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Benue groups reject Fulani settlements

The three main socio–cultural organisations in Benue State, the Mdzough U Tiv, Ochetoha K’ Idoma and Omi Ny’ Igede have jointly rejected the proposed construction of Ruga settlements in Benue State.
The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.

Benue Assembly elects principal officers

The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.
Titus Uba

Benue Assembly: Titus Uba re-elected speaker unopposed

Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba, was returned unopposed as Speaker of the ninth Assembly after a motion of nomination was moved by Terkaa Ucha representing Tiev State Constituency and seconded by Agnes Uloko representing Ado state constituency.

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.

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Kaduna council donates relief materials to attack victims

Alhaji Shuaibu Goma, Chairman, Kauru Local Government in Kaduna State, on Saturday distributed relief materials to communities that were recently attacked in Kamaru Ward of Chawai chiefdom.

Hajj: First batch of 560 Kwara pilgrims arrive

The first batch of 560 pilgrims from Kwara State that performed the 2019 Hajj exercise arrived home on Saturday.
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Delta government to clamp down on violators of property protection law

The Delta State Government has resolved to fully implement the Public and Private Properties Protection Law also known as ‘anti-deve” law that proscribed forceful entry into development sites, illegal collection of development levies and extortion by thugs to pave way for accelerated development in the State.