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No going back on yam export – Audu Ogbeh

The federal government said it will not relent in its yam export policy which is aimed at attracting foreign exchange for the country.

Benue gov donates 16 Hilux vans to security operatives

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has charged security agencies in the state to step up the fight against crime and criminality.

Fed govt’s interventions not enough to clear Benue’s salary arrears – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has disclosed that the financial intervention of the federal government was not enough to help the his administration clear the over N69 billion backlog of salaries, pensions and gratuity inherited from the last administration.

Fed govt interventions not enough to clear salary arrears – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that financial interventions from the Federal Government to the state, though well appreciated, have not been enough to clear arrears of salary which he inherited on assumption of office as governor.

Agitations: Tor Tiv tasks subjects on unity, peaceful co-existence

The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ortese Ayatse, on Thursday, tasked his subjects around the world to unite and ensure peaceful co-existence wherever they are for the progress of the Tiv nation and Nigeria, in general.

Senate asks fed govt to revoke N3.2bn Benue road contract

The Senate Committee on Works has asked the Federal Government to revoke the N3.2 billion contract for the reconstruction of Wannue-Yadev road in Benue, citing alleged incompetence by the handler.

I’ll commence prayer for my reelection at the end of 2017 – Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has declared that the people of his state would early 2018 know whether he would seek reelection or not.

FERMA is ineffective – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday said the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), was ineffective in its operations.

21 Benue LGs face ecological challenges – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that 21 local government areas in the state are facing ecological challenges.

Benue hit by ecological problems – Ortom

Still baffled by the destruction caused by recent floods in Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom, has said 21 local governments were facing ecological problems.

Flooding: Food scarcity imminent – farmers

The Chairman of Benue State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Aondoana Ohembe, has reiterated Governor Samuel Ortom’s concern that the country risks food shortage, following last week’s flooding which devastated several communities in the state.

NEMA inspects areas affected by flood in Makurdi

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has started the environmental impact assessment of the Makurdi floods with a view to arriving at the needs of the floods victims, and enable it adequately plan for their rehabilitation.

Buhari’s order against IPOB perfect – Unongo

The chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Dr. Paul Unongo, has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari’s marching order to security chiefs to crush the Indigenous People Biafra, IPOB, is perfect.

Tor Tiv urges Buhari to sign Peace Corps Bill

The Tor Tiv of Benue state, James Ayatse, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill.

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Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

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N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.