Nigeria to commence cultivation of special grasses for cattle.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the ministry will begin growing of special grasses for cattle in August.

At an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja, Ogbeh said the ministry had started bringing the special seeds of grass into the country.

Ogbeh explained that after some time, the country would become an exporter of the grass to earn foreign exchange.

He assured that with the project, known as the paddock development, the clash between farmers and herdsmen in the country would be put to an end.

The minister noted that the problem had persisted because over the years, successive governments had not done enough to check the problem.

Late Keshi

Final burial rites for legendary late Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, will start tomorrow in Benin City, Edo State as funds has hampered plans by the Federal Government to give him a heroic burial.

The Federal Government has now said it would play its own part for the late soccer icon after the Twenty- sixteen Rio Olympic Games because of a combination of factors.

Keshi’s family is however going ahead with the burial plans beginning with a Church Service at St’ Paul Catholic Church, Benin City after which the remain of the deceased will be moved to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for a novelty match.

After the match, which is being organized by his former teammates led by Austin Eguavoen, the body moves to Asaba, the Delta State capital, where his body will again lie- in -state at the Stadium named after him by former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan on Nnebisi Road.

It is expected that there will be heavy presence of officials of the Edo and Delta State governments at this events heralding the glorious exit of a man who brought glory not only to the two states but to the nation and indeed Africa.n



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