PERSPECTIVE – The Benuenisation of Niger State and the bandits war

PERSPECTIVE – The Benuenisation of Niger State and the bandits war

Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa Those who think the war against banditry is a joke, need to take a look at the statistics coming out of Kaduna State. The long suffering state continues to bleed. In the first 90 days of 2021, an average of four lives were lost daily to banditry while in every 24 hours, 11 persons were kidnapped. Yet, excluding the states devastated by Boko Haram terrorists, Kaduna is not the…

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FG insensitive to rising incessant killings across Nigeria, Ortom

FG insensitive to rising incessant killings across Nigeria, Ortom

Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (middle); his Benue state counterpart, Dr. Samuel Ortom,(2nd left); His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Sideso Abe I, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom (2nd right); PDP Chairman in Delta, Chief Kingsley Esiso (right); Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (2nd right); Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah (left) and others, as Gov Ortom inaugurated Army Day Secondary School at Effurun, built by Delta State…

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Reps Minority Caucus alarmed over assassination attempt on Gov. Ortom; insists masterminds must be fished out

Reps Minority Caucus alarmed over assassination attempt on Gov. Ortom; insists masterminds must be fished out

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed shock over the assassination attempt on the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Sameul Ortom, describing it as another daring attempt by the criminal elements to destabilize the state. The lawmakers, in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, (PDP Delta), insisted on full scale investigation into the unfortunate incident with a view…

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Ortom decries Bala Mohammed’s rashness, tribal bias, blindness to Fulani killer herdsmen’s atrocities; says BNSG did not evict Fulani from Benue

Ortom decries Bala Mohammed’s rashness, tribal bias, blindness to Fulani killer herdsmen’s atrocities; says BNSG did not evict Fulani from Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi. The Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has in response to the vituperations of his Bauchi state counterpart, decried the rashness, tribal bias and blindness of Governor Bala Mohammed to the atrocities of killer Fulani herdsmen. Governor Mohammed had in his comments attacked Governor Ortom, alleging that the Benue State helmsman did not handle the crisis between armed herdsmen and farmers in Benue state….

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NUJ Delta condoles with Benue State Council over chairman’s death

NUJ Delta condoles with Benue State Council over chairman’s death

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council has condoled with the NUJ Benue State Council over the unfortunate and sudden death of its Chairman, Comrade Victoria Asher. In a statement signed by the State Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Patrick Ochei stated: “It was a rude shock this morning when the news filtered into the NUJ NEC platform, informing the Union of the unsuccessful surgery that led to the death of…

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PERSPECTIVE – Monolithic Northern Unity Is A Myth

PERSPECTIVE – Monolithic Northern Unity Is A Myth

Mr. Dan Agbese. By Dan Agbese ‘Dialogue With My Country’ DAILY TRUST 29 August 2020 Dr Junaid Mohammed thinks it is a bad idea. I think it is a good idea. We are talking about the sudden split in the Northern States Governors Forum. The Governors of the North-East geo-political zone left that forum last week and regrouped as North-East Governors Forum headed by the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. Dr Mohammed…

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Nigeria’s ‘genocide’: Who is helping the thousands of displaced Christians?

Nigeria’s ‘genocide’: Who is helping the thousands of displaced Christians?

Some displaced Christians in Nigeria at a revival meeting. By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter Just like hundreds of thousands of Christians today in Nigeria, pastor Jeremiah Okudo Elaigwu is no stranger to leaving all of his possessions behind and fleeing for his life. Elaigwu fled Borno state during the beginning of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram’s insurgency in the northeast that displaced millions and killed thousands in the last decade-plus. In an interview with…

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Several Christians killed, 2 beheaded as Fulani terror attacks rage on in Nigeria

Several Christians killed, 2 beheaded as Fulani terror attacks rage on in Nigeria

Victims of Fulani Jihadists going for burial. By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter Several Christians have been killed this month by armed Fulani radicals who carried out attacks in the Plateau and Benue states of Nigeria as thousands have died in the escalating violence in the West African country’s Middle Belt in recent years. Morning Star News reports that three people were murdered in attacks carried out by separate groups of nomadic herding radicals on predominantly…

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Amotekun: Southern, middle belt leaders urge S/W governors to ignore Malami

Amotekun: Southern, middle belt leaders urge S/W governors to ignore Malami

By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has urged the South West governors to ignore the directive of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Amotekun. The minister had declared the South West security outfit as illegal but the group said the minister lack the power to go against the decision of elected governors. The leaders in a statement therefore described the statement of…

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PDP governors meet in Port Harcourt, commend Wike

PDP governors meet in Port Harcourt, commend Wike

PDP Governors. By Dianabasi Effiong Governors of seven states of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Friday, September 20, 2019, in Port Harcourt, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara). After the meeting, Tambuwal explained that the governors…

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