Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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    FG deploys soldiers in Benue to stem crisis

FG deploys soldiers in Benue to stem crisis

The federal government has approved the deployment of soldiers in Benue to end the lingering farmers/herdsmen crisis in the state.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this in Makurdi, capital of the state, on Friday, while administering oath of office on Cosmos Idye, president, customary court of appeal (CCA), and Augustine Ityonyiman , a high court judge.He said the invasion [...]

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    David Mark returns to senate after ‘3-month break’

David Mark returns to senate after ‘3-month break’

For the first time since November when his election was annulled by the appeal court, David Mark, former senate president, joined his colleagues at the upper chamber of the national assembly on Wednesday.Mark, the longest serving senator, returned to the red chamber following his victory at the February 20 rerun election in Benue south senatorial district.He defeated Daniel Onjeh of [...]

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    The fear of God will guide me, says David mark

The fear of God will guide me, says David mark

David Mark, former senate president and winner of Benue south rerun election, says his actions will be guided by the fear of God.Speaking on Monday when received his certificate of return at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja, Mark thanked his people for supporting him.“I will continue to serve honestly with all my heart. My actions will be [...]

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    David Mark seals fifth term, defeats Onjeh

David Mark seals fifth term, defeats Onjeh

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former senate President David Mark as winner of the Benue South rerun election.Mark, who has been in the upper legislative chamber since 1999, defeated Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ishaq Enigi, returning officer of the election, announced that Mark polled a total of 84,192 votes, while Onjeh secured 71,621 votes.In [...]

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    INEC collates results in Benue south

INEC collates results in Benue south

Collation of results by INEC officials across the 3000 polling units in the rescheduled Benue South Senatorial election between David Mark of the PDP and Daniel Onjeh of the APC, has started.The accreditation and voting took place simultaneously across the polling units in the district.The exercise went peacefully albeit amid tight security.A cross section of election observers described the exercise [...]

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    Tight security as Mark, Onjeh slug it out in Benue South

Tight security as Mark, Onjeh slug it out in Benue South

Accreditation and voting are ongoing simultaneously in all polling units across the nine local governments of Benue South Senatorial district amid tight security.On Saturday during the two electoral processes, there was a massive turn out of voters in Otukpo local government, the political base of David Mark, former senate president, who is running under the Peoples Democratic Party and Daniel [...]

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    My people won’t bow to external forces, says Mark

My people won’t bow to external forces, says Mark

Former Senate President David Mark has described Saturday’s rerun election in Benue South senatorial district as a race for the political destiny of his people, saying they would not “bow to external forces”.Mark, the longest serving Nigerian senator, is seeking to return to the upper chamber after the appeal court annulled his victory in the March 28 election.The two-time senate [...]

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    David Mark: Hired assassins are after my life

David Mark: Hired assassins are after my life

David Mark, former senate president, has accused some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state of planning to kill him.The two-term senate president alleged that his opponents had hired cultists to foment trouble in Benue south senatorial district ahead of Saturday’s rerun election.Mark, who is seeking to return to the senate following the annulment of his victory [...]

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    Call your candidate to order, Mark tells Oyegun

Call your candidate to order, Mark tells Oyegun

David Mark, former senate president, has asked John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to caution Daniel Onjeh, candidate of the APC in the February 13 rerun election in Benue south senatorial district.Mark alleged that Onjeh and his campaign organisation have been making disparaging statements against him.The former number-one man at the senate said Onjeh’s action is “unbecoming [...]

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    Your 16 years at senate a ‘complete disaster’, constituents tell Mark

Your 16 years at senate a ‘complete disaster’, constituents tell Mark

The United Idoma Citizens (UIC), a body comprising 10 groups from the constituency of former Senate President David Mark in Benue state, has described all the years that he spent at the upper chamber of the national assembly as a “complete disaster”.Mark, who led the senate in the 6th and 7th assemblies, has been in the legislative chamber since the [...]

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    DPR blames petrol scarcity on NNPC depots

DPR blames petrol scarcity on NNPC depots

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Benue has blamed the ongoing fuel scarcity in the state on inadequate supply of products from the NNPC depots.Benjamin Ewuga, controller of DPR in the state, told NAN that the depots were supplying 36 trucks instead of 33000 trucks meant for the state."NNPC now supplies 1.221 million litres of PMS representing 36 trucks [...]

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    Mark: If we go to the poll 100 times, I’ll still win

Mark: If we go to the poll 100 times, I’ll still win

David Mark, former senate president, says he won the March 28 parliamentary election in Benue south senatorial district and will repeat the feat if elections were to be conducted "100 times".In a statement issued on his behalf by Paul Mumeh, his spokesman, the fifth term legislator called for calm over the appeal court ruling.The court upturned his victory and ordered [...]

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    Appeal court nullifies David Mark’s election

Appeal court nullifies David Mark’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Makurdi, capital of Benue state, has nullified the victory of David Mark, former senate president, in the March 28 election.Daniel Onjeh, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had asked the election tribunal to upturn Mark's victory but the tribunal ruled in favour of the 5-time lawmaker and only Nigerian to have presided over [...]

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    Rivers tops list of HIV/AIDS prevalence states in Nigeria

Rivers tops list of HIV/AIDS prevalence states in Nigeria

With 15.5 per cent, Rivers state topped the new chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence states in Nigeria.According to NAN, the rating came as a result of test carried out on persons living with HIV/AIDS.Taraba with 10.5 per cent is second, while Kaduna has 9.2 per cent to be on the third, on the new list.Nasarawa, FCT, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Oyo and [...]

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    Suswam loses bid to stop probe

Suswam loses bid to stop probe

Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state, has lost the bid to stop the probe instituted against him by Samuel Ortom, his successor.Ortom constituted an investigative panel to determine the actual state of indebtedness of the state and verify government’s assets.The panel was also directed to make findings of those responsible for lease or allocation of real property belonging to [...]

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    Army unit recalls loss of 28 officers to violence

Army unit recalls loss of 28 officers to violence

Twenty-eight officer of 72 special forces battalion of the Nigerian army, have died under violent circumstances in the last three years, according to Timothy Lagbaja, commanding officer of the battalion.Lagbaja told journalists in Makurdi, capital of Benue state, on Wednesday that 12 of the officers were killed during the Tiv/Fulani and Agatu crises in Benue.He said the remaining 16 were [...]

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