• Governor Obaseki Fires Embattled SUBEB Boss Under EFCC Investigation with immediate effect

    Governor Obaseki Fires Embattled SUBEB Boss Under EFCC Investigation with immediate effect

    Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Friday wielded his big stick with the suspension of the embattled Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Chief Steve Alao from office with immediate effect.

    In his replacement, Governor Obaseki has approved without delay the appointment of Mallam Ali Sulayman as the interim Board Chairman of the board and the appointment takes immediate effect.

    The suspension order and appointment of new board chairman was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Secretary […]

  • Obaseki sacks permanent secretary with immediate effect

    Obaseki sacks permanent secretary with immediate effect

    Edo State Government Thursday announced the sack of Major Lawrence Loye (Rtd), from office as Permanent Secretary in the Public Service of the State with immediate effect.

    His sack was contained in a press statement in Benin issued to Major Lawrence Loye and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq.

    The statement reads in part: “I write to inform you that His Excellency, the Governor has approved your removal from office as Permanent Secretary in the Public Service […]

  • Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba Ewuare II, the Benin Monarch, has tasked Governor Godwin Obaseki to fulfill his campaign promises of creating 200,000 jobs for the people.

    Oba Ewuare II urged Governor Obaseki to set up cottage industries that would take the youths off the street.

    He spoke when Governor Obaseki paid his first official visit to the palace of the Benin Monarch.

    Oba Ewuare II said his palace was ready to partner with the state government on the establishment of cluster industries otherwise known as mini […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Governor Obaseki names SSG, CoS, CPS

    Governor Obaseki names SSG, CoS, CPS

    Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, aanounced three appointments into his cabinet. Former Commissioner for Works in the immediate past administration, Osarodion Ogie,  was named the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

    Ogie was the director general of the Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation.

    Also appointed were Mr. Taiwo Francis Akerele as the Chief of Staff, Government House and John Mayaki as interim Chief Press Secretary (CPS).

    Meanwhile, Obaseki has promised to reduce cost of governance not by sacking workers but by realigning the […]

  • We won’t sack workers – Obaseki assures

    We won’t sack workers – Obaseki assures

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday sworn-in Mr. Osarodion Ogie as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    Obaseki, while administering the oath of office, said both he and Ogie had been an integral part of the Edo Project, which they started together nine years ago.

    The governor disclosed that his administration would place more emphasis on governance and would work closely with the Permanent Secretaries in the next six weeks to cut down cost of governance.

    Obaseki said that the state […]

  • Obaseki appoints ex-campaign DG as SSG

    Obaseki appoints ex-campaign DG as SSG

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has appointed the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Osarodion Ogie, as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    This was Governor Obaseki’s first official appointment since he was inaugurated last Saturday.

    ‎Ogie, who was the immediate past Commissioner for Works, was also sworn in by Governor Obaseki on Monday at the Government House, in Benin, the state

  • Expect a lot more from my governent, says Obaseki

    Expect a lot more from my governent, says Obaseki

    Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday said he was not oblivious of the high expectations by the people of the state from his government.

    Obaseki, paid tribute to his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, for providing the template of good governance in the state.

    The governor spoke on Sunday during his Thanksgiving service at St. Peters Anglican church in Benin City, the state Capital where said he will do only things a that are right and correct before God.

    He sued for prayers of […]

  • 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 […]