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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.

Four farmers docked over alleged killing of 95-year old man

Four farmers – Akuha Igber, Awuhe Ashwe, Gowon Genki and Takela Denke – on Wednesday appeared before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court charged with killing a 95-year-old man, Boun Adi.

Six Benue communities get N26.5 million under CSDP project

Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in Benue State has provided additional intervention of N26.5 million to six communities and groups for the implementation of projects in the state.

Benue IDPs return home, thank federal government

Farmers in Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue State, who were displaced by the protracted crisis with herdsmen, have returned to their villages.
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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.

Paris Club refund: Samuel Ortom orders direct disbursement to beneficiaries

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has ordered the direct disbursement of the N14.9 billion Paris Club refund to beneficiaries.

Samuel Ortom orders payment of salary arrears, pensions, gratuities in Benue

The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the state Ministry of Finance to immediately commence the payment of salary arrears, pensions and gratuity from the Paris Club refunds recently received by the state.

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.

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).

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.

Governor Ortom: Like June 12, ranching will also be accepted nationwide

Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that no matter how long it took, ranching as the best method of animal husbandry will eventually be accepted nationwide.

DHQ: Troops kill 35 militia herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, others

The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states.

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.

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.

Governor Ortom: Only 5 of 23 LGAs in Benue free from attacks by herdsmen

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said on Monday that only five of the 23 Local Government Areas of the state were free from attacks by herdsmen.

Five feared killed in suspected herdsmen attack in another Benue community

No fewer than five persons were late Saturday night feared killed and over 20 others injured when suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Agagbe, in Sengev Council Ward of Gwer West LGA of Benue State.

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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Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

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Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

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Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.