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  1. Corrupt leaders won't escape - BuhariRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 23 | Vanguard

    President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja declared that he would ensure that all corrupt public officials who misappropriate public funds and make life difficult for the people are sent to jail. This is as the former Governor of Benue State and Senator representing Benue North West in the senate, George Akume has accused the Benue State Government of being behind the farmers/herders clashes which have claimed many lives and destruction of property worth several millions of naira.

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  2. NMA demands justice for late Ochanya, raped by father, sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2018 | Vanguard

    The Nigerian Medical Association has urged the Federal Government to ensure that justice was done for late Miss Ochanya Ogbanje, allegedly raped by father and son in Gboko, Benue. Dr Godwin Tijani, Chairman, National Ad hoc Committee on Gender Violence and other Related Issues of NMA, made the call in a statement in Lokoja on Saturday.

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  3. Even in death, Ochanya must have justice, Benue women cryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2018 | Vanguard

    Just 13, an expected journey to life turned one for death. Ochanya Ogbuja was only five when her mother passed on.

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  4. Suspected cultist arrested over killing of Police Sergeant in LagosRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | Vanguard

    Suspected leader of the Eiye confraternity who allegedly pulled the trigger that snuffed life out of a Police Sergeant two weeks ago in Ifako Ijaye Ogba area of Lagos, has been arrested. The suspect, Malik Onebiri popularly known as Kobad Baron, was arrested in Gboko, Benue state, where he took cover after the incident.

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  5. Benue sanitation agency arrests 500 sanitation defaultersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 | Vanguard

    The Benue State Environmental Sanitation Agency on Saturday arrested no fewer than 500 Makurdi residents for allegedly defaulting in the state's monthly sanitation The General Manager of BENSESA, Mr Andrew Chile, who confirmed the arrests, sais that the defaulters would be charged to the state's Environmental Sanitation Court. Chile lamented the poor attitude of residents to sanitation issues, warning that it would no longer be business as usual and that arresting and prosecuting of offenders had commenced in full force.

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  6. BENUE: Our chances brighter without Ortom, APC vows boasts as Akume's kinsmen pledge loyalty to PDPRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | Vanguard

    Perhaps Governor Samuel Ortom may have once again caught his political groove since defecting from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, few weeks back. Ortom had hinged his decision to dump the APC on the fact that he was treated as an outsider who had no say or stake in the affairs of the party haven spent over three years in the fold of the ruling party.

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  7. Akume's kinsmen pledge loyalty to OrtomRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | Vanguard

    Makurdi-The political battle for the soul of Benue State between the Senator George Akume-led All Progressives Congress, APC, and Governor Samuel Ortom of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a dramatic turn as the kinsmen of the embattled senator of Jemgbagh extraction, comprising Gboko, Buruku and Tarka, yesterday, pledged their unalloyed support for the governor ahead of the 2019 elections. Speaking in Makurdi during a courtesy call on the governor by Jemgagh Elders Forum of the PDP, leader of the delegation, Mr. Sam Tsumba, said the visit was to enable them register their solidarity with him and to welcome him back to his former party.

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  8. Tiv monarchs vow not to surrender land to herdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | Vanguard

    The Tiv Traditional Council, TTC, also known as Friday, unanimously agreed to stand by Governor Ortom in the implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. They urged the governor to stand firm and resist any pressure to surrender Benue land to herders under whatever guise.

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  9. Nigeria loses over N5bn to barite importation by oil, gas sector - AMAPOBRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Vanguard

    Makurdi-President of the Association of Miners and Processors of Barite, AMAPOB, Mr. Stephen Alao has disclosed that Nigeria loses over N5 billion foreign exchange annually to the importation of barite by the oil and gas industry. Alao, who made the disclosure yesterday at the commencement of barite laboratory testing in Gboko, stated that the country had enough of high quality barite to meet local demands and appealed to players in the sector to look inward to help the country conserve its foreign exchange earnings.

