Benue Govt. spends N6.5bn, generates 474.3m in 2 years – Commissioner

The Benue Government said it spent N6.5 billion and generated N473.3 million between June 2015 and Feb. 2017 The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr David Olufu, said this on Monday in Makurdi at the ongoing accountability news conference by ministries and agencies. Giving the breakdown, the commissioner said the expended revenues covered payment……

New Tor Tiv Prof. James Ortese Ayatse Mounts Throne

The newly installed Tor Tiv, HRM Orchivirigh Professor James Ortese Ayatse, has called on the federal government to give more Benue people appointments as they are central to the central government’s economic diversification programme. The paramount ruler stated this in his inaugural speech in Gboko, at a grand ceremony at the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka Stadium….

REPRISAL ATTACK: Herdsmen kill 4 in Benue

An elderly man and three others were killed by assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in a midnight raid at the Gbemacha council ward in Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State. According to a witness, the herdsmen had moved into the community with cows, which destroyed several cassava farms, an action condemned by residents…

Why We Invite Suswam For Interrogations ~ DSS

Tony OPUIYO, Abuja; The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that on 24th February, 2017, between 2100 hours and 0242 hours, the Service executed a search warrant, at the property of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, located at No 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama-Abuja. The operation was informed by intelligence…

DSS drills ex-Gov Suswan over sophisticated weapons, exotic cars, others

Former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan, is currently telling operatives of the Department of state Security Services (DSS) how much he knows of an arms cache, 21 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O), 23 designer wrist-watches, and 45 keys of exotic cars found in a property allegedly belonging to him. The discoveries were made…

N1.64BN FRAUD: You’ve a case to answer, court tells ex-Gov Nyame

The Abuja High Court, Gudu, on Tuesday dismissed an application by former Benue State governor, Jolly Nyame for a “no-case” submission. The judge presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko, ordered Nyame to begin his defence on March 8, 2017. Nyame, who is standing trial for a 41-count charge of alleged criminal misappropriation of N1.64 billion…

President Buhari Congratulates New Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ortese Ayatse

Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Prof. James Ortese Ayatse, on his election as Tor Tiv, the paramount ruler of the Tiv people. Prof. Ayatse, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, is also the pioneer and immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. The President believes that…

Gov Ortom Sets Up Committee To Prevent Herdsmen Crisis In Benue

The Benue State Government has set up a committee to work out modalities to forestall the crisis usually caused by the invasion and killing of innocent people by herdsmen in parts of the state. Governor Samuel Ortom announced the formation of the committee while declaring open a seminar for stakeholders in the security sector which…

800 Herdsmen Now In Custody In Nigeria – Osinbajo

Security agencies in Nigeria have arrested about 800 suspected violent herdsmen across the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Prof. Osinbajo made this disclosure in Houston, Texas in the US on Friday at a Townhall event where he interacted with US-based Nigerians who asked questions live at the event and also via the Internet,…