Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Samuel ortom"

    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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    Benue lawmakers bicker on live TV over Ortom’s impeachment notice

Benue lawmakers bicker on live TV over Ortom’s impeachment notice

Benjamin Adayi, a member of Benue house of assembly, says the impeachment proceedings against Samuel Ortom, the state governor, is being done within the provisions of the law.He said 12 of the 30 lawmakers sat on Monday to commence the governor’s impeachment process and not eight as was reported.Reports had emerged that only eight of the lawmakers attended the plenary [...]

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    Report: EFCC probes Ortom over ‘N22bn fraud’

Report: EFCC probes Ortom over ‘N22bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, over the alleged diversion of N22 billion.According to PUNCH, the allegation is contained in the report of an investigation which began in May 2016.Ortom was said to have ordered the withdrawal of N21.3bn from four Benue government’s accounts in three banks between June 30, 2015, and [...]

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    ‘A throwback to dictatorship’ — Saraki, Dogara speak on attempt to remove Ortom

‘A throwback to dictatorship’ — Saraki, Dogara speak on attempt to remove Ortom

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, say the situation of the Benue state house of assembly, is throwback to the period of dictatorship in the country.On Monday, Terkimbir Ikyange, ex-speaker who was recently removed from office, led six lawmakers to serve an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, the governor.The lawmakers were said to [...]

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    Ortom’s impeachment notice:  PDP reps threaten to block Buhari’s request on INEC budget

Ortom’s impeachment notice: PDP reps threaten to block Buhari’s request on INEC budget

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives has threatened to block President Muhammadu Buhari's supplementary budget over the impeachment move against Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.In the budget sent to the national assembly earlier in the month, Buhari asked the national assembly to appropriate N242 billion for the 2019 election.Speaking at a press conference, [...]

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    ‘Serious dent on our democracy’ — and other reactions to Ortom’s impeachment notice

‘Serious dent on our democracy’ — and other reactions to Ortom’s impeachment notice

Eight Benue All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers on Monday served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The plot to oust him is reportedly being coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly last week.Below are reactions from Nigerians on Twitter and Facebook:https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/1023901038955438080https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/1023886472074670081https://twitter.com/itschigbo/status/1023900036235751425https://twitter.com/emmaikumeh/status/1023867340377739265https://twitter.com/JackObinyan/status/1023904848713015296https://twitter.com/Benuespeaks/status/1023904666114039808https://twitter.com/scarfy04/status/1023904613995618304https://twitter.com/Kuma_Tor/status/1023904387641565184https://twitter.com/Chukwudi1985/status/1023908954647261184https://twitter.com/PatrickAkaa/status/1023908560827297792https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/1023907829139341312https://twitter.com/walexcul/status/1023907573047734272https://twitter.com/CollinsUma/status/1023885888705757184https://twitter.com/hemdee_non/status/1023922965535227904https://twitter.com/theonce001/status/1023922944618188800https://twitter.com/durushimiri/status/1023914518571884544Facebook.[...]

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    Ortom’s aide: Oshiomhole in a hurry to bury APC

Ortom’s aide: Oshiomhole in a hurry to bury APC

Terver Akase, chief press secretary of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), appears to be in a hurry to perform the funeral of the ruling party.Akase said this in response to the critical comments Oshiomhole made about his principal on Friday.While commenting on  Ortom's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    APC: We are surprised by Ortom’s decision to join PDP

APC: We are surprised by Ortom’s decision to join PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the defection of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is "somewhat surprising".The governor announced his defection to the PDP on Wednesday.In a statement, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of APC, said even with his defection, it is not late for reconciliation.Abdullahi also said the party respects the rights of citizens to [...]

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