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L-R: Regional Trade and Marketing Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Odigie Ojiefoh; Edo State Commissioner for Education, Hon. ... to assist governments to address the infrastructural challenges in the educational sector, adding, “This is part of our commitment to the development of education in Nigeria.
The CP also stated that the mop up excercise conducted in the state was in full compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police IGP Mohammed Idris that police commands across Nigeria should mop up all illegally acquired firearms from members of the public in the overall interest of ...

Edo APC leader killed by gunmen ... Unknown gunmen have shot dead Samson Sedi, a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state. Sedi, the ... The Commissioner of Police in the state, Johnson Kokumo, confirmed the incident to Punch yesterday.
In Nigeria, Edo State has set the pace via a workshop tagged, “Phasing Down of Dental Amalgam Use in Edo State”, with the aim of heralding the process of ... frowned at the low level of awareness among Nigerians on the dangers of mercury in dental amalgam which has resulted to its wide use in Nigeria.
Less than 24 hours after the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus, apologised to Nigerians for what he described as “the past mistakes of the PDP,” Chairman of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Anselm Ojezua, has called on ...
Ojezua described President Buhari's call as justified and democratic. The APC national chairman hails from Edo State. Ojezua told Punch that “while there had been speculation over the plan to extend the tenure of elected national and state officials of the party, such a decision would be illegal as it was not ...

Reginald Okun, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Okun said the new waste management scheme will ensure effective monitoring of activities of waste managers and ensure that the people are better served by the service providers, noting, “Waste managers in the ...
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state's new security architecture will accommodate vigilante groups from various communities, who will be expected to assist in maintaining peace and order across the state. Edo is one of the states that is presently battling bloodletting as a result ...
So far, about three states – Rivers, Edo and Imo – have rejected it while nine voted in favour of the bill. ... influenced the lawmakers to reject the bill because this is the only state in Nigeria that took up the responsibility of paying primary school teachers salaries since the Supreme Court judgment in 2002.
To equip entrepreneurs with training and finance to produce ready goods for export especially with anticipated increase in industrial activity in the state, the Edo State Government has commenced talks with the Nigerian Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank on how she can access over N553 billion funding for local ...
The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) Friday confirmed that some yet to be identified operatives of the Command attacked and tortured officials of the State Public Works Guard, over the alleged arrest of a prison warder for a traffic offence. The incident occurred last Tuesday, along ...
When contacted, the Edo State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo could not answer his phone, but one of his aids later picked and said the CP was in a meeting. Several calls made later to the CP was unanswered. The Public Relations officer of the Command, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, who was also ...
If truth be told, Chief Dan Orbih with his sharp, witty and constructive criticisms of the Edo State government has redefined opposition politics in a way that should positively benefit all ... Nigeria surely needs more of such robust opposition that would keep every governor, both PDP and APC in check.
BENIN CITY – Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked members of elite clubs in Edo State to support governments in advancing laws and social ... He urged members of elite clubs to support government's socio-economic developmental efforts in the state, noting that the support of persons in ...
Deputy Governor of Edo State, His Excellency Philip Shaibu said, “WHO as we all know is one of the pillars that has helped lead surveillance in Edo state. Over the years they have been supporting surveillance extensively but in this particular outbreak, WHO was even the first to draw attention to the fact ...
The group said the 'royal curses' and state government's tough stance on human trafficking will check excesses of the perpetrators. President, Edo Global Organisation, Dr. Stephen Ogbonmwan, said drastic times the Edo people found themselves called for the drastic measures. He said: “What happened ...
He also said that the Edo State government is intent on creating a master plan for agricultural development in the state. Managing Director, Okomu Plc, Graham Hefer, said that the company is committed to contributing to the state and Nigeria's economy by creating jobs, boosting productivity and impacting ...

