Benue State News Today

Your PVC is your political power - Ortom tells Benue people

Ortom advises Benue people to register for PVC as INEC extends registration date

Ortom advises Benue people to register for PVC as INEC extends registration date
Benue govt has collected over N300bn from FG, it has no reason to owe workers - Lawmaker blows hot

Benue govt has collected over N300bn from FG, it has no reason to owe workers - Lawmaker blows hot

Benjamin Adanyi, former majority leader of the Benue House of Assembly, says the non-payment of salaries by the state government is 'surprising'. He said the state had collected more than N300bn from the federation account.

Benue govt has collected over N300bn from FG, it has no reason to owe workers - Lawmaker blows hot
More trouble for new Benue speaker as court stops him, principal officers from holding sittings

Trouble not over in Benue as court bars new speaker, 4 others from conducting sitting

A Makurdi high court, on Monday, August 13, restrained the new speaker of the Benue House of Assembly (BNHA), Titus Uba, and four others from conducting any sittings. The court also restrained four other principal officers.

Trouble not over in Benue as court bars new speaker, 4 others from conducting sitting
Ortom not forced out of APC over poor performance - Benue governor’s aide counters party chieftain

Benue former deputy governor under fire for claiming APC forced Ortom out because of his poor performance as governor

Governor Ortom's media aide has described the claim by the immediate past deputy governor of Benue state that the Benue governor was forced out of the APC on account of poor performance as a desperate attempt to seek relevance.

Benue former deputy governor under fire for claiming APC forced Ortom out because of his poor performance as governor
Abomination: Woman gets impregnated by son from first husband to save face in second marriage

Abomination: Woman gets impregnated by son from first husband to save face in second marriage

A woman in Benue state has been accused of sleeping with her biological son in order to have a child for her second husband. She was trying to save her marriage but ended up ruining it and committing an abominable act.

Abomination: Woman gets impregnated by son from first husband to save face in second marriage
Apologise for your scandalous statements in 7 days or face a N10bn lawsuit - Governor Ortom threatens Oshiomhole (FULL STATEMENT)

Apologise for your scandalous statements in 7 days or face a N10bn lawsuit - Governor Ortom threatens Oshiomhole (FULL STATEMENT)

Following a series of alleged scandal by the national chairman of the APC), Adams Oshimhole, against Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, the statement government has threatened the party head with a N10 billion lawsuit.

Apologise for your scandalous statements in 7 days or face a N10bn lawsuit - Governor Ortom threatens Oshiomhole (FULL STATEMENT)
Those plotting Saraki's downfall in the National Assembly are enemies of democracy - Ortom

Those plotting Saraki's downfall in the National Assembly are enemies of democracy - Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom made the declaration in a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Friday, August 10, as rumours of plots to impeach the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, gains ground.

Those plotting Saraki's downfall in the National Assembly are enemies of democracy - Ortom
Breaking: 9 people confirmed dead as gunmen invade Benue community

Breaking: 9 people confirmed dead as gunmen invade Benue community

Nine persons have been confirmed dead by the police after suspected gunmen attacked Tse Ujoh community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Alla local government area of Benue state in the early hours of Friday, August 10.

Breaking: 9 people confirmed dead as gunmen invade Benue community
Court summons EFCC for freezing accounts of Benue

Court summons EFCC for freezing accounts of Benue

The plaintiff also wants the court to determine among others: Whether by virtue of Sections 6, 7 and 38(1) of the EFCC Act 2004 or any other law, the EFCC or any other body has the power to investigate or inquire into the account.

Court summons EFCC for freezing accounts of Benue
Uncertainty in Benue as court prepares ruling in case between Governor Ortom, impeached speaker

Uncertainty in Benue as court prepares ruling in case between Governor Ortom, impeached speaker

A Makurdi high court, on Thursday, August 9, fixed a date to rule on a preliminary objection filed by impeached speaker, Benue speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, challenging the competence of a suit filed by Governor Samuel Ortom.

Uncertainty in Benue as court prepares ruling in case between Governor Ortom, impeached speaker
Governor Ortom confirms unfreezing of Benue government's account, thanks Nigerians

Governor Ortom confirms unfreezing of Benue government's account, thanks Nigerians

In a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Thursday, August 9, Governor Ortom said the action of Nigerians to speak out, have enabled the nation as well as Benue state to overcome the recent wave of impunity across the country.

Governor Ortom confirms unfreezing of Benue government's account, thanks Nigerians
Breaking: EFCC makes U-turn, unfreezes accounts belonging to Benue government

Breaking: EFCC makes U-turn, unfreezes accounts belonging to Benue government

The Benue state government says the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unfrozen its bank accounts. Terver Akase, the chief press secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, confirmed this on Thursday, August 9.

