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February, 2017

  • 15 February

    Army Denies Attack On Agatu Villages

      Nigerian Army has denied the alleged attack on six communities in the Agatu Local Government of Benue state. The incident reportedly left six persons dead, including a pregnant woman. The Brigade Commander of 707 Special Force, Clement Apere, said soldiers were careful about the operation that was carried out …

November, 2016

  • 11 November

    Benue State Declares Fridays Work-Free

    By Bright Bassey The Benue State Government has declared Fridays work-free starting from 11 November. The government said the decision was taken to allow civil servants harvest their farm produce. It was announced in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua. …

October, 2016

  • 21 October

    How 85-Year-Old Grandmother Was Killed – Police

      By Omobolanle Kougbe   Police said at least five persons, including an 85-year-old woman, were reportedly killed by a criminal gang, led by a man with the moniker, ‘Ghana’, in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. The gunmen were said to have arrived on motorcycles around 9 …

September, 2016

  • 28 September

    Mob Beats, Strips Man Naked In Benue

    Mobs on Tuesday beat and stripped a suspected armed robber naked in Ugbokolo area of Okpokwu, Benue State. The suspect, Timothy Odoh was alleged to have attacked a woman identified as Apeh, around Okpafie area of the community. According to DAILY POST, the victim’s son, Apeh Peterhot said the robber …

  • 26 September

    Police Arrest Three Kidnappers In Benue

      Policemen in Benue State have arrested three suspected kidnappers in Ohimini Local Government Area of the state. They are identified as Abdullahi Yahaya aka Oscar, Abubakar Hussain and Kelvin Ameh. Police report says the men were captured by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, following a tip- off. …

  • 6 September

    Police Arrest ‘Fela’ For Killing Youth Corps Member

    A notorious cult member known as Fela has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command for killing a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member, James Onuh. He was arrested by men of the Anti-Vice unit of the Police, following a tip off. Fela was said to have killed Onuh, …

June, 2016

  • 30 June

    Benue Governor Sacks All Local government chairman

    By Esther Okafor Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Wednesday sacked 23 chairmen of the state’s local government caretaker councils. The Information was announced by the state’s Commissioner of Information, Odey Ageh, after the weekly state executive council meeting.

  • 25 June

    Nigerian Lecturer Beaten To Death By Wife For Cheating

    By Ibrahim Umar Godwin Abuul, a lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, College of Education, Oju in Benue state, was reportedly beaten to death by his wife for cheating on her. The unnamed wife didn’t act alone, as her siblings were said to have joined in the fatal beating …

  • 16 June

    Commercial Bus Crushes Baby, Injures Mother In Makurdi

    By Esther Okafor A commercial bus, on Wednesday in Markurdi, Benue, crushed an infant baby to death and injured the mother. It was gathered that the child and the mother boarded the vehicle from the second gate of the Benue State University (BSU) to Coca-Cola junction located along the highway. …

  • 6 June

    Judge Withdraws From Suswam’s Trial Over Bribe Allegations

    By Esther Okafor An Abuja Federal High Court Judge Ahmed Mohammed Monday withdrew from the trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and the Commissioner of Finance in his administration, Omodachi Okolobia. The judge said his decision to withdraw from the case followed publication online Sahara reporters, …

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