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|Politics / BREAKING: Governor Ortom's Aide Assassinated by BenueBlog(f): 9:25am On May 20, 2016|
Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom on Security Matters, Mr Denen Igbana has been killed.
According to a text message being circulated amongst his colleagues, Mr Igbana was shot by unknown gunmen at his residence in the early hours of Friday at about 12:30am and was rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital where he died.
|Crime / Lady Murdered And Dumped In Adikpo In Benue State (Graphic Photos) by BenueBlog(f): 9:53am On May 19, 2016|
Residents of Adikpo in Kwande local government area of Benue State were left in shock Tuesday morning when the body of a young lady, in her early 20s was found along Vandeikya junction, close to Zande lodge.
According to eye witnesses, the body had stab wounds around the neck which may have led to her death, however it was unclear whether she was killed at that spot or killed elsewhere and dumped there.
Others who knew the lady, but would not disclose her identity, said she was a very peaceful girl who was respectful and friendly with everyone and wondered why anyone will hurt her.
As at press time, the police was yet to make an official statement about the incident.
|Autos / (GRAPHIC) Truck Crushes Mercedes Benz, Driver In Benue by BenueBlog(f): 12:19pm On May 15, 2016|
This accident occurred about 5pm yesterday along Gboko – Makurdi Road at Nyambee in Tarka local government area, Benue State.
A truck collided head-on with a Mercedes Benz, killing the driver of the Benz instantly.
The Benz was mutilated so much that passers-by had to rip out parts of the car to retrieve the body of the driver.
|Crime / (PHOTOS) Again, Four Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Benue by BenueBlog(f): 9:24am On May 14, 2016|
No fewer than four people have been reported killed last night when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a village near Agwabi in Binev council ward of Buruku Local Government Area, Benue State.
According to sources, the residents of the community had repelled an attack the previous day, but the armed herdsmen reinforced and attacked again.
It was also alledged that security agents drafted to protect the area which has suffered inccesant attacks by Fulani herdsmen, were taking their bath while yesterday’s attack lasted unabated.
Meanwhile, most of the communities in the area which lies between rivers Logo and Buruku have been deserted for fear of imminent attacks.
“For instance, in Nenzev Ward in Logo, 23 out of the 48 communities in the ward have been sacked or deserted for fear of attacks”. Our source revealed.
Efforts to contact the Benue state police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu proved abortive as his phone line wasn’t going through.
|Autos / In Benue: Car Conveying Wedding Gifts Mysteriously Bursts Into Flames (PHOTOS) by BenueBlog(f): 9:25pm On Apr 30, 2016|
There was confusion today in Makurdi, Benue State as a station wagon car carrying wedding gifts suddenly bursted into flames.
The car mysteriously caught fire just behind the fence of the Benue State University Medical School shortly after leaving the wedding reception held at a staff club situated within the institution.
Both the car and gifts burnt to ashes however there were no human casualties.
As at press time, there was no known cause of the inferno.
|Crime / (GRAPHIC) In Benue: Man Dies After Getting Burnt By Fire From His Own Cigarette by BenueBlog(f): 8:20pm On Apr 30, 2016|
A young man simply known as Awilo yesterday lost his life in a fire incident in Adeka area of Gboko Local Government in Benue State.
According to eye witnesses, Awilo had spent the evening taking street drugs like tramadol, alcohol and smoking cigarettes with friends before retiring for the night.
Before he finally fell asleep, he lighted up a cigarette but could not finish it, dropping the stump carelessly on the floor.
While he slept, the unfinished cigarette set the room on fire with him inside.
" the whole room got burn including the guy and the whole apartment." said an eye witnesses.
It was gathered that the victim was rushed in the Hospital but could not survive the severity of the burns.
|Politics / (PHOTOS) Rep Made Wheelbarrow Pushers Association Grand Patron In Benue by BenueBlog(f): 11:03am On Apr 10, 2016|
Member Representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency, Hon. John Dyegh was yesterday honored as Grand Patron of Wheel Barrow Pushers Association, Gboko Branch at the Association's Headquarters in Gboko local government area of Benue State.
Presenting the award to the Honourable Member, the chairman of the association, Comr. Dekera Afatu stated that the honour was in recognition of Hon. Dyegh's immense contributions to the development of Gboko-Tarka Federal Constituency.
