Tag Archives: Benue

Flood: Official calls for proper dredging of Rivers Niger, Benue

FILE PHOTO: Flooded Community Mr Ladein Omiebi, Chairman, Flood Management Committee, Patani Local Government Area, Delta State has called on the Federal Government to carry out a proper dredging of the River Niger to prevent recurring flood disasters. Omiebi made

Court Dismisses Suit Against EFCC Over Freezing Of Benue Govt Accounts

File photo   A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Benue State Government challenging the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate its accounts. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba dismissed the suit

Court Summons EFCC, Banks Over Freezing Of Benue Govt Accounts

File photo   The Federal High Court in Makurdi has summoned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and two commercial banks to appear before it over the recent freezing of the state government accounts. The banks are United Bank

Minimum Wage: Benue Labour Leaders Seek Review Of Revenue Sharing Formula

    Labour leaders in Benue state, have called on the Federal Government to review the revenue sharing formula, to enable states to pay the proposed N56,000 minimum wage. The chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress in the state, Comrade Godwin Anya,

Ortom Reacts As FG Recalls Paris Club Refund Paid To Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom   Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to the Federal Government’s alleged decision to recall the Paris Club Refund paid to the state. He called on the people of the state to remain calm

Flood submerges 5 Benue communities, rice mill

FILE PHOTO: Flooded Community Mr Emmanuel Shior, the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BSEMA), said on Wednesday that the rampaging flood has submerged five communities in Agatu and other parts of Makurdi, the state capital. Shior disclosed this

Ortom Commiserates With NUJ Over Death Of Benue Chairman, Ukuma

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom     Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has commiserated with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), particularly the state chapter of the union over the death of its Chairman, Comrade David Ukuma. In a statement

Benue Gets New Commissioner Of Police

  A new Commissioner of Police, CP Okon Ene, has assumed duties at the Benue State Police Command in Makurdi. The new CP who resumed duty on Thursday was a one-time Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in Benue

Sallah: Benue, Taraba Govs Call For Peace And Patriotism

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom                Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku   Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku, have called on Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of peace

Soldiers Kill 21 Suspected Herdsmen In Benue

    Troops of the Military Operation code-named Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have killed 21 suspected herdsmen along the Gbajimba-Akor-Tomata axis of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State in the last three weeks. The Force Commander of OPWS, Major

Court Stops EFCC Investigation Into Benue Govt’s Finances

File photo   A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop further investigations into the finances of the Benue State Government pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed

Humanitarian Day: Ortom Seeks Global Support For Benue IDPs

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom   The Governor of Benue State has called on the United Nations and other global organisations to come to the aid of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Benue State, as the world marks the 2018

Benue University Shut Over Violent Protest

  The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, has shut down the institution indefinitely. This followed a violent protest by students of the institution in reaction to an accident which reportedly claimed the lives of some of their

Court Orders Benue Assembly To Maintain Status-Quo

Benue Assembly   A Makurdi High Court has granted an exparte order, restraining the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Titus Uba, and five others from carrying out any legislative sitting and responsibilities, pending the determination of