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Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

Five Injured As Edo Market Goes Up In Flames

A trader, identified simply as Mama Chichi, yesterday died when explosion rocked Evbuotubu Market in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. Five others were injured in the fire which accompanied the explosion which reportedly came from adulterated kerosene. Several traders bemoaned their losses in the fire outbreak. The woman, who died, was said to […]

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

Edo Receives 1,800 Libya Returnees In 44 days

THE Edo State Government has received no fewer than 1,800 returnees who were repatriated from Libya amidst growing concerns over modern-day slavery in the North African country. The returnees were among thousands of other Nigerians airlifted by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration.  The state government had set up a […]

Obaseki Empowers Libyan Returnees With 150 Hectares, N100m Seed Capital For Agribusiness

Obaseki Empowers Libyan Returnees With 150 Hectares, N100m Seed Capital For Agribusiness

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved 150 hectares of land and N100million seed capital for the 150 Libyan returnees and victims of human trafficking, who completed a skills acquisition training at the Edo Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) office in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Obaseki, who made the announcement on […]

Herdsmen Kidnap 3 teachers In Edo, Demand N10

Herdsmen Kidnap 3 teachers In Edo, Demand N10

THREE secondary school teachers in Ebomisi Secondary school, Ugbogiobo village in Ovia North-East Local Government Area have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen. It was gathered that the kidnappers are demanding N10 million as ransom. Vanguard learned that the three male teachers were abducted, Monday, while returning from school. It was gathered that three other female […]

FG Approves 13% Derivation To Kogi and Edo State As Mineral Producing States

FG Approves 13% Derivation To Kogi and Edo State As Mineral Producing States

The federal government has given approval for the implementation of the constitutionally guaranteed 13 per cent derivation from mineral revenues to deserving states. This will lead to fresh revenues for Kogi and Edo States, which produce limestone in large quantities, and other Nigerian states producing non-oil minerals. According to online news medium, The Cable, the […]

22 Roasted To Death In Edo Auto Crash

22 Roasted To Death In Edo Auto Crash

NO fewer than 22 persons were burnt to death in a multiple motor accident which occurred at Abudu along the Benin-Asaba dual carriage way yesterday, while five persons sustained various degrees of injuries. Edo sector of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Public Relations Officer, Mr. George Otoaviokhai who confirmed the accident listed vehicles involved to […]

Obaseki Approves Payment Of Salary Arrears For Ex-Staff Of Tayo Akpata Varsity

Obaseki Approves Payment Of Salary Arrears For Ex-Staff Of Tayo Akpata Varsity

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has approved the payment of salary arrears of former lecturers and staff who worked at the College of Education, Ekiadolor, now Tayo Akpata University of Education, Edo State, even as he declared that the institution will be a world class university when completed, insisting that the establishment of the […]

Ize-Iyamu Rejects Result

Ize-Iyamu Rejects Result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday, rejected the final result of Wednesday’s election even before it was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission   Although collation is still ongoing at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of […]

INEC Releases Timetables For Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

INEC Releases Timetables For Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Thursday, in Abuja, released the timetables and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. According to the electoral body, the Edo State governorship election comes up on Saturday, September 10, 2016 just as that of Ondo State comes up on Saturday, November 26, 2016. […]

Benin Men Shave Their Heads To Honour Erediauwa

Benin Men Shave Their Heads To Honour Erediauwa

Males in the Benin metropolis in Edo State have begun the shaving of their heads in honour of the late Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, The demise of the monarch was announced on Friday with the breaking of a native chalk by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe. […]