Responding, Hon. Dyegh described the award as a great honour and promised to support the association as much as he could. He therefore donated 10 new wheelbarrows to boost their operations.
|Fashion / OMG! Benue Beauty Queen Shares Nude Photos On Social Media by BenueBlog(f): 6:14am On Mar 23, 2016|
Miss Idoma Culture 2015 (dethroned), Loveth Gowon has taken to her Instagram account with a release of nude pictures.
The erstwhile queen is not new to controversy. Just last month, she was dethroned by the organisers of Miss Idoma, Free Image Entertainment “due to gross misbehaviour and breach of agreement.”
She has since been stripped of all benefits accrued the crown and asked to return all properties of the brand which includes a Hyundai Accent vehicle.
See more here: http://benue.info/omg-dethroned-miss-idoma-releases-nude-photos/
|Health / In Benue, Woman Delivers 6 Still-Born Babies (Graphic Pic) by BenueBlog(f): 4:05am On Mar 17, 2016|
According to a witness, wife of a former vigilante group leader delivered six still born babies at a private clinic yesterday in Tse-Agberagba, Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. The pregnancy was about four months old.
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|Travel / Viewer Discretion: Fatal Accident Leaves Passengers Burnt Beyond Recognition by BenueBlog(f): 5:46pm On Jan 24, 2016|
Today marked a black Sunday at Garaku, before Mandara, along Abuja-Akwanga road in Nasarawa State where two toyota cars had a head-on collision.
The first vehicle was reported to be carrying a woman and her children while the second was driven by a man.
According to a witness, all the passengers of the two vehicles persisted as they were burnt beyond recognition.
|Politics / Breaking: Court Sacks Former Senate President, David Mark. Orders Fresh Election by BenueBlog(f): 12:24pm On Nov 28, 2015|
The appeal court has today nullified the victory of Former Senate President, David Mark over APC candidate, Comrade Daniel Onjeh in this year’s Benue-South senatorial election, and ordered for fresh polls.
We’ll bring you details shortly…
|Travel / Graphic Photo: Collision Of Motorcycles Claim Two In Benue by BenueBlog(f): 4:14pm On Oct 04, 2015|
GRAPHIC PHOTO: COLLISION OF MOTORCYCLES CLAIM TWO IN BENUE
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A commercial motorcycle (Okada) rider and a business woman met their end yesterday in accident involving two motorcycles.
The sad incident took place around 4.30pm at Akwete, along Otukpo-Utonkon road in Otukpo local government of Benue State.
BENUE.COM.NG gathered that the okada rider was carrying two passengers from Ojije market to Otukpo when his front tire busted. He then lost control and collided with another motorcycle that was coming in the opposite direction.
The Okada rider from Utonkon died on the spot while one of the passengers, an Igbo business woman died later around 3am this morning at Otukpo General Hospital where she had been rushed to.
The other injured persons were also taken to the hospital for treatment.
|Crime / Graphic Photos: Okada Thief Has Ghastly Accident While Trying To Escape by BenueBlog(f): 1:54pm On Oct 02, 2015|
Graphic Photos: Okada thief has ghastly accident while trying to escape, still beaten to pulp
It was a case of double tragedy yesterday (independence day) along Abu King Shuluwa road, Makurdi when a thief was involved in an accident while trying to escape after stealing a motorcycle and at the same time, was given the beating of his life.
BENUE.COM.NG gathered that the thief had approached an unsuspecting commercial motorcycle (okada) rider to take him to Tse-Ayihe, a suburb on the outskirts of Makurdi.
On reaching the place, he forcefully snatched the motorcycle and tried to run away, but the okada rider raised alarm and his colleagues who were nearby started chasing after the thief.
As the thief was running on top speed, he crashed into speed bumps and was badly injured, but that didn’t prevent the mob from beaten him to pulp before someone informed the police who came and whisk him away their station.
|Health / Tragedy! Boy Electrocuted To Death In Benue (PHOTOS) by BenueBlog(f): 11:25pm On Sep 24, 2015|
A teenage boy (names withheld) was today electrocuted to death in Otukpo, Benue State.
BENUE.COM.NG gathered that the sad incident occurred at about 7.30am around Vanapo Hotel, in the ancient town. As the victim and two others were riding on a motorcycle to an Abattoir, they got stuck in a small collection of water on the road, close to an electric pole that was poorly insulated. The victim then fell off the bike into the water and was immediately shocked to death while the other two escaped unharmed.
