BLOODBATH AT EASTER AS 11 WORSHIPPERS ARE KILLED IN BENUE

By Peter Duru, Makurdi Eleven persons were reportedly killed and many unaccounted for in a Good Friday attack by gunmen on worshippers returning from church at Tse-Aye and Tse-Ngibo, Ikurav Tiev in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. Bloody Easter as gunmen kill 11 worshippers in Benue Sunday Vanguard gathered that the attack was a fallout of the rivalry between the people of Shitile and  neighbouring communities in Sankera area of the state comprising Logo, Ukum and Katsina/Ala local government areas. According to a highly placed government official who…

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JIME TAKES BATTLE AGAINST ORTOM TO ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL

Mr Emmanuel Jime, the defeated Benue Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the APC in the state have filed a joint petition challenging the victory of Gov Samuel Ortom at the general elections held between February and March in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governorship polls in the state were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and reconducted in March where Ortom was declared winner. Ortom polled a total of 434,473 to floor his closest rival, Jime of…

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HERDSMEN, MILITIA KILL 25, BURN OVER 100 HOUSES IN BENUE

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed heads of the nation’s security to immediately deal ruthlessly with bandits terrorizing communities in Zamfara state. The President has also given a marching order to the security agencies to end kidnapping and other security challenges confronting many parts of the country. Buhari gave the order yesterday when he met with Service Chiefs and some heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which held behind closed-doors, lasted for about two hours. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Chief of…

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PASTOR SENDS CATHOLIC CHURCH GUESTS OUT DURING WEDDING, SEE PICS IN BENUE

Photos: NKST Benue pastor allegedly sends Catholic guests out of church during wedding, says new law doesn’t allow non-members into the church A pastor at a Gboko branch of NKST Church allegedly sent out all Catholic faithfuls, out of the church and barred them from participating in the ceremony of the couple pictured. According to Ferdinand Mary, who shared the shocking report, the pastor claims that that the 2019 law adopted by church does not allow non-NKST practitioners to “dabble into their holy house of worship.” Read below: LET US…

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EX-NANS PRESIDENT SHEDS TEARS OF SORROW OVER ORTOM’S VICTORY

Ogbadibo(Benue) – Former President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr Daniel Onjeh, on Sunday burst into tears after the INEC declared Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue winner of the 2019 governorship election. Gov Samuel Ioraer Ortom Onjeh, who started crying in reaction to Ortom’s victory at his home town in Ogbadibo, stated that he was weeping for Benue people. According to him, he did not know how they will be able to endure another four years of torture and deprivation under Ortom. Onjeh said he was not sure…

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IT’S OFFICIAL, ORTOM WINS RE-ELECTION IN BENUE

The Benue State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the just concluded supplementary governorship election in the state. Mr Ortom, who recently defected to the PDP, defeated his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 31 other contestants. Declaring the result, the state returning officer, Sebastain Maimako, said Mr Ortom polled a total of 434,473 votes to beat Mr Jime who got 345,155 votes. Before the supplementary election, Mr Ortom had scored 410,576 votes and had a lead…

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ORTOM SET TO BE DECLARED WINNER OF BENUE GUBER RACE

Ortom in clear lead as INEC adjourns collation 10am today Governor of Benue state and gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Mr. Samuel Ortom, is already having a clear lead over his APC counterpart, Mr. Emmanuel Jime, from the results so far collated and officially announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Makurdi. INEC had yesterday conducted a rerun in twenty two local government areas of the state after declaring the March 9 election where the governor led with a little above 81,000 votes inconclusive. From the official results so…

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FULANI HERDSMEN KILL ONE, IN FRESH ATTACK ,SEE GORY PICS

By Lasgidi Online As the Benue state government yesterday declared the prohibition on open grazing, Fulani herdsmen early this morning attacked some villagers in Logo Local government area of the state. Mr Ortse Kwagdom of Tombo ward in Gaambe-tiev, Logo LGA Benue state met his death this morning from gun shots by Fulani herdsmen when he went fishing. His relation Mr Hingir Akaa who was with him is however responding to treatment at a public health facility at Ayilamo, while four others who were with them are still missing at…

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HERDSMEN LEAVE BENUE AS NEW LAW TAKES EFFECT

As the law banning open-grazing in Benue State takes effect, herders and their family members have started leaving the state in large numbers. Sources said some of the departing people have become stranded with thousands of their animals around the bank of River Benue. The zonal leader of the Fulani socio cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in charge of North central states, Alhaji Gidado Idris Bebeji told Daily Trust yesterday that the leaders of the group from the state had lamented that the new law had caused an unprecedented…

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