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Obasanjo endorses Governor Ortom for second term

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue for a second term. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday in Makurdi after commissioning the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. He said that he was impressed with what he saw at the two schools, which lost official recognition for the past three years,

Taraba joins Ekiti, Benue; proposes anti-open grazing bill

The Speaker of the Taraba House of Assembly, Abel Diah, has said that an executive bill seeking to prohibit open grazing, would be beneficial to both herdsmen and farmers in the state. Mr. Diah made the statement on Thursday in Jalingo at a press conference to mark the end of the second

Benue Assembly passes N176.6bn of 2017 budget

The Benue State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the budget of N176.6bn for the 2017 fiscal year. Recall that the state’s lawmakers increased the sum by N12.7bn, after the governor, Samuel Ortom had earlier presented a budget draft of N163.9bn to the Assembly last December. The budget titled, ‘Budget of Rural Transformation,’

Benue State Govt. builds 740 primary schools

The Benue State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Dennis Ityavyar, says the state government has built 740 primary schools across the state while others are presently being renovated Ityavyar made this disclosure on Sunday in Makurdi where he said Gov. Ortom led-administration was determined to set up a solid

Digital safety: Ortom wants parents to monitor children

The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday urged parents to always monitor the online activities of their children. Ortom, while addressing Benue women at an interactive session  in Makurdi said, “Information is power; it can make or mar any society or its administration. Parents must always be on the watch.” The

Benue State is set to sign anti-grazing bill into law

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday said that the state would soon sign the anti-open grazing bill into law to end clashes between herdsmen and farmers. He said this in Abuja after updating Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the security situation in the state. The Governor who said the human soul

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