APC has issued me red card, says Ortom
•Gov not shut out of party, Oshiomhole counters Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday said he had been issued red card by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and was therefore “at the moment outside the pitch where I have been playing the game of politics.” The governor spoke while swearing in his Special…
APC describes Ortom’s alledged exit from party as rumour
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the alleged exit of the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, from the party as a rumour.
NHIS coordinator decries low health insurance status of Benue people
Benue State Coordinator of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Oche Otalu, has decried the low health insurance status of the state indigenes, stating that out of its five million people, only 85,000 have health insurance.
Declare armed herders terrorists for foreign help, group tells FG
A group, Plateau State Indigenes Development Association (PSIDA), has urged the Federal Government to immediately declare armed herdsmen terrorists for the international community to contain their deadly activities.
Ortom blames appointees’ ineptitude for state’s problems
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday blamed the problems of his administration on the ineptitude of some of his appointees. He spoke at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue People’s House, Makurdi, while inaugurating 17 boards members and two governing council. According to him, most of his appointees had failed to explain or enlighten…
Ortom denies alleged plan to hire negotiator for herders’ talks
Governor Samuel Ortom has debunked reports making the rounds on the social media that he was planning to hire a negotiator to mediate between the Benue government and the armed herdsmen reported to have killed hundreds in the state.
Military arrests killer of gov’s security aide, militias in Benue
Troops of the military Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), operating in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, have arrested the leader of a notorious gang in Benue, Mr. Terwase Akwaza, and three other militias.
Governors urge unity, spiritual rebirth, justice, others
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom felicitated with Muslims yesterday at this year’s Eid-El-Fitri celebration, urging Muslim faithful in the state to imbibe the values of Ramadan such as piety, generosity, peaceful coexistence and justice. Ortom also said adherence to the core values and lessons of the Ramadan fast would guide their relationship with fellow human…
Tor Tiv seeks forgiveness for man who sat on royal chair during coronation
The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, has appealed to the Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Adam Onum, to activate the process of pardoning and releasing the man, Stephen Nyitse...
Ortom sacks staff over financial impropriety
Benue State Executive Council (SEC) has approved the immediate removal of Terhide Utaan as the state focal person for the Social Investment Programme. The decision was arrived at after the SEC meeting presided over by Governor Ortom.