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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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    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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