Tag Archives: Benue State

Herdsmen attacks: Protest in Plateau, 30 killed in Taraba, Benue

Herdsmen attacks: Protest in Plateau, 30 killed in Taraba, Benue

Parliamentary activities at the Plateau State House of Assembly were on Thursday delayed by two separate groups of protesters that stormed the Assembly complex. The protesters, mostly women and youths, stormed the Assembly to register their displeasure over the spate of killings by Fulani herdsmen. While the first group, the Internally Displaced Women in Daffo

Breaking: Former Benue governor, Suswam arrested by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arrested a former Benue state governor, Gabriel Suswan, over alleged corruption during his tenure as governor. The Nigerian Times had reported that Suswam would be invited for interrogation on allegations of corruption on Monday, October 12. He served as the Governor of Benue state between 2007

Onjeh urges tribunal to nullify Mark’s election, order for fresh polls

The defeated APC candidate for Benue South Senatorial District, Mr Daniel Onjeh, has urged the National Assembly Elections Tribunal sitting in Makurdi to nullify the Sen. David Mark’s election and order for fresh polls. Onjeh made the prayer before the tribunal on Sunday in Makurdi under cross examination by counsel representing the PDP and Mark.

Ortom acusses Suswam of leaving Benue with N90 billion debt burden

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday said that he inherited a debt burden of N90 billion from the immediate past administration in the state. Ortom, who disclose this at an interactive session with newsmen in Makurdi, said the debt were for salaries arrears, bond, overdrafts, and contracts. “The state Ministry of Finance reported that

Benue gov submits 13 commissioner nominees to assembly

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has sent the names of 13 commissioner nominees to the House of Assembly for ratification. The letter was read on the floor of the house by the Speaker, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange, during plenary in Makurdi on Thursday. Ikyange, while reading the letter, stated that the approval would enable the governor

Police detectives trail kidnappers in Enugu, arrest 3 suspects in Makurdi

The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed, said detectives and other operatives had been unleashed on the kidnappers who operated along Opi-Nsukka Road in the state. Mohammed said this on Tuesday in Enugu when he spoke with newsmen after a private visit to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The commissioner said that the route was

Ortom justifies cancellation of Suswam’s last minute decisions

Benue State Government has justified its cancellation of the last minute decisions of former governor Gabriel Suswam. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Tahav Agerzua, the Special Adviser on Media and Information Communication Technology (ICT), in Makurdi on Tuesday. It stated that the clarification became necessary because government had a responsibility to

Makurdi housewife to die by hanging for killing step son

A Makurdi High Court Judge, Justice Jennifer Ijohor, on Thursday, sentenced a housewife, Mrs Ternenge Tersoo, to death by hanging for the murder of her one year-old step son, Pineter Tersoo. Mrs Tersoo of Mbayegh-Gaav in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue was found guilty of culpable homicide punishable with death under Section 221 of

Suswam begs civil servants, family members for forgiveness

Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue on Sunday pleaded with the civil expectations. Suswam made the plea at the inter-denominational valedictory thanksgiving service in his honour at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Makurdi. “Please forgive me for my inability to meet up with your expectations as the governor of Benue State. “But always remember that

Abuja court nullifies Benue Rep-elect’s certificate of return, orders prosecution

  A Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified the election of Christian Abah for the Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal ‎Constituency of Benue State for in the House of Representatives‎ of the forthcoming 8th National Assembly.   It also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to nullify the certificate of return issued to Abah and issue