• Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, led by Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has revealed why the party lost the governorship elections held in Edo and Ondo states recently, stating that impunity and lack of respect for the party’s constitution and the rule of law are the major reasons the party was defeated.

    Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman of the faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh laid the blame for the defeat suffered by the opposition […]

  • Edo govt. to build pedestrian bridge at Uniben main-gate

    Edo govt. to build pedestrian bridge at Uniben main-gate

    Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has in the bid to provide safe passage for students, staff and members of the University of Benin community, disclosed that the state government will construct a pedestrian overhead bridge at the main gate of the University of Benin.

    Many students of the university  have in the past lost their lives in the course of crossing the ever-busy Benin-Lagos expressway to the institution’s campus.

    Speaking at the 42nd convocation ceremony of UNIBEN on Saturday, Governor Obaseki said,  Edo […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protests in Edo turn bloody as protesters clash, injure 12

    Protests in Edo turn bloody as protesters clash, injure 12

    A melodrama occurred at the King Square in Benin City when suspected thugs clashed with members of the Civil Society Organisation, leaving not less than 12 persons severely injured and 2 vehicles destroyed.

    Members of the Civil Society  were protesting yesterday over the pension entitlement  bill passed by the Edo State House of Assembly for former governor, Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy, Dr Pius Odubu,  to  build N200 million and N100 million mansion  at any location of their choice.

    Trouble, however, started […]

  • EFCC arrests Edo SUBEB bosses over N1.5bn fraud

    EFCC arrests Edo SUBEB bosses over N1.5bn fraud

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office has arrested the Executive chairman and Director of Finance of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mr. Stephen Alao and Mr. Adams Osabuohien respectively, in connection with an alleged case of abuse of office, diversion and misappropriation of funds to the tune of one billion and five hundred million naira (N1.5bn).

    According to an EFCC source, the duo who are still being interrogated by the operatives […]

  • Justice Ikponwen confirmed as Edo Chief Justice

    Justice Ikponwen confirmed as Edo Chief Justice

    Justice Esohe Ikponwen has been confirmed as the new Chief Justice of the state by the Edo State House of Assembly

    The confirmation on Monday was sequel to the consideration of the House Committee on Judiciary at the committee of the whole.

    Considering the report, the chairman of the committee, Mr Patrick Iloube (PDP-Esan North East 1) said the nominee had an LL. B and a BL in Law in 1978 and 1979, respectively.

    Iluobe said the nominee was currently a judge at the State […]

  • Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    According to reports, the Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the construction of houses for former governors and their deputies which should not be more than N200m and N100m, respectively, in any location of their choice.

    The approval was sequel to the consideration of a bill for a law to amend the existing legislation on the Pension Rights of Governors and their Deputies in the state.

    Moving the motion for the consideration of the bill, the Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe, moved […]

  • Two ‘Yahoo Boys’ bag two years jail term in Edo

    Two ‘Yahoo Boys’ bag two years jail term in Edo

    A Federal High Court, sitting in Benin-City, Edo State on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment, the duo of Aigbe Joseph alias Anthony Styler Malan and Igbinosa Osazee alias Albert Lim.

    The duo were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on separate charges bordering on possession of fraudulent document containing false pretenses.

    Upon their arraignment, the convicts pleaded’ not guilty’ to the charge, but later changed their plea to “guilty.”

    Justice O. O. Tokodo consequently convicted and sentenced […]

  • We will drive industrial revolution in Edo – Obaseki

    We will drive industrial revolution in Edo – Obaseki

    Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared the resolve of his administration to rebuild Benin Technical College for the training of skilled technical manpower and job creation for the fulfillment of his campaign promise of industrial revolution in the state.

    The governor made the disclosure on Monday in Benin City when led a high-profile delegation of the Executive arm of Government on an inspection of the Benin Technical College for an on-the-spot assessment of the condition of the school and the […]

  • No more ‘free lunch’ in Edo, says Obaseki

    No more ‘free lunch’ in Edo, says Obaseki

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday advised individuals and groups expecting freebies from the new government that there would be no “free lunch anymore”.

    Obaseki noted that his administration would be radically different from his predecessor as it would focus on governance, rather than politics.

    The governor, who made this known at the Government House in Benin, added that everyone must work to earn any benefit and move the state to its desired level.

    ‎”You will find out that our administration […]

  • Oshiomhole hands over to Obaseki in Edo

    Oshiomhole hands over to Obaseki in Edo

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Friday in Benin passed on his hand over notes to Governor-Elect Godwin Obaseki.

    He gave the documents to Obaseki at exactly 8:44pm on Friday.

    Oshiomhole said that the governor-elect is familiar with the information contained in the documents as he had been part of his administration as head of his economic team.

    ”I hand over the comprehensive hand over note and formerly bring to a close my tenure”, Oshiomhole said.

    Oshiomhole hoped that the governor-elect would do […]