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Edo State Governor issues stern warning to political appointees

New political appointees, Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) in Edo, may be relieved of their appointments if found guilty of acts of corruption, abandonment of duty posts, failure to Read More »

Alimikhen Assures Nigerians that 2017 Budget will Sink Recession

The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Edo North, Senator Francis Alimikhena has assured Nigerians that the Faithful Implementation of the 2017 Budget will sink the ongoing recession in Read More »

Aba Festival, Igarra’s 228 years old Festival gets endorsement

As part of efforts to promote culture and tourism, Edo state Government yesterday has endorsed the 228 years old Aba festival held once in six years in Igarra, Akoko-Edo local government area. Read More »

FG begins construction of N500m earth dam water scheme in Otuo, Owan-East

The Federal Government has commenced the construction of an Earth Dam at Otuo in the Owan-East Local Government Area of Edo, in line with its policy to provide potable water to rural Read More »

Aidonogie of South Ibie Flashes back on the last IBIE DAY

His Royal Highness, Alhaji, Barrister Aliyu Kelvin Danesi, Oba Idanesi II, the Clan head of South Ibie Kingdom is looking back at the last Ibie day celebration with satisfaction. In a recent facebook Read More »


Edo North Muslims Celebrates Eid-El-Fitri


Thousands of muslims  faithfuls across Edo north today joined their counterparts across the globe in the eid prayers in celebration of Eid-El-Fitri which marked the end of the month of Ramadan.

In a sermon at the Arafat mosque prayer ground, Auchi, the Chief Imam, Professor Zakarriya Oseni emphasized the oneness of Allah stressing that no matter the tribe or belief of an individual, Allah remains one. He further enjoined muslims to uphold Islamic tenets at all times.

Otaru of Auchi Tasks Community on Agriculture

otaru of auchi, AUCHI DAY support oshiomhole on Obaseki

Auchi – Alhaji Aliru Momoh, the Otaru of Auchi has urged communities in the area to go into agriculture to enhance Federal Government’s efforts to diversify the country’s economy.
The monarch made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.

Momoh said though, about 200 women in the area were into agriculture, and stressed the need for more people in the community to go into farming.
Otaru said the zeal by the women,from an agrarian community, was to boost food production and ensure food security within the locality.

Edo Cattle Grazing Agency Bill Passes Second Reading

Edo cattle grazing agency bill passes second reading

A Bill for a law to establish the Edo State Cattle Rearing and Grazing Agency on Tuesday passed second reading on the floor of the Edo House of Assembly.

Bright Osayande (APC-Ovia North East 11), who led the debate for the passage of the bill, said the incessant killing of defenseless farmers and the needless destruction of crops by herdsmen was a call for concern.

“The criminal activities of these herdsmen have earned the group the reputation of being the fourth most dreaded group, according to the Global Index for Terrorism (GIT).

MasterCard Foundation Appoints 3 New Members to its Board of Directors

MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation yesterday announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. They include Zein Abdalla, former President of PepsiCo, Inc.; Rt. Honorable Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and former Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations; and Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa.

“We are delighted that these outstanding global leaders are joining our Board of Directors,” says Jim

Edo State Governor issues stern warning to political appointees


New political appointees, Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) in Edo, may be relieved of their appointments if found guilty of acts of corruption, abandonment of duty posts, failure to submit reports as at when required, sabotage, and general incompetence, it emerged on Monday.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, reading out the riot act, admonished the aides to regard their appointments as opportunities to impact positively in their communities, while also acquainting them on their roles in the transformation drive of his administration.

Edo Releases List of Commissioners-Nominees

obaseki to revitalise the Auchi fertiliser plant. Commissioners

Governor Obaseki of Edo on Tuesday requested the state house of assembly to screen and confirm the list of 18-man commissioner nominees for commissioners in the state.

Speaker of the House, Justin Okonoboh announced the letter from the governor containing the names which was read by the clerk of the house, James Omoatama.

The names of the nominees includes, Mr. Jimoh Ijegbai, (Owan East), Ohionbamu Paul (Egor), Emmanuel Uso, (Esan North East), Yinka Omoreighe, (Oredo), Joseph Ughioke, (Etsako Central), Yekini Ideye, (Akoko-Edo), Christopher Adesotu (Ovia Southwest), and Osaze Osemwwegie-Ero

Auchi Poly to Sanction Corrupt Lecturers

Auchi poly Acting Rector

The Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo on Monday warned that it would henceforth sanction lecturers in the habit of awarding marks to students for money or sex.

Dr Sanusi Jimah, the Acting Rector of the institution made the commitment when he received executive members of the polytechnic’s Alumni Association.

“The management of Auchi poly will deal with corrupt lecturers who are fond of extorting money from students in order to award marks.

Must Watch: Zeezy Featuring Sir Waziri Oshomah Life Official Video HD

Enjoy this ‘must watch’ music video of Zeezy, the son of the legendary Etsako musician (Sir Waziri Oshomah), featuring his father. The father and son combination took Etsako entertainment industry to another level

Edo Fertilizer plant to begin production in June

Edo Fertilizer plant

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has assured that the Edo fertilizer blending plant in Auchi will become functional before the end of June 2017.

The governor stated this on Thursday during the inspection of facilities and work progress in the Fertilizer Blending plant in Auchi Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

The governor gave this assurance after receiving reports from Mr Ayodele Ejaoye, the General Manager of the Technical Company managing the fertilizer plant, who also said that the blending plant could produce about 55.000 metric tons of fertilizer per year.

Elele Women protest activities of herdsmen/killing of woman

women protest

Hundreds of women in Elele-Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo, on Saturday staged a peaceful protest on Auchi-Okene-Highway, following the killing of a middle-aged woman by suspected herdsmen.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters want all herdsmen to vacate their territory without further delay.

Women in their hundreds chanting songs, appealed to the government to find lasting solution to the activities of the herdsmen in the area.