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Trans-Saharan roads: Abuja-Algiers Road ready in three years – minister

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the trans-Saharan Road linking Abuja with Algiers in Algeria will be completed in three years.

Benue governor presents N189 billion budget for 2020

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Tuesday presented a budget of N189 billion for 2020 to the State House of Assembly for approval.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

OPWS allegedly destroys Gana’s Small London Hotel

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) on Tuesday allegedly destroyed a hotel belonging to wanted militia leader Terwase Akwaza, alias ‘Gana’, in Gbishe, Katsina-Ala Local Government area of Benue State.

PENCOM: Most states not implementing Contributory Pension Scheme

Most states across the six geopolitical zones in the country are yet to fully implement the Federal Government’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), a report by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has revealed.

Bayelsa/Kogi puber: Former Gombe governor taunts APC

Ex-Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has broken his silence on the upcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
Mr Sanusi Yahaya, the state’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, made the call after a tour of some affected communities in Lokoja on Saturday.

Kogi seeks federal government’s help as flood takes over nine local councils

“We have just been informed by the Nigeria Hydro-logical Services Agency (NIHSA) that the recent upsurge in flooding was due to excessive spilling of water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon, which came through River Benue,” he said.

Plateau killings: Berom want Senator Gyang’s apology for begging Hausa Fulani

A group under the aegis of Berom Political Frontiers in Plateau State has urged the senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Sen. Istifanus Gyang, to tender an unreserved apology to the Berom nation for begging killer herdsmen on the perennial attacks suspected to have been carried by the Fulani in Plateau North.
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Appeal court affirms Senator Orker-Jev’s election

The Court of Appeal Makurdi Judicial Division has upheld the decision of the National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed the election of Emmanuel Orker-Jev as Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial district.
Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.

Pope appoints Makurdi diocese priest as ‘Chaplains to His Holiness’

Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.
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Over two million children to be immunised for measles, meningitis in Benue

Over two million children are expected to be vaccinated during the 2019 integrated measles and meningitis campaign billed to hold between 16th to 23rd November, 2019 in the 277 wards across the 23 local government areas of Benue State.

Why Miyetti Allah president must be arrested – Benue governor

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has highlighted reasons the President of Meyetti Allah Kautal Hore must be arrested and prosecuted.

Former president to establish juice factories in Benue

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President, has revealed plans to establish factories for processing fruits into juices and other products in Benue State.
The campaign organisation in a statement said a PDP supporter, Yusuf Seidu Uhiene, was killed in Ayingba, in Dekina local government, when the party’s governership candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, was there for a stakeholders meeting.

Musa Wada: I will probe Yahaya Bello if elected Kogi governor

Ahead of the governorship election in Kogi state, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Musa Wada, has said he will probe the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello if he’s elected governor.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former president blames lack of ‘spirituality’ in government for under-development

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed “lack of meaningful development” in the country on the “absence of spirituality and morality in governance”.
Flood has sacked many Olomu communities, destroying farm produce and means of livelihood, with many people displaced from their homes.

NHISA: Five states face imminent flooding, should be on ‘red alert’

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHISA) says five states of the country should be on a ‘red alert’ of imminent flooding.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns FCMB, staffs for criminal negligence

The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday arraigned First City Monument Bank, FCMB alongside two of its employees-Timothy Shoon, an account officer and Obende Thomas, head of operations-before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State on three-count charges that bother on advance fee fraud and criminal negligence.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo’s farm to employ over 1,000 workers in Benue

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, says his mango plantation in Howe, Gwer East Local Government Area will employ over 1,000 workers in Benue State.

Infant mortality higher in the north – survey

A national health survey carried in 2018 has revealed that the northern part of the country records more cases of under five mortality than the southern part.

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Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.