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Igarra: Masquerade festival went bloody

The peace of Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, was last week shattered after shootings that accompanied the celebration of a masquerade festival in the community, writes BANJI Read More »

Mother Of Three Axes Husband To Death In Aviele

A 35-year-old housewife identified as Zenab Agbontine has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband, Egberise Agbontine, in Ubiane Aviele village near Auchi, Edo State in cold blood with an axe for Read More »

Auchi Poly to Award Degree in 11 Courses

Federal Polytechnic Auchi, have concluded plans to start the award of degrees in 11 disciplines. THE Rector of Auchi Poly, Dr Philipa Idogho, who made this known on Thursday at the polytechnic’s Read More »

Drama as teacher can’t read own certificate

It was a drama of sorts at the verification of certificates of Primary School teachers in Edo State yesterday as a teacher at Asologun Primary School, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Benin Read More »

Okada riders sue Oshiomole over ban

Commercial motorcycle operations, commonly called Okada in Edo State, have dragged the state government before a Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, challenging the recent ban on their operations by the Read More »


Aidonogie Unity Cup,Iyerekhu FC Wins 2014 Edition

Aidonogie unity cup

The 2014 edition of the Aidonogie of South Ibie Unity Cup has been lifted by the Iyerekhu Football Club of South Ibie, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

The tournament which grand finale took place at Iyerekhu Secondary School play ground, saw the gathering of spectators from far and near, top politicians and sports lovers.

At regulation time, both teams drew one odd before the penalty shortout.

Edo North 2015: Ihonvbere, Momoh, Obende battle for Senate

Edo North 2015

As the people of Edo North Senatorial District prepare for the next general elections, Correspondent OSEMWENGIE OGBEMUDIA examines the strengths and weaknesses of the senatorial aspirants in the zone.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not lifted the ban on political campaigns. But, aspirants for the Senate in Edo North District have designed other methods to sensitise and mobilise the people, ahead of the next general elections. Consultations are going on. Aspirants are organising campaigns through town hall meetings, village square meetings, visits to traditional rulers and community leaders and public rallies.

Multiple Road Accident in Auchi Claims 12

Auchi – A multiple road accident in Auchi caused by a truck with registration number Kaduna: XA173KG claimed the life of No fewer than 12 persons while scores of others sustained various degree of injuries.

The truck which was conveying granite was reported to have failed brake and rammed into three

History And Dev. of Age–Groups in Auchi Kingdom


History And Development of Age–Groups in Auchi Kingdom

This is the text of an Address delivered by Barrister Ozoboile A. S Alasan ESQ. at the Auchi Eghogho Festival (re-union of all Age-groups in Auchi), April 19, 2014.



I hereby place on record, my profound gratitude to the organizers of this event for inviting me to make this presentation.

Age-Groups system (Irhua’a) is perhaps, arguably, one institution that survived the onslaught of Islam in Auchi.

When in 1941, His Highness Oshiogbele Momoh Idao (Momoh I) decreed

Basic Greetings in Igarra Language


Igarra Language is spoken by the people of Igarra, the headquarter of Akoko Edo Local Government Area in the Northern part of Edo State. It is a rocky town surrounded by the Kukuruku Hills with an area of 1,371 km² and a population of 262,110 at the 2006 census.

Historically, the land is referred to as ETUNO. ‘Etuno’, Igarra is unique in many respects. The Igarra language, ‘Etuno’ is a lone voice in Afemai. It is similar to what is spoken in Ebiraland, Kotonkarffe, Toto, Abaji, Igala land and Wukari in Taraba State.

Basic Greetings in Etsako Language


The Etsako people are to be found in the Northern part of present day Edo State.
The people are presently distributed among three Local Government Area: Etsako-East, Etsako Central and Etsako West, with Agenebode, Fugar and Auchi respectively as their administrative headquarters.
Below are some basic greetings in Etsako language:



Consensus Candidates Emerge In APC Ward Congresses Across Edo-North


The All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the Edo-North Senatorial District of Edo State on Tuesday elected their ward leaders through consensus agreements at the party’s ward congresses.

A Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the congresses reports that officers in Ihievbe Ward 3, in the Owan-East Local Government Area of the state, were chosen through consensus agreement.

Ayogwiri Community of Uzairhue Clan

Ayogwiri is one of the communities that makes up the Uzairhue Clan of Etsako West Local Government Area of Afemailand in Edo State.

With a zip code of 312101, Ayogwiri is located along Auchi – Agenebode road. Some neighbouring communities to Ayogwiri include Ugbeno, Apana, Irakho and Ekperi.

Ayogwiri is believed to have been founded by a great hunter called Agiana who migrated from Ekperi later after the initial migration of the Etsako people from Benin.

Edo Needs N1.5 Trillion to Tackle Gully Erosion – Commissioner

Ravaging Gully Erosion in Auchi

The Edo Government on Wednesday said it would need more than N1.5 trillion to effectively address the menace of gully erosion in the state. The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Clem Agba disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin.

He said that over 100 gully erosion sites have been identified across the state, noting that some had caused damages to lives and properties.

Agba added that gully erosion was threatening more lives and properties in the state.

He cited gully erosion areas in Auchi including Queen Ede, Warranke, Ewu, Emu Ekenwan, UNIBEN, Edo college and Ibore as the worst.

Obende lauds Edo North Trad Rulers on Ozekhome

Otaru of Auchi

UZAIRUE – The Director General of Senator Domingo Alaba Obende Campaign organizations, Chief Brutus Ogedengbe, the Okhai of Uzairue has commended the Edo North traditional leaders for ensuring that their choice earlier chosen by them, Chief Barr. Mike Ozekhomhe (SAN) to represent them at the ongoing National Conference finally made the list.

Chief Ogedengbe, who spoke on behalf of his group said they were surprised when names for the confab were published and the traditional leader nominee was conspicuously absent and they wondered what might have happened!