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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 »

Pregnant woman, 2 others crushed, driver/conductor set ablaze

A ghastly auto accident has claimed the lives of three persons, including a pregnant woman in Osholo village, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. They were crushed to death at Read More »


Reject N300 million ‘retirement’ mansion – CACOL tells Oshiomole

N300 million

Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), an anti-corruption group has called on former Governor of Edo state to turn down the N300 million offered him for the acquisition of a mansion after his tenure in office.

According to Debo Adeniran, head of the group, the retirement package of Adams Oshiomole as Amended by he Edo state House of Assembly is a “legislative scam”

The group noted in a statement that other benefits attached to the former governor’s retirement package included “pension for life at a rate equivalent to 100 per cent of their last annual salary, three vehicles to

Obaseki appoints deputy chief of staff, CPS for deputy

Obaseki to resuscitate Ojirami dam in Ako Edo

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has approved the appointment of Kingsley Omiyi Ehigiamusor as deputy chief of staff and Mr. Ebomhiana Musa as the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu.

According to a statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr John Mayaki, Ehigiamusor, a public affairs commentator, was the Minority Chief Whip, Edo State House of Assembly from 2007 to 2015 and chairman House Committee on Judiciary, Public Petition and Legal Matters. He holds an LLB in Law from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and hails from Igueben local government area of Edo State.

Edo North People Welcome Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Oshiomhole appealed to over afokpella water projedt

Afemai (Edo north) people , yesterday organised as reception at the Auchi Polytechnic sport complex for their illustrious son, the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to receive him back home after his eight years’ stay at Beni-City Government House.

The sport complex  was full to the brim as people waited from 10am till 4:50pm when Oshiomhole, who was earlier at the governorship campaign rally in Ondo State, arrived with his wife Lara. Traditional rulers, politicians from  the zone, including the deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu,  were on ground to welcome the man whom the Otaru of Auchi  described as the “hero of our time”. Governor Godwin Obaseki and his wife Betsy arrived the venue five minutes after Oshiomhole  got there.

Blessing Agbomhere Host Social Media Summit in Auchi

with the theme “Blessing Agbomhere Social Media Summit”,

In a bid to empower the youths with relevant skills required to profit from the social media revolution, the Blessing Abgomhere Foundation, on Saturday November 5th coverned an empowerment programme which was targeted at the youths.

The empowerment programme had the youths lectured by resource persons drawn from across the country, on the use of the social media for profit making ventures, thus being an instrument for job creation and employment. The programme which had thousands of Etsako youths in attendance, took place at Auchi polytechnic’s auditorium

Akpatason Back FG Decision to borrow $29.9 billion

Akpatason Back FG Decision to borrow

House of Representatives member representing Akoko-Edo at the National Assembly, Hon Peter Akpatason, on Tuesday backed the federal government decision to borrow $29.9 billion to jump-start and pulled the country out of the current recession.

The lawmaker who spoke to journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital, while noting such borrowing must be channelled to capital development however explained that the rejection by the senate to throw away the request was to give ample opportunity to the executive to properly give all the relevant economic details before it is further presented again before the house.

Auchi NBA Holds Inaugural Annual Lecture/Dinner


It was a busy weekend for members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Auchi branch as the Association held her inaugural Annual Lecture/Dinner. The event which attracted members of the public, practicing lawyers, law students as well as members of the Bench had as it theme, ‘Making the Legal Profession a Paradigm of Change in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospect’.

In his welcome address, the Chairman of the Auchi branch of Nigeria Bar Association, Barrister D.A. Alegbe hoped that the occasion would provide another opportunity for all to participate in the ongoing quest for a blue print to guide the nation along the highway of development.

APC’ll find a place for Oshiomhole, Buhari assures


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Benin at the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, said the All Progressives Congress, APC, led-administration at the federal level would compensate the outgoing governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, for what he described as an outstanding performance in his eight years in office, saying, “we will not allow him to go.

The President, who equally commissioned the multi-billion naira,

The New Us is probably lonely …


By Mcginger Ibeneme MBBS

My first daughter comes back from school, does her home work and then goes to her room to watch cartoon. And then if there is any interruption in power supply she picks her hand device to play one game or the other. This is pretty much her life routine, daily. She’s 5 already, possibly lonely.

We have lived in our current neighborhood, an elite estate in Enugu GRA for almost

HRH, Mallam M.J. Momoh, Seventh Otaru of Auchi (1945 – 1955)

HRH, Mallam Momoh Jimah Momoh foundly refered to as M.J. Momoh is the seventh Otaru of Auchi Kingdom. He was a mature man, groomed in the art of ruling before he ascended Auchi throne on 6th January, 1945. He was of average height and robust in build. When angered, his sharp bright eyes were as penetrating as they were frightening. He was quite intelligent and enlightened, having had a taste of both islamic and Western Education.

A Collection of Okpameri Names and Meaning

okpameri names

Okpameri is one of the ethnic nationalities that makes up Afemailand in the northern part of Edo State, Nigeria.

The term “Okpameri” connotes oneness. In other words the term “Okpemeri” means “we are one.” This very vibrant and forward looking ethnic nationality is made up of twenty-two communities that share the same cultural, historical, and linguistic attributes. Among these communities are Ibillo, Ojah, Somorika and Lampese.