Friday, January 18, 2019

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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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    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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    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.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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    Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Talk is cheap, according to a common wisecrack.At a time hierarchs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party would probably be seen scratching their heads in search of answers whenever asked to furnish tangible dividends of the “Change” extravagantly promised in 2015, how soul-lifting that there remain folks truly committed to filling the void.Through personal examples, these exemplars - [...]

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    FG planning to cage Ortom with flight ban, says aide

FG planning to cage Ortom with flight ban, says aide

Terver Akase, spokesman of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has alleged that the federal government is planning to cage his principal with a flight ban.Akase said this one day after Ortom alleged that herdsmen are plotting to kill him.In an interview with TheCable, the governor's spokesman alleged that the federal government had banned all private and chartered flights to and [...]

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    EFCC asks Benue to release details of security meetings

EFCC asks Benue to release details of security meetings

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the government of Benue state to release details of the state's security meetings.Terver Akase, spokesman of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday.Akase said the anti-graft agency requested details of the meetings between 2015 and 2018.The governor's aide wondered if the EFCC had become a security regulatory [...]

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    EFCC to Ojudu: We are NOT working with Saraki to undermine Buhari

EFCC to Ojudu: We are NOT working with Saraki to undermine Buhari

The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied acting out any script by Senate President Bukola Saraki.In a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, its spokesman, the commission alleged that Babafemi Ojodu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, is  attempting to "impute false motive to its investigative activities".In an article entitled: "Fifth Columnist in our recent history", Ojudu said [...]

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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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    Police chase clerk out of Benue assembly

Police chase clerk out of Benue assembly

The police have sealed off the Benue state house of assembly following the crisis between lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Torese Agena, clerk of the assembly, told journalists that lawmakers and workers in the assembly complex were ejected by the police  on Tuesday.The clerk called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Ibrahim Idris, [...]

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