Owo Attack: I share in this grief, says Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has identified with his Ondo state counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, over the gruesome killing of his kinsmen at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state on Sunday.  The Governor said Owo, the hometown of Governor…

24 killed as bandits, cultists go on rampage

No fewer than 24 persons were killed in different parts of the country weekend, as insecurity in Nigeria rages. The killings resulted from banditry attacks in Kaduna and Benue, cultism in Bakassi, Cross Rivers State, and clash over prostitutes in…

Archbishop Kaigama, Bature settle Tiv/Jukun! rivalry in Taraba, Benue (Punch)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of the Catholic Diocese of Jos and The Most Rev. Dr. James Bature on Friday settled the age-Long rivalry between the Jukun and the Tiv people in Taraba and Benue States. Kaigama, a Jukun and Dr. James…

Wife Kills Self, Hubby, 3 Kids In Makurdi, Benue (Leadership)

The Police Command in Benue has confirmed the killing of a man and his three children by his wife, who also took her life. “The man, Mr. Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and his children, were…

Court remands Benue lecturer in custody for rape of 13-year-old (Punch)

The Chief Magistrate’s Court One, Makurdi, Benue State, on Thursday remanded a 51-year-old lecturer in the Department of Catering and Hotel Management, Benue State Polytechnic, Mr Andrew Ogbuja, in custody. The lecturer, who had earlier been charged for allegedly raping…

Father and Son at large after raping Ochanya Ogbaje to death (VanguardAllure)

Angry and concerned Nigerians, particularly human rights activists, have demanded justice over the death of a 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje. Ochanya had battled Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) and other health complications at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi after being…

Strike’ll affect payment of salaries, FG warns (Vanguard)

Commercial activities in some states of the federation were grounded, yesterday, following the strike declared by organised labour to press home demand for a new minimum wage. This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, warned that the strike will affect…

Be ready: Thunderstorms, Rainfall in most parts of Nigeria on Tuesday (PremiumTimes)

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that thunderstorms and rainfall activities would prevail over most parts of the country on Tuesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Monday, predicted morning thunderstorms and rains over the…

PDP presidential aspirant Ibrahim Shekarau defects to APC (PMNews) *FG ‘deliberately corrupting Osun Voters’ With Trader Moni – Oby Ezekwezili (Guardian)

PDP presidential aspirant Ibrahim Shekarau defects to APC (PMNews) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has led a delegation of bigwigs of the party to formally meet Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau in Kano. The…

Nigerian development tragedy: the affliction of image deficit and the way out -Magnus Onyibe

Our dear country seems doomed to remain mired in negative publicity. That is even as headlines heralding horrific events like  gruesome murders of civilians by herdsmen ,  suicide bombings by religious insurgents like Boko Haram and mind-boggling sums of public…

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