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Financial Crimes Commission President Goodluck Jonathan Federal Government President Jonathan Public Affairs Peoples Democratic Party Senior Special Assistant Governor Gabriel Suswam Dr Doyin Okupe


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Benue State Government to lunch SURE-P programm today
Nigeria to spend N1.5 trillion on police reforms – Jonathan - President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Federal Government would spend N1.5 trillion in the next five years to reform the Nigeria Police Force. Mr. Jonathan made this known at a two-day retreat on Sustaining Nigeria Police Reforms, in Makurdi on Thursday. The event was organised by the Police Service Commission, PSC, in conjunction with the Benue State Government. Read more here:
Benue calls for investigation into Ukum council massacre. By PETER DURU. MAKURDI — Benue State Government has...
Benue State government says NO to armed raping:
SUSWAM WANTS ME DEAD Being text of a Press Release by Rommy Mom Esq, President, Lawyers Alert BACKGROUND After the flood that displaced thousands of citizens in Benue state, the Federal Government of Nigeria, living up to its obligation of the provision of social rights to the people, donated N500m to the Benue State Government to distribute to the victims so as to ameliorate their sufferings and aid them in living with the dignity of humans. Almost a year after this donation and several others from Philanthropists ­ and other State Governments to Benue, the Benue State Government is yet to neither release the money to the victims nor make a statement tothe victims and Benue people as to the status of the awaited assistance. I against this background approached the Court using the Freedom of Information Law to compel the Benue State Emergency Agency,BSEMA, to give an account of the money regarding expenses and how it has been used, if used at all. BSEMA in its defense statedthat the Governor Suswam led A ...
BSU College of Health Science students or State government who should forgive who. Read & share your opinion:
Three fraudsters attempt to swindle Benue State Government of ₦495 Million
v. The Benue state bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, has debunked allegations of……
Zaki-Biam Massacre: Benue State Govt Gets N8bn Compensation From FG The Federal Government has agreed to compensate for the destruction of lives and property in Zaki-Biam, Benue State in a November 2001 raid by the Nigerian Army by paying the sum of N8 billion to the Benue State Government. This was disclosed by the Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam yesterday who said that an out-of-court settlement had been reached by officials of the state and the Federal Government. He also expressed optimism that the sum would soon be released. Suswam added that though the state had a Court of Appeal judgement in its favour ordering compensation to the tune of N40 billion to be paid to it; it had resorted to an out-of-court settlement due to the FG’s inability to pay. This comes just as a Federal High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt recently awarded N36.7billion as compensation to the Odi community in Bayelsa State for a military action ordered by the Federal Government during the Obasanjo administration in 1999. ...
Nigeria: Zaki Ibiam - FG to Pay N8 Billion to Benue State: [Leadership]The Federal Government has agreed to pa...
Zaki Ibiam: FG To Pay N8bn To Benue State: The Federal Government has agreed to pay N8billion to the Benue Sta...
One million naira donation from Benue state government to Pastor Nicodemus Mbatsavtampu
Benue SSS yesterday paraded 3 suspect fraudsters for allegedly attempting to defraud d state government of $3 million
AN OVERVIEW OF FADAMA IN BENUE STATE The National Fadama Development Project is one of the Poverty Eradication Programme conceived by the Federal Government of Nigeria and which Benue State Government, under the able leadership of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Dr. Torwua Suswam, embraced for the benefit of Benue people. The project is co-financed by the World Bank African Development Bank, Federal Government, State and LGA and it covers the thirty six (36) states of the federation and FCT. The Third National Fadama Development project was officially launched in Gusau, Zamfara State by His Excellency Late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua on the 28th of August 2008. In Benue State, the project was launched on 15th of April, 2010 by His Excellency Governor Gabriel Torwua Suswam. 2. Fadama III Meaning Fadama is the Hausa name for irrigable land in floods plains and low lying areas, underlined by shallow aquifers and found along Nigeria River system. However, in the World Bank context, Fadama III connotes Agricultura ...
Benue State Government yesterday presented the 2013 budget to the state House of Assembly, proposing to spend N130.9 billion in the next fiscal year, as well as a supplementary budget for the year 2012. Presenting the budget christened, budget of ‘development and growth effectiveness,’ Governor Gabriel Suswam said the budget sought to promote the continuity of the development objectives of his administration, adding that the budget in many ways was consistent with the demonstrable objectives of the 2012 budget. He explained that the 2013 budget would ensure the payment of salaries and wages of public servants as at when due and meeting of state pension obligations, as well as continued to fund developmental infrastructure, social welfare, human capital development, quality of life and revenue base of the state. The governor disclosed further that his administration would make sure that each MDA was prioritized, such that those of highest priority were listed first and funded accordingly to completion, ...
