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August, 2018

  • 3 August

    No One Can Deny Ortom His Right To Leave APC – Soyinka

    Wole Soyinka, a professor and Nobel laureate, has defended the decision of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to defect from the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying that nobody can deny him of his “inalienable entitlement.” Soyinka said this on Thursday at the launch of his latest interventions series, Interventions VIII, …

  • 2 August

    Security Vote: Probe Buhari First, Ortom Tells EFCC

    Samuel Ortom, Benue State governor, has challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe President Muhammadu Buhari before investigating his security vote. Ortom stated this on Wednesday while speaking to journalists in Makurdi. He said he has never heard of a country where security vote was investigated. “Why am I …

  • 1 August

    Court Halts Impeachment Motion Against Gov Ortom

    A Makurdi High Court on Wednesday restrained the eight members of the Benue State Assembly from going ahead with the impeachment process initiated against Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom. The affected lawmakers, who are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, were also restrained from sitting and upheld their …

July, 2018

  • 30 July

    Gov Ortom Queries Benue APC Lawmakers’ Impeachment Process

    Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, has questioned the motive of the impeachment process instituted against him on Monday by lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking at the Government House in reaction the impeachment notice served to him, Governor …

  • 30 July

    Benue PDP Lawmakers Retaliate, Suspend APC Colleagues

    Lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday announced the suspension of seven All Progressives Congress, APC, colleagues for contempt of court and for holding illegal plenary. The PDP lawmakers, who were 19 in number, held their plenary at the old banquet hall …

  • 30 July

    Purported Impeachment Of Gov Ortom Unlawful, Unconstitutional – PDP

    The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has described the purported impeachment notice served to Governor Samuel Ortom by lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress in Benue State as “unlawful” and “unconstitutional.” The PDP said this in a series of posts on Twitter in reaction to the series of events that occurred …

  • 30 July

    Benue APC Lawmakers Commence Impeachment Motion Against Gov Ortom

    A mild drama occurred at the Benue State House of Assembly on Monday after eight lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress, APC, moved the motion for the impeachment of the state Governor, Samuel Ortom. Chaos erupted after police officers had stormed the Assembly Complex and denied access to the 22 lawmakers who …

  • 28 July

    Fielding Ortom As Candidate Will Lead To APC Loss In Benue – Oshiomhole

    Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the party will lose control of Benue State if it fields Governor Samuel Ortom as its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections. Speaking in an interview with newsmen at the APC National Secretariat on Friday, Oshiomhole said the party leaders …

  • 8 July

    2019: Ortom Denies Plan To Leave APC

    Samuel Ortom-herdsmen

    Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue state, has denied speculations that he might leave the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Ortom, who was originally a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, left the party after he lost its gubernatorial ticket for the state’s 2015 governorship election. …

March, 2018

  • 16 March

    God Told Me Not To Visit Benue Before Buhari – Adeboye

    Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has said God told him not to visit Benue state ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari. The state has witnessed recurring carnages occasioned by clashes between farmers and cattle herders. “I would have been here earlier, but …

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