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Atleast three villages in Mbadwem district of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State have been deserted by their inhabitants,  even as ten people and several others were injured in attacks by Fulani herdsmen. Read the rest of this entry »


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Barely a month after the  controversial kidnapping of the rector of the college of Education Katsina-Ala which caused a major upset in the town, another staff of the college has been kidnapped.
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Wombo and family at the celebration

There was confusion today during a thanksgiving service at the Akume Atongo stadium in Kastina-Ala local government area of Benue State when angry supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stripped a chieftain of the party naked for distributing handbills of Samuel Ortom, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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First it was Asari Dokubo who said President Jonathan’s defeat was a ‘gang up’. In his words “the voting pattern has clearly shown that the Gambari North and the Yoruba  are united in the conquest of the Niger Deltans and the Igbo of defunct Biafra with the Middle Belt now used as pawns”. Then Daniel Elombah in his very bias piece titled “Goodluck Jonathan,the coward that led the Igbos to the slaughter” said there

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President Goodluck Jonathan

was no elections on May 28 and the whole elections was just a decision that President Jonathan be replaced by a Northern Muslim. For all they care the southwest voted for APC because of Osinbajo,a yoruba man and the North voted APC because of Buhari, a fulani man. Doyin Okupe gave the ‘gang up’ theory another dimension when he wrote on his facebook wall that President Jonathan lost because of “national and international conspiracy”. To them President Jonathan’s failed re-election bid has nothing to do with his poor scorecard as an incumbent. When do they intend telling Mr President the truth? Chinua Achebe said in his last book that “…part of the way to respond to confusion in Nigeria is to blame those from other ethnic groups or the other side of the country”. Read the rest of this entry »


An Open Letter to the Benue State Governor-Elect, Chief Dr. Samuel I. Ortom

“First One Hundred Days in Office and First Impressions”

By: Nathaniel Usha Nongu   

Your Excellency Sir,

I wish to begin this letter by first of all congratulating you, on your victory at the just concluded Governorship polls in the State.

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Nathaniel Usha Nongu

I pray may the good Lord grant you every necessary grace to succeed in the onerous task of governing our dear State.

While I congratulate you Sir, may I bring it to your attention that from your acceptance speech following the declaration of your victory, you were quoted as saying, you intend to use your “First One Hundred Days in Office” for “Reconciliation”. Read the rest of this entry »