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Wike tells Benue people to defend themselves...

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has asked the people of Benue state to be bold and use every lawful means to defend themselves against armed Fulani herdsmen aggression.

Wike, who was in Makurdi, to sympathize with Governor Samuel Ortom and the people of the state over the New Year attacks tha [...]

Thu, 08 February 2018

Herdsmen kill 2, 000 people in Benue State - Ortom

Not less than 2, 000 people have been killed in Benue State with properties valued in billions destroyed by Fulani herdsmen between 2013 and early part of 2018.

This is even as Governor Samuel Ortom has called for the removal of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for his fa [...]

Thu, 08 February 2018

Herdsmen Killings Not Over Anti-Grazing Law, But Our Land - Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has debunked insinuations that the killings in the state by Fulani herdsmen were as a result of the implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law, rather it was for land colonisation.

He said rather the Fulani had recently claimed that the Benue Valley belonged t [...]

Mon, 22 January 2018

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


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