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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 »


A Collection of Okpameri Names and Meaning

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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.

Auchi Catholic Bishop ordains five new priests

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The Catholic Bishop of Auchi Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. (Dr.) Gabriel G. Dunia, has ordained five deacons as priests at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Auchi. They were Revs. Badaki Amos Shanu, Dania Charles, Ebalu Alfred, Inanoremhe Paul and Irabor Godstime.

Delivering the homily at the mass, Bishop Dunia reaffirmed that the duty of the disciples of Christ is carrying of the cross, following Christ daily and noted that anyone who does not take up his cross

EdoDecides, a Call for Good Governance

By Ken Adejumoh

As EdoDecides today, let the days of voting with sentiments and allowing the irrationality rule over our rational being come to an end. If we can achieve this, it is certain that our hopes for the future will glitter and manifest in reality.

As a people, we have come of age to look beyond party emblems, brotherhood, religion and tribal/ethnic biases. All these have kept us were we are today as a nation. If we can put all these miles behind us and vote in competent hands, we would gradually be charting the part to greatness.

As Edo goes to the polls, let all the electorates come out and vote for that uniquely qualified candidate who

Is Edo actually among the top most indebted states in Nigeria?

By Tahiru Momodu  @Taheer101

On the 28th day of September 2016, the good people of my dear state of Edo will be heading to the polls to elect the man who will preside over the affairs of the state from Dennis Osadebey Avenue for the next four years. It is a straight battle between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

It is interesting to note that Edo is at the moment at the peak of electioneering campaign with both parties dishing out promises, accusations and counter-accusations. One interesting aspect of the campaign has been the issue of Edo state indebtedness; a campaign point the PDP has continuously drummed up to the effect that the APC led government has mortgaged the future of the state by incurring huge debts which has variously been reported as being up to N300bn in some cases and N200bn in others.

Horror Accident kill 4 along Auchi-Okene Highway


Uzairue – The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) on Friday confirmed the death of four persons involved in an accident along Auchi-Okene-Highway.

The FRSC Auchi Unit Commander, Moses Bature made the confirmation in a telephone interview in Auchi on Friday.

Bature said the accident happened at about 11 a.m. at Uluoke-Uzairue in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.

APC, PDP trades blame over Okpella crisis

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are trading blame over the Okpella crisis.

The crisis, which almost engulf the entire community before the postponement of the Edo gubernatorial election continued after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a postponement of the election to September 28th, 2016.

While APC is sure of claiming 99 % in the Okpella, PDP said the ruling party was trying to intimidate the people as it was becoming obvious that the opposition party was enjoying large support from the community. The supporters of both political parties have engaged in a free for all fight.

Edo Governor woos investors to rural areas

Governor Oshiomole urge muslims to pray for peace

Governor Adams Oshiomhole has stressed the need for the private sector to continue to contribute to the economic development of the state through investments in productive ventures in different parts of the state, insisting that the state cannot develop if everything is located in the state capital.

Speaking while commissioning the VED JAFA Bread Bakery, a private initiative, at Irrua, Tuesday, Governor Oshiomhole said, “There are many lessons for our people here, particularly the younger people at this time. You are a lecturer in a federal

Colorful Sallah Celebration in Auchi Despite Economic Recession


The sacred kingdom of Auchi witnessed unprecedented hustling and bustling during this Sallah celebration despite the present economic recession in the country. The people of the town came out in their number to celebrate with the Otaru-in-council who had several activities lined up to celebrate the Eid Kabir.

Fun seekers were presented with several options. Apart from the age-group (manhood) celebration which was very engaging and colourful, there was Auchi Eghogho cultural festival which was simply breath-taking.

Auchi Eghogho Festival: Fusing Tradition with Modernity

auchi eghogho festival

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 next week and the good people of Auchi will be playing host to the world as they celebrate the second edition of the Auchi Eghogho festival, a festival that is designed to fuse tradition with modernity. The term “Eghogho”, connotes joy, felicitation, merriment, fun, happiness in the Auchi dialect. The Eghogho festival brings all Auchi sons and (daughters) that have been initiated into manhood from the inception of Auchi Kingdom together.

Each Man His Time, the Biography of an Era – Book Launch

On the 24th of April 2016, the Yerima of Auchi Kingdom, Prince Tony Momoh did a public presentation of the reprint, redesigned and updated edition of his book ‘Each Man His Time, the Biography of an Era’. This event was captured and featured by Channels Book Club. Below is a replay: