Tag: Benue

List Of 18 States That Are Bankrupt, Can’t Pay Workers’ Salaries

Eighteen out of the thirty-six states of the federation are technically bankrupt. This is because they have mortgaged their federation account allocations to contractors by signing irrevocable payment orders with various banks. As a result, payment to contractors and other debt instruments are deducted at source and have become first[Read More…]

Justice Ademola Freezes Benue, Plateau States Accounts Over Refusal By State Govt To Pay Salaries

by Deji Abiodun A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the freezing of accounts belonging Benue and Plateau States in four commercial banks, over their alleged refusal to release funds for the payment of wages and allowances of court workers in the states. Justice Ademola Adeniyi , who gave[Read More…]

Breaking: Thugs Attack INEC Office In Tarka, Benue State: Matchete One Man And Snatch Ballot Boxes

Chris Nomjov Some persons suspected to be political thugs, Saturday morning invaded INEC office in Tarka Local Government of Benue state.  Reports indicate that the heavily armed men made away with ballot boxes and papers and burnt them to ashes.The incident, according to a citizen reporter, is believed to have[Read More…]

Jega Warns Desperate Politicians That Era Of ‘Fair Or Foul’ Mandate Is Over

By Chris Nomjov The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has warned desperate politicians, that the era of getting mandate through any fair or foul means, is over. Prof. Jega, is still being accorded global recognition for the manner of the conduct and announcement of[Read More…]

Walk Over! Benue PDP Politician Emerges Winner Before Elections, As INEC Suspends 7 Guber Aspirants

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ado/Opoku/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency in Benue State, Christian Adaba Abah, as winner of the February 2015 general elections. According to the commission, Abah was declared winner of an election which was yet to hold because he[Read More…]

Gabriel Suswam Threatens To Reduce Benue State’s Workforce To 40%

Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue on Thursday threatened to reduce the state’s workforce by 40 per cent in order to pay the new minimum wage to primary school teachers in the state. The governor made the threat while addressing Ukum Local Government indigenes at Zaki-Biam, Benue. Suswam regretted that the workers refused to sacrifice 10 per cent of their salaries to be[Read More…]

Troops Recover Arms In Benue, Plateau And Kaduna States

Troops operating in the North Central and North Western parts of the Federation have recovered caches of arms and ammunition in those areas. Major General Chris Olukolade, the director defence Information/Coordinator, said during a cordon and search operation at Anyibe in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, troops seized[Read More…]

Nigerian Gov’t Responsible For Ongoing Violence, Fulani Herdsmen Are Not Killers – Jubril Aminu

Jubril Muhammad Aminu, a professor of cardiology, was the Nigerian Ambassador to the USA between 1999 and 2003. Aminu was elected senator representing Adamawa Central senatorial district in 2003 recently spoke with Vanguard Newspaper Levinus Nwabughiogu and we decided to share excerpts of the conversation. Enjoy Can you tell me[Read More…]

Opinion: We Want A Revolution, They Want A War

By Peregrino Brimah Which massacre? Yobe? Borno? Adamawa? Plateau? Katsina? Kaduna? Benue? Nasarawa? The hashtag, “#XYZmassacre” has become the inevitably appropriate marker for the Nigerian holocaust. 50 here, 250 there, death comes easy in the north these days. Conservative United States estimates put figures at over 20,000 dead in violence[Read More…]

“Chemical Weapons Used By Fulani Herdsmen On Tiv Farmers Must Be Investigated” Gov Suswam Insists

NAN Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue on Thursday urged the Federal Government to investigate the composition of the chemicals used on Tiv farmers by the herdsmen in the ongoing crisis. Suswam said this when he received the Senate Joint Committee on National Security, Intelligence, Defence, Police and Interior. The joint[Read More…]