Written by BENJAMIN ATU The majority leader of the Edo State House of Assembly and APC candidate for the Etsako Federal Constituency at the National Assembly in the forth coming general election Hon. Read More »
The Auchi-Jattu-Afashio-Ikabigbo dual carriage way, constructed by the Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration was commissioned yesterday by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar the III. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Sultan Read More »
AUCHI – Work has begun in earnest on the reclamation of the massive land area devastated by erosion gullies in parts of Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo State.
The project, which is jointly sponsored by Edo State government and the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP in collaboration with the world Bank was officially flagged off three weeks ago by the state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
MasterCard and eTranzact International Plc,yesterday at the Mobile World Congress holding in Barcelona, Spain announced an agreement to make international remittance services available to millions of consumers in Nigeria.
According to the World Bank Migration and Remittances Brief, Nigeria is the largest remittance market in Africa and the fifth largest in the world, attracting $21billion in remittances in 2014, which contributed four per cent to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
IGARRA — Two suspected armed robbers, who were said to have allegedly invaded the Bishop’s Court at St James Cathedral in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State were shot dead by the Police, Monday.
The suspects were shot in an attempt to escape while being interrogated by the police, even as a third suspect, who was said to have been the informant that led to the robbery, is said to be in police custody for further interrogation.
The main suspect (names withheld) is a close confidant of the Bishop and had been an adopted son of the Bishop, Rt Rev Jolly Oyekpen, and his family.
AUCHI – Candidates of the various political parties in Edo North Senatorial District have signed a peace pact to ensure violence-free elections on March 28 and April 11, 2015.
At the end of a meeting of all the candidates held in Auchi, they also pledged to ensure that their campaigns would be issue-based and devoid of religious or ethnic considerations.
The meeting was convened by Mr. Abdulkareem Ikharo, the founder and national coordinator of a non-governmental organization, League of National Patriots, based in Lagos.
By Benjamin Atu
Leadership of the afemai community in sapele has vow to mobilized support for the Majority leader of the Edo State House of Assembly Hon. Philip Shaibu who is also the APC candidate in the forth coming National Assembly Election.
The facilitator of the group Comrade Paul Ojojo who spoke during a courtesy visit to the law-maker at his home town in Etsako, expressed the readiness of the group in voting massively for Hon. Philip Shaibu in the forth coming election due to his track record of service to the masses as a legislator in the State House of Assembly.
By Benjamin Atu
Edo North APC Senatorial candidate Major general Francis Alimikhena has challenge Mr Abubakar Momoh member representing Etsako Federal constituency at the National Assembly over his claim of leadership vacuum in Edo North in 2016 after the tenure of comrade Adams Oshiomhole in office as the governor of the state.
Momoh in an interview with vanguard had earlier said “ Oshiomhole’s tenure will expire next year and there will be leadership vacuum in Edo North “ Alimikhena chides the NASS member over desperation and disrespect for his political leader saying that, it is a slap to the people of Edo North for Momoh to imaging himself as a political leader in the next dispensation in the senatorial district of a serving governor who gave him political relevance.
Monday was joyful day for the people of Okpella Kingdom as it marked the flag-off of the 24-km Ogiriga-Afokpella-Okugbe-Imiekuroi-Ohu road project with a spur to Awuyemi in Okpella by Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, the governor said, “I am happy to be here to fulfill one of the promises I made to the people of this community. We have done schools, light, and water and now roads. I believe that the primary purpose of government is to bring development to the people.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on the Police and other security agencies in the state to investigate and arrest some desperate politicians, who he accused of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from eligible voters.
Oshiomole made the call, Monday, when he received the new Commissioner of Police for the state, Samuel Damilola Adegbuyi, who visited him in his office.
The Sadiq of Auchi Kingdom, Engr. Saliu Ahmed have advocated entrepreneurship education as a way to resolving the unemployment problem ravishing the country. He said this yesterday at NTA Uzairhue where he was a guest in their personality programme, Guest of the Week.
Engr. Saliu Ahmed, who is also the MD of Regal Rise Hotel in Auchi, emphasized that opting to be job creators rather than job seeker is actually a mind-set.
According to him, “the key to tackling the unemployment problem is education. Education of the parents and education of the children. The parents, first and foremost, must appreciate
APC senatorial candidate in Edo North, retired Major Francis Alimikhena has formerly presented his development blueprint for the people of Edo North senatorial district saying that the blue print can be use as his appraiser list to examine him and judge his performance when voted as a senator in the forth coming election. Presenting copies of the blue print to cross-section of supporters and chiefs at the Club three ward comprising Agbede, Anwai and Jagbe all in Etsako West local government, the retire major assured the people that he will bring back the glory of the senatorial district if elected. According to him, “ the strength to deliver on my promises is not coming from my physical capacity but an indomitable will.”