The survivors then alerted neighbours who informed the police and with help from the Power Holding Company, were able to collect the remains of the electrocuted teenager to the mortuary.
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|Politics / Benue: Gov Ortom Emerges Victorious As Tribunal Strikes Out Tarzoor’s Petition by BenueBlog(f): 4:44pm On Sep 21, 2015|
The governorship election petition tribunal in Benue State has struck out the petition brought before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last general elections, Terhemen Tarzoor.
Tarzoor had approached the tribunal challenging the eligibility of Ortom to contest the 11 April, 2015 Governorship polls in the state and is praying the tribunal to declare Ortom’s votes invalid and return him as winner of the polls.
Delivering the judgement today, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Elizabeth Karatu ruled that on whatever condition, Ortom was qualified to contest.
That the petitioner had failed to provide evidence to the petition including PDP membership register which could have shown that Ortom was still in PDP as at when he contested the elections, therefore Ortom was qualified by Sec 138 (1a) of the constitution.
The petition was hereby struck out, and dismissed and Ortom’s Certificate of Return restored.
|Politics / Benue Assembly Summons Blogger Over Revealing Publication by BenueBlog(f): 6:57am On Sep 19, 2015|
Benue State House of Assembly has summoned Ati Terkula, owner and publisher of atiterkula.wordpress.com, over a publication on his site ( https://atiterkula.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/okpokwu-local-government-crisis-the-untold-story ) that revealed alleged corruption involving the Assembly Deputy Speaker, Hon James Okefe and an aide to state Governor, Samuel Ortom.
The publication which broke on the Benue blogosphere alleged that Hon Okefe and the Special Adviser to Governor Ortom On Ethics and Value Re-orientation were conniving to demand for a share of the allocation to Okpokwu Local Government from the Chairman, Barr Chris Idu.
The blogger was therefore summoned to appear before the House next week Tuesday 22nd September 2015 along side the Local Government Chairman in question “to throw more light on the allegations” which the house already adjudged to have emanated from the Chairman.
Following the development, several people have reacted with many questioning why the Assembly have excluded the Deputy Speaker in its investigation.
David Tyona said ” these Assembly members are jokers. They invited a blogger to do what? They want to cover the tracts of the Deputy Speaker abi?
Terver Uza said “Like seriously? No more laws or policies to pass and implement? They seem to be pushing their luck too far. I see some schooling next week.”
Linus Ojechema said “Yet he (Hon. Okefe) wants to be a judge in his own cause? The charges levied are weighty. Ordinary they should go to the an executive investigation committee of the state government and not to his colleagues in the House of Assembly. It is beyond calling the Chairman to the State House of Assembly so that he could use that cover to achieve his aim. It is for the people of Benue to judge.”
It remains to be seen how this unfolds as recent events have shown dictatorial tendencies for the Assembly to shield themselves from negative media attention. Recall that just a few months ago, Channels Television’s correspondent, Pius Angbo was reportedly ordered out from the Benue State Assembly chamber by the Speaker, Hon Terkimbi Ikyange.
According to channels, the ban order was not unconnected to an earlier report showing a free for all fight the Benue lawmakers resorted to during a plenary over the House leadership.
Even after apologising to the national TV giant, question marks remain over their ability to tolerate media reports that are not palatable to their political course as shown in this latest incident.
|Crime / Daylight Robbery In Makurdi, Residents Terrified (Photos) by BenueBlog(f): 9:01am On Sep 15, 2015|
Residents of Makurdi, the Benue state capital were left in shock yesterday , when armed robbers stormed the town in broad daylight.
At about 2:50pm, a gang of about five robbers who used a Toyota Camry Sedan (pictured below) snatched a bag containing a huge sum of money belonging of a first bank customer, in north bank area of the town. As they made away with the cash, Policemen stationed at Balcony Parks and Gardens got a tip-off by Okada riders and intercepted them along Otukpo road.
After a serious gun battle, two members of the gang were arrested while three escaped, and over N2 million recovered from them. The arrested suspects were then taken to the state police headquarters.
In another incident, at about 5:40am today, gunshots were heard in the area opposite the College of Health Sciences. A lady was also heard pleading and crying.
As residents came out, they discovered an emotionally traumatised lady who had just been robbed of her belongings while returning home after studying overnight in school.
