Gov. Hyacinth Alia

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    Alia presents 6 SUVs to Judiciary

    Gov. Hyacinth Alia of Benue on Monday, presented six Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to the State Judiciary. Presenting the vehicles, the governor, said his administration has resolved to make the welfare of the judiciary staff a top priority for improved service delivery. Alia commended the Judiciary for their services, urging them to do more to ensure that law and order…

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  • PoliticsJustice vital to enduring peace in Nigeria – Alia

    Gov Alia inaugurates Benue Electoral Commission’s members

    Gov. Hyacinth Alia swore in a seven-member Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) on Thursday in Makurdi. Alia tasked the commission, which has Dr. John Chen as its chairman, to immediately begin processes for the conduct of free, credible, and inclusive council polls. “Each of you has been selected based on your nonpartisan stance, outstanding qualifications, integrity, and unwavering commitment…

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  • SecurityEFCC recovers N7.8m for BIPC-MD

    EFCC recovers N7.8m for BIPC-MD

    The management of Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPC) said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N7.8 million belonging to the company. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of BIPC, Dr. Raymond Asemakaha, disclosed this on Tuesday in Makurdi. Asemakaha said the recovery was due to past officers of the company who engaged in…

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  • General NewsEmpowerment: 27,600 women in Benue to receive BOA grant

    Empowerment: 27,600 women in Benue to receive BOA grant

    The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) has partnered with the Benue Government to give out grants and soft loans to 27,600 women as part of efforts to ensure women become self-reliant. In an interview with newsmen on Monday in Makurdi, the state commissioner for agriculture, Mrs. Joy Luga, said that the beneficiaries would be selected from across the 23 local government…

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  • educationBenue varsity ASUU suspends strike

    Benue varsity ASUU suspends strike

    The Benue State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended the strike it recently embarked upon. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Kwaghfan Tarnongo and Terrumun Gajir, its chairman and secretary, respectively, issued on Wednesday in Makurdi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the academic staff of the university had…

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  • General NewsLegislative financial autonomy: South-West PASAN threatens strike over non-compliance with agreement

    Legislative financial autonomy: South-West PASAN threatens strike over non-compliance with agreement

    The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), South-West Zone, has threatened to resume its suspended strike over the failure of some governors to implement the legislative financial autonomy agreement. PASAN South-West Vice President, Mr. Adele Adewale, disclosed this at a news conference in Ibadan on Thursday. The association suspended a three-week strike on November 23, 2023, after a signed Memorandum…

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  • Security40 feared killed as militia gangs clash in Benue

    40 feared killed as militia gangs clash in Benue

    More than 40 people, including a family of seven, were feared killed in clashes between militia gangs in the Gbagir community in the Ukum Local Government Area of Benue on Tuesday. A highly reliable military source said on Wednesday in Makurdi that security operatives had been deployed in the area to restore normalcy. He said locals in the area would…

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  • General NewsBenue SEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs

    Benue SEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs

    The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has distributed thousands of food and non-food items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state. Performing the monthly exercise on Friday in Makurdi, the acting Executive Secretary of SEMA, Sir James Iorpuu, said the relief materials would be given to the new IDPs recorded in the state. Iorpuu said Gov. Hyacinth Alia…

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  • General NewsAlia sets up panels to investigate ex-governor Ortom

    Alia sets up panels to investigate ex-governor Ortom

    Gov. Hyacinth Alia of Benue inaugurated two judicial commissions of inquiry on Tuesday to investigate the administration of former governor Samuel Ortom. The commissions are the Benue Income and Expenditure Commission of Inquiry 2024 and the Sale/Lease of Government Assets, Companies, and Markets (both State and LG Markets) Moribund Companies Commission of Inquiry 2024. Alia said while inaugurating members of…

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