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Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt Benue government. Speaking with TheCable on the closure of three bank accounts belonging to the state government, Akase alleged that the current administration has turned the EFCC

Stop attacking Army Chief over Herders/Farmers crises, community leader tells Benue ethnic groups

Respected elder and Benue community leader, Chief John Apochi, has fired back at Benue clannish leaders over their recent attack on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai in the ongoing clashes between herders and farmers in the state. The tribal leaders of Benue state had recently slammed Buratai, who called for a review of the

Mass protest rocks Abuja over Agatu massacre by Fulani herdsmen

Benue State indigenes in Abuja on Wednesday protested the killings in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. In the last one week about 300 lives have been reportedly lost and 7000 displaced following attack on communities in the local government by Fulani herdsmen. On Tuesday, Benue State Commissioner of Police , Paul Yakadi,disclosed that

How Suswan hijacked proceeds of Benue shares- Witness

The trial of former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan, and his Commissioner for Finance, Omodachi Okolobia, commenced on Tuesday before Justice A. R. Mohammad of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama Abuja. The former Governor and his Commissioner are being tried for alleged N3.1bn fraud. A prosecution witness told the court how Suswan ordered

Ex- Benue gov, Suswam, secures N100m bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue State in court over a nine-count charge largely bordering on money laundering to the tune of N3.1 billion at the Federal High Court Abuja. Suswam who was governor of Benue State from 2007 to 2015 was arraigned alongside his

Herdsmen asked to suspend grazing in Benue

Fulani herdsmen in Benue State have been advised to suspend grazing to allow farmers harvest their farm produce so as to avert clashes between them and the farmers. This was the unanimous decision taken by stakeholders at the weekend during a peace meeting convened in Makurdi by the Benue State Government in conjunction with the

Benue PDP supports Ortom’s probe of Suswam’s administration

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Benue State have expressed their support for Governor Samuel Ortom’s probe of former Governor Gabriel Suswam’s eight-year administration. Speaking on behalf of the PDP on Friday in Makurdi at the ongoing Benue Stakeholders’ Forum held at Benue People’s House, Chief Abu King Shuluwa commended the Governor’s anti-corruption crusade and

Arrested former governor of Benue, Suswam, released by EFCC

Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday has been released. A reliable source at the Commission who spoke to the Nigerian Times on condition of anonymity confirmed that the ex governor was released at about 6.48 this evening. Suswam is being grilled by

Why EFCC arrested former Governor, Suswam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced interrogations of former Governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam over alleged massive corruption in the state during his tenure as Governor. Suswan was arrested Monday and is being questioned by EFCC. Suswam, who left office on May 29, this year, is alleged to have made away

Benue University students reluctant to resume after five months strike

Following the suspension of the Academic Staff Union strike which closed down Benue State University (BENSU) Makurdi for roughly five months, the return of students have been in trickles . Considering the raving and ranting that students did, one would have thought that the university would be full and bubbling with life by now, however