Sunday, August 4, 2019

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    Still on Benue killings

Still on Benue killings

It’s only psychopaths who would not have cringed at the gory pictures coming out of Benue State in the last two weeks. Just on Saturday, rampaging herdsmen massacred another 16 citizens of the state. Apart from the usual ineffective condolence message by President Muhamamdu Buhari, with the attendant “order” on the largely complicit Nigeria Police, our president has been blasé [...]

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    NEMA DG visits flood-ridden Benue, says FG concerned about victims’ plight

NEMA DG visits flood-ridden Benue, says FG concerned about victims’ plight

Mustapha Maihaja, director general National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the federal government is concerned about the plights of victims of the flooding in Benue state.Over 110,000 people in 24 communities were displaced by flooding in Benue state after a downpour.The state emergency management agency said over 2,769 households were also affected.While inspecting the flood affected areas in the state, [...]

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    You are jealous of my rising profile, Ortom tells David Mark

You are jealous of my rising profile, Ortom tells David Mark

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says David Mark, former senate president, is jealous of his "rising profile".Ortom said Mark lied by saying the governor procured wheelbarrows to empower the youth of the state.While launching projects in Rivers state, Mark had remarked that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, was building infrastructure, Ortom was distributing wheelbarrows to the youth.But speaking with state house [...]

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    12 Benue LGs under siege by Fulani herdsmen, says Ortom

12 Benue LGs under siege by Fulani herdsmen, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, says that Fulani herdsmen have laid siege to 12 local government areas of the state.A statement issued on Friday by Adebayo Oladeji, special assistant on media and communications to the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, quoted Ortom as making the statement while receiving a delegation of CAN, led by Samson Ayokunle.The governor also noted that [...]

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    Zaki Biam killings: We’re losing value for human life, Buhari laments

Zaki Biam killings: We’re losing value for human life, Buhari laments

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on traders at a market in Zaki Biam, Benue state, by unknown gunmen, lamenting that it appears Nigerians have lost value for human life.Many people were feared killed in the attack which took place on Monday.The president also commiserated with the people of the state and directed security agencies to immediately apprehend the [...]

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    Robbed on duty: Taming a community damaged by a silent war

Robbed on duty: Taming a community damaged by a silent war

BY JOHN MThe feeling of being robbed is an intense and painful experience. If you've been robbed before, you know that feeling of violation, that feeling of being stripped down in public and the helplessness that covers you like a flood.If you've been robbed before, you know too well the moments that haunt you consistently, with flashbacks that make [...]

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    Ortom: Benue airport is manna from heaven, we won’t spend N1 on it

Ortom: Benue airport is manna from heaven, we won’t spend N1 on it

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says the state will not bare the cost of building a cargo airport worth N38bn.Speaking with state house correspondents after the national economic council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, Ortom described the project as “manna from heaven” that would spur development in the state.He also described critics of the project, which will be sited at Dauda [...]

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    Benue police ‘arrest’ suspected kidnappers of Indian

Benue police ‘arrest’ suspected kidnappers of Indian

The police say they have arrested a gang of criminals who allegedly kidnapped an Indian national in Benue state.Don Awunah, police spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday.He said that the suspects were involved in “coordinated” crimes in Benue state, and in neighbouring states.“In continuation of the nationwide coordinated operations against violent crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism [...]

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    Ortom: We’ll use force to flush out criminals from Benue

Ortom: We’ll use force to flush out criminals from Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says force will now be applied in ending insecurity in the state.Ortom said this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.Benue state has been the worst hit by clashes between herdsmen and farmers.The governor, who had earlier held a private meeting with Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, said that an olive branch [...]

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    Suswam denies embezzling Benue workers’ salaries

Suswam denies embezzling Benue workers’ salaries

Gabriel Suswam, the governor of Benue state, has denied embezzling the salaries of his workers, instead blaming the five-month payment delay on the federal government.He said Benue was receiving poor budgetary allocations from the government at the centre and that a loan of N200 million would be needed in addition to the state allocation before salaries could be paid.Suswam was speaking [...]

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    PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared John Tiav, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the re-contested Buruku federal constituency seat in Benue.Tiav polled 25,988 votes ahead of John Tine of Labour Party, who had 3,602 and Sekav Iyortyom of the All Progressive Congress scored, who polled 395 votes.Baba Abba-Yusuf, the INEC resident commissioner [...]

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    Suswam endorses David Mark for 5th term

Suswam endorses David Mark for 5th term

Benue Governor Gabriel Suswam announced on Tuesday that there was no vacancy for the Benue south senatorial seat, which is at present occupied by the Senate President David Mark.He said the “decision to return him to the senate in 2015 is irrevocable".Mark was first elected into the senate in 1999 and has been senate president sine 2007.Foreclosing the hopes of  other aspirants, [...]

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    Supreme Court clears Suswam of certificate scandal

Supreme Court clears Suswam of certificate scandal

The Supreme Court on Friday cleared Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State of an allegation laid against by Mr. Trever Kakih, an aggrieved member of the Peoples Democractic Party (PDP) who narrowly lost the primary election of the 2011 gubernatorial election to the governor.Kakih had filed a suit at the federal high court, Makurdi, alleging that Suswam was not qualified [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘to invade’ Makurdi schools

Boko Haram ‘to invade’ Makurdi schools

Government College, Makurdi, Benue State, is the next target of Boko Haram’s assault on educational institutions, Principal of the school, Mr. Godfrey Ugudu, revealed on Saturday.Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary School, located opposite the college, was also threatened with an attack.According to Ugudu, who was speaking at a news conference in Makurdi on Saturday, the school was in possession of two [...]

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