Breaking: EFCC makes U-turn, unfreezes accounts belonging to Benue government
Northern governor tackles EFCC over Benue situation; says it is wrong to freeze government accounts

Northern governor tackles EFCC over Benue situation; says it is wrong to freeze government accounts

The governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, says it is unconstitutional and wrong for government accounts to be frozen. Yari made the comment in reaction to the freezing of bank accounts belonging to the Benue state Government.

Northern governor tackles EFCC over Benue situation; says it is wrong to freeze government accounts
Tension subsides in Benue as Police finally withdraws from state House of Assembly

Tension subsides in Benue as Police finally withdraws from state House of Assembly

Operatives of the Benue Police Command have withdrawn from the state House of Assembly. The security agents had occupied the Assembly complex for nearly two weeks, following the impeachment of the former speaker.

Tension subsides in Benue as Police finally withdraws from state House of Assembly
Governor Ortom's aide berates EFCC for freezing Benue government's account, says investigation should start from presidency

Governor Ortom's aide berates EFCC for freezing Benue government's account, says investigation should start from presidency

The chief press secretary to the Benue state governor, Mr Terver Akase has reacted to the freezing of the state government's accounts by the EFCC, saying the action of the anti-graft commission is a political witch-hunt.

Governor Ortom's aide berates EFCC for freezing Benue government's account, says investigation should start from presidency
Benue youths allege plot to kidnap assembly clerk over Ortom impeachment saga

Benue youths allege plot to kidnap assembly clerk over Ortom impeachment saga

The Benue Youths Forum (BYF), the umbrella body of all youth groups in Benue on Wednesday, August 7, raised the alarm over a purported plot to kidnap the clerk of Benue State House of Assembly, Dr Torese Agena.

Benue youths allege plot to kidnap assembly clerk over Ortom impeachment saga
TIV youths allege plot to assassinate Ortom

TIV youths allege plot to assassinate Ortom

Tiv Youth Organisation (TYO) in a statement by the president general of the group, Comrade Timothy Hembaor, alleged there is a plot to assassinate Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state after his tenure as governor in 2019.

TIV youths allege plot to assassinate Ortom
EFCC reportedly secures court order, freezes Benue state government accounts

EFCC reportedly secures court order, freezes Benue state government accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly frozen the bank accounts belonging to the government of Benue state after it was said to have secured a court order for this. A source in the government confirmed this.

EFCC reportedly secures court order, freezes Benue state government accounts
Wani Gwamna daga Gwamnonin Arewa ya jinjina ma Osinbajo bisa tsige Lawal Daura

Wani Gwamna daga Gwamnonin Arewa ya jinjina ma Osinbajo bisa tsige Lawal Daura

Majiyar NAIJ.com ta ruwaito gwamnan jihar Benuwe, Ortom yana yaba ma Osinbajo, inda yace matakin da ya dauka ya yi daidai, inda yace yan Najeriya sun dade suna tsimayin ganin an tsige Lawal Daura duba da yadda yake tafiyar da huku

Wani Gwamna daga Gwamnonin Arewa ya jinjina ma Osinbajo bisa tsige Lawal Daura
Sack of DSS boss long expected, Governor Ortom says

Sack of DSS boss long expected, Governor Ortom says

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has described the sack of the Director General of Department for State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, as a step in the right direction, adding that the sack of the DSS boss was long expected.

Sack of DSS boss long expected, Governor Ortom says
National Assembly invasion an assault on Nigeria's democracy - Governor Ortom

National Assembly invasion an assault on Nigeria's democracy - Governor Ortom

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the police and Department of State Services (DSS) invasion of the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7, urging all patriots to resist what he describes as impunity.

National Assembly invasion an assault on Nigeria's democracy - Governor Ortom
Soyinka writes Ortom, tells him what to expect after defecting from APC

Soyinka writes Ortom, tells him what to expect after defecting from APC

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, in a letter to the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has advised the governor to expect heavy-handed campaign against him and remain resilient and unbowed after his defection from APC.

Soyinka writes Ortom, tells him what to expect after defecting from APC
Dakarun Sojojin Najeriya sun yi ma yan bindiga kisan kare dangi a jihar Benuwe

Dakarun Sojojin Najeriya sun yi ma yan bindiga kisan kare dangi a jihar Benuwe

Birgediya Chukwu yace Sojoji sun kwato bindigu da suka hada da AK 47 guda uku, alburusai da babura guda biyar, sa’annnan ya yi kira ga jama’a dasu taimaka ma hukumomin tsaro da bayanan sirri game da take taken duk mutumin da basu

Dakarun Sojojin Najeriya sun yi ma yan bindiga kisan kare dangi a jihar Benuwe
NAIJ.com

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.

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