is that farmers began to be scared off their farms gradually until now when farms have been completely abandoned.

 

When this started years ago, foresighted individuals raised concerns; they warned about the potential danger of food insecurity beginning with rising food prices and the need to ensure a stable food supply. It appears that Southwest was deliberately targeted and the invasion of our farmlands was the execution of a conscious plan to starve our people to death. We, the Yoruba Nation agitators, cried out for help against the brazen onslaught but none came from the Federal Government led by a Fulani man.

 

Unfortunately, the hens have now come home to roost as the consequences of our action, or rather inaction, are now here for real with food shortages and very high prices making it increasingly difficult for our people to access the basic necessity of food.

Before the current bad situation spirals out of control, we hasten to inform the Government that there is no alternative to large scale farming which Fulani herdsmen have destroyed by waging a war against farmers. Subsistence farming through the backyards, as good as it is, cannot serve the purpose of assuring any people of food security. Farmlands in the South West must be made very safe. We state emphatically that the situation whereby a basket of tomatoes is sold for #4000 in the North while the same is sold in Yorubaland for #150,000 is callous, ruthless and unacceptable to us

We also call for assistance to use cheaper rail transport among others to assist our market men and women. Other regions do this,why not here in YORUBALAND?

 

Secondly, Governments must incentivise farmers whose investments have been destroyed during the war of attrition waged against them by Fulani terrorists. Without Government’s financial assistance, there is no way most farmers will be able to go back to farming, even if security of their lives and new investments are assured.

 

Signed.

 

Otunba Hon Tayo Onayemi

 

Barr Akeem Aponmade

 

Barr Femi Mokikan

 

Otunba Niyi Sodiya

 

Dr Kayode Olunuga

 

Mrs Buky Tunde Oshunrinde

 

Mrs Sola Maja

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Grace Nation: You Cannot Claim to be a Spiritual Person Without Understanding the Spiritual Language – Dr Chris Okafor

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Grace Nation: You Cannot Claim to be a Spiritual Person Without Understanding the Spiritual Language – Dr Chris Okafor

So many Christians cannot do the Kingdom business because they don’t understand the Kingdom Principles and it’s Language.

Speaking On Sunday 21st July 2024 at Grace Nation Divine and Breakthrough Service held at the international Headquarters of the church in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria, The lead Pastor Grace Nation world-wide Popularly known as The Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor said when you understand the language of the Spirit, whatever you do becomes successful.

The Popular Lagos Clergyman who Teach on the Subject The Language of The Spirit subtitles with The Voice of Thanksgiving remarked that when you gives thanks to Elohim, it’s implies that you heard his voice Clearly ans Appreciate his Kindness and Provision.

The Lagos Clergyman who just returned from United States of America when he went to with the Good News of The Limit Breakers Winning millions of Soul to the kingdom of God said the day you come into understanding the Language of the Spirit, Everything about you changes for better and your enjoyment in Life becomes Unlimited.

The Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor also emphasised that when you understand the Language of the Spirit, it will become Easy for you to differentiate between true voice of God and Voice of the flesh and when you listen to the voice of Thanksgiving, God multiply you and make more provisions.

The Power of God came down Mightily through the Fresh Annoiting upon his servant who just returns from God’s own Country, United States of America, USA, Popular Lagos Prophet, The Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor at the Divine Intervention and breakthrough service of the Church

The Fresh Annoiting that break the yokes over his servant stirs Deliverance, Healing, Miracles, Restoration and Solution to different kind of afflictions, Problems at the service, Evil altars were set on fire while Generational battles were resolved once and for all, God also uses his servant at the service to re write the history book of some Faithful, While Garment of hatred upon some were destroyed.

It was a thing of joy for Some ladies who are believing God for a life Partner as God show them.mercy by releasing wedding Gowns for them, God also gave some people foreign benefits and most Interesting God gave over 70 awaiting Mother’s there miracle Babies.

Meanwhile the Monthly Night of Prophecy, Miracle, Deliverance and Solution of Grace Nation international aka Liberation City is coming up on 26yh July 2024 at the international Headquarters of Grace Nation world-wide in Ojodu Berger Lagos, This Serves as a special invitation, make plans to attend as the Night will be brutal as described by the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor, come with your family, Friends and Love one, God will definitely visit your case files and Profiles Solutions.

 

Grace Nation: You Cannot Claim to be a Spiritual Person Without Understanding the Spiritual Language - Dr Chris Okafor

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The First Lady Oluremi Tinubu says women have to learn how to obtain power the e ECOWAS Female Parliamentarian Association has held its Spotlight Initiative with the theme; Re-thinking Women’s Proportional Representation in Governance.

