The changing face of Otukpo

I was shocked but happy with my recent visit to Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State. The last time I visited the town was in 2005, and at that time, Otukpo could not be compared to what it is now. As far as I know, I can say that Otukpo Local Government was left […]
Benue APC Petition Usman Abubakar

The crisis rocking Benue State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has deepened as the executive members of the party have petitioned the party’s national leadership, alleging financial misappropriation against a major financier of the party and former deputy governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Alhaji Usman Abubakar. In the petition […]

PDP: North-Central zone seeks end to crisis

The North-Central Zone of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday urged all members of the party to avoid inflammatory comments capable of plunging the party into further crisis. It also appealed to feuding members of the party to give peace a chance. This was contained in a communiqué signed by Johnson Kumbut Pa’ah and Alhaji […]

Social media marriage: Secrets of the Obandes who got hooked on Facebook

Sunny Jack Obande, a public servant with the Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited, Abuja, is also an author. So, he is familiar with words and expressions. That same arsenal is what he deployed in the social media, Facebook, precisely to win over a lady he met there. Even the woman, who is now his wife and […]

Jonathan has done well to deserve a second term – Ebute

Former President of the Senate in the truncated Third Republic, Senator Ameh Ebute has opined that President Goodluck Jonathan under normal circumstances should be given an automatic ticket for the 2015 presidential elections. He made the remarks Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of the national executives of the Nigerian Youth Project for Goodluck 2015. […]

Reflect spirit of sacrifice, selflessness —Suswam

Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam,  charged Muslim faithful in the country  to reflect on the spirit of sacrifice and selflessness as exhibited by Abraham whom, he said, offered his only son for sacrifice to Allah. In his Sallah message signed by his Media aide, Dr Cletus Akwaya,  the governor said that personal sacrifices to fellow […]

50-Year-Old Food Vendor Remanded in Prison Over Alleged Culpable

A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Monday, ordered a 50-year-old food vendor, Justina Orkuma, to be remanded in prison custody for alleged culpable homicide. The Magistrate, Mr Austin Ityoyiman, ordered that Orkuma be remanded till Oct. 28, pending advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. The court could not take Orkuma’s plea after […]

14 killed in another fresh attack in Agatu

Fresh attack on farmers in Oguchi community of Agatu local government area of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen took a new turn yesterday as 14 persons were said to have been killed by the herdsmen. Governor Gabriel Suswam, his deputy Chief Steven Lawani, secretary to the state government (SSG) David Salifu and commissioner of […]

Heartless Mother Strangles Her 2-Day Old Baby to Death in Benue

Police has apprehended a 23- year old mother, Joy Iember Iorzua for allegedly killing and dumping her two- day old baby boy, at the River Ujiiragbo, in Gwer, Benue state. Joy reportedly delivered the baby two days ago and later allegedly strangled the innocent baby to death. Speaking with SATURDAY VANGUARD, a source said ”after […]