• Obaseki appoints new CJ as Edo assembly suspends member

    Obaseki appoints new CJ as Edo assembly suspends member

    Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has appointed Justice Esther Ikponmwen as the new Chief Judge of the state.

    Obaseki, in a request sent to the state House of Assembly, explained that Justice Ikponmwen’s appointment followed a recommendation by the National Judiciary Council.

    When confirm by the lawmakers, Ikponmwen would replace the current chief judge, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, who is said to be due for retirement.

    The governor’s letter was referred to the House Standing Committee on Judiciary to present its report for consideration […]

  • Edo Assembly grants Governor Oshiomhole’s request to source for N14.bn devt fund

    Edo Assembly grants Governor Oshiomhole’s request to source for N14.bn devt fund

    Edo State House of Assembly has passed a resolution authorising Governor Adams Oshiomhole to source the sum of N14.6billion from the Federal Government as budget support facility.

    This was sequel to a letter from the state government requesting the state Assembly’s approval which was discussed at an emergency session of the House.

    Resolution of Parliament is a condition required by the state government to access the funds expected to support development and running cost of governance in the state.

    Majority Leader of the […]

  • Edo Assembly swears in Ativie as new Speaker

    Edo Assembly swears in Ativie as new Speaker

    The member representing Uhunmwode constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, has been sworn in as the new Speaker of the House.

    The House also lifted the suspension of the former Speaker, Mr. Victor Edoror, who was impeached last Tuesday.
    It, however, terminated the appointment of political appointees under the former Speaker.

    Ativie was sworn in on Monday by the Clerk of the House, Mr. Lawson Ugiagbe, in the presence of other members of the sixth Assembly, including Edoror.

    She […]