The area is dominated by Benue State University students and is a soft target for armed robbers who use motorcycles to hunt down unsuspecting victims, mostly females.
This calls for increased surveillance by security personnel to protect the lives and property of Makurdi residents who are no doubt terrified by these occurrences.
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|Politics / Revealed? Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees From Benue by BenueBlog(f): 8:48am On Sep 15, 2015|
As the nation awaits the unveiling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees, which he has repeatedly promised to constitute before the end of this month, palpable anxiety, lobbying, desperation and intrigues have seized the entire political scene.
Already, it has been reported that the President has sent a total of 36 names to the Department of State Services, DSS for screening and whilst the identities of the nominees are top secret, we will look at some notable personalities from Benue State who are likely have been nominated.
1. Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh
Chief Audu Ogbeh’s 39-year old political career has seen him rise through the ranks from state assembly member in 1979 to being minister and culminating as chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from 2001 to 2005.
Ever since leaving the PDP, the Otukpo-born politician has been an Elder statesman in the All Progressives Congress, APC and also a close confident of President Buhari.
With the President’s custom of appointing his close friends, it won’t be surprising to see Chief Ogbeh’s name on the list of ministerial nominees.
2. Professor Torkuma Steve Ugbah
Prof Ugbah appeared on the political scene after spending over 30 years in the US when he vied for the Benue Governorship seat in 2011 against former Governor Gabriel Suswam. Although he lost, the professor of marketing has retained his close ties with Senator George Akume who happens to be the biggest power broker in Benue State in the last 10 years.
Also in the last gubernatorial elections, Prof Ugbah served as the Director General of Governor Ortom’s campaign organisation. He had contested the primaries alongside Governor Ortom and even though he disputed the outcome initially, he later worked to ensure the victory of the APC candidate at the polls. He remains favourite to clinch the ministerial slot for Benue State.
3. Dr Mathaias Oyigeya
Dr. Oyigeya, a psychiatrist by training was the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi during which his outstanding performance brought him to limelight.
After his tenure as Medical Director, he contested for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP but lost to anointed one, Prince Terhemen Tarzoor as did Governor Samuel Ortom. He then switched to the APC before the governorship election and helped close the gap between the two parties in Benue South Senatorial zone which contributed in ensuring victory for the APC.
4. Chief Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, SAN
This might surprise many, but the former Minister of Justice under late President Umaru Yar’Adua is a die hard politician.
Chief Aondoakaa announced his departure from the PDP early this year to focus on private practice and business but he has been winning and dinning with the kith and kin of APC.
The 53 year old was part of the Benue delegation that visited the president shortly after his victory at the polls and is rumoured to have contributed significantly financially in the gubernatorial elections in Benue State.
5. Rt Hon Emmanuel Jime
A former Speaker of the BNSHA (1992 – 1993) and a former House of Reps Member (2007 – 2015), Hon Emmanuel Jime has been around for a while. He unsuccessfully contested the botched governorship primaries of the APC in Benue State and after a short legal battle, agreed to sheath his sword and withdraw his case against Governor Ortom.
Even though he claimed that he withdrew the case out of his volition, it is rumoured that the intervention of President Buhari into the matter may have included some offers on the table, one of which may have been a ministerial appointment.
|Education / BSU College Of Health Sciences Gets Full Accreditation After 12 Years by BenueBlog(f): 8:24am On Sep 15, 2015|
After 12 years of existence, the Benue State University College of Health Sciences can now graduate it’s first set of Doctors after securing full clinical accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN.
The news was disclosed by Governor Samuel Ortom at a two-day executive retreat holding at New Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
It will be recalled that the state government secured a loan of N10bn, part of which was meant for the purchase of medical equipments and others requirements in order to secure accreditation of the BSU College of Benue Science.
It is common knowledge that students of the college have spent 12 years for a course that was meant to last for just 6 years.
Ortom also expressed hope that the state school of Nursing and midwifery will also regain it’s accreditation status which was lost three years ago.
|Fashion / Omg! Face Of Idoma 2014 Suspended, Car Seized by BenueBlog(f): 6:18pm On Sep 06, 2015|
Face of Idoma 2014, Miss Joy Onazi (Pictured in yellow) has been suspended indefinitely and star price, a Hyundai Accent 2014 model withdrawn from her.
