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Anti-trafficking authorities have seized 513 kilograms (1,131 pounds) of pangolin scales at Cotonou airport in the West African country of Benin, the Beninese newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune reports. The paper reported that three people were arrested on March 19 on their way to Vietnam with 23 bags ... Asia
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Benin opts for improving the productivity of small farmers, to give a boost to this sector, announced the Ministry of Agriculture, Breeding, and Fishery. The "Small Farmer Productivity Improvement Program" set up for this purpose aims to promote soil fertility, access to and availability of improved seeds, and ...
Benin City — The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has been commended for giving succour to some Nigerian returnees from Libya who will receive three months allowance from the Oba Ewuare II Foundation. An Iraq war veteran of the US Army, Col. Wisdom Osagiede Ogbeowemwenkon Osemwende (rtd), ...
According to him, the deployment of the teachers to the schools was in line with the state government's policy to preserve Benin's rich history and culture, noting: “We are emphasising the study of Benin language, culture and history to preserve it for the present and the future generations. This is to ensure ...
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; the Esogban of Benin, Chief David Edebiri; and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu, during the presentation of a book titled: Ogiamien and the illusion of kingship, written by Chief David Edebiri, in Benin City, the Edo State capital, at the ...

(Ecofin Agency) - In Benin, the president of the national agency of estate and land (ANDF), Jules Victorien Kouglenou, announced last April 13 that land titles will now be issued within 120 days, under the requirements of the land and property code in force. This was during the kickoff session also attended ...
Wisdom Osagiede Ogbeowemwenkon Osemwende (rtd), who was full of praises for the Oba of Benin, especially with regards to the three months allowance the monarch's foundation recently gave to tens of returnees from Libya, called on all Nigerians of Edo origin to join hands with the monarch to harness ...
Some officials of the Nigeria Prisons Service have been captured on camera brutalising a man in Edo State. In the video, which was published by ITV.NG, a Prisons official was seen slapping the man while a woman, believed to be his wife, pleaded with them. According to reports, the Prisons official began ...
Benin's President Patrice Talon has asked local firm Petrolin and French giant Bollore to "withdraw" from a major rail infrastructure project to make way for China, in the latest development of the controversial scheme. In an interview published on Thursday in the French magazine Challenges, Talon ...
Edo in Diaspora speaks on Oba of Benin's curses on human traffickers ... Natives of Edo State in Europe and America, under the aegis of Edo Global Organisation, a pan Edo socio-cultural organisation in the diaspora, have expressed their support for the curses placed by the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11, ...
Governor Godwin Obaseki's effort to industrialise Edo state has gotten a new boost as a Federal Government banking institution, the Nigerian Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank has thrown its weight behind the project with three funding windows running into N553 billion for the park's development and building of ...
A man named Agoro Patrick, has caused stir on social media after he went online to celebrate his wife on their anniversary by calling her different names. Mr Patrick who is apparently head over heels in love with his wife, took to his Facebook page to celebrate her in a special way on their 9th wedding ...
The revocation of oaths of secrecy by victims of human trafficking and curse placed on their traffickers, their collaborators, cultists and members of Community Development Associations by the Benin monarch Oba Ewuare 11, is yielding positive results. Oba Ewuare II, had Friday assembled top sorcerers ...
Benin is fighting against a reputation for trafficking expired and counterfeit drugs in West Africa — a business that has deeply alarmed health watchdogs. President Patrice Talon, elected in 2016, has vowed a crack down. Over the past year, dozens of people have been arrested and tonnes of fake ...
They were also fined 100 million CFA francs ($190,000, 150,000 euros), a They were also fined 100 million CFA francs ($190,000, 150,000 euros), a lawyer for civil plaintiffs told AFP after the trial, describing the sum as "token." Cotonou, March 13, 2018 -. A court in Benin on Tuesday jailed seven local ...

