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    Gov Ortom Pledges To Support Reunion With Tiv Ancestry

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    Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has pledged to support the initiative to promote the reunion of people who share a common ancestry with the Tiv people known as the Great Tivoid Reunion. The movement involves the coming together of ethnic groups spread across Benue, Cross River, Nasarawa, Plateau and Taraba states in Nigeria and in Cameroon…

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  • Yuletide: Fraudsters Regroup In Makurdi

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    Ahead of Christmas celebration, fraudsters  popularly known as ‘419’ have resurfaced in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. LEADERSHIP observed that these criminals usually pose as preachers, traders, taxi and bus drivers around Wurukum Roundabout, State Library, Old and New Otukpo road and sometimes claim to be lost or trying to locate a particular place. Investigation…

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    Benue Moves To Achieve Universal Health Coverage

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    In a bid to ensure that  Benue State achieves the target for Sustainable Health Financing, towards achieving Universal Health Coverage which is one of the Sustainable Development Goals and also increase its Health  budget from the current 3.5 to 15 per cent in 2017, the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria, has commenced the training of CSOs…

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    Benue To Get Ethanol Plant Soon – Ortom

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    A consortium based in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations is to establish an Ethanol plant in Benue state as part of the federal government’s renewable energy policy. Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, made the  this clisclosure on the Radio Benue current affairs programme, ‘Issues of the Moment’. He said…

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  • Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Makurdi

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    An aircraft recently released from Presidential fleet  and handed over to the Nigerian Air Force yesterday crashed  in Makurdi. LEADERSHIP Friday gathered from a source at Air Force  base  that  the helicopter,   Augusta AW101  crashed after it had already landed. The source who pleaded  anonymity said, it was not a major crash, adding that what…

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    Benue Assembly To Pass Anti-grazing Bill

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    Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange has vowed that the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill pending before the Assembly will be passed before the end of the year. The bill which is an executive one has passed through second reading and is awaiting public hearing. Mr. Ikyange who was addressing his…

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    Benue Moves To Address Housing Deficit

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    Benue State government has given an ultimatum to the Bureau for Lands to carve out a layout that would take care of the housing deficit in the state. The Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, John Onoja, who disclosed this in an interview in Makurdi,  said this has become necessary following the massive movement and…

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    Suswam Commends Ortom Over Completion Of Road Projects

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    The immediate past governor of Benue State, Dr Gabriel Suswam,  has commended his successor, Samuel Ortom, for his resolve to complete the roads he started particularly, the Zak-Biam-Afia-Gbeji road. Dr Suswam made the commendation at the funeral  ceremony of Mama Nguyum Mue, mother of Legal Adviser of the Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party,…

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    Nigeria Has 2,093,300 IDPs – UNHCR

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    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee to Nigeria and ECOWAS,  Angele Dikongue- Atangana, has disclosed that the total number of  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria on account of insurgency only stands at 2,093,030. According to her, the latest Displacement tracking Matrix reports in April this year indicted that Benue state alone has a…

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