Benue State News Today

Benue is a state of Nigeria, situated in the south-east of the country. By the area the state is on the 11 place and by the number of citizens – on the 9. There are almost five million people living in the state. The capital of the state is Makurdi.

The state was founded in 1976, near the cognominal river.

As most other states of Nigeria, Benue is inhabited by people of different tribes, who lived near the river for a long time. Each of those tribes has rich and impressive history and culture. The biggest number of people in the state is those representing Tiv ethnic group. So, the most widespread language in the state is supposed Tiv language, although the official language in English.

According to Benue newspaper update, the cultural heritage of the state is impressive, it attracts many tourists who want to visit the region and see some museums, where are represented different historical clothes, implements and so on. Also, it is very popular in the state to carry out different festivals, where people can see traditional dances and listen to ethnic songs and music of various tribes.

The authorities of the state realised the huge tourist potential of the state, and now they are actively working to attract more tourists in future. Benue latest news shows that they are opening different places of interest and some historical places, as well as, improve and develop recreation sector of the state. In the near future, they are going to open more hotels, hostels in the region and improve the liaison.

Benue news informs that the state is one of the youngest ones, but still, it is already a thriving agricultural and farming leader of the country. Natural settings in the state are very good, they are perfect for the cultivation of main agronomic crops.

Also, the live stock breeding is developed in the state.

Makurdi, the capital of the Benue state, is a city which is quite older than the whole state. It was founded almost fifty years before the creation of the state. The population of the town is almost 350 thousand people, most of them are rampant Catholics.

Makurdi is a cultural and economy centre of the whole state, all main financial and social institutions are places in the town.

Also Makurdi is a very important geographical point, as it is placed near the Benue river. There is a huge river port in the town, where many people arrive each day.

Also, there are its own airport, stadium, university, publishing house and many other important points in Makurdi.

Benue indigenes take over Enugu to protest against herdsmen killings, send strong message to Buhari (photo)

Benue indigenes take over Enugu to protest against herdsmen killings, send strong message to Buhari (photo)

Benue indigenes take over Enugu to protest against herdsmen killings, send strong message to Buhari (photo)
Benue crisis: Police confirm militia groups armed with AK-47 rifles

Benue crisis: Police confirm militia groups armed with AK-47 rifles

Despite the state govt's insistence that there are no armed militia groups in Benue, the Nigeria police have confirmed that armed militia groups exist in the state, adding that they are investigating the source of the firearms.

Benue crisis: Police confirm militia groups armed with AK-47 rifles
Miyetti Allah disowns gun-carrying herdsmen; says they do not belong to them

Miyetti Allah disowns gun-carrying herdsmen; says they do not belong to them

The national chairman of a Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo claimed that herdsmen didn't launch attack on Benue communities, saying any herder carrying AK47 rifle is not a Fulani man.

Miyetti Allah disowns gun-carrying herdsmen; says they do not belong to them
Just in: Pregnant woman reportedly killed in Ekiti, hours after Fayose’s peace meeting

Just in: Pregnant woman reportedly killed in Ekiti, hours after Fayose’s peace meeting

A woman, said to be a Tiv from Benue state, has been shot dead in a farm settlement at Orin community in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti state. Community sources claimed that the attack which took the life of the woman.

Just in: Pregnant woman reportedly killed in Ekiti, hours after Fayose’s peace meeting
Just in: Benue indigenes protest killing by suspected herdsmen in Abuja (photos)

Just in: Benue indigenes protest killing by suspected herdsmen in Abuja (photos)

Some indigenes of Benue state on Thursday January 18, stormed the Unity Fountain in Abuja to protest the on going carnage in the state. One of the protesters, said it is important for the world to see what has been happening.

Just in: Benue indigenes protest killing by suspected herdsmen in Abuja (photos)
Farmers/herdsmen crisis: Police warn politicians against divisive, inflammatory statements

Farmers/herdsmen crisis: Police warn politicians against divisive, inflammatory statements

The Nigeria police have accused some politicians of frustrating its efforts in tackling the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis in Benue and other parts of the country. The force said utterances by some politicians are worsening the crisis.

Farmers/herdsmen crisis: Police warn politicians against divisive, inflammatory statements
House of Representatives mandates NEMA to visit IDP camps with relief materials

House of Representatives mandates NEMA to visit IDP camps with relief materials

The House of Representatives has urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials to IDP camps in Awe, Azara, Keana and Rukubi in all Awe/Domain/Keana federal constituencies of Nasarawa state.

House of Representatives mandates NEMA to visit IDP camps with relief materials
Benue state reportedly planning to withdraw from Northern Governors Forum

Benue state reportedly planning to withdraw from Northern Governors Forum

Governor Samuel Ortom has reportedly thrown his weight behind the call for restricting of the nation.?his development came after leaders of the Ohaneze, Afenifere, Niger-Delta and the Middle Belt vowed to support them.

Benue state reportedly planning to withdraw from Northern Governors Forum
Analyst reveals what will determine President Buhari’s re-election success in 2019

Analyst reveals what will determine President Buhari’s re-election success in 2019

A member of the Lincolns’ Inn, London, Daniel Bwala, has stated that what will determine the success or failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid will be how he is able to handle the Benue crisis.

