Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tag "Samuel ortom"

    Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue govt N100m damages

Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue govt N100m damages

A federal high court sitting in Makurdi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and two banks to jointly pay N100 million to the Benue state government as damages for freezing its accounts.Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Mobolaji Olajuwon, the judge, asked the anti-graft agency to pay the government N50 million, while each of the banks is to pay [...]

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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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    South-east group hails army over Python Dance

South-east group hails army over Python Dance

The South East Revival Group (SERG) has spoken on the reintroduction of the military exercise, otherwise known as Operation Python Dance III in Nigeria, particularly the south east region.The group said the launch of the exercise has sent criminal elements out of the south-east.SERG pledged that the Igbos would give the troops support in the course of their operation to [...]

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    Ortom on minimum wage: I will pay workers above N30,000 if I have the capacity

Ortom on minimum wage: I will pay workers above N30,000 if I have the capacity

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says he would pay the state workers above N30,000 as minimum wage if he has the capacity.Ortom made the remark on Tuesday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, while addressing members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).Members of the union embarked on a peaceful protest to express their grievances over the delay in the implementation of [...]

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    Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says he joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because it was a more credible alternative for him to achieve his policies.Ortom made the disclosure on Monday during the flag-off of his governorship campaign in Makurdi.The governor, who won his election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), returned to the PDP a few [...]

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    EXTRA: EFCC has become a department in APC, says Ortom

EXTRA: EFCC has become a department in APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become a department in the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this while swearing in nine commissioners in Makurdi, the state capital.The state's accounts were frozen in August by the commission but the restriction was later lifted.In his speech at the swearing-in ceremony, the governor said [...]

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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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    Ortom blasts APC aspirant: Leave me alone and focus on your change agenda

Ortom blasts APC aspirant: Leave me alone and focus on your change agenda

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state has asked Titus Zam, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), to tell people of the state about his development agenda instead of speaking ill of him.Ortom said this on Tuesday in response to comments made by Zam who was his special adviser on bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs.While addressing [...]

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    David Mark hands over Benue PDP to Ortom 

David Mark hands over Benue PDP to Ortom 

Former Senate President David Mark has handed over the structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state. Mark handed over the Benue PDP to Ortom on Monday during a stakeholders' meeting in Makurdi, the state capital.Ortom defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, accusing the federal government of [...]

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    Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Talk is cheap, according to a common wisecrack.At a time hierarchs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party would probably be seen scratching their heads in search of answers whenever asked to furnish tangible dividends of the “Change” extravagantly promised in 2015, how soul-lifting that there remain folks truly committed to filling the void.Through personal examples, these exemplars - [...]

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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: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused the federal government of victimising  those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) while treating defectors from other parties as saints.The governor said this in reaction to the alleged plot to overthrow the leadership of the national assembly.Senate President Bukola Saraki dumped the APC for PDP two weeks ago and he [...]

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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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