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Auchi Eghogho Festival: Fusing Tradition with Modernity

People in and  around Auchi Kingdom always look forward to Eid Kabir (Big Sallah) celebration with excitement due to the associated funfair and merriment. This year’s Eid Kabir celebration is coming up Read More »

PDP gave us N6 million to support Ize-Iyamu – Edo monarch

A major traditional ruler in Edo state has revealed how Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election in the state, as well as Chief Read More »

Obaseki is Edo APC Governorship Candidate

Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent chairman of the Edo state economy and strategy team under Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration have emerged as the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship Candidate after the primary election of Read More »

Fulani Herdsmen: Afemai Rulers Want FG to Deploy Military Operatives

Afemai traditional rulers have raised alarm over incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the area, urging the Federal Government to act urgently and decisively by deploying soldiers as backup to prone areas. The Read More »

Pregnant woman, 2 others crushed, driver/conductor set ablaze

A ghastly auto accident has claimed the lives of three persons, including a pregnant woman in Osholo village, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. They were crushed to death at Read More »


Is Edo actually among the top most indebted states in Nigeria?

By Tahiru Momodu  @Taheer101

On the 28th day of September 2016, the good people of my dear state of Edo will be heading to the polls to elect the man who will preside over the affairs of the state from Dennis Osadebey Avenue for the next four years. It is a straight battle between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

It is interesting to note that Edo is at the moment at the peak of electioneering campaign with both parties dishing out promises, accusations and counter-accusations. One interesting aspect of the campaign has been the issue of Edo state indebtedness; a campaign point the PDP has continuously drummed up to the effect that the APC led government has mortgaged the future of the state by incurring huge debts which has variously been reported as being up to N300bn in some cases and N200bn in others.

Horror Accident kill 4 along Auchi-Okene Highway


Uzairue – The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) on Friday confirmed the death of four persons involved in an accident along Auchi-Okene-Highway.

The FRSC Auchi Unit Commander, Moses Bature made the confirmation in a telephone interview in Auchi on Friday.

Bature said the accident happened at about 11 a.m. at Uluoke-Uzairue in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.

APC, PDP trades blame over Okpella crisis

pdp-apc-elections trade blames over okpella crisis

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are trading blame over the Okpella crisis.

The crisis, which almost engulf the entire community before the postponement of the Edo gubernatorial election continued after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a postponement of the election to September 28th, 2016.

While APC is sure of claiming 99 % in the Okpella, PDP said the ruling party was trying to intimidate the people as it was becoming obvious that the opposition party was enjoying large support from the community. The supporters of both political parties have engaged in a free for all fight.

Edo Governor woos investors to rural areas

Governor Oshiomole urge muslims to pray for peace

Governor Adams Oshiomhole has stressed the need for the private sector to continue to contribute to the economic development of the state through investments in productive ventures in different parts of the state, insisting that the state cannot develop if everything is located in the state capital.

Speaking while commissioning the VED JAFA Bread Bakery, a private initiative, at Irrua, Tuesday, Governor Oshiomhole said, “There are many lessons for our people here, particularly the younger people at this time. You are a lecturer in a federal

Colorful Sallah Celebration in Auchi Despite Economic Recession


The sacred kingdom of Auchi witnessed unprecedented hustling and bustling during this Sallah celebration despite the present economic recession in the country. The people of the town came out in their number to celebrate with the Otaru-in-council who had several activities lined up to celebrate the Eid Kabir.

Fun seekers were presented with several options. Apart from the age-group (manhood) celebration which was very engaging and colourful, there was Auchi Eghogho cultural festival which was simply breath-taking.

Auchi Eghogho Festival: Fusing Tradition with Modernity

auchi eghogho festival

People in and  around Auchi Kingdom always look forward to Eid Kabir (Big Sallah) celebration with excitement due to the associated funfair and merriment. This year’s Eid Kabir celebration is coming up next week and the good people of Auchi will be playing host to the world as they celebrate the second edition of the Auchi Eghogho festival, a festival that is designed to fuse tradition with modernity. The term “Eghogho”, connotes joy, felicitation, merriment, fun, happiness in the Auchi dialect. The Eghogho festival brings all Auchi sons and (daughters) that have been initiated into manhood from the inception of Auchi Kingdom together.

Each Man His Time, the Biography of an Era – Book Launch

On the 24th of April 2016, the Yerima of Auchi Kingdom, Prince Tony Momoh did a public presentation of the reprint, redesigned and updated edition of his book ‘Each Man His Time, the Biography of an Era’. This event was captured and featured by Channels Book Club. Below is a replay:

A Collection of Igarra (Etuno) names and their meaning

etuno names

Igarra (etuno) is one of the ethnic nationalities that make up Afemailand. Igarra town is the headquarter of  Akoko Edo Local Government Area in the Northern part of Edo State.   It is a rocky town surrounded by the Kukuruku Hills with an area of 1,371 km² and a population of 262,110 at the 2006 census. Historically, the land is referred to as ETUNO. Igarra people are known as ANETUNO, they speak Igarra dialect and the chief occupation of the people is farming.

HRH King Momoh Idaevbo, Sixth Otaru of Auchi (1919 – 1944)

King Momoh I, the sixth Otaru of Auchi Kingdom was a leader with boundless wisdom and endowed with the bravery of a Lion. A dynamic leader blessed with a cosmopolitan outlook and a friendly, helping nature which welcomed new ideas and initiatives. A revolutionary leader loved by the British and his people and their neighbours. A leader who initiated reforms in Auchi Kingdom years before he even became the Otaru of Auchi.

He ascended Auchi throne bounding with enormous experience and energy. He reigned from 1919 -1944. His reign was peaceful and momentous in terms of the enormous powers he wielded in Etsakoland. He

Ukhomunyio have no Problem with Other Parts of Okpella – Aliu

chairman of Ukhomunyio council of village Heads

The Ukhomunyio people are the descendants of Okhawegbe and a section of the Oteku Sub clan of Okpella. The other part of Oteku being Iddo.

For over a year now, the people of Ukhomunyio have left the palace of the Traditional Ruler of Okpella. Due to perceive marginalization of their people, they are seeking an autonomous clan entity to be known as Okpella North which they intend to pursue within the Orbit of law and they hope to pursue it to a logical conclusion.

In a recent interview with Nigerian Observer Reporter Isabemoeh James Roy, published on Wednessday