Benue State

"Now we have politicians, who are afraid that if Buhari is reelected, they would end up in jail and they are now fuelling this herdsmen crisis, especially in Benue State,” Lai Mohammed stated.

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has accused those against the reeelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari of fuelling the …

Africa

Woman sleeps with biological son from first marriage to test her fertility in second union

<b>- 26-year-old son gets 47-year-old mother pregnant in Benue</b><b>- She claims she did it to to proof her fertility and save her marriage</b><b>- He is her son</b> …

Pregnancy

According to Moses Yamu, spokesman of the Benue State Police command, who confirmed the incident, three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

At least nine people in Tse Ujoh, a community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Alla Local Government Area of Benue State, were killed on Friday …

Africa

Suspected herdsmen kill nine people in attack on farmers in Nigeria

Abuja - At least nine people were killed when suspected herdsmen attacked farmers in north-central Nigeria, police said Friday.Numerous others were …

Africa

Scores dead as soldiers and armed herdsmen battle in Benue state

<b>- Army troops and herdsmen armed with AK-47 battled in Benue states</b> <b>- The army troops killed an unspecified number of the militia while trying to</b> …

Middle East

EFCC had on Monday claimed that it had begun investigation of the Benue State governor, house of assembly members and permanent secretaries. But Ortom asked, “Why am I being investigated by the EFCC? My records are there. But so far, I am the only governor in Nigeria whose security vote is being investigated by the EFCC.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to begin the probe of President Muhammadu …

EFCC

Mr Buhari and his party, APC, have been criticised for the role of security agencies in allowing eight Benue APC lawmakers sit Monday at the assembly complex to issue the removal impeachment notice on Mr Ortom who recently left the party. The APC lawmakers accuse Mr Ortom of corruption, a charge the governor denies.

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissociated himself from any role in the plot by minority lawmakers in Benue State to remove Governor Samuel …

Africa

This is just as the EFCC revealed that 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly are under investigation for allegedly diverting N375m meant for the procurement of vehicles that would be used for oversight functions.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has linked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to an alleged fraud to the tune of N22bn.<p>This is just as …

Corruption

Saraki Denies Calling Nigeria's Senator Melaye a 'Clown'

Guardian, 30 July 2018<p>Senate president, Bukola Saraki has called Senator Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa West the 'attack dog of the executive', a liar, …

Bukola Saraki

The lawmakers who served the impeachment notice on Ortom are the eight who belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At least 12 members of the Benue State House of Assembly have served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, Governor of the state.<p>The lawmakers based …

All Progressives Congress

In firing the first salvo yesterday, Oshiomole had said Ortom's exit is a blessing in disguise for the APC after all.

Adams Oshiomole<p>All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole launched a tirade against Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State …

Africa

Nigeria Ruling Party's Defection Woes Continue

Premium Times, 25 July 2018<p>The All Progressives Congress on Thursday decried the defection of Governor Samuel Ortom, saying the Benue State governor …

Democratic Party

Nigeria: Stopping Nigeria's Spiralling Farmer-Herder Violence

Armed herdsmen.<p>Rising conflict between herders and farmers in Nigeria is already six times deadlier in 2018 than Boko Haram's insurgency. To stop the …

Africa

PDP Welcomes Benue Governor

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Africa

'Despite Defection, Party Still Has Majority' - Nigerian Senator

'Despite Defection, Party Still Has Majority' - Nigerian SenatorYobe Senator Ahmad Lawan has said that the defection of 14 All Progressives Congress …

Africa

Some of the All Progressives Party (APC) state governors who also attended the meeting were Aminu Masari of Katsina State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State.

After his meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders on Wednesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday met with President Muhamamdu …

Africa

How phone call from wanted militia man landed Suswam in DSS custody

The arrest and detentionof former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, was caused by a call he received from a notorious militia in the state, …

Nigeria

Troops Arrest Militia Men In Benue

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Middle East

Five persons have been reportedly killed in two days of sustained hit and run attacks on communities in Logo local government area of Benue State by suspected militant herdsmen.

Five persons have been reportedly killed in two days of sustained hit and run attacks on communities in Logo local government area of Benue State by …

Extremism

Ortom Will Lose Re-election If He Contests Under APC

0 Comments <i></i> Sahara Reporters Ortom Will Lose Re-election If He Contests Under APC 6 Days Ago

Africa

Nigeria:Cabinet Approves Contracts for 14 Roads

[Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council (FEC), Wednesday approved the rehabilitation and construction of 14 roads in different parts of the …

Africa

At least 13 killed in two separate central Nigeria attacks

Women and children among the dead after gunmen storm villages in Benue state.<p>At least 13 people have been killed by gunmen in two separate attacks in central Nigeria’s Benue state, an area that has recently seen a wave of deadly clashes, officials said.<p>In one attack, attackers, who officials said …

Africa

The confessed gang leaders arrested are: (1) Kunle Ogunleye aka Arrow 35 years native of Kwara State, arrested yesterday in Oro town kwara State; (2) Micheal Adikwu, native of Apa LGA Benue State, a dismissed police CPL who was arrested by the Police in 2012 and charged to court in Kwara State for compromising by releasing some wanted armed robbers.

Policemen of the Inspector General of Police Rescue Team (IRT) deployed to five south-western states have arrested two more of the criminals involved …

Crime

Herdsmen Kill Five In Benue

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Africa

Nigeria's Fulani-farmer conflict displaces many

Hundreds of thousands displaced as disputes over territory in central Nigeria continue to escalate between farmers and ethnic Fulani herdsmen.<p>Disputes over territory in central Nigeria have left hundreds of thousands of people displaced.<p>Aid workers now fear a growing humanitarian crisis in Benue …

Africa

Violent thunderstorms sweep through Nigeria

Falling mast kills seven people, as major flooding hits Makurdi, capital of Benue state.<p>Violent thunderstorms have swept through Nigeria, leaving at least seven people dead and more than 10 people injured.<p>Desmond Onyilo, a meteorologist at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), reported that …

Africa

Nigeria's midwives seek to improve maternity care

Al Jazeera meets a veteran midwife trying to improve healthcare access and standards for expectant mothers.<p>Having a baby in Nigeria is a major risk for women.<p>The United Nations says more than a hundred die each day while giving birth.<p>The lack of access to healthcare means many expectant mothers …

Africa

Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria blamed for attack on church

There have been disputes over land across central Nigeria between mostly Christian farming communities and Muslim herdsmen for many years.<p>Disputes over territory are escalating elsewhere in Nigeria.<p>President Muhammadu Buhari's government is under pressure to prevent such attacks, ahead of elections …

Africa

Muslim Extremists Murder 39 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

<i>Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chapter in Benue has stated that Islamist herdsmen have destroyed 500 church buildings and have displaced</i> …

Africa

Army Claims Arrest Of 'Boko Haram Suspect' Behind Recent Attacks In Benue

0 Comments <i></i> Sahara Reporters Army Claims Arrest Of 'Boko Haram Suspect' Behind Recent Attacks In Benue 16 Hours Ago

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