Mohammed Yusuf and Gana: What Benue is not telling us

September 12, 2020 Bernard Kifasi 0

The death of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, has generated some discourses in the country with the narrative of some politicians in Benue state. There seem to be an attempt to glorify his grave misdeeds that have seen to the death of thousands in parts of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. This, in my opinion, should give Nigerians a Read More

Re – “A Time to Heal;” but Suswam, God does not work by your dictates!

September 11, 2020 John Manwo 0

The incumbent Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial district in the National Assembly (NASS), Rt.Hon. Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, has stopped consternating me as a personality, anywhere in the mould of a leader. I have closely monitored Sen. Suswam in the last few years only to disappointingly discover he is a vicious undertaker of the pernicious breed.   But some Nigerians are Read More

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Ortom can’t dissolve PDP caretaker c’ttee – Niger chair

August 23, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state has said Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state currently mediating in the crisis rocking the party has no powers to dissolve the committee constituted by the National Working Committee(NWC). The chairman of the caretaker committee, Umar Garba Chiza, stated this at the weekend at a press briefing to Read More

Ex-Benue teaching service board ES denies mismanaging N195m

August 23, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Former Executive Secretary of the Benue State Teaching Service Board (TSB), Associate Professor Wilfred Uji, has debunked the allegations that he mismanaged over N195.7 million cooperative society funds while serving at the board. He also threatened court action against the Benue state government over the alleged mismanagement of the funds, which he said was a clear fallacy. A ministry of Read More

I nearly dumped PDP – Ortom

August 9, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Saturday said he actually had the intention of dumping Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for  All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 elections. He said he changed his mind, however, after consultations with some of his close allies and the state congress of the PDP. Consequently, he made up his mind to decline the offer Read More

My Dear Senator Gabriel Suswam!

August 7, 2020 Onjefu Okidu 0

I write this letter with a very, very heavy heart. For some time now, I have followed your handling of issues that concern Benue State with alarm and dismay. I must confess that as a Benue indigene, I find it very, very difficult to get away from the disquieting thought of your disillusionment over some issues that affect the state. Read More

2023: Idoma elders should reach out to stakeholders – Suswam

August 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Recently, the lawmaker representing Benue North Senatorial District, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, was quoted as having protested against the siting of federal institutions in Zone C Senatorial zone of the state. He was also quoted as opposing the choice of an ambassador from the same zone, much to the chagrin of the Idoma-speaking of the state. However, when journalists Read More

Ortom swears in Ikwulono new health commissioner

August 6, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday swore in Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono as Commissioner for Health and Human Services. Dr. Ikwulono is to replace Dr. Sunday Ongbabo who resigned his appointment a week ago. The governor, while performing the swearing-in ceremony, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery, especially at this time of COVID-19, stating that Read More

Benue board uncovers 433 ghost workers on payroll

August 6, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Executive secretary of the Benue state Teaching Service Board (TSB), Dr. Frank Kyungun has disclosed that the screening carried out by the board has uncovered 433 ghost workers on the payroll after verification of 4,473 staff across the three senatorial zones of the state. Dr. Kyungun stated this at the Government House Makurdi, while presenting to Governor Samuel Ortom the Read More

Ortom swears in new Commissioner for Health

August 5, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday swore in Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono as Commissioner for Health and Human Services. Dr. Ikwulono is to replace Dr. Sunday Ongbabo who resigned his appointment a week ago. The governor while performing the swearing-in ceremony, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery especially at the time of COVID-19, stressing that Read More

Why I won’t work against Idoma – Suswam

July 31, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

A former governor of Benue state and senator representing Benue North East, Gabriel Suswam, has said he is not and will never work against the interest of the Idoma. Suswan, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said his demand that one of the ambassadorial nominees, an Idoma be stepped down recently was not because he does Read More

Gunmen kidnap Makurdi businessman

July 24, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Gunmen in the early hours on Friday kidnapped a Makurdi-based business man, Mr. Isaac Akinkumi, who is the chairman and chief executive officer, Tito Group of Companies. He was kidnapped around 1:30am Friday at his Makurdi residence located at the New GRA, near Kanshio in Makurdi. The Benue state Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Catherine Sewuese Anene, who confirmed the incident, Read More

In Benue, Police arrest 60 cult members

June 23, 2020 NAN 0

The Benue state Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of 60 suspected cult members and recovery of arms, military camouflage and bulletproof jackets, a press statement said. The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anene, a deputy superintendent of police, in Makurdi, disclosed that other items recovered during the arrest include P-cap bag and red berets. “Sixty Read More

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CRCN condemns Tiv, Ichen crisis in Taraba

May 11, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN)Taraba, Sunday condemned  the ongoing  killings  between the Tiv and Ichen tribe in Donga local area of the state. President of Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria, Rev Dr Caleb O.S Ahima, while briefing journalists in Jalingo, lamented that the communities in Donga LG were passing through difficult time. He stressed that the church was Read More