Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the controversial Ruga settlements plan for herdsmen.
Naija News understands that the suspension is not unconnected with the massive rejection of the proposal by many state governors and stakeholders.
Reacting in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase, Ortom hailed Buhari for heeding the call of the people. The governor described the suspension of Ruga settlements plans by the Federal Government as “victory for all peace loving Nigerians.”
Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has lost the legal battle against the Benue state government over an ambition to stop the 2017 open grazing prohibition and establishment law passed by the state House of Assembly.
Naija News learnt that the federal high court sitting in Abuja dismissed the suit filed by the Miyetti Allah because the plaintiff failed to comply with an earlier order of the court directing them to amend the originating summons.
The court awarded a cost of N100,000 against the plaintiff to be paid to all the 14 defendants before any other step can be taken in the suit.
The Miyetti Allah kautal Hore had approached the court with a prayer seeking a mandatory injunction of the court restraining the Benue State Government from implementing the laws as passed by the State house of Assembly. Justice Bamidele Quadri had in December 2017 ordered the plaintiff to amend their originating summons as there was no valid one before the court.