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Benue council polls: Governor Ortom votes, urges voters to leave after voting

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday advised people who turned out to vote in the state Local Government Council elections on Saturday to leave the polling units as soon as they voted to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

ICPC kick start constituency projects verification

The Independent Corruption Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has kick start verification of constituency projects in Benue state.

Benue tanker explosion death toll hits 60

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Benue State, Aliyu Baba, on Thursday said that the death toll from last week’s tanker explosion in Gwer East Local Government Area of the state had reached 60.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops neutralise two bandits, avert ethnic clash along Benue/Taraba border

Troops under the Operation Whirl Stroke have neutralised two bandits and averted a communal clash between Tiv and Jukun on Friday.

Killings: House of Reps give President Buhari 48hrs to address the assembly, nation

Disturbed by the resurgence of killings by alleged herdsmen and bandits across the country, the House of Representatives request President Muhamnadu Buhari to address the House and the nation within 48 hours.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of 16 constituencies and declared one inconclusive in the Bayelsa Assembly poll held on Saturday.

Benue elections: Low turnout of voters characterise supplementary polls

The ongoing Governorship and State House of Assembly supplementary elections in most polling units in Local Government Areas (LGA’s) across Benue has been characterised by low turnout of voters, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Benue elections: INEC cancels polls in three local councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Gwer, Gboko and Tarka Local Government Areas of Benue State.

Governor Ortom raises fresh alarm over influx of herdsmen into Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has again raised the alarm over the influx of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle into the state, stressing that at least,15 persons have been killed across four local government areas in the last one week.

Governor Ortom: President Buhari lacks capacity to resolve farmers, herders crisis

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to resolve the lingering crises between farmers and herdsmen across the country because he was an interested party.

Ex-Rep Christina Alaaga dumps APC for PDP

A former member of the House of Representatives for Gwer/Gwer West Federal Constituency, Hon. Christina Alaaga, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Suspected herdsmen kill five farmers, five soldiers, kidnap two others in Benue

A deadly clash between armed suspected Fulani herdsmen and men of the Nigerian Army’s newly formed “Operation Whirl-Stroke” last Sunday night in Logo local government area of Benue state left at least five soldiers dead.

Killings: Archbishop Martins leads Lagos Catholics on peaceful march May 22

Archbishop Adewale Martins will on Tuesday, May 22, lead Catholic faithful in the Lagos Metropolitan See on a peaceful march to protest persecution of the church and other killings in Nigeria by suspected Fulani herders and the Boko Haram terrorists.

Suspected herdsmen kill six in Benue

Six persons, including two teachers of the Makurdi Local Government Education Authority, were reportedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen near Ikpayongo, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State.

Benue government approves procurement of fertilisers for 2018 cropping season

The Benue State Executive Council has approved the supply of assorted fertilisers to supplement locally produced ones in the state for the 2018 cropping season.

Benue deputy governor cautions false alarm, denies burning of churches

Benue State Acting Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu warns those creating panic with alarms of attacks on innocent people in Makurdi and other towns of the state to desist from the act and instead help security agencies to guarantee peace.

PDP asks federal government to stop Benue killings

The National Chairman of the PDP, Mr Uche Secondus, has told the Federal Government to address the “senseless killings going on in Benue immediately before it degenerates into a national crisis’’.

Go home and defend yourselves – Governor Ortom tells IDPs

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, told the Internally Displaced Persons, who were displaced due to Fulani herdsmen attacks, to go back home and use stones to defend themselves.

Governor Ortom: Soldier killed in renewed herdsmen crisis in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Tueaday disclosed that the renewed herdsmen crisis in Guma local government area of the state had led to the murder of a soldier by suspected herdsmen in the Guma local government area of the state.

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