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Benue Assembly extends suspension of local council chiefs

The Benue House of Assembly has extended the suspension of three Local Government Area Chairmen by three months over alleged misappropriation of public funds and gross misconduct.

President Buhari’s endorsement splits Arewa Consultative Forum

The endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, by the Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has split the group as some members have kicked against the decision.

Newly inaugurated Benue APC lawmaker decamps to PDP

The newly inaugurated member of the Benue State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Joseph Boko, has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Benue PDP women assure Atiku Abubakar of support

Mrs. Abeji Egwa, Woman Leader, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Benue, has assured Mrs. Titi Abubakar, the wife of PDP presidential candidate, that her husband would receive bloc votes from the state.

APC cries foul as Benue Assembly suspends six council chairmen

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended six local government chairmen for three months over alleged misappropriation of public funds and gross misconduct.

Presidency warns Governor Ortom against dubious campaign

The presidency yesterday in Abuja warned Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, to desist from what it described as his “nonsense” and “dubious” attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari and focus on the state’s challenges.

UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds

Samuel Ortom presents Benue’s 2019 budget

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday in Makurdi presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N196.5 billion to the Benue House of Assembly for passage into law.

Supreme court throw out sacked Benue lawmaker’s case

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, struck out two applications by a sacked Benue legislator, Mr Benjamin Nungwa, seeking to reclaim his seat in the Benue House of Assembly on grounds of incompetence.

Benue APC lawmaker raises alarm over plot to remove him

The All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Kwande-West state constituency in the Benue state House of Assembly, Hon. Benjamin Nungwa, has raised the alarm over what he termed an illegal plot to remove him from his seat.

WEP calls for support for women in politics

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a group known as Women Environmental Programme (WEP), has reiterated the need for women to be given opportunity to occupy political positions.

Group condemns siege on Akwa Ibom Assembly

A group, the Save Ijaw Nation Group (SING) has condemned the recent siege at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly by men of the Nigerian Police Force.

Benue Assembly defies court order, refuses to swear in new lawmaker

The Benue House of Assembly has defied an order of the Appeal Court directing it to swear in Joseph Boko to replace Benjamin Nungwa as member representing Kwande West constituency.

Samuel Ortom preaches forgiveness at thanksgiving

Mr. Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, was at a thanksgiving service on Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, North Bank, Makurdi, where he pronounced his forgiveness for his political adversaries.

Samuel Ortom: I have forgiven those who wanted to impeach me

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom says he has forgiven those who plotted to illegally impeach him as governor.

Benue court vacates order restraining speaker, members from sitting

A Benue State High Court sitting in Makurdi on Monday vacated the interim order which restrained the Speaker, Titus Uba and 21 other members from holding sitting at the assembly complex.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

After three years of legal battle over a legislative seat in the Benue House of Assembly, the Appeal Court in Makurdi on Friday gave judgment in favour of Joseph Boko and ordered the immediate sack of Benjamin Nungwa, the occupant of the seat.

Benue government loses bid to stop EFCC investigation of accounts

The Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by the Benue Government, challenging the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate accounts of Benue State.

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