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Round-Up Of Latest Benue State News Today,Tuesday, June 18th, 2019




Buy Weapons To Defend Yourselves - Gov Ortom Tells Benue Residents Again

Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

Benue Guber: Jime, APC Are Drifting Away From Reality Into Delusion – PDP

The party stated this in a statement released through Bemgba Iortyom, the PDP Benue State Publicity Secretary.

“This delusion of theirs is based on claims they are bandying that the second term mandate currently being enjoyed by Gov. Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a stolen one.” “In a goodwill message on the occasion of the Inaugural June 12 Democracy Day celebration held recently, Jime attempted to draw similarities between the recognition accorded June 12 and the Benue 2019 election assuring his supporters of victory at the tribunal.”

“But the elementary fallacy starring Jime and his supporters in the face is how they could possibly hope to assume the role of the judge in a case they also are parties?” “Furthermore, even the circumstantial facts establish clearly that right from the campaigns to the elections proper Jime and APC in the state weren’t ready for a free and fair electoral contest.”

While Gov. Ortom, together with top leaders of the PDP in the persons of State Chairman, Sir John Ngbede, Senator David Mark, Senator Gabriel Torwua Suswam, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, Comrade Abba Moro, Senator Emmanuel Yisa Orker Jev and others, traversed the length and breadth of the state combing for votes right down to the grassroots, Jime and Senator George Akume and the Benue APC were content to wait for “federal might” to merely announce victory in their favour on the day of elections and install Jime as Governor.”

ICPC Kick-Starts N15bn Constituency Projects Tracking In Benue And Other State

The days of judgement seems to be drawing nearer on Nigerian legislators as theIndependent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to investigate constituency projects done in Benue state and eleven other states of the federation.

Naija News understands that the initiative launched on April 2, 2019, by ICPC, is aimed at ensuring satisfactory execution of all constituency projects as well as obtaining value for money.

At least five projects awarded between 2016 and 2018 have been selected in each of the 12 states spread across the six geo-political zones for the exercise, bringing the total to 86 projects to be tracked.

Members of the Steering Committee for the initiative included Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Budget Office of the Federation, and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Insecurity: Protest In Benue Community Over Increased Kidnapping Activities

Inhabitants of Gbagir community have staged a peaceful protest over the rise of insecurity in their local government and Benue State at large.

Gbagir settlement, a suburb of Zakibiam in Ukum local Government area in Benue state has over the weeks faced several cases of reported kidnappings and killings, which has become recurrent decimals in the community.

The protesters also said that the community has been under the hostage of local militias since four years ago through criminal activities on a daily basis, especially kidnapping, rape, killing and armed robbery.


Gov. Ortom Congratulates Benue-born Russell As He Emerges World Powerlifting Champion

Benue Born, Russell Tiza Orhii has emerged  Champion at the 2019 World Powerlifting Championship in Sweden.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, while congratulating the 25-year-old Powerlifting Champion described him as the pride of the entire county.

He said Russell Orhii demonstrated the true strength of a champion by lifting an 83kg weight at the world powerlifting tournament. The Governor stated that the feat attained by Orhii who was also a two-time American champion shows the determination and excellence for which Benue people are known.

Governor Ortom felicitated with Dr Paul Orhii’s family on the record-setting achievement of their son in powerlifting and wishes him greater success in the sport.




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