Breaking: At last, Wike debunks G5 governors’ meeting with Tinubu, exposes Atiku, reveals next move [VIDEO]

December 30, 2022 Editor 0

After returning from the United Kingdom, the G5 governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have finally spoken about their next move. This is as one of them and Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike debunked news making rounds that they met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and resolved to support him ahead of 2023 Read More

LG funds: Wike, Ortom dare Buhari

December 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to name the governors that are allegedly stealing funds meant for local governments. President Buhari, Thursday, accused state governors of tampering with funds meant for the local governments which hampers the development of the rural areas of the country. Reacting to the accusation, Read More

Atlast, Ortom apologizes over ‘anti-Fulani’ comments

November 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has apologized over his anti-Fulani comments. The governor apologized on Wednesday while hosting aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the umbrella of ‘G-5 Governors’ The governors in attendance include, Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu). Blueprint had reported that Ortom lamented last week’s killing of Read More

On 5G governors and Ortom

November 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

“I will never again support any Fulani man in the 2023 elections to continue with the killing of my people and collection of their ancestral land”. The above segregative statement was uttered by the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on November 7, 2022, during the inauguration of the 5G governors in the Benue state banquet hall Government House, Makurdi. Read More

Ortom dismisses lawmaker as any threat to his senatorial bid

October 2, 2022 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has dismissed embattled House of Representatives member, Mark Gbillah as lacking the capacity to pose threat to his senatorial ambition. Gbillah and Ortom emerged candidates of the Labour Party, and Peoples Democratic Party for the Benue North West Senatorial District in the 2023 election, with the former having issues over being listed as candidates Read More

Ortom makes U-turn, says I’m not in support of Ayu’s removal

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said he is not in support of the clamour for the removal of the embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu. In a statement issued Tuesday by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, Ortom said insinuations that he is actively in support of the removal of Ayu who incidentally Read More

Pictures: Ortom inaugurates security outfit in Benue

August 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After several futile agitation for the establishment of state’s police, the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, Thursday, inaugurated the state’s security outfit called Community Volunteer Guards. Ortom during the inauguration at the IBB Square, Makurdi revealed that he will be applying for licenses to enable the guards to use AK-47, AK-49 and other sophisticated weapons.

#EndASUUStrike: Honour your agreement with ASUU, Ortom tells Buhari

July 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to honour his agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to avoid nationwide strike. The governor spoke on Tuesday during a protest organised by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in solidarity with ASUU. Ortom who spoke through the secretary to the state government, Prof. Tony Ijohor (SAN), while receiving Read More

2023: Atiku is my candidate – Ortom

July 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that he is not against the position of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on the issues that transpired at the party’s presidential primary and the selection of a running mate. He said Atiku is his presidential candidate. He made this known via his official Twitter handle Read More

Edumoga massacre barbaric, gruesome – Ortom

June 15, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has described as barbaric, the gruesome killing of farmers in Edumoga, Okpokwu local government area of the state by gun men believed to be Fulani terrorists. The chairman of Okpokwu local government area of Benue state, Mrs Amina Audu, had confirmed the killing of 15 persons in the area on Sunday, by suspected Fulani Read More

Ortom swears in 3 High Court Judges

June 3, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday swore in three new High Court judges and charged them and all other judges in Benue state judiciary to remain above board. The governor also urged them to shun the temptation to pervert justice because of monetary or other inducements and not to allow sentiments to prevent them from taking fair, firm and Read More

Ortom hails Katsina-Ala Bishop-elect Most Rev Fr. Dugu

April 10, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated the Bishop-elect of Katsina – Ala Catholic Diocese of Benue state, Most Reverend Father Isaac Bunde Dugu on his appointment. Rev Father Dugu was appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina- Ala in Benue state by the Holy Father Pope Francis on Saturday, April 9, 2022. He succeeds Bishop Peter Adoboh who 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

In Benue, Ortom opens up on ‘return to APC’

March 21, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Sunday dismissed claims by one Philip Agbese that he would return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon. The governor said he is not contemplating rejoining the APC at any time.Mr. Agbese was reported to have in a comment published in some national dailies said that Governor Ortom confided in him to plead with the Read More

Persons with disabilities honour Govs Wike, Ortom, Bello, others

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigerians joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2021, persons living with disabilities in the country under the aegis of Persons With Disabilities Initiative Nigeria have honoured Governors Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom and Yahaya Bello of Rivers, Benue and Kogi states, respectively, for their consistent support to persons with disabilities in Read More

Ortom sympathises with Tambawal over massacre of 43

November 19, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday commiserated with the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the government and people over the massacre of 43 people in Goronyo and Illela local government areas on Sunday and Monday by bandits.He said the boldness exhibited by the terrorists from state to state across the country is a clear indication that the Read More

Ortom to Nigerians: Lets joins hands to fight insecurity, injustice, others

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has called on Nigerians to join hands with the federal government to fight insecurity and injustice in the country. Ortom, who made the call at an interactive session with newsmen Thursday in Abuja, also advised Nigerians to avoid sycophancy. “We all need to join hands with the federal government to fight these challenges head-on. The Read More

Ortom signs 2 laws giving judiciary, legislature autonomy

November 11, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday signed into law two bills granting the state judiciary and the state House of Assembly autonomy. Briefing journalists in his office, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mike Gusa, said the laws are the one to provide for management of funds accruing to the judiciary from the Consolidated Revenue Funds of the 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

With new leaders, PDP positioned to wrestle power from APC – Ortom

November 2, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Monday said with the election of new national leaders, the People Democratic Party (PDP) is now ready and determined to wrestle power from the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government.Ortom said the APC led government has failed and only succeeded in destroying Nigeria’s unity, economy, security and social life, instead of developing the country. Read More

Ortom presents ₦155.61bn budget estimate for 2022 fiscal year

October 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Wednesday presented a total budget estimate of N155,611,390,265.82 (One Hundred and Fifty-Five Billion, Six Hundred and Eleven Million, Three Hundred and Ninety Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira, Eighty-Two Kobo) to the state house of assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget the governor said total recurrent expenditure is estimated to be Read More

Ortom urges Fulani leaders to speak against foreign invaders

October 21, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Wednesday called on the Nigeria’s indigenous Fulani people to speak out against the invasion of communities in Nigeria by their kinsmen from foreign countries. He said the situation is bringing bad name to the indigenous Fulanis.The governor spoke at the Government House, Makurdi, when he received a delegation of Nasarawa State Traditional Rulers on Read More