Samuel Ortom

Benue: SGF Akume remains our indisputable leader – Ortom

Benue: SGF Akume remains our indisputable leader – Ortom

The former Governor of Benue State, Chief Samuel Ortom has said irrespective of political inclination, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume remains the indisputable political leader of the State.
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My administration does not keep militia – Ortom

My administration does not keep militia – Ortom

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Wednesday, said his administration does not keep militia as recently claimed by the opposition in the state. The Governor who made the clarification when he received the Chairman Middlebelt Brain Trust, MBT and former Chief of Defence Staff, General Martin Luther Agwai(retd) and his […]

Ortom visits warring Bonta, Ukpute communities sues for peace

Ortom visits warring Bonta, Ukpute communities sues for peace

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has urged the warring neighboring communities of Bonta in Konshisha Local Government Area, LGA, and Ukpute Oju LGA of the state to sheathe their sword and embrace peace. The lingering crisis between the two communities had in recent time claimed several lives and properties including […]

Call for emergency rule condemnable, unacceptable, Akume’s kinsmen tackle Minister

Call for emergency rule condemnable, unacceptable, Akume’s kinsmen tackle Minister

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Kinsmen of the Minister for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, also known as the Jemgbah Unity Forum, JUF, have declared as condemnable and unacceptable the content of last Monday’s media conference addressed by the Minister and Benue All Progressives Congress, APC, stakeholders in Abuja. The Minister had […]

Between Ortom and the President

Between Ortom and the President

By Ikechukwu Amaechi IN the last couple of weeks, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and President Muhammadu Buhari have been embroiled in a war of words. At issue is the security of lives and property of Nigerians, the primary responsibility of government, and who to blame for the worthlessness of human life in Nigeria today. […]

Unongo backs Ortom, cautions those castigating Benue Governor to desist

Unongo backs Ortom, cautions those castigating Benue Governor to desist

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Elder Statesman and former Minister of Steel in the Second Republic, Wantaregh Paul Unongo has cautioned those castigating Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state for speaking out against the herdsmen attacks in his state and worsening insecurity in the country to refrain from their actions. The former Chairman of Northern […]

Ortom accuses presidency of failed plot to instigate crisis in Benue

Ortom accuses presidency of failed plot to instigate crisis in Benue

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has demanded an apology from the presidency for accusing him of stirring ethnic tensions and calling for genocide in the country saying no amount of amount of blackmail and media attack will discourage him from speaking against the injustice and pain the present government […]

Politicians fueling security challenges in the north to rig 2023 elections – Ortom

Politicians fueling security challenges in the north to rig 2023 elections – Ortom

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Wednesday, alerted that politicians were fueling the security challenges in northern states in order to ensure that elections did not take place in such areas in 2023 to enable them rig the elections. He warned anyone planning to rig elections in Benue state to […]

Nigeria fast becoming a failed state under APC – Ortom

Nigeria fast becoming a failed state under APC – Ortom

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Monday, said Nigeria is fast becoming a failed state because of the bad policies of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led federal government. He lamented that the ruling party has dragged the country 20 years backward thereby eroding all the gains earlier recorded by […]

US Congress address: Bishop Kukah spoke the truth, I stand with him – Ortom

US Congress address: Bishop Kukah spoke the truth, I stand with him – Ortom

By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described as unfortunate, the response of the Presidency to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matttew Kukah’s address to United States Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the worsening insecurity in the country. He advised the Federal Government to stop intimidating patriotic […]

2023 gov’ship: Gov Ortom under pressure to anoint his CPS

2023 gov’ship: Gov Ortom under pressure to anoint his CPS

By David Odama – Lafia AHEAD of 2023 general elections, a pressure group under the aegies of Concern Benue indigenes in Nasarawa state (CBILN), Wednesday, endorsed Terver Akase, the chief press secretary to the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom as their pre­ferred governorship aspirant. They have vowed to compel governor Ortom to ensure that Akase […]