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 […]

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 […]

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