Saturday, March 6, 2021



Ortom imposes 24-hour curfew, bans use of Toyota Corolla in 3 Benue LGs

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has imposed dusk-to-dawn curfew in Ukum, Katsina-Alla and Logo local government area of the state, following the killing of Terkura Suswam, the elder brother of Senator Gabriel Suswam, on Tuesday night.

Killers of Sen. Suswam’s elder brother will be brought to justice – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed to ensure that the killers of Sen Gabriel Suswam’s elder brother are arrested and brought to justice.

We’re against killer herdsmen, not Fulani tribe – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, says people of the state are fighting against terrorists, killer herdsmen and criminality, not against any Fulani as some Nigerians believe.

Varsity student arraigned for killing his lecturer in Benue

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Wednesday, ordered that Jeremiah Nnamdi, a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, who allegedly murdered a lecturer, to be remanded in a correctional centre.

Nasarawa gov’t collaborates with hunters to curbe banditry, kidnapping

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has expressed the willingness of his administration to collaborate with hunters to curb insecurity in the state.

Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

Teacher in court for allegedly killing 3 policemen in Benue

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Tuesday ordered that a teacher, Mernyi Christopher, who allegedly murdered three policemen, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

Benue NUJ chairperson dies

The chairperson, Benue State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Victoria Asher, is dead. The Secretary of the Council, Moses Akarhan, disclosed this...

2023: I’m not nursing presidential ambition – Ortom

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he is not nursing any presidential ambition.

Buhari renews tenure of MDs of 7 river basin authorities, appoints 2 more

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of tenure for seven managing directors of the river basin development authorities. The president also approved the appointment...

Insecurity: Benue govt bans motorcycles, illegal checkpoints in 2 LGs

The Government of Benue has banned the use of motorcycles and operations of illegal revenue checkpoints in Katsina-ala and Ukum Local Government Areas with immediate effect.

Rescuing Kankara schoolboys alive, greatest achievement – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has described the rescue alive of 344 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, as a major achievement.

Gunmen kill 3 police officers in Benue

Unknown gunmen have attacked and killed three police officers at the residence of the Katsina-Ala Local Government Chairman, Alfred Atera.

JUST IN: Ex-education minister, Jerry Agada, dies at 68

Former Minister of State for Education and Chairman Benue State Civil Service Commission and, Prof. Jerry Agada, has died at the age of 68.

Nigerian troops rescue kidnapped victims in Zamfara, arrest bandits in Benue

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have again rescued 10 kidnapped victims from bandits at Yenyewa Village in Zamfara following a tip-off.

Ortom: If hundreds of students could be abducted in Buhari’s home state, no place is safe again

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, said if hundreds of students could be abducted in Katsina State, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, no place was safe again.

Gov. Ortom says herdsmen kill 4 in Benue community

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday said suspected herdsmen killed four persons at Tse-Angbande, Makurdi, the State Capital, on Friday night. Mr...

Police in Benue arrest varsity student over killing of professor

The Police Command in Benue says it has arrested Mr Jeremiah Nnamdi, a student of Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, FUAM, over the alleged...

Ortom flags off N500m agric loan for workers, political appointees in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has flagged off the N500 million agricultural value-chain development loan scheme for civil servants and political appointees in the state.

NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Benue

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has begun distribution of relief materials to victims of the 2020 flood in Benue.

Don’t reverse ban on rice importation, Ortom begs Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the policy on ban of rice importation and not succumb to any pressure.

Strike: ASUU divided over Nigerian govt’s offer 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, branches are divided over whether to accept the Federal Government’s offer and call off their eight-month-old strike.

Bayelsa Queens win Flying Officers’ Cup pre-season tournament

Bayelsa Queens Football Club have emerged winners of the Flying Officer’s pre-season Cup tournament.

Tenant bags 2 year-jail-term for issuing dud cheque to landlord

A High Court in Makurdi on Thursday sentenced a 49-year old woman,  Hephzibah Aondongu to two years imprisonment for issuing a dud cheque of N296,020 to her landlord.

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