Edo: Communities send Save-Our-Soul to govt over killings

The residents of Owan, Agbanikaka, Uhiere, Odiguetie and Odighi communities in Uhiere Ward of Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State have sent a ‘Save Our Soul’ to Governor Godwin Obaseki and security agencies to come to their rescue to end the incessant and unprovoked killings by suspected herdsmen in their communities. The appeal was coming on the heels of the incessant killing by suspected herdsmen, who in the early hours of yesterday attacked and killed two persons in Owan village in Ovia North-East LGA. The victims were…

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Cleric slumps, dies after defection to APC in Edo

Cajetan Mmuta, Benin A Pastor with one of the Pentecostal churches in Edo State on Thursday slumped and died in Benin the state capital The cleric, identified as Pastor Aimola John, met his sudden death shortly after he joined former governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ex-Secretary to Edo State Government Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and others to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Aimola was rushed to the hospital moments he slumped but was confirmed dead on arrival at an undisclosed…

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12-year-old orphan raped serially by pastor, native doctor; gives birth in Edo

From Cajetan Mmuta, Benin A 12-year-old girl (names withheld) has given birth to a baby girl at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo State. The minor was said to have been raped repeatedly by a popular Pastor, a native doctor and a neighbor who are presently in the custody of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The trio according to the agency would be arraigned in court next week. It was learnt that the pastor is aged 30, the herbalist (59) and the…

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EDO 2020: LOC to unveil Logo, Mascot

The Local Organising Committee ( LOC) for the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) will on October 17 and 28, 2019 unveil the Logo and Mascot for the Festival billled for the Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Stadium from March 20 to April 1, 2020. Speaking in Benin City on Tuseday during a meeting of the Publicity and Communication sub-committee, Secretary of the LOC, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa said the Logo and Mascot will be launched in Benin and Lagos on October 17 and 28 respectively. “After seroius prunning of the entries submitted,  the…

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Edo Proclamation: NASS in the web of influence peddling

The battle of proclamation: arguably the summary of the “family impasse” besetting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. The elected legislators were caught in-between obeying Obaseki’s Constitutional Proclamation and waiting for Oshiomhole’s Political Proclamation. Stating the obvious therefore, the National Assembly has no excuse succumbing to factional political interest and indulging in the needless distractions arising from the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly. In the face of mounting security and economic challenges assailing Nigeria, the National Assembly has no sound moral and legislative justification…

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Edo: Tribunal upholds Ordia’s election

Judges of the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin, Edo State yesterday upheld the election of Senator Clifford Ordia, representing Edo Central senatorial district of the state. Chairman of the three-man panel of judges, Justice C. Ogwundala, had dismissed the petition filed by Mr. John Osagie Inegbedion, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the victory of Ordia for lack of merit. In his prayer, Inegbedion had asked the tribunal to declare him winner of the election. But, in its ruling, the tribunal, however,…

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Oshiomhole resumes war with Obaseki

…Says gov is supporting ‘illegality’ Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has resumed his political war with his political godson, the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. According to the APC National Chairman, who reacted to the allegation of the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Frank Okiye, the Edo State governor was supporting illegating by inaugurating the Edo State Assembly at the hour he did and by recognising Okiye as Speaker. He dismissed the allegation of…

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Edo expedites work on facilities ahead of sports festival

Ahead of the official kick-off of the National Sports Festival, later this year, Governor Godwin Obaseki, said Edo State, the host state would leave no stone unturned in the preparation for ensuring a hitch-free and successful competition. As part of the preparation, the state government said the secretariat for the festival was nearing completion. However, in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said that the Secretariat would serve as the coordinating venue for the competition, which would hold in…

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Edojobs perfects training programme for 400 youths

Following its determination to get a huge number of youths engaged, Edo State Government, through its job creation arrangement, Edo State Skills Development Agency also known as Edo- Jobs, has graduated not less than 400 youths from different technology innovation and entrepreneurial programmes. Disclosing this in Benin City, the state capital, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Development and Job Creation, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, said the graduates were for different cohort of trainees that underwent trainings in different fields, most notably, computer programming, graphic design and entrepreneurship. According…

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Protest in Edo over council chair’s suspension

Protest yesterday erupted in some parts of Auchi, the headquarters of Etsako West Council Area of Edo State over the suspension of the Chairman of the council, Mr. Musa Yakubu by Governor Godwin Obaseki. The protesters, who carried placards of various inscriptions stormed the local government council headquarter to register their grievances following the removal from office over alleged fraud, pending investigation by a panel set up to unravel the case. During the peaceful protest the protesters marched along major roads in the town including Angle 90 and Jatu Road,…

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