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Benue youths protest exemption of Benue from NDC

Benue youths have protested the non-inclusion of the state in the proposed establishment of Northeast Development Commission, NDC.
The proposed commission, when established, will cater for the rehabilitation and advancement of the North East as well as some other localities worst hit by terroris [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016

Cultists to be regarded as criminals, kidnappers, says AIG Zone 4

The Assistant Inspector General, AIG Zone 4, Agboola Oshodi Glover, has said that henceforth, cultists would be treated as criminals and kidnappers.
The AIG stated this in a chat with The Abuja Inquirer in his office, last week, saying any student who decides to leave his academic work for cult [...]

Sat, 29 October 2016

Suswam’s Foundation graduates 84 youth on skills acquisition

Sev-av Foundation, a pet project belonging of the immediate past First Lady of Benue state, Mrs. Yemisi Suswam, has graduated its 10th set of 84 graduands.
The foundation which was set up 10 years ago has graduated close to 10,000 students in skills acquisition ranging from tailoring/beading, co [...]

Sat, 29 October 2016

Fake drug: Nigeria laws too lenient, says former NAFDAC DG

The former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, has said that Nigeria’s laws are too lenient to punish drug counterfeiters.
Orhii, who stated this in a chat with journalists in his home in Makurdi, lamented that drug coun [...]

Sat, 29 October 2016

Benue moves to generate own electricity

As part of its industrialization policy, the Benue state government said it has commenced the process to generate 10 megawatts of electricity for the state.

Governor Samuel Ortom, who disclosed this in Makurdi last week, said he had met with the Acting Chairman of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory [...]

Sat, 15 October 2016

Benue student tops in NECO, gets FG scholarship

A Benue indigene and student of Vaatia College, Makurdi, Master Samuel Sesugh Nder, has emerged the overall best student in the country in the just released results by the National Examinations Council, NECO.
Master Nder scored eight distinctions in all subject he sat for.
Benue State Comm [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016

NNPC plans 20 hectare sugarcane, cassava farm in Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, approval to establish a 20 hectare sugarcane and cassava plantation in the state for the production of ethanol.
Ortom, who gave the go-ahead when the NNPC Group General Manager in-charge of Renewable E [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016

NUT threatening nation-wide strike over salary arrears

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Comrade Michael Olukoya, has said that teachers in public primary schools across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, would soon embark on an indefinite strike in solidarity with teachers that have not been paid salaries f [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


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