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Benue governor acknowledges ActionAid’s support for IDPs

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has acknowledged the support of ActionAid Nigeria to the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue, in terms of provision of relief materials, interventions in health and other areas.
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DHQ: No massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed report of an alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor places N5 million bounty on killers of Senator Suswam’s brother

The Benue Government has placed N5m bounty on any useful information that would lead to the arrest of the killers of late Dr Terkula Suswam. Gov. Samuel Ortom made this known to newsmen after the...
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor commends President Buhari’s order against illegal possession of AK47 rifles

Benue’s Gov. Samuel Ortom on Thursday commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to security operatives to shoot on sight, anyone illegally in possession AK47 rifles.

Insecurity: Benue imposes curfew on two councils

The Benue government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ukum and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas as part of measures to address insecurity there.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor tests negative for coronavirus again

The Benue State Government on Wednesday said that Gov. Samuel Ortom had again tested negative for COVID-19.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Ortom: We‘ll incorporate youth’s views into governance

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday, said his administration will liaise with youth leaders in the state to incorporate views expressed at the ‘Benue Youth Summit’ into governance.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue spends N36 billion on pensions, gratuities in five years – official

The Benue Government said it had spent about N36 billion on the payment of pensions and gratuities for the state’s and local government retired workers in the last five years.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Dozens killed, houses destroyed as floods ravage central Nigeria

State governments in the North-central region of Nigeria are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims.

FRSC arrests five personnel for extortion in Nasarawa

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday said it had arrested five of its staff for extortion in Nasarawa State.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to begin mechanised farming in 632 local councils

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has stated that the ministry would begin agricultural Mmechanization programme in 632 Local Government Areas in the country.

Benue government pledges to pay new minimum wage

The Benue State Government has agreed to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage to its workers.

NNPC blames marketers for fuel queues

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has blamed the current petroleum scarcity in the country on marketers of the product.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Chairman, OGSIEC, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu and other stakeholders during the official flag-off ceremony of the political activities for Local Government election in Abeokuta,

Ogun rolls out guidelines, timetable for council poll

Ogun Independent Electoral Commission has rolled out guidelines for political parties and candidates aspiring to contest in the state local government election.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City tonight according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.

PSG sweat on Mbappe fitness for Man City Champions League clash

“I think we need to assess Kylian. Today he is going to start training individually and then we’ll see if he can be with the team at the end,” Pochettino told reporters at a press conference on Monday just before his side’s last training session prior to the game.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.

Antony Blinken: U.S. stands by Ukraine against ‘reckless’ Russian actions

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday Washington could increase security assistance for Ukraine after what he called Russia’s “reckless and aggressive” actions in massing troops near its border.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House urges federal government to reinforce security in Bauchi

House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to deploy security personnel to reinforce security within Bauchi State and its environs.
Eight lives were lost on Saturday in Osogbo when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo-Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.

Eight dead, 36 injured as truck falls off bridge in Osun

Eight lives were lost on Saturday in Osogbo when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and 61 passengers, ascending a bridge along Osogbo/Gbongan Road, lost control and fell into a drainage.