Wednesday, 29th November 2023

Benue state

20 Nov
The Independent Democratic Monitors (IDM) has welcomed the Appeal Court ruling affirming Hyacinth Alia's victory as the elected governor of Benue State. In a statement signed by Dr. James Bawa, its Executive Secretary, the group said the outcome has laid credence to the governorship tribunal which was also in the favour of Governor Alia and his deputy,…
20 Nov
The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Monday dismissed an appeal brought before it by the Governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party PDP Titus Uba challenging the election of Hyacinth Alia as the elected Governor of Benue State. The Appellate Court in a unanimous judgment resolved all the three issues formulated for determination against…
14 Nov
Benue State has been ranked Nigeria’s epicentre of human trafficking between 2021 and 2022, with Ondo, Edo, Delta, Kano and Imo states following closely respectively in the infamous list. This was disclosed yesterday by the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi, in Abuja at the…
8 Nov
Special Adviser to the governor of Benue State on Security and Internal Affairs, Joseph Har, yesterday, ordered the immediate clearance of bushes and clumps along the Makurdi - Lafia road. The Guardian learnt that the Makurdi - Lafia road is notorious for bandits, kidnappers and herders’ attacks with most settlements and communities on the Benue side…
1 Nov
The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, Wednesday affirmed Emmanuel Udende of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the Benue North East Senatorial seat of Benue state. The Benue State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal led by Justice Ori Zik-Ikeoha had earlier entered judgment in favour of Senator Gabriel Suswam. However,…
30 Oct
Dangote Cement, Gboko plant in Benue State has reached out to orphans, juvenile inmates, women and the aged during its sustainability week. During the week, the company visited the orphanage at Mkar in Gboko Local Council as well as the Juvenile Correctional Centre at Ubangaji, also in Gboko. The high point of the week-long event was…
26 Oct
Barely two weeks after a Benue Links bus was ambushed on the Makurdi-Naka road in Benue, another bus was ambushed in the late hours of Tuesday on the same route and spot.
24 Oct
Apparently piqued by the coordinated bank robberies that led to the loss of several lives in Otukpo, Benue State, last weekend, the Senate on Tuesday charged security agencies to immediately swing into action to investigate the incident This came following a motion moved by Senator Aba Moro (PDP, Benue South), who blamed the attack on…
22 Oct
A great appellation associated with Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia shortly after his emergence on the Benue political scene as a gubernatorial aspirant and candidate is: “Yes Father!” Like lots of people with appellative nicknames, Fr. Alia never chose “Yes Father!,” he just came to accept the way the generality of the people of the state…
20 Oct
Many persons were feared dead after armed robbers attacked commercial banks in Otukpo, Benue State, carting away cash and causing pandemonium. According to sources, the armed men stormed different banks in the area, shooting sporadically while carrying out their loot. Our correspondent gathered that the banks affected include United Bank for Africa, UBA, Zenith Bank,…
18 Oct
Gov. Hyacinth Alia of Benue has lauded the Victims Support Fund (VSF) for the completion of the Naka water works project in Gwer- West Local Government Area of the state.The water project is expected to address the problem of access to potable water and waterbone diseases in the local government. This is contained in a…
17 Oct
Gov Hyacinth Alia has appointed Mr Terseer Mzuulga as Director General, Radio Benue, and Mrs Erdoo lyo as General Manager, Community and Social Development Agency. This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Tersoo Kula and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi. NAN reports that…


High cost of medicare notwithstanding, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has insisted that Nigeria’s achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) target by 2030 remains feasible.
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House of Representatives’ Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has queried the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for reportedly sinking a unit of borehole in the range of N25 million. 
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The goal of government’s reforms is to increase tax efficiency and not punish Nigerians, President Bola Tinubu stated yesterday at the 2023 National Engineering Conference, Exhibition and General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja.
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Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), yesterday, said more than 27 million children were driven into hunger and malnutrition by extreme weather events in countries heavily impacted by the climate crisis in 2022.
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Three of Nigeria’s finest football exports will team up with some of the continent’s greatest-ever stars to turn back the hands of time in Zambia this weekend, reports
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Trial of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, began at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja, yesterday, with three witnesses to testify against him.
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British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has rewarded six agripreneurs who entered for the 2023 edition of the Farmers for Future (F4F) grant with N10 million.
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Stakeholders have called for Information and communication technologies (ICT) disruption in the nation’s $296 billion blue economy to drive sustainability and economic development.
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Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peace Keeping Centre (MILAILPKC), with support from the Government of Japan, UNDP and the Nigerian Army, has organised a two-week course, titled Anti-Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea ....
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The Nigeria Customs Service, Niger/Kogi Command, yesterday, said it has recorded seizures and detention of 11 exotic vehicles. The Customs Area Controller, Niger/Kogi Command, Busayo Oluwalagbemiga, disclosed this during a press briefing at the command headquarters in Minna.