Benue State News Today

Benue is a state of Nigeria, situated in the south-east of the country. By the area the state is on the 11 place and by the number of citizens – on the 9. There are almost five million people living in the state. The capital of the state is Makurdi.

The state was founded in 1976, near the cognominal river.

As most other states of Nigeria, Benue is inhabited by people of different tribes, who lived near the river for a long time. Each of those tribes has rich and impressive history and culture. The biggest number of people in the state is those representing Tiv ethnic group. So, the most widespread language in the state is supposed Tiv language, although the official language in English.

According to Benue newspaper update, the cultural heritage of the state is impressive, it attracts many tourists who want to visit the region and see some museums, where are represented different historical clothes, implements and so on. Also, it is very popular in the state to carry out different festivals, where people can see traditional dances and listen to ethnic songs and music of various tribes.

The authorities of the state realised the huge tourist potential of the state, and now they are actively working to attract more tourists in future. Benue latest news shows that they are opening different places of interest and some historical places, as well as, improve and develop recreation sector of the state. In the near future, they are going to open more hotels, hostels in the region and improve the liaison.

Benue news informs that the state is one of the youngest ones, but still, it is already a thriving agricultural and farming leader of the country. Natural settings in the state are very good, they are perfect for the cultivation of main agronomic crops.

Also, the live stock breeding is developed in the state.

Makurdi, the capital of the Benue state, is a city which is quite older than the whole state. It was founded almost fifty years before the creation of the state. The population of the town is almost 350 thousand people, most of them are rampant Catholics.

Makurdi is a cultural and economy centre of the whole state, all main financial and social institutions are places in the town.

Also Makurdi is a very important geographical point, as it is placed near the Benue river. There is a huge river port in the town, where many people arrive each day.

Also, there are its own airport, stadium, university, publishing house and many other important points in Makurdi.

Ortom demands arrest of Miyetti Allah herders officials

Ortom demands arrest of Miyetti Allah herders officials

Ortom demands arrest of Miyetti Allah herders officials
Governor Ortom opens up on how much has been spent so far in taking care of Benue flood victims

Governor Ortom opens up on how much has been spent so far in taking care of Benue flood victims

The recent flooding in Benue state has led to increase in number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the state. The state governor says N50m was spent.

Governor Ortom opens up on how much has been spent so far in taking care of Benue flood victims
APC chieftain slams southeast governors over Biafran agitation

APC chieftain slams southeast governors over Biafran agitation

Mathew Osichukwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) said that southeast governors are to be blamed for the recent tension in the region.

APC chieftain slams southeast governors over Biafran agitation
Governor Ortom laments over Benue's high wage bill, says permanent secretaries earn N500,000 above their counterparts in Lagos, Kano

Governor Ortom laments over Benue's high wage bill, says permanent secretaries earn N500,000 above their counterparts in Lagos, Kano

Governor Samuel Ortom has declared a state of emergency on payment of salaries in Benue state as labour unions in the state continue to agitate for payments.

Governor Ortom laments over Benue's high wage bill, says permanent secretaries earn N500,000 above their counterparts in Lagos, Kano
Hoodlums invade Benue IDP camp, beat police officers, flood victims

Hoodlums invade Benue IDP camp, beat police officers, flood victims

Some hoodlums reportedly disguised as internally displaced persons on Wednesday, September 20, invaded a flood victims camp, beat up police officers and others.

Hoodlums invade Benue IDP camp, beat police officers, flood victims
Report finally exposes 10 states in Nigeria still owing workers salaries after receiving Paris Club loan refund

Report finally exposes 10 states in Nigeria still owing workers salaries after receiving Paris Club loan refund

The threat came from Ayuba Wabba at the national executive council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions.

Report finally exposes 10 states in Nigeria still owing workers salaries after receiving Paris Club loan refund
Governor Ortom has no link with alleged harassment of civil society activist - Spokesman

Governor Ortom has no link with alleged harassment of civil society activist - Spokesman

The chief press secretary to the Benue state governor, Terver Akase has dispelled insinuations linking his boss with the reported harassment of an activist.

Governor Ortom has no link with alleged harassment of civil society activist - Spokesman
APC governor alerts Nigerian Senate over the activities of FERMA

APC governor alerts Nigerian Senate over the activities of FERMA

Governor Ortom made the call when he received members of the works committee led by Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano state) at the Government House, Makurdi.

APC governor alerts Nigerian Senate over the activities of FERMA
OPINION: Innocent blood haunts Abba Moro daily - Agerzua

OPINION: Innocent blood haunts Abba Moro daily - Agerzua

Tahav Agerzua fires back at the former minister of interior, Abba Moro, who has been a constant critic of the Benue state government's policies and actions.

OPINION: Innocent blood haunts Abba Moro daily - Agerzua
Come to our rescue! Benue community sends SOS to Buhari, security agencies

Come to our rescue! Benue community sends SOS to Buhari, security agencies

The people of Ugboju community, Otukpo local government of Benue state, have called on the government, to as a matter of urgency, come to their rescue.

Come to our rescue! Benue community sends SOS to Buhari, security agencies
BREAKING: Major General Ugbo, 7 others allegedly killed in Benue as community boils

BREAKING: Major General Ugbo, 7 others allegedly killed in Benue as community boils

The former chairman of the local government was reportedly in the community with some of his loyalists when a different group launched an attack on them.

