• Amnesty: Kidnapping, Robbery Persist Despite Billions Spent By States

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    Kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities have continued unabated in some states of the federation despite billions of naira invested by governments of the states on granting amnesty to various armed groups, LEADERSHIP Sunday checks has revealed. Taking a cue from the federal government’s amnesty programme in the Niger Delta, to curtail militancy in…

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  • Varsity Students Protest FG’s Plan To Scrap College Of Management Sciences

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    Students of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi in their hundreds in the early hours of yesterday protested over the recent decision by the minister for education, Adamu Adamu on the scrapping of college of management sciences from all the federal universities of Agriculture across the country. Addressing the angry students who covered the major…

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  • Zaki Biam: Pulling Survivors From The Brink

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    In the light of the attacks which crippled communal, commercial and social activities in Zaki Biam few days ago, the Federal Government and the Benue State government have moved in to nick the hoodlums behind the massacre, give the people a sense of security and help them get back to their lives again. Shortly after…

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  • Benue Retirees Protest 70-month Pension Arrears

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    Coalition of Local Government Retirees, comprising primary school teachers and local government staff yesterday staged peaceful protest to Government House to demand for the payment of their pension arrears of over 70 months. Explaining their ordeal,  the chairman of the Coalition of Local Government Retirees, Comrade Michael Vembeh said retirees who are normally placed  on…

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  • Gov Ortom’s Convoy In Accident, NUJ Chair, Others Injured

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    The convoy of Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, was yesterday, involved in a fatal accident. Several persons were injured and the official vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Union of Journalist s(NUJ), Benue State Council was damaged. The council chairman of NUJ in the state, Comrade Kris Atsaka, was badly injured, just as several other correspondents…

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  • Gunmen Kill 10 In Benue

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    Ten persons have been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in two communities of Katisna-Ala and Ukum local government areas of Benue State. LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that five persons were on Wednesday night killed after some armed men invaded some settlements in Mbayongo District of Katsina-Ala while another five persons were also killed on Thursday night…

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  • Refrain From Uncomplimentary Comments On PMB, SSA Advises Fayose

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    Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Benue State governor Samuel Ortom on Fulani Matters, Garus Gololo, has asked the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose to refrain from making uncomplimentary comments on President Muhammadu Buhari. Fayose had earlier requested for a telephone conversation with President Buhari as a way of ascertaining the true health situation…

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  • Benue: Ortom’s Aide Laments Dearth Of Surveyors

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    The Special Adviser, Benue State Bureau of Lands and Survey, Prof. Jonathan Uever has lamented acute shortage of surveyors in the state. Speaking when he featured on the 2017 Accountability Press Briefing organized by the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Makurdi, noted that the dearth of surveyors was slowing down land…

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  • Infant Mortality: FG Partners Christian Aid UK

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    Following the high rate of under five mortality in the country, the Federal Ministry of Health has entered into pattership with Christian Aid UK, Nigeria, to help the country find a lasting solution to the most prevalent child killer diseases in the country. Director, Child Health in the Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of…

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  • Benue Moves To Establish Ethanol Plant

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    Benue State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with a foreign investor for the establishment of a Bio-fuel (Ethanol) plant in Agasha Guma local government Area of Benue State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. James Anbua disclosed this while giving account of his stewardship at the ongoing Accountability Press Briefing organized by…

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