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Libya Returnees Protest, Blame Committee Over Poor Welfare

Edo - 5 days ago. Hundreds of Libya returnees in Benin City Wednesday protested over alleged poor handling of their welfare by members of the Task Force on Human Trafficking and illegal Migration set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki. The returnees who staged a protest in major streets and ended up at Denise Osadebey’s Government House, called on the Governor to...

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N20million Fraud: Edo Court Sentence Female Banker To 7years Imprisonment

Edo - 5 days ago.  Edo State High Court 2, Criminal Division, sitting in Benin City, the State Capital has sentenced one Mrs Gloria Ogbeide to 7years imprisonment for defrauding a customer, Mr and Mrs Mikano  Kadiri  of the sum of N20m. In suit No B/CD/32C/2016, the State Vs Gloria Ogbeide, the defendant, until now was a staff of Union...

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Nigerian Cuisine: Groundnut Soup (Omisagwe)

Edo - 7 days ago. Groundnut soup is popular amongst Etsako people of Edo State. It is called Omisagwe among the Etsakos. Groundnut Soup is a yummy Nigerian soup made with groundnut (peanuts). It is a very popular delicacy in some Southern and Northern parts of Nigeria, but particularly common amongst the Etsako people. It is prepared the same way...

Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clash: Edo Bans Night Grazing

Edo - 1 week ago. Edo State government has banned night grazing and the carrying of guns by herdsmen. It has also set up a seven-man committee in each of the 18 local government areas in the state to check clashes between herdsmen and farmers. The seven-man committee will include the chairmen or heads of the LGAs, the Divisional Police...

2 Killed In Varsity Shuttle Accident

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Two students of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma Edo State, have lost their lives in a fatal accident that occurred within the university campus. It was gathered that the accident happened when one of Campus shuttle buses lost control due to brake failure and somersaulted several times. It was reported that a 300 level...

Edo CP Orders Arrest Of Five Policemen

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Edo State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, has confirmed the arrest of five policemen that allegedly pushed a commercial driver to his death.   The death of the driver identified John sparked protests in some parts of Benin City which led to the burning of five police Hilux vans and killing of three other persons.  ...

Lassa Fever: Edo Installs 2 Dialysis, X-Ray Machines

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Edo State government has commenced the installation of two dialysis machines, ventilators, x-ray machine, drugs and other consumables required for the treatment of Lassa Fever patients. The installation of the equipment is ongoing at the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Edo State, which is the only...

‘Edo Plans World Class Facilities For Libyan Returnees’

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Edo State Task Force Chairman on Anti Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, Prof Yinka Omoregbe, has disclosed that plans are underway to established a world class facilities for returnees in the state. The chairperson who also Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state stated this shortly after receiving the 141, 4th...

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Flamingos Walk Tight Rope

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Nigeria’s U-17 girls face a herculean task in Yaounde in a fortnight after they could only force their Cameroonian counterparts to a 2-2 draw in their 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup final round, first leg clash at the weekend in Benin. The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City was the venue for the U-20...

We Have Paid For Benin-Okene Road – Fashola

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, weekend, said contractors handling the Benin-Okene roads have no reasons to delay their works saying they have all been paid. He made the assertion while on an inspection of ongoing federal government projects in Benin City. Fashola said contractors handling the various sections of the...

Obasanjo Not Among PMB’s Advisers – Oshiomhole

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole in an interview with State House correspondents said former president Olusegun Obasanjo is not one of President Buhari’s advisers, and thus cannot advise him not to recon test in 2019. He also delved into other topical matters. JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH presents the excerpts.  What brings you to the villa?...

Libyan Returnees: Edo To Reintegrate 3, 000

Edo - 2 weeks ago. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Nigeria in collaboration with Edo State government is to site 20 community based reintegration projects for over 3, 000 returning migrants in the state with support from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Meanwhile, officials of IOM Nigeria and government delegation have perfected arrangement to site Pineapple Juice...

Edo: Discordant Tunes Trail APC LG Primaries

Edo - 2 weeks ago.  The outcome of the recent All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for the March 3, 2018 local government elections is causing ripples within the party. Patrick Ochoga Writes. Ahead of the March 3, local government elections in Edo State, an uneasy calm pervades the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The intrigues that trailed the party’s primaries...

Obaseki Makes Case For Re-opening Of NNPC Benin Depot

Edo - 2 weeks ago. Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has called for the re-opening of the Benin Depot, managed by the Pipelines and Products Market- ing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The governor, who was represented by the commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas, Hon Jo- seph Ugheoke, made the appeal during a...

EFCC Arraigns Edo Ex-NMA Boss, 5 Others For Alleged Stealing, Conspiracy In Edo

Edo - 3 weeks ago. Five Doctors, including the former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Edo State, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro were arraigned before Justice Efe Igbonmwonba of a Benin High Court over issues bordering on “stealing #13.6 million and conspiracy to commit fraudulent false accounting”. Other defendants in the charge sheet marked: BLCD/EFCC/8/2017 are: Dr. Anthony Owolabi,...

Edo Govt, Army Collaborate On New Security Architecture

Edo - 3 weeks ago. Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government is concluding arrangements with the Nigerian Army to unveil its new security arrangement to curb crime in the state. The governor disclosed this at the Government House in Benin City, during a dinner organised in honour of the new General Officer Commanding (GOC)...

Ex-Guber Aspirant, Others Dumps APC In Edo

Edo - 3 weeks ago. Former governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress in Edo State and Deputy Director of Buhari Support Group, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere, has defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Agbomhere, who also sought the APC ticket for the 2016 rerun election for the Estako Federal Constituency seat, said he left because the APC has changed...

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Scales Second Reading In Edo Assembly

Edo - 3 weeks ago. A Bill for a law to prohibit trafficking in person and establishment of Edo State Task Force against trafficking in person on Tuesday passed second reading at the state House of Assembly. Leading debate for the passage of the bill, the Majority Leader of the House, Roland Asoro (APC Orhionmwon South), said when passed it...