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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.

Police: Boat capsize kills at least 13 in Benue

At least 13 people drowned when an overcrowded boat carrying passengers heading for a funeral capsized in central Nigeria, police and locals said on Thursday.
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House of Reps steps down debate on electoral bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday stepped down the debate on the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 currently before it.

Judge hands off suit seeking to label herdsmen ‘terrorists’

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, washed his hands off the suit seeking the proscription of Fulani herdsmen as a terrorist organisation.

Senator Akume’s kinsmen pledge support for Governor Ortom

Kinsmen of Senator George Akume from the Jemgbah axis, comprising Gboko, Buruku and Tarka Local Government areas have pitched their tents with Governor Samuel Ortom, just as they pledged their unalloyed support to him ahead of the 2019 elections.

13 Benue council chairmen defect from APC to PDP

The governor announced his defection during a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi, hours after protesting youths barred him from travelling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting.

NAFDAC destroys N650 million counterfeit goods in Kaduna

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed fake, counterfeit, sub-standard and expired drugs worth N650 million in Kaduna.

Bandits kill one, abduct three housewives, six others in Kaduna

Bandits on Sunday killed one person, abducted three housewives and six others when they invaded Maganda village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday.

Residents say scores kidnapped in northern Nigeria

Scores of people were kidnapped in two days on a dangerous road in northern Nigeria, according to residents, in an outbreak of crime unconnected to the Boko Haram insurgency.kidnappers

Kaduna, IDB to spend N761.7 million on science, technology education

Kaduna State Government with support from Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is constructing six Science Secondary Schools at the cost of N761.7 million to promote science and technology education.

Police in Benue arrest 30 suspects for armed robbery, cultism

The Benue State Police Command has arrested 30 suspects in connection with armed robbery and cultism with 13 different weapons across the state.

NIS strengthens border patrol in Benue

The Nigeria Immigration Service has undertaken a two-day “border patrol reinforcement exercise’’ in Benue.

Troops arrest 4 herdsmen, recover weapons in Benue

The troops of Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) deployed in Benue State, yesterday, arrested four herdsmen, who were caught grazing on farmland in Yelwata area of the state.

Herdsmen kill over 1,500 farmers in 47 attacks in Benue – commissioner

Suspected herdsmen have killed more than 1,500 people including farmers, policemen and soldiers in Benue State communities in 47 different attacks in the last three years, the state government has declared.

IGP Ibrahim Idris deploys 15 additional police units in Benue

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed 15 additional police units, special forces, technical and intelligence teams to contain further attacks in Benue.

Dredging of River Benue will curb flooding – NIMASA

The benefits of the proposed dredging according to him, include reduced risk of flooding, greater federal presence in the state, improved navigability of the water ways, increased value of water fronts and greater economic activities along the River Banks.

Flooding: Food scarcity imminent – farmers

The Chairman of Benue State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Aondoana Ohembe, has reiterated Governor Samuel Ortom’s concern that the country risks food shortage, following last week’s flooding which devastated several communities in the state.

Flood: Benue govt to demolish over 2,500 houses

The Benue State government may commence demolition of hundreds of houses in Makurdi as soon as the State Executive Council gives approval.

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2019: Campaign on pro-people policies, not frivolities – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on completed projects and pro-people policies it had embarked upon as a government rather than engaging in frivolities.

APC accuses PDP of colluding with traditional institutions for support in Sokoto

The All Progressive Party (APC) on Thursday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is colluding with traditional institutions to canvass for support in Sokoto state.
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Aisha Buhari to launch pet project in Akwa Ibom

The first lady, Aisha Buhari, is visiting Akwa Ibom state on Friday to flag off her pet project, called Future Assured.
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Venezuela HIV patients rely on herbal remedy due to antiretroviral shortage

As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.
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Zamfara government set to recruit 200 paramedical health workers

Zamfara Government says it has concluded plans to recruit 200 paramedical health workers as part of effort to improve healthcare services in the state.