Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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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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    Air force: Why we stopped southern elders from flying to Benue

Air force: Why we stopped southern elders from flying to Benue

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has explained the reason it prevented a chartered aircraft meant to convey some southern and middle belt elders from Abuja to Makurdi, Benue state capital.Some members of the southern and middle belt forum led by Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, and John Nwodo, president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, were on Monday stopped from traveling to [...]

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    Southern leaders ‘prevented’ from flying to Benue restructuring summit

Southern leaders ‘prevented’ from flying to Benue restructuring summit

The Southern and Middle Belt Forum says they were prevented from travelling to Benue state on Monday.They said they were prevented from going to Benue state by one A. Audu, commandant of the state’s airport, from Abuja.Speaking with journalists, John Nwodo (pictured), secretary of the group and president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, described the act as an infringement of their fundamental [...]

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    Ortom dissolves cabinet, retains 11 appointees

Ortom dissolves cabinet, retains 11 appointees

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has partially dissolved his cabinet.Anthony Ijohor, secretary to the state government, announced this in a statement on Sunday.He said four commissioners as well as seven special advisers were retained in the cabinet.No reason was given for the partial dissolution which Ijohor said had taken effect.Commissioners retained are those of finance; education, science and technology; [...]

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    51 persons died in Benue IDP camp between January and June

51 persons died in Benue IDP camp between January and June

Fifty-one persons have been killed in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Abagena, Benue state, between January and June this year.Addressing journalists on Wednesday, James Iorkyaa, the camp commandant, also said 69 births were recorded in the camp within the period.He said 50 persons died of various diseases including old age while one was involved in an accident.He, however, [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state.Many have been killed in Benue this year alone.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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    Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Nigerians losing confidence in security agencies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigerians are “fast losing confidence” in the nation's security system.He said this on Tuesday while reacting to the killings in various parts of the country, the most recent being in Plateau.Hundreds have been killed in crisis situations like clashes between herdsmen and farmers as well as attacks by suspected herders.Delivering a [...]

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