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Police recover 174 cattle, arrests two suspects in Benue

The Benue State Police Command said it has recovered 174 cattle and 11 sheep that were rustled by criminals somewhere between Jigawa and Bauchi states.

The command’s Police Public Relations, PPRO, ASP Moses Yamu, who disclosed this to journalists in Makurdi, last week, explained that the [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


Group demands N40bn reparation over Agatu killings

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation of Benue Farm Lands, MAFO, has protested against the incessant and continuous killings of 10,000 Agatu people in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen and have demanded N40bn as reparation for their losses.

The group in a peaceful rally in Makurdi, on W [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Farmers-Fulani clash: Ortom cautions on imminent food crisis

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed the fear of imminent food crisis if urgent steps are not taken to halt the continuous invasion of more local government areas in the state by Fulani herders.

The governor raised the alarm, last week, in Makurdi when he met with a combined team of [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016


Suswam’s probe is an electoral promise - Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has claimed that the probe of his predecessor, Mr Gabriel Suswam's administration, was an electoral responsibility to the people of Benue state.

Ortom, who said this last week in Makurdi when he swore-in three new advisers, stated that the people of Benu [...]

Sun, 20 March 2016


’Strange’ herdsmen no longer welcome to Benue - Ortom

Following incessant clashes between Benue farmers and Fulani herdsmen, Governor Samuel Ortom has said that all strange (foreign) herdsmen were no longer welcome in the state.

Ortom stated this, last week, in Makurdi while addressing members of the Idoma Community Development Association, Makurd [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Agatu/Fulani crisis: Whither solution?

Despite concerted efforts being made by various stakeholders to put an end to farmers/Fulani crisis in Agatu, solution seems to be far from sight. Meanwhile, a peace and reconciliatory committee met last Friday and concluded that the Fulani herdsmen should vacate Agatu pending further negotiations to [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Benue govt to build ultra-modern abattoirs

As a way to reduce the risk of avoidable diseases, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has promised to provide modern abattoirs across the state.

Ortom who made this pledge last week after he went round all the abattoirs in Makurdi metropolis was shocked to see the dirty environment in which meat [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016


Mark, APC square up Feb 20 for Benue South Senate rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed February 20 for the Benue South Senatorial District rerun election between former Senate president David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Comrade Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Resident Electoral C [...]

Sat, 30 January 2016


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