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 […]

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue — 8th April 2018 Linus Oota, Lafia About 11 Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State were on Saturday murdered in their cold blood in Yelwater, a border town in Benue State by men suspected to be Tiv militias. Our correspondent gathered that the herdsmen hail from Kendeh village, Awe […]

Ortom: No part of Benue will be captured under my watch

— 8th April 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed that he will do everything possible to ensure that no part of the state is captured by terrorists and other armed groups under his watch. The Governor stated this at the wedding reception for Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ankor held at […]

Ten feared killed, many injured by Fulani herdsmen in Benue communities

— 5th April 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi No fewer than 10 persons were allegedly killed Wednesday by Fulani herdsmen in Mbakyondo, Mbakpa and Sengaev communities in the Agagbe district of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. Sources from the area told newsmen that the invading herdsmen stormed the communities at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday and […]

Benue: I’m surprised IGP Idris disobeyed my directive – Buhari

As herdsmen slaughter 2 Police sergeants ahead of President’s visit …Knocks, kudos as stakeholders react to Buhari’s condolence visit to Benue By Peter Duru & Peter Okutu MAKURDI-President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed shock that Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, disobeyed his directives to stay in Benue until the blood-letting between farmers and herdsmen was resolved. […]

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