Sunday, January 6, 2019

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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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    Suswam withdraws election petition against Gemade

Suswam withdraws election petition against Gemade

Gabriel Suswam, the immediate-past governor of Benue state, has withdrawn his petition against the election of Barnabas Gemade as the winner of Benue northeast senatorial district.Gemade, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the seat against Suswam of the PDP.The ex-governor had filed a petition before the national/state election [...]

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    Gunmen kill police officer in Benue

Gunmen kill police officer in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria police force has confirmed the killing of Baba Ibrahim, an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), by gunmen in the Katsina-Ala area of the state.Austin Ezeani, the police public relations officer (PPRO), told NAN in Makurdi on Thursday that the late officer was the head of a special police task force on cattle rustling [...]

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    Hoodlums invade Radio Benue

Hoodlums invade Radio Benue

Unidentified persons invaded Radio Benue in the early hours of Tuesday, carting away money and other valuable items.The raid affected the offices of the director-general and director of marketing, where N140,000 was stolen.A personal DVD player was also removed from the office of director of engineering services.Justin Amase, the commissioner for information and orientation, expressed shock over the incident and [...]

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    INEC sends 5,000 card readers to Benue

INEC sends 5,000 card readers to Benue

The National Independent Electoral Commission in Benue state says it has received 5,000 card readers for the March 28 and April 11 general election.Istifinus Dafwang, resident electoral commissioner in the state, made this known on Tuesday during an interview with NAN in Makurdi, capital of the state.Dafwang said the card readers were in excess of 400, saying the excess would [...]

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    Police raise alarm on kidnappers targeting children in Benue

Police raise alarm on kidnappers targeting children in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria police force has alerted residents of the state of the presence of a ring of kidnappers targeting children.Austin Ezeani, spokesman of the command, told NAN in Makurdi, the state capital, on Tuesday that the kidnappers were operating mostly in Makurdi and parts of Guma local government area.According to him, the abductors target children [...]

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    No selection of governorship aspirants, says Benue PDP

No selection of governorship aspirants, says Benue PDP

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees and caucus leader of the party in the Benue south senatorial zone, General Geoffrey Ejiga, has dismissed a recent publication alleging that the senatorial zone has endorsed three aspirants to contest the state's governorship election.He said such no decision was taken at any meeting.Ejiga, who spoke to reporters over the [...]

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