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Farmers-Herders clash: Benue to partner FG to end menace – Ortom

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Buhari-OrtomGovernor-elect of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has expressed his administration’s desire to partner with the in-coming Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to end the incessant clashes between farmers and herders in the state.

Ortom made this known after a high-powered delegation led by Senate Minority Leader and APC leader in Benue State, George Akume, paid a courtesy visit on the president-elect at Defence House in Abuja on Wednesday.

He explained that the incessant clashes had made life difficult for the people of Benue State, who are predominantly farmers.

According to Ortom, tackling the menace would go a long way in reviving agriculture to create jobs, which would in turn boost the local economy as well as contribute meaningfully to national development.

He said, “Mr President-elect, Vice President-elect, distinguished Nigerians, let me draw our attention to a very familiar threat to lives and property in this country. And that is insecurity.

“As we all know, no country or state can develop without security. When we live in peace, we can then put in place strategic plans to boost our economic development.

“We are all too familiar with the incessant clashes between pastoralists and farmers in many parts of the country. From Benue to Plateau, Taraba to Zamfara, Katsina and name it.

“Several communities have been sacked by these people, whose business it has been to spill innocent blood. For us in Benue State, our people, who are mostly farmers, cannot even afford to go to their farms any longer for fear of these people.

“Our new government in Benue will be happy to partner with the Federal Government to bring this menace to an end as soon as possible”.

The governor-elect drew similarities between Buhari’s tenacity, which he said saw him through the struggle to provide leadership for the nation, and the fighting spirit of the Benue person.

He also appealed to Buhari, whom he noted had a long history of affinity with Benue since his days as a Brigade Commander in Makurdi, to take a second look at certain decisions, which had deprived the state of federal institutions.

Ortom equally reminded President-elect Buhari about the sorry state of the power sector, which he noted, had crippled the growth of small and medium scale enterprises.

Other distinguished members of the delegation included Senator Barnabas Gemade, Chief Audu Ogbeh and retired Generals Lawrence Onoja, Chris Abutu Garba and Indiar Garba.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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