Tag: Benue

Benue Confirms 1st COVID-19 Case

The Benue State Government has confirmed one positive case of Coronavirus, COVID-19. Governor Samuel Ortom, who broke the news to journalists in Makurdi today after a meeting of the State Action Committee on COVID – 19, said the index case, one Susan Okpe returned from the United Kingdom, a few[Read More…]

Senator Marafa, Zamfara State Has Recorded More Killings Than Benue

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Zamfara has recorded more violence-related deaths than Benue but the government is allegedly trying to prevent people from talking about it. Marafa said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention to the security situation in Zamfara. He[Read More…]

Defend Yourselves Against Killers Across Nigeria – Dunamis Lead Pastor, Paul Enenche Tells Nigerians

The Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), Abuja, Dr Paul Enenche, has declared that it was high time people started defending themselves against those killing in the name of politics or religion. The fiery preacher affirmed that people would no longer fold their arms and watch others maim and[Read More…]

Nigeria Loses $13.7 Billion Annually As A Result of Farmers-Herdsmen Conflicts

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, says Nigeria loses $13.7 billion annually as a result of farmers-herdsmen conflicts in Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states. He made the disclosure at a forum organised by a group, Search for Common Ground, Nigeria, in collaboration with Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace[Read More…]

Chris Tion: Benue, Wheelbarrows, Salaries And Perception

By Chris Tion   Image Blues The past couple of weeks haven’t been the best for the image of my dear state, Benue. First it was Governor Nyesom Wike calling out the Benue State Governor Samuel Ioraer Ortom, over his inability to stem the murderous tide of violence in the[Read More…]

Fulani Herdsmen Are Killing Their Hosts In Self-defence, Says Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian has said Fulani herdsmen, who have allegedly been involved in serial killings in various communities in the country, kill their hosts in self-defence. The leader of a delegation of MACBAN to the Defence Headquarters, Senator Dagiri Alkali, said the Fulani moved into[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: Herdsmen and the Killing Field

On 30th July, 2013, the parents of the ten Directorate of State Security (DSS) operatives killed two months earlier by the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State staged a peaceful protest in Lafia where the then Vice President Namadi Sambo was due to commission some projects. The protesters were responding to[Read More…]

Breaking: Another ‘Abducted Girl’ Stolen From Benue Rescued In Sokoto [Pictured]

The Cable Is Reporting that Patience Paul, the allegedly schoolgirl abducted in Sokoto state and converted to Islam, has been rescued and will be reunited with her parents on Saturday. Her case has generated national interest after that of Ese Oruru, the Bayelsa teenager who was taken to Kano by her “lover”[Read More…]

Photos: Susan Peters All Smiles, As She Brings Her Dutch Hubby Home To Benue

By Chris Nomjov Nollywood actress, Susan Peters and her dutch husband Dr. Croon, yesterday in Benue State, performed their traditional marriage rites, following their white wedding on October 10. Susan and her beau are said to have been friends for almost a decade before they decided to take their relationship to[Read More…]

Femi Fani-Kayode: The Fulani Herdsmen From Hell Terrorising Nigerians

“Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better and the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph”- His Royal Majesty Haile Selassie 1, Emperor[Read More…]