6 Injured In Hoodlums, Hausa Traders Clash In Benin. No fewer than six persons were severely injured when some suspected hoodlums attacked some Hausa foreign exchange traders at Ekiosa Market, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
BENIN CITY—On a day the Federal Government inaugurated Migration Resource Centre, MRC, established by International Organisation for Migration, IOM, in conjunction with the Federal Government in Benin City, Edo State, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11, summoned all Benin chiefs and native ...
An Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos has sentenced a Cotonou, Republic of Benin woman, Janet Ketu aka Iya Bidemi, 44 to six years of imprisonment for conniving with a houseboy, Philip Idowu, to rob his employer of his N40m Jewelries, $5,250 and £5,000 all valued at N76m. The convict was sentenced ...
6 March 2018, Benin - Climate change has negative impacts on food security and livelihoods in Benin, where 70 percent of the population, especially in rural areas, depend only on agriculture. To reduce the vulnerability of populations towards the negative impacts of climate change, the Government of ...
Now modern-day Benin, the seat of the former Dahomey kingdom, may have the best chance to date of getting them back, as French President Emmanuel Macron vows to make the return of treasures from former African colonies a top priority. That vow will be tested next week, when Benin President Patrice ...
Explaining that he started authoring books after he decided to quit partisan politics in 2003, Chief Edebiri disclosed that he had written eight books since then, adding that history of Benin Kingdom was so unique and must not be adulterated. “I am not a bonafide author as such, I came into authorship when ...
An eight-month-old baby, simply identified as Abdulaziz, was on Thursday found dead inside a four-feet drum of water in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred early Thursday morning at No 53 Obakhavbave Street, Benin City. It was gathered that the mother of the baby had ...
Five months after he was ordered to leave the country, MTN's CEO for Benin has still not been able to return amid a dispute over frequency fees. The mobile operator's country head, Stephen Blewett, was told to leave Benin in November 2017 because he had engaged in "activities detrimental to security ...
France's stockpiling of treasures from Dahomey happened during colonial fighting between 1892 and 1894, but it was also carried out by missionaries who “robbed communities of what they considered to be charms”, said Irenee Zevounou, Benin's ambassador to UNESCO, the UN's cultural body in Paris.
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with the president of Benin not long after he promised to return artifacts taken from Africa during colonial times. Macron will meet with Beninese president Patrice Talon in Paris on March 6. The two leaders are expected to discuss works of art from the former ...
Special operations conducted by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have resulted in the arrest of high-profile suspects including kidnappers involved in the abduction of some Canadians and Americans along the Abuja – Kaduna road. The foreigners' abductors were arrested in Benin, ...
On Tuesday, the government of Luxembourg reported that the product tanker ST Marseille was attacked by five armed pirates at an anchorage off Cotonou, Benin. The pirates succeeded in boarding the vessel, and two Beninese guards sustained gunshot wounds in the exchange. The ST Marseille had no ...
THERE are indications that the trans-border trade agreement between Nigeria and Benin Republic is being threatened following the incessant molestation of officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, by their Beninese counterpart as well as violation of the agreement. Customs Area Controller, Seme ...
The sleepy town of Bohicon in southern-central Benin roars into life during the cotton harvest between January and March. Enormous trucks piled high with “white gold” trundle down the roads to the town's cotton-processing plant. Yerima Fousseni, head of the cotton-growers cooperative in Wewe district ...
The Kebbi State Government says it is constructing roads linking Benin and Niger Republics to boost international trade and enhance relations with border communities. A statement issued on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi by Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, said the governor ...
The event is organised by the club in collaboration with the captain of the lady division and is anticipated to attract about 100 men and lady golfers to the famous Benin club golf course, Benin City. Speaking on the tournament, the lady captain, Juliet Ugiagbe, was optimistic of large turnout of golfers from ...
Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare 11, security chiefs and other stakeholders yesterday in Benin City, Edo State capital held a strategic security meeting to tackle the menace of cattle herdsmen, illegal migration and human trafficking, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state. The meeting held at the ...
“We are going to hold our maiden graduation ceremony for the first set of students of the Benin Film Academy, numbering about 50. We said it, and it happened. We have one of the graduating students playing a major role in an upcoming movie. We promised that we will be taking the aspiring Nollywood ...
The people of Baruten local district of Kwara state, North-central Nigeria, have threatened to denounce their citizenship of Nigeria and join the Republic of Benin. According to the people, this becomes necessary due to the level of neglect by both federal and state governments in terms provision of basic ...
The Obaland Academy and the awards programs, was launched in Benin city (Edo State) with the participation of important personalities like Edo state director of art and culture who represented the ministry and other Government bodies, Mr Godwin Egbe of the Edo state broadcasting service, series of ...
They said they now to belong to the Republic of Benin. The residents attributed their decision to long neglect of the local government in terms of basic infrastructure by the Kwara State government. In a statement made available to journalists, Abdulrazaq O. Hamzat of Kwara Must Change accused Kwara ...
Monrovia - The ECOWAS National Office at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in partnership with the ECOWAS Volunteers program on Monday, February 19, 2018 inducted twenty volunteers from Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone and Nigeria at a welcoming and induction ceremony in the Cecil ...
Benin launched the crackdown last year after mounting alarm about the scale of the trafficking of expired and counterfeit drugs in West Africa. Fake medicines are drugs that are bogus or below regulatory standards but often are outwardly indistinguishable from the genuine product. Taking them may do ...
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N'Oba N'Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has said despite the proliferation of churches in the country, there seems to be no fear of God in the people. He deplored the increased cases of crime and other anti-social vices in the society, stressing that church ...
Oba Ewuare II, stated this when he received the Spiritual Leader and General Overseer of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church, Apostle Deb'rah Eunice Gordon-Osagiede, in his palace in Benin. He stated that reports indicated that some church leaders were encouraging human trafficking and illegal ...
The death of the driver identified as John sparked protests in some parts of Benin, which led to the burning of five Police Hilux vans and killing of three other persons. However, the identities of the policemen, who were said to be in Police cell, are yet to be known. But Kokumo said members of the team are ...
Pirates have released an oil tanker carrying 22 Indian crew members four days after it was reported missing off the Coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea, near West Africa. The merchant ship, Marine Express, was also loaded with 13,500t of gasoline when it originally lost communication with ground staff on ...
Riots broke out in parts of Benin City, Edo State on Tuesday following the death of a commercial bus driver identified as Sunny who was allegedly pushed to his death by a policeman. The riots by the commercial bus drivers left many pedestrians stranded especially those going to Oregbeni market at ...
Canada will spend $3 million to help stamp out female genital mutilation in the west African country of Benin, but the Conservatives say the Liberal government must do more to combat the "heinous" practice here at home. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau will announce funding for ...
India has thanked the governments of Nigeria and Benin for their help and support in locating a ship that went missing off West Africa coast with 22 Indians on board. India's External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said on Tuesday the tanker had been released. Swaraj, on Monday, sought the assistance ...
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Oba Ewuare II made the call when he received in audience members of the Edos in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide, at his palace in Benin City. The Benin monarch who commended members of the group for the visit, urged them to always be good ambassadors of the country in their respective host ...
The republic of Benin, National Geographic, African Parks and the Wyss Foundation have signed a partnership that will see all parties commit an initial $23 million dollars to help secure and rehabilitate one of the last remaining wild landscapes in West Africa's Pendjari National Park. CNBC Africa's Onyi ...


 

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