Vows To Stand By Ortom On Implementation <<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>> The Tiv Traditional Council (Ijir Tamen), today unanimously agreed to stand by Governor Ortom in the implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. The Council made its positon known at its meeting in Gboko, the traditional headquarters of the Tiv…Details
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Governor Samuel Ortom has charged Benue people irrespective of political party affiliations to unite in order to salvage the future of the state.
He spoke today at Holy Family Catholic Church Kanshio in Makurdi during a thanksgiving service in honour of his elder brother, Sir Robert Faga Ortom, to mark his birthday and divine healing.
The Governor stated that security challenges in the state required the cooperation of all to combat, stressing that the battle against Benue was beyond what eyes could see.
While advising people of the state to engage in intensive commercial agriculture, Governor Ortom said the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law was to guarantee the prospects and opportunities in farming and to avoid clashes between crop farmers and herders.
Governor expressed appreciation to God for saving his brother on two occasions during severe illness, noting that God has a special thing He wants Sir Robert OrtAIn his testimony, Sir Robert Ortom said he was alive today because nothing is impossible with God, stressing that God helped him to fight the devil on several occasions and survive.
Preaching, Reverend Fr. Cosmos Jooli said God had proven in the case of Robert Ortom that He has the powers to heal the sick and bring the dead back to life.
He charged Christians to pray and seek God’s intervention in the midst of challenges confronting them, adding that their actions must be in tandem with their prayers.
<<< By Terver Akase >>> A few weeks ago, I wrote here that the headline of a newspaper report does not always say what the content of the story is. It is therefore important to read the body of the report and not only its headline. Below is part of Leadership newspaper’s report in its edition…Details
<<< By Benjamin Ngutsav >>> Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says his administration has intensified collaboration with security forces through Operation Whirl Stroke to prevent further attacks on the people and ensure the return of displaced persons to their ancestral homes. The Governor gave this assurance yesterday on his farm in Adaka, Makurdi local government…Details
Says No Regret Over The Ranching Law <<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>> Governor Samuel Ortom has stated that the state has lost over N400 billion worth of property to renewed militia herdsmen attacks on Benue communities. He stated this yesterday while featuring on Radio Link, a Radio Nigeria audience participatory programme where he interacted with…Details
<<< By Terna Injua, Harvest FM, Makurdi >>> Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today condoled the Catholic Church and the people of the state over the killing of priests and worshippers at a church service as well as other parts of the state. He spoke with newsmen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on…Details
It has become necessary to correct wrong impressions being created in some quarters that the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law is the cause of the recent spate of violence, killings and occupation of some communities in Benue State by armed herdsmen. Those who claim that the law is the reason for the killings…Details
<<< By Terver Akase and Jimin Geoffrey >>> The Southern Kaduna Elders Forum has thrown its weight behind the Government and people of Benue State on implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law as the best solution for herdsmen crisis in the state and other parts of the country. The Forum, led…Details
<<< By Benjamin Ngutsav >>> The Nation Newspaper has nominated Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom for award over his performance in the area of agriculture and food security. In a letter of nomination to the Governor, Chairman, Editorial Board of The Nation newspaper, Mr. Sam Omatseye, congratulated Governor Ortom on his commitment to selfless service.…Details
—As Benue Bids Farewell To Okpokwu 26 <<< By Jimin Geoffrey >>> Governor Samuel Ortom has decried the amount of bloodshed in Benue State due to the atrocities meted on Benue farmers by Fulani herdsmen. He was speaking today at St. Bernard’s Primary School Ugwu-Okpoga in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue during a funeral…Details