Thursday, November 15, 2018

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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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    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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    Finally, Ortom dumps APC for PDP

Finally, Ortom dumps APC for PDP

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor announced his defection at a meeting with local government chairmen and councillors at government house, Makurdi, on Wednesday.He said his resignation letter had been sent to the chairman of the APC in his ward."I have formally resigned from [...]

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    Ortom: No going back on decision to quit APC

Ortom: No going back on decision to quit APC

Samuel Ortom, governor of of Benue state, says there is no going back on his decision to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when he received members of OnTiv Professionals Association in Abuja on Friday, the governor said he would take the next step in his political career in the next few weeks.This comes a day after the governor denied [...]

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    Ortom isn’t going anywhere, says Oshiomhole

Ortom isn’t going anywhere, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, is not leaving the ruling party.Describing Ortom as a man of honour, Oshiomhole said the Benue governor who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over three years ago cannot return there now.On Monday, Ortom had said he was considering joining a new party [...]

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    I’m still in APC, says Ortom after ‘secret talks’ with PDP leaders

I’m still in APC, says Ortom after ‘secret talks’ with PDP leaders

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says efforts are in place to resolve the issues he has with the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this less than 24 hours after meeting with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state.On Thursday, he met with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, in  Abuja and spoke with journalists biefly."I [...]

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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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    Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says he thought his state's adoption of the cattle ranching policy would bring an end to killings caused by farmers-herders clashes.Lalong said this on Saturday when Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, paid a visit to Plateau.The governor had criticised Benue governor Samuel Ortom when his state enacted the anti-grazing law as its solution to the [...]

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    Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, to apologise to Nigerians for demanding the suspension of anti-grazing law.On June 5, Dan Ali called for the suspension of the law which is operational in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti states.Speaking at an event on Tuesday to showcase the national livestock transformation plan by the office of [...]

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    Buhari not responsible for herdsmen killings in Benue, says Ortom

Buhari not responsible for herdsmen killings in Benue, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the killings in his state.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Ortom said the farmers-herders crisis predates the current administration and it would be a fallacy to link the president to it.The governor said there are responsible herdsmen in Benue who are law-abiding."Buhari will definitely come here for campaigns, [...]

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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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    Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has asked those affected by the crisis between farmers and herdsmen to defend themselves with stones.According to PUNCH, Ortom said this on Tuesday when he visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Naka village in Gwer west local government area.Herdsmen were said to have attacked the village and killed some people.The governor said citizens must rise up [...]

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    Ortom: How I disarmed robbers wielding Ak-47

Ortom: How I disarmed robbers wielding Ak-47

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says some years ago, he disarmed robbers wielding Ak-47.Ortom said this while speaking with journalists after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on Tuesday.He also clarified the statement by Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, who asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers.The governor said the elder statesman never asked people [...]

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    Ortom: Danjuma didn’t ask anyone to take up arms

Ortom: Danjuma didn’t ask anyone to take up arms

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, has been misunderstood.At the weekend, Danjuma called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, accusing the Nigerian army of bias.This brought about different interpretations of what the elder statesman said, with many accusing him of calling for anarchy.But speaking with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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