This was decided last week at a meeting held by the organisers, Agila Carnival, in Makurdi.
According to an anonymous source who spoke with BENUE.COM.NG, Miss Onazi, a theatre art student at Benue State University, was suspended for failing to abide by the code of conduct stipulated by the organisation.
“She was suspended because she doesn’t follow the codes and conducts set for her by the organization. Plus she has not been able to meet up to the standards expected of her as a queen”.
All efforts to reach the embattled queen proved abortive as calls to her didn’t go through.
Face of Idoma is a annual beauty pageant organized by Agila Carnival.
|Politics / Benue Govt To Use N75.8 Million For Renovation Of Governor’s Lodge by BenueBlog(f): 8:14pm On Sep 03, 2015|
The Benue state Executive Council (EXCO) arising from its meeting today, approved the sum of N75.8 million Naira for the renovation of the Governor’s Lodge in Makurdi.
This was disclosed at the 4th media briefing by the Comissioner for Information, Ode Agih after the EXCO meeting in Makurdi.
Mr Agih said it had become necessary to renovate the lodge in order to make it habitable for the Governor to occupy and put an end to his continuous stay at his private residence.
He said the EXCO also approved of an 11-man committee to prepare grounds for hosting of prominent sons and daughters of the state, as well as were mandated to organise for a special honour in respect of Rev. Fr. Moses Orshio Adasu, the second civilian Governor of Benue State.
|Politics / Photos: Lagos-bound Benue Links Collides With Toyota Camry by BenueBlog(f): 5:47pm On Sep 03, 2015|
A Benue links bus number LV975 travelling to Lagos, was this morning involved in a ghastly accident along Otukpa – Enugu road, around Obolo-afor.
The bus collided with a black Toyota Camry Sedan with few survivors reported. FRSC officials were seen evacuating bodies from the accident spot as other injured passengers were being conveyed to the nearest health facility.
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|Car Talk / Okada-Man, Student Crushed By Trailer In Benue (Graphic Photos) by BenueBlog(f): 5:30pm On Sep 03, 2015|
GRAPHIC PHOTOS: OKADA MAN, STUDENT CRUSHED BY TRAILER IN MAKURDI
A motorcycle rider also known as Okada and a student were crushed to death this morning by a trailer along University of Agriculture road, North Bank, Makurdi.
According to eyewitnesses, as the motorcycle tried to overtake the trailer, the latter lost control and crushed the okada man and a female passenger, later found to be an accounting student of the College of Advance and Professional Studies (CAPS) Makurdi.
Both died on the spot with their brains scattered on the roadside as people gathered.
|Politics / Mwuese Mnyim Helps Husband On The Farm (Photos) by BenueBlog(f): 12:44pm On Aug 30, 2015|
Benue’s youngest commissioner, Barr Mrs Mwuese Mnyim has demonstrated her down to earth nature as she was pictured working on the farm.
The pictures which were shared by her grateful husband showed the Commissioner for women affairs and social development, getting down to her domestic responsibilities despite her new status and tight schedule.
This sure is an example to all women and has demonstrated the new approach to governance as canvassed by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who has constantly reminded government appointees to shun flamboyant lifestyle and all tendencies to amass wealth.
Barr Mwuese Mnyim is just 31 years. Until her appointment, she was a lecturer with the Faculty of Law, Benue State University, Makurdi.
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|Politics / Breaking: BSU Medical Students Besiege Vc’s Office With Coffin Of Dead Colleague by BenueBlog(f): 8:13am On Jul 25, 2015|
Medical Students in Benue State University, Makurdi have deposited the coffin of their dead colleague at the office of the vice chancellor in protest.
BENUE.COM.NG understands that their colleague, Idoko Nicholas Inalegwu died in an accident under controversial circumstances after receiving the news of his withdrawal from medical school after spending 10 years.
Idoko was withdrawn for failing a haphazardly organised resit exam that has bedevilled medical students in the institution over the years.
Speaking under anonymity in a telephone conversation, one of the students said they believe that Idoko took his own life because he couldn’t bear the news that his 10 years in medical was in vain.
“He had been talking about it, that he wish he died a painless death. The school have finished him. There is no where in the world that a medical student is withdrawn after spending 10 years.” He said.
Our source said the students had complained about the manner in which exams were conducted, where resit exams were prolonged for up to one whole year as against the stipulated six weeks, with no efforts to engage the students.
