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Ortom mourns priest, describes his death as painful

The body of the Catholic priest who was kidnapped some months ago have been found.
The remains of Rev. Fr John Adeyi was found in Otukpa at the back of LGEA secretariat where his body, already decaying, was dumped by his suspected abductors.
It could be recalled that two months ago, Father [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016

More killings in Benue as cultists kill six students, others

The spate of killings in Makurdi, Benue state capital has skyrocketed in recent times with at least 10 persons including seven students of University of Agriculture, UAM, losing their lives in just one week.
This is barely two weeks after the state Governor Samuel Ortom dedicated the state again [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016

Why we declared Friday work free day for Benue workers - Ortom

The Benue State Executive Council has explained that it approved every Friday work-free day to enable workers in the state to work on their farms.
At the 16th session of its council meeting where the decision was taken, Governor Ortom explained that the objective is to enable as many workers as [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016

I will not defend any corrupt official, Ortom warns aides

Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom has warned his commissioners and other aides to beware of inflating project sums, warning that he will not defend whoever is found culpable of corruption.
Ortom, who stated this when he briefed journalists on his activities in the last one year in office, said h [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016

Benue assembly kicks against relocation of NECO office

The Benue State House of Assembly has rejected the planned relocation of the zonal office of the National Examination Council, NECO to Ilorin, Kwara state.
Mr Ianna Jato, PDP-Katsina-Ala, in a motion during one of their sittings urged the House to condemn the planned relocation of the zonal offi [...]

Sun, 01 May 2016

How we spent bailout fund – Benue govt

Following a report by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, alleged diversion of bailout funds by the Benue state government, the administration has dismissed the report saying it was untrue.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Odeh Ageh, d [...]

Sun, 01 May 2016

UBEC plans nationwide e-libraries

Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Suleiman Dikko, has disclosed that the commission will construct e-libraries in the 36 states of the federation.
The chairman said this when he visited the acting governor of Benue state, Engr. Benson Abounu, putting each of the librari [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Benue national fair records low turnout, patronage

The 8th Benue National Trade Fair, last week, kicked-off with a colourful opening ceremony at the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida Square amidst low turnout of participants.
The trade fair which has also faced challenges following rainstorm on three consecutive days destroyed several pavilions, also h [...]

Sun, 17 April 2016


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