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Benue governor orders deputy to undergo virus test as state records first case

Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, shortly after the announcement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.

First case of coronavirus recorded in Benue

As at Friday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had put the number of confirmed cases in the country at 81
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

CPS best option to address pensions crisis – Benue governor

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has apologized to retirees and workers of the state over the inability of successive governments to find a lasting solution to the nagging backlog of unpaid pensions in the state.

Fire guts Benue Market

An early morning inferno on Monday razed part of the Otukpo Main Market in Otukpo, township, Benue State.
National President of the Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said The forum viewed the current onslaught against these Benue communities as a scheme aimed at decimating our communities and gradual entrenchment of anarchy on the state.

Middle Belt Forum condemns fresh killings in Benue

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the renewed killings of innocent people and wanton destruction of property in some parts of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.

Benue governor donates 35-seater bus, N10 million cash to Lobi Stars FC

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday donated a 36 seater bus to Lobi Stars football club.

Benue governor, Nigerian Army disagree over herdsmen attacks

Force Commander of the Military spike Operation codenamed Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, on Tuesday, said that his troops are neither overwhelmed nor overstretched by the security challenges in the three states of their operation.

We’re not overwhelmed – OPWS chief

The Force Commander of the military spike operation codenamed Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj-Gen Adeyemi Yekini, has said that his troops are neither overwhelmed nor overstretched by the security challenges in the three states of their operation.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue reads riot acts to criminals

Benue State governor Samuel Ortom has strongly warned all those involved in criminal acts such as armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping among others to repent and become good citizens of the state or be made to face the wrath of the law when apprehended.

Coronavirus: Benue approves N10 million for protective gadgets

The Benue State Government on Monday approved the sum of N10 million for the purchase of protective gadgets following the confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Coronavirus: Benue sets up emergency response committee

Other members of the Committee are Mr. Apir Ityu, Dr. Terna Kur, Mr. Agwaza Iorkpiligh, Mr. Matthew Uyina, Mr. Moses Leva, Dr. Edward Amali, Mr. Claude Bitaronga, Dr. Peteru Inunduh, Professor Terrumun Swende, Dr. Alli Cornelius, Dr. Patrick Echekwube and Mr. Michael Adejo.

APC criticises Governor Ortom’s incessant overseas trips

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State has critcised Governor Samuel Ortom over his incessant overseas trips, insisting that the state government has nothing to show for it.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigeria to begin mechanised farming in 632 local councils

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has stated that the ministry would begin agricultural Mmechanization programme in 632 Local Government Areas in the country.

Benue council polls: Otukpo protests emergence of PDP candidate

Concerned members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Otukpo Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State have condemned the modalities that led to the emergence of George Alli as the consensus candidate for the party election in the local government.

Pregnant woman, one other die fleeing Benue clash

Two women, one of them pregnant, reportedly lost their lives while fleeing Tyo Mu, a suburb of Makurdi, following the deadly clash between Iharev and Iparev over the ownership of the land on Wednesday.

Governor Ortom: How herdsmen attacked me in my farm

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has revealed how he was attacked by suspected herdsmen in his farm located along Makurdi-Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state, last week. He disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Makurdi, Benue State.

Governor Ortom: How herdsmen shot at me

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said herdsmen shot at him while he was in his farm located along Makurdi – Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

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Netherlands recalls 600,000 coronavirus faulty face masks imported from China

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