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Ortom flags-off distribution of 35,000 desks, chairs to schools

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today flagged-off the distribution of over 35,000 customized chairs and tables for primary schools in the state.

The chairs are the first batch of 61,000 chairs and tables the Ortom administration in collaboration with Universal Basic Education, UBEC, plans to [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020

60,000 Benue households to get FG’s N5,000 cash transfer





Over 60,000 households in Benue State, are qualified to benefit from the federal government’s N5,000 cash transfer as palliatives to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Com [...]

Sun, 03 May 2020

Covid-19: Benue slashes 2020 budget by N70bn

Following current economic realities and the impending recession caused by Coronavirus pandemic, the Benue state government has cut down the 2020 budget from N189 billion to N119 billion.

Govenor Samuel Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, after a [...]

Sat, 25 April 2020

Open Grazing: Ortom orders recruitment of more livestock guards

Benue state government has tasked all the 23 local government council chairmen to recruit more livestock guards to tackle the open grazing menace perpetrated by herders.

Governor Samuel Ortom, who stated this while addressing council chairmen on ways to boost agricultural production, said the n [...]

Fri, 17 April 2020

Covid-19: Imam task Muslims in Benue on personal hygiene

The Chief Imam of Benue State, Dr. Habib Suleiman, has appealed Muslims in the state to increase their personal hygiene as the best traditional practice to reduce the spread of coronavirus infection.

Suleiman gave the advice in a sermon during Jumat prayers held at the Central Mosque in Wadata [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020

Coronavirus: Corp members undergo rigorous medical checks in Benue

Corps members posted to Benue for the 2020 Batch 'A' Stream l orientation exercise were put through rigorous medical checks to ensure that no prospective corps member enters the camp with coronavirus.

The Benue State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mr. Joshua Shisha, di [...]

Mon, 16 March 2020

VC laments increased cult killings in Benue varsity

The Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi, Prof. Msugh Kembe, has lamented increased cult activities on campus resulting in the death of students.

Our correspondent reports that a 200 Level student of the University, Isaac Nyinongo, was killed by suspected cultists last Wednes [...]

Sun, 15 March 2020

Renewed killings: Group wants law empowering locals to bear arms

Following renewed attacks on innocent citizens in Benue communities, the youth wing of Kwande United People's Organisation, KUPO, has demanded for a legislation to empower locals to acquire arms for self defence.

President of the organisation, Mr. Stephen Atsaga, who stated this while speak [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020


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