Tag: Benue

VAT: Benue studying law for next move — Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has said he will embrace the constitutional provisions concerning the Value Added Tax (VAT) whether they affect his State positively or negatively. Ortom made this known in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Makurdi. He commended the Rivers and Lagos States governors for the[Read More…]

Police rescue abducted Benue University lecturer after gun duel with kidnappers

Police officers from the Benue State Command have rescued a lecturer of the Benue State University, Dr Godwin Kwanga, who was abducted in Makurdi. Kwanga, a lecturer in the university’s Department of Geography was abducted at gunpoint on Tuesday night, August 31, along the George Akume Way, New GRA Makurdi.[Read More…]

‘Stop using foul language and apologise to Buhari’ – Senator Akume scolds Ortom

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume has scolded the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom. In a press conference on Monday, the minister asked Ortom to stop attacking President Muhammadu Buhari and immediately apologize to him. Akume who was a former Benue State governor, also[Read More…]

APC in Benue says it will boycott Ortom’s stakeholder’s meeting

All Progressive Congress (APC) has asked his members to boycott the stakeholders’ meeting holding on Monday, August 30, 2021 at government house, Makurdi. The state government had extended an invitation to the opposition party to discuss  the proposed privatization of state industries. The state caretaker Publicity Secretary of the party, James Orgunga, in[Read More…]

‘Under my watch, Benue will not accept open grazing’ Ortom threatens to sue Buhari

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has threatened to sue President Muhammadu Buhari if he decides to implement the Grazing Reserve Policy. NewsWireNGR had reported last week, that President Buhari had, last week, approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country,[Read More…]

Police rescue abducted wife of Benue Commissioner

Men of the Police Squad Operation Zenda in Benue State on Monday rescued the wife of the Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Mrs. Ann Unenge. During the rescue operation, three kidnappers were killed by the police. NewsWireNGR gathered that Mrs. Ann was abducted shortly after she returned from Daudu town,[Read More…]

13 killed as herdsmen attack travellers in Benue State

Barely 48 hours suspected Fulani herders killed ten people including two aid workers in the Guma local government area of Benue State, another thirteen people have also been murdered. The latest killings occurred, on Tuesday, at separate attacks, while five of the victims were said to be returning from burial,[Read More…]

‘Killings will stop if Buhari, other Fulani leaders speak to herders’ – Says Benue Deputy Governor

Deputy Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent Fulani Nigerians to speak on attack by herdsmen on communities. Speaking when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, the deputy governor said a message from Mr Buhari, Muhammadu Abubakar, Sultan[Read More…]

Gunmen kill 6 in Benue IDP camp attack

Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, reportedly killed six people in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in Abagena, along Makurdi-Lafia highway in Benue state. Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, confirmed the attack. Ortom stated this when he visited the camp, where the IDPs were already[Read More…]

8 AK-47 rifles stolen from soldiers in Benue have been recovered -Governor Ortom

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has revealed that 8 AK-47 and a machine gun, all part of the weapons that were stolen when armed men attacked a military convoy in Benue State. The Governor who made the revelations in Makurdi early this week said the government had also arrested[Read More…]