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Benue South: Steven Lawani wins APC senatorial ticket

Former Benue State Deputy Governor, Steven Lawani, has picked the Benue South Senatorial ticket to contest the 2019 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Benue Assembly suspends three local council chairmen

Benue State House of Assembly has suspended three local government chairmen in the state.

Governor Ortom: About 50 security operatives killed by herdsmen in Benue

Ortom revealed this on Friday at Chihichan, Mbakume in Gwer-East Local Government Area of the state during the burial of David Upuu, elder brother to the Permanent Secretary, Benue State Bureau of Internal Affairs, Boniface Nyaakor.

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.

Governor Ortom: Comrade Oshiomhole wants to cause crisis in Benue

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of trying to throw the state into political crisis 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.

Two killed in suspected herdsmen attack in Benue

Two persons were last night killed and several others injured after suspected herdsmen attacked Tse-Ikyaan village in Makurdi LGA.

President Buhari: ‘Clandestine forces’ plotting to instigate religious war in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said persistent killings going on in various parts of Nigeria are not spontaneous even as he affirmed that there are clandestine forces with a sinister agenda to instigate war in Nigeria for selfish purposes.

Cardinal Onaiyekan urges Nigerians to unite against anarchy

John Cardinal Onayikan, the Cardinal of the Abuja Catholic Diocese, has called on Nigerians to rise above religious, political and ethnic divides to save the country from drifting into anarchy.

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.

Miyetti Allah warned to stop using grazing law as excuse to terrorise Benue

Benue’s three main sociocultural organisations – Mdzough U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi Ny’Igede – have warned leaders of cattle breeders collective Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH) to stop using the state’s anti-open grazing law as an excuse to commit acts of terror against farmers and the general public.

Pope’s team leads 50 bishops to Benue mass burial

The representative of the Pope in Nigeria will lead about 50 Catholic bishops to the mass burial of two priests and parishioners, who were killed by herdsmen at Mbalon community in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday.

Killings: The Church will speak through their votes – Catholic Priest

The weeklong celebration culminated in an award to deserving parishioners who contributed to the speedy completion of the Mission house, and past parish priests, while the highlight of the occasion was the commissioning of the House and march past of all zones in the locality.

Group condemns suspected herdsmen killings, asks international community to wade in

Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, has condemned, in strong terms, the endless killings and destruction of property in Benue State by suspected herdsmen.

Pastor Adeboye: Killings may destroy Nigeria

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned that if Nigeria must live, the killings around the country must stop.

Benue groups to drag federal government before UN, ICC over killings

A coalition of socio-cultural groups in Benue State, comprising Mdgzou U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi’Ngede, have said they are set to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations over the persistent killing of citizens of the state by suspected herdsmen.

Benue killings: Bishop urges Christians to avoid reprisal attacks

The Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Rev. Wilfred Anagbe, has advised Christians in Benue to remain faithful to the tenets of their religion and avoid reprisals inspite of unprovoked attacks on churches and killings.

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.

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