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Edo Govt, Army fine-tune Strategy, Collaborate on new Security Architecture

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is concluding arrangements with the Nigeria Army to unveil its new security arrangement to curb crime in the state. The governor Read More »

Edo State Govt inaugurates 13-man committee on digital literacy

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Tuesday in Benin city inaugurated a 13-man committee on digital literacy, to advance the course of Information Technology (ICT) in the state. Obaseki, represented by his Read More »

One Killed, Several Injured As Explosion Rocks Okpella

Iddo quarters of Okpella in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State was greeted by an explosion on Monday evening which rocked three apartments and sent many inhabitants running for safety. Reports Read More »

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 »


Arokho Community of Owan East LGA

Arokho is one of the six communities that makes up Ivbi-Mion clan of Owan East Local Government Area of Edo state. The community, with a zip code of 313105, is located around Latitude 7.141001° N, Longitude 5.982597° E and is part of ward  7 in the Owan East political map.

The community was the founded by a man named Arokho. He was a brother to Ekpega, the founder of Ikhin community. Oral tradition has it that Arokho was a farmer in Benin kingdom. He went farming and was away for extended period of time and when he came back to Benin, he found that his brother Ekpega had left Benin. He traced Ekpega to  Ifon and stayed with him there. From Ifon they both migrated to Edo north before parting ways to their different settlements.

The quarters in Arokho are:

Edo Records 521 Suspected Cases of Lassa Fever

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The Director of Disease Control in Edo State, Osamuwonyi Irowa, says the state has recorded 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever this month.

Mr. Irowa, a medical doctor, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Emergency Operation Centre on Lassa fever in Benin on Wednesday.

He said 124 cases have been confirmed out of the 521 suspected cases recorded in 13 local government areas of the state.

City University of Technology, Auchi, Bill Scales Second Reading

Alimikhena on Edo 2016

An Act to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, and for other connected matters Bill 2018, on Wednesday, passed second reading on the floor of the senate despite stiff opposition from Senator Sam Egwu that the Bill should be killed.

The Bill, which was sponsored by Senator Francis Alimikhena, (Edo North), sought the conversion of Auchi Polytechnic to a degree awarding institution.

During the debate on the Bill, the Senate expressed concern at the lingering strike by members of Non- Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU).

Edo merges Colleges of Agriculture, engages out-growers for 2,000 hectares Leventis farm

Edo ethnic nationalities drum up support for Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has revealed plans by his administration to merge Colleges of Agriculture in Iguoriakhi and Agenebodo into a single institution, with different schools offering courses in specialised fields to train high quality youth agriprenuers to drive the state’s agricultural programmes and policies.

The governor disclosed this when he received Executive Members of the Usagbe Club of Nigeria, at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State on Tuesday.

Obaseki said, “Given the role of agriculture in advancing economy in the country, and considering Edo State as an agrarian state, there is need to establish quality institutions to train youths on agriculture to leverage on the huge potential in the sector.

Ivbi-Mion Clan of Owan East LGA

Ivbi-Mion is one of the eight clans that make up Owan East Local government area of Edo state. The clan makes up ward  7 in the Owan East political map. It is located around Latitude 7.1469° N, Longitude 5.9377° E and the zip code is 313105.

The name, Ivbi-Mion, literally means people of a common descendant or share a common ancestry. The clan, as defined by the British and maintained after independence, consist of six villages. They are:

Lassa Fever: Edo Solicits FG Assistance

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Edo state Government has solicited for assistance from the Federal Government of Nigeria to tackle the increasing number of Lassa fever patients being admitted at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in the state.

The appeal was made by the state Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, when he visited the hospital.

The visit was to access the utilisation of equipment purchased by the state government to assist the hospital management in treating patients.

AWC Condemns Police Declaration Of Kassim Afegbua Wanted And His Invitation By Dss


Durham, USA: We of Afenmai World Congress (AWC), USA received with deep-hearted concern the news of the recent declaration of Afemai-born Prince KassimAfegbua, Nigeria’s political voice, media personality and a gentleman, wanted by the police and invitation by the DSS over an alleged official statement which he signed on behalf of one of Nigeria’s former leaders as his official spokesperson.

As a body with the statutory responsibility of defending Afenmai people and Nigerians alike, we sincerely frown at every attempt by the power that be to nose-dive the truth rather than filter it for the overall benefit of our great nation. Our leaders must realize that the progressive development of Nigeria can only be achieved when the truth is allowed to triumph in its entirety. It must be realized also that the

Lassa fever: Obaseki gives Irrua 2-day ultimatum

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has given the management of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) up to Thursday to install mobile X-ray machine donated to the hospital.

The governor said the machine was donated to the hospital for the sake of fighting the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in the state that needed immediate installation.

Obaseki, represented by his Deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, gave the two-day ultimatum on Tuesday in Irrua when he visited the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control at the state teaching hospital.

Obaseki Inaugurates Technical Committee on Privatisation, Commercialisation

Farmers Association to Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated a 10-man Technical Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation (TCPC), which will take inventory of all non-operational enterprises owned by the state government and provide guidelines for their privatisation and commercialisation.

The committee to be chaired by the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu, was inaugurated on Tuesday, by the governor at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State.

Obaseki noted that the TCPC will “carry-out due diligence on the Uromi Cassava Factory; review and end the previous process for the sale of the factory and carry-out actions that will ensure the selection of capable investors for the uptake of the factory.”

Edo Govt, Army fine-tune Strategy, Collaborate on new Security Architecture


Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is concluding arrangements with the Nigeria Army to unveil its new security arrangement to curb crime in the state.

The governor disclosed this at the Government House in Benin City, during a dinner organised in honour of the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Azinta Okwudili.

Obaseki said, “Edo State government will continue to sustain its cordial and excellent relationship with the Nigerian Army. We are ready to strengthen this collaboration as we incorporate the Nigerian Army into the new security framework in the state.