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There can be collaboration between the current residents of Africatown, the city of Mobile, the U.S. government, the government of Benin and, in fact, the governments of other West African countries. Africatown has the potential to become so successful as a tourist destination that even African investors ...
The suspects, 70 years old, Friday Ezomo and his two sons, Nosa and Festus being paraded at the Government House, Benin City. The victim was said to have informed her teacher in school of the activities of the suspects, forcing the school to swing into action to ensure their arrest. Oviawe, who disclosed ...

The IMF team reached staff-level agreement with the authorities on policies that could support the completion of the second review of Benin's ECF-supported program. The IMF Executive Board is expected to consider the review in June 2018. IMF team worked with the government and development ...
(Ecofin Agency) - Yesterday March 28, at the end of a ministerial council, the Benin government announced that it would subsidize agricultural inputs for the 2018-19 campaign which will begin on April 19. This financial aid will target producers active in palm oil, pineapple, citrus fruits and garden products ...
Cripple begging for alms crushed to death in Benin ... A physically challenged man, whose identity could not be ascertained, was yesterday crushed to death in an accident involving a Toyota Highlander SUV and Toyota Corolla saloon car at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) in Benin City.
A statement signed by the state chairman and Secretary of the NMA, Dr Emmanuel Osaigbovo and Dr. Harry Omokhua and made available to journalists in Benin City said the association was surprised that the only response by the state government to its legitimate agitations was one of threat and ...

The event, which held between March 8 and 9in Benin, Edo State Capital, was attended by some scholars, government officials and other stakeholders in arts and culture, including Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who was represented by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora ...
Obaseki said his government is implementing policies to create a friendly atmosphere, which is attracting investment that will create the 200,000 jobs he promised Edo people. “We have huge advantage in Agriculture. Three groups have registered to be co-developers and by October 2019 the first tenant ...
In 2008, Benin and Niger launched a bid to manage the construction and management of a 740-kilometre (462-mile) railway network linking Cotonou and Niamey. The bid was won by Petrolin, a company owned by Beninese businessman Samuel Dossou, but was handed over by the government in 2013 ...
They also met with the Health Minister, the Secretary General of the Government, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other officials. Team leader Ahmad Al Khatibeh, Advisor in the IAEA's Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Division, welcomed the authorities' commitment to ...
Receiving the Face of Oba Ewuare II Foundation, and the Secretaries to the Oba of Benin and the Benin Traditional Council at the Government House, in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Mrs Obaseki said she was ready to partner with Oba Ewuare II' s foundation to boost the fight against human slavery.
Okotete said, “NEXIM Bank is ready to partner with the state government to achieve the vision of developing the Benin Industrial Park project, improve human capacity and provide financial advisory services to entrepreneurs.” “NEXIM Bank has N500 billion Export Stimulation Fund in partnership with the ...
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 ...
The government also announced that one of the main importers, the laboratory New Cesamex, based in DR Congo, “is now banned from activity in Benin and its products will be removed from all pharmacies”. Atao Hinnouho, a member of the opposition, has worked with the laboratory and several hundred ...
Ugheoke gave the commendation after the monitoring of petrol stations in Benin City, Edo State capital. “The monitoring team from the Ministry of Minerals, Oil and Gas was set up by the state government to enforce compliance with the approved pump price of N145 per litre for independent marketers.
... Mr. Solomon Okoduwa, yesterday escaped death by whiskers following attack on him by aggrieved Libya returnees in Benin, the state capital. This was even as the returnees held members of the state government Taskforce on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration hostage for several hours during a ...
The statement said, “Individuals and groups encroaching on the land acquired by the State Government for the development of the Benin Industrial Park are warned to desist forthwith.” It added, “The state government had on September 28, 2017, put out a notice informing the public of the acquisition of the ...

