Monday, September 24, 2018

Benue

    Ortom blasts APC aspirant: Leave me alone and focus on your change agenda

Ortom blasts APC aspirant: Leave me alone and focus on your change agenda

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state has asked Titus Zam, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), to tell people of the state about his development agenda instead of speaking ill of him.Ortom said this on Tuesday in response to comments made by Zam who was his special adviser on bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs.While addressing [...]

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    David Mark hands over Benue PDP to Ortom 

David Mark hands over Benue PDP to Ortom 

Former Senate President David Mark has handed over the structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state. Mark handed over the Benue PDP to Ortom on Monday during a stakeholders' meeting in Makurdi, the state capital.Ortom defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, accusing the federal government of [...]

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    Ortom asks Benue residents to place interest of the state above any factor

Ortom asks Benue residents to place interest of the state above any factor

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has urged indigenes to place the interest of the state above any factor capable of causing disunity and retrogression.The governor made the call in a statement made available by Terver Akase, Benue chief press secretary, on Tuesday.Ortom said the safety of lives and property in all parts of the state is the priority of [...]

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    21 herdsmen, one soldier killed in Benue gunbattle

21 herdsmen, one soldier killed in Benue gunbattle

Adeyemi Yekini, force commander, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), on Monday said troops killed 21 armed herdsmen and lost one soldier in Benue state.Yekini told reporters at the tactical air command headquarters, Makurdi, OPWS headquarters, that two soldiers also sustained various degrees of injures during the operation and were receiving treatment at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) base hospital.OPWS covers Benue, [...]

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    Ortom: No amount of persecution will make me return to APC

Ortom: No amount of persecution will make me return to APC

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says no amount of “torment or persecution” will make him reconsider his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement issued on his behalf by Terver Akase, his chief press secretary, the governor accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being a strike squad of the ruling party.He also alleged that [...]

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    Nine shot dead in Benue

Nine shot dead in Benue

Gunmen have killed at least nine people in Tse Ujoh, a community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Alla local government area of Benue state.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident, saying it happened on Friday morning.Yamu said security personnel had been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.Commenting on the attack, Samuel Ortom, governor of [...]

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    Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt Benue government.Speaking with TheCable on the closure of three bank accounts belonging to the state government, Akase alleged that the current administration has turned the EFCC into an "attack dog".He said his principal [...]

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    EFCC freezes accounts of Benue government

EFCC freezes accounts of Benue government

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen three bank accounts belonging to the government of Benue state.Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday.The commission had linked the governor to an alleged fraud to the tune of N22 billion but Ortom denied the allegation.The EFCC said between June 30, [...]

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    Benue lawmakers bicker on live TV over Ortom’s impeachment notice

Benue lawmakers bicker on live TV over Ortom’s impeachment notice

Benjamin Adayi, a member of Benue house of assembly, says the impeachment proceedings against Samuel Ortom, the state governor, is being done within the provisions of the law.He said 12 of the 30 lawmakers sat on Monday to commence the governor’s impeachment process and not eight as was reported.Reports had emerged that only eight of the lawmakers attended the plenary [...]

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    ‘FG causing mayhem in a state recovering from killings’ — PDP decries plot to unseat Ortom

‘FG causing mayhem in a state recovering from killings’ — PDP decries plot to unseat Ortom

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the service of impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, by eight members of the state house of assembly is illegal.The party made this known in a communique issued after the end of an emergency meeting of its national working committee on Monday in Abuja.Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the party, who read [...]

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    APC suffers fresh loss in Benue as 13 LG chairmen join PDP

APC suffers fresh loss in Benue as 13 LG chairmen join PDP

Thirteen of the 17 local government chairmen elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state have moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).This comes three days after Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, joined the PDP.While announcing his defection at the state government house on Wednesday, Ortom said a crowd of followers were waiting to [...]

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    Benue assembly removes speaker

Benue assembly removes speaker

Terkimbi Ikyange (pictured), speaker of Benue state house of assembly, has been impeached.At plenary on Tuesday, Richard Ujege, lawmaker representing Konshisha state constituency, moved a motion of no confidence on the speaker who was absent.The motion was supported by 21 members out of the 30 members of the house.Also impeached were James Okefe, deputy speaker and Benjamin Adanyi, majority leader, [...]

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    51 persons died in Benue IDP camp between January and June

51 persons died in Benue IDP camp between January and June

Fifty-one persons have been killed in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Abagena, Benue state, between January and June this year.Addressing journalists on Wednesday, James Iorkyaa, the camp commandant, also said 69 births were recorded in the camp within the period.He said 50 persons died of various diseases including old age while one was involved in an accident.He, however, [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state.Many have been killed in Benue this year alone.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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    Benue killings: Police say ‘quite a number’ of people arrested, charged to court

Benue killings: Police say ‘quite a number’ of people arrested, charged to court

Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in Benue, says a number of arrests have been made in connection to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state.In an interview with NAN on Sunday in Abuja, the commissioner said those arrested were being prosecuted in court.He said: “Every security institution that is present in Benue is up and doing, quite a [...]

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    Buhari not responsible for herdsmen killings in Benue, says Ortom

Buhari not responsible for herdsmen killings in Benue, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the killings in his state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Ortom said the farmers-herders crisis predates the current administration and it would be a fallacy to link the president to it.The governor said there are responsible herdsmen in Benue who are law-abiding."Buhari will definitely come here for campaigns, [...]

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