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No proof of diversion of N3bn bailout funds- Ortom


The Benue State government has debunked rumours that it diverted bailout funds meant to offset backlog of salaries owed to local government staff.

Governor Samuel Ortom denied the allegation through his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Titus Zam.

Sun, 03 June 2018

Children’s Day: Senate donate relief materials to IDPs

The Senate has donated assorted food stuff, make-shift clinics and classrooms for the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, particularly children, in Benue state.

Making the donation on behalf of his colleagues on Sunday, in Makurdi, Senate President Bukola Saraki, explained that "Distinguis [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018

Methodist Church donates relief materials to Benue IDPs

The Methodist Church of Nigeria, MCN, has donated two trucks and two buses of assorted food items as well as other sundry items to the Benue Government for onward distribution to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

Prelate of MCN, Dr Samuel Chukwuemeka, on behalf of the church, made the don [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018

Killings: Soyinka to FG, seek international help

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has advised the Federal Government to seek the help and cooperation of the international community if it cannot cope with the security challenges bedeviling the country.

Soyinka, who gave the advice in Makurdi when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Samuel O [...]

Fri, 25 May 2018

Killing of Priests, Worshippers, Blasphemy, Affront Against God - Onaiyekan


The Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Tuesday stated that killing people in worship, whether in Churches or Mosques is an affront against God.

Onaiyekan stated this at Se Sugh U Maria Pilgrimage Centre, Ayati, Benue state during a homily at a Mass held in honour of [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018

Benue loses $500mn investment to insecurity - Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has disclosed that the state has lost a whopping $500 million investment as a result of security challenges.

Governor Ortom stated this in Makurdi, last week, while declaring open the North Central African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, sensitization and [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018

Benue to purchase, subsidize fertilizers for 2018 cropping season


Benue State Executive Council has approved for the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to source for vendors to supply assorted fertilizer to supplement locally produced fertilizer in Benue as the estimated requirement for the year 2018 will be significantly higher than our nee [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018

Security: Catholic Bishop admonishes Benue parents, wards

The Catholic Bishop, Makurdi Diocese, His Lordship Wilfred Anagbe, has admonished parents to warn their children and wards against indulging in acts that would further heighten the security challenge in the state.

Bishop Anagbe stated this, last week, in Makurdi, when the Tor Tiv, Prof. James A [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


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