24 Mar 2021
On April 18, 2018 I wrote a column in this paper on Governor Ortom’s little Davids. The piece in question was provoked by the governor’s deep-rooted belief in the spiritual...
13 Oct 2020
Leading traditional rulers under the auspices of the Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (AOCTRON) met in Abuja to discuss the state of the association and resolved to restructure and reposition the organization for greater effectiveness in the achievement of its set aims and objectives. They reconstituted the ten-member Board of Trustees with His…
10 Jan 2020
The Tiv Area Traditional Council has summoned the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, to appear before it over his alleged uncomplimentary and derogatory remarks
3 Jan 2020
The Konshisha Area Traditional Council yesterday described the attack on Tor Tiv by a serving minister as unwarranted, sacrilegious and unacceptable.
31 Mar 2019
Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) at its 26th convocation ceremony held at the weekend, graduated 4, 117 students with 11 in first class category.
20 Jan 2019
His Royal Majesty, Orcivirigh Professor James Ortese Ayatse, Tor Tiv V, a professor of Biochemistry, has said that the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu...
18 Apr 2018
Poor Samuel Ortom. Still there is no respite for this beleaguered governor of the embattled Benue State. Sitting perilously in the eye of the storm, or much worse, on the horns of a dilemma...
4 Feb 2018
The paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Professor James Ayatse, has described as barbaric and uncalled for the killing of seven travellers in Gboko town by a suspected mob, saying the action did not have the people’s mandate. The Tor Tiv, who was attending the meeting of the National Council of…
13 Jan 2018
Thank you very much for the visit at this time when my domain has been invaded by strange armed herdsmen, killing innocent people, destroying farmlands of our people and burning down their houses.
13 Sep 2017
The monarch, who is the chairman of Benue Council of Chiefs, gave the warning when he led traditional rulers to present relief materials to a camp at the New Makurdi International Market.
13 May 2017
James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv and Chairman, Benue Council of Chiefs, has said that cattle ranching was the only solution to the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
5 Mar 2017
From the National Assembly comes a promise of legislative antidote to the deadly and perennial attacks by herdsmen on farming communities in the country.