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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 »

Auchi Eghogho Festival: Fusing Tradition with Modernity

People in and  around Auchi Kingdom always look forward to Eid Kabir (Big Sallah) celebration with excitement due to the associated funfair and merriment. This year’s Eid Kabir celebration is coming up Read More »

PDP gave us N6 million to support Ize-Iyamu – Edo monarch

A major traditional ruler in Edo state has revealed how Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election in the state, as well as Chief Read More »

Obaseki is Edo APC Governorship Candidate

Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent chairman of the Edo state economy and strategy team under Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration have emerged as the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship Candidate after the primary election of Read More »


Igarra Monarch laments infrastructure decay in Akoko Edo

otaru of igarra

The Otaru of Igarra, Oba Emmanuel Saiki, has called on Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to urgently set machineries in motion to address the infrastructural decay in Akoko Edo Local Government to give the people a sense of belonging in the present administration.

Oba Saiki made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on the governor at Government House, Benin City.

Oshiomhole, Shaibu, others Distanced Themselves from Agbomhere’s Allegation


The former governor of Edo State Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Deputy Governor of the State Comrade Philip Shaibu, the Secretary to the Edo State Government Barr. Osarodion Ogie and other leaders of the State has disowned and distanced themselves from the political travail of one Blessing Agbomere who has taken to the media to criticize the leadership of the state by levelling allegations against them over his frustration and lossses at the governorship and the Federal House of Representative Primary due to his youthful exuberance, disrespect and arrogance which made him flout party rules.

Rising from an enlarged meeting today in Auchi the Edo North Political Forum has vowed to

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

construction of N500m earth dam water scheme in Otuo

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 dwellers across the country.

The Managing Director of the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, Mr Saliu Ahmed, stated this during the flag-off ceremony of the project in Otuo on Saturday.

Ahmed said the project would be handled by Jurgen Nigeria Ltd, adding that the water scheme will serve

4,000 Applicants have Registered for Edo Employment Initiative in Auchi

employment scheme

A survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  has revealed that no fewer than 4,000 applicants have so far registered in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo state for the state’s ongoing employment initiative.

A NAN correspondent who visited Etsako West Council’s registration centre for the initiative, reports that more job seekers were turning up for enrollment into the scheme.

NAN further reports that registration for the scheme commenced on March 8 across the 18 local government councils of the state.

Obaseki Announces N1m Winning Bonus for Bendel Insurance FC

Obaseki presents budget

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has announced a winning bonus of N1 million for Bendel Insurance Football Club.

Besides, the governor who promised to support the club both financially and morally said the bonus would enable them compete favourably and secure promotion to the elite division at the end of the current season of the Nigerian National League.

The governor gave this assurance at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium where he watched the Insurers defeat visiting Papilo FC of Owerri 2-1 at the weekend.

Chief Vincent Ugabi, an Iconic Etsako Musician from Weppa Wanno

Vincent Ugabi

Chief Vincent Ugabi is indeed an Iconic Etsako musician who have contributed, in no small measure to the growth of music in Afemailand. Ugabi was born in Iviari, Weppa in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State and recides i Agenebode.
He is reputed to have started music from birth. However, he went into music full-time in the year 1970 with so many album to his credit. He has always claimed that his type of music is the music that give life to the dead.

Chief Vincent Ugabi is a simple and honest person. He is a father to many. He particularly enjoys

Tragedy: Ex Etsako East Chairman, Suleiman Afegbua, Shot Dead by Gunmen

Suleman Afegbua

Yesterday was a tragic day for the people of Afemai as gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, reportedly struck along Benin – Auchi highway, killing a former chairman of Etsako East local government, Mr. Suleiman Afegbua.

Afegbua who was said to be traveling to Benin, the state capital, was said to have been waylaid at Ogbemudia farms, Iguevbihobo village, along the busy Benin-Auchi-Okene highway.

It was gathered that the armed men had stopped many of the motorists plying the highway and searched all occupants of the vehicles after the victims laid face down on the road.

Play Politics Of Development, Not Divisiveness, Philip Shaibu tells Leaders

The Race to Succeed Philip Shaibu in the House of Representatives

Edo State deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, weekend urged political leaders in the state to play politics of development and not that of division, saying that the secret behind the electoral victories of the All Progressives Congress (APC) since 2007 in the state was due to its developmental projects.

Shaibu who also commended his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki for insisting that ward leaders will henceforth determine would be commissioners and Specials Advisers in this administration, said the people of the state are craving for development and not divisiveness.

He stated this when he distributed empowerment materials which was part of his constituency project in his one year as the member representing Etsako Federal constituency in the House of Representatives. Some of the empowerment materials include tricycles, motorcycles, sewing machines and grounding machines which over five hundred people benefited.

Suspected Ritualists Murder 62-year Old Hunchback In Owan


Four suspected ritualists who murdered a 62-year-old man and collected his hunchback in Urue village, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State have been arrested by the state Police Command.

The suspects Ajuma Sunday, 36, Peter Olotu, 38, Sunday Okoro, 62 and a native doctor Philip Ogeneka, 50, who committed the act on Sunday, January 29, 2017, are among the 27 others paraded by the state command for various crimes.

One of the suspects, Peter Olotu identified the old man as Oluma and said that he had volunteered to work in his farm for free so as to carry out the devious act.

Auchi Poly Ag Rector Appeals to Unions to End Strike

Engr.Buraimah, Acting Rector, Auchi Poly

The Acting Rector of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo, state, Dr. Jafaru Buraimah, has Saturday appealed to the striking unions in the school to shelve their strike in the best interest of the institution.

He made the plea while briefing journalists in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of state, over the impasse between the management of the institution and the unions.

It would be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP), had