Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Asen’s appointment as BIRS chairman: why Ayaban went to court

By Jerry Iorngaem

Gabriel Asen
It is no longer news that Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State confirmed the appointment of Mr. Gabriel Asen as the Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue Services (BIRS) of the state. Until his appointment, Mr. Asen was the acting Chairman of the Board following the Controversial Compulsory leave of the erstwhile chairman Mr. Andrew Ayaban sometime last year.

According to the statement made available to the newsmen by Dr Cletus Akwaya, the Special Adviser to the Governor on media and public affairs immediately after a State Executive Council meeting, the appointment of Mr Asen takes immediate effect.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Why APC is on fire in Benue

Dictatorship, non-accountability the cause of the crisis in Benue APC – Young Alhaji

By Owoicho OCHE
Young Alhaji

Former Deputy Governorship candidate of the defunct ACN in Benue State in the 2011 election, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, popularly known as  ‘Young Alhaji’ has said that dictatorship, imposition of executives, and above all non-accountability of party funds on the part of former party executives are the causes of the crisis in the new merger party, APC in the state. Read the full interview with DayBreak’s reporter:

On whether there is a Crisis in Benue APC:
It will be foolhardy and pretentious of anybody to state that there is no crisis in APC in Benue State. You must have heard a fallacious news item carried in some local radio stations recently by a purported leadership of the new APC in the state that the leaders of the party in the state are only George Akume, Nelson Alapa, Benson Abounu, and so on leaving out my name. The announcement went on to say that anybody doing business with any other person in the name of APC does so at his own risk; what a fallacy! You and I know the role I have played in shaping opposition in the state, especially in ACN in the last dispensation, so to say that I am not a leader of the merger party in the state because I demand justice  is nothing but a fallacy and a pointer to the crisis we are talking about.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Breaking News: Armed robbers barricade federal road in Benue

By Sunday ITODO

Sunday Ojoh
A dare-devil and deadly armed robbery gang has early hours of Friday, cordoned the Otukpa-Ugbokolo section of the federal road, causing commuters to hide inside bush for over an hour.

Information reaching DayBreak Newspaper says the men of the underworld took advantage of a fallen tanker at the Okwungaga junction, Odoba Ogaje axis of the road to stage their operation by ripping-off properties worth millions of naira from innocent road users.

According to the ‘eye witness account’ by one Barr. Akor Ikwuoche, the robbers took over the federal road for about an hour. “We were travelling but couldn’t cross through the path just as every other road users couldn’t pass through the spot to our end”, he said.

Barr. Ikwuoche also said he had to alert the executive Chairman of Ogbadibo LGC, who in turn informed the Joint Military Task Force popularly known as ‘Operation Zenda’ for urgent action.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Exclusive: Pandemonium in Taraba as Speaker dies mysteriously plus facts about his death

By Sunday ITODO

Late Tsokwa
Pandemonium broke out this morning  in Jalingo, Taraba State following the announcement of the death of Hon. Haruna Tsokwa, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly.
Mr. Tsokwa took ill last Thursday and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo where he passed on early hour of Monday without been diagnosed of any tangible ailment.
Confirming the death of the Speaker to newsmen in Jalingo, Kefas Sule, the spokesperson of the Acting Governor of Taraba State said “He died this morning, after just a brief illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo”.
Although Mr. Sule could not go further on the cause of the death, DayBreak Newspaper gathered that some supporters of the late Speaker are speculating that he may have been killed through poison. The more reason why the news could not be taken as natural.
It could be recalled that Late Hon. Haruna Tsokwa narrowly escaped assassination on the  18th of September when