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IGP Ibrahim Idris’s comment on Benue killings jaundiced, untrue – Senator Akume

The senator representing Benue North West, George Akume, has attacked the Inspector General of Police over his comments on the killings in his state.

Police commissioner under investigation for alleged assault, extortion

The Benue Police Command says it is investigating an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olu Ayilara, who allegedly assaulted the Executive Chairman of the Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mimi Orubibi, and demanded N10 million bribe.

Lack of adequate funds, frustrating fight against Boko Haram – COAS Buratai

The military, yesterday, gave an insight into why it has been difficult for it to completely fight the dreaded Boko Haram as well as nip in the bud the security challenges facing the country.

Court affirms SERAP’s right to sue against double pay for ex-governors

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has “sufficient interest to bring its suit to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

Governor Ortom raises alarm of fresh herdsmen attacks

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has alerted the nation to fresh threats from cattle herders despite condemnations over their previous action.

President Buhari begs Benue leaders to accommodate their countrymen

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to the government and people of Benue State to “in the name of God” accommodate their countrymen.

No land for cattle colonies in our state – Benue leaders tells President Buhari

Prominent leaders from Benue State have told President Muhammadu Buhari that there is no land to allow for the establishment of cattle colonies as being proposed by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh.

Governor Ortom leads Benue leaders to meet President Buhari over killings

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday led some leaders from his state to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to restore normalcy to the state that witnessed killings recently.

I’ve no rift with Catholic Church – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said there is no rift between him and the Catholic Church, insisting that the decision of the Church to disallow politicians from speaking during masses should be respected by the political class.

Benue govt denies rift between Governor Ortom, Catholic Diocese

The Benue State Government has debunked claims of rifts between Governor Samuel Ortom and the Gboko Catholic Diocese, stressing that the governor is God-fearing and would not indulge in rancour with the Church.

We’ll prosecute cabal behind over bloated wage bill – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed to prosecute the cabal behind over bloated wage bill in the state which he said had made it difficult to pay workers salary as at when due.

I won’t allow political enemies come between me and Senator Akume – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said he would never allow political enemies drive a wedge between him and Sen. George Akume in the state.

SERAP sues fed govt over Bukola Saraki, Babtunde Fashola, others’ N40bn pay, pensions

SERAP has sued the Federal Government over its “failure to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and failure to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

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.


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Senator Ojudu denies plan to dump APC

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Uncontrolled issuance of driver’s licences dangerous – VIO

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