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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 »

Fulani Herdsmen: Afemai Rulers Want FG to Deploy Military Operatives

Afemai traditional rulers have raised alarm over incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the area, urging the Federal Government to act urgently and decisively by deploying soldiers as backup to prone areas. The Read More »


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 embarked on an indefinate strike on February 6, over failure of institution’s management to enroll members on “CONTISS 15 Migration Salary Structure for Level 11 downward, promotion arrears and alledged indebetdeness of N1.8billion owed the unions.

“I am appealing to them that they should go and resume their officials duties so that the system can function normally.

“I dont think it is proper for the polytechnic primary school and secondary school to be locked up, students of the polytechnic are denied their lectures.

“I dont think it is proper, so i appeal to the workers, the unions in the polytechnic to please call off the strike and let academic activities resume normally,” Buraimah said.

According to him, the management could no longer fund the CONTISS 15 Migration salaries for level 11 downward, adding that it does not have cash backing by the Federal Government.

He said that management had been using its internally generated revenue to pay workers’ salaries, adding that the attitude was no longer sustainable.

“On the issue of CONTISS 15 Migration for level 11 downward, management migrated staffs of grade level 11 downward, and management started payment of their CONTISS 15 migration from internally generated revenue.

“The use of the internal generated revenue for CONTISS 15 Migration is what led to the accumulation of management indebtedness to the unions,” he said.

Buraimah said that the school management was indebted to tune of N868.7million to the unions, adding that the alleged claim of N1.8 billion by the union was untrue.

Suspected Cultist Attack Ibillo Police Station

police ban Ekhuochi festival

A woman was reportedly killed by a stray bullet when suspected cultists attacked a police station at Ibillo, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state.

The suspected cultists were said to have successfully freed two of their colleagues who were detained for alleged rape and ran away with them.

The attackers were said to have gained access to the police station by posing as relatives of the arrested suspects when they started shooting sporadically.

Auchi Poly staff on indefinite strike over N1.8bn salary arrears

Auchi polytechnic matriculation

Staff of Federal Polytechnic Auchi were on Monday forced to embark on an indefinite strike over alleged N1.8 billion salary arrears.

The staff on strike are under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP).

In addition to the strike, members of the unions also staged a protest to press home their demands. The protest however paralysed academic activities at the institution.

FG establishes renal dialysis centre in Auchi

kidney dialysis center

The Federal Government has established a Renal Dialysis Centre in Auchi, Edo State for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney related diseases.

Senator Francis Alimikhena made the disclosure on Friday at the foundation laying of the centre at Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Alimikhena said the project, meant to serve the people of Edo North and Nigerians at large, would be completed within seven weeks.

Auchi residents decry epileptic electricity supply, outrageous bills

BEDC restores Electricity to Auchi

Some electricity consumers in Auchi, Jattu and South-Ibie, in Etsako West Local Government area of Edo have decried the epileptic supply and outrageous billing by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).

In separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the consumers said this had crippled economic and social activities in the area.

Umoru Abu, a resident, said: “BEDC has made life unbearable for us; we cannot operate our businesses due to epileptic electricity supply”.

Etsako Bye Election: INEC Takes Delivery Of Sensitive Materials

INEC clears Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, 17 others for Edo guber poll

The Independent Electoral Commission in Edo State has taken delivery of the sensitive materials meant for the conduct of the Etsako Federal Constituency election billed for January 28, 2017.

Briefing newsmen at the Central Bank of Nigeria premises in Benin City the Edo state capital, the Supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner for the election, Baritor Kpagih and party agents said they were satisfied with the materials brought.

“We have just taken delivery of the sensitive materials from the Central Bank and we are heading to the Local Government Areas now.

Tribunal Admits Additional Documentary Evidence From Edo PDP


The Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City has admitted in evidence, an additional 1307 copies of the INEC forms EC8A, being the verified polling unit/voting Centre result sheets for additional local governments in the state.

The forms were for polling units/voting centres in Owan West, Esan Central, Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Esan Southeast,Uhunwonde, Esan West and Orhionwon local government council areas after being admitted in evidence were labeled as exhibits by the tribunal.

The forms were tendered by Mr Yusuf Ali , SAN in his capacity as the Lead counsel at the tribunal for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu, in the company of several other lawyers.

Auchi Prisons: 238 inmates awaiting trial – Official

Prisons inmate

No fewer than 238 inmates are awaiting trial at the Medium Security Prisons Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo.

The Assistant Comptroller, Auchi Prisons, Olorunfemi Obende, gave the figure in a statement on Thursday in Auchi.

Mr. Obende said that the figure comprised 234 male and four female inmates.
He said that the inmates were awaiting trial from offences ranging from armed robbery, murder, stealing, manslaughter, kidnapping, assault to fraud.