The Edo State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government to address issues of health ... It is also demanding improved staff welfare in the state owned health institutions or face industrial action in the health sector, which it said, would ...
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Dan Orbih, is insisting that the state government diverted rice meant for internally displaced persons, IDPs, in the ... These figures can be verified from the customs and the Nigerian Army who witnessed the process of receiving the items.
BENIN— EDO State branch chairman of National Butchers Union of Nigeria, Ikponmwosa Orhue, has dragged Edo State government and six others ... the constitutional and statutory creation legally empowered for the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenders anywhere within the Nigerian territory.
I thought I was in a trance of some sort while reading from the internet madrasa that Edo State House of Assembly has legislated against its own autonomy, the Judiciary, as much as against the Edo people! Information at my disposal is to the effect that of the 36 Houses of Assembly, only EDHA voted ...
Recently, your party accused the state government of diverting over 4,000 bags of rice donated as relief items to IDPs in the state. What informed that? We are aware that sometime last year, the Nigeria Customs Service seized imported rice in the country and the Federal Government, in its wisdom, decided ...
Nigeria's largest independent power plant (IPP), Azura Edo Power Plant, exposed for suspicious use of offshore funds, is allegedly enjoying preferential treatment from the Nigerian government. In the Paradise Papers global investigation, the firm was found to be moving millions of tax-free dollars through a ...
It said it would move for Chief Orbih to be prosecuted if found to be lying about the rice donated by the Nigeria Custom Service for IDPs in the state. State Chairman of APC, Barr. Anselm Ojezua, it was laughable for the PDP to turn the quizzing of Chief Orbih to a Nollywood movie by storming the Police ...
L-R: Omo N' Oba N' Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II; former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire at the ground-breaking ceremony of Benin Industrial Park ...
¨From the statistics available, most of those being trafficked and the sponsors are from Edo state, and it is shameful that people who already have jobs would sell all they have and give to sponsors just to go to Europe. We have some people gainfully employed as mechanics, welders, tailors, selling their ...
This allegation was made by returnees who were present at a ceremony in Edo state, organized by IOM to inaugurate a Migrant Resource Centre which would be handed to the Nigeria government to ensure returnees are well trained and equipped with entrepreneurial skills before being reintegrated into ...
They also said men of the Edo State Police Command have been raiding and arresting members of both communities over the alleged killing of three Fulani herdsmen. A protester, Madam Martha Odion, sister of former Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion, said they fled into ...
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has donated relief materials worth millions of naira to the Uhogua camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Edo State. According to the commission's Federal Commissioner, Sadiq Umar-Faruq, the gesture ...
Ugheoke noted that supply of PMS to independent marketers across Edo State has since increased to tackle the scarcity of the product, noting, “In view of the increase in supply of PMS to marketers, the state government cannot tolerate marketers who sell the product above the approved pump price, after ...
Six injured as hoodlums attack traders in Edo ... The clash occurred at the Ekiosa Market, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. ... Alhaji Gbadamasi Saliu, Chairman, Hausa Community, Edo State, speaking on the incident said he was in his office when he received a call that hoodlums had attacked ...
... MRC, which was established by the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) in conjunction with the Federal Government in Benin City, Edo State. ... Earlier, the International Organisation for Migration Chief Missioner in Nigeria, MS Enira Krdzalic decried the horrendous risk Nigerians and other ...
Medical doctors in Edo State have declared a five-day warning strike to press home their demands for better working conditions and human capacity development, among others. State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Emmanuel Osaigbovo, told newsmen after an emergency ...
(Mrs.) Yinka Omorogbe, the Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, told CNN that: “Trafficking (you can also add prostitution) in Edo ... the malaise, whether cultural or economic, the important thing, as Omorogbe has said, is to root them out and stop young Nigerians from being exploited.
In a lurid pink hotel room in Edo State, southern Nigeria, a trafficker is arranging to smuggle us across the continent to Libya — and ultimately Europe. ... the help of our “pusherman” — one of an army of brokers who work alongside smugglers on the Nigerian end of the migrant route from Africa to Europe.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has advised newly-elected local government chairmen in the state to embrace accountability and responsiveness in administering their councils. The governor gave the advice at the Government House, Benin on Monday, while swearing in the chairmen for the 18 ...
Chief Dan Orbih is the Chairman of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, Orbih reviews the ... Yes, the failure of Obaseki to fulfill his campaign promise to provide them with 200,000 jobs drove them out from Edo State and Nigeria. But this problem was there even ...
The Chairman of the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), Stanley Orobator, announced the results of the council polls in Benin on ... The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 10 political parties took part in the council poll while the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ...
Benin City — Farmers in Edo State are set to receive loan support under the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers' Scheme. The State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, stated this in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area, where he met with 150 cassava farmers. Otaru of Auchi, HRH Aliru Momoh, ...
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it will not take part in local elections in Edo State scheduled to hold on Saturday. “We want to reiterate that PDP is not participating in the sham elections,” the spokesperson of the party, Chris Nehikhare, said in a statement issued on Thursday. “We did not ...
To fast-track employment creation for youths in Edo State, the state government will on March 2, launch EdoJobs 2.0, the second phase of its skills development programme. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Skills Development and Job Creation, Mrs. Ukinebo ...
He said: “They are going to move the wake and see mantra to the local governments. We want to show that Nigeria is an APC country and that Edo is an APC state. We want to assure the President that he has 1.2m votes from Edo State in the presidential elections. We want to assure Edo people that after ...
In January, he was one of several hundreds of Nigerians repatriated from Libya with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration. Now back home in Edo State, he reflected on his ill-fated attempt to reach Europe, saying it all began with a desire to create a better life for his mother and ...
Fourteen health care workers have been affected in six states (Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kogi, Nasarawa, and Ondo), with four deaths (case fatality rate= 29%). As of 18 ... The outbreak of Lassa fever is considered active in one Nigerian state that borders Benin and two that border Cameroon. Lassa fever is not ...
Following Imo and Edo states' outright rejection of the granting of autonomy to local governments, President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, ... Godwin Obaseki and Rochas Okorocha for influencing and cajoling their states assemblies to vote against the wish of majority of Nigerians.
BENIN CITY- OVER ten thousand members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State including former National chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr Felix Akhabue, yesterday at the mega rally of the APC in the state, defected to the APC in Edo state.
He lamented that Nigerians were yet to witness the change promised by the President, saying that instead of the change, “Nigeria has continued to move from one problem to another. “Nigerians ... He called on PDP faithful in Edo State to remain focused and steadfast in their desire to have a better Nigeria.
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, said on Monday in Edo State, during a Roundtable on Migration and Human Trafficking organised by the Nigerian Senate, that “4000 to 6000 times, some Nigerian girls are forced to have sex with strangers for the rest of their lives.”.
We are posing as would-be migrants attempting to reach Italy with the help of our "pusherman" -- one of an army of brokers who work alongside smugglers on the Nigerian end of the migrant route from Africa to Europe. Edo State is Nigeria's trafficking hub and one of Africa's largest departure points.
Since 2015 at least 20,000 Nigerian women have fallen victim to human traffickers – nearly all of them from the same region - Edo State in southern Nigeria. Provincial capital Benin City has become the hub for this activity. For a long time the politicians just kept quiet about the problem.


 

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