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Etsako West Boss Turbaned Dania of Auchi

Among the activities that added colour to the just concluded Eid de Fitr celebration in Auchi Kingdom was the turbaning of  Prince Hassan Kadiri, the Chairman of Etsako west Local government area, Read More »

Stop playing politics with security, Oshiomhole tells Politicians

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has urged politicians to resist the temptation of playing politics with security matters in the interest of the nation. Speaking at the Oshiomhole a Security Management Read More »

Anwain Clan of Etsako West LGA

Anwain clan is one of the thirteen clans in Etsako. The clan is located South of  Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State and it is ward eight of the twelve Read More »

Alegeh emerges NBA President-elect

Mr. Augustine Alegeh (SAN) has been elected the President of the Nigerian Bar Association. Alegeh, polled 691 votes to defeat four other candidates in the election held on Tuesday. Mr. Oladele Adeshina, Read More »

Rain in Igarra kills four, sacks several homes

Torrential Rain in Igarra resulted in flooding which  Killed Four and  Sacked several homes. Traditional Ruler calls on relevant government agencies and good spirited individuals and organisations to assist the victims to Read More »


Ibillo, the Stop-Over Town of Akoko-Edo


Ibillo is one of the twenty-two communities that makes up the Okpameri ethnic group of Akoko-Edo Local Government of Edo State. Ibillo is arguably the commercial hub of the local Government, being a stop-over town for travelers traveling from Nigeria administrative capital, Abuja to Nigeria’s commercial/financial  capital, Lagos.

Ibillo is around Longitude 6.12 and Latitude 7.45. She is bounded in the west by Ekor and Ondo State, in the east by Ugboshi-afe, in the south by Ekpesa and in the north by Lampese

Okpameri People of Akoko-Edo


Okpameri is an Afemai ethnic group. They are one of the ethnic nationalities that makes up Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State .

The term “Okpameri” denotes oneness. In other words the term “Okpemeri” means “we are one.” Okpameri is made up of twenty-two communities that share the same cultural, historical, and linguistic attributes.

Communities that makes up Okpameri

The twenty-two communities that makes up Okpameri are:

Foundation Stone Laid for College of Agric, Agenebode permanent Site

college of Agriculture Agenebode foundation stone laid


A major step towards harmonizing the existence of Edo State College of Agriculture Technology, Agenebode in Etsako East local government was Thursday harmonized with the official laying of the foundation stone for its permanent site by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources,
Hon Abdul Oroh.

The Agriculture Commissioner while flagging off the community driven project of a four class rooms block and an office for the Head of Department

Okhu People of Okpella Clan

Okhu is the oldest village in Okpella. Okpella people speak Okpella but Okhu had a different dialect.  The long interaction between the two has led to the people of Okhu almost losing their original dialect.  Only very few old people among them still remember some words but they are clearly identifiable with the rest people of Okpella while speaking.  Okhu people have now been fully

Eghogho Festival takes off Nicely

Eghogho Festival

The maiden edition of the Auchi Eghogho festival started yesterday (Friday, 3rd of October 2014) night with an open air pre-party which took place at the Ikelebe sports Arena in the heart of Auchi Kingdom.

The party which was well attended by members of the various age groups in Auchi kingdom served as a platform for the various age groups to distinguish themselves through various forms of cultural displays.

Owan Music Video: Ododo Jnr of Iulleha

Enjoy this beautiful Owan Music Video by Ododo Jnr of Iulleha

Church building collapse: Govt will prosecute culprits, says Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole on church building colapse

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state says government would investigate the circumstances leading to the collapse of a church building which led to the death of one person and left two others injured.

Oshiomhole gave the assurance weekend when he visited the site of the collapsed Christ Chosen Church of God and addressed the residents of the area.

Oshiomhole commissions 30-seater buses for intra-city transport

Oshiomhole commision buses

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commissioned ten new 30-seater Toyota Coaster buses for intra-city transportation in Benin City.

Commissioning the buses in Egor Local Government yesterday, Oshiomhole said, “commissioning 10 buses at a go by a Local Government is a huge achievement and I know that the people of Egor and indeed the people of Edo State are indeed appreciative because you don’t have to come from Egor Local Government to patronize the vehicles.

Oshiomhole Extolled Mum Virtues at Book Launch

Oshiomhole's mum

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has poured encomiums on his mother, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole, saying she taught him the virtues of honesty, being straightforward and being a fighter which prepared him for the challenges of governance today.

Speaking at the launch of a biography, “Igovina Emosi” a biography of Alhaja Aishetu Oshiomhole written by Imuzeze Ofen-Imu in honour of his mother at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State on Saturday, the Governor said he learnt early in life that resources that belong to the people must not be tampered with no matter the condition.

Edo immortalises Ogbemudia


Edo State government has immortalized the two-time Governor of the defunct Mid-West and Bendel States by unveiling a statue in his honour at the at the state-owned stadium in Benin City.

Describing him at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium today, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State said: “this statue which we have come to unveil today, I believe captures the genuine feelings of Edo people, a small token of formal recognition of your unparalleled service to our people.