Gunmen attack Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today March 20. Governor Ortom’s convoy was moving at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state when it was attacked. Briefing journalists, the governor who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of… Continue reading Gunmen attack Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy

Gunmen kill 3 in Benue village

A gunmen attack inNzoro Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area, Benue State has left 3 people dead.  The attack occurred at about 5:00am on Sunday September 20, while the villagers were asleep in their houses. Chairman of Guma LGA, Caleb Aba who confirmed the attack on Tuesday September 22 said;  “They killed three people in… Continue reading Gunmen kill 3 in Benue village

Man makes shocking revelation about how female farmers in Benue are allegedly forced to sell baskets of tomatoes at N50 each

Founder of Prime Newspaper in Makurdi, Akosu Tor has made a shocking revelation about how female Tiv farmers end up selling baskets of tomatoes at N50 each due to the activities of retailers. According to him, after agreeing on the price, the retailers will leave and return late in the evening then insist on buying the… Continue reading Man makes shocking revelation about how female farmers in Benue are allegedly forced to sell baskets of tomatoes at N50 each

Four herders charged with terrorism in Benue

Four herders identified as Haruna Haruna, Hassan Abubakar, Husseni Musa and Mohammed Abubakar on Tuesday August 18, appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on charges of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and acts of terrorism. Prosecution counsel Hyacinth Gbakor who revealed that the case was transferred from the Area Command Headquarters, Otukpo for further investigation, said a team… Continue reading Four herders charged with terrorism in Benue

The leaders in this country have failed, me inclusive’ – Benue Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has blasted the Nigerian government, saying politicians and the political institutions have failed Nigerians. Ortom, was speaking on Wednesday August 12, during the International Youth celebration held at new banquet hall, Makurdi. According to Ortom, leaders including himself, have failed to lead the country properly, adding that the fight against corruption… Continue reading The leaders in this country have failed, me inclusive’ – Benue Governor Samuel Ortom

400 ghost teachers uncovered in Benue

Benue state teaching service board has disclosed that it has uncovered 433 ghost workers, including 18 dead persons in its payroll. The board’s executive secretary, Frank Kyungun made the disclosure on Wednesday August 5 while presenting the report of the screening exercise recently conducted by the board to Governor Samuel Ortom.  He said;  “The screening uncovered 433 ghost workers… Continue reading 400 ghost teachers uncovered in Benue

Benue rejects FG’s rice donation, says the rice deliveries has expired

Three trailers load of rice donated by the Federal Government through the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs as COVID-19 palliatives, has been rejected by the Benue State Government.  Chairman of the State Emergency Committee on COVID-19 and Deputy Governor Benson Abounu said the rice deliveries have expired and are no longer fit for human consumption.  The Deputy… Continue reading Benue rejects FG’s rice donation, says the rice deliveries has expired

COVID-19: Benue State Assembly shut indefinitely

Makurdi.The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment. The spokesman of the Assembly and House Committee Chairman on Information and Orientation Mr. Tertsea Gbishe who made this known yesterday in Makurdi said the decision to shut the Assembly was arrived at following… Continue reading COVID-19: Benue State Assembly shut indefinitely

14 bodies recovered from River Benue after sunday’s boat mishap

The Benue State Command has confirmed the recovery of a total of 14 bodies from River Benue following last Sunday’s tragic boat mishap that claimed the lives of 26 youths in Makurdi. The victims who were children and wards of Mobile Police personnel of the MOPOL 13 in Makurdi were crossing from Agbor, Innyongu Area… Continue reading 14 bodies recovered from River Benue after sunday’s boat mishap

Governor Ortom mourns as at least 21 persons are feared dead in Benue boat mishap

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has sympathized with families of the victims who drowned when the boat they were travelling in sank while crossing River Benue. The Governor described the incident as painful and unfortunate. He particularly condoled with ECAN Church, Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government Area. The ill-fated boat was conveying mainly members of the ECAN Church Ijaha… Continue reading Governor Ortom mourns as at least 21 persons are feared dead in Benue boat mishap