New 1st-class Chiefs: Suswam shuns court injunction, set to appoint 10

*** As John Enyi, Sunday Edo, others intensify lobby in Oju In spite of a Federal High Court interlocutory injunction restraining outgoing Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam from appointing new first-class chiefs, the governor in a totalitarian fashion, appears bent on appointing ten before he hands over power. The governor has insisted that it has…… Continue reading New 1st-class Chiefs: Suswam shuns court injunction, set to appoint 10

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Dear Partner, I write on behalf of http://www.jamesibechi.wordpress.com to express our sincere appreciati”on to you for reading us. Your regular visit to http://www.jamesibechi.wordpress.com and feedback we get from you mean a lot to us. Do not hesitate to let us know the areas you think need improvement and what we can do to serve you…… Continue reading Dear readers, accept our appreciation from jamesibechi.wordpress.com

Ortom returns from China, confirms court injunction against Suswam

Benue State Governor-elect, Chief Dr Samuel Ortom, this evening arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his return from a one-week trip to the Peoples Republic of China. Speaking with newsmen at the airport he said the visit which he described as exploratory was successful even as he urged indigenes of the state to…… Continue reading Ortom returns from China, confirms court injunction against Suswam

Politics of Igede SSG, deputy speaker demand: a call for caution, by Ade Joseph Otor

Igede people since the 2015 general elections were concluded have been caught in throes of agitation for a sharing formulae that would balance power, not only among the ethnics that make up the state, but also specifically among the dominant tribes of Igede, Tiv and Idoma; and especially among the LGAs that made the lion…… Continue reading Politics of Igede SSG, deputy speaker demand: a call for caution, by Ade Joseph Otor

Benue residents task Buhari, Ortom on corruption, moribund industries

A cross section of Nigerians resident in Benue spoke to James Ibechi and bared their minds on their expectations from the incoming government on May 29. Speaking, a former chairman of Obi LGC said on condition of anonymity that the problem stagnating the country’s development is the endemic corruption that has bedeviled the polity. He…… Continue reading Benue residents task Buhari, Ortom on corruption, moribund industries

How Suswam, Benue speaker escape impeachment

L-r: Suswam, Ogaji and Ayua Penultimate week, the Benue State House of Assembly was tensed and pregnant with expectations as political watchers and members of the state public, waited anxiously for news of the impeachment of the speaker of the Assembly. News that filtered the air had it that as at Wednesday, 18 out of…… Continue reading How Suswam, Benue speaker escape impeachment

Promo: The H & W of PDP failure in Benue state unearthed; keep a date!

Truth is the foundation of journalism and the society’s welbeing. As such, we cannot afford to profess ourselves to hold the light but shy away from telling the truth that the soiety needs to get out of its wood, just because interests must not be compromised. If anything, the abysmal performance of the Governor of…… Continue reading Promo: The H & W of PDP failure in Benue state unearthed; keep a date!

Ortom didn’t come from heaven, by Nelson Ushafa Tsav

“People should downplay the heap of expectations on him” The 2015 general elections have come and gone and the wishes of the Nigerian electorates have counted this time. Leaders of our choices have been elected and announced. May 29 is the day everybody is so much looking forward to. Everybody seems to be concerned because…… Continue reading Ortom didn’t come from heaven, by Nelson Ushafa Tsav

Suswam warns Ortom against inflammatory statements

• Youths protest planned installation of monarchs Outgoing Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has cautioned the leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to exercise decorum and desist from making inflammatory statements and threats capable of creating ill will and tension in the state. Meanwhile, youths under the aegis of Benue Youth…… Continue reading Suswam warns Ortom against inflammatory statements

The imperative of Change for Buhari and co (pt 2), by Etunke Emmanuelmary

Change is an active word Buhari won the presidential election promising”change”. Now that APC has captured power,”change” must move from slogan to action. During the campaign, “change” was a noun, an idea, a jingle. “Change” must now function as a verb, an active verb at that. Verb, we were told in primary school, is a…… Continue reading The imperative of Change for Buhari and co (pt 2), by Etunke Emmanuelmary

Despite SUVs gift, Ortom vows to probe Suswam’s administration

Despite all efforts made by the outgoing governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, to wheedle his way into the heart of his successor, Governor-elect, Dr. Samuel Ortom, the incoming governor in the week vowed to probe him While reacting to criticism trailing the recent donation of eight Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, to himself, his deputy…… Continue reading Despite SUVs gift, Ortom vows to probe Suswam’s administration

My vote for George Akume, by James Ibechi

My vote for George Akume, by James Ibechi There is a rough rule of thumb that if the wrong kind of people are ­opposed to what you are doing, then you must be on the right track. By those lights, the criticisms that some people voiced against the eight-year administration of Sen. George Akume, as…… Continue reading My vote for George Akume, by James Ibechi

SSG: group makes case for Oju LGA

Chief Bright Ogaji, Oju LG Chairman A pressure group, IGEDE KAHA, has demanded that the next secretary to the Benue State Government (SSG) should come from Oju LGA of the state, crying out that the LGA since its inception in 1976 has never enjoyed any high-profile appointment other than commissioner. The group also believes that…… Continue reading SSG: group makes case for Oju LGA

Borno gov under fire for buying N35m Lexus SUV for N180m

Bullet proof Lexus SUV                                         Bala Ngilari, Borno Gov. The decision of the Adamawa state governor, Bala Ngilari to buy two Lexus SUVs for N180million, about $900,000 and two Hilux pick up vans at N400million have…… Continue reading Borno gov under fire for buying N35m Lexus SUV for N180m

Still on Jonathan: the man and his legacy

It may sound ironic for anyone to claim that President Goodluck Jonathan was the true winner of March 28 presidential election. After all, we all know the result. Both in terms of popular vote and 25 per cent spread, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, trounced Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic…… Continue reading Still on Jonathan: the man and his legacy

The change Nigerians need, by Etunke Emmanuelmary

The word CHANGE has been a word that majority of Nigerians have taken to the nook and cranny of the society when the All Progressives Congress, APC, began its campaign against the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Literally, it can be seen as a way to make or become different; alter; to convert or…… Continue reading The change Nigerians need, by Etunke Emmanuelmary

Benue Governor-elect, Ortom speaks tough against Suswam’s ill-timed recruitments

Benue State Governor-elect, Dr. Samuel Ortom has raised alarm over alleged attempts by the incumbent Governor, Dr. Gabriel Suswam to impose 10 first class chiefs on parts of the state before the May 29 handing over date. “We are aware that the outgoing governor has rushed a law creating 10 first class chiefs in the…… Continue reading Benue Governor-elect, Ortom speaks tough against Suswam’s ill-timed recruitments

Open letter to Samuel Ortom: meaning of huge broom’s sweep in Gboko, by Tor Shiekuma Felix

Ortom Let me use this privilege to congratulate an industrialist, Dr. Samuel Ortom and all Benue people limpid victory in the just concluded governorship election. Mr. Governor-elect, may the good God of heaven be with you and grant you wisdom, strength and grace to take Benue to an uncommon pinnacle. Before I make headway, let…… Continue reading Open letter to Samuel Ortom: meaning of huge broom’s sweep in Gboko, by Tor Shiekuma Felix