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Benue governor denies leaving PDP

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has denied claims that he would decamp from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other political party.

Dead people among 433 ghost teachers in Benue – official

The Executive Secretary of Teaching Service Board, Dr. Frank Kyungun, on Wednesday, said 433 ghost workers have been discovered to be on the payroll of Secondary School Teachers in Benue State.

Benue governor swears in new health commissioner

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, swore in Dr Emmanuel Ikwulono as the new Commissioner for Health and Human Services in the state.
Chairman, state action committee on COVID-19, Engr. Benson Abounu who disclosed this during a press briefing at Government House, Makurdi, said young men were said to have come from the far North to undertake menial jobs.

Benue: Federal government gave us 1800 bags of expired rice

The Benue State Government, on Tuesday, disclosed that it took delivery of three truckloads of 1,800 bags of rice from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affair for distribution in the state as COVID-19 palliatives but discover that the rice had expired.
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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.

Court remands man for allegedly attacking, killing 75-year-old woman

An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Monday ordered that a 38-year-man, Godwin Odeh, who allegedly attacked and killed a 75-year-old woman be remanded in a correctional facility.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 386 new COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.

Former PDP national chairman decamps to APC

Senator Barnabas Gemade of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has again decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor issues ultimatum to Makurdi university management over outstanding salaries

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has given the management of Benue State University, BSU, till the end of July to pay the outstanding salaries of the lecturers recently employed by the institution.

Troops arrest killer of Benue monarch

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), on Thursday, reportedly arrested the killer of a Benue State traditional ruler, Chief Awua Alabar.

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.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue rejects Myetti Allah’s vigilante group

The Benue State Government has rejected the establishment of a security outfit, known as ‘Miyetti Allah Vigilante’, which is expected to operate nationwide.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, who gave an update on the activities of the state government to prevent the spread of the disease into the state said that as at the moment, the state was yet to have a record of the coronavirus.

Benue health commissioner resigns

The Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Sunday Ongbabo, has resigned his position.

Benue first lady, son announce recovery from coronavirus

The First Lady of Benue State, Eunice Ortom, and her son have tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Benue governor’s chief of staff recovers from coronavirus

Recall that Orbunde was among 33 family and aides of Governor Samuel Ortom who tested positive for the virus first week of July. He immediately made his status known and subsequently went into self isolation to commence treatment.

Court remands farmer over alleged N1.3 million fraud

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi, on Wednesday, ordered that a farmer, Kparevfa Jacob, who allegedly defrauded a businessman of N1.3 million and threatened to kidnap him, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

Olam Nigeria, IFAD’s value chain development programme inject N3 billion into Nigerian economy

Nigeria’s economy has received a boost of over N3 billion, via the partnership between Olam Nigeria, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Federal Government of Nigeria on the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP).
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.

Two pensions officials arraigned in Benue over N19 million fraud

Two officials of the Benue State Pensions office, Victor Gabriel Charles and John Aboyi Omaku have been dragged before a Benue State High Court judge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office.

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Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.

Amotekun commander solicits Ondo monarchs’, residents’ support

Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.
Nollywood star actor, Ninalowo Bolanle, says for an individual to actualise any dream in life, the person should be determined to go for what he or she wants, no matter the cost or challenges.

Actualising Life’s dreams entails strong determination – Nollywood actor

Nollywood star actor, Ninalowo Bolanle, says for an individual to actualise any dream in life, the person should be determined to go for what he or she wants, no matter the cost or challenges.
Lebanon mourned on Thursday the victims of the most powerful blast to hit a country that has already been struck down by an economic crisis, as rescuers searched for those missing since the explosion flattened Beirut port and devastated the city.

Beirut blast: Judge orders detention of top officials

A Beirut judge has ordered the detention of the director of Beirut judge customs and a port director, after the massive blast which ripped through the capital city’s port.

Police officer’s wife jailed two years for abusing nine-year-old maid

Mrs Precious Joseph, the wife of a police officer, will spend two years in jail for violently abusing Miss Agatha Emmanuel, her 9 years old housemaid, a Magistrate Court in Delta State, has rule.

Antonio Rudiger: Callum Hudson-Odoi will want to prove a point vs Bayern Munich

Antonio Rudiger has talked up the talents of Callum Hudson-Odoi, while insisting his Chelsea team-mate will want to prove a point against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.