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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 State House of Assembly has suspended three local government chairmen in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, says gunmen opened fire on his team while they were going about consulting people for the forthcoming election in the state.
Kano State has recorded 52 months without a fresh case of polio virus across the state, the State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said.
Tanzania head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, will be desperate to see his side secure a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they take on their hosts, Lesotho in a Group L encouter at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, today (Sunday).
“They’re telling me this is not as bad as some areas; some areas are even beyond this, they’re just charred,” he added after looking at a street lined with melted cars, tree stumps and the foundations of wrecked houses.
The camp of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has been thrown into mourning following the assassination of one of his aides Mr Yusuf Adabenege, by unidentified gunmen in Okene town, Kogi State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
The United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on members of the party across the country to shun bickering and rally support for Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Factional Speaker of Anambra House of Assembly (ANHA), Mr Ikem Uzoezie, has dismissed his suspension by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as illegal and uninformed.
Tanzania’s second-biggest donor Denmark said it would withhold 10 million dollars worth of aid funds, citing concerns over human rights abuses and “unacceptable homophobic comments’’ made by a government official.
The police in Benue State have gunned down a suspected armed robber in Tse Pevkyaa, Ngban village in Guma Local Government Area of the state.