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.

Nigerian soldiers arrest 2 suspected kidnappers in Kaduna, restore peace in Otukpo

Nigerian soldiers arrest 2 suspected kidnappers in Kaduna, restore peace in Otukpo

Nigerian soldiers arrest 2 suspected kidnappers in Kaduna, restore peace in Otukpo
7 interesting facts about Benue State University you don't know

7 interesting facts about Benue State University you don't know

The Benue State University, Makurdi was established on December 27,1991.It was a culmination of decades of sustained efforts by successive administration since the creation of the state in 1976,to address an educational in balance

7 interesting facts about Benue State University you don't know
Benue state: Interesting facts you didn't know about Nigeria's food basket

Benue state: Interesting facts you didn't know about Nigeria's food basket

Benue state, which is regarded as the food basket of the nation, has interesting facts that Nigerians should be aware of. On the basis of this, NAIJ.com digs into the historical background of the state and brings out these facts.

Benue state: Interesting facts you didn't know about Nigeria's food basket
7 crucial facts about His Royal Highness, the Tor Tiv of Benue state

7 crucial facts about His Royal Highness, the Tor Tiv of Benue state

The Tor Tiv of Benue is a very important position in Nigeria’s monarchical setting; and the individual who holds the position is effectively the paramount ruler of the Tiv Nation and president of the traditional council, Tiv Area.

7 crucial facts about His Royal Highness, the Tor Tiv of Benue state
Gunmen are coming to attack us - Benue government raises alarm

Gunmen are coming to attack us - Benue government raises alarm

Benue state government has raised the alarm over planned attack by people suspected to be hired mercenary on five communities within the next few days. Acting Governor of Benue state, Benson Abounu, raised the alarm yesterday.

Gunmen are coming to attack us - Benue government raises alarm
The anti-grazing law has come to stay - Governor Ortom insists

Ranching law not responsible for current killings in Benue - Governor Ortom

In a statement sent to NAIJ.com by his spokesman, Terver Akase, Governor Ortom noted that there are wrong impressions being created in some quarters that the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

Ranching law not responsible for current killings in Benue - Governor Ortom
Suspected herdsmen reportedly sack Benue community, kill village head

Suspected herdsmen reportedly sack Benue community, kill village head

Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday, April 17, unleashed mayhem on Chembe settlement in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward of Gaambe-Tiev, in Logo local government area of Benue state, killing a village head, Iyongovihi Ninge.

Suspected herdsmen reportedly sack Benue community, kill village head
Herdsmen attacks: 300,000 Benue pupils reportedly forced out of school, several educational facilities burnt down

Herdsmen attacks: 300,000 Benue pupils reportedly forced out of school, several educational facilities burnt down

The executive secretary, Benue State Teaching Service Board, Wilfred Uji, stated that the persistent herdsmen attacks on Benue communities had disrupted the school calendar and forced 300,000 children out of school.

Herdsmen attacks: 300,000 Benue pupils reportedly forced out of school, several educational facilities burnt down
Excitement as FG to commence rebuilding of communities destroyed by herdsmen in Benue

Excitement as FG to commence rebuilding of communities destroyed by herdsmen in Benue

The federal government is to commence the rebuilding of communities in Agatu, Guma, Logo and other areas in Benue state that have suffered massive destruction of homes and properties due to attacks by armed herdsmen.

Excitement as FG to commence rebuilding of communities destroyed by herdsmen in Benue
Rikicin jihar Benuwe: Sojojin Najeriya sun yi arangama da makiyaya, mutane 4 sun rasa rayuwarsu

Ranar kin dillanci: Sojoji sun bindige makiyaya guda 4 a jihar Benuwe

Majiyar NAIJ.com ta ruwaito Kaakakin yana cewa: “Sojojin bataliya ta 72 dake jihar Benuwe karkashin aiki na musamman mai taken ‘Operation MESA’ sun yi arangama da makiyaya yan bindiga guda 20 a kauyen Yogbo na karamar hukumar Guma

Ranar kin dillanci: Sojoji sun bindige makiyaya guda 4 a jihar Benuwe
Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill 5 policemen in ambush

Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill 5 policemen in ambush

Suspected herdsmen on Sunday, April 15, reportedly launched attacks and killed five Mobile Policemen in Anyone, Ayilamo, Tombo ward Logo local government area in Benue state after setting two patrol vehicles ablaze in the state.

Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill 5 policemen in ambush
Nigerian soldiers kill 4 heavily armed herdsmen in Benue state

Nigerian soldiers kill 4 heavily armed herdsmen in Benue state

According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, four of the militia herdsmen were neutralized during the encounter while others fled following superior gun power.

Nigerian soldiers kill 4 heavily armed herdsmen in Benue state
Update: Gunmen attack police team in Benue, 4 officers killed, several missing

Update: Gunmen attack police team in Benue, 4 officers killed, several missing

A police officer is reportedly dead and eleven others missing after a police team in Benue state ran into an ambush by gunmen on the night of Sunday, April 15. The attack occurred in Logo local government area of the state.

Update: Gunmen attack police team in Benue, 4 officers killed, several missing
There is hope that Buhari will provide a permanent solution to killings in Benue - Orkar

There is hope that Buhari will provide a permanent solution to killings in Benue - Orkar

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, Joseph Orkar, believes that the renewed attacks on some communities in Benue by herdsmen will end soon because President Muhammadu Buhari will provide a solution.

There is hope that Buhari will provide a permanent solution to killings in Benue - Orkar
Herdsmen allegedly launch fresh attack in Benue; kill 75-year-old man, 14 others

Herdsmen allegedly launch fresh attack in Benue; kill 75-year-old man, 14 others

In what appears to be a sustained coordinated attack on communities in Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue state, suspected herdsmen struck again, allegedly killing a 75-year-old man and 14 other people.

Herdsmen allegedly launch fresh attack in Benue; kill 75-year-old man, 14 others
Analyst reveals how FMC Makurdi is coping with herdsmen attacks

Analyst reveals how FMC Makurdi is coping with herdsmen attacks

Mr Pius Udenyi, a project manager based in Jos, the Plateau state capital, writes on the overstretched medical facilities in Benue at the moment, due to the ongoing attacks on communities in the state by armed herdsmen.

Analyst reveals how FMC Makurdi is coping with herdsmen attacks
Use stones to defend yourselves - Governor Ortom tells IDP over herdsmen attacks

Use stones to defend yourselves - Governor Ortom tells IDP over herdsmen attacks

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, April 10, reportedly told the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), whose communities were destroyed in attacks by herdsmen, to go back home and defend themselves using stones.

Use stones to defend yourselves - Governor Ortom tells IDP over herdsmen attacks
Ortom blasts those saying herdsmen attack started in Buhari's administration

Ortom blasts those saying herdsmen attack started in Buhari's administration

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has reacted to rumour that he leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) perhaps due to attack by herdsmen in Benue state saying he still remains a member of the ruling party,

Ortom blasts those saying herdsmen attack started in Buhari's administration
Governor Ortom raises alarm over fresh killings in Benue, urges security agencies to halt further attacks

Governor Ortom raises alarm over fresh killings in Benue, urges security agencies to halt further attacks

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has condemned renewed attacks on the people of the state by suspected herdsmen. The governor described the fresh attacks in parts of the state as barbaric, inhuman and unacceptable.

Governor Ortom raises alarm over fresh killings in Benue, urges security agencies to halt further attacks
Police in Benue arraign 28 for being linked to Benue-herdsmen killings

Police in Benue arraign 28 for being linked to Benue-herdsmen killings

The Benue police command has arrested 28 persons allegedly involved in the killing of 10 herdsmen in the state. Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in state, said the arraignment was meant to discourage crime.

Police in Benue arraign 28 for being linked to Benue-herdsmen killings
Benue is not at war - Ortom warns against senseless murders as hoodlums kill 10 herdsmen

Benue is not at war - Ortom warns against senseless murders as hoodlums kill 10 herdsmen

Governor Ortom has condemned lawless acts as suspected hoodlums reportedly killed not fewer than 10 herdsmen who were traveling in Yelwata, a border town between Benue and Nasarawa states along Lafia-Makurdi Highway.

Benue is not at war - Ortom warns against senseless murders as hoodlums kill 10 herdsmen
Just in: Benue police confirms recovery of 10 corpses after bandits attack

Just in: Benue police confirms recovery of 10 corpses after bandits attack

The Benue Police Command says it has recovered 10 corpses of villagers killed by suspected armed bandits in Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state. The corpses were victims of the Thursday.

Just in: Benue police confirms recovery of 10 corpses after bandits attack
Be alert, here is the weather condition for Friday, April 6

Be alert, here is the weather condition for Friday, April 6

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country in the morning of Friday, April 6, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over Lafia, Makurdi, and Obudu.

Be alert, here is the weather condition for Friday, April 6
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