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March, 2019

  • 10 March

    EFCC Uncovers Cash In Benue APC Guber Candidate’s Car

    Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) discovered bags filled with cash in a car, which was in the convoy of Emmanuel Jime, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s Benue governorship election. It was learnt that the operatives of the anti-graft agency purportedly acted …

February, 2019

  • 26 February

    Election: Akume Loses Benue North Senate Re-election Bid

    Senator George Akume, the lawmaker representing Benue North senatorial bid, has lost his bid to return to the Senate after he lost the constituency’s election, which held on Saturday. Senator Akume, who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), lost the senatorial district election to Orker Jev, …

January, 2019

  • 13 January

    2019: Stop Your Campaign of Calumny Against Buhari, Presidency Warns Ortom

    The presidency has warned Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State to stop spreading false stories against President Muhammadu Buhari all in the name of campaigning ahead of the upcoming 2019 general elections. The presidency made known its reservations about Ortom’s comment in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special …

  • 12 January

    2019: We Would Not Accept Rigging In Benue, Says Ortom

    Samuel Ortom-herdsmen

    Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, on Saturday said rigging and all other electoral malpractices would not be tolerated during the conduct of the 2019 general elections in the state. The governor said this at a rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Vandeikya Local Government Area of …

October, 2018

  • 3 October

    Akume Wins APC Benue North-West Senatorial Primary

    Senator George Akume has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) Benue North-West senatorial district’s ticket. Mutiu Are, the APC’s Electoral Committee Chairman in the district, announced the result on Wednesday. Akume, who represented the district four times at the senate, was returned unopposed. Are, who conducted the election by affirmation, …

  • 1 October

    2019: Ortom Wins Benue PDP Guber Primary

    Samuel Ortom, the Benue State Governor, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship party in the state. Zainab Maina, Chairman of the PDP Electoral Panel for the state, declared Governor Ortom as the winner on Monday after he polled the highest number of votes amongst three …

September, 2018

  • 19 September

    PDP, APC Don’t Regard Rule of Law – Gemade

    Senator Barnabas Gemade, the lawmaker representing Benue North-East senatorial district, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for allegedly promoting impunity, thereby prompting his departure to the Social Democratic Party, SDP. Gemade, a former PDP national chairman, made the allegations against the two …

  • 11 September

    Ortom Possesses Fake PhD Certificate, Akume Alleges

    Senator George Akume, the lawmaker representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, has accused the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, of possessing and flaunting a fake doctoral degree certificate. Akume said this on Sunday at an expanded caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held in Makurdi, the state capital. Akume, a former governor …

August, 2018

  • 29 August

    Why Benue Govt Shut Private Schools – Commissioner

    Samuel Ortom-herdsmen

    The Benue government says it will soon close more private schools as part of measures to ensure that only quality institutions were allowed to operate. Dennis Ityavyar, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, who announced this on Wednesday in Makurdi, said that the impending closure would be the second phase …

  • 27 August

    Tell Us What You’ve Achieved In 11 Years, Ortom Challenges Akume

    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has advised Sen. George Akume to showcase his achievements in his 11 years sojourn as senator, “instead of castigating me at every opportunity”. “Akume should showcase his score card. He has been in the senate for more than 11 years and the constituents want to …

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