• Former deputy Governor Says He Remains Committed To Edo Project

    Former deputy Governor Says He Remains Committed To Edo Project

    Former Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Egberanmwen Odubu, has urged the people of the State to give maximum support to the new government in the State to enable it deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

    Odubu who disclosed this at a grand reception in his honour by the people of Urhomehe in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the State, where he hailed from, said he remain committed to the development of the State, even when he is out of […]

  • Bini lawyers forum flay Oshomhole and deputy’s N300m pension benefits

    Bini lawyers forum flay Oshomhole and deputy’s N300m pension benefits

    A group of legal practitioners from Edo State under the aegis of Bini Lawyers Forum, has attacked the Edo State House of Assembly for approving N300million retirement homes for the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, and his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu.

    The House had in an amendment it effected on a bill for a law relating to Pension Rights of the Governor and Deputy Governor, approved the provision of residential buildings worth N200m and N100m for former governors […]

  • SERAP asks Obaseki to immediate withdraw N300m pension for Oshiomhole and deputy

    SERAP asks Obaseki to immediate withdraw N300m pension for Oshiomhole and deputy

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called on newly installed Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to immediately withdraw the bill of N300 million mansion retirement benefits for immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, and his former deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu.

    SERAP said Obaseki should rather use the funds to clear the backlog of pension arrears spanning between seven and 45 months.

    The call came at the hills of reports of amendment of Law for Pension Rights of the Governor […]

  • Oshiomhole and deputy to get N300m mansions

    Oshiomhole and deputy to get N300m mansions

    According to reports, the Edo State House of Assembly has amended the bill for a Law for Pension Rights of the Governor and Deputy Governor.

    With the amendment, the immediate past governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and his former deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, will get some mouthwatering benefits.

    The House approved the provision of residential buildings worth N200m and N100m for the governor and his deputy.

    The bill also provided that the buildings could be sited in any location of their choice.

    While passing the bill […]

  • Governor Ajimobi slashes his salary, deputy, other Oyo political appointees by 50%

    Governor Ajimobi slashes his salary, deputy, other Oyo political appointees by 50%

    According to reports, the government of Oyo State on Monday announced 50 per cent slash of salaries and entitlement of all political appointees in the state owing to the prevailing economic situation in the country.

    The announcement was made by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli, who addressed newsmen at the state secretariat, Ibadan, adding that the slash will begin with immediate effect.

    According to him, “The slash in salary is for all political appointees starting from the Governor, Deputy […]

  • Cultists kill policeman, snatch deputy governor’s security vehicle in Calabar

    Cultists kill policeman, snatch deputy governor’s security vehicle in Calabar

    Dare devil cultists on Thursday night snatched the pilot vehicle of the Cross River State deputy governor, Prof Ivara Esu, shooting the driver and a policeman dead in the process, it was gathered on Friday.

    The incident happened along Goldie Street opposite the NNPC filling station in Calabar at about 7pm, when the pilot vehicle ran into a group of heavily armed cultists who were marching along the streets in the area.

    The state capital has been under siege since last Sunday […]

  • Police lose Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa

    Police lose Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa

    Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has commiserated with police authority over the death of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the state, Mr Usman Sabo-Longlong.

    In a condolence message signed on his behalf by his Special Assistant, Media, Tukur Ahmed, the governor described the death of the officer as ‘tragic’.

    “The death of the late DCP, Operations, is a great loss, not only to the police family, but the people of the state and the country in […]

  • FRSC appoints first Female Deputy Corps Marshal

    FRSC appoints first Female Deputy Corps Marshal

    In line with consolidation process, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has approved the redeployment of 32 senior officers comprising 2 Deputy Corps Marshals, 7 Assistant Corps Marshals, 13 Corps Commanders and 10 Deputy Corps Commanders.

    Among the Deputy Corps Marshals was Ojeme Ewhudjakpor who was formerly at the Technical Services and Special Duties Department and now takes over the Operations Department as a result of the retirement of Deputy Corps Marshal Abu Adei from public […]

  • Police rescue deputy Controller of Prisons, his 2 children from kidnappers

    Police rescue deputy Controller of Prisons, his 2 children from kidnappers

    The Rivers State Police Command has rescued 17 passengers of a commuter bus seized by suspected kidnappers on 5 September along the Ndele Elele axis of the East West Road.

    Among those rescued were a deputy Controller of Prisons, Michael Okorie and his two children.

    The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Omoni Nnamdi, said 13 of those rescued were passengers in the commuter bus.

    The Police spokesman disclosed that the suspects engaged the police in a gun duel during the rescue operation, adding that […]

  • Ekiti residents cheer Fayose and his deputy as they take a walk on the streets of Ado-Ekiti (photos)

    Ekiti residents cheer Fayose and his deputy as they take a walk on the streets of Ado-Ekiti (photos)

    Residents of Ekiti state cheered the state governor, Ayo Fayose and his deputy as they took a walk on the streets of the state capital, hours after some others staged a protest in support of President Buhari’s anti-corruption fight.

    Residents of Ekiti state cheered the state governor, Ayo Fayose and his deputy as they took a walk on the streets of the state capital, hours after some others staged a protest in support of President Buhari’s anti-corruption