Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accused some communities of depriving herdsmen their indigenous rights, saying this has contributed to the crisis surrounding herdsmen and farmers across the country.In various states including Benue, Plateau and Zamfara, clashes between the herders and farmers/locals as well as attacks by suspected herders have led to the death of hundreds, [...]

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    Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in Benue

Police ‘uncover illegal firearm factory’ in Benue

The Benue police command says it has uncovered an illegal firearms factory in the state.Fatai Owoseni, Benue commissioner of police, said on Tuesday that the factory is located at Amyuwogbu-Ibilla in Oju local government area.Parading some suspects arrested at the factory, Owoseni said the place was discovered in the course of an investigation into an abduction and rape incident.He gave [...]

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

The defence headquarters says 35 armed herdsmen were killed in Gwer, Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state on Saturday.The armed herdsmen were said to have been killed by the air force’s Mi-35 attack helicopter during a clash with Nigerian troops.John Agim, director of information, said the military was on operation Whirl Stroke in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and [...]

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    I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

I have no plan to dump APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he has no plan to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this in Sunday while reacting to a report naming him as among APC leaders planning to defect to another political party.Benue has witnessed several killings in 2018, with some accusing the APC-led federal government of failing to make adequate efforts to [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    ‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

‘May Nigerian Christians find peace’ — Pope speaks on killings

Pope Francis has condemned the recent attack on a church in Benue state which led to the deaths of 19 persons.On April 24, suspected herdsmen invaded St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church in Gwer east local government area of the state, opening fire on worshippers that had come for an early morning mass.Among those killed in the attack were two priestsFew days after, [...]

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    Tension as angry youth attack Hausa community in Benue, ‘kill 8’

Tension as angry youth attack Hausa community in Benue, ‘kill 8’

Many people have been killed and displaced in a reprisal attack on the Hausa community in Makurdi, Benue state capital.The attack is believed to be carried out by Tiv youth protesting the killings of some priests and worshippers at a Catholic church in Gwer east local government area of the state.Daily Trust quoted Bello Abdurrahamn, sarkin Hausawa of Makurdi, as [...]

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