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Etsako West: New Chairman Sworn-in & Suspended

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has sworn in Mr. Alhassan Mohammed as Chairman, Etsako West Local Government Area and immediately suspended him for two months. The new Chairman was sworn-in, following Read More »

Oshiomhole Completed the 10KM Okpekpe Race a Day after his Wedding

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, who has always been a strong supporter of the annual IAAF certified 10km Okpekpe race participated in this year edition which took place a day after his Read More »

Adam Oshiomhole Wedding: Photo Story

Governor Adams Oshiomhole wedding came as big news. The Edo State Governor, on Friday, May 15, 2015 walked down the aisle with his new bride, Lara Fortes, a model from Cape Verde Read More »

Governor Oshiomhole Assures Afemai People

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole have assured the people of Afemai land that his administration would continue to embark on projects and programmes aimed at bringing development to the people and Read More »

Royal Fathers are the Bed Rock of Democracy – Shaibu

Written by BENJAMIN ATU The majority leader of the Edo State House of Assembly and APC candidate for the Etsako Federal Constituency at the National Assembly in the forth coming general election Hon. Read More »


Ekpedo Community of Akoko-Edo


Ekpedo is a native community of Uneme in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. It is among the villages that makes up Ward 9 in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State. The town is on Latitude 7.41903 and Longitude 6.17067 with a zip code of 312120.

Ekpedo is an interstate boarder community located on the North-Eastern part of Akoko-Edo. She shares boundries with Ogori in Kogi State; Bekuma, Ekpe and Makeke; all in Akoko-Edo local Government Area in Edo state.

Police allegedly kill 2 nursing mothers in Fugar

Inspector-General of Police, solomon-Arase

It was indeed a very tragic Saturday for Ivhiokhile quarters in Fugar, headquarters of Etsako Central Local Council of Edo State, as the misadventure of a trigger-happy policeman resulted in the gunning down of two nursing mothers at a funeral.

It was gathered that the police bullet narrowly missed a two-month-old baby strapped to the back of his mother before hitting the woman on her neck.

Etsako West II Lawmaker Election Victory Upturned

tribunal upturn election victory of Etsako west II lawmaker victory

Benin City – The Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal has upturned the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yakubu Gowon, as the lawmaker representing Etsako West II Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly.

The tribunal in its ruling on Friday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gallant Sylvanus as the winner of the April 11 election.

8 Important Reasons To Drink More Water


While we may not need eight glasses, there are plenty of reasons to drink water.

In fact, drinking water (either plain or in the form of other fluids or foods) is essential to your health.

There are so many health dangers associated with not drinking water regularly because fluid losses occur continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool, and these losses must be

Importers of Rice, Cement, to stop accessing forex from banks – CBN

cbn governor to importers

Abuja – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says importers of rice, cement and other products will no longer access Foreign Exchange from CBN, Banks and Bureau De change for such importation.

The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, said the measure would prevent further depletion of the country’s foreign reserve.
He said the country was spending huge amount to import things that could be produced locally.

HIV/AIDS: Edo Working to mitigate impact – SSG

ihonvbere on hiv/aids

BENIN CITY – Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) Professor Julius Ihonvbere said the state government through the State Agency for the control of AIDS Edo SACA, is working tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the virus.”

In this wise, he said the state government has enhanced the capacity of Edo SACA, both in attention on the material resources to enable it focus attention on the entire population, particularly on the vulnerable groups.

Etsako West LG budgets N2.7bn for 2015

etsako west budget

Auchi – Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo has announced a budget estimate of N2.7 billion for the 2015 fiscal year.
The Acting Chairman of the council, Mr Busari Yesufu, presented the 2015 budget to council’s legislative arm on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2015 budget is N1.1 million less than the 2014 budget which was N3.8 billion.

A breakdown of the budget showed that N1.4 billion was earmarked for capital expenditure, while N1.3 billion was set aside for recurrent expenditure.

Dep Gov urges FG to rehabilitate Fugar – Agenebode road

Odubu on Fugar - Agenebode road

IGIODE (EDO) – Edo Deputy Governor Pius Odubu has appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate the Fugar – Agenebode road that is being threatened by gully erosion.

Odubu made the appeal when he spoke to journalists at Igiode, in Etsako East Local Government Area of the State.

The deputy Governor disagreed with the belief in some quarters that

Prince Clem Agba, Edo State Commissioner for Environment and Public Utilities

clem agba

Prince Clem Agba represents a lot of things to a lot of people. He represents a proactive person, change agent, result-oriented, mobilizer of men and resources, mentor, a defender of the oppressed, avid advocate for an egalitarian society, father figure, genuine philanthropist extraordinaire with a heart of GOLD and LOVE. Believer in the philosophy that one can only use the POWER of LOVE to overcome the LOVE of POWER. Succinctly put, Prince Clem Agba represents the saying of the English author, George Bank (1821 – 1881) who when he was asked, “what he lives for?” replied,

Egono Village in Etsako West L.G.A

Egono is a community that have evolved over time within the Aviele clan of Etsako West Local Government of Edo State. The community is located along Auchi Benin express way around Latitude 6.963333N and Longitude 6.271944E and an average elevation of 101M.

According to a source from Ughiole community of Aveile clan, Egono derives it name from Ege which stands for hill and Ono which stands for River Ono. So Egono literally translates to hill of River Ono.