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Benue NASS caucus: No plan to dump APC

Amidst rumours of an impending defection of lawmakers from Benue state in the National Assembly from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to either the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the caucus has said it does not have such a plan for now.

Benue APC endorse Governor Ortom, Senator Akume for second term

Delegates at the Benue All Progressives Congress, APC, state congress, Saturday, through a voice vote endorsed Governor Samuel Ortom as the sole candidate of the party in the coming 2019 general elections even as they unanimously affirmed the return of the Comrade Abba Yaro led State Executive Council of the party for another term in office.

Senate: IGP Ibrahim Idris shouldn’t hold on to straw

The Senate, on Thursday, stated that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, should stop holding on to the straw on why he refused to comply with the invitation of the Senate for him to come and explain what the Police are doing on the spate of killings across the country.

Governor Ortom: I have no plan to dump APC

It said that the media report on the governor’s purported plan to leave the APC was false, misleading and handiwork of detractors playing politics with the blood of the people.

Senate asks NNPC to refund N216 billion spent as subsidy in 2017

The Senate has asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to refund N216 billion paid by the commission as subsidy in 2017.

Senate summons President Buhari over Benue killings

The Senate has resolved to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to address the legislature on the spate of killings in Nigeria.

Senate calls for state of emergency over Benue killings

The Senate has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Benue State and other states facing deadly violence.

APC inaugurates national convention planning committee today

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will today inaugurate its 68-member national convention planning committee, headed by Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State.

APC constitutes 68-member convention committee

The All Progressives Congress has constituted a 68-member National Convention Committee.

2019: I cannot be tricked to defect to PDP – Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has ruled out widespread allegation linking him with a plot to defect to the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) insisting that no forces in that party would trick him to dump the governing All Progressives Congress, APC now.

I’m surprised IGP didn’t stay in Benue – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ignored his instruction to relocate to Benue State during the crisis in the state.

Sponsor a resolution to abolish pension laws for ex-governors – SERAP tells Senator Saraki

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to use his political position and influence to sponsor a resolution and prevail on Senators to stop double pay for public office holders.

IGP Ibrahim Idris’s comment on Benue killings jaundiced, untrue – Senator Akume

The senator representing Benue North West, George Akume, has attacked the Inspector General of Police over his comments on the killings in his state.

Police commissioner under investigation for alleged assault, extortion

The Benue Police Command says it is investigating an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olu Ayilara, who allegedly assaulted the Executive Chairman of the Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mimi Orubibi, and demanded N10 million bribe.

Lack of adequate funds, frustrating fight against Boko Haram – COAS Buratai

The military, yesterday, gave an insight into why it has been difficult for it to completely fight the dreaded Boko Haram as well as nip in the bud the security challenges facing the country.

Court affirms SERAP’s right to sue against double pay for ex-governors

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has “sufficient interest to bring its suit to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

Governor Ortom raises alarm of fresh herdsmen attacks

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has alerted the nation to fresh threats from cattle herders despite condemnations over their previous action.

President Buhari begs Benue leaders to accommodate their countrymen

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to the government and people of Benue State to “in the name of God” accommodate their countrymen.

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