Anti-government protesters, under the Edo Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), who converged on the museum ground in Benin as early as 8:00am and later marched towards the Anthony Enahoro House of Assembly Complex to express their rejection of the new pension benefits were yesterday accosted by another group of protesters, who were apparently in support of the lawmakers’ resolution. They prevented the CSOs from gaining access to the major entrance of the building.
The pro-government protesters chased the protesting CSOs members away from the arena, under the […]
Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), an anti-corruption group has called on former Governor of Edo state to turn down the N300 million offered him for the acquisition of a mansion after his tenure in office.
According to Debo Adeniran, head of the group, the retirement package of Adams Oshiomole as Amended by he Edo state House of Assembly is a “legislative scam”
The group noted in a statement that other benefits attached to the former governor’s retirement package included “pension for life […]
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tomi Ikimi, has disclosed why Governor Adams Oshiomhole won his 2012 re-election.
He said Oshiomhole won his second term because former President Goodluck Jonathan provided a level playing field.
Chief Ikimi disclosed that the party was set to drop Governor Oshiomhole after his first term but that Oshiomhole begged him to be given a second term ticket.
Ikimi noted that Oshiomhole won the election with a landslide victory not because of his merit but because himself and […]
Ex- governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has advised Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State to shun the temptation of initiating new projects unless they are very critical to the well-being of the people, but should rather concentrate on completing ongoing ones before the end of his tenure in November 2016.
Fashola told the governor that he could not completely rebuild Edo State within eight years, as it is practically impossible for any administration to initiate and execute all the projects […]
The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, said the state could feed Nigeria with rice if waiver on the commodity was removed.
“Edo could do a lot if the Federal Government has coherent agricultural policies that do not provide the window for waivers, and expired rice and cheap rice to be dumped on Nigeria,” Oshiomole said following the backdrop of decision of the National Economic Council to promote local production of food crops in states with comparative advantage on them.
Speaking with […]
Those against Pres. Buhari’s anti-corruption war benefited from the dollars stolen under Jonathan – says Adams Oshiomole
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said that those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade were those who benefited massively from the loot of former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
He insisted that critics will not deter Buhari in his fight against corruption.
Oshiomhole stated this in Kaduna while addressing the 27th Annual National Education Conference of National Union of Textile Garments and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN).
He said, “People are wondering why some people are saying the president’s war against corruption is […]
Governor Adams Oshiomole and his beautiful wife Iara visited an IDP camp in Uhuagua village, Edo state on Tuesday August 11th where they interacted with the displaced persons, gave them food packs and also donated 500 bags of rice and 50 cows. See more photos
This election is not about cubes of sugar, tubers of yam or bag of rice – Adam Oshiomole to Nigerian voters
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who spoke on Sunday at the commissioning of a 35-bed community health centre built by a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, has appealed to voters not to be deceived by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who will share cubes of sugar, tubers of yam and grains for their votes, saying Nigeria’s politics has gone beyond that level. It is noted that the 35-bed Health Centre “Clara Oshiomhole Comprehensive Health Centre” is named […]
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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, while speaking at the commissioning of the Auchi-Jattu-Afashio-Ikabigbo road says the Peoples Democratic Party that have no record of performance to present to Nigerians has begun a campaign of lies to deceive the people and further impoverish them.
See Excerpts: “in the next couple of weeks, in fact the season is already here, politicians are already into marketing. Politicians are making deliberate efforts to remove the issues […]
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Sequel to the statement speculated by Governor Adams Oshiomole, The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala replies 30 billion dollars is not missing from the Excess Crude Account.
Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the spokesperson to the minister, according to a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja mentioned that:
“The widely published comment by Governor Adams Oshiomhole alleging that 30 billion dollars is missing from the Excess Crude Account is shocking and totally untrue.
“The comments […]
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Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State who played host receiving traditional rulers from Edo South reveals that no money has been shared from the Excess Crude Account in the past 18 months as it had been empty. He said “no state had received any money from the Excess Crude Account in that period, leading to a distortion of development plans in the states”
The governor alleged that funds were being stolen from […]