After spending 12 years without graduation, that many of the students in the medical school have become disillusioned, frustrated, depressed and some have attempted suicide due to the stagnation and irregularities but the school management was continuously adamant about the psychological effects of their long stay in medical school.
The students, after an altercation at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital mortuary, obtained the coffin of their dead colleague marched to the VC’s office, vowing not to leave until their grievances with bother around the haphazard conduct of exams, manipulation of results, withdrawals and accreditation, are resolved.
All efforts to reach the vice chancellor for comments have been abortive.
|Music/Radio / SEE PHOTOS: Timaya Lookalike Making Waves In Benue by BenueBlog(f): 6:32pm On Jul 06, 2015|
By Blessing Adoga
One could easily mistake him for the “Egberi Papa 1″ of Bayelsa himself but this Timaya lookalike is a young sensation that is making waves and hopefully, has come to stay in the music industry.
Wearing the same hair do, sharing similar taste of fashion, same complexion and an eerie similarity in voice and musical genre, this guy sure knows how to cut it close!
He is Mustapha Abdulahi from Ohimini local government area of Benue State. With the state name Cigity, he has performed along side Tuface, Terry G and other big names in the Nigerian entertainment scene.
The 2008 Star Road quest winner also performed at the 2014 Nigerian Youth summit and Mark d’ball 2014, leaving the audience in awe.
Cigity who is signed to Star Trace Movement is a master of many languages. He speaks Idoma, Igala, Hausa and English language fluently.
This crooner is definitely one Act we should all watch out for this year.
|Politics / Farmers, Herdsmen Play Friendly Football Match In Benue by BenueBlog(f): 12:58pm On Jul 04, 2015|
Reconciliation efforts between Tiv farmers and Fulani herdsmen took another dimension in Gaambe-Tiev Community in Logo LGA of Benue state when a friendly football match was played between the two parties.
The match which held on the last Wednesday at NKST Primary School, Anyiin have been lauded by everyone including the state Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom.
Ortom in a press briefing with journalists yesterday commended the efforts of the community and called on others to emulate them.
"Last week, a peace meeting was held in Logo local government, and after, there was a novelty football match that was played by farmers and herdsmen."
"They all resolved that no more fighting, no more killing, they will work together. This is the kind of thing we want to see in the new Benue". He said.
The governor expressed his desire to see warring parties tolerate each other and going about their businesses in peace and harmony.
"We must live and let live. It must be a win win approach that can save both parties. It is a war that no one would be victorious if we don't restrain ourselves."
"The Fulanis, the herders must appreciate that where they are coming to graze is among the farmers, and the farmers too must appreciate that these people must find ways of surviving. But he criminality that we have seen must be eliminated and it'll required the efforts of both the farmers and the herdsmen working together."
The Governor lately, have been moving round the state, holding meetings with various stakeholders to bring a peaceful long-lasting solution to the security crisis that has plagued the state in recent times.
|Politics / PHOTOS: Benue Assembly Lawmakers Fight Dirty Over Defection, House Leadership by BenueBlog(f): 7:40pm On Jun 23, 2015|
Lawmakers at the Benue State House of Assembly clashed on Tuesday following a letter addressed to the Speaker by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to appoint majority leader for the Assembly.
The APC and the Peoples Democratic Party’s free for all fight at plenary started when the Speaker of the Benue Assembly, Mr Terkimbi Kyange, read the APC’s letter in which it claimed majority after a lawmaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected into its fold, which gave it a marginal lead over the PDP.
The lawmaker in the eye of the storm, Mr Nick Eworo, hinged his defection on his expulsion from the PDP at the local government level.
The APC thereby appointed the member representing Makurdi South State Constituency, Mr. Benjamin Adanyi, as Majority Leader; Nick Eworo, representing Obi State Constituency as Deputy Majority Leader while the member representing, Vandeikya, Titus Uba, as Chief Whip of the House.
The PDP lawmakers quickly arrested the reading of the letter via a motion to declare the seat of Mr Eworo vacant in line with Section 190 of the 1999 constitution.
Points of order for and against the motion of the PDP lawmakers to declare Mr Eworo’s seat vacant flew from all directions.
Mr Kyange then overruled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers’ motion, declining the request to declare the said member’s seat vacant.
