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Benue extends lockdown by two weeks

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has announced the extension of the partial lockdown of the state for another two weeks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Governor Ortom restates support for local council autonomy

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has restated his support for local government autonomy and advocated the implementation of the new guidelines on financial autonomy for local governments.
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UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds

Paris Club refund: Benue government begins salary payment

The Federal Government has finally returned the Paris Club Refund it initially withdrew from the coffers of the Benue State Government.
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British premier Theresa May arrives Aso Villa

The British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at the State House to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ex-Governor Uduaghan explains why he dumped PDP for APC

The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Wednesday announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting in State House on 28th Aug 2018

President Buhari meets APC caucus as Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari last night met with caucus members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the presidential villa, Abuja.
President Mahammadou Buhari of Nigeria and President, Muhamamdou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger witnessed the signing of the agreement at the New Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Nigeria, Niger Republic MoU targets 150,000bpd crude in new refinery

Nigeria and Niger Republic are targeting to produce between 100,000 and 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day in the new agreement to build a hydro carbon and pipeline refinery in Katsina State.

Governor Ortom blasts Simon Lalong over Anti-Open Grazing law

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Sunday, said the claim by his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong, about warning him against the enactment and implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law was untrue.

Striking labour meets Governor Samuel Ortom over workers’ salary, others

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has stressed the need for the organised labour to partner with the stat government to chat a way forward for resolving the ongoing workers’ indefinite strike in the state.

Ortom constitutes implementation c’ttee on anti-open grazing law

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has constituted a committee to sensitise herdsmen and farmers on the implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment law as deadline for its implementation draws near.

Opposition doesn’t mean hostility, enmity, antagonism – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the leaderships of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that opposition in any government does not mean hostility, enmity and antagonism.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina’s cousin asks him to submit to authorities to avoid Senator Ndume’s humiliation

A cousin to former pension boss, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, Mallam Aliyu Maina, has called on the erstwhile chairman of the pension reform task team to submit himself for the continuation of the trial so that the current national embarrassment faced by Senator Ali Ndume is smothered before it gets out of hand.
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EFCC to join FIRS in fighting tax evasion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is committed to fighting tax evasion because it is a financial crime that falls within its purview.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Mahmoud Yakubu as INEC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to the Senate for reappointment for the second and final five-year term as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Centre demands appropriate policy for rehabilitation, recovery of gender-based violence victims

The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence
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South South leaders engage Nigerian government delegation, demand restructuring

South South Governors and leaders on Tuesday insisted that Nigeria needed to be restructured along the lines of true federalism and devolution of powers to the federating units.