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?

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