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Ortom wants special attention for federal roads in Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has appealed to the Federal Government to give special attention to all federal roads in the state.

He made the appeal, last week, at the Benue Peoples House during a courtesy visit on him by the Minister of State II for Works and Energy, Suleiman Hassan Zarma. [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


My re-election not worth anybody’s blood - Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that although he desires reelection, it was not worth spilling the blood of anyone.

The governor stated this, last week, when the Forum Of Former Political Party Executives led by Chief Michael Iduma visited and pledged solidarity with him at the Ben [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


FG Earmarks N10 Billion for Reconstruction of Benue, Other States

 

The Federal Government has earmarked the sum of N10 billion for the reconstruction of communities destroyed by herdsmen in Benue and other states of the federation.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this Tuesday when he visited thousands of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018


Ortom Installs 10 New First Class Chief

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has installed 10 new First Class Chiefs.

Governor Ortom, who also presented the new chiefs with staff of office at the maiden official coronation ceremony, held at IBB square, in Makurdi, charged them not to prioritize their traditional duties.

The newly [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018


Reports of Tiv youths attack on Hausa community false, inciting - TYO

The Tiv Youths Organization, TYO, has condemned reports in some section of the media stating that Tiv youths attacked the Hausa Community in Makurdi, killed many people and destroyed property, saying the report is not only false but capable of inciting violence in the state.

A press statement s [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018


Trump GGR Maternal reproductive health in Nigeria at risk

There is growing concern among analysts, stakeholders, including mothers over the undermining effects of President Donald Trump’s policy, commonly referred to as the Global Gag Rule (GGR) on Nigeria’s reproductive and overall health goals.

Investigations have shown that the alarming [...]

Thu, 10 May 2018


Benue Killings: I can’t sleep with my two eyes closed - Ortom

Following the magnitude of killings by herdsmen and military destructions of houses in Naka during his leave vacation, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said he regretted going on leave as he could not sleep far away in China.

Ortom, who stated this while reacting to the killings in the state a [...]

Sun, 06 May 2018


Ortom condoles Catholic Church, insists on self defence

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has condoled with the Catholic Church and the people over the killing of two priests and worshippers at a church service as well as other parts of the state.

The governor spoke at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on arrival from China after he c [...]

Fri, 27 April 2018


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