Scholastica JOSEPH

N40bn loan: We Did Not Grant Fresh Approval - Benue Assembly

Benue State House of Assembly has denied granting fresh approval to Governor Samuel Ortom to obtain another N40 billion loan.

Spokesperson of the House and member representing Ukum State Constituency, Mr. Paul Biam, told journalists in Makurdi, that the approval was done five months ago, when t [...]

Sat, 17 November 2018

Ortom condemns kidnap of four catholic priests in Delta

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the kidnap of four catholic priests by suspected herdsmen in Delta State, saying it's barbaric.

The catholic priests were kidnapped in Umutu/Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Governor Ortom, who further descri [...]

Sun, 11 November 2018

Benue guber: Nobody can take my candidacy away - Biem



The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) in Benue state, Hon. Hingah Biem has debunked rumours making the rounds that his party has removed his name from the list of candidates to be sent to INEC ahead of 2019 elections. In this interview wit [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

Mystery grips Makurdi as woman, husband, kids found dead

Hell was let loose last Friday night when a woman allegedly killed her husband, their three children and herself in Makurdi, Benue State.

The woman, Rachel, is alleged to have killed her husband, Nicholas Adestav, their three children, Nguevese, Senater and Joshua and later stabbed herself to d [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018

Police parade four suspected rapists in Benue

The Benue State Police Command has paraded four more suspects who allegedly violated young girls in the state.

Their arrests followed the awareness created over the death of 13-year old Elizabeth Ochanya, who died from complications after she was sexually violated by her guardian and his son in [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018

Food shortage, trafficking, child labour define Benue IDPs’ camps

Dr Mrs Helen Teghtegh is the director, Community Links and Women Empowerment Initiative, an NGO based in Benue State. In this interview with The Abuja Inquirer’s SCHOLASTICA JOSEPH, Mrs Teghtegh speaks about the worrisome trend taking place at Benue IDP camps with regards to sex for food [...]

Fri, 02 November 2018

My industrialization plan for Benue - LP guber candidate

The gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Benue state, Dr Paul Angya, has said he will industrialize the state as a sure way of achieving structural transformation of the economy.

Angya, who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer in Makurdi, said the state needs industries for inclusive grow [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018

Ochanya: Court Remands Randy Lecturer For Culpable Homicide

The Chief Magistrate Court One, Makurdi, today, Thursday, remanded 51 year old Mr. Andrew Ogbuja, a senior lecturer in the Department of Catering and Hotel Management, Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

Ogbuja was remanded in prison custody for sex [...]

Thu, 25 October 2018


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