News…We want you to pay salaries, Benue people tell Ortom

Benue State Governor-elect, Dr. Samuel Ortom The agrarian people including ardent supporters of various political parties in Benue state have urged the governor-elect, Chief Samuel Ortom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure adequate payment of salaries of workers when inaugurated into office. The people are also calling on Ortom to create abundant job… Continue reading News…We want you to pay salaries, Benue people tell Ortom

Multimillion-naira goods destroyed as fire guts Otukpo market

It was all tears and pains last night in Otukpo, the powerhouse of Idoma kingdom, when fire gutted the main market, leading to lose of goods worth several millions of naira. We gathered that the fire, which started in the evening, was said to have destroyed several shops where baby wears were sold. The affected… Continue reading Multimillion-naira goods destroyed as fire guts Otukpo market

BREAKING NEWS…Strike looms as Benue NLC gives Suswam 7-day ultimatum

Another round of strike — this time by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) — is imminent, as the Benue State Chapter of the congress, has given the state government a seven-day ultimatum to pay all outstanding salaries in arrears owed to all categories of core public servants in the state. In a letter signed by… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS…Strike looms as Benue NLC gives Suswam 7-day ultimatum

Adagba/APC drags Ona, INEC to tribunal

Adoga Ona, PDP Sunday Adagba, APC There is palpable uncertainty over the Victory of Dr. Ona Adoga in the just conducted poll for the Oju 1 state constituency of the Benue State House of Assembly, even as a story is making the rounds that the win may be overturned by a law court or election… Continue reading Adagba/APC drags Ona, INEC to tribunal

The gale of post-election congrats

*Jonathan is not the one that started it, but Fayemi It is no longer news that the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, conversed with the President-elect, Muhammad Buhari, for five minutes on phone and congratulated him for winning the 2015 presidential election. Ordinarily, the phone conversation could not be more than just five minutes but the… Continue reading The gale of post-election congrats

Suswam bows, begs Ortom to take care of him

The outgoing governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has begged the state Governor-elect, Chief Samuel Ortom, to look after him after his exit from office in May. Suswam stated this at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Makurdi, when he played host to the Governor-elect on Monday. He said, “When I leave (office), I will… Continue reading Suswam bows, begs Ortom to take care of him

Igede to get intermediate area traditional council, as BSHA passes chieftaincy bill into law

The Benue House of Assembly over the weekend passed the State Council of Chiefs and Traditional Councils bill into law at its plenary session in Makurdi. The House through the Speaker, Terhile Ayua, resolved that the Och’Idoma and Tor Tiv would be the chairmen of the Idoma and Tiv traditional councils respectively. The new bill… Continue reading Igede to get intermediate area traditional council, as BSHA passes chieftaincy bill into law

My blog, comments, posts, etc, move here

https://jamesibechi.wordpress.com My blog, comments, posts, etc, move home Readers will know that I have re-launched my own blog site, JAMES IBECHI, and its first online publishing venture. You can now find my blog by going to jamesibechi.wordpress.com, and in due course, you can download electronic books that I have published so far, including my own… Continue reading My blog, comments, posts, etc, move here

No PDP defector will be appointed minister, says Buhari

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ruled out the possibility that defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would be asigned key position in his cabinet. In an interactive session with reporters in Daura, he said those joining the All Progressives Congress ( APC) should be ready to play second fiddle for now. The president elect… Continue reading No PDP defector will be appointed minister, says Buhari

Behold the Igede amazon who’ll be Benue Governor in 2019

By James Ibechi Are you often times frustrated with politics because you feel as though politicians do not reflect your views? That may be because you keep electing the same type of people over and over again to represent you. Evangelist (Mrs.) Eunice Agwu has come out challenging you to do it differently this time… Continue reading Behold the Igede amazon who’ll be Benue Governor in 2019

Will Idoma, Igede succeed Suswam

If statistics are anything to go by, then it would be an Idoma/Igede and not a Tiv that would be calling the shots at the Government House, Makurdi, immediately after Suswam. Although the ballot in the 2015 governorship election in Benue State will not say so, the question the electorate across the state would be… Continue reading Will Idoma, Igede succeed Suswam

KUDOS TO BRIGHT OGAJI, BY CHARITY OGBU, aka Queen Cherry

PRESS RELEASE OJU LGC ——————————– As the tenure of the current chairmen of LGs in the state constitutionally ends on November 27, 2014, the chairman of Oju LGC, Chief Bright Ogaji, has been commended for his impact in the area. A former senior finance staff of the council who is now on transfer to Ado,… Continue reading KUDOS TO BRIGHT OGAJI, BY CHARITY OGBU, aka Queen Cherry

“Nigerian Government Pays Young People On Social Media To Take On Dissenting Voices “

If you have noticed an increase in the number of people that attack folks Facebook and on Twitter because of their views on politics & governance in Nigeria, let me assure you that these people are not doing it because they hate or because they necessarily disagree with such views, they are paid to do… Continue reading “Nigerian Government Pays Young People On Social Media To Take On Dissenting Voices “

Ekiti World Cup: stomach politics 1 Idealism 0

Ekiti “World”Cup Stomach politics 1 Idealism 0 This is a time for reflection for those convinced that there is an art to leadership and governance. That a man of Fayose’s well-known antecedents can beat a man of Fayemi’s pedigree is incredulous. Not just because of what we think we know about the generally accepted qualities… Continue reading Ekiti World Cup: stomach politics 1 Idealism 0

Nigerian soldiers detain Tambuwal

Lawlessness in Nigeria took a new turn when soldiers this morning in Kaduna detained the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, insisting his official car must be searched before he could be allowed into an international conference he was due to deliver a speech. Angered by the conduct of the soldiers,… Continue reading Nigerian soldiers detain Tambuwal

p> Igede are the most educated tribe in Nigeria —Hon. Nick Eworo

Igede are the most educated tribe in Nigeria —Hon. Nick Eworo Hon. Nick Eworo is Dep. Majority Leader of the Seventh Benue State House of Assembly and representing Obi State Constituency. He is in the race to becoming the House of Reps member representing Oju/Obi federal constituency, come 2015, by which time he will have

Igede youth: Navigating the future

      By James Ibechi     The development of any society is the interplay between man and his environment. This interplay that ensures self-discovery plays a major role in energising, conscientising, motivating and mobilising the people towards a common goal.    There is no doubt, when God created the world, he perfected it… Continue reading Igede youth: Navigating the future

I need job to save my daughter –Physically challenged

The quest for job and assistance to save the life of own baby forced 34-year-old man (name withheld) to seek audience with whoever cared to listen and probably offer him a helping hand. That was what compelled him to visit me in at a joint. One would have thought that he had come to beg… Continue reading I need job to save my daughter –Physically challenged