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    Three family members found dead in Benue

Three family members found dead in Benue

The Benue police command on Friday confirmed the discovery of three corpses belonging to one family in their room situated in North-Bank area of Makurdi, the state capital.Catherine Anene, spokeswoman of the command, confirmed this to NAN in Makurdi, the state capital, on Friday.She said investigations were ongoing to unravel the cause of death.The PPRO also disclosed that a little [...]

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    Benue perm sec, wife, children die in fire outbreak

Benue perm sec, wife, children die in fire outbreak

Seker Akaa, acting permanent secretary at the ministry of science and technology in Benue, alongside his wife and two children lost their lives in a fire incident on Monday.Sewuese Anene, Benue police spokesman, confirmed the tragic incident, saying the fire started around 2:40am at the residence of the deceased at Kwarafa Quaters, Makurdi, the state capital.Three other flats were also [...]

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    Court jails man who refused to return N99,000 sent to him in error

Court jails man who refused to return N99,000 sent to him in error

A federal high court, Makurdi, Benue state, has sentenced Orhena Bartholomew, a tailor, to prison for refusing to return N99,000 mistakenly transferred to him.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction of the tailor on Monday.The EFCC said it received a petition from a complainant, who operates Firstmonie Cash Point, alleging that Bartholomew came to him to transfer [...]

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    Benue killings: Miyetti Allah apologises to Ortom

Benue killings: Miyetti Allah apologises to Ortom

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has apologised to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, for the attacks and killings in the state caused by herdsmen.Saleh Alhassan, the association's national secretary, tendered the apology on Saturday at a peace meeting in Makurdi and pledged to ensure peaceful coexistence between farmers and herdsmen in the state.According to a statement issued at the [...]

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    Ochanya: Senior lecturer arraigned over rape, death of teenager

Ochanya: Senior lecturer arraigned over rape, death of teenager

The Benue state government has arraigned Andrew Ogbuja, a senior lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, over the death of a teenager.Ogbuja and Victor, his son, were alleged to have been raping Ochanya Ogbanje, a 13-year-old, since she was at the age of seven.Medical examination showed that Ochanya developed vesicovaginal fistula, a condition in which she was continuously dripping urine, [...]

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    Ortom: I won’t anoint anyone as my successor

Ortom: I won’t anoint anyone as my successor

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he has no plans to anoint anybody as his successor.Ortom, while addressing PDP stakeholders’ on Friday in Makurdi, assured them that he would allow the party to field the most acceptable candidate for the governorship election in 2023.“If someone tells you that I have anointed him as my successor, tell him that he [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ as gunmen attack mourners in Benue

‘Four killed’ as gunmen attack mourners in Benue

The Benue police command has confirmed the killing of four persons in the early hours of Saturday at a burial in Tongov district of Katsina-Ala local government area.Mukaddas Garba, the commissioner of police in the state, informed NAN of the development in Makurdi.The commissioner said the incident occurred during the burial of one late Tor Amaafu.Garba said the police has [...]

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    ‘It is wicked’ to link Danjuma, Ishaku to Tiv/Jukun killings

‘It is wicked’ to link Danjuma, Ishaku to Tiv/Jukun killings

Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, and Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, are doing their best to resolve the Tiv/Jukun crisis, the state government has said.Bala Dan Abu, media aide to the governor, said in a statement  on Tuesday that there is an effort by a group to tarnish the image of his principal and that of Danjuma who are [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Benue College of Education provost

Gunmen abduct Benue College of Education provost

The Benue state police command has announced the abduction of Tsavwua Gborigyo, provost of the College of Education, Katsina-Ala.Catherine Anene, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident on Monday.Anene said the provost was abducted during the weekend at Ihugh in Vandiekya area of the state while returning from a burial.She said no contact had been established with the [...]

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    Market leader shot dead in Benue

Market leader shot dead in Benue

Tavershima Achinge, chairman of  Zaki Biam yam market association in Ukum local government of Benue state, has been killed.Catherine Anene, public relations officer of the police in the state, disclosed this in Makurdi, the state capital, on Tuesday.She said Achinge was shot dead on Monday evening, adding that the incident was reported on Tuesday through the Ukum divisional police station.The entire [...]

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    Ortom: We’ve convicted 81 herders who broke grazing law

Ortom: We’ve convicted 81 herders who broke grazing law

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows arrested under the state’s anti-open grazing law.Ortom gave the update in a keynote address at the 2019 annual convention of the Idoma association in New York on Saturday.According to him, the implementation of the law had brought relative peace to the state.“We are [...]

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    EXTRA: Masquerades remanded in prison for attacking Benue police station

EXTRA: Masquerades remanded in prison for attacking Benue police station

A magistrate's court in Makurdi, capital of Benue state, has remanded some masquerades in prison for allegedly attacking a police station in Ado local government area of the state. Veronica Shaagee, the prosecution counsel, told the court that the case was transferred from the divisional police headquarters, Ado local government, to state criminal investigation department, Makurdi, through letter number 3100/BNS/ADO/VOL.T/ dated [...]

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    Sesugh Akume sues Ortom over delay in LG poll

Sesugh Akume sues Ortom over delay in LG poll

Sesugh Akume, a businessman in Benue, has sued Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, over the government's delay in conducting local government elections.In a suit filed at the high court in Makurdi, the state capital, Akume accused the governor of appointing his cronies as sole administrators in local governments across the state, thereby denying him the right to participate in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Benue residents make last-minute shopping on election eve

PHOTOS: Benue residents make last-minute shopping on election eve

Residents of Benue state trooped to markets and shopping complexes around to make last-minute shopping for the elections.In a delightful mood, the residents said they were looking forward to casting their ballot.Moses Tyehimba, a taxi driver, said the election will be peaceful.At Wurukum Benue Links park located at the heart of Makurdi, the state capital, people were seen traveling to [...]

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    Benue APC worried over presence of ‘armed militia’ ahead of polls

Benue APC worried over presence of ‘armed militia’ ahead of polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has expressed concern over the presence of livestock guards and armed militia ahead of the elections scheduled to take place on Saturday.The party's concern was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting on Wednesday.George Akume, former Benue governor, presided over the meeting which discussed the postponement of [...]

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    Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue govt N100m damages

Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue govt N100m damages

A federal high court sitting in Makurdi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and two banks to jointly pay N100 million to the Benue state government as damages for freezing its accounts.Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Mobolaji Olajuwon, the judge, asked the anti-graft agency to pay the government N50 million, while each of the banks is to pay [...]

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