Lead pit collapse kills 3 illegal miners in Benue

September 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

No fewer than three persons, Tuesday, died while one other was injured when a Lead mining pit collapsed in Anyiin, Logo local government area of Benue state. Chairman of the area, Comrade Terséer Agbe, disclosed to journalists in an interview, saying the miners refused to heed to several warnings from the council to stop their activities. He said the miners Read More

9 killed as herders attack Benue communities

September 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

At least nine persons were said to have been killed when persons suspected to be herders attacked some communities in Guma local government area of Benue state. Chairman of the area, Caleb Aba, who stated this Tuesday in an interview in Makurdi, said the attackers invaded the community and kidnapped his younger brother with four others when they went to Read More

Contextualising Akume’s philantrophy and politics

September 20, 2021 Musa Wada 0

It is an incontestable fact that Senator George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, and former governor of Benue state, is the undisputable leader of Benue politics. Since the return of democracy in 1999, Akume has traversed the Benue political scene like a collosus. His political successes have left many including his critics in awe. He has Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

APC national chair: Ex-Borno gov, Modu Sheriff, begins campaign, lobbies APC govs

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned national convention expected to hold before the end of the year, former Borno state governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has embarked on state wide campaign, even as efforts are intensified to secure the support of the party’s serving governors. Aside Modu Sheriff, other national chairmanship aspirants include; former Gombe state governor, Senator Read More

Open grazing law: MACBAN fueling hatred-Otorm’s spokesman

September 12, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Chief Press Secretary to Benue state governor, Tever Akase has described secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Baba Usman Ngelzarma, as among those fuelling bitter emotions and hatred among pastoralists to embark on killing spree of farmers in Benue state and other parts of the country. The MACBAN national secretary had during an interview on Channels Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aegis of Likeminds, has frowned on a report published by an online alleging irregularities in the last local government area congress in the state. The report had claimed that the consensus APC chairman for Ado local government area, Ikese Echo Benjamin, “is of Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report published by an online alleging irregularities in the last local government area congress in the state. The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Read More

Benue guber hopeful, Igbawua, mourns Ker

September 10, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Top governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections in Benue state, Honourable Chille Igbawua, has condoled with the family of Professor David Ker and descrided the late university don as a forthright, and visionary leader who lived for others throughout his life-time.  In a condolence message he personally signed, the immediate-past Chief Read More

Benue govt to Miyetti Allah: Your open confrontation portends danger

September 8, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state government Wednesday expressed worry over the open confrontation by leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore against constituted authorities. The state government said the utterances of the group portend danger to the already fragile security in the country. Addressing a press conference at the Government House, Makurdi, Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, said Read More

Ortom, Akume are good for nothing

September 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Akume, with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, are a disgrace to the Tiv nation and the Benue people in general. They have divided the state because of politics for their selfish interest, making it easier for the rogue herdsmen and other enemies of the sto invade and kill ceaselessly. Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

MBF tackles presidency over Ortom’s Channel TV interview

August 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the response by the Presidency to last Tuesday interview granted Channels Television by Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom as a “twaddle that should be thrown into the garbage bin”. In a press statement, Sunday, the Forum through its national president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said “After a careful review of the interview and Read More

MBF tackles presidency over Ortom’s Channel TV interview

August 29, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has described the response by the Presidency to last Tuesday interview granted Channels Television by Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom as a “twaddle that should be thrown into the garbage bin”. In a press statement, Sunday, the Forum through its national president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said “After a careful review of the interview and Read More

Channels interview: Presidency should address issues I raised – Ortom

August 27, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, Thursday, urged The Presidency to address issues he raised in his interview on Channels Television programme and stop attacking his person. Ortom also demanded an apology from the Presidency for accusing him of stirring ethnic tensions and calling for genocide. The governor, in statement issued Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, advised the Read More

Breaking: NBC queries Channels TV over Ortom’s interview, 2 presenters ‘whisked away’

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has reportedly queried Channels TV over controversial live interview it conducted with the incumbent Benue state governor Samuel Ortom on its breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. Aside the query, there are reports that the nchors of the popular Sunrise programme. Chambalain Uso, and Kayode Okikiola were whisked away on Thursday by men, said to be operatives Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Ortom to Presidency: You’ll kill us to actualise grazing reserve

August 21, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state government, Friday, said if the President Muhammadu Buhari administration must actualise the “cattle agenda through grazing reserves or any other thing different from ranching it should be ready to kill everybody in Benue state. The government also said the decision of the president was capable of plunging the country into avoidable crisis. A statement by Terver Akase, Read More

Mosquito and malaria

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

Military‘ll remain at forefront of tackling insecurity – CDS

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has said that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) will remain at the forefront in tackling the myriad of security threats confronting the nation.   A statement by Director Defence Information (DDI) Maj.- Gen Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, quoted Irabor  as saying this Wednesday at the CDS interactive session with retired senior military Read More

Mantu: Nigeria has lost a true democrat – Ortom

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has described Senator Ibrahim Mantu as a true democrat and patriot who played a vital role in nursing the country’s nascent democracy from 1999 to where it is today. The governor said the demise of Senator Mantu is a painful loss to Nigeria, as it occurred at a time the country urgently needs his Read More