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Several houses burnt as residents flee Benue communal clash


On Thursday, residents fled Tyomu community in Fidi ward of Makurdi Local Government Area in Benue State following violent clash among the villagers which left several houses burnt down. Witnesses said tension which began building few days to Christmas in at least five settlements of the community including; Yogbo, Akile, Gagabe, Angbaye and Tyomu situated on KM 16, along Makurdi-Gboko ...

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Flood drowns 3-year-old boy in Makurdi


The Benue State Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Dondo Ahile, says a three-year-old boy allegedly drowned in a flood as a result of the downpour in the early hours of Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital. Mr. Ahile told journalists, while assessing the impact of the flood in Wurukum area of city, that the child was simply identified as ...

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FG set to reconstruct infrastructure destroyed by herdsmen in Benue


The Federal Government has kept to its promise to rebuild institutions in Benue State destroyed by suspected herdsmen as the Presidential Committee on Victim Support Fund has earmarked N700 million for that purpose. This was disclosed by the Executive Director of the Fund, Professor Sunday Ochoche, on Monday in Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma Local Government Area of the state ...

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Herdsmen attack again: Four construction workers dead


Four persons have been reportedly confirmed dead during a fresh attack on workers at a construction site by herdsmen at Nche-Tahu close to Rafi Bauna in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. After the incident launched by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday morning, one of the masterminds simply identified as Shagari was arrested by security agents. The attack came ...

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FRSC partners NGO to reduce road crashes


The Federal Road Safety Corps, Benue Command, has indicated interest to partner with an NGO, Road Caution Awareness Initiative, to reduce road crashes and fatalities. The Benue Sector Commander, Mr. David Mendie, made the disclosure while receiving a team from the NGO led by Mr. Noah Tsumbu, in his office on Friday in Makurdi. According to him, the partnership will ...

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LAND CONFLICTS: How it started and why it still occurs

Land conflicts

All over the world, people struggle for land. Many of them struggle with land conflicts and some of them struggle to solve them peacefully. This article aims to facilitate the understanding of people’s position, attitude and behaviour, as well as their underlying interests and motivation when an asset such as land ownership is at stake. From the ancient Greek myths ...

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Gov Ortom says N38bn cargo airport is private sector-driven

Gov Ortom provides land for digital institute

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has revealed that his government is not spending any mone on the proposed N38 billion cargo airport in the state, saying the project is solely a private sector initiative. Vanguard reports that Ortom, who gave the clarification following criticisms that he was embarking on a huge project that had no direct impact on the majority of the ...

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Management and Control of Flood in Nigeria


The recent flooding that has plagued some states in the federation causing devastation, has raised great concern about the nation’s stance towards the management and control of flood in Nigeria. This article takes a critical look at this menace and ways to curb it. If my memory isn’t failing me yet, it has been raining in my country since the ...

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