Ortom warns Suswam against last minute recruitment

It is very glaring that when the outgoing Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam completely serves out his second term by May 29, the day the nation statute book too compels him to leave office, all eyes of sane people will believe that his two terms of eight years are a disastrous chapter in the life…… Continue reading Ortom warns Suswam against last minute recruitment

Quit politics or die, gunmen threaten Ado APC chieftain

Chief John Ochoga Gunmen suspected to be political thugs attacked the home of a prominent politician and former Peoples Democratic Party’s stalwart who is now in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Ochoga, on the eve of the just conducted governorship election in the country. According to a reporter who visited the home of…… Continue reading Quit politics or die, gunmen threaten Ado APC chieftain

Truth behind Suswam’s SUVs donation to Ortom revealed

There have been a public outcry and outright condemnation as news broke yesterday that the outgoing Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam donated eight SUVs worth over 150 million naira to the Governor-Elect Dr Samuel Ortom, his Deputy-Elect Engr Benson Abounu and their wives. Many wondered why Gov Suswam who claimed the state treasury was depleted…… Continue reading Truth behind Suswam’s SUVs donation to Ortom revealed

Man, 34, plans trekking from Abuja to Makurdi after the order of Hashim

After the now famous Suleiman Hashim, a man who reportedly trekked from Lagos to Abuja in 19 days because of the triumphant outing of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of APC in the 2015 presidential election, another man called Desmond Shija, wants to trek from Abuja to Makurdi over the victory of Chief Samuel Ortom also of…… Continue reading Man, 34, plans trekking from Abuja to Makurdi after the order of Hashim

Interview: Chief (Ambassador) Ode Ochi Emmanuel, South West Chairman of MBTC speaks on salient issues

Coming soon, journalists from Daily Independent Newspapers, on a day that coincided with the meeting of other reporters from Daily Newswatch, with the new Chairman of the Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC), South West of Nigeria, Chief (Ambassador) Ode Ochi Emmanuel, the Ojikpururu 1 of Ibila kingdom, were held spellbound, as he spoke on salient national,…… Continue reading Interview: Chief (Ambassador) Ode Ochi Emmanuel, South West Chairman of MBTC speaks on salient issues

Saraki thumbs down on mass defection to winning party

By James Ibechi, Lagos Bukola Saraki, former governor of Kwara State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the “indiscriminate defection” of politicians from one party to another. Saraki said this in Ilorin, while addressing journalists. He said the trend if not curtailed could be inimical to the maturing of the…… Continue reading Saraki thumbs down on mass defection to winning party

Labour strike imminent in Benue

Following the expiration yesterday of the 7-day ultimatum issued last week by the Benue State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to the Benue State government on the payment of salaries owed workers in the state, the Chairman of the organisation, Mr. Simon Anchaver has reiterated their desire to proceed on strike if their…… Continue reading Labour strike imminent in Benue

Good news…..JAMES IBECHI & ASSOCIATES records progress

While for now it won’t be wrong to say that what we’re doing on this blog site is merely creating buzz for a full website that will soon come on board, we are happy to record encouraging progress in the meantime. Only today , our site administrator informed us about our site stat records of…… Continue reading Good news…..JAMES IBECHI & ASSOCIATES records progress

Missing girl!

Our child, OLUWABUNSI ALJELERO, three years old girl got missing today, April 21, 2015, at SURULERE Baptist Church on 52/54 Ojuelegba road, SURULERE. A strange man walked into the premises and took her away on a bike through Nathan Street Off Ojuelegba. please help us, our hearts are broken. Wer’re crying with heavy hearts. We…… Continue reading Missing girl!

The implications of Ortom’s victory for Sen. Akume, by Ade Joseph Otor

  Sen. George Akume   As I congratulate the duo of Sen. George Akume and Dr.Samuel Ortom on their electoral victories at the just conducted general elections, I find it most important to commend the personality attritutes of Sen. George Akume. These attributes of generosity, altruism, communalism and humility have graciously endeared him to his…… Continue reading The implications of Ortom’s victory for Sen. Akume, by Ade Joseph Otor

Stunning congratulatory piece by Barr. Etukwu Ona, APC candidate for NASS poll in Benue

Barr. Etukwu Ona Among the things this website — still under construction — sets out to do is to uphold and emphasize truth while the lies and deceits that our leaders have been selling as dummies to the gullible in our communities over the years become the subjects of attacks. Here is a heart-throbbing congratulatory…… Continue reading Stunning congratulatory piece by Barr. Etukwu Ona, APC candidate for NASS poll in Benue

Man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja ‘cos of Buhari given heroic welcome

Since the dawn of this era, the only stories I have heard of men embarking on long distance journeys on foot were of Ogor Dommy, an ex-soldier who trekked from Makurdi to Oju LGA. His precise destination was Ega Okileme. His was as a result of inability to raise T-fare, a shortened form of transport…… Continue reading Man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja ‘cos of Buhari given heroic welcome

Extra-marital sex: How do you see this?

A man came back from work and met his wife making love to another man on their matrimonial bed, without shouting or beating any of them he went to the sitting room, switched on the television and sat quietly listening to news. A few minutes later, the man got dressed, came to the sitting room…… Continue reading Extra-marital sex: How do you see this?

Baby factory in Nigeria

What ‘Mummy Okwa’ family tells us about Igede today Anyone who wants to understand the full implications of one of our society’s ills such as the culture of indiscipline that so troubled Gen. Muhammad Buhari , now our president-elect, to the extent that he broke down in tears for the nation, after he was robbed…… Continue reading Baby factory in Nigeria

PDP defectors’re morally bankrupt, Buhari shouldn’t let them —James Ibechi

I don’t know if the President-elect, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, was correctly quoted. But if he truly said what was carried in the Sunday Tribune of April 12, perhaps, he would help tame morally bankrupt politicians. Perhaps, then, our democracy which has been strengthened by the peaceful, if surprising outcome of the 2015 general elections…… Continue reading PDP defectors’re morally bankrupt, Buhari shouldn’t let them —James Ibechi

PDP: Largest African party nearing death

James Ibechi examines the factors leading to the relative poor outings of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 28 national and April 11 state elections and the perceived consequence. His Royal Highness, Chief Ikande Idikwu (of blessed memory) the Ad’ Utu, the Igede First Class king that never was, no thanks to Och’…… Continue reading PDP: Largest African party nearing death

Benue workers distance selves from Anchaver’s call for strike

Sequel to the announcement of an intended strike action planned by the Benue State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC ), Benue workers under the aegis of Benue Aggrieved Workers have distanced themselves from the strike. The workers who have labelled the strike as self serving, in a press release signed by their…… Continue reading Benue workers distance selves from Anchaver’s call for strike

Fire guts another INEC office as Suswam, Gemade electoral war rages

Another area office belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ), was today gutted by fire at early hours of the morning. The cause of the inferno which burnt down the office is yet to be ascertained, however many suspect that it is an act of sabotage by politicians who intend to destroy…… Continue reading Fire guts another INEC office as Suswam, Gemade electoral war rages

Continuing relevance of David Mark in Benue’s affairs?

Dear James Ibechi By anonymous writer I watch with growing consternation the negative triumphalism that is creeping into our people. The sneers, snickering and jeers directed David Mark’s way. It is un Idoma to do so and I urge everyone to stop it. We as we were brought up to do must continue to respect…… Continue reading Continuing relevance of David Mark in Benue’s affairs?