Benue: Ortom declares Tuesday work-free to mourn Kontagora

The Benue government says it is mourning the death of former Military Administrator of the state, Aminu Isa Kontagora. The retired Colonel passed away on Sunday at the age of 65. Governor Samuel Ortom has declared Tuesday a work-free day and directed that flags be flown at half-mast. Ortom described the demise of Kontagora as... Continue Reading →

Ortom goes on isolation again over COVID-19 fears

For the second time in six months, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has proceeded on self-isolation over COVID-19 fears. The governor went on isolation in July last year after members of his household contracted the virus. The state’s Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, who disclosed this during an interdenominational service held at the ECWA Church,... Continue Reading →

Kankara abduction: Nowhere is safe if students can be abducted from Buhari’s State – Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday, reacted to the abduction of students from Katsina State. Ortom said the abduction of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area was an indication that nowhere is safe in Nigeria, NAN reports. Recall that Boko Haram had last week abducted some students from Government Science... Continue Reading →

Why Nigeria will continue to be at mercy of terrorists – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, has said the country is at the mercy of terrorists because the country is being denied access to acquire needed weapons to fight insurgency. Mohammed stated this on Monday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, during a courtesy call on Governor Samuel Ortom. The Minister who... Continue Reading →

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