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2019: Dankwambo to prioritize security if elected president

Governor of Gombe State and PDP presidential aspirant, Ibrahim Dankwambo, said the issue of insecurity will top the agenda of his administration if elected.

According to him, any government that fails in securing the lives of its citizens is not capable of leading them.

He urged the Benu [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

Court summons EFCC, banks over Benue accounts

The Federal High Court, Makurdi has summoned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and two commercial banks to appear before it over the recent freezing of the state government accounts.

The banks are United Bank for Africa, UBA and Fidelity Bank.

Recalled that the EFCC on [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

SDP primaries: Aspirants demand transparent process

As the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Benue state begins their primaries to select candidates who will fly the party's flag at the 2019 general elections, aspirants in the party have demanded that the processes must be transparent and fair.

The zonal vice chairman of the party, David Uma, [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

Killings: Group moves against Buhari’s 2019 ambition

A group called Builders of New Nigeria, BNN, has vowed to mobilize Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire APC if he fails to halt the killings across the country by October ending.

The group during a press briefing in Makurdi condemned strongly what they termed as a gen [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

Flooding: Makurdi, Agatu communities submerged

The State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, in Benue has disclosed that five communities in Agatu and others places in Makurdi have been submerged by flood.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Mr Emmanuel Shior, who stated this in Makurdi, said Rice Mill and other settlements along the banks of R [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

1, 218 children diagnosed with TB in Benue

The state office of Tuberculosis Control Programme has disclosed that no fewer than 1,218 children below the age of 15 have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in Benue State.

National chairman of the Control Research Forum of Tuberculosis in Benue State, Dr. Igbagbul Shember Agela, who spoke to j [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

FIDA Benue elects new executive

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, Nigeria, FIDA, has elected new set of executives to oversee the affairs of the association in Benue state for the next three years.

Those elected include Dr Magdalene Dura as chairperson, Mrs Prisca Ula as the vice chairperson, Mrs Amine Mbasughn, [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018

Benue assembly suspends three council chairmen

The Benue State House of Assembly has suspended for three months three local government chairmen for gross misconduct, financial misappropriation and other offences.

Those suspended include chairmen of Ogbadibo local government, Mr James Akola, and his deputy, that of Gwer East LG, Mr Vitalis U [...]

Thu, 13 September 2018


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