Monday, April 8, 2019

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    10 killed in renewed Tiv-Jukun clash

10 killed in renewed Tiv-Jukun clash

Ten persons have been killed in the ongoing clashes between Jukun and Tiv ethnic nationalities in Taraba state.The two groups share a common boundary between Benue and Taraba states.Speaking with reporters on Sunday, Daniel Adi, chairman of Wukari local government area of Taraba, said aside those killed, several others have been injured while more than nine communities have so far [...]

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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    Group asks INEC to declare APC winner of Benue guber poll

Group asks INEC to declare APC winner of Benue guber poll

A group known as the Coalition of Election Observers in Benue State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce Emmanuel Jime, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner of the gubernatorial election in the state.Like in five other states, INEC had declared the polls in Benue inconclusive, saying 121,011 voters were either not [...]

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    Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, is leading in results of the 11 local government declared so far.Ihedioha, who is contesting the Imo state governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ahead of Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance and Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with over 100,000 votes.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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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill 16 in Benue

‘Herdsmen’ kill 16 in Benue

Suspected herdsmen have killed 16 persons during an attack on Ebete community in Agatu local government area of Benue state.The herders were said to have attacked the community at 1am on Wednesday, opening fire on residents and setting houses ablaze.Adeyemi Yekini, force commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, an army task force outfit, confirmed the attack but was unable to give the [...]

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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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    Benue APC chieftain shot dead

Benue APC chieftain shot dead

Boniface Okoloho, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ohimini local government area of Benue state, has been killed.He was said to have been ambushed and shot dead by unknown gunmen on his way home on Saturday night.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the police command told TheCable on Sunday: "I can confirm the APC chairman in the area was killed. [...]

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    OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

"And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for," were the words of blunt and assertive Joseph Waku, a former Nigerian senator, while extolling the courage and legacy of John McCain, ex-US Republican senator. McCain was an American politician and military officer who served as a senator from Arizona. So principled, the US lawmaker [...]

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    South-east group hails army over Python Dance

South-east group hails army over Python Dance

The South East Revival Group (SERG) has spoken on the reintroduction of the military exercise, otherwise known as Operation Python Dance III in Nigeria, particularly the south east region.The group said the launch of the exercise has sent criminal elements out of the south-east.SERG pledged that the Igbos would give the troops support in the course of their operation to [...]

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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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    Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says he joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because it was a more credible alternative for him to achieve his policies.Ortom made the disclosure on Monday during the flag-off of his governorship campaign in Makurdi.The governor, who won his election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), returned to the PDP a few [...]

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    2019: Farmers-herders crisis won’t affect Buhari’s chances in Benue, says Akume

2019: Farmers-herders crisis won’t affect Buhari’s chances in Benue, says Akume

George Akume, senator representing Benue north-west, says the farmers-herders crisis will not affect the chances of President Muhammadu Buhari in the state during the 2019 general election.Akume said this on Friday after meeting with the president alongside some Benue All Progressives Congress (APC) members.Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman; Emmanuel Jime, Benue APC governorship candidate; and Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, [...]

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    EXTRA: EFCC has become a department in APC, says Ortom

EXTRA: EFCC has become a department in APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become a department in the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this while swearing in nine commissioners in Makurdi, the state capital.The state's accounts were frozen in August by the commission but the restriction was later lifted.In his speech at the swearing-in ceremony, the governor said [...]

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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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    Teenager who discovered site of crashed air force jet in Benue joins army — 12 years later

Teenager who discovered site of crashed air force jet in Benue joins army — 12 years later

Detimbir Chia, the 14-year-old boy who discovered the site of a Nigerian air force jet that crashed in 2006, has joined the army.On Saturday, Chia graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) after spending four years, and was decorated as a 2nd lieutenant, the lowest rank of a commissioned officer in the Nigerian army.One of the most gloomy moments in [...]

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