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  10. Nigeria:Police Absolve Dangote Firm in Truck AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    The police, in a report, has absolved the Dangote Transport Company of any fault in a fatal accident involving one of its Howo trucks, which collided with an 18-seater Toyota bus belonging to the Gombe State Transport Company, at Gazok village, Farin-Lamba, Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, last Friday, August 3. As a result of the accident, eight persons lost their lives while ten others sustained various forms of injuries. According to the police findings, "the primary cause of the accident was due to mechanical fault, which could be as a result of poor maintenance attitude from the driver of the Toyota bus."

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  11. O Benue, it is 500 dead in 196 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | Vanguard

    Relatives cry as they mourn during a funeral service for 17 worshippers and two priests, who were allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, at Ayati-Ikpayongo in Gwer East district of Benue State, north-central Nigeria on May 22, 2018. Two Nigerian priests and 17 worshippers have been buried, nearly a month after an attack on their church, as Catholics took to the streets calling for an end to a spiral of violence.

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  12. Issuance of 50 billion Series 1 and 2 Notes under 150 billion Commercial Paper ProgrammeRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2018 | World News Report

    Dangote Cement PLC , Africa's largest cement producer, announces the issuance of 50 billion Series 1 and 2 Notes under its 150 billion Commercial Paper Programme, announced on 27th June 2018. The Series 1 and 2 Notes will be listed on Nigeria's FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange on 19th July 2018.

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  13. Nigeria guns for another $500m Abacha lootRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Vanguard

    In addition to the $322 million recovered from Switzerland, Nigeria will soon repatriate another $500 million which late Sani Abacha looted and locked up in other countries. The monies are expected to be repatriated from the UK, US, France and other countries, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, said on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

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  14. Nigeria:Cabinet Approves Contracts for 14 RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    The Federal Executive Council , Wednesday approved the rehabilitation and construction of 14 roads in different parts of the country at the cost of N185.3 billion. The Special Adviser, Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, announced this on behalf of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

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  15. Democracy Day: Gov. Ortom builds 40 healthcare centres in 3 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Vanguard

    Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue said on Tuesday that his administration had built no fewer than 40 healthcare centres in the state in the last three years. Ortom said this while briefing newsmen in Makurdi on the performance of his administration to mark the 2018 Democracy Day.

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  16. Gadhafi regime's legacy fuels bloody conflicts in West AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Centuries-old communal tensions across West Africa are taking an increasingly bloody turn, fueled by competition for land and water and an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed that cocktail of guns and gunmen for the intensifying clashes between crop farmers and herders as well as robberies and kidnapping by bandit gangs.

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  17. Gadhafi regime's legacy fuels violence in west AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Centuries-old communal tensions across West Africa are taking an increasingly bloody turn, fueled by competition for land and water and an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed that cocktail of guns and gunmen for the intensifying clashes between crop farmers and herders as well as robberies and kidnapping by bandit gangs.

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  18. Qaddafi Regime's Legacy Fuels Bloody Conflicts in West AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Bloomberg

    Centuries-old communal tensions across West Africa are taking an increasingly bloody turn, fueled by competition for land and water and an influx of weapons and fighters from Libya. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed that cocktail of guns and gunmen for the intensifying clashes between crop farmers and herders as well as robberies and kidnapping by bandit gangs.

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  19. Protesting BSU students barricade institution, Makurdi road over tuition increment.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Vanguard

    Makurdi-Hundreds of supposed students of Benue State University, BSU, at the early hours of Monday, barricaded the main entrance of the institution and took over the Makurdi-Gboko road in protest of the recent increment of fees of by the management of the institution. The students who took over the entrance of the institution, chased away the security personnel manning the institution's gates even as they prevented any form of movements, in and out of the institution.

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  20. Benue killings: I'm prepared to step down - OsinbajoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Vanguard

    Says I am not a politician' Buhari's administration has no Islamic agenda I'm worried by killings of women, children Makurdi-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he was prepared to step down from his position at anytime since he did not solicit to become Vice President, noting the position meant nothing to him. Osinbajo, who addressed Benue stakeholders, Tuesday night, in Makurdi, shortly after visiting IDPs camps for victims of herdsmen crisis in the state, was reacting to statements by Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Most Rev.

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