Saturday, August 17, 2019

Benue

    ‘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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    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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August 17, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
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