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Benue Buries Fresh 26, Ortom Says, Enough of Bloodshed in Benue

As Benue bids farewell to the 26 people killed Penultimate Monday in Okpokwu LGA, Governor Samuel Ortom has decried the too many killings in the state by Fulani herdsmen saying no more bloodshed.

He stated this on Thursday at St. Bernard Primary School Ugwu-Okpoga in Okpokwu Local Government Ar [...]

Fri, 16 March 2018

BIRS Boss Seeks Upward Review of 35% Affirmative Action for Women

The Executive Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue Service, Mrs Mimi Adzape-Orubibi,has advocated for the upward review of the 35 per cent Beijing Declaration Affirmative Action for women.

Adzape-Orubibi made this call in a chat with Abuja Inquires in her Makurdi resident  saying that more wo [...]

Wed, 14 March 2018

Uncertainty in Benue as Buhari visits , Ortom tasks residents on proper conduct

As the Benue State Government and her people await the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, as herdsmen continue their attacks on communities, The Abuja Inquirer can report that air of uncertainty pervades the state.

Against this background, Governor Samuel Ortom has appealed to the p [...]

Sun, 11 March 2018

Anti-open grazing law: Police arrest, arraign 44 herdsmen

The Benue state police command has said over 44 herdsmen who violated the Anti-Open Grazing Law in the state have  been arrested and are facing trials in various courts.

State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, revealed this while briefing journalists on the update of fight against herdsm [...]

Sun, 11 March 2018

Obasanjo visits Benue, describes killings as shocking, senseless

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed sadness over the gruesome murder of people in Benue state in their homes by Fulani herdsmen, describing the development as shocking and senseless.

Obasanjo, who was received at the Makurdi Airport by Governor Samuel Ortom and members of h [...]

Sun, 11 March 2018

BoI disburses N2bn to entrepreneurs in Benue

The Bank of Industry, BOI, has commenced the disbursement of N2 Billion loan scheme to selected entrepreneurs in Benue State.

Presenting the cheques to 38 beneficiaries, the Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, stated that the beneficiaries of the over N300 Million loan had satis [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Benue 73: Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation visits Ortom

Former Governor of Niger State and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Aliyu Babangida, has said state governors are just glorified Chief security officers of their states.

He stated this last Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state when he led a delegation of the foundati [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Herdsmen attacks: Investors flee Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said that prospective investors have fled the state in the wake of the recent killings in some Benue communities by Fulani herdsmen.

Ortom stated this while swearing in Lt. Col. Paul Iornenge Hemba (rtd) as his new Special Adviser on Security Matters.

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Thu, 15 February 2018


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