Tag: benue state

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 22, 2018

The Late 5: ‘Dapchi schoolgirls refuse to resume due to security fears’; Donald Trump says summit with Kim Jong-un may be postponed and other stories

The Cardinal of the Abuja Catholic Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called on Nigerians to rise above religious, political and ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 21, 2018

The Late 5: Former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh collapses in Court, Offa banks robbery suspects arrested and other stories

Here are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said two principal suspects out of ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 16, 2018

The Big 5: Reps increase 2018 budget to N9trn, FG releases N10bn to rebuild properties destroyed by crisis and other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: The 2018 budget has been increased to N9.1 trillion by the ...

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EditorMarch 21, 2018

2019 Presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu pays condolence visit to Benue

Professor Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and an aspirant in the 2019 Presidential race ...

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Alexander OnukwueFebruary 13, 2018

JAMB Question: Who is the human being that stole the N36 million?

We have laughed much and made the compulsory number of memes, widely broadcast on Whatsapp. There is now a Twitter ...

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Fisayo SoyomboJanuary 8, 2018

Is God venting his anger on Buhari through Tunde Bakare?

Sooner or later, Tunde Bakare, fiery preacher and founder of The Latter Rain Assembly, will be running for president. This ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 10, 2017

Dangote-led national relief committee donates N250m to victims of Benue flood

The Chairman, National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, Aliko Dangote says it has provided N250 million as relief assistance to ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 7, 2017

FG promises to dredge River Benue, construct drainages in Makurdi

The Federal Government has promised to dredge river Benue and construct additional drainage systems to put a lasting end to ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 3, 2017

Social media offensive causes underdevelopment in Benue – Commissioner

The Benue government Saturday, said incessant attacks on the state through the social media were painting the state in bad ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 2, 2017

“God showed me a vision in 1992 and I became governor” – Ortom

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that he would not seek for a re-election in 2019, until he sees ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 21, 2017

Suswam’s arraignment stalled due to absence of witness

The trial of former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam, was on Wednesday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 19, 2017

Former governor, Suswam, arraigned on fresh charges

The Federal Government at a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, arraigned former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 4, 2017

APC reportedly declared winner of Benue council poll without result

The Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) has declared APC as the winner of the 23 local government chairmanship seats ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 31, 2017

Opinion: All the unforgivable ways Governor Ortom has failed Benue state

by Ariyo-Dare Atoye There is a distinct lack of leadership right across all levels of the Nigerian society. There is ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 29, 2017

Suswam only passed on witches, orgies, idols to me – Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that the Benue State government House was filled with witchcraft, idol worshipers before ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 21, 2017

Opinion: 4 ways Samuel Ortom can save his disastrous governorship of Benue state

by Chris Tion   Image Blues The past couple of weeks hasn’t been the best for the image of my ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 10, 2017

Suswam withdraws N10bn suit against DSS

by Omoleye Omoruyi A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ruled out a N10bn fundamental human rights enforcement suit ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 10, 2017

4 persons jailed for attempting to defraud governor

by Omoleye Omoruyi Mark Gbaa, Ezekiel Azi, Bulus Ashom and Nuhu Atangs, were on Wednesday jailed one year each, for ...

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AzeezMay 6, 2017

Fulani herdsmen control 12 LGAs in Benue – Governor

by Azeez Adeniyi Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has said Fulani herdsmen have taken over 12 out of the 23 ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 24, 2017

Opinion: Inspiring stories out of Benue state

Yesterday was Governor Ortom’s birthday and the story of his life is truly inspirational. He joins a chain of indigenous ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 28, 2017

Open letter: Mr president, are you choosing political correctness over Nigerian lives?

by Ukan Kurugh   Dear President Buhari,   I hope you’re feeling better now. I, my family and majority of ...

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AzeezMarch 23, 2017

Zaki Biam attack: Death toll stands at 17, not 50 – Benue govt

The Benue State Government on Wednesday said the death toll from the Zaki Biam Yam Market attack was 17 and ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 22, 2017

The Thread: Zaki Biam massacre is deja vu all over again

On Monday, we received with dismay the news of the attack on Zaki Biam yam market in Benue state. But ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 15, 2017

Opinion: Fulani herdsmen- Perhaps it’s time to break the pact

By Usha Anenga A few years ago, a church had reason to change its doctrine concerning marriage and divorce. For ...

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AzeezMarch 14, 2017

Benue gov gives herdsmen two-day ultimatum to leave community

by Azeez Adeniyi Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has issued a two-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku local ...

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AzeezFebruary 18, 2017

Agatu people apologise to Nigerian army, admit killing soldier

by Azeez Adeniyi The People of Agatu Local Government area  of Benue State have admitted killing a soldier during a ...

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AzeezDecember 13, 2016

Man attempts suicide in Benue over alleged crash of MMM

A young man simply identified as Adakole in Otukpo, Benue State has reportedly ingested insecticide following the freezing of ponzi scheme, ...

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AzeezNovember 3, 2016

Gunmen invade courts, hold judge hostage in Benue

Three courts and a judge were held hostage by no fewer than 10 gunmen in Makurdi, Benue State capital on ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 2, 2016

Just In: Gunmen attack police station, kill 2 officers

Unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in Igumale area of Ado LGA of Benue State, killing two officers ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 24, 2016

I couldn’t rape her because of my huge manhood – Okada rider

An Okada rider says his attempt to rape an eight year old girl was unsuccessful due to his manhood being ...

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