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Anti-Open Grazing Law will enable herdsmen’s children acquire education – Bishop

Bishop William Aveya of Gboko Catholic Diocese in Benue has said that the anti-open grazing law passed by the state government would enable children of herdsmen to acquire education.

We need to restructure of mindset of Nigerians – Bishop

The Catholic Bishop of Gboko Diocese, Most Reverent William Avenya, has suggested the restructuring of mindset of citizens as a panacea to the myriad of problems plaguing the country.

Student sentenced to prison for cheating

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a 27-year-old student, Aonover Iorwuese, to four months imprisonment for cheating.

Governor Ortom’s cows also graze in open – Miyetti Allah

National Vice President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Malam Husaini Yusuf Bosso, has noted that even the governors’ cows graze in the open like those of the herders.

Cardinal Onaiyekan laments spate of unabated violence in parts of Nigeria

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has decried the unabating violent clashes in some parts of the country particularly the recent Benue massacre that have claimed scores of lives and stressed the need for Nigerians to unite against evil forces.

Governor Ortom again rejects cattle colony at funeral for victims

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state has again rejected the suggestion that the state create Cattle Colony or Grazing Routes for herdsmen.

IGP Ibrahim Idris apologises to Benue people over ‘communal crisis’ comment

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, Wednesday apologized to Benue people over the comment he made wherein he referred to the killings in Benue state as a fallout of a “communal crisis.”

No decision yet on troops deployment in Benue – Lai Mohammed

The federal government will decide whether to send soldiers to end the killings allegedly being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in Benue state only after a thorough evaluation of the situation.

FEC approves N5.4 billion for reconstruction of Oturkpo-Enugu road

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved N5.4 billion for reconstruction of the ninth mile Oturkpo road linking Enugu state to Benue.

Tor Tiv calls for President Buhari’s visit to Benue

The Fifth Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, on Tuesday called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Benue State.

APC chief John Oyegun to meet state chairmen over board appointments

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, will be meeting with the chairmen of the state chapters of the party on Thursday to iron out issues relating to the recently released list of appointees to the boards of federal government parastatals.

How I confronted Tunde Idiagbon over General Buhari coup – Ex-MILAD Atom Kpera

John Atom Kpera, former military governor of Benue state, has said he confronted Tunde Idiagbon over the December 31, 1983 coup that ushered in Muhammadu Buhari as head of state.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Four killed in auto crash along Makurdi-Gboko road

Four persons were reported killed in an auto crash along Makurdi/Gboko highway on Friday.

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Benue needs military operations – Bishop Ezeokafor

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese in Anambra State, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, said yesterday that the situation in the troubled Benue State required special intervention from security operatives in the mould of Operation Python Dance carried out in the South East and Operation Crocodile Smile in the South–South combined.

Three killed by suspected rebels in eastern DR Congo

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Planned recall of Kwara Assemblyman will not succeed – APC

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Court nullifies installation of 21 kings by Governor Ajimobi

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