Police arrest 96 suspects over alleged cultism, robbery in Benue

Police officers on duty By Emmanuel Antswen The Police Command in Benue says it has arrested 96 persons over alleged house breaking, theft, armed robbery and cultism in Makurdi, the state capital. A statement by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anene, said on Monday in Makurdi that the suspects were arrested following complaints from […]

Troops kill several bandits, arrest criminal elements in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

John Enenche, Director Defence Information By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the troops of ”Operation Whirl Stroke” has recorded another success in the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the North Central region of the country. DHQ disclosed this a statement issued by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen.  John Enenche, […]

Gana got super natural powers from burying 12-yr-old daughter alive in his village – Gang member

Gana Says Gana accepted Christ before his death One of the gang members of late terror kingpin Gana, identified as Aondehemba has claimed that the late warlord got his power from burying his 12 years old daughter, 11 years ago in his village. This is just as he revealed that Gana accepted Christ just before […]

Fulani vigilante will not operate under any guise in Benue – Ortom

  Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State government has once again insisted that the Fulani vigilante group is not present in Benue and will NOT, under any guise operate in the state. Governor Samuel Ortom who stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Tuesday said the desperation being […]

Picture: Army guns down Terugwa Igbagwa, a.k.a Orjandu, Benue State’s most wanted criminal

Terugwa Igbagwa, a.k.a Orjandu neutralised by the army A notorious criminal kingpin in Benue, Terugwa Igbagwa, a.k.a Orjandu has been killed by Nigeria’s military. Defence Headquarters spokesman Major General John Enenche, announced this on Friday. According to Enenche, Igbagwa died during a commando operation on the highway linking Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala in Benue. The […]

David Mark lauds Ortom at 59

Former President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark yesterday described the Governor of Benue, Dr. Samuel Ortom, as an uncommon political leader. Mark, in a statement signed by Paul Mumeh, his media aide said Ortom had demonstrated himself as a man of the people. He described the governor, who turned 59 on Thursday, as a […]

Gov. Ortom wins at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, and the judgement of the Appeal Court, which upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as Governor of Benue State. The seven man panel of justices led by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour, dismissed the appeal of Mr Emmanuel Jime of the APC as […]

Five reportedly killed by gunmen in Benue

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi No fewer than five persons were reportedly killed Tuesday night by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Mondo Village, Ukemberagya Gaambetiev Council Ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. According to a community leader in the area, Chief Joseph Anawah, the Fulani herdsmen, who stormed the village at about 11pm, […]

Court fines EFCC, banks for freezing Benue govt’s accounts

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), United Bank of Africa, (UBA) and Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the Benue State government the sum of N100 million for freezing its accounts last year. The court also granted an order of […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

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