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Benue university deputy vice chancellor dies of coronavirus

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) of the Benue State University (BSU) and Vice Chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, is dead.
Anthony Aondoakaa Ijohor

Benue SSG, COS, 32 others test positive for coronavirus

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue said the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Tony Ijohor and Chief of Staff, Mr Terwase Orbunde have tested positive for COVID-19.

Benue governor advises contacts to self-isolate as he confirms wife, SSG coronavirus positive

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has confirmed that his wife, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom and Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Prof. Anthony Ijohor tested positive for COVID-19.

Governor Ortom urged to stop Benue communal clash

A group of Journalists and other media professionals of Igede extraction have called on the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, as well as the security agencies to make a serious intervention to end the ongoing clash between Bonta and Ukpute communities in Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas of the state.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor swears in 23 elected council chairmen

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has sworn in newly elected chairmen for the 23 local government councils in the state.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Benue records 35 coronavirus cases, discharges 11

Benue state government has declared that the number of persons who have so far tested positive to the COVID-19 virus in the state is 35 in number.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Sir John Ngbede has attributed the overwhelming victory of his party in last Saturday’s council polls in the state to the preparedness of the party for the election.

Why we won overwhelmingly in Benue council polls – PDP chair

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Sir John Ngbede has attributed the overwhelming victory of his party in last Saturday’s council polls in the state to the preparedness of the party for the election.

Benue council conducts councils election in 276 wards

Local government election was Saturday held peacefully across the 276 council wards of Benue state with a large turn out of voters in the urban and rural areas.

Benue council polls: Governor Ortom votes, urges voters to leave after voting

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday advised people who turned out to vote in the state Local Government Council elections on Saturday to leave the polling units as soon as they voted to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

Fanendo Adi donates 2000 bags of rice to Benue

Former Nigeria U23 forward Fanendo Adi has donated 2000 bags of rice to the vulnerable in his home Benue state as palliative at the harsh effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-El-Fitri: Police warn against opening of worship, event centers in Benue

The Benue state command of the Nigeria Police has warned worship centers as well as owners of event centers against opening their premises during the Sallah period.

Benue governor clears air on ‘move to dump PDP for APC’

Reports that the Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, and a former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, have made all necessary arrangements to decamp to the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been debunked and tagged baseless.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Eid-el-Filtri: Benue governor calls for sustained fight against coronavirus

Governor Samuel Ortom had urged Muslims in Benue State to continue to observe COVID-19 protocol to prevent the spread of the disease as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.

Benue governor signs executive order against violators of coronavirus safety measures

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has signed an executive order to ensure the prosecution of anyone caught violating the safety measures put in place to safeguard the health and protection of Benue people from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor rescinds order allowing religious activities, markets

Gov. Samuel Ortom has rescinded the order allowing Churches and Mosques in Benue to reopen for religious activities.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue, Nasarawa governors meet over insecurity

Benue and Nasarawa State Governors, Samuel Ortom, and Abdullahi Sule, on Wednesday, met and agreed to jointly constitute security committees at the Local Government Areas in their border communities to check criminal activities.

Benue governor confirms third coronavirus case

Exactly one week after recording its second case, Benue State has recorded a third COVID-19 case in the person of Mrs Rebecca Apedzan, a third republic House of Representatives member and former commissioner in the state.

Governor Ortom: Why I revealed identity of latest coronavirus case

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has revealed why he disclosed the identity of the latest COVID-19 patient in the state.

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Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
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US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
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Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.