IS infiltrates, Benue, Edo, Kogi States, Presidency raises the alarm

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – THERE are indications that the Islamic State in West Africa, ISWA, have infiltrated the North Central and some South South States of the country to carry out its dastardly act. Garba Shehu Already, the security operatives especially the Department of State Services, DSS, is said to be on top of […]

No land for cattle colony in Benue – Gov. Ortom (They can create their colony in Daura and Kano)

Abuja – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue says the state government has no land for the establishment of cattle colony in the state as being advocated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Ortom made this known while addressing State House correspondents after he led a delegation of Benue stakeholders to a closed […]

Herdsmen killings: Lalong bows, apologises to Ortom

Herdsmen killings: Lalong bows, apologises to Ortom — 14th January 2018 Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has apologized to his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, over his comment condemning the implementation of anti-open grazing law in the state. The Plateau state governor had attributed recent killing of over 70 persons in […]

Benue killings: Buhari summons IGP, orders tight security

Benue killings: Buhari summons IGP, orders tight security — 6th January 2018 From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to tighten security on all flashpoints in the country and end the killings in Benue State. The IGP disclosed this to State House Correspondents after an hour-closed door […]

Benue Massacre: “I cannot be a leader over dead people,” – Ortom

Benue Massacre: “I cannot be a leader over dead people,” – Ortom — 5th January 2018 (Rose Ejembi – MAKURDI) Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he is withdrawing from all political activities until the problem of herdsmen invasion of the Benue valley is over. “I have decided to withdraw from every political […]

Benue massacre: IGP restates assures of compliance with anti-open grazing law

— 5th January 2018 From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has restated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force towards ensuring total compliance to the Anti Open Grazing law as enacted by the Benue State government. Represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), in charge of Operations, […]

You’re chasing shadows, Mark tells EFCC

Former Senate President, David Mark, has described accusations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he purchased his Apo residence illegally as spurious, contrived and baseless. Mark said, yesterday, that the EFCC, or any other agent of government were chasing shadows because the property was duly offered for sale, bided for, and he purchased […]

NLC, Benue govt. tango over FG’s financial interventions

— 26th September 2017 NLC President unfair to Benue Srare Government – Agerzua From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The National President of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Alhaji Ayuba Wabba, has berated the Benue State Government for what he described as ‘lack of transparency in the handling of Federal Government’s financial interventions to the state’. Governor Samuel Ortom […]

We told Buhari not to be in a haste to come back – Ortom

By Nwafor Sunday Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, yesterday, at the state house told newsmen that the six selected governors who went to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London advised him not to hurry back, but to take care of his health pending when his doctors clear him. According to Ortom, “We were happy […]

Ortom to Mark: You’re telling lies, come to Benue let me clear you

Ortom to Mark: You’re telling lies, come to Benue let me clear you     The Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that the Former Senate President in the 7th Senate, Senator David Mark is telling lies. Governor Ortom also asked senator Mark to come to the state for better clarification on his misconception […]

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