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Thank you to the those that have donated to the Benue...
People be resigning up and down. Aint nobody in the Benue State Government willing to do same? Y'all stop making us look hungry & greedy.
"The government of Benue State has achieved a lot in road construction, which has opened up the rural areas". -Maku Maku, also said inspection carried out by NGGtour2012 shows that Benue Government is interested in providing water to the people. "The rehabilitation of the greater Makurdi Water Works and the one in Otobi which we visited are very laudable projects". -Maku
The National Good Governance Tour which is an initiative of the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, to showcase dividends of democracy has entered 3rd day with a citizens forum/Town Hall meeting in Benue state. Below are some of the projects showcased during the tour so far. The Benue state University Teaching Hospital which was commissioned on 9 th March 2012. The hospital has a 350 bed capacity, 8 theatres and has a staff strength of over 500 including 10 professors and 50 consultants. The Greater Markudi water plant with a capacity to pump 100,000 cubic meters of water daily to the metropolis. Makurdi - Naka road measuring 8 km and completed by the Benue State Government with solar powered street lights. The Orange processing and packaging plant built by the State Govt and handed over to private sector managers-Teragro. A new medical complex at the Nigerian Navy Provost and Regulatory school. Construction of a 100 cubic metre Multi Purpose Dam at Otukpo being undertaken by the Federal Ministry of W ...
Come & Invest in fruit Juices production. Benue State Government is offering investors an highly enabling environment for Private Enterprise
It was Steve Ato Esq, then Solicitor General of Benue State, that once said government works in mysterious ways. That was in response to a question asked by a Nigerian Law school student of Benue origin that: 'Between one student sent to Scotland on Benue State Government scholarship to study a masters in law degree & the over 200 Benue students in Law School which will the Government derive higher benefit? The question was against the back drop of d failure of d government to pay bursary allowances to it's students in law school whereas d same government had sponsored one of their mates, in d university, to study a masters degree on a sum more than all d Benue students in law school would have needed for their Bursary. Obviously, if government works in mysterious ways it must first think in mysterious ways to work in mysterious ways. If not, how could Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State have been quoted as saying d Kaduna bombing has no religious undertone?
Benue State Government should be ashamed if a minister of d Federal Republic of Nigeria will have to call on it to hasten d accreditation process for it's teaching hospital. The minister said d medical students of BSU have been in d school for 8 yrs. Is it not a shame?
The Benue State Government has described reports which have appeared in some national dailies(not Nigeria Compass), alleging that over 30 woman were last week, raped in some flood disaster refugee camps as a figment of an evil imagination
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What is the Benue State Government doing in this regard? Latest News in Nigeria, Flood: Sex explosion in relief camps ,Todays Nigeria Reuters
The Benue State Government on Thursday chided media houses for allegedly exposing the ills going on in different flood camps in the state.
Benue State Government is Hosting National Tourism from 25th till Thursday 27th 2012. Wish ya all the Best of Luck.
Makurdi flood victims have appealed to the Benue State Government to intervene and resettle them on safe grounds.
Benue vs Okupe: Politics by other means? Our Reporter September 7, 2012 No Comments » From CHUKS AKUNNA Benue State Government is locked in a war of words with presidential assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe. This ‘war’ pivots around allegations that the latter’s firm, Value Trust Limited, failed to fully execute a road construction contract awarded in 2004. To raise the ante, Benue State Government penultimate week dragged Okupe before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The government requested the Commission to help recover N635.7 million from the presidential aide, money it said was the balance of the “failed” contract. Okupe has since fired back. He accused the state government of mischief and deliberately distorting the facts. If anybody is to refund money, claimed the presidential aide, it should be Benue State. Okupe insisted the government still owed his company N358 million “for work already done.” He further expressed surprise that the Benue State Gover ...
That OKUPE has sued Benue State Government is no news to me. Nigeria is like Charley Boy Show - anything can happen; and you can always expect the unexpected.
Value Trust Investment Limited said yesterday that it has proceeded to court against the Benue State Government to recover N358 million as payment for work completed but not paid.
Doyin Okupe suing the Benue State Government over corruption allegation levelled against him...Corruption reporting corruption to corruption
Dotun Oladipo shared the following link: Action Congress of Nigeria has described as official endorsement of corruption the attempt by the Presidency, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Benue State Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to treat as a civil matter the case rel...
