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How we spent bailout fund – Benue govt

Following a report by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, alleged diversion of bailout funds by the Benue state government, the administration has dismissed the report saying it was untrue.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Odeh Ageh, d [...]

Sun, 01 May 2016

UBEC plans nationwide e-libraries

Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Suleiman Dikko, has disclosed that the commission will construct e-libraries in the 36 states of the federation.
The chairman said this when he visited the acting governor of Benue state, Engr. Benson Abounu, putting each of the librari [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Benue national fair records low turnout, patronage

The 8th Benue National Trade Fair, last week, kicked-off with a colourful opening ceremony at the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida Square amidst low turnout of participants.
The trade fair which has also faced challenges following rainstorm on three consecutive days destroyed several pavilions, also h [...]

Sun, 17 April 2016

Police recover 174 cattle, arrests two suspects in Benue

The Benue State Police Command said it has recovered 174 cattle and 11 sheep that were rustled by criminals somewhere between Jigawa and Bauchi states.

The command’s Police Public Relations, PPRO, ASP Moses Yamu, who disclosed this to journalists in Makurdi, last week, explained that the [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

Group demands N40bn reparation over Agatu killings

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation of Benue Farm Lands, MAFO, has protested against the incessant and continuous killings of 10,000 Agatu people in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen and have demanded N40bn as reparation for their losses.

The group in a peaceful rally in Makurdi, on W [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Farmers-Fulani clash: Ortom cautions on imminent food crisis

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed the fear of imminent food crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the continuous invasion of more local government areas in the state by Fulani herders.

The governor raised the alarm, last week, in Makurdi when he met with a combined team of [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016

Suswam’s probe is an electoral promise - Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has claimed that the probe of his predecessor, Mr Gabriel Suswam's administration, was an electoral responsibility to the people of Benue state.

Ortom, who said this last week in Makurdi when he swore-in three new advisers, stated that the people of Benu [...]

Sun, 20 March 2016

’Strange’ herdsmen no longer welcome to Benue - Ortom

Following incessant clashes between Benue farmers and Fulani herdsmen, Governor Samuel Ortom has said that all strange (foreign) herdsmen were no longer welcome in the state.

Ortom stated this, last week, in Makurdi while addressing members of the Idoma Community Development Association, Makurd [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


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