Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Samuel ortom"

    I can’t watch my people being killed, says Ortom on expulsion of herdsmen

I can’t watch my people being killed, says Ortom on expulsion of herdsmen

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says he ordered armed herdsmen out of his state because he could no longer fold his arms and watch them kill his people.Addressing reporters at the end of the national economic council meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, Ortom said he took the decision because of his primary responsibility is to ensure [...]

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    After fresh killings, Ortom orders herdsmen out of Benue community

After fresh killings, Ortom orders herdsmen out of Benue community

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has given Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku local government area of the state, a two-day ultimatum to leave the area.Ortom gave the order while ascertaining the damage which herdsmen inflicted on the community.His visit to the place on Monday, followed attacks carried out by the herdsmen over the weekend.Eight bodies were recovered, while three [...]

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    Ortom: Those wishing Buhari dead should confront God

Ortom: Those wishing Buhari dead should confront God

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has advised those wishing death on President Muhammadu Buhari to "go and confront God who made it possible for him to become the president at this time".Addressing state house correspondents after a visit to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo late Monday, Ortom wished Buhari good health and safe return back home.He also prayed that God should [...]

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    Ortom: Benue airport is manna from heaven, we won’t spend N1 on it

Ortom: Benue airport is manna from heaven, we won’t spend N1 on it

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says the state will not bare the cost of building a cargo airport worth N38bn.Speaking with state house correspondents after the national economic council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, Ortom described the project as “manna from heaven” that would spur development in the state.He also described critics of the project, which will be sited at Dauda [...]

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    Buhari addressing the issues we raised, say APC govs

Buhari addressing the issues we raised, say APC govs

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have presented letters of concern to President Muhammadu Buhari over lack of consultations in his appointments, and he is addressing them.Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, disclosed this on Monday after meeting with the president in Abuja.He said the governors presented the letters to Buhari over his "numerous lopsided appointments", including the [...]

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    Ortom: We’ll use force to flush out criminals from Benue

Ortom: We’ll use force to flush out criminals from Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says force will now be applied in ending insecurity in the state.Ortom said this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.Benue state has been the worst hit by clashes between herdsmen and farmers.The governor, who had earlier held a private meeting with Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, said that an olive branch [...]

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    Ortom: Probing Suswam my responsibility to Benue people

Ortom: Probing Suswam my responsibility to Benue people

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, has restated his determination to probe the administration of Gabriel Suswam, his predecessor, describing it as as one of his responsibilities to his people.Ortom announced this in Makurdi, capital of the state, while swearing in three new special advisers.He said the people voted him into office because of his pledge to correct all the wrongs in the previous administration."Those [...]

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    FG deploys soldiers in Benue to stem crisis

FG deploys soldiers in Benue to stem crisis

The federal government has approved the deployment of soldiers in Benue to end the lingering farmers/herdsmen crisis in the state.Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, disclosed this in Makurdi, capital of the state, on Friday, while administering oath of office on Cosmos Idye, president, customary court of appeal (CCA), and Augustine Ityonyiman , a high court judge.He said the invasion [...]

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    Despite plunging oil prices, ECA rises to $2.26bn

Despite plunging oil prices, ECA rises to $2.26bn

Despite fall in oil prices, Nigeria’s excess crude account (ECA) surged by over $599 million between July and November.This was also disclosed at the national economic council meeting, which held at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.Addressing the media at the end of the meeting, Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, quoted Ahmed Idris, the accountant-general of the federation (AGF), as [...]

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    Suswam loses bid to stop probe

Suswam loses bid to stop probe

Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state, has lost the bid to stop the probe instituted against him by Samuel Ortom, his successor.Ortom constituted an investigative panel to determine the actual state of indebtedness of the state and verify government’s assets.The panel was also directed to make findings of those responsible for lease or allocation of real property belonging to [...]

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