Tag Archives: Benue State

Defection: EFCC accuses Gov Ortom of N22bn fraud

Defection: EFCC accuses Gov Ortom of N22bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has linked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to an alleged fraud to the tune of N22bn. This is just as the EFCC revealed that 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly are under investigation for allegedly diverting N375m meant for the procurement of vehicles that would

BREAKING: APC lawmakers serve impeachment notice on Benue gov, Ortom

Some lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday served an impeachment notice on Governor Samuel Ortom. Channels TV reports that the lawmakers who served the impeachment notice on the state governor are the eight All Progressives Congress members of the House. The spokesperson for the eight lawmakers told journalists that the House has commenced impeachment

13 Benue LG chairmen decamp from APC to PDP

Thirteen out of the 23 local government chairmen in Benue State have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Channels tv, the chairmen announced their defection to the PDP at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Friday, two days after Governor Samuel Ortom

Oshiomhole attacks Ortom, says Governor has failed in Benue

A week after he appealed to the Benue State Governor not to leave the APC, Adams Oshiomhole now says the governor is a failure and he is relieved the governor left. Mr Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that the party was relieved that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue defected to

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