Saturday, November 17, 2018

Benue

    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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    Hoodlums invade Radio Benue

Hoodlums invade Radio Benue

Unidentified persons invaded Radio Benue in the early hours of Tuesday, carting away money and other valuable items.The raid affected the offices of the director-general and director of marketing, where N140,000 was stolen.A personal DVD player was also removed from the office of director of engineering services.Justin Amase, the commissioner for information and orientation, expressed shock over the incident and [...]

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    INEC sends 5,000 card readers to Benue

INEC sends 5,000 card readers to Benue

The National Independent Electoral Commission in Benue state says it has received 5,000 card readers for the March 28 and April 11 general election.Istifinus Dafwang, resident electoral commissioner in the state, made this known on Tuesday during an interview with NAN in Makurdi, capital of the state.Dafwang said the card readers were in excess of 400, saying the excess would [...]

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    Police raise alarm on kidnappers targeting children in Benue

Police raise alarm on kidnappers targeting children in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria police force has alerted residents of the state of the presence of a ring of kidnappers targeting children.Austin Ezeani, spokesman of the command, told NAN in Makurdi, the state capital, on Tuesday that the kidnappers were operating mostly in Makurdi and parts of Guma local government area.According to him, the abductors target children [...]

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    Suswam denies embezzling Benue workers’ salaries

Suswam denies embezzling Benue workers’ salaries

Gabriel Suswam, the governor of Benue state, has denied embezzling the salaries of his workers, instead blaming the five-month payment delay on the federal government.He said Benue was receiving poor budgetary allocations from the government at the centre and that a loan of N200 million would be needed in addition to the state allocation before salaries could be paid.Suswam was speaking [...]

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    PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared John Tiav, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the re-contested Buruku federal constituency seat in Benue.Tiav polled 25,988 votes ahead of John Tine of Labour Party, who had 3,602 and Sekav Iyortyom of the All Progressive Congress scored, who polled 395 votes.Baba Abba-Yusuf, the INEC resident commissioner [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
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