• Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    It was gathered that the Ojuromi of Uromi, Anselm Eidonojie II, has filed a suit before a Benin High Court against the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state executive council over his recent suspension as the traditional ruler of Uromi.

    Other respondents in the suit are the state Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 5), the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, one Betty Okoebor and one Matthew Okoebor.

    The executive council had in a letter dated […]

  • Edo government is not responsible for Shuaibu’s death – Okhiria

    Edo government is not responsible for Shuaibu’s death – Okhiria

    The Edo State Government has denied reports that it owed late Super Eagles Coach, Amodu Shaibu, N25 million and responsible for his death.

    He was formerly hired by the Edo government as consultant/technical adviser of Edo State Football Development Programme, a Football Academy established by the government to groom local talents.

    A statement by Peter Okhiria, chief press secretary to the governor said contrary to the reports, Amodu was duly paid while his contract was running and was even paid when the […]

  • Why Edo govt reject approving new Oba of Benin

    Why Edo govt reject approving new Oba of Benin

    The Edo State government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued approving the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin with effect from April 29, 2016.

    In a retraction signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, dated May 25, 2016, the government stated: “In deference to the revered age-long tradition and respect for the sensibilities of the people of the great Benin Kingdom, the government of Edo State hereby […]

  • Edo government approves appointment of new Oba of Benin

    Edo government approves appointment of new Oba of Benin

    The Edo State Government has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness, Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, as the Oba of Benin.

    The appointment is with effect from April 29, 2016.

    In a letter dated May 24, 2016, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere, titled: “Appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin,” the Government said:

    “It is hereby notified for general information that in exercise of the […]