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Federal government establishes health science varsity

Federal Government, yesterday, announced the establishment of Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHS) Otukpo.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom seeks EU support for Benue’s development

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to support the state in the areas of health, water supply, flood control and the resettlement of those displaced from their ancestral homes by armed herdsmen.

Benue guber: Tribunal failed ‘suffering Benue masses’ – APC candidate

Mr Emmanuel Jime the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the 2019 election in Benue, has said that he will appeal the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal judgment which upheld Governor Samuel Ortom’s victory.

Tribunal upholds Benue governor’s election

The Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom.

We are winning the war against kidnappers, criminals in Benue – governor

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State government has assured the Igbo community and other Nigerians living and doing business in the state that the current massive onslaught against criminals was yielding results and cases of kidnapping in the state would soon become history.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

I’ll not anoint anybody as my successor – Benue governor

Ortom, while addressing PDP stakeholders’ on Friday in Makurdi, assured them that he would allow the party to field the most acceptable candidate for the governorship election in 2023.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo wades into Benue-Ebonyi boundary dispute

Following killing of persons in Agila, Benue State and Ugbo in Ebonyi State, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met with Benue governor, Samuel Ortom and deputy governor of Ebonyi, Eric Kelechi Igwe, to put an end to the decades-long crisis between their border communities.

VP Osinbajo, Governor Ortom meet over Benue-Ebonyi land crisis

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Ortom said “We came at the instance of the vice president to discuss the lingering problem between Benue and Ebonyi states in particular between Agila in Benue and Ngbo in Ebonyi.
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UK probes ‘killing’ of farmers by herdsmen in Benue

The United Kingdom has opened an investigation into the killing of farmers by suspected herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country, including two catholic priests and 17 worshippers.

APC: Governor Ortom mortgaging Benue future with loans

The opposition All Progressives Congress in Benue State on Wednesday called on the Debt Management Office and other relevant agencies to henceforth check loans being obtained by the State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

Benue fixes date for council polls

The Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BESIEC) has fixed 30th November 2019 for the Local Government Council elections in the state.
A former Works Commissioner in Rivers State and current member representing Khana/Gokhana Federal Constituency, Mr. Dumnamene Dekor, has dismissed the claim that the Governor Nyesom Wike demolished a mosque in Rainbow Town to pave the way for a housing estate.

PDP governors beg Governor Wike not to dump party

Some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday waded into the crisis rocking their party arising from the face-off between the River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and some power blocs over the minority leadership in the House of Representatives.g
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

PDP governors meet in Port Harcourt

According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).
Kayode Fayemi

Bailout deductions: Governors demand for audit

Nigeria governors have demanded an audit of money owed to states by the Federal Government as a condition for repayment of the N614 bailout fund.
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Senator Orker Jev: I’ll not fight Governor Ortom on senatorial seat

The Senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, Orker Jev, on Monday said he would not fight Governor Samuel Ortom over the senatorial seat in 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Benue group hails President Buhari for intervening in Tiv/Jukun crisis

The Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ) on Sunday expressed satisfaction on President Muhammadu Buhari’s timely intervention to provide a lasting solution to the age-long communal violent clashes between the Jukun and Tiv people of Taraba.

Dolapo Osinbajo advises women to their take role as mothers serious

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, on Saturday, called on women to pray fervently for the girl-child against societal ills.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

Over 60 security personnel died fighting herdsmen crisis in Benue – governor

Governor Samuel Ortom has disclosed that over 60 security personnel lost their lives in Benue state while trying to quell the bloody herdsmen crisis and ensure the return of peace in the state.

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General Aguiyi Ironsi’s son passes on in Umuahia

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Lucas Hernandez: Real Madrid tried to sign me but I wouldn’t go there

Bayern Munich centre-back Lucas Hernandez has admitted that he was once subject to interest from Real Madrid, but he has said that he could not have signed for the Bernabeu club.
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Anambra Red Cross chief advocates special programme for children

Prof. Peter Emeka Katchy, chairman of Nigeria Red Cross, Anambra State chapter, has advocated for introduction of a special programme to take care of children, especially the venerable by the Federal Government and all the state governments in the country.
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps travel during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.

Donald Trump’s decision on Kurds rattles some in South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria amid a Turkish onslaught is being watched closely in South Korea, where Trump has long hinted at a major military realignment.