Analyst reveals what will determine President Buhari’s re-election success in 2019
Benue state indigenes mourn their dead with a candlelight procession

Benue state indigenes mourn their dead with a candlelight procession

The indigenes of Benue state have held a candlelight procession for those killed in recent attacks. The procession was carried out by friends, relatives and families. Ortom calls for the arrest of Miyetti Allah Kautal.

Benue state indigenes mourn their dead with a candlelight procession
Herdsmen attacks: 6 resolutions reached by Senate leadership

Herdsmen attacks: 6 resolutions reached by Senate leadership

Members of the Senate Leadership, led by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki visited the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock on Tuesday night, December 16 to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on their recommendations and resolutions.

Herdsmen attacks: 6 resolutions reached by Senate leadership
Dangote blames unemployment for attacks in Nigeria

Dangote blames unemployment for attacks in Nigeria

The president and chief executive of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote on Tuesday, January 16, spoke on the increasing attack in some parts of Nigeria while he attributed the attack to the unemployment rate in the country.

Dangote blames unemployment for attacks in Nigeria
Nigerian grandma believed to be the oldest woman in Benue state dies at 122

Nigerian grandma believed to be the oldest woman in Benue state dies at 122

Death has claimed the life of a Nigerian woman identified as Mama Ugbeyibo Ukwo Abutu (Nee Ukwo Ogbe) who died at the age of 122. According to reports, she was believed to the oldest woman in Benue state. Read more.

Nigerian grandma believed to be the oldest woman in Benue state dies at 122
Senators can’t confront Buhari on killings because of re-election - Shehu Sani

Senators can’t confront Buhari on killings because of re-election - Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, said some of his colleagues can’t confront President Muhammadu Buhari on the killings across the country because they want to be re-elected in the year 2019.

Senators can’t confront Buhari on killings because of re-election - Shehu Sani
Benue killings, fuel scarcity and 5 other things Saraki addressed in Senate’s 2018 resumption speech

Benue killings, fuel scarcity and 5 other things Saraki addressed in Senate’s 2018 resumption speech

On Tuesday, January 16, the 8th Senate resumed its plenary activities for the year 2018. Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki resumption speech among his colleagues caught the attention of everyone present at the plenary.

Benue killings, fuel scarcity and 5 other things Saraki addressed in Senate’s 2018 resumption speech
David Mark, others hail Senate's prompt intervention in Benue killings

David Mark, others hail Senate's prompt intervention in Benue killings

Mark who gave the commendation while contributing to the debate on the interim report of the committee submitted to the Senate on Tuesday, January 16, also lauded the Senator Ahmad Lawan-led committee for its prompt response.

David Mark, others hail Senate's prompt intervention in Benue killings
Benue killings: Buhari should declare nationwide state of emergency - Ekweremadu

Benue killings: Buhari should declare nationwide state of emergency - Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has urged President Muhamadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency nationwide to address the insecurity in the nation. Ekweremadu gave the advice during his contribution to plenary.

Benue killings: Buhari should declare nationwide state of emergency - Ekweremadu
Benue: PDP pays condolence visit over killings, donates relief materials

Benue: PDP pays condolence visit over killings, donates relief materials

A delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Yemi Akinwunmi, deputy national chairman, south, on Tuesday paid condolence visit to the government and people of Benue, over recent killing by alleged herdsmen.

Benue: PDP pays condolence visit over killings, donates relief materials
Just in: Senate gives police IG 14-day ultimatum to arrest perpetrators of Benue killings

Just in: Senate gives police IG 14-day ultimatum to arrest perpetrators of Benue killings

The Senate has given the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris 14 days ultimatum to arrest and investigate the perpetrators of Benue killings.This position was sequel to the consideration of a report of the Senate.

Just in: Senate gives police IG 14-day ultimatum to arrest perpetrators of Benue killings
How we can stop foreign invaders from Nigeria - David Mark tells Senators

How we can stop foreign invaders from Nigeria - David Mark tells Senators

Hours after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari with Governor Samuel Otrom of Benue state, former president of the Senate, David Mark, has alerted his colleagues at the upper legislative chamber that Nigeria is open to attacks.

How we can stop foreign invaders from Nigeria - David Mark tells Senators
Benue killing: Ortom warns against false alarm, inflammatory statements in Makurdi

Benue killing: Ortom warns against false alarm, inflammatory statements in Makurdi

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has warned those raising false alarm and making inflammatory statements regarding the security situation in Makurdi, the state capital, to desist from such acts or be arrested.

Benue killing: Ortom warns against false alarm, inflammatory statements in Makurdi
Accommodate your fellow countrymen, Buhari appeals to Ortom - Newspaper review

Accommodate your fellow countrymen, Buhari appeals to Ortom - Newspaper review

The headlines of the mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Tuesday, January 16, are focused on the herdsmen crisis in Benue state and President Muhammadu Buhari's recent meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom and Benue leaders.

Accommodate your fellow countrymen, Buhari appeals to Ortom - Newspaper review
House of Representatives reveal how FG can end herdsmen/farmers crisis in Nigeria

House of Representatives reveal how FG can end herdsmen/farmers crisis in Nigeria

Decrying that having these two groups on Nigerian is a terrible thing, Namdas said, the legislature will have to work with the executive to ensure that much is done to improve the security situation in Nigeria.

House of Representatives reveal how FG can end herdsmen/farmers crisis in Nigeria
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