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Northern group describes #RevolutionNow protest as a plan to overthrow Buhari



The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has described the RevolutionNow protest planned by AAC candidate, Omoyele Sowore, as an attempt by the South-West to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari.

CNG claimed that the RevolutionNow was a SouthWest conspiracy, hence Northerners refused to take part in the protest. Department of State Services, DSS, had arrested Sowore over the weekend for calling for the protest. Despite his arrest, the protest was held in some states across the country.

The spokesperson of CNG, Malam Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman in a statement explained that the group’s decision not to be part of the RevolutionNow marches across the nation was because “the North will not be part of any international conspiracy supported by South Westerners to destabilize the country.”

The statement reads:
“It is quite unfortunate that the South-West which has been the single major beneficiary of the Buhari administration should also be in the forefront of efforts to discredit and bring him down by all means. This can be seen in the manner in which the bulk of political, cultural, religious and traditional leadership is standing solidly against the government with its open support for call for violent overthrow of the Buhari government by the #Revolutionow organizers.

“In particular, such individual beneficiaries of the government as Bola Tinubu, Fashola, Fayemi, Aregbesola, and others largely from the South-West were nowhere to be seen when their people and the southern-based media ignited tensions over the government’s Ruga initiative.

“These same beneficiaries appear today in implicit support of the proposed insurrection by maintaining a conspiratorial neutrality while other southern influencers like Wole Soyinka, Bisi Akande, Falana, etc explicitly back the organizers”, the northern coalition stated.

The group also called for an end to the Yoruba, Northern alliance.

It added: “We also wish to ask the president if in all honesty he still considers the South Western players as true friends who are genuinely desirous of his success. He should ask himself if the treatment he is receiving from them is worth the attention he had given the South West which involved colliding with his northern brethren to the point of elevating the status of June 12 as appeasement.

“To the entire northern leaders and elite, we categorically say that the current political alignment with the South-West is not paying and it never will.

“The vital task at this point is for the northern political leadership to renegotiate its current alliance with the South-West which has never been North’s political ally The alliance is already turning out to be unhealthy.

“We are calling on the northern elders and leaders to review the region’s position by realigning with our traditional political friends which had served the whole nation for decades before the coming of this unholy and unprofitable union with the South-Western block.

“This has become necessary with the way the South-West is going about the current friendship by being more openly antagonistic to northern interests even while they are the major beneficiaries of the Buhari administration. They, at the slightest of pretenses, openly denigrate the North, its people, its leadership and culture which must not be allowed to continue.

“The CNG, therefore, calls on the current leadership of the Northern Elders Forum under Professor Ango Abdullahi to mobilize relevant stakeholders towards bringing an end to the political partnership with the South-West and embracing the North’s initial political allies”.

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    August 8, 2019 at 5:36 pm

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    wethers when their goats give birth
    to extra males.

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    If you do purchase a buck, consider one with the ideal traits in goats without any defect so as not to introduce defects into your herd

    👉It is a wise management decision to choose a buck to breed selected does and run only that buck with the females.

    Different goat breeds
    ✍🏻Goat breeds can be divided into three categories:
    👉1. Indigenous breeds which have been naturally selected for adaptability to harsh environments and which are generally used for meat production, but are also important for cultural purposes.

    👉2. Meat breeds which have been specifically bred for meat producing characteristics. Such breeds available in Africa include Boer Goats, Savanna Goats and Kalahari Red Goats. It is generally accepted that they are more susceptible to disease than non-improved goats.

    3. Dairy breeds which are all imported breeds and include mainly Saanen goats and Toggenburg goats. These are breeds that have been selected for milk production and are used for the production of milk and processed milk products such as cheese and yoghurt. It is generally accepted that these breeds are very susceptible to diseases and parasites.

    Basic information for indigenous goats!!
    👉Length of gestation period (pregnancy) 150 days (approximately 5 months)
    👉Birth weight 2.5 kg
    👉Weaning weight (weight when kid stops suckling) 12-15 kg
    👉Mature mass of female 35-40 kg
    👉Mature mass of rams 45-50 kg
    👉Breeding age for young ewes 9 months
    👉Main kidding seasons (April–June) or (September–December)
    👉Ram/ewe ratio 1 ram to 20 ewes (5 rams for every 100 ewes)
    👉Lifespan (10-12 years).

    Goats can be kept healthy by:
    👉Ensuring that they have access to enough feed of the correct quality
    👉Ensuring they have access to clean water
    👉Following a vaccination programme against common diseases
    👉Keeping internal and external parasites under control
    👉Keeping sick goats separate so that disease does not spread to healthy goats
    👉Making sure that any goats introduced to the flock are disease-free
    👉Sheltering goats from adverse weather. If a goat does get sick it needs to be treated. More importantly, it is essential to keep a record of goats that you treat because if a particular animal gets sick often, it should be culled as it is a weak individual and is not only costing you money but is also passing on its genes to the next generation.

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    If the goat is sick:
    👉It will appear dull and listless
    👉It may have obvious symptoms of sickness such as coughing or diarrhoea
    👉It may not follow the rest of the flock when they go out to feed
    👉It may have an abnormal temperature – either too high or too low.

    ✍🏻Key equipment The goat farmer should have access to:
    👉Cooler box
    👉Goat book
    👉Animal Health Book
    👉Ear tag applicator
    👉Hoof trimmers 👉Tattoo applicator, ink and alphabet
    👉Knapsack sprayer
    👉Scale or weight belt
    👉Digital thermometer
    👉Antiseptic handwash
    👉Gauze swabs.

    ✍🏻Consumable medicines and equipment
    The goat farmer should have on hand:
    👉Disposable syringes (5cc, 10cc)
    👉Large syringe for drenching/dosing (60cc)
    👉Non disposable syringe
    👉Needles (20 gauge or 22 gauge but preferably 5/8 or 1 inch length)
    👉Antibiotic eye powder
    👉Antibiotic powder (such as Terramycin powder)
    👉Broad spectrum dewormer for wireworms, tapeworms and flukes, (e.e Prodose Orange and Eradiworm )
    👉Dip – a conventional one to be mixed with water (such as Tactic)
    👉Wound spray with fly repellent
    👉Coopers Wound oil
    👉Tick grease
    👉Long acting antibiotic (such as Terramycin LA)
    👉Short acting antibiotic (such as oxytetracycline 120)
    👉Sulphur based antibiotic (such as Disulphox) for treating coccidiosis
    👉Injectable solution for mange, lice (such as Ivermectin)
    👉Iodine spray
    👉Iodine drops (for newborn kids)
    👉Copper Sulphate (for foot baths)
    👉Vitamins (such as Multivite).

    ✍🏻Record keeping Part To be able to manage your goats, you need some basic system of record keeping. Your system should be able to give you the following information:
    👉The exact number of goats that you have (broken down into different age categories)
    👉The dates when your ewes give birth and the number of kids born
    👉The number of goats that die (and the age when they die and cause of death)
    👉The exact goats that have been treated (for what and with what)
    👉Who the mother of any particular kid is
    👉When a particular ram was brought into the herd
    👉The age of any particular goat (the year it was born)
    👉The number of goats sold, time when they were sold and prices obtained.

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