BREAKING: Major General Ugbo, 7 others allegedly killed in Benue as community boils
Rikicin siyasa ya janyo an kashe Manjo Janar Lawrence Ugbo da mutane 7 a jihar Benuwe

Rikicin siyasa ya janyo an kashe Manjo Janar Lawrence Ugbo da mutane 7 a jihar Benuwe

Sama da mutane 8 da Manjo Janar Lawrence Ugbo aka kashe da jikkata mutane da yawa a unguwar Ugboju dake karamar hukumar Utukpo a jihar Benuwe Njeriya.

Rikicin siyasa ya janyo an kashe Manjo Janar Lawrence Ugbo da mutane 7 a jihar Benuwe
After 3 days of hunger, thousands of IDPs intercept alleged stolen relief materials in Benue state

After 3 days of hunger, thousands of IDPs intercept alleged stolen relief materials in Benue state

Thousands of IDPs at the International Market Camp in Makurdi have prevented vehicles allegedly been used to divert relief materials from leaving the camp.

After 3 days of hunger, thousands of IDPs intercept alleged stolen relief materials in Benue state
JUST IN: You have shot yourselves in the foot - ex-President Jonathan tells former PDP governors over indictment

JUST IN: You have shot yourselves in the foot - ex-President Jonathan tells former PDP governors over indictment

Goodluck Jonathan said by indicting him of corruption, it means that the former governors, who are now in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are corrupt.

JUST IN: You have shot yourselves in the foot - ex-President Jonathan tells former PDP governors over indictment
"Har da sojoji a cikin makiyayan da suka kai mana hari" — Mazauna kauyukan Benue sun gaya wa hukuma

"Har da sojoji a cikin makiyayan da suka kai mana hari" — Mazauna kauyukan Benue sun gaya wa hukuma

Mazauna wasu kauyukan jihar Benuen da su ka halarci taron rantsar da kwamitin da shugaban kasa ya kafa domin binciken sojojin Najeriya a kan zargin keta haddi

"Har da sojoji a cikin makiyayan da suka kai mana hari" — Mazauna kauyukan Benue sun gaya wa hukuma
Nigerian army in dirty scandal as victims accuse them of helping herdsmen to attack villages

Nigerian army in dirty scandal as victims accuse them of helping herdsmen to attack villages

The 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Takum, Taraba state has been accused of aiding herdsmen to attack villages in Benue state and its surrounding.

Nigerian army in dirty scandal as victims accuse them of helping herdsmen to attack villages
Dangote-led presidential flood committee donates N250m to Benue victims

Dangote-led presidential flood committee donates N250m to Benue victims

The Dangote-led presidential committee has revealed that it has donated the sum of N150,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) to Benue flood victims.

Dangote-led presidential flood committee donates N250m to Benue victims
Dalilin da ya sa gwamna Ortom ba zai iya biyan albashi ba

Dalilin da ya sa gwamna Ortom ba zai iya biyan albashi ba

Dalilin da ya sa gwamna Ortom ba zai iya biyan albashi ba. Ma'aikata a jihar Benue sun koka a kan rashin biyan su albashi. Bashi ya yi wa gwamnatin yawa

Dalilin da ya sa gwamna Ortom ba zai iya biyan albashi ba
49-year-old man from Benue gets arrested after faking his own kidnap to collect N1m from wife (photo)

49-year-old man from Benue gets arrested after faking his own kidnap to collect N1m from wife (photo)

A Nigerian man from Benue state has been arrested for faking his own kidnap to obtain N1m from his wife. The 49-year-old man was arrested with the 'kidnapper'.

49-year-old man from Benue gets arrested after faking his own kidnap to collect N1m from wife (photo)
PDP leaders visit Benue flood victims with relief materials (Photos)

PDP leaders visit Benue flood victims with relief materials (Photos)

The national leaders of PDP visited Benue government house, Makurdi, to pay a sympathy visit to the good people of Benue over the flood incidence in the state.

PDP leaders visit Benue flood victims with relief materials (Photos)
Shugabannin PDP sun kai ziyara ga wadanda ambaliyar ruwa ya cika dasu a jihar Benue, sun basu tallafi (hotuna)

Shugabannin PDP sun kai ziyara ga wadanda ambaliyar ruwa ya cika dasu a jihar Benue, sun basu tallafi (hotuna)

Shugabannin jam'iyyar PDP sun ziyarci gidan gwamnatin jihar Makurdi, jihar Benue domin jaje ga mutanen jihar Benue wadanda ambaliyar ruwa ya cika dasu.

Shugabannin PDP sun kai ziyara ga wadanda ambaliyar ruwa ya cika dasu a jihar Benue, sun basu tallafi (hotuna)
Ambaliyar ruwa na barazanar shanye wasu garuruwa a jihar Kogi

Ambaliyar ruwa na barazanar shanye wasu garuruwa a jihar Kogi

Ambaliyar ruwa na shirin shanye wasu garuruwa a Kogi. Hukumar NEMA ta kawo musu dauki, ta kira mutane su tattara daga wuraren da ruwan ya shafa don lafiyar su

Ambaliyar ruwa na barazanar shanye wasu garuruwa a jihar Kogi
Another trouble for Kogi as flood ravages Lokoja, residents displaced while properties are destroyed

Another trouble for Kogi as flood ravages Lokoja, residents displaced while properties are destroyed

Speaking also, Rosemary Osikoya, the environment and natural resources commissioner, said her ministry had enlightened people three months ago concerning it.

Another trouble for Kogi as flood ravages Lokoja, residents displaced while properties are destroyed
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