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Police destroy illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egono, Agbede

The Police in Edo on Friday destroyed illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egonu community in Agbede, near Auchi. Led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Kokumo, the police Read More »

Motorists Urges FG to Reconstruct Ose Bridge in Owan West

Motorists on Monday appealed to the Federal Government ( FG ) to urgently reconstruct the old and narrow Ose Bridge at Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State to prevent vehicles Read More »

Auchi Poly Proscribes SUG, goes ahead with Scheduled Second Remester Exams

The authorities of Auchi Polytechnic have proscribed the Student’s Union Government over threat to the scheduled school’s second semester examination on Monday. Mustapher Oshiobugie, the Public Relations Officer of Auchi-poly, made the Read More »

New executive for Auchi Branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers

Auchi branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Saturday, September 23, 2017 recorded another milestone as the organisation inaugurated it new executive at the Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) building in a Read More »

6 Reasons To Visit Igarra For The Aba Festival

For over two centuries, the people of Igarra has celebrated the ABA Festival, even before Nigeria gained independence, they’ve witnessed, fought and survived battles, colonization and territorial conflicts, vast and filled with Read More »


Obaseki approves N500m for infrastructure projects, to access World Bank’s N2bn facility

Obaseki presents budget commiserates with Momoh family

The Edo State Government has approved N500 million as counterpart funding for the state’s SEEFOR public works programme, which will enable it access N2bn from the World Bank for infrastructural projects in the state.

The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu said this after weekly Executive Council meeting at the Government House, in Benin City.

He said Governor Godwin Obaseki approved the release of N500 million as counterpart funding for the

Police destroy illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egono, Agbede

illegal refineries

The Police in Edo on Friday destroyed illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egonu community in Agbede, near Auchi.

Led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Kokumo, the police team first inspected the various refining camps before destroying them.

Kokumo, who spoke shortly after the destruction exercise, said that the illegal refineries were discovered by officers of the command who were combing the bush for suspected kidnappers and other criminals.

The future of African ports is also the future of Africa’s economic success

by Gilbert Saggia, Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa

Statistics indicate that 90% of imports and exports in Africa are driven by sea. With a global middle class set to reach 5 billion people by 2030, global trade is set to continue to grow at an unprecedented rate1. Reports suggest that global freighter fleet is expected to double over the next decade due to the growing consumption demands of the ever-increasing middle class.

Beyond fulfilling their respective countries’ trade needs, ports act as gateways to land-locked countries such as Ethiopia and Chad, that have significant agrarian and raw materials export potential, and great

AFMAA Set to Promote Afemai Heritage


A pro Afemai organisation, AFEMAI MERIT ACHIEVERS AWARD (AFMAA) CUM FILM FESTIVAL is set to give a boost to the Afemai heritage through a cultural festival. The organisation hope to unveil the maiden edition of the festival in the early part of 2018. Activities lined up for the festival will include cultural carnival, entrepreneurial training/empowerment, beauty pageant  as well as cultural awareness seminal.

In an exclusive chat with AfemaiPeople, the CEO of AFMAA, Cent Micah Imoyera, revealed that

Ogbona Rulers of the Twentieth Century 1892 – 2017

Ogbona community is one of the communities that makes up Avianwun clan of Etsako Central Local government area of Edo state. As much as the entire clan is centrally administered by a clan head who goes by the title of Ogie Avianwun, the respective communities are administered by community rulers called Okphe Ukpi.

Below are the Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona community from 1892 to 2017:

Profile of HRH, Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona Community

Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona

Williams Uloko Idode was born 4th April 1959 to Mr. Momodu Ojakpai idode and Mrs. Lametu Amiunomhene Idogho both of Ivhiobore quarters Ogbona. He left home very early to live with his uncle Dr. J. B. Idode in Benin City in 1970. He completed his primary education in Benin City at Arinze Primary School in 1972. Attended Western Boys High School Benin City 1972 -1977. Willie then left for Kaduna to start life on his own where he gained employment with Nigeria Defense Industry. He returned home to take up an appointment as teacher in 1979 due to pressure from his parents. The struggles continued for some time to go back to school and meet with financial and family challenges. He has to stay close to his father when the father became very sick because others were not around home. The father died in 1986.

The death of his father

Only a Dedicated Centre can Restore the Faith of Nigerians by Ken Adejumoh

We generally keep faith in our religion with a focus on the Author and Finisher of our faith. It is the same way that we have faith in the state hoping they will implement policies that will meet our yearnings for a good life. Unfortunately, our precious faith in the state has, over time, hit the rocks like the ones in the “Kukuruku Hills”.

Needless to begin to point to areas the state has failed and deprived us of our civic rights. I have attended conferences and listened to renowned speakers who shared ideas and gave in-depth analysis of all the economic challenges bedeviling our dear nation. I have also read brilliant articles on national dailies dissecting the problems and suggesting solutions. communiques and white papers have been submitted proffering the way forward with little or no implementation.

I was also privileged to have attended

The 25 Villages of Modern Auchi Kingdom by Wajeed Obomeghie

otaru road auchi

In the early 1990’s, HRH Alhaji Ahmed Ghuruza Momoh, Ikelebe Ni Zevbha, The 9th Otaru of Auchi Kingdom and the O-I-C attempted to commence the creation of more villages out of the original five heritage zones then, for obvious reasons that wasn’t successful.

In the year 2001, his successor HRH Alhaji Aliru Hybreed Momoh, Ikelebe Ni-Zeaa, The 10th Otaru of Auchi & the O-I-C successfully demarcated and created Twenty (20) new villages. Thus making the Twenty -five (25) villages of the modern Auchi Sacred Kingdom.

Before we dwell on the genealogy, and meaning of the various villages of modern Auchi Kingdom.
Let me postulate, that there are two families that are the

Edo Targets Ososo Hills, Lampese Crocodile Lake, Others to Boost Tourism

ososo hills

Edo State Government has revealed plans to  and develop over 58 tourist sites in the state to boost earnings from the tourism sector. This in the excavation of the historic Benin Moat, which is the world’s longest man-made earthwork as well as the development of Ososo Hills and Lampese Crocodile Lake both in Edo North.

The Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, who disclosed this in Benin City, said part of the state’s investment potential in tourism will be unveiled at the forthcoming Alaghodaro Investment Summit.

Osemwegie-Ero said

Edo Government Shops for New Investor for Ava Cement Factory

ava cement factory

….. Igarra Technical College to be upgraded

….. Ibilo Market also to be upgraded

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said the state is negotiating with the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to get a new investor for Ava Cement Factory located in the state.

Obaseki announced this at Igarra, headquarters of Akoko Edo Local Government Area, during his Thank- You-Tour across the state.

The governor said the factory, which is located in Akoko Edo LGA, incurred