Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has taken stock of the unfolding sectional agitation calling for a break up of Nigeria and reminded promoters of the divisive agenda of the consequences of a fragmented nation.
In keeping with their earlier publicised plans, the Akweya Forum for Advancement (AFA) have held their maiden scholarship awards ceremony, Saturday, June 24, 2017. The awardees are postgraduate students of Nigerian tertiary institutions. They each received the sum of two hundred thousand naira.
Police have paraded four persons alleged to be responsible for the kidnap and eventual murder of a clergyman in Benue State, north-central Nigeria. The Police said that the suspects purportedly killed Reverend Father John Adeyi of the Catholic Church of Otukpo in Benue State on April 24, 2015.
The Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi, Msugh Kembe, says the institution is owing N3.8 billion. Mr. Kembe said this on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the retreat for Deans, Directors and Heads of Academic Departments of BSU in Makurdi.
The victims of alleged herdsmen’s brutality in Agatu Local Government of Benue have prayed the ECOWAS Court to compell the Federal Government to pay them N10 billion as compensation. This is contained in an originating application filed by the affected members of the Agatu Community and made available by the court to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has praised rural farmers, and affirmed that they feed the teeming population in Nigeria and play a prominent role in the social security of the country. Chief Ogbeh made this known at Otukpo, Benue State, during the distribution of stems of improved varieties of cassava to farmers on Saturday.
Some Idoma women from Owukpa in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue State have risen against a recent change in their culture where a woman is now buried in her husband’s house against the extant culture where such deceased wife would be taken to her father’s house for interment.
The traditional ruler of the Idoma tribe in Benue State, HRM, Chief Elias Ekoyi Obekpa has stated that over 10 villages in his kingdom are still under the siege of rampaging Fulani herdsmen. According to the Och’Idoma, the affected villages include, Ocholoyan, Akpeko, Olegomakwu, Olegoyinlo, Nahim and Olegotekwu among others.
A leader of the Fulani ethnic group has provided a detailed insight into why his people attacked the Agatu people of Benue, sacking several communities and killing hundreds.
The Benue State Caucus in the House of Representatives, yesterday accused the Federal government, FG, of conspiring with Fulani herdsmen to sustain the killings of the people of Agatu and other villages in the state.