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Seven (7) Major Reasons for the Establishment of NYSC in Nigeria

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was established in Nigeria by General Yakubu Dan-Yuma Gowon, the former Head of State of Nigeria with his Decree No. 24 of May 22nd 1973. This establishing law of the programme was later reviewed in 1993 by General Ibrahim Babangida with a 23-section Decree No.51 of 16th June 1993. The programme is compulsory. It mobilizes and deploys Nigerian youths that graduated from universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education to different parts of the country to serve the fatherland for normal minimum of one year. In the service year, they could be posted to ministries, departments and agencies of government, hospitals, farms, schools, sports development centres, private sectors of Nigerian economy, etc. At the end of the service year, the participant is issued with a certificate in recognition of the service rendered to the country. The certificate, or the exemption letter given to those above the age of 30 years is compulsory for job placement…

Six (6) Major Reasons for Herdsmen and Farmers Conflict in Nigeria

INTRO: Herdsmen and “farmers” conflict in Nigeria has succeeded in burying the fact thatthe herdsmen themselves are also farmers. The pastoralists that rear cattle have launched several attacks on crop farmers in Nigeria. These attacks have resulted in the death of several thousands of people especially in Benue, Plateau and Taraba states; not to talk of the injuries, displacements and property worth billions that were destroyed. A report even has it that every state in Nigeria has recorded herdsmen-farmers clash death except Sokoto state. The conflict between the livestock and crop farmers is surprising because right from time, the duo have co-existed symbiotically. The crop farmers had always wanted cow dungs for manure while the livestock farmers had gone to farms allowed to fallow and had their livestock feed on what was remaining after harvest, as well as the after harvest succulent grasses in the farms. Suffice it to say here is that livestock at times destroyed crops in the far…