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 […]

Again, suspected herdsmen attack Benue communities

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi There was heavy shootings around Tomatar village and environs in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, on Monday, after suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the area. Daily Sun gathered from local sources that the attackers had stormed the area and shot sporadically  as residents scampered into safety. A native of Tse Tesghem village, one of […]

Why Ortom set up committee to disburse Paris Club refund – Akase

“The committee’s job is to work out modalities to ensure the state workforce and retirees are not short-changed in disbursement of the funds,” Akase said. Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State government has said that the setting up of a committee for the disbursement of the Paris Club refund is to ensure transparency and carry […]

JUST IN: Herdsmen planning to kill me – Ortom cries out

— 24th August 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has again raised the alarm that Fulani herdsmen were planning to kidnap, torture and kill him. The claimed that the herdsmen’s plan is billed to be hatched along Makurdi-Lafia-Abuyja highway. Ortom disclosed this, on Friday, at an interactive session between the church, […]

Troops kill 21 armed herdsmen in Benue

— 20th August 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Troops of the military operation code-named Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS) said it has killed 21 armed herdsmen along the Gbajimba-Akor-Tomata axis of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State in the last three weeks. Our Correspondent gathered that the herdsmen were killed in two separate operations on August […]

Samuel Ortom: Executive flip-flopping when the centre no longer holds

2nd July 2018 Samuel Ortom was born on April 23, 1961. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Benue University and a Ph.D from the Commonwealth University, Belize, which he earned through distance learning. Tope Adeboboye His face hardly feigns defiance; neither does his demeanour depict the rebellious persona. Add that to his […]

Quit Notice: APC summons Governor Ortom, Akume to Abuja

The Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu has  summoned to Abuja for an urgent meeting the two main actors in the tussle for leadership of the Benue chapter of the  All Progressives Congress ( APC ). A reliable source explained that the urgent meeting followed an announcement  by the governor that he has been […]

Air force jets bomb Benue villages

Olaleye Aluko Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted air strikes on at least three Benue State communities on Saturday, in an operation which lasted several hours. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed the air strikes to our correspondent. He noted that it was an ongoing […]

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