Gunmen attack Benue market again, kill 5, injure many

Men armed with assorted weapons Thursday reportedly invaded Abaji Market in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, killing five persons and leaving scores with various degrees of injuries. The attack came barely three weeks after unknown armed men invaded the popular Zaki Biam International Yam Market, killing several persons, injuring many and razing many…

Former Benue Guber Candidate, Jime Gets Federal Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments of new chief executives for 23 Federal Government Agencies, with former Benue gubernatorial candidate, Barrister Emmanuel Jime, as Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority. This was contained in a statement released by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir Lawal on Thursday in Abuja,…

​Five Killed as Herdsmen Attack Benue Community

Five persons are feared dead in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on farmers in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. According to an eyewitness, the suspected Fulani herdsmen had besieged Inundugh village in Yaav council ward, late Tuesday night, shooting sporadically and setting houses and huts ablaze. “The people ran for…

Benue LG poll: Aspirants accuse APC chairman of imposition

As preparations for the local government polls in Benue State gather momentum, some aspirants under the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) have registered their displeasure over what they described as “dearth of internal democracy” in the party, allegedly being perpetrated by the State Chairman, Abba Yaro. Addressing newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital…

Governor Ortom goes off to China again

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom left for China yesterday to attend the first Nigeria-China Governors Business and Investment Forum taking place in Guangzhou. Governor Ortom who is accompanied by his wife, Dr Eunice Ortom, is leading a state delegation which includes chairman of the State Economic Team and Education, Science and Technology Commissioner, Professor Dennis…

Members who defected to APC are lepers – Benue Minority Leader, Sule Audu

The Minority Leader of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Dickson Sule Audu, has described as lepers, the 2 members of the Assembly who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC ). Member representing Obi state constituency, Hon. Nick Eworo and his Okpokwu constituency counterpart, Hon. James Okefe, who were elected under the…

​Ortom increases bounty on ex-amnesty boss, Gana to N10 million

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has announced a N10 million reward for anyone who volunteers information leading to the arrest of ex-amnesty boss, Terwase Akwaza also known as Gana. He disclosed this today at the burial of Mama Kwaghnzuul Naikyo Degarr who was also the mother-in-law to Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor…

Senate Honours 12 Former LG Sole Administrators In Benue

​ Former Sole Administrators of 12 Local Governments in Benue have received awards of excellence for outstanding performance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the honour came from the Senate Committee on States, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, in conjunction with SIGNIP Promotion, a service assessment outfit. Addressing the recipients after presenting the…

Benue Killings: ​Lawyers Alert threaten to drag FG to court

A national human rights Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Lawyers Alert, has threatened to drag the federal government and security agencies particularly the Nigerian army and the Nigerian prison service to court if it fails to immediately resettle, rehabilitate and compensate Benue communities that have been hit by waves of killings orchestrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This…

NYSC Member Slumps, Dies After Football Match in Sokoto

​ NYSC Members A Corps member, Anthony Ochai, from Benue State, has died of heart failure in Sokoto, the State NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Musa Abubakar, has said.  Abubakar made the disclosure in Sokoto on Friday, during the passing out ceremony of 1,411 corps members deployed to the state under the 2016 batch ”A”, Stream One. …