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Taiwo Akerele, Edo Chief of Staff, Honoured by Somorika’s Monarch

The sleepy community of Somorika in Akoko-Edo local government area came alive, last week, as it hosted Edo State Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele and inducted him into an age group. He Read More »

Edo Deputy Governor to Partner with NSE

The deputy Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Rt Hon. Comrade Phillip Shaibu has promised to partner with the Nigeria Society of Engineers, (NSE). Hon. Shaibu made this promise on the 24th day Read More »

FRSC to deploy 485 personnel, 1,200 special marshals in Edo

Auchi – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday said it would deploy 485 personnel and 1,200 special marshals to various highways in Edo to ensure safety during the Yuletide. Mr Read More »

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 »


Afemai Forum Honours Oshiomhole, Former IGP, Speaker, Others

Edo State Governor, Oshiomhole appealed to over afokpella water projedt

A socio-cultural group, Afemai Forum, an umbrella body of all Afemai people of Edo North senatorial district, on Saturday honoured the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Speaker of the state assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto; and Chief of Staff to the governor, Taiwo Akerele.

Also honoured for the achievement recorded in their various careers include former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase; Vice Chancellor, Edo University Iyamho, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, former Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Clem Agba and Prof. Eddy Erhagbe of the University of Benin.

President of the Forum, Chief Joseph Arogundade, who also was

Police Nab 2 Farmers With AK 47 Rifles, Pistol at Aviele

AK 47

Police in Edo have arrested two Kogi State born farmers with two AK 47 rifles, one Barecta pistol and large numbers of ammunition in Aviele town, near Auchi in Etsako West local government area of Edo state.

The suspects Isah Yusuf, 30, and Lahimi Siaka both from Okene local government area of Kogi State allgedly concealed the deadly weapons inside a sack bag when they were intercepted at Aviele town.
Their mission and target could not be immediately ascertained at the time of their arrest but police said interrogation would umask that eventually.

Obu Mines: Dangote & BUA Group Believed to be Fighting over Gold Deposits

obu mines

It is believed in some quarters that the dispute between Dangote Cement Plc and the BUA group over Obu mines is actually motivated by the presence of gold deposit in large quantity in the mineral rich Obu mines. In an article published on the 12th of January, Business Day Journalist, Inwalomhe Donald stated that the fight over Obu mines is beyond limestone because it has exposed the corruption in Nigeria’s solid minerals sector where there is no laboratory to test the solid mineral that is been exported.

According to Inwalomhe, “I challenge the two companies to allow international mining companies to get access to Obu mines to test the mineral deposits they are fighting over in Okpella. My investigation

Suspected Herdsmen Attack Vice Chairman of Cattle Dealers in Igarra

fulani herdsmen

Doctors are battling to save the life of a cattle dealer, Mallam Hassan Usman, who is the vice-chairman of the Hausa Community in Igarra, headquarters of Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State at a hospital. Usman sustained several deep machete cuts from Fulani herdsmen.

On Monday, the victim was lured into a nearby bush purportedly to buy cows where the herdsmen attacked him with machetes. The development, which has heightened tension in the area, came barely a week after a farmer, Arowolo Jerome, from Igodi Quarters, Ojah village in the same Akoko Edo Local Government lost his wrist herdsmen’s attack. Usman, a cattle retailer, always goes into the forest to buy cattle from rearers which he sells to his customers.

The Chairman of the Arewa Community in the locality, Muammhed Umar Dankuruku, who

Edo Gov. settles medical bill of man amputated allegedly by herdsmen

Farmers Association to Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday released N500,000 to settle the medical bill of Jerome Obayemi, who was amputated during an attack allegedly by herdsmen on January 4.

Mr. Obayemi lost one of his hands in the attack, which occurred in Ojah community in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state.

The governor, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Crusoe Osagie, released the money through his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, at Government House, Benin City.

He said it is to offset the victim’s medical bills and provide him with relief materials.

Auchi Poly Student Seals Victim’s Mouth with Glue, Steals Car

kokumo Auchi Poly student

A 23-year-old ND 2 Civil Engineering student of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Kingsley Orion, has been arrested by operatives of Edo State Police Command, for burglary and robbery.

Also arrested and paraded with Kingsley is Ehiati Osaretin, a 22-year-old welder, while the third accomplice who’s name was not given, is on the run.

The suspects were among “62 notorious criminals” arrested by operatives of the State Police Command and paraded before journalists in Benin on Wednesday, by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo.

It was gathered that the three hoodlums broke into the house of their victims, 89-year-old Madam Imasogbonre Enahoro and her daughter, Mrs. Maroline Ajibola, at about 5 pm, on November 17, 2017, at Edimotutu, Igueben, in Igueben local government area of Edo State.

They were said to have

Akoko-Edo Farmer Loses Right Hand to Suspected Herdsmen

Edo farmer fulani herdsmen

A farmer in Igodi quarters of Ojah in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State identified as Arowolo Jerome has lost his right hand, to an attack by suspected herdsmen in the locality.

Jerome was said to have been attacked at his farm after he refused to give food to five herdsmen who he encountered on his farm.

A source at the hospital where he was rushed, quoted the victim as stating that the cutlass was aimed at his neck but he used his hand to block it and it was severed before he was rescued by another farmer who saw the attack.

BUA Group to Contest Arrest of Staff by Edo Government


BUA Group has said it will challenge Edo State government in court over the arrest of its staff at the mining sites in Obu-Okpella, in the state recently.

“We have been made aware that today, the Edo State governor, in the company of some security operatives, visited one of our mining sites in Obu-Okpella, Edo State to effect a gestapo-style forceful shutdown of that mine despite a subsisting court pronouncement that the mine be allowed to operate.” BUA said in a statement

“Upon reaching that mining site and not meeting any personnel or equipment, two BUA Cement employees were

Auchi Fertiliser plant to start selling soon

Auchi fertiliser

The Edo State Government has said that the Auchi Fertiliser and Chemical Company Ltd is producing and storing products which will be available for sale when the planting season commences.

Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Agriculture and Food Security Programme, Joe Okojie, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City.

The Auchi Fertiliser and Chemical plant which is run on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model with

BORBA to Build Dam in Auchi Kingdom

dam in Auchi

The Benin Owena River Basin Authority (BORBA) plans to build a dam in Auchi, Edo State, to boost irrigation, Managing Director Dr. Saliu Ahmed said yesterday.

Ahmed, who spoke during a visit to the Otaru of Auchi, Aliru Momoh, promised to address scarcity of water.

He said the dam would encourage year-round farming in line with the Federal Government’s efforts of diversifying the economy through agriculture.

Ahmed added that it is also to ensure food security.

He said the