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu noted that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration has made significant progress in this regard but barriers still exist especially culturally and socially.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“These barriers include deeply entrenched societal norms, systemic discriminatory practices, structural issues within our political systems, and financial incapability”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To achieve this across board, we must be seen to walk the talk. For instance, our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken significant steps to remove financial barriers by making nomination forms for elective positions free at grassroots level, ensuring that capable and qualified women can participate in the political process without the burden of prohibitive costs”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended the Federal House of Representatives for its recent passage of the Bill seeking 74 seats for women in the National Assembly in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and governance.

 

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

“I believe that the leadership in the Senate is gender-friendly”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Power is not served A’lar carte, just as my husband, President Bola Tinubu said. You have to learn how to obtain power. You need older women to mentor you”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Education is the cornerstone of empowerment. By improving access to education for girls and women, we can equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in political processes. Additionally, raising awareness about the importance of women’s representation in governance is crucial. Public campaigns, media engagement, and community programs can help shift societal attitudes and dismantle stereotypes that hinder women’s political participation”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament who is also the first female to occupy the position, Rt Hon Hadija Memounatou Ibrahimah in her remarks urged the First Lady of Nigeria to serve as the champion of the course of better representation for women in governance in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This she noted is especially so with the commendable contributions to the issues of women and girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your Excellency, you transmit a kind of light that illuminates the leadership of Nigeria. It touches the lives of even the ordinary man”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Women account for half of the population of ECOWAS member States. Only 17% are Parliamentarians and 24% are Ministers in the region. It is high time to reduce the under representation of women in democracy”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senate President, Senator Godwill Akpabio who was represented by the Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau stated that for the Senate, women participation in governance is a priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We will redefine the power of women in governance”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Session, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in a nostalgic move, visited the newly renovated hallowed Red Chamber. She commended the leadership of the senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First Lady was a 3 term Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District till 2023.

 

 

SIGNED

Busola Kukoyi

SSA Media to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

22nd July,2024

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Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN) Supports Olatokunbo Foundation community-based initiative for disadvantaged women and children in the Oshodi-Isolo Community of Lagos State, Nigeria

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Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN) Supports Olatokunbo Foundation community-based initiative for disadvantaged women and children in the Oshodi-Isolo Community of Lagos State, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Over 40 families benefit from the first phase of business empowerment and educational support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN), a leading Nigerian impact and development organisation for women, recently provided support to The Olatokunbo Foundation for its charity event on July 13, 2024, at the Rotary Community Hall in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area, Lagos. The Olatokunbo Foundation Empowerment Initiative for Women and Children aimed to uplift and empower underprivileged families in select communities in Lagos, offering a range of financial and material support to enhance their living standards. Over 40 at-risk families were provided with critical material and financial assistance, such as sewing machines, complete commercial makeup boxes, barbing kits, and grinding machines, to help improve their economic independence. In addition, cash awards were distributed to support the educational and personal growth of underprivileged children in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN) Supports Olatokunbo Foundation community-based initiative for disadvantaged women and children in the Oshodi-Isolo Community of Lagos State, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

In his speech, Otunba Abiola Olatokunbo, the Founder of the Olatokunbo Foundation, highlighted the importance of community, combined efforts, and the positive outcomes of giving back to society. “We are committed to uplifting and empowering the underprivileged, particularly in overlooked or underserved areas. For every woman or child we support, there is a multiplier effect on society. We expect that these donations will significantly improve the daily lives of the beneficiaries by providing them with tools that can help improve their overall quality of life”, Otunba Abiola said.

 

 

 

 

 

Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN) Supports Olatokunbo Foundation community-based initiative for disadvantaged women and children in the Oshodi-Isolo Community of Lagos State, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commenting on the partnership, Ms Adesuwa Tope Imasekha, Founder of Women Impacting Nigeria, said, “Our technical assistance partnership with the Olatokunbo Foundation is a demonstration of the significant value and change that can be achieved when organisations come together for a common cause. Donating is not enough without equipping beneficiaries with the necessary skills to take advantage of the support they receive, which is why we trained beneficiaries to run a business. WIN is proud to support this initiative, and we look forward to more impact-based collaborations with other organisations that can lead to sustainable results in the future.”

 

 

 

 

 

Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN) Supports Olatokunbo Foundation community-based initiative for disadvantaged women and children in the Oshodi-Isolo Community of Lagos State, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

The Olatokunbo Foundation’s charity event provided immediate relief to those in need and highlighted the importance of collective efforts in uplifting and empowering the less privileged. It showcased the profound impact of charity and demonstrated how community leaders and organisations, such as Women Impacting Nigeria, can collaborate to drive positive change.

 

 

 

 

Women Impacting Nigeria (WIN) Supports Olatokunbo Foundation community-based initiative for disadvantaged women and children in the Oshodi-Isolo Community of Lagos State, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

Women Impacting Nigeria is a not-for-profit organization based out of Lagos, Nigeria dedicated to women empowerment and gender equality.

 

For more information and to be a part of our programmes, visit womenimpactingnigeria.org or email [email protected]

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