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Coronavirus: Corp members undergo rigorous medical checks in Benue

Corps members posted to Benue for the 2020 Batch 'A' Stream l orientation exercise were put through rigorous medical checks to ensure that no prospective corps member enters the camp with coronavirus.

The Benue State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mr. Joshua Shisha, di [...]

Mon, 16 March 2020

VC laments increased cult killings in Benue varsity

The Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi, Prof. Msugh Kembe, has lamented increased cult activities on campus resulting in the death of students.

Our correspondent reports that a 200 Level student of the University, Isaac Nyinongo, was killed by suspected cultists last Wednes [...]

Sun, 15 March 2020

Renewed killings: Group wants law empowering locals to bear arms

Following renewed attacks on innocent citizens in Benue communities, the youth wing of Kwande United People's Organisation, KUPO, has demanded for a legislation to empower locals to acquire arms for self defence.

President of the organisation, Mr. Stephen Atsaga, who stated this while speak [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

500,000 homeless as herdsmen sack Ortom’s village

Nearly 500, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have been rendered homeless in the wake of sudden heightened violence and killings due to alleged influx of armed herdsmen, the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has disclosed.

The Executive Secretary, SEMA, Dr. Emmanuel Shior, wh [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

Benue arrests 400 herdsmen, seizes 600 cows

The Benue State Government says it has arrested 400 herdsmen for flouting the state’s anti-open grazing law.

The state government also seized over 600 cows belonging to the herdsmen.

Governor Samuel Ortom, who revealed these in Makurdi on Friday, ordered the livestock guards to imp [...]

Mon, 02 March 2020

Why Benue govt should sign up on OGP- Rommy Mom

Barr. Rommy Mom is the president of Lawyers Alert, member, Police Service Commission and Civil Societies' Open Government Partnership, OGP, Steering Committee chairman in Benue State. In this interview with The Abuja Inquirer's SCHOLASTICA JOSEPH, Mom, who is leading the campaign for t [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020

Police arrest 33 in Benue for cultism, armed robbery

The police in Benue state have arrested 23 suspected cultists and 10 armed robbers while four arms and seven stolen vehicles were from them within the month of February

The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Mukaddas, who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Markurdi, said some of the [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020

EFCC to Nigerians: Take fight against corruption serious

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Benue State in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps and other concerned stakeholders have a staged a road walk against corruption.

The State Zonal Director of EFCC, Mr Johnson Babalola, who led the walk across major streets of Ma [...]

Sun, 23 February 2020


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