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2019: Ortom Retains Deputy as Running Mate

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has announced that he is still with his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu, as his running mate in next year's general elections.

This is just as members of the party have pledged to sustain their support for the governor and other candidates of the party to secure [...]

Mon, 15 October 2018

Benue NUJ council immortalizes late chairman

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Benue Council has immortalized its late chairman, Mr David Ukuma, by renaming its conference hall, Hall of Fame, after him.

A communiqué issued at the end of its extraordinary congress held on October 8, Friday, in Makurdi states that “the con [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018

2019: Dankwambo to prioritize security if elected president

Governor of Gombe State and PDP presidential aspirant, Ibrahim Dankwambo, said the issue of insecurity will top the agenda of his administration if elected.

According to him, any government that fails in securing the lives of its citizens is not capable of leading them.

He urged the Benu [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

Court summons EFCC, banks over Benue accounts

The Federal High Court, Makurdi has summoned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and two commercial banks to appear before it over the recent freezing of the state government accounts.

The banks are United Bank for Africa, UBA and Fidelity Bank.

Recalled that the EFCC on [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

SDP primaries: Aspirants demand transparent process

As the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Benue state begins their primaries to select candidates who will fly the party's flag at the 2019 general elections, aspirants in the party have demanded that the processes must be transparent and fair.

The zonal vice chairman of the party, David Uma, [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

Killings: Group moves against Buhari’s 2019 ambition

A group called Builders of New Nigeria, BNN, has vowed to mobilize Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire APC if he fails to halt the killings across the country by October ending.

The group during a press briefing in Makurdi condemned strongly what they termed as a gen [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

Flooding: Makurdi, Agatu communities submerged

The State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, in Benue has disclosed that five communities in Agatu and others places in Makurdi have been submerged by flood.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Mr Emmanuel Shior, who stated this in Makurdi, said Rice Mill and other settlements along the banks of R [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

1, 218 children diagnosed with TB in Benue

The state office of Tuberculosis Control Programme has disclosed that no fewer than 1,218 children below the age of 15 have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in Benue State.

National chairman of the Control Research Forum of Tuberculosis in Benue State, Dr. Igbagbul Shember Agela, who spoke to j [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


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