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Benue government approves payment if N30,000 minimum wage

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour and Employment, Chief Ode Enyi, who announced this at a press conference in Makurdi, the state capital explained that Governor Samuel Ortom had earlier setup a negotiation committee to look into the matter.

41 die in one of Benue’s internally displaced persons camps

Indications emerged Tuesday that over 41 inmates at the Abagena Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the outskirts of Makurdi town lost their lives since the camp was opened in 2018.
Lobi Stars have overtaken Plateau United as leader of the Nigerian domestic season thanks to their slim 1-0 win over MFM FC.

NPFL: Lobi Stars overtake Plateau United as league leaders

The Makurdi-based side sealed maximum points thanks to Chukwudi Nwaodu’s ninth-minute effort. Elsewhere, Plateau United were held to a 0-0 draw by resurgent Akwa United at the New Jos Stadium.
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APC, PDP bicker over ‘verbal attacks’ on Tiv monarch

The All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party all in Benue state are at loggers heads over Senator George Akume alleged verbal attacked on Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse.
Plateau United striker Silas Nenrot has stated that he hopes his side can maintain their current position till the end of the season or stay top on the final day of the league season as the team current sit top 3 pts clear of second placed Lobi stars.

NPFL: Plateau, Lobi face stern home tests on Matchday 14

Joint table-toppers Plateau United and Lobi Stars have tough home ties to negotiate on Sunday as the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season enters MatchDay 14.

Ten herdsmen arrested in Benue for opening grazing

No fewer than 10 herdsmen have been arrested in Agatu local government area of Benue state for contravening the anti-open grazing prohibition law.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

Ten-man Plateau United thrash Enyimba in Jos

Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

President Buhari: My administration determined to tackle challenges confronting Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the determination of his administration to tackle all challenges confronting Nigerians.

Nigerian Airforce redeploys 76 senior officers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has redeployed 36 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs) and 40 Air Commodores (Air Cdres) including some Branch Chiefs, Air Officers Commanding (AOCs), Commandants of Tri-Service Institutions, Directors and Commanders.

2020: Benue governor charges Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of promoting peaceful coexistence and pray for the leadership of the country under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Benue State Police Command has apprehended two suspected armed bandits with illegal cache of live ammunition in on their way from Benue to Nassarawa state where they reside.

Police arrest two suspected armed bandits in Benue

Benue State Police Command has apprehended two suspected armed bandits with illegal cache of live ammunition in on their way from Benue to Nassarawa state where they reside.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

Senator Akume under fire for ‘insulting’ Tor Tiv

The Tiv Youth Organization (TYO) has asked the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, to tender an unreserved apology to the Paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, the Tor Tiv, HRM Prof. James Ayatse, over his recent insults on his person and office of the Tiv Paramount Ruler.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has signed the state’s N189.43 billion 2020 budget into law.

Benue governor signs N189.4 billion 2020 budget into law

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has signed the state’s N189.43 billion 2020 budget into law.

NAF graduates 13 pilots in Benue

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar, has said the graduation of five Agusta 109EM Helicopter Pilots and eight Alpha Jet Pilots will provide qualitative manpower to meet the operational needs of the Service.

Governor Ortom: Attack on former President Jonathan’s home a national shame

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the recent attack on the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State by gunmen as a national shame.
Akarandut Orok 17th minute goal was all the Promise Keepers needed to secure three points at stake to give them back-to-back victories under new manager, Boboye who replaced, John Obuh, who resigned due to poor run of results.

Akwa United beat Dakkada FC in Uyo city derby

Akwa United continued their resurgence in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with another victory over debutant Dakkada FC in the matchday 10 clash on Sunday.

Nigerian Air Force graduates 13 combat pilots

The Air Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna on Saturday graduated 13 combat pilots trained in Tactical and Fighter Helicopter courses in Makurdi.
Gbenga Ogunbote

NPFL: Why Lobi Stars are unbeaten since matchday 1 – coach

Lobi Stars head coach Gbenga Ogunbote has given reasons why his team have remained unbeaten, since their defeat to regional rivals Plateau United in their first league game of the season

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.