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By Iorliam’Amo Shija

The year 1951 is important to the political history of Tiv people of Benue State because it was the year they first participated in an “election” in the emerging nation .

The then Tor Tiv, HRM Makir Dzakpe and notable Tiv men who then belonged to the social cultural association, Tiv People’s Union (TPU) gathered and selected people on non-partisan basis to represent the Tiv people at the Northern House of Assembly in Kaduna. The 8 representatives to the Northern House of Assembly were Pagher Mue, Gbile Gundu, Yough Gera, Wuam Gambe, Akiga Sai, Ayila Yough, Chia Aka and Makondu Igbon. This began the first exposure of Tiv to politics.


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Experience in development work is not a criteria but is appreciated.


Our volunteers are afforded the opportunity not just to work but to be trained and mentored in various aspects of community engagements.

This call will expire on Friday 29th Jan. at 4pm.
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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that his administration will not stifle the opposition in the state so that democracy can thrive at its best.

Ortom made the remark while delivering his speech at IBB Square in Makurdi, during a fb_img_1447969382720.jpgreception held to celebrate his victory at the Supreme Court.

“Let me assure that we are not out to stifle the opposition. Democracy thrives best in the face of a vibrant opposition. Let all citizens of the state, however, drop political cleavages and focus on the Benue project for the future of our present and children yet unborn,” he said.


The  Onjeh Senatorial  Campaign  Organisation has congratulated Gov Samuel Ortom and the good People of Benue State over the Supreme Court judgement upholding his election.

The Campaign Organisation in a statement signed by its Director Media and Publicity,  Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi says the judgement


delivered by the apex court has re-affirmed the popular maxim of Vox Populi, Vox Dei which means the voice of the people is the voice of God, as God has once again confirmed the voice of Benue  people which was overwhelmingly  expressed through their popular  votes during  the 2015 governorship poll.

The judgement according to  Onjeh Campaign Organisation is an affirmation of what God is about to do for the Idoma people through Comrade Daniel  Onjeh at the Senatorial Election slated for February 13th.

It called on the people to further demonstrate their support for President Mohammadu Buhari and  Gov. Samuel Ortom by voting for the candidate  of the All Progressive Congress, APC Comrade Daniel Onjeh during the re-run senatorial election in Benue South Senatorial District come February 13th, to ensure that every nook and cranny of Benue State  is allowed to  experience the good things that God is using President Muhammadu Buhari to do for Nigerians.


Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today extended an olive branch to Prince Terhemen Tarzoor, defeated governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP whose appeal was dismissed at the Supreme Court.

Reacting to the judgment at the Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, Governor Ortom commended Prince Tarzoor for opting for the legal process rather than violence in the pursuit of his political convictions.

The Governor had won the April 11, 2015 Governorship Polls on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and thereafter at both the Elections Tribunal and the Appeal Court.

He stated that now that the apex court had settled the political dispute, he has extended a hand of fellowship to Prince Tarzoor and invited him to join him and contribute his ideas and those of his supporters towards the development of the state.


“What Benue needs at this time is for all its sons and daughters to collectively tackle the challenges of ignorance and disease afflicting the state,”  he stressed.

He pledged his commitment to offering the people of the state dedicated service that would eradicate those three challenges.
According to the Governor, the fact that he neither saw nor bribed any judge at all levels through which the case passed indicated that there was hope for people to get justice in the country.