Presidency Ignored Warnings Before Benue Killings, Ortom Insists

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State met with the Senate in Abuja on Wednesday and blamed the Presidency for ignoring several warnings before the mass killings of his people by herdsmen in the state. The meeting was part of the ongoing probe by the Senate into the security crisis in Benue State. The governor appeared… Read More

Ortom Warns Lalong: ‘Stop Interfering Into Benue Affairs’

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has warned his Plateau State counterpart‎, Simon Lalong against interfering into the affairs of the state. Governor Ortom gave the warning early hours of Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting with National Economic Council, NEC, technical committee on herdsman/ farmers crisis resolution led by Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi. The meeting… Read More

Stop Ruling With Double Standard – Fayose Tells FG

Stop Ruling With Double Standard – Fayose Tells FG. The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has urged the Federal Government to stop governing the country with double standard. Fayose said this during the solidarity visit he paid to Benue State yesterday to commiserate with the people of the state over the brutal killings the state… Read More

#BenueKillings: We Are Still Living In Fear, Ortom Tells APC Governors

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, on Friday, said that people of the state live in fear and still under siege of Fulani herdsmen. Ortom stated this while receiving northern and All Progressive Congress governors led by the chairman, governors forum, Shetima Kashim, at the new banquet hall, Makurdi. In attendance were five governors; Shetima Kashim,… Read More

Arrest Miyetti Allah Kautal Immediately – Ortom Tells Buhari

– Governor Samuel Ortom alleges that Miyetti Allah Kautal made inciting statements against Benue people and carried out their threats – He says members of the group should be arrested because they are not above the law – President Buhari calls for restraint as he meets Ortom, stakeholders Governor Samuel Ortom has urged President Muhammadu… Read More

Benue Killings: You Lied, Osinbajo Replies Ortom

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he was shocked by media reports that quoted the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, as saying that he (Osinbajo) was warned ahead of the January 1 killings in Logo and Guma Local Government areas of the state. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity,… Read More

Benue killings: State government declares curfew in Makurdi

The Benue State Government has imposed a curfew on Makurdi, the State capital following security challenges in the State. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, disclosed this on Saturday.   He made this known after a State Securiy Council meeting held at the Benue Peoples’ House, Makurdi   The curfew is expected to last from 6pm… Read More

Governor Ortom Visits Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Benue (See Disturbing Photos)

His Excellency the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and his entourage were at the BSU Teaching Hospital to condole with the casualties of the Fulani herdsmen attacks. See photos below

Petrolex Mega Oil City Launch: Dignitaries Include; Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Ajimobi, Ooni Of Ife

Petrolex Mega Oil City Launch: dignitaries Include; Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Ajimobi, Ooni Of Ife Read More

About 2000 APC Members Reportedly Turn-Coat To PDP

Two former aides to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom; and one-time governorship aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress, led about 2,000 members of APC to defect to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Benue South senatorial district on Monday. The former aides are: Senior Special Assistant on Youth Mobilisation, Anthony Ada, a.k.a ‘Tony Trigger;”… Read More