Breaking: For joining governorship contest, Catholic church suspends priest

May 21, 2022 Editor 0

For joining the governorship race in Benue state under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Catholic Diocese of Gboko has suspended Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia. Alia reportedly picked the N50 million governorship form of the APC and had been cleared by the ruling party to participate alongside 11 there successful aspirants in the party’s primary. In Read More

2023: Ex-Senate President Ebute backs Agada for Reps seat in Benue

May 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, has called on the leadership of all political parties, especially the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to give more women opportunities to lead at various leadership positions. Senator Ebute, specifically expressed confidence in the capacity of a House of Representatives aspirant Hon. Linda Ene Agada to give a good representation and restore hope to Read More

Ochanya: CSO, FGGC old students charge Benue govt to appeal rape case

May 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A leading organisations working against rape in Nigeria on the aiges of Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) and Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Gboko Old Students Chapter have asked Benue State Government to Appeal the court judgement of Benue State High Court in Makurdi, which acquitted Andrew Ogbuja, a lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, of raping and causing Read More

Rivalry among freight forwarders is unhealthy, counterproductive — Jime

May 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Emmanuel Jime, a lawyer, politician, former Member of the House of Representatives and former gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, is the Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). He was appointed into the NSC position by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 25, 2021. In this interview he speaks on how he intends to reposition Read More

Benue 2023: Letter to your excellencies 

April 29, 2022 Editor 0

Governor Samuel Ortom, Senator Iorchia Ayu, Senator George Akume, Senator David Mark, Senator Gabriel Torwua Suswam, Senator Patrick Abba Moro, Senator Emmanuel Yisa Orker Jev, Chief Audu Ogbe, Honourable John Ngbede, Comrade Austin Agada. We are a collection of Benue sons and daughters of various professional calling, standing and experience, who are genuinely concerned about the development trajectory of our Read More

2023: Benue ‘ll return to APC, considering consensus arrangement for aspirants – Akume

April 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Benue state and current Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has assured that his state will return to the mainstream politics in 2023. The Minister also dropped an hint that the governorship candidate of the party may emerge through a consensus arrangement. Speaking  with newsmen at a-2-day Benue APC stakeholders retreat with the Read More

Tiv youth felicitate with Ortom @61, demand political stewardship

April 23, 2022 Editor 0

A socio-cultural organisation, Tiv Youth Council Worldwide, has facilitated with the executive governor of Benue state, Dr. Samuel Ortom, on the occasion of his 61st birthday. In a birthday message signed by President of the Council, Hon. Mike Msuaan and made available to Journalists on Saturday, the group thanked God for granting governor Ortom health of mind and body as Read More

David Mark greets Ortom @ 61

April 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has congratulated Benue state Governor Dr Samuel Ortom on his 61st birthday. Senator Mark in his goodwill message to the governor on Saturday, urged him to sustain the peace and unity of the people of the state. He praised Ortom’s indomitable spirit in defense of the state so far and told him Read More

How Govs responsible for insecurity in Nigeria – Ex-Benue Commissioner, Tondu

April 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A 2019 Governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue state, Surveyor John Tondus, has accused Nigerian governors of being responsible for insecurity in the nation, adding that the governors’ refusal to allow Local Government Autonomy is deliberate. Hon Tondus, who is also a former Commissioner for Land and Survey in Benue state, said the state governors were Read More

Benue 2023: The chances of Suswam, Ortom, others

April 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

As activities intensify for the 2023 general elections, one of the states to watch in the election is Benue. Three of the state’s former governors, former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, former and current PDP national chairmen and several others will actively be involved in the election. This is really a spectacular state to watch. The Read More

Appreciating Gumji EU

March 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ajio Community Secondary School Ishagev-Ya, Kwande local government area of Benue state, was known for its infrastructure development and sports during the era of Gumji Ephraim Unenge, as the principal of the school. He came and saw that the school was lacking in infrastructure and sports. In less than a year, he built eight new classrooms, a new library stocked Read More

Dearth of medical workers in Nigeria

March 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria today diseases that affect the organs such as kidney stones, urinary retention, complications with the heart, cancer, etc, have become the order of the day as the percentage of patients diagnosed with such diseases in hospitals today has skyrocketed. These problems require immediate medical attention as unnecessary delay may lead to further health issues or even worse scenarios Read More

Benue 2023: The governor the people need

February 13, 2022 Andrew Oota 0

The race for the next governor of Benue sate after the completion of the two- term of Chief Samuel Ortom has begun with about 31 aspirants on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ahead of the party primaries, the Benue political landscape is currently warm. Consultations have reached advanced stages as aspirants criss-crosses the length and breadth Read More

APC inaugurates new officials, promises to reclaim Benue

February 9, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Then All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state Tuesday inaugurated the state officials to run activities of the party for the next four years. The party also promised to reclaim Benue from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which they said had performed abysmally. The new officials led by Comrade Austin Agada were elected on 16 October,2021, at the APC state Read More

Ortom: Redirect your accusations to Buhari – Southern, middle belt youth leaders tackle BMO

February 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Coalition of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Leaders Assembly (COSMBYLA) under the youth groups in the South East, South South, South West and Middle Belt regions has tackled the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) over allegation of lie against Benue state governor Samuel Ortom. This was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by the President General, Coalition of South-East Youth Read More

Group to Presidency: You‘ve no justification to blackmail Ortom

January 31, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

A Benue group under the aegis of Zone A People’s Assembly (ZAPA) has cautioned the Presidency to desist from blackmailing Governor Samuel Ortom, declaring amongst other things that it lacks justification to criticize or blackmail the governor. The group in a statement issued Sunday challenged the presidency to rather address sensitive issues of insecurity, inflation and rising unemployment in the Read More

Celebrating King Mohammed Adah and his developmental strides

January 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The ever bustling Nigeria business community continued to witness great strides with the activity of big player and Super-entrepreneur philanthropist like King Mohammed Adah Ochacho. King Moh as fondly called by his admirers hails from Otukpo in Benue state. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Ochacho Group of Companies. A fleet of companies that operates in Real estates, hospitality, Read More

5 Years after, wither our hope? Benue IDPs cry out

January 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The cry of Internally Displaced Persons in Benue state presently is when the state can be safe for them to return to their ancestral homes. JOHN SHIAONDO reports. Over five years after the attacks by herdsmen on various communities in Benue state, the future of the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs have remained bleak. While the state government seems to be Read More

Tiv youth group cautions Ortom against comments on Buhari

January 7, 2022 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has counseled Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to concentrate on redeeming his name “which is becoming synonymous with failure and ineptitude than making headlines using the name of President Muhammadu.” President of the Tiv youth group, Hon. Mike Msuaan, gave the advice in a press release made available to the media in Abuja while Read More

Breaking: Deeper life Pastor emerges Idoma Paramount ruler

December 30, 2021 Editor 0

A new Och’Idoma, a paramount Ruler of the Idoma Nation has emerged. He is Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John, a Pastor with Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Pastor John will now succeed the late Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa. The 52-year-old cleric defeated Andrew Idakwu and Sunday Echono to emerge as the new king of Idoma land. Pastor John will recognised as a Read More