Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag "Benue"

    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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    Benue lawmakers bicker on live TV over Ortom’s impeachment notice

Benue lawmakers bicker on live TV over Ortom’s impeachment notice

Benjamin Adayi, a member of Benue house of assembly, says the impeachment proceedings against Samuel Ortom, the state governor, is being done within the provisions of the law.He said 12 of the 30 lawmakers sat on Monday to commence the governor’s impeachment process and not eight as was reported.Reports had emerged that only eight of the lawmakers attended the plenary [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says insinuations suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari has a hand in the impeachment saga in Benue state is the height of paranoia.On Monday, eight members of the state house of assembly served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The impeachment plot, allegedly coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly [...]

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    R-APC: We’re shocked by Buhari’s silence on illegal attempt to impeach Ortom

R-APC: We’re shocked by Buhari’s silence on illegal attempt to impeach Ortom

The Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC) says it is shocking that President Muhammadu Buhari has not deemed it fit to condemn the "illegal" attempt to impeach Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.Eight lawmakers of the state house of assembly commenced impeachment proceeding against the governor on Monday, while some 22 others were reportedly blocked from attending plenary by the police.Reacting to this Kazeem [...]

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    Ortom’s impeachment notice:  PDP reps threaten to block Buhari’s request on INEC budget

Ortom’s impeachment notice: PDP reps threaten to block Buhari’s request on INEC budget

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives has threatened to block President Muhammadu Buhari's supplementary budget over the impeachment move against Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.In the budget sent to the national assembly earlier in the month, Buhari asked the national assembly to appropriate N242 billion for the 2019 election.Speaking at a press conference, [...]

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    After removal, Benue assembly suspends ex-speaker for six months

After removal, Benue assembly suspends ex-speaker for six months

Terkimbi Ikyange, former speaker, Benue state house of assembly, has been suspended for six months.Ikyange’s suspension comes three days after he was removed by the assembly.The house directed him to handover all official property to the clerk within 24 hours.At plenary on Tuesday, Richard Ujege, lawmaker representing Konshisha state constituency, moved a motion of no confidence on the speaker who [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Ortom resigned from APC

VIDEO: The moment Ortom resigned from APC

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday.The governor announced his defection at a meeting with local government chairmen and councillors at government house, Makurdi.Below is a video:Video credit: Channels Television [...]

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