What Ngige Said After Labour Leaders Boycotted Meeting With FG

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, says organised labour would attend a meeting with the federal government on the contentious new minimum wage on Monday.

I’ll Pay Any Amount Adopted As Minimum Wage – Benue Governor Boasts

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has promised to pay any amount agreed upon by the negotiating committee on minimum wage.

Herdsmen Planning To Kill Me-Gov Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Friday alleged that Fulani herdsmen had concluded plans to lay ambush and kill him along the Makurdi/Laafia highway. Ortom explained that he had received intelligence report about the plan to have him kidnapped and murdered. He revealed this during an interactive session with the church, traditional institution and other […]

Presidency Disassociates Buhari From Benue Political Crisis

Presidency has cautioned Nigerians against linking President Muhammadu Buhari to the ongoing political crisis between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and state lawmakers. A statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Monday said Buhari will never be part of any unconstitutional act, and any attempt to […]

Herdsmen Killings: Ortom Blames Presidency, Defence Minster, IGP

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday told the Senate that the Presidency ignored several warnings before the mass killing of his people by herdsmen. The governor said this when he appeared before the joint Senate Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence. He showed the lawmakers copies of his letter to […]

Herdsmen Killings: Nothing Must Happen To Ortom, Group Warns Police Boss

A civil society organisation, the Sanctity Transparency Peace Initiative, has warned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, that nothing negative must happen to the Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom. The group also called on the police boss to come clean on the alleged complicity of the police and it’s alleged negligence […]

Buhari orders IGP Idris relocate to Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idristo move immediately to Benue State to restore law and order and forestall the escalation of herdsmen-farmers crisis. Buhari gave the order on Monday night, accord to a statement by police spokesman Jimoh Moshood. The order came as more killings of innocent people by […]

[BREAKING] Benue killings: Ministers, governors meet, to set up cattle colony

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, his agriculture counterpart, Audo Ogbe, are presently holding a security meeting with the governors of Kaduna, Benue, Niger, Nasarawa and Taraba states over the violent attacks and herdsmen killings in their states. The meeting, which was at the instance of the interior minister, is expected to discuss and roll […]

Court Of Appeal Nullifies David Mark’s Election, Orders A Re-Run

A court of Appeal, Makurdi division on Saturday, nullified election of former Senate President, Mr. David Mark and ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days. Mark’s senatorial seat election was nullified due to some discrepancies in the collation of results. Senator David Mark, representing the People’s Democratic Party at the Upper Chamber of […]