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IGP apologises for calling Benue killings communal clashes

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has apologized for describing the New Year’s attacks and killings in Benue by Fulani herdsmen as communal clashes.

The IGP, during a press conference in Abuja, had described the killings as communal clashes and not an invasion as allege [...]

Wed, 10 January 2018

Over 1000 Women Mourn, Protest New Year Attacks in Benue

No fewer than1000 Benue women, cladded in black, today, stormed Government House in Makurdi, to mourn and protest the gruesome killing of innocent people in the state on the eve of New Year.

The women had staged a peaceful protest to the Benue People’s House, Makurdi  where they met [...]

Mon, 08 January 2018

Ortom presents N178.377bn 2018 budget

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has presented a budget estimate of N178, 377,811,608.00 to the Benue State House of Assembly.

Making the presentation, last Thursday, Ortom announced that the economic sector has the highest allocation of N87.5 billion followed by the social sector with N62 bil [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017

Ortom seeks collaborative effort in HIV/AIDS fight

As Nigerians join the rest of the World to commemorate the 2017 World AIDS Day, last week, the Benue State government has called on citizens to unite in the fight against the pandemic, saying government cannot fight it alone. 

Speaking at IBB Square in Makurdi, Governor Samuel Ortom, urged [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017

Ortom Assures Of Security At Eid-El-Maulud

As Muslims celebrate Eid-El-Maulud on December 1, 2017, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has assured the people of the state that his administration will continue to take proactive measures to guarantee the security of lives and property.

In a press statement signed by his Chief Press [...]

Thu, 30 November 2017

Stakeholders want synergy in SDGs implementation

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has called for synergy between states and the federal government for effective implementation of the goals.

Princess Adefulire stated this in Makurdi at a one-day w [...]

Tue, 28 November 2017

Ortom Says No More Civil Jobs For Benue Indigenes

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has advised indigenes to take advantage of opportunities in financial institutions and access funds for commercial and agricultural businesses, saying there are no more white collar jobs.

Ortom made the remarks in Makurdi while commissioning Benysta Microfinanc [...]

Tue, 28 November 2017

Over 5, 000 benefit from ESLF Free Medical Outreach in Benue

Over 5000 patients have so far been treated in the second phase of the free medical outreach put together by Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, ESLF, an NGO of wife of the Governor of Benue State, Mrs Eunice Ortom.

Addressing a gathering last week, when the outreach was flagged off in Tyowanye, [...]

Fri, 24 November 2017


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