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Governor Ortom expresses fear over political violence

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has decried the destruction of his campaign materials in Gbajimba and Daudu in Guma, Wannune in Tarka and Lessel in Ushongo Local Government Areas of the state.

Governor Ortom denies involvement in disrupted APC rally, sue for peace

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has denied any involvement in the All Progressives Congress (APC) disrupted rally at his Gbajimgba home town in Guma local government area of the state.

Parents, teachers want Nigerian schools to teach STEM subjects in indigenous languages

Some parents, teachers, and students on Tuesday advocated that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects be taught in indigenous languages in Nigerian schools.

NYSC bans Benue university graduates from national service

The Management of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, is investigating the challenges that led to the banning of prospective corps members from the institution from being mobilised for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Steven Lawani

Benue South: Steven Lawani wins APC senatorial ticket

Former Benue State Deputy Governor, Steven Lawani, has picked the Benue South Senatorial ticket to contest the 2019 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Judge hands off suit seeking to label herdsmen ‘terrorists’

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, washed his hands off the suit seeking the proscription of Fulani herdsmen as a terrorist organisation.

Senator Akume’s kinsmen pledge support for Governor Ortom

Kinsmen of Senator George Akume from the Jemgbah axis, comprising Gboko, Buruku and Tarka Local Government areas have pitched their tents with Governor Samuel Ortom, just as they pledged their unalloyed support to him ahead of the 2019 elections.

Democracy Day: Governor Ortom builds 40 healthcare centres in three years

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said on Tuesday that his administration had built no fewer than 40 healthcare centres in the state in the last three years.

I’ve no rift with Catholic Church – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said there is no rift between him and the Catholic Church, insisting that the decision of the Church to disallow politicians from speaking during masses should be respected by the political class.

Benue govt denies rift between Governor Ortom, Catholic Diocese

The Benue State Government has debunked claims of rifts between Governor Samuel Ortom and the Gboko Catholic Diocese, stressing that the governor is God-fearing and would not indulge in rancour with the Church.

Benue Assembly passes Examination Malpractice Prohibition Bill

The Benue State House of Assembly on Thursday at its plenary passed the Examination Malpractice Prohibition Bill 2017.

I won’t allow political enemies come between me and Senator Akume – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said he would never allow political enemies drive a wedge between him and Sen. George Akume in the state.

313 police recruit constables complete training in Benue

A total of 313 General Duty police recruits have passed out as Constables after completing a nine-month training at the Police Training School in Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State.

21 Benue LGs face ecological challenges – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that 21 local government areas in the state are facing ecological challenges.

Benue hit by ecological problems – Ortom

Still baffled by the destruction caused by recent floods in Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom, has said 21 local governments were facing ecological problems.

Flooding: Food scarcity imminent – farmers

The Chairman of Benue State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Aondoana Ohembe, has reiterated Governor Samuel Ortom’s concern that the country risks food shortage, following last week’s flooding which devastated several communities in the state.

Floods hit Benue, Kastina states

Floods have destroyed many property and rendered thousands homeless in Benue and Katsina States, NAN report.

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Election postponement: Ex-President Jonathan sues for peace

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Lagos government to open social register for poor, vulnerable

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Police prosecute 600 electoral offenders in Kano

Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.