Saturday, July 20, 2019

Benue

    Presidency questions ‘accuracy’ of Benue massacre reports

Presidency questions ‘accuracy’ of Benue massacre reports

The presidency says it is checking the accuracy of reports claiming that 81 people were killed by herdsmen in Benue state.The presidency, through its digital communications office, said on Monday that the some of the pictures in circulation were from the genocide in Congo, back in 2014.The digital communications arm of the presidency said the Nigerian police is currently investigating [...]

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    QUESTION: Will Buhari be silent again over ‘herdsmen killings’ in Benue?

QUESTION: Will Buhari be silent again over ‘herdsmen killings’ in Benue?

Just how much is the worth of a Nigerian life? On Friday, six policemen were killed in the United States, and President Barrack Obama addressed his country from faraway Poland, to calm the grief of a "battered" nation.In Nigeria, over the weekend, news broke that herdsmen killed 81 people in Benue state — and it's pin drop silence from the father [...]

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    Thank Farm It’s Friday! Benue workers get Fridays off to farm

Thank Farm It’s Friday! Benue workers get Fridays off to farm

The Benue state executive council on Thursday declared Fridays in June 10 till July 2016, a work-free day to enable workers in the state work on their farms.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state who chaired the 16th session of the meeting where the decision was taken, said with the biting economic situation and inability to pay workers regularly, workers need [...]

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    Gunmen kill Benue governor’s ‘most dependable’ aide

Gunmen kill Benue governor’s ‘most dependable’ aide

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    Ortom: Probing Suswam my responsibility to Benue people

Ortom: Probing Suswam my responsibility to Benue people

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, has restated his determination to probe the administration of Gabriel Suswam, his predecessor, describing it as as one of his responsibilities to his people.Ortom announced this in Makurdi, capital of the state, while swearing in three new special advisers.He said the people voted him into office because of his pledge to correct all the wrongs in the previous administration."Those [...]

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    FG deploys soldiers in Benue to stem crisis

FG deploys soldiers in Benue to stem crisis

The federal government has approved the deployment of soldiers in Benue to end the lingering farmers/herdsmen crisis in the state.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this in Makurdi, capital of the state, on Friday, while administering oath of office on Cosmos Idye, president, customary court of appeal (CCA), and Augustine Ityonyiman , a high court judge.He said the invasion [...]

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    Ogbeh to discuss ‘Agatu massacre’ with Buhari

Ogbeh to discuss ‘Agatu massacre’ with Buhari

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    David Mark seals fifth term, defeats Onjeh

David Mark seals fifth term, defeats Onjeh

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former senate President David Mark as winner of the Benue South rerun election.Mark, who has been in the upper legislative chamber since 1999, defeated Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ishaq Enigi, returning officer of the election, announced that Mark polled a total of 84,192 votes, while Onjeh secured 71,621 votes.In [...]

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    INEC collates results in Benue south

INEC collates results in Benue south

Collation of results by INEC officials across the 3000 polling units in the rescheduled Benue South Senatorial election between David Mark of the PDP and Daniel Onjeh of the APC, has started.The accreditation and voting took place simultaneously across the polling units in the district.The exercise went peacefully albeit amid tight security.A cross section of election observers described the exercise [...]

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    DPR blames petrol scarcity on NNPC depots

DPR blames petrol scarcity on NNPC depots

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Benue has blamed the ongoing fuel scarcity in the state on inadequate supply of products from the NNPC depots.Benjamin Ewuga, controller of DPR in the state, told NAN that the depots were supplying 36 trucks instead of 33000 trucks meant for the state."NNPC now supplies 1.221 million litres of PMS representing 36 trucks [...]

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    Benue confirms Tor Tiv’s death

Benue confirms Tor Tiv’s death

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has confirmed the death of Alfred Akawe Torkula, chairman of the state traditional council and the paramount ruler of the Tiv kingdom.In a chat with NAN on Tuesday, Ortom said he had condoled with the family of the monarch who was installed as the fourth Tor Tiv in April 1991.Ortom said members of the Tiv traditonal [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Mark’s election

Tribunal upholds Mark’s election

‎The national and state assembly petition tribunal sitting in Markudi, Benue state, on Tuesday upheld the election of David Mark, former senate president, as the senator representing the southern senatorial district of the state.Reacting to the judgment of the tribunal, which upheld his election of March 28, Mark praised the judiciary for remaining the hope and defender of the rights of [...]

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    Tribunal annuls election of PDP lawmaker in Benue

Tribunal annuls election of PDP lawmaker in Benue

The state house of assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Makurdi, capital of Benue state, has nullified the election of Martins Aza, representing Makurdi-north state constituency in the assembly.Avine Agbom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of Aza, who contested the April 11 election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Agbom alleged that there [...]

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    Benue lawmakers exchange blows at plenary

Benue lawmakers exchange blows at plenary

Lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts resorted to fisticuff at the chamber of the Benue state house of assembly on Tuesday.Trouble started when Terkimbi Kyange, the speaker, read a letter in which APC demanded to be given the slot of the majority leader because it has a lead over the PDP following [...]

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    Suswam withdraws election petition against Gemade

Suswam withdraws election petition against Gemade

Gabriel Suswam, the immediate-past governor of Benue state, has withdrawn his petition against the election of Barnabas Gemade as the winner of Benue northeast senatorial district.Gemade, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the seat against Suswam of the PDP.The ex-governor had filed a petition before the national/state election [...]

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    Gunmen kill police officer in Benue

Gunmen kill police officer in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria police force has confirmed the killing of Baba Ibrahim, an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), by gunmen in the Katsina-Ala area of the state.Austin Ezeani, the police public relations officer (PPRO), told NAN in Makurdi on Thursday that the late officer was the head of a special police task force on cattle rustling [...]

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