The APC-PDP clash soon degenerated into a free for all physical combat and fighting, while some female lawmakers scampered for safety after heated argument with other colleagues.
The Sergeant At-Arm quickly removed the mace while fighting was going on.
However, a legislator, Tema Kester, on behalf of the PDP lawmakers vowed to resist the move which they described as a rape on the constitution.
The Speaker adjourned sitting till Thursday.
|Politics / BREAKING: Ortom Submits List Of 13 Commissioner Nominees To Assembly by BenueBlog(f): 7:10pm On Jun 23, 2015|
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today forwarded a list of 13 commissioner nominees to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as members of the state executive council.
The letter signed by Mr Targema Takema, Secretary to the State Government, sent to the Speaker of the House disclosed the list as follows:
1. Barrister Michael Gusa, Gwer
2. Professor Dennis Ityavyar, Vandeikya
3. Dr Tersoo Kpelai, Ukum
4. Mr James Anbua, Logo
5. Engr. Nicholas Wende, Kwande
6. Barrister Mrs Mwuese Mnyim,
7. Engr Emmanuel Manger, Tarka
8. Hon Sekav Iortyom, Buruku
9. Barrister John Otokpa Onoja, Ado
10. Dr Mrs Cecilia Ojobo, Okpokwu
11. Mr Lawrence Ekpo Onoja Jr, Ohimini
12. Mr David Olofu, Apa
13. Mr Ode Agih, Obi
|Romance / “lesbian” Photo Of Benue Girls Causes Social Media Uproar by BenueBlog(f): 8:52pm On Jun 08, 2015|
What started out as an innocent birthday wish to a dear friend quickly degenerated into a free for all.
One Wueseter posted birthday wishes to her supposedly close friend, Yanfa with a awkward picture of them touching their tongues with each other in a manner that suggested a little more than the friends intended.
This pix says it all. “How much i love you, How much you mean to me, How precious you are to me”. You have been a very good sister and friend to me. Been with me in and out, front and back. One this special day of yours i pray God to bless and grant you all your heart desires. Keep you real as always and forever beautiful. My Love for you is real baby girl”
While some simply commented “Happy Birthday “, most people found it disgusting. Here are some of the comments…
Igomu Adams commented:
wait wait waaaaaiiiiiittttttt!!!! wer u guyz lik tongue to tongue in dis pix?
Kersha Atu commented:
Girls are terrible these days…
Wanter Tor-Uja commented:
I’m one of the most liberal people on the planet…. and this picture irritates me. It’s in very poor taste my dear. Granted all things are lawful, but not all things are expedient.
Sam Ijoho commented:
Is this really necessary..?
If you have a ‘reasonable’ sense of humour, you would know that the society we live in, is in serious war with ‘morality’, decadence and as such should understand better than to post a picture of such controversial disposition.. Unless of course, YOU POSTED EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEANT.
What do you think, is it ok?
|Crime / BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Kill PDP Youth Leader In Benue (viewer Discretion) by BenueBlog(f): 10:13am On Jun 01, 2015|
The PDP youth leader of Ushongo LGA, Prince Ternenge Gbuuga, was murdered by unknown gunmen in the early hours of today.
Benue in recent times have witnessed series of incessant killings. Just a few weeks ago, unknown gunmen killed a young man in Gboko LGA.
There's yet to be an official police statement on this latest incident.
Meanwhile the newly inaugurated Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom has declared amnesty to illegal arms possessors, requesting them to hand in their weapons and seek alternative legitimate means of livelihood.
|Crime / Breaking News: Benue Rep-elect, Hon Orker Jev’s Kidnapped Mother Released by BenueBlog(f): 9:59am On May 24, 2015|
The mother of Hon Orker Jev, the Representative-elect for Buruku Federal Constituency has been released.
Mama Mwuese was kidnapped on gunpoint by unknown gunmen a few days ago at Tombo Mbaya village of Buruku LGA.
Announcing the good news this morning on his Facebook account, Hon Jev said he was called by a friend who broke the news to him.
“A friend called this morning to inform me that my mother was dropped and found wandering in a village in Katsina Ala Local Government Area. She is said to be disoriented but in stable health condition. A team is heading there to convey her back.”
He therefore thanked the public for their fervent prayers for the safe return of his mother.
“I, on behalf of my family convey our deepest appreciation for the concerns and touching prayers offered for her safe return.”
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