Category Archives: BENUE

Ortom Reaffirms His Support For LG Autonomy

By Jimin Geoffrey Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has reaffirmed his support for local government autonomy in the country. He made his position known yesterday during a courtesy call on him by the National leadership of the Nigerian Union of

Benue’s Oppression Of Minorities Makes The Case For Restructuring

By Emmanuel Owobi The political reality of Benue makes the plausible case to embrace restructuring of Nigerian polity imperative. The present structural imbalance in our political arrangement put ethnic minority groups in the country at the receiving end of the

Come 2019: Benue People are Waiting for Heaven’s Wrath on Samuel Ortom

  By Asawa Joseph Since assumption of office two years plus, the accidental governor of Benue state have been employing and deploying every available arsenal of vengeance to get at those he perceived as standing in his way to Makurdi

2nd Term Declaration: The Ground Swell Of Support For The Open Grazing Prohibition Law Is Not The Same As The Voice Of God

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING By Chris Tion On the warm beautiful Thursday morning of 9th November 2017, several gaily dressed people, most of them in branded attires, trooped to the Benue State Government House, ok, Benue People’s House, to keep

Where Are The Idoma Governorship Aspirants?

By Emmanuel Owobi Since the creation of Benue state, the ldoma people have been pushed to the periphery of power in the state.The bemoaning fate of the ldoma people in Benue politics is not only regrettable but a monumental tragedy.The

Ortom Loses Another Of His Aides To PDP In Okpokwu 

One time caretaker chairman of Okpokwu Local Government Council and the extant Legal Aide to Governor Ortom, Christopher Onyiloyi Idu, decamps from APC to the PDP yesterday. He was received by the Former Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro,

Benue Herdsman Jumps Into Benue River Over Loss Of 200 Cows – MACBAN

A 56-year-Fulani herdsman, Mohammed Abdulkadire, jumped into River Benue in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. The National Coordinator of Miyietti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Benue State chapter, Garus Gololo, who spoke to our correspondent on

No Fulani Cattle Owner Jumped Into Benue River

Press Statement from the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ortom of Benue:   We have read in today’s Punch newspaper, the unfounded report credited to one Garus Gololo, who is a member of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Benue

Echoes From The MadHouse: Is The Benue Open Grazing Prohibition Law For Show Or Is It To Be Implemented?

By Josephine Akioyamen I have been giddy with excitement since the Benue Open Grazing Prohibition Law which was signed into law on May 22, 2017, this year came into effect on Nov 1. It has been parties, champagne, and slapping

Echoes From The Mad House: He Who Pays The Piper Decides Who Gets The Honorary Fellowship

By Akioyamen Josephine Benue is one of the most colourful states in the Federation. It is the leading state in the vanguard to make ranching the default mode of animal husbandry in Nigeria. It is a state that is afraid

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