Good day, welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Saturday, November 9th, 2019, on Concise News.
Here are the latest Benue news headlines
Benue: See What Ortom Did To Dozens Of Prisoners In State
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has granted pardon to more than 500 prisoners in the last four years, according to justice commissioner Michael Gusa.
Gusa told newsmen on Tuesday in Makurdi that those pardoned were natives of the state.
He spoke shortly after the inauguration of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy. Read more here.
Benue: Ortom Wants Miyetti Allah President Arrested, Gives Reason
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is demanding for the arrest of the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.
The governor who explained the reason for his demand while receiving Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka at the Government House in Makurdi on Tuesday, revealed that he would file a formal complaint to the security agencies.
He the association’s president was arrested for allegedly threatening states like Benue for rejecting the establishment of the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) and has vowed to petition the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) over that. Read more here.
Benue: Gov. Ortom Shocked By Transport Practice
Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday, expressed shock that motorists in Benue still convey passengers in vehicle boots, despite the campaign against the practice.
Ortom, who stated this in Makurdi during the inauguration of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) 2019 Ember Months Campaign, called on the corps to increase vigilance on roads to mitigate all road abuses.
Represented by Alexander Shaapera, Commissioner for Works and Transport, Ortom said that his administration had made modest investment in road construction. Read more here.
Benue: Court Rules On Deputy Speaker Adaji’s Election
The Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi has sacked the Deputy Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly Christopher Adaji as a legislator for Ohimini.
This online news medium understands that the Court of Appeal delivered the judgment on Friday in the Benue State capital.
According to the presiding Judge of the three-man panel Justice I. G. Mbaba who delivered the lead judgment in the separate appeals filed by the PDP and Christopher Adaji, the appeals lacked merit. Read more here.
Benue: Ortom Sends Message To Akume’s Rival On Appeal Court Victory
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has congratulated the senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, Senator Orker Jev, on his Appeal Court victory.
The governor’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase in Makurdi.
The Court of Appeal, sitting in Makurdi, had earlier upheld the election of Jev and dismissed the petition of the petitioner for lacking in merit. 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.