Okupe’s Documents Shock PDP…Benue Owes Value Trust N358m Senior Special Assistant ( Public Affairs) to the President, Dr Doyin Okupe Wednesday said Benue State was still owing his company over N358m for job done and challenged the former governor of the state, Senator George Akume, and Governor Gabriel Suswam to speak the truth on the terms of the contract. Peoples Democratic Party through its national publicity secretary, Olisah Metuh said the party had summoned Okupe, to explain his roles in a contract with the Benue State Government. . President Goodluck Jonathan had been asked to sack Okupe because of the contract, which opposition parties had accused him of abandoning after collecting huge sums of money. But Okupe insisted that his company asked for variation on the contract, since its terms had changed, but that the state refused to pay. Okupe said the variation was made by his company in April 2007. He said, “The cost of equipment had increased and there were provisions for variation, b ...
National publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement that with the statement credited to the Benue State Government, EFCC must immediately institute a thorough investigation of these allegations.
The inglorious days of Dr. Doyin Okupe during the Obasanjo era is still fresh in our memories..I support the ACN call for him to be dropped if President Jonathan really cares about this Nation especially in the wake of startling revelation of his corrupt nature as epitomized in his handling of the contracts awarded to him by the Benue State Government...
Benue contract: My company different from me – Okupe Abuja — Following the raging controversy over his alleged involvement in the abandoned Benue State contract, for which he was alleged to have collected money, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, yesterday, said his company, Value Trust Investment Limited, is a registered entity with a different identity from him as an individual. Okupe, in a statement, said though he would soon address the issues raised in the allegations by Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, it was imperative for Nigerians to know that the said company has other Nigerians and foreigners on its board as Directors. Spokesman of ACN, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had called for the resignation of Okupe for allegedly abandoning a contract awarded to his company by the Benue State Government. A statement by Dr. Sanya Awosan, said: “Legally, Okupe is an individual with an identity separate from the corporate identities of these two companies. “Firstly, ...
The Benue State Government says Dr. Doyin Okupe has been reported to the EFCC for the recovery of the money his company duped the state.
The Benue State Government has vowed to recover over N691 million fraudulently obtained from the state in 2004 by Dr. Doyin Okupe.
The Benue State Government has urged Muslims to emulate what happened in Kenya by protecting their Christian brothers and sisters.
The NNPC is to collaborate with the Benue State Government to restore the Makurdi depot.
The Benue State Government has debunked the claims in some quarters that the state is bankrupt.
Benue State Government has concluded plans for compulsory issuance of the upgraded driver's license among motorcycle operators in the State.
The Benue State Government has sacked the more than 4,000 workers who were employed earlier this year across the 23 LGA of the state.
According To Stats, Benue State Has the Most HIV/AIDS Infected People In Nigeria. The Benue State Commissioner for Health and Social Services, Dr. Oduen Abunku, has disclosed that over 600,000 persons are currently living with the dreaded HIV/AIDS in the state. Abunku lamented that skyrocketing figure had left the state on the top of chart of available statistics of the most endemic states in the federation. The Commissioner, who spokeat the joint Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signing ceremony between the Benue State Government, the NKST Health Services and the Nigeria Indigenous Capacity Building Project, regretted that HIV/AIDS infestation in thestate was destroying and eroding the state’s capacity inthe food and agriculture. He said: “In Nigeria, Benue State has for many years topped the chart of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS with over 600,000 persons living with the virus in the state. “The virus is destroying our farms, schools and churches and that is why we will continue to partner organisat ...
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Stray Bullets Kills 2 As Police Battles Protesting Muslim Youth Muslim youths and brick layers were protesting the demolition of a mosque and several other building by men of the Benue State Government
Twenty hours after the Supreme Court affirmed the election of Governor Gabriel Suswam, the Benue State Government and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rolled out the drums to celebrate the victory of the governor.
Benue State Government has approved and awarded the contract for the construction of a modern cancer screening centre at the cost of N100m.
What's the latest of the Benue State Government house battle?
Benue State Government has approved the release of N1.485b for the procurement of 400 trucks of assorted brands of fertiliser.
Our pigs don show my appreciation goes to Benue State Government
Benue State Government made this known as the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Dr. Mathias...
Benue State Government is to retire about 1,800 staff of 23 local governments in the state.
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Doyin Okupe President Goodluck Jonathan Financial Crimes Commission President Jonathan Public Affairs Peoples Democratic Party Senior Special Assistant Governor Gabriel Suswam