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Tiv-Jukun crisis: Taraba delegation briefs Tor Tiv on peace efforts

A 10 man delegation raised by Taraba state government to have an interface with stakeholders in Benue state on how to find lasting solution to the perennial Tiv/Jukun crisis, at the weekend briefed the Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, on the peace efforts initiated by Governor Darius Ishaku.

Tor Tiv expresses displeasure over killing of indigenes in Taraba

The Paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, His Royal Majesty (HRM), the Begha U Tiv, Prof. James Ortese Iorlumun Ayatse, Tor Tiv V, at the weekend, expressed his displeasure over the continued killing of Tiv people in Taraba state.
President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 1

President Buhari: I’m devoted to Nigeria’s unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to the unity of Nigeria. He vowed to devote all his time and energy to promote it for the benefit of Nigerians.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

Sustain resistance to unpatriotic agenda – Benue governor

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged Nigerians to continue to resist the unpatriotic agenda being put forward by a particular group of people.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

Governor Ortom: I will work with Senator Akume for Benue’s development

There are strong indications that the feud between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his estranged godfather, Senator George Akume, will soon be a thing of the past following the governor’s expressed desire to work with the latter.

Tor Tiv proffers solution to farmers-herdsmen clashes

Prof. James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv, has called for the integration of crop and livestock farming to checkmate the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom: What I discussed with stakeholders on insecurity

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Tor Tiv condemns communal clashes in Benue

Prof. James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv and Chairman, Benue Council of Chiefs, on Tuesday condemned the communal clashes between Shitile and Ikyurav-tiev communities in Katsina-Ala Local Government.

Benue secures $500 million platform with South African Zulu King

Oluwayomi Oyebanjo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Oanda Consulting Nigeria, a multi sectoral firm, said it has secured a $500 million facility through the South African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, to inject into the Nigeria and indeed Benue state economy.

Tor Tiv urges federal government to fulfil promise to Benue IDPs

Prof. James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv and chairman, Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, has decried the alleged Federal Government inability to fulfil its promise to provide shelter to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Benue State one year after they were chased out of their ancestral homes by invading armed herdsmen.

Elections: Tor Tiv sues for peace amongst political parties

The Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, has warned politicians in the state against indulging in acts capable of causing chaos and other electoral malpractices during the forthcoming polls.

Tor Tiv places curse on politicians who instigate violence

Chairman, Benue State Traditional Council, Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, on Tuesday placed a curse on any politician who would instigate violence in the state before, during or after the 2019 general elections.

John Gbor: I’ll make Nigeria prosperous again

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, John Gbor, has promised to make Nigeria prosperous again if elected during the 2019 presidential election.

Tor Tiv warns subjects against keeping corpses beyond two weeks

The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, has called on his subjects not to keep dead bodies beyond two weeks to avoid the reproach of the Tiv Traditional Council.

Keep defending rule of law – Governor Ortom tells National Assembly

Governor Samuel Ortom has lauded members of the National Assembly for standing against perceived impunity perpetrated in Benue State and other parts of the country, urging them to continue to defend the Rule of Law in the country.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

2019: Senator Saraki hopeful of end to impunity in Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday asserted that the Red Chamber of the National Assembly under his leadership would continue to stand with Benue people and all Nigerians by ensuring that the reign of impunity come to an end.

Tiv monarchs vow not to surrender land to herders

The Tiv Traditional Council, TTC, also known as (Ijir Tamen) Friday, unanimously agreed to stand by Governor Samuel Ortom in the implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

2019: Governor Ortom urges Benue residents to obtain their PVCs

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has appealed to the people of the state to register and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to avoid disenfranchisement during 2019 general election.

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Man dragged to court over late father’s property documents

The children of Late Joshua Olusoga of Surulere, Lagos have dragged their brother, Gbenga Olusoga, 59, before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing the certificate of occupancy and survey plan documents of their late father’s property located at 14, Badaru Street, Surulere, Lagos.