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

Christmas: Igbawua enjoins Benue people to remain resilient

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The immediate-past Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) and top governorahip aspirant for the Benue 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Chille Igbawua, has felicitated with the government and good people of the  state as well as Christians across the globe on this year’s annual commemoration of  the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read More

Benue urges security to investigate rape of SS3 student

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Benue state government Tuesday asked the security agencies in the state to investigate alleged case of rape of a female student of the Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC), Otukpo, Benue state.The state government through the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Michael Gusa (Esq), who spoke with journalists said government has taken up the matter to ensure that Read More

Apologise for calling us drunkards, Tiv youths tell Ortom

November 30, 2021 Editor 0

Tiv Youth Council Worldwide (TYCW) has demanded an apology from the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, for referring to Benue indigenes as a people who only drink alcohol all day without any work but yet insult him for not helping them. The TYCW in a statement signed by its President, Hon. Mike Msuaan, and made available to newsmen in Abuja Read More

Pius Awodi, passage of a man of honour and intergity

November 25, 2021 Usman Adams 0

I first met late Pius Awodi in 1965 when I gained admission into the then Provincial Secondary School (PSS), Katsinal-Ala. He was already in Form 4, three years ahead of me. It did not take long for us to bond on realising that we were from the same geographical area. He was in East House and I was in Sloan. Read More

Herdsmen: Benue LGs, groups urge security at entry points

November 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue local government chairmen and socio-cultural groups Monday called on the federal government to order deployment of special forces to entry points into Benue state that are usually used by herdsmen militia. The chairmen also said 21 local government areas out of the 23 were affected by attacks by the herdsmen who they said are bent on eliminating the people Read More

I’m not a supporter of direct primaries but…. – Ortom

November 11, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday said he has never been a supporter of direct primaries but if the issues becomes law, he would have no option but support it. Ortom who made this known in Makurdi, after returning from a trip out of the state noted that conducting direct primaries would involve a lot of finances among other Read More

You were twice removed over graft, PDP tells Hembe

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue state, Tuesday, took a swipe on member of House of Representatives from Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency, Barrister Herman Iorwase Hembe, saying he has no moral ground to speak on issues of finances, having been removed twice from positions over allegations of graft. Hembe was alleged to have tongue-lashed Governor Samuel Ortom during interface hosted Read More