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January 16, 2018 2:46 PM PDP delegation visits Gov. Ortom over herdsmen attack

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday paid a visit to Benue capital, Makurdi over recent Fulani herdsmen attack. A delegation from the national secretariat went to commiserate with Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom over the death of 73 Nigerians in the state. The tweet reads “Delegations from the National Secretariat of our great Party, the @OfficialPDPNig 18

January 15, 2018 8:34 PM NYSC Suspends Orientation Course In Benue

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) announced that the 2017 Batch ‘B’ stream II orientation course scheduled to hold in Benue from Jan. 16 to Feb. 5 has been suspended till further notice. The announcement was made on its official Facebook page in Abuja on Sunday. It said that a new date would be communicated in due course to prospective corps members 16

January 15, 2018 4:05 PM Fulani killings: NYSC changes orientation camp for corps members posted to Taraba, Benue

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has announced a new date for the orientation course and venue for 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members deployed to Benue and Taraba States. NYSC in a terse statement on Monday, directed the 2017 BATCH “B” STREAM II prospective corps members deployed to Benue and Taraba states to go to Kogi State 15

January 15, 2018 5:38 AM Benue killings: Buhari meets with Saraki, Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with leadership of the National Assembly over the crisis in Benue State and other part of the country. The meeting between Buhari, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media 15

January 13, 2018 11:29 AM Pandemonium as gunmen takeover Makurdi, 1 feared dead

Information reaching us from Makurdi, the Benue State capital says gunmen have taken grip of the mourning state right now as the area is under intense attack. This is coming barely 48 hours after the bodies of 73 locals slain by Fulani herdsmen were given mass burial at the state capital. An eyewitness told our Correspondent that gunshots have been reigning 21

January 9, 2018 1:53 PM What I told Gov. Ortom about Fulani herdsmen attacking Benue – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed what he discussed with Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State. In a tweet via his official Twitter handle, Buhari expressed his commitment towards the security of lives and property in the state. Disclosing measures to arrest the situation, Buhari said security operatives have been deployed to Benue to “fish out the attackers 22

January 8, 2018 6:36 AM You see nothing wrong in killings by your kinsmen – NBA attacks Buhari

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for handling the incessant slaughtering of of people of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen with kid’s gloves. Addressing newsmen in Markudi, the Benue State capital, the Chairman of Makurdi branch of the NBA, Emmanuel Agbakor, said the NBA was disillusioned by the President’s show of apathy 17

January 3, 2018 7:11 AM Benue massacre: Police give update on Fulani herdsmen attack

The Benue State Police Command has provided details on the recent attacks on Tomater village in Sengev Council ward, Akor village in Nzorov council ward and Bakin Kwata village in Umanger council ward of Guma LGA by suspected herdsmen, where several persons were butchered. The command said it recorded a total of seventeen deaths, including seven members 23

December 13, 2017 11:42 AM Two Nigerians shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

The prize, put together by Varkey Foundation, comes with a monetary award of $1 million. Ayodele Odeogbola teaches at Abeokuta Grammar School, Ogun state while Itodo Anthony works at Gateway Excel College Otukpa, Benue state. Conceived in 2013, the prize was set up “to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession 24

December 9, 2017 9:03 AM 19 military officers receive AFWC Fellowship

19 Officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, on Friday, at the Officers Mess of the Nigeria Air Force Base, Makurdi, Benue State, were conferred with the Fellowship of Air Force War College Nigeria (AFWC). The 19 comprised 16 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officers (11 Group Captains and five Wing Commanders), two Commanders from Nigerian Navy and one Colonel 22