• Don’t smear your good name with N200m mansion, MURIC tells Oshiomhole

    Don’t smear your good name with N200m mansion, MURIC tells Oshiomhole

    A rights group, Muslims Rights Concern, has advised a former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, not to destroy his legacies by accepting the N200 million mansion approved for him by the state assembly.

    In a statement by its Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC advised Mr. Oshiomhole to reject the mansion.

    The group said, “The Edo State House of Assesmbly last week voted a N200 million mansion for the immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomole.

    “While the Muslim Rights Concern […]

  • I never imagined I’d be a councillor – Oshiomhole

    I never imagined I’d be a councillor – Oshiomhole

    Immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday reflected on his humble background and said he surpassed his expectations in life by becoming governor.

    In an emotion laden speech yesterday evening at Auchi, headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, during a grand reception for him by the people of Edo North Senatorial District, Oshiomhole said he was forever indebted to the people of the state for the privilege he was given to serve.

    Referring to her […]

  • 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 Okorocha congratulates Oshiomhole, Obaseki

    Governor Okorocha congratulates Oshiomhole, Obaseki

    It was gathered that the Governor of Imo State who is also the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, through his Deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, has congratulated the immediate past Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, describing him as a true progressive as he bows out after a successful eight-year tenure as the Governor of Edo State.

    Prince Madumere made this remark on Saturday while addressing newsmen shortly after the swearing-in ceremony of the new Governor of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Oshiomhole commutes four death row inmates to life imprisonment

    Oshiomhole commutes four death row inmates to life imprisonment

    Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Friday marked his last days in office by commuting four death row inmates to life imprisonment.

     

    The inmates whose names were not made available as at press time had served over 25 years waiting for the hangman.

    Oshiomhole disclosed this at a thanksgiving mass in response to call by the Archbishop of Benin Diocese, Obiora Akubeze, on Oshiomhole to forgive those that offended him.

    Oshiomhole said he believed the four inmates have suffered enough but […]

  • God answered my prayers to end well, says Oshiomhole

    God answered my prayers to end well, says Oshiomhole

    After the death of his wife, Clara, in 2010 following a three years battle with cancer, Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole vowed to build a well-equipped hospital that will end medical tourism in Nigeria. The hospital, according to Oshiomhole, when completed will also be a cancer screening centre where the disease could be diagnosed early.

    It was an elated Oshiomhole that on Tuesday declared that God has answered his prayers to finish strong and to finish well. He made […]

  • Oshiomhole appoints four new Permanent Secretaries

    Oshiomhole appoints four new Permanent Secretaries

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has appointed four new Permanent-Secretaries in the State.

    Those appointed are Anthony Okungbowa, Ministry of Justice; Kadiri Bashiru, Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress; Y.A. Imoudu, Chairman, Association of Secondary School Principals; and Obosamwinye Obazee, Headmistress.

    The swearing-in of the new appointees will hold on Friday (today) at 2pm at the old Exco Chambers, Government House, Benin City.

    Invited guests are advised to be seated by 1:30pm,

  • Nigeria needs Oshiomhole at this troubled time, says Ambode

    Nigeria needs Oshiomhole at this troubled time, says Ambode

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, wednesday described his Edo State counterpart, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, as an exemplary performer, saying Nigeria would need his service at this time of national crisis.

    He, therefore, said the people of Edo State would remember Oshiomhole for good, citing pro-people projects and programmes his administration had been able to execute under his eight-year tenure.

    Ambode made the remarks in a statement his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Abib Haruna, issued yesterday about 24 hours to the end […]

  • Governor Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives varsity scholarship to two students

    Governor Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives varsity scholarship to two students

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday applauded Governor Oshiomhole of Edo State for the people-oriented projects commissioned at the twilight of his administration.

    Ambode said the completion of the projects at a time when Nigeria was facing economic challenges was an eloquent display of astute, prudent and visionary leadership.

    Governor Ambode, who spoke when he commissioned the newly rebuilt Itohan Girls Grammar School, Sapele Road, Benin City, to mark the end of Oshiomhole’s administration, also announced […]