Ortom laments Akume’s opposition to anti-open grazing law
Governor Samuel Ortom has lamented the opposition of the senator representing Benue North West, George Akume, to the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law 2017, revealing that the lawmaker asked him not to assent to it. Ortom made the disclosure yesterday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi during a joint courtesy call on him…
Iyorchia Ayu, others lambast Akume over comment on Benue Killings
Former Senate President, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, and some other prominent indigenes have chided Senator George Akume over his recent comment on the mass killings in Benue State. Akume, representing Benue North West and Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, came under attack over a statement credited to him during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari alleging…
Explain how you diverted Benue’s N2b, Ortom tells Akume
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has asked Senator George Akume to explain how he diverted N2 billion belonging to the state government. He accused him of diverting the money while he was governor of the state, without approval by the then state House of Assembly. According to the governor, Akume used the state’s money…
Benue government denies witch-hunting sacked appointees
The Benue State Government has refuted allegations that sacked political appointees loyal to Senator George Akume are being witch-hunted through recovery of official vehicles.
Ortom charges Akume to show scorecard before seeking re-election
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has advised his estranged political godfather, George Akume to stop castigating him and present his scorecard for the past 12 years before seeking re-election to the National Assembly. Ortom, who gave the charge through his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua yesterday, maintained that rather than continue to…
Youth activist asks Akume to give account of his stewardship
A people Democratic Party (PDP) Youth activist, Raymond Nago has challenged Senator George Akume to give account of his three terms stewardship at the senate to his constituents rather than delving into other people's affairs.
Groups urge Benue senators to support anti-open grazing law
Three socio-cultural groups in Benue State have implored their representatives in the National Assembly support the anti-open grazing law. They urged senators George Akume, David Mark and Barnabas Gemade, and other members in the House of Representatives to ensure the enforcement of the law. According to the groups, the Anti Open Grazing and Ranches establishment…
Governor Ortom’s return to PDP stokes acceptability challenges
Benue State governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, began another historic journey in his political career last Wednesday. It was on that day that he damned all ‘consequences’ and retreated to the current major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governors, North Central leaders urge Buhari to run in 2019
Governors and some political leaders from the North central geo-political zone have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election during the 2019 general elections.
Senate debates ways to curb economic recession
The Senate has begun debate on how to rescue the nation from the current economic recession.