Thursday, January 17, 2019

Benue

    Ortom on minimum wage: I will pay workers above N30,000 if I have the capacity

Ortom on minimum wage: I will pay workers above N30,000 if I have the capacity

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says he would pay the state workers above N30,000 as minimum wage if he has the capacity.Ortom made the remark on Tuesday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, while addressing members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).Members of the union embarked on a peaceful protest to express their grievances over the delay in the implementation of [...]

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    INEC: Politicians mopping up PVCs in Benue

INEC: Politicians mopping up PVCs in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue says it is working with the security agencies to recover permanent voter cards (PVC) that were unlawfully collected and hidden by politicians across the state.Nentawe Tilwatda, INEC resident electoral commissioner in Benue, said this on Saturday in Makurdi during an interactive session with journalists, political parties and civil society organisations.Tilwatda said the commission [...]

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    DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

The defence headquarters on Tuesday said soldiers in the Whirl Stroke operation in Benue state were ambushed and an officer was injured in the process.Zakari Sani, a captain, was said to have been badly wounded and was evacuated to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital.“Captain Zakari Sani, a very courageous and hardworking officer, was ambushed alongside other soldiers in Benue [...]

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    Woman commits suicide after killing husband, children in Benue

Woman commits suicide after killing husband, children in Benue

Tragedy struck on Vandeikya street, Makurdi, Benue state capital, when a woman took her own life after allegedly killing her husband and children.The woman's husband was identified as Nicholas Adetsav. He and his wife were said to be staff of Makurdi local government council.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the Makurdi police command, told NAN that the woman is the primary suspect of the [...]

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    Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

After three years of legal battle over a legislative seat in the Benue state house of assembly, the court of appeal on Friday ordered the removal of Benjamin Nungwa, a member of the house.The court ruled that Joseph Boko, who was declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in 2015, is the real occupant of the seat.Dissatisfied [...]

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    ‘3,000’ PDP members defect to APC in Ortom’s LGA

‘3,000’ PDP members defect to APC in Ortom’s LGA

The All Progressives Congress in Benue says 3,000 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to APC in Guma, the local government area of governor Samuel Ortom.James Ornguga, APC’s acting state publicity secretary, made this known to NAN on Saturday in Makurdi.He said: “We read a comical statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue [...]

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    Reps urge NYSC to rescind ban on Benue varsity graduates

Reps urge NYSC to rescind ban on Benue varsity graduates

The house of representatives has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its ban on graduates of Benue State University from participating in the scheme.The house waded into the matter after it was brought up by Emmanuel Orker-Jev, a lawmaker from Benue state.TheCable reported how the graduates were banned for allegedly falsifying ages.Awakessien Eno, NYSC Benue state coordinator, [...]

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    NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

NYSC bans Benue varsity graduates from national service

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    EFCC can probe Benue government, says court

EFCC can probe Benue government, says court

The federal high court, Abuja, has dismissed the suit filed by the Benue state government to challenge the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate accounts of the state.Nnamdi Dimgba, the judge, held that the suit was lacking in merit.The EFCC had frozen three bank accounts belonging to the state government on August 8, while accusing [...]

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    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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