Monday, June 14, 2021


Benue State

Violence mars elections in Benue as INEC reschedules polls in 3 LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has rescheduled the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Gwer, Gboko and Tarka Local Government Areas of Benue.

Ortom’s implementation of anti- open grazing law politicised – APC’s Jime

All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Benue, Emmanuel Jime said people have been the ones ranched instead of cattle, under Governor Samuel Ortom’s anti-open grazing law.

Benue: 16 feared killed in fresh attack on Agatu community

The Commander of a special military task force known as “Operation Whirl Stroke” has confirmed that there was an attack at Agatu Community in Benue early on Wednesday.

Benue APC wants security agencies to step up vigilance for Saturday polls

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Makurdi on Wednesday called on security agencies to beef up surveillance in all states to forestall any plan to rig the polls.

Atiku’s Presidency will unite Nigerians, provide jobs, security – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has assured Nigerians that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, would unite Nigerians, provide jobs and end insecurity, if elected into office.

Oil and Gas: NNPC will soon commence drilling in Benue – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will soon commence drilling for a deeper search for oil and gas in the Benue Trough.

2019: Benue people will resist election rigging, says Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue says the state will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 general elections in the area.

APC now safe haven for corrupt politicians – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has accused the federal government of paying lip service to the fight against corruption, adding that the All...

Police arraign 7 ‘terrorists’ in Benue

The Benue Police Command on Tuesday arraigned seven suspects in a Makurdi Upper Area Court II, over alleged criminal conspiracy and acts of terrorism.

Buhari sympathises with victims of Wadata fire incident in Makurdi

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sympathy with the victims of  Wadata Market fire incident in Makurdi, Benue on Wednesday. Mr Buhari, who was reacting...

Gov. Ortom donates N30m to victims of Wadata Market fire incident

The Benue Government has donated N30 million to the victims of the fire that gutted some sections of Wadata Market, Makurdi, the state capital, early Wednesday morning.

8 PDP members die in Benue accident

The Benue Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said eight of its members had died in a road accident while traveling for a...

Buhari is incompetent, rewards incompetent security chiefs – Ezekwesili

Presidential Candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is incompetent and has always rewarded incompetent security chiefs with tenure extension, despite the growing insecurity in the country.

Akume, a great asset to Benue – Ortom

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has described Sen. George Akume as a “great asset” to the north-central state.

Benue govt impounds 105 cows for violating open grazing law

The Benue State Livestock Guards has impounded 105 cows and four sheep caught grazing openly near Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies, Makurdi.

Scandal: Save the church from ridicule, refund Buhari’s N25m, Otubu challenges CAN President

The internal crises rocking the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over alleged stealing of money by its President, Sampson Ayokunle, thickened on Sunday with its Vice President, Prof. Joseph Otubu, challenging him to give account of the funds

Supreme Court dashes hope of sacked Benue legislator to reclaim seat

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck out two applications by a sacked Benue legislator, Benjamin Nungwa, seeking to reclaim his seat in the Benue...

Akume will be recalled – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, on Sunday, disclosed that the people of Benue North West will soon commence recall process of Senator George Akume, for...

2019: Benue voters will resist rigging, intimidation – Ortom

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that the people of the state have resolved to “resist any form of intimidation and...

Benue Attacks: Catholic Bishop demands apology, warns against blame shift

The Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, His Grace, Wilfred Anagbe has urged the public to desist from changing the narrative regarding the identities of...

Ochanya: 13-year-old girl sexually abused by polytechnic lecturer must get justice, Ortom vows

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has assured that his government would ensure that “the law takes its course“ regarding the gruesome death of a...

Zaki-Biam: Nigerian troops kill 3 suspected ‘Gana boys’

The Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, said its troops killed three suspected boys of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana in Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area...

Benue: Armed militia kill policeman, 2 others in Zaki Biam

The Police in Benue on Thursday said a police officer and two other persons were killed in a gun battle between Shitte militia (Gana...

Abba Morro picks PDP Senatorial ticket for Benue South

Abba Moro, former Interior Minister, has picked the PDP ticket to contest the Benue South Senatorial election in the 2019 general elections in the...

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