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June 21, 2018 3:58 PM DSS Arrest Former Benue Governor, Suswam

The Department of State Services on Wednesday arrested former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, over security issues in the state. The former governor was arrested after the incumbent governor, Samuel Ortom, allegedly petitioned the DSS over the security situation in the state, as he (Suswam), was allegedly planning to make it ungovernable, reports 19

June 19, 2018 3:17 PM PDP chieftain, Hon Ayi laments ‘evil’ APC has done to Nigeria

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Rt. Hon. Essien Ekpenyong Ayi has said that one does not need a soothsayer to know that all was not well in the All Progressives Congress. Rt. Hon. Ayi who is a member representing Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South federal constituency in the House of Representatives lamented what Nigerians passed through 22

June 18, 2018 9:38 AM Benue killings: We won’t let attacks destroy future of our children – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says his administration has intensified collaboration with security forces through Operation Whirl Stroke to prevent further attacks on the people and ensure the return of displaced persons to their ancestral homes. The Governor gave this assurance yesterday on his farm in Adaka, Makurdi local government area of the state 24

June 15, 2018 1:32 PM Eid-el-Fitr: Police places 5,000 personnel on red alert in Benue

Benue State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said that the Command has placed about 5,000 of its personnel on red alert to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state. Addressing newsmen in Makurdi, Owoseni said: “We have placed our officers and men, about 5,000, on red alert to ensure that there are no security breaches in the course 20

June 13, 2018 12:24 PM Benue Zone C: Dan Onjeh hints on contesting for Senate in 2019, appoints Media Director

An aspirant for Benue Zone C Senatorial District in the 2015 election, Comrade Dan Onjeh, has hinted he will be contesting in 2019 for the same seat. This followed his appointment of a veteran broadcaster, Daniel Ekah, as his media Director. Onjeh said the veteran journalist will coordinate his entire media team. When DAILY POST contacted Onjeh, who is currently 22

June 8, 2018 8:46 AM Miyetti Allah blows hot over anti-open grazing law, warns Benue govt

The Secretary-General, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Usman Baba-Ngelzerma, has accused the Benue State government of promoting hatred by enacting the Anti-Open Grazing law. Baba-Ngelzerma stated this on Thursday while appearing on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily. “There is a law in Benue that has not solved 25

June 6, 2018 5:35 AM Nsukka: Making fortune from palm wine

Wherever there is palmwine there is truth, so says a popular saying. From time immemorial, tens of hundreds of rural dwellers, especially in the South East, have depended heavily on palm wine tapping to eke out a living. It is therefore a common feature to see men climbing palm trees to tap palmwine. Decades ago, palm wine tappers and sellers were seen as the least 18

June 4, 2018 11:01 AM Governor Ortom reacts to death of Justice Akanbi, says late judge was selfless

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has described the death of former President of the Court of Appeal and pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi as a painful loss to the nation. Governor Ortom, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase said Justice 21

June 4, 2018 9:42 AM Benue: Police confirm seven dead, six injured in latest attack

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed that seven persons were killed in a fresh attack on Tse Adough, a village in Mbachom, Yaav ward, across River Katsina-Ala in Kwande LGA of the state. The command also confirmed that six persons were injured and several houses set ablaze in the attack believed to have been carried out by bandits. Moses Yamu, PPRO, Benue 21

May 30, 2018 4:24 PM Benue Assembly outlaws same-sex marriage

The Benue State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to prohibit same-sex marriage. He said the lawmakers resolved to outlaw any marriage contract or civil union entered into between persons of same sex in the state. The bill known as Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law, 2018 was passed after a clause by clause consideration by the lawmakers 20