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Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.

Pope appoints Makurdi diocese priest as ‘Chaplains to His Holiness’

Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.
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Federal government establishes health science varsity

Federal Government, yesterday, announced the establishment of Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHS) Otukpo.

Police: We didn’t release ‘Baby Awka’ on Anambra governor’s orders

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John B. Abang, yesterday, cleared the air on the controversy surrounding the release of a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Emeka Agwumadu (a.k.a Baby Awka) and three others arrested for alleged sponsorship of cultists in Awka.

Fake police officer arrested in Anambra for stealing car in Lagos

The state Public Relations Officer of Anambra State Police command, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a press statement, said the 33-year-old Benue indigene was tracked down to Anambra, using geo-location technological equipment.
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King Shuluwa: Ruga project cannot work in Benue

Traditional Ruler in charge of Ukum, Katsina-Ala and Logo local government areas of Benue State popularly known as Sankera area, His Royal Highness, Chief Abu King Shuluwa (Tor Sankera 1) has said that the suspended Ruga project cannot work in Benue state because Benue does not have enough land.
Youths from various Benue communities including Zaki-Biam in Ukum local council, Otobi in Otukpo local government on Friday trooped out to protest against the planned Ruga Farm settlement in the state.

Benue youths protest planned Ruga settlement for herdsmen

Youths from various Benue communities including Zaki-Biam in Ukum local council, Otobi in Otukpo local government on Friday trooped out to protest against the planned Ruga Farm settlement in the state.
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NNPC begins oil exploration in Benue

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will commence oil exploration in Benue state next month.

Benue rejects federal government settlements for herdsmen

The Benue State Government has rejected the proposed RUGA settlement for herdsmen by the Federal Government in the State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC secures conviction of ATM fraudster in Benue

The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has convicted an ATM fraudster in Benue State, Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, using the plea bargain option.
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has reiterated that everything possible must be done within the ambit of the law by all to ensure peace and unity of the nation.

Senator Mark: We must restore peace, unity by all lawful means

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has reiterated that everything possible must be done within the ambit of the law by all to ensure peace and unity of the nation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC nabs ATM fraudster in Benue

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Makurdi zonal office, on Saturday, said it arrested one Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, suspected to be an Automated Teller Machine fraudster, in the state.
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NEMA dispels rumour about ‘scripted play’ in Benue

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has dispelled rumours that it is in Benue State to play a script with its National Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund, an intervention meant to benefit 23,000 farmers who were either affected by the 2018 flood or the farmers/herders conflict in the state.

Senator Mark embarks on ‘thank you’ tour after 20 years in Senate

After 20 years in the senate, the immediate past president of the Senate, David Mark, will on Tuesday embark on a ‘Thank you tour’ to his Benue South Senatorial zone.

Police smash six criminal gangs in Benue

The Benue State police commissioner, Omololu Bishi, on Tuesday disclosed that the command, in its resolve to rid the state of criminal elements had smashed six criminal gangs of armed robbers, cultists and other offenders of the law.

Benue elections: Governor Ortom set for victory in supplementary poll

Collation of results resumes at 10 am this morning in Makurdi and after that, the winner of the Benue State gubernatorial election will be announced.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of 16 constituencies and declared one inconclusive in the Bayelsa Assembly poll held on Saturday.

Benue elections: Low turnout of voters characterise supplementary polls

The ongoing Governorship and State House of Assembly supplementary elections in most polling units in Local Government Areas (LGA’s) across Benue has been characterised by low turnout of voters, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Benue elections: Governor Ortom leads as INEC concludes collation

Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, heads for victory as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of the 23rd local government area, LGA, in Benue State.

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Ekiti government to reconstruct Ado township roads

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Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Aisha Buhari counsels parents on moral upbringing of children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.