1. The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed the controversial executive pension bill, initiated by outgoing Governor Samuel Ortom.
The bill, among others, provides for ex-governors of the state a permanent residential accommodation in any place of their choice in the country, four new cars every four years and two new cars every four years for former deputy governors.
2. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again adjourned the trial of former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam alongside his former Commissioner of Finance, Omadachi Okolobia.
Justice A.R Mohammed on Wednesday adjourned Suswam’s trial to June 8, 2023 so as to enable the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tender a fresh Exhibit P6 before the court.
3. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dismissed the possibility of defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, after leaving office.
Ortom, however, vowed to support and work for the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, as a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, member.
4. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has warned his critics to stop extending attacks against him and his administration to the incoming government of Fr Hyacinth Alia.
The governor spoke Tuesday during a farewell interface he had with the Tiv Area Traditional Council at the Tor Tiv Palace in Gboko to formally inform them about his exit from office in a few days.
5. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged the Tiv Traditional Council not to allow partisan politics ruin the collective interest of the Tiv nation.
Governor Ortom spoke Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 during a farewell interface he had with the Tiv Area Traditional Council at the Tor Tiv Palace in Gboko to formally inform them about his exit from office in a few days.
6. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says no fewer than 45 rural electrification projects have been executed by his administration.
According to the Governor, the projects which were executed in different communities across the state, were aimed at boosting socio-economic activities.
7. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said he knows how much the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government paid to ensure that he (Ortom) lost his senatorial bid during the 2023 general elections.
Ortom disclosed this during an interview session while discussing the state security of the Nigerian security situation.