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IGP orders full investigation into attack on Benue gov, Ortom

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Orton was reportedly attacked on Saturday
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IGP Directs Benue CP To Boost Security Around Ortom And Across State

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in Benue to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the state, particularly around the governor. Adamu’s directive followed Saturday’s attack on Governor Samuel Ortom while he was at his farm on the outskirts of Makurdi, the state capital. In … Continue reading IGP Directs Benue CP To Boost Security Around Ortom And Across State Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Governor Ortom’s Convoy In Benue

  Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Channels Television gathered that the incident happened on Saturday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state. Briefing journalists, Ortom, who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of the attackers trailed … Continue reading BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Governor Ortom’s Convoy In Benue Read Full Story

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Troops arrest two suspects over Benue communal clash

TROOPS of the Operation Whirl Stroke have reportedly arrested two persons in connection with recent communal clash at three communities in Mbalom council ward in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State. The three communities that took arms against themselves were; Tse Hundu, Tse Yanre and Tse Aku all in Mbalom Council Ward...

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Unknown Assailants Kill Wife Of Ex-Benue Commissioner Of Police

  Unidentified persons have murdered Eunice Aghanya, the wife of retired commissioner of police, Ibezimako Aghanya, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Sources told Channels Television that Eunice Aghanya was killed at her residence behind Kismet Hotel, off David Mark Bye-Pass, Makurdi, by the assailants who were suspected to have trailed her home. It was … Continue reading Unknown Assailants Kill Wife Of Ex-Benue Commissioner Of Police Read Full Story

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NRFF President urges women to play bigger role in rugby

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 10, 2021)March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day and rugby unions and organizations in Africa are taking the opportunity to rightly celebrate the positive impact of women in sport and development. To commemorate International Women’s Day in Nigeria, club and community coaches organized training games in Delta, Benin, Abia, Benue, Ogun and Lagos states. NRFF President Kelechukwu Mbagwu instructed the Women’s Rugby Development Committee to make every effort to engage more women and girls in rugby “Today is International Women’s Day. We #ChoosetoChallenge gender stereotypes and our partnerships are committed to providing equitable spaces for women to reach their full potential. Nigeria has a population of over 200 million and, if properly harnessed, can be a driving force for women’s rugby in Africa. We are playing our part in the NRFF because we have obtained the readmission of our national women’s team to the African rugby competitions. We hope to see […]

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Kwara, Ondo, Benue Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

  The distribution of doses of COVID-19 vaccines continues across the country as Kwara, Ondo, and Benue State took delivery of the vaccines on Tuesday evening. The Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Primary Health Services, Nusirat Elelu took delivery of the vaccines on behalf of the state government. He assured that the front-line health … Continue reading Kwara, Ondo, Benue Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Read Full Story

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We’ll rather die in IDPs camps with our children than surrender our land to herdsmen – Benue displaced farmers

By Peter Duru They are women who have seen it all in life. They are within the age bracket of 73 and 90 years. An encounter with these group of women who have spent the last three years in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camps that dot the landscape of Benue state was quite revealing. Without
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Farmers, investors decry illegal levies, multiple taxation in Benue markets

By Peter Duru, Makurdi The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers have decried cases of illegal levies and multiple taxation in Benue markets warning that the development is scaring away genuine business men and potential investors from the state. The association offered to collaborate with Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, to check the
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Benue begins relocation of about 20,000 IDPs

…begs FG to pay attention to IDPs plight By Peter Duru, Makurdi Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, weekend commenced the relocation of close to 20,000 Internally Displaced Person, IDPs, from unpalatable locations in Makurdi town, Daudu and Uikpam in Guma Local Government Area, LGA. It also called on the federal government to pay greater
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R.E.V.E.A.L.E.D: Helicopter drops arms for bandits in Benue, Taraba, Borno, ACF alleges

…urges FG to ban flight over Benue, Taraba, Borno By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has appealed to the Federal Government to extend its “no fly zone” order on other states with security challenges like Zamfara. ACF congratulated the people and government of Zamfara state on the safe release of the kidnapped school
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Insecurity: Extend flight ban to Benue, Taraba, Borno, ACF tells Buhari

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The pan-Northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to declare parts of the country ravaged by bandits and insurgents “a no flying zone” as done in Zamfara State. The President, following the kidnap and subsequent release of the 279 students of […] Read Full Story

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Angry Mob Stripped Man Naked, Disgraced For Allegedly Stealing Chicken In Benue

A 20-year-old man identified as Ternenge Ayankaa Lab was stripped naked and publicly disgraced after he was accused of stealing chicken in Benue state. The incident happened at Ugyie community...

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Tuesday Update: Vaccine Arrival & Fuel Queues In Abuja

Good morning, We are leading with the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria, the emergence of fuel queues in the nation’s capital and how the Benue State government is managing herdsmen. The Vaccines are here All things being equal, almost four million doses of COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria today. The vaccines, supplied … Continue reading Tuesday Update: Vaccine Arrival & Fuel Queues In Abuja Read Full Story

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I have the capability to govern Benue — Atorough

Mr Julius Atorough, a governorship aspirant in Benue, said he is capable of governing the state, stating that he would justify the confidence his people reposed in him if given the mandate to govern the state in 2023. Atorough stated this on Saturday at Amua at an occasion to honour him. The News Agency of
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Benue closes school as 5 students suffer strange ailment

By Peter Duru Benue State Government has directed the immediate shutdown of Vaatia College, a Makurdi- based boarding Secondary School, following the outbreak of a strange disease in the institution. The directive came after five students of the school came down with the ailment and were hospitalized in public and private hospitals in Makurdi. Commissioner
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Nigerian Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) Vice President; Grace Iyorhe has been appointed into Rugby Africa Women's Rugby Advisory Sub Committee

Nigerian Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) Vice President; Grace Iyorhe has been appointed into Rugby Africa Women's Rugby Advisory Sub CommitteeIn a letter dated 19th January 2021 by Chairwoman, Africa Rugby Advisory Committee states; ''Following the agreement of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee, the Chairwoman of the Sub Committee, Leadership Training & Conferences, Ms. Regina Hellen Lunyolo, is pleased and honoured to inform you of your official appointment as a member of the same Sub Committee. Your involvement in Rugby and the passion you show for your sector and the function you occupy in the great and diverse field of rugby are now rewarded and you fully deserve this new distinction'' – Paula Lanco (Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee Chairwoman). Grace Iyorhe is a lover and a great enthusiast of Rugby. In the year 2012, she developed strong interest in Rugby and partook in Medical and Coaching courses in which she obtained relevant certificates. In the year 2017, she was selected by the National Association of Women in Sports (NAWiS) as […]

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