Posts Tagged ‘Benue’

Military Confirms Killing Of Wanted Militia Leader ‘Gana’

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon September 9, 2020
Heavily hunted Benue gang leader Terwase Akwaza alias Gana has been killed in conflicting circumstances. While the military said he was shot dead in a gun battle with operatives, Governor of Benue State Sam Ortom alleged he was seized from a convoy of repentant militants on its way to the Government House for a peace […]

Agriculture: Benue Govt Promises The Sale Of 60 Tractors To Farmers At 60 Percent Gratuity

by Gerald Onwukaon August 8, 2020
Efforts to increase supply of food and agricultural services in the State has prompted the Benue State Government exclusively to set aside for clearing and formation, over 1,740 hectares of farmland. This confirmation was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Mr. Terver Akase on Saturday in Markurdi. According to […]

JUST IN: Benue Speaker, Son, Contract #COVID19

by Seun Adeuyion July 20, 2020
Titus Uba, The Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, and his son, who is a member representing Kwande East State constituency, Tertsea Gbisea are among the 66 people, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the State, as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday evening. The affected lawmakers have gone […]

#COVID19: Benue State Renews Ban Against Religious, Social Gatherings

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 23, 2020
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has reversed his earlier decision to reopen religious centers in the state, citing the importance of human life over social gatherings as one of his reasons. Governor Ortom announced this today while briefing journalists at the Benue People’s House, Markurdi. “I appreciate Benue people. I thank them, I also appreciate […]

Herdsmen rape monarch’s wife, others in Benue fresh attack

by Seun Adeuyion March 6, 2020
Suspected Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked the Mbanyiar community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State and raped three women including the district head’s wife. According to a native of the community, who simply identified himself as Terka, the suspected herdsmen headed straight to the residence of the community […]

Benue: 400 herdsmen arrested, 600 cows seized

by Seun Adeuyion March 1, 2020
The Benue  State Government says it has arrested 400  herdsmen for flouting the state’s anti-open grazing law. The state government also seized over 600 cows belonging to the herdsmen. Governor Samuel Ortom, who revealed these in Makurdi on Friday,  ordered the livestock guards to impound any cows seen openly grazing in any part of the […]