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.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has promised to pay any amount agreed upon by the negotiating committee on minimum wage.
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 […]
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop further investigations into the finances of the Benue State Government pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed by the state. Although all the parties were represented in court by their counsel, the vacation judge, Justice […]
At least nine people have been killed in the early hours of Friday in Ikyurav-Tiev, Katsina Alla Local Government area of Benue State by suspected gunmen. The Benue State police command have confirmed that nine persons were killed in the attack. According to an eyewitness account, the attackers were said to have stormed the community […]
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to appear before it over the freezing of the Benue Government account. The vacation judge, Justice Babatunde Quadri, gave the order after listening to submissions by counsel to Benue Government, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN). Other defendants in the suit are the Speaker, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]