France's president Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Benin's president Patrice Talon during his arrival to the Elysee Palace on March 5, 2018 in ... Macron's historic statement, which came as a surprise to many in Europe and Africa, marked a huge shift in the stance held by the French government, ...
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. Heavy fighting was said to have ensued between the traders and the hoodlums who attempted to extort money ...
However, a Benin-based group, the Vanguard Anti-Corruption Watch, has alleged that one of the nominees and four others to the boards of Federal Teaching Hospitals and Medical Centres by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) are currently being prosecuted for corruption charges by the Economic ...
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 ...
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 ...
(Ecofin Agency) - France will disburse over €275 million ($339.4 million) to support Benin government action plan (PAG). This was revealed yesterday March 5, by France's president Emmanuel Macron during a press briefing. Following the visit of Benin's President, Patrice Talon, to his French counterpart, ...
Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday said the Federal Government had approved the upgrade of the Benin Airport to ... He said the approval was due to the fact the Benin Airport was one of the oldest in Nigeria and that the zone needed a standard international airport to serve its ...
We will work with Edo State Government to ensure that within the next 12 months, Benin Airport will become an International Standard Airport with all the necessary aviation equipment in place.” Governor Obaseki expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for the effort to make the Benin Airport an ...
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all the 18 chairmanship seats in the March 3 local government election in Edo. Hide quoted text. Chairman of the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), Prof. Stanley Orobator, announced the results of the council polls in Benin on Sunday.
A rude battle for the occupation of the Dennis Osadebay Government House in Benin City experience and age prevailed over money. Lucky Igbinedion, the son of the richest man in Edo State, was also a former Chairman of Oredo local government area. As studious students in Benin City then we watched ...
Director, Federal Highways South-South in Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Charles Okomah, an engineer, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Benin City after a two days tour of federal government projects.He said the dualization of the Benin-Auchi section of the Benin-Lokoja ...
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. ... If the Macron government keeps its promise, experts say, its action might influence other European countries facing similar restitution demands.
BENIN—EDO State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked an Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, to declare that Section 21 (1) of the Edo State Local Government Electoral Law, as amended, otherwise called Edo State Local Government and the Edo State Independent Electoral ...
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government will reposition the state-owned broadcast outfits, Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) ... that Edo State can leverage on the benefits offered by the digital switch-over to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Benin Kingdom to the world.
One of Nigeria's foremost football clubs, Bendel Insurance FC, was rebranded on Tuesday night at the Government House in Benin with most of the players and coaches that made the team household name in the country's football present. Legends like 86-year-old Alabi Aisien who won the 1978 ...
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 ...
The Kebbi 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 made ...
BENIN CITY- Omo N'Oba N'Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin sys traditional rulers will continue to do their best to unite the country and help sort out ... While thanking the German government for his interest in Benin Kingdom and its artefacts, he called on the Ambassador to help facilitate the return of ...
Porto Novo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Benin announced today that it will conduct a census to identify the number of poor people in the country and their situation and characteristics, in order to channel the aid of social programs. The Executive will dedicate a budget to this campaign and will make other ...
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 ...
The government of Benin, in an official statement, has announced that it has decided to defer signature of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), so as to conclude “consultations” with the parliament and the social and economic actors in the country.However, “the ...
Police yesterday fired teargas to break up an anti-government demonstration by Benin's political opposition involving thousands of people, according to AFP ... Protesters had gathered in Cotonou, Benin's economic hub, to march against President Patrice Talon but officers moved in when they strayed off an ...
The National Union of Benin Magistrates (UNAMAB) is observing from Monday a sit-down strike of five days renewable by tacit consent.According to the strike motion finally released last week, magistrates are demanding the government “the retrocession of all funds illegally, improperly and arbitrarily ...
Residents of Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State have denounced their Nigerian citizenship. 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.
The combination of demands by unions and a more credible political opposition places significant pressure on the authorities to increase public expenditure, threatening the viability of Talon's ambitious public spending programme. Non-payment risk on government contracts will increase if Talon is forced ...
Porto Novo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Benin announced today that it will conduct a census to identify the number of poor people in the country and their situation and characteristics, in order to channel the aid of social programs. The Executive will dedicate a budget to this campaign and will make other ...
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 ...
Also receiving the new Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Benin City, Mr. Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde in his Palace, the Oba of Benin appealed to the Federal government to improve the welfare of police officers in order to effectively discharge their duties. Oba Ewuare II while ...
Paul Ohonbamu after the weekly State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting presided over by Chairman-in-council, Governor Godwin Obaseki at Government House, Benin City, on Wednesday. He said the governor took proactive steps and met with stakeholders in the health sector and other allied sectors ...
The Benin government will provide $6 million (4.8 million euros), with the National Geographic Society donating $7.5 million (6 million euros) and the US Wyss Foundation stumping up the rest through the African Parks NGO, the groups said at a press conference. The 4,800-square-kilometre Pendjari is ...
Benin is currently seeking to improve its weak power system. The country imports around 80% of the power it consumes from neighboring countries Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. On top of this, only a third of its population currently has access to electricity. In order to help Benin's government improve ...
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki (middle), with a cross-section of Edo State Government officials and officers of the Nigerian Army during a Dinner for the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Azinta Okwudili (standing), at the Government House, Benin ...
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State (right) and the new Edo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, at the Government House in Benin City on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. File Photo. Residents of Ekenwa Road in Benin City took to their heels Monday evening after the ...


 

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