Good day, welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, on Concise News.
Here are the latest Benue news headlines
Tiv-Jukun Crisis: Benue’s Ortom Commends Taraba’s Ishaku For Peace Initiatives
Benue governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday commended his Taraba counterpart Darius Ishaku over peace initiatives aimed at ending the protracted Tiv/Jukun communal crisis in the north-eastern state.
A statement by Ortoms’s Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase quoted the governor as expressing optimism that the peace overtures would yield the desired fruits.
“The decision to set up a committee comprising Jukun and Tiv representatives will deepen the dialogue and prevent further conflicts in the affected areas,” the statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi said.
It further expressed optimism that measures being taken would chart the path to lasting peace. Read more here.
Benue South: Appeal Court Delivers Judgement On Abba Moro, Lawani Case
The verdict of the tribunal, which in September validated the February 23, 2019 election of the Senator representing Benue South in the National Assembly, Abba Moro, was upheld by the Court of Appeal.
Senator Moro of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had polled 85,162, votes to defeat Lawani, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who garnered 47,972 votes during the last election in Benue South Senatorial District.
Steve Lawani had approached the Appellant Court after the Tribunal threw out his case for lack of merit and substance. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Benue State online news headlines. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.