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NNPC plans 20 hectare sugarcane, cassava farm in Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, approval to establish a 20 hectare sugarcane and cassava plantation in the state for the production of ethanol.
Ortom, who gave the go-ahead when the NNPC Group General Manager in-charge of Renewable E [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016

NUT threatening nation-wide strike over salary arrears

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Comrade Michael Olukoya, has said that teachers in public primary schools across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, would soon embark on an indefinite strike in solidarity with teachers that have not been paid salaries f [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016

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


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