Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Benue State"

    Buhari speaks on Benue tanker explosion

Buhari speaks on Benue tanker explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Benue state over the explosion of a tanker which left scores dead.A tanker laden with petrol exploded in Ahumbe village on the Alliade/ Makurdi federal highway in the Gwer east local government area of the state on Monday.In a statement by Femi Adeshina, special adviser to the president on [...]

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    I won’t be distracted by Garba Shehu’s false comment, says Ortom on Ruga

I won’t be distracted by Garba Shehu’s false comment, says Ortom on Ruga

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he will not be distracted by the "false comment" made by Garba Shehu on the federal government's plan to establish Ruga settlement in the state.While speaking on Channels Television on Monday, the presidential spokesman said Ortom should not have made any comment on the scheme since Benue state was not included in the project.The [...]

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    Ortom rejects FG’s plan to establish farm settlements for herdsmen in Benue

Ortom rejects FG’s plan to establish farm settlements for herdsmen in Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has rejected the plan of the federal government to set up farm settlements for herdsmen.Speaking through Terver Akase, his chief press secretary, Ortom described the initiative as an insult to the people of Benue.He said the federal government is planning to establish settlements in Otukpo, Tarka and Ukum local government areas in the state [...]

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    Benue belongs to Buhari, says Ortom as he receives president’s campaign team

Benue belongs to Buhari, says Ortom as he receives president’s campaign team

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says Benue belongs to President Muhammadu Buhari and he can do whatever he likes there.Ortom said this at the Nigerian air force base, Makurdi, the state capital, while speaking with journalists on Wednesday.The governor was at the base to receive the president for the state's All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally."He is the president [...]

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    Anti-Onnoghen protesters hit London, asks Nigerians to support Buhari’s anti-graft war

Anti-Onnoghen protesters hit London, asks Nigerians to support Buhari’s anti-graft war

Some Nigerians resident in London have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).At a protest o Wednesday, they welcomed the removal of the judicial chief, saying it is a clear deviation from the several years of impunity.The protesters under the auspices of Arise For A New Nigeria, marched close to 10 Downing street, the Prime [...]

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    DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

The defence headquarters on Tuesday said soldiers in the Whirl Stroke operation in Benue state were ambushed and an officer was injured in the process.Zakari Sani, a captain, was said to have been badly wounded and was evacuated to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital.“Captain Zakari Sani, a very courageous and hardworking officer, was ambushed alongside other soldiers in Benue [...]

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    Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

After three years of legal battle over a legislative seat in the Benue state house of assembly, the court of appeal on Friday ordered the removal of Benjamin Nungwa, a member of the house.The court ruled that Joseph Boko, who was declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in 2015, is the real occupant of the seat.Dissatisfied [...]

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    ‘3,000’ PDP members defect to APC in Ortom’s LGA

‘3,000’ PDP members defect to APC in Ortom’s LGA

The All Progressives Congress in Benue says 3,000 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected to APC in Guma, the local government area of governor Samuel Ortom.James Ornguga, APC’s acting state publicity secretary, made this known to NAN on Saturday in Makurdi.He said: “We read a comical statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue [...]

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    Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has alleged that herdsmen are planning to kill him.The governor made the allegation during an interactive session with the church, traditional institution and some stakeholders in Makurdi, the state capital, on Friday.Ortom said he received intelligence report that herdsmen who are currently occupying parts of Guma local government area of the state, were already [...]

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    Ortom asks Benue residents to place interest of the state above any factor

Ortom asks Benue residents to place interest of the state above any factor

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has urged indigenes to place the interest of the state above any factor capable of causing disunity and retrogression.The governor made the call in a statement made available by Terver Akase, Benue chief press secretary, on Tuesday.Ortom said the safety of lives and property in all parts of the state is the priority of [...]

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    Ortom: No amount of persecution will make me return to APC

Ortom: No amount of persecution will make me return to APC

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says no amount of “torment or persecution” will make him reconsider his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement issued on his behalf by Terver Akase, his chief press secretary, the governor accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being a strike squad of the ruling party.He also alleged that [...]

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    Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt Benue government.Speaking with TheCable on the closure of three bank accounts belonging to the state government, Akase alleged that the current administration has turned the EFCC into an "attack dog".He said his principal [...]

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    ‘Why me?’ — Ortom asks EFCC over probe of security vote

‘Why me?’ — Ortom asks EFCC over probe of security vote

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the probe of his security vote spending by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a case of persecution.The EFCC had accused Ortom of misappropriating about N19 billion meant for security agencies deployed to Benue to tackle the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Ortom, while speaking with journalists on Wednesday, said he has a [...]

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    2019: Benue martyrs and Buhari’s last hurdle

2019: Benue martyrs and Buhari’s last hurdle

BY EVARISTUS BASSEYI subscribe to a civil society coalition whose membership is drawn mostly from the North East. When UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance in Nigeria invited me and Ambassador Ahmed to a meeting in preparation for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad region, to organize the CSOs, I suggested the creation of a [...]

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    Benue herdsmen: 53 of our cows killed in reprisal attack

Benue herdsmen: 53 of our cows killed in reprisal attack

Danladi Chiroma, chairman, north-central zone of the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), says 53 cows were killed during a reprisal attack in Agatu, Benue state.According to Daily Trust, Chiroma said the attack may have been a retaliation following the killing of five cattle breeders “a few days ago”.The chairman said he was unaware that two of the [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan, who was called ‘weak’, would sack an IGP that disobeys his order

Omokri: Jonathan, who was called ‘weak’, would sack an IGP that disobeys his order

Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for being "unaware" that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, did not obey his order to relocate to Benue.The president had asked Idris to move to Benue after 73 persons were killed in herdsmen-farmers clashes in January, but during his visit to the state on Monday, the [...]

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