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Tribute: The First Lady of The North

In the early 50’s, two nagging issues tormented Elizabeth Ivase as Nigeria approached independence: what would be the fate of her minority Tiv ethnic group in the giant Northern Region dominated by the Hausa Fulani? Secondly, as a woman, what would be her place in a society like the north …

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Benue Rep Donates Four Years Salary to Orphans, Widows, Others

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency of Benue State, Hon. Francis Ottah Agbo

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency of Benue State, Hon. Francis Ottah Agbo has revealed plans to donate his four years salary to the empowerment of orphans and windows across the three local government areas that make up the constituency. Disclosing …

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My Agenda is to Tackle Un-employment-Orker-Jev

Senator Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev,

Senator Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev, served for 12 years as a member of the House of Representatives for Buruku Federal Constituency, Benue State. Among other positions, Orker-Jev, erudite Lawyer, public affairs commentator was Chairman of the House Committee on Business and Rules, a position that made him a central figure in …

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Benue Kicks as FG Creates Herdsmen Settlements in 12 States

Benue Kicks as FG Creates Herdsmen Settlements in 12 States

By Chris Gaga, Markurdi The Federal Government yesterday said it has begun works on the establishment of “Ruga Settlements” for herdsmen in 12 pilot states nationwide. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alh. Mohammadu Umar, made this known in an interview in Abuja with newsmen on the …

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Ortom’s Second Term and The Task Before Him

Benue State Governor Ortom

As Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom takes oath of office today to mark the commencement of his second term, our correspondent CHRIS GAGA, examines his first term in office and the expectations of Benue people from his last term as governor. It was on the 29th May 2015 when governor Samuel …

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36 Yrs After, Makurdi Gets Traffic Lights Again

36 Yrs After, Makurdi Gets Traffic Lights Again

From Chris Gaga, Makurdi There is obvious confusion on major roads in Makurdi, Benue State following the installation and functioning of traffic lights by the governor Samuel Ortom government, a situation that is causing more congestion especially around the Wurukum roundabout. This may largely be due to ignorance and naivety …

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