Tag: Ortom

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…]

Ortom sues Buhari’s minister, Akume, N60bn for libel

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has sued the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume for N60 billion at the Makurdi High Court. The suit No. MHC/268/2021 was filed by Okon N. Efut, SAN and four other lawyers. The governor is seeking N50 billion as general damages[Read More…]

How Akume plotted to impeach me in 2018, Ortom narrates

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs, George Akume, plotted to impeach him in 2018. The governor who was reacting to comments by Akume earlier in the week also threatened to sue the minister over[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…]

Arrest armed Fulani herdsmen the way you arrested Kanu- Ortom tells Federal Government

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the Federal Government to apply the same zeal it used in arresting Nnamdi Kanu,  leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to also capture the armed Fulani herdsmen terrorising the country.  Kanu, who has been agitating for the freedom of people[Read More…]

‘Declare state of emergency on Insecurity’ Ortom tells Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over Nigeria’s deteriorating security situation. The call came after some suspected herdsmen killed at least 7 persons during an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Abagena community, Benue state.[Read More…]

‘Governor Ortom’s attackers are around him’ says Miyetti Allah

The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhassan Saleh, has dismissed assassination claim by the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, saying the killers are within the Governor’s party. Governor Ortom escaped assassination attempt on Saturday along Makurdi-Gboko road. The Governor said he was returning from his farm when assailants[Read More…]

Fulani group explains why it wanted to kill Ortom

A group claiming to represent the interest of Fulanis, Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) has claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel[Read More…]

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom says Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi is part of the Fulani terrorist organisations

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has slammed Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed for his comments supporting herders and their right to carry AK-47 to defend themselves. Governor Ortom made the remarks while addressing newsmen in Makurdi, Benue State capital on Monday. He said Muhamed must be a terrorist for supporting[Read More…]

Benue Governor bans 2023 campaign activities

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has threatened to sack any of his appointees found engaging in covert political activities and campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections. He cautioned that he would not tolerate any act of distraction from his appointees when the people were in dire need[Read More…]