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2019: I Have Received Divine Nod To Re-contest – Ortom


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that after he went into fasting and prayers, he has received divine nod to contest the 2019 governorship election.

Ortom disclosed this at the Benue People's House, Government House, Makurdi during an endorsement rally organised fo [...]

Thu, 09 November 2017

Ortom boosts fight against crime with more vehicles, motorcycles


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has bought more vehicles and motorcycles to boost the fight against crime.

He made the announcement Tuesday during a joint meeting with Livestock and Community Volunteer Guards to enhance their operations stating that the vehicles would be present [...]

Tue, 07 November 2017

SEMA distributes relief to flood victims in Benue


The Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has commenced the distribution of relief materials worth millions of naira to victims of flood disaster in the 23 local government areas.

Making the presentation to the local government chairmen at the Industrial Layout, last week [...]

Mon, 06 November 2017

Court threatens to revoke Tsav’s bail condition

A magistrate court presided over by Isaac Ajim has threatened to revoke the condition of bail given to the Federal Commissioner, Federal Complaint Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav on self-recognizance.

A visibly angry Magistrate Ajim, handed down the warning last week during the hearing of the [...]

Fri, 03 November 2017

Miyetti Allah threats on Benue: Assembly takes case to U.N.


Worried by the repeated threats of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, to attack Benue people over the passage of the Anti-open Grazing Law and the inability of the federal government to bring them to book, the Benue State House of Assembly has resolv [...]

Thu, 02 November 2017

NNPC commences oil exploration in the Benue trough

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has officially commenced oil exploration in the Benue trough with the mobilization of its data services department to acquire seismic data.

Speaking during a visit to Governor Samuel Ortom un Makurdi, last week, Group Managing Director [...]

Thu, 02 November 2017

Strike: Benue Workers vow to stay away for eternity if....

Benue state government workers who are currently on an indefinite strike action following government inability to pay their salary arrears has vowed to stay away from work till eternity if that is how long it takes government to pay their arrears.

Benue workers have not gone to work sin [...]

Tue, 31 October 2017

Ortom suspends aide over ‘insubordination’

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has suspended the Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Mr. Boniface Ortese.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, who confirmed the sack of Ortese said he was removed over insubordination.

The former [...]

Tue, 31 October 2017


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