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Benue farmers more interested in cannabis cultivation - NDLEA

The Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Benue State Command, Mrs. Florence Ezeonye, has condemned the high drug abuse and cultivation of cannabis in the state.

Mrs. Ezeonye, who made this condemnation last week in Makurdi when she spoke with journalists, disclosed that some [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016

Benue govt, FMC moves to curb outbreak of Lassa fever

As Lassa fever spreads to more states, authorities in Benue state say there is no case of the disease in the state even as they work assiduously to prevent an outbreak.

State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Cecilia Ojabo, who spoke in Makurdi, last week, said the state governmen [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016

NAPTIP rescues 100, records 39 cases in Benue

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, said it rescued over 100 victims of human trafficking and recorded 39 cases in Benue state in 2015.

NAPTIP’s , Makurdi Zonal Command officer, Mrs. Tina Ugwu, who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer in he [...]

Sat, 16 January 2016

NSCDC arrests 50 vandals, convicts seven

The Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Benue Command, Ugwumba Igwe, has disclosed that the command apprehended 50 vandals at various locations in the state in 2015.

The commandant, who stated this while speaking to journalists in his office in Makurdi, said most of t [...]

Fri, 08 January 2016

I handed over N165m cash to Suswam’s brother, orderly – Benue perm sec

The orderly to the immediate past governor of Benue state, Inspector Julius Donko, has denied collecting the sum of N165 million from the state Ministry of Finance early 2015.

Permanent secretary of the ministry, Mrs. Ruth Ijir, had told the Justice Elizabeth Kpojime Commission of Inquiry set u [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

FG, Benue govt train 1070 unemployed graduates on ICT

The Federal Ministry of Communication Technology in conjunction with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Benue State Government has trained about 1070 unemployed graduates in the state on Information Communication Technology and online job search.

The participants were enrolled in online job sea [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

The story of Benue’s first family adoption of Baby Destiny

It is a matter of mother luck smiling on few weeks old Baby Destiny, an abandoned baby, who has now been adopted by the First Family of Benue state, Governor & Mrs. Samuel Ortom.

The Abuja Inquirer learnt that Destiny was abandoned in an undisclosed part of Makurdi, the Benue state capital, [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


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