By John Igbo-Ijoko Brave 1. Real Estate: Corruption influenced the high rise in the value of property in Nigeria. An area is mapped out and once politicians pick interest in the area, the value of property rises rapidly for no reason. Land that is worth 1.5m, the moment a politician comes and buys for 10m…… Continue reading 10 booming businesses to suffer as Buhari comes in
By Christian Emeka, Awka The Igede Development Association has urged the Federal and Benue State governments to reduce the hardship in Benue State by constructing the 93-k Otukpo–Oju-Uwokwu road. President of the association, Anambra State chapter, Mr Patrick Akobo, made the call while speaking to newsmen in Onitsha. Akobo further said the road would shorten the…… Continue reading Igede people plead with FG, Benue over Otukpo-Oju-Uwokwu road
By James Ibechi Shortly, the story of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will start reading like this: once upon a time the PDP dominated Nigerian politics after the return to civilian government in 1999. It won every presidential election by a landslide, had the majority of powerful state governors in its camp, and comfortable majorities…… Continue reading Dr. Adoga Ona, PDP’s fortune and shaky election victory
Ogbe * We didn’t endorse Gbajabiamila for Speaker, say Benue lawmakers BARING last minute changes, the South East geopolitical zone might have finally lost the position of Secretary to Government of the Federation to the North Central zone. Our investigations revealed that the plan to move the position away from the South East was thrown…… Continue reading North East hopeful on senate presidency as Tinubu positions Audu Ogbe for SGF
Benue state Governor-elect, Dr Samuel Ortom yesterday looked back into his relationship with governor of Benue state, Dr Gabriel Suswam and revealed how the outgoing governor betrayed him. Ortom stated this yesterday when he played host to APC leaders and members from Gboko local government who paid him solidarity visit. Gboko local government returned the…… Continue reading How Suswam betrayed me, by Ortom
*Felix By Tor Shiekuma Felix Overtly, youths are the fulcrum of any surviving society. They are embedded with rich resources that every meaningful society would need for its sustenance. They are the nerve cells which accelerate the movement of a well functioning society. This group of people stands as concrete blocks needed for nation building.…… Continue reading Youths are leaders of tomorrow: When?
Last weekend, Idoma people from home and abroad gathered to celebrate Eje-Aje K’Idoma, a yearly ceremony of the Idoma nation where Senator David Mark’s daughter and wife of Dr. Innocent Onuh, the Caretaker Chairman of Otukpo Local Government Area, Mrs. Blessing Onuh was conferred with the honourary Chieftaincy titles of ‘Ofianya K’Idoma by the paramount…… Continue reading David Mark’s daughter bags chieftaincy title
The CongressVoice will be publishing a bumper edition to usher in the 16th Democracy Day and inauguration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, as President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Chief (Dr.) Samuel Ortom and Engr. Benson Abounu will also be inaugurated. We have limited space for sale. Book…… Continue reading 16th Democracy Day is here.
Barring any contrary development between the day the winner of the just conducted election for Oju 1 State Constituency, Hon. Adoga Ona obtained his return certificate and the time of filling in this report, the lawmaker expectedly should be in court or tribunal. It is not that Hon. Ona would be in court or tribunal…… Continue reading Drama as election winner sues INEC, opponent in Oju 1 state constituency
No evil is mourned when it is gone – William Shakespeare As the handover date approaches, it is pertinent to write a score card of the out-going administrations in order to know those who have performed creditably well and also to bring those who have performed poorly to the fore, and also to make projection…… Continue reading Why Suswam must go to jail straight from Govt House, by Frank Ijege
Some of the outgoing governors have blamed their inability to pay their workers salaries for upward of six to seven months on the dwindling allocation from the federation account, as is the case with Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, but the Federal Government on Wednesday absolved itself of blame in the inability of some…… Continue reading Blame governors for unpaid salaries, not FG, says Okonjo-Iweala
The joy that flowed across the length and breadth of the agrarian communities of Benue state when the Governor-elect, Chief Samuel Ortom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner in the April 11 governorship election depicted a liberation of the suffering of the people. SOLOMON AYADO writes on the burden to ensure political…… Continue reading Is Ortom the game changer?
The Northern Governors’ Wives Forum has said that it has done a great deal of work in touching the lives of the people of the Northern region. The forum said this during its valedictory session in Abuja yesterday to dissolve its executive council and also hand over the forum to those who will remain in…… Continue reading We did our best for the people, says Suswam’s wife
Some interest groups in the Igede axis of Zone C in Benue State have worked hard in the last few years to promote powershift and or balance of power as a political solution to the underdevelopment problems or perceived marginalization of their people in the state. To realise that, one of the leading proponents of…… Continue reading IGEDE KAHA restates agitation for SSG
Senate President, David Mark, yesterday raised the alarm that the Peoples Democratic Party may be heading for a final destruction if the infighting among its leaders was not immediately resolved. Mark, who stated this while receiving the Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s PDP Post – election assessment committee, in his office said the continued acrimony between factions…… Continue reading PDP on self-destruct path, says David Mark
*** 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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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
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
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