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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 »


Victor Okhaimo Clears the Air on PDP HOR Primaries

Victor Okhaimo

In a move to calm and reassure his numerous supporter, one of the contenders for the vacant Etsako Federal Constituency House of Representative seat under the PDP platform, Mr. Victor Okhaimo took to social media to tell his supporters the true story behind the just concluded PDP primaries.

On his facebook page, Okhaimo wrote: I had shown interest to run for the position of the House of Representatives in the proposed bye election for Etsako Federal Constituency.

The timetable released by INEC in my opinion seem tight as the Commission gave 19 days notice for parties to conduct primaries, produce its candidates and embark on campaigns and eventually the elections.

Etsako Rep Seat: Oghuma wins APC ticket, Agbomere Kicks


Johnson Oghuma yesterday won the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the January 28 by-election for the Etsako Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives.

The seat became vacant when Dr Pius Odubu emerged as deputy governor of Edo State in the recently held election.

Oghuma scored 334 votes to beat his only opponent, Blessing Agbomere, who polled 75 votes.

Chairman of the electoral committee, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah, said 411 delegates were accredited, 409 votes were counted as valid while the remaining two were invalidated.

Abass Braimah Distance Self from Vacant Etsako Rep Seat

Abass Braimah distance self from vacant Etsako rep seat

Former federal lawmaker at the Federal House of Representative Hon Abass Braimah, yesterday dis-associated himself from the Etsako federal constituency seat of Edo state, declared vacant following the election of the former occupant, Comrade Phillip Shaibu as the Deputy Governor.

He said though he remain active in the politics of the state but will stay away from elective positions for now in order to have time for his family and also concentrate on his business.

According him ” contrary to insinuation, I have made it abundantly and unequivocally clear that am not interested in the seat that has been declared vacant by the National Assembly.

Edo to introduce POS for revenue collection, set to employ 10,000

Edo to introduce POS for revenue collection, set to employ 10,000

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has set up a modality for the employment of 10,000 persons in the first phase of his 200,000 job promise, in fulfillment of his electioneering campaigns, it emerged yesterday.

Besides, government says it would establish an electronic platform that will collect revenue by the means of Point of Service (POS) or revenue scratch cards for those who do not have ATM cards.

It was learnt that Governor Godwin Obaseki had directed Heads of Local Government administration in the state to forward names of contractors initially contracted as revenue collectors to government house to jumpstart the job scheme.

Edo State Government to Revitalise Auchi Fertiliser Plant

obaseki to revitalise the Auchi fertiliser plant

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Sunday said that the state government would revitalise the Auchi fertiliser plant, to boost food production in the area.

Obaseki made the remark at the 20th Auchi Day Celebration of Allah Most High in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo.

Obaseki, represented on the occasion by Mr Oseni Elamah, Chairman Edo State Board of Internal Revenue, said the government had engaged a Chinese firm to commence the revitalisation of the plant.

Edo sets up committe on proposed LG harmonization revenue bill

Mind Your Ward Business, Obaseki Warns Edo APC Leaders In Okpella revenue

Edo State Government on Friday said it has set up a committee to fine tune a proposed bill to harmonize revenue collection by local government councils in the state.

Oseni Elamah, the executive chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service made the disclosure shortly after meeting with the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to newsmen in Benin- City.
Elamah said the committee will be headed by the State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu while other members are Osarodion Ogie, Secretary to the State Government, the Executive Chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service (Oseni Elamah) and three representative of local government Heads from the three senatorial district.

Cyril Oshiomhole Join Race for Etsako Reps seat


The campaign posters of Dr Cyril Oshiomhole, the first son of former Governor of Edo state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, are now in Benin and major towns in Etsako Federal constituency in Edo.

The posters were seen pasted in strategic locations in Auchi and other major communities in Etsako East, Central and West Local Government Areas.

The colourful posters have also been extended to Benin City, specifically in front of Denis Osadebe Government House as well as the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obaseki Warns Edo APC Leaders In Okpella to Mind their Ward Business

Mind Your Ward Business, Obaseki Warns Edo APC Leaders In Okpella revenue

do State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward leaders in Okpella to steer off the business of other wards to create room for internal democracy in the party.

The governor who spoke after a thanksgiving service organised by Edo North APC in Okpella, to commemorate the recent victory at the just concluded state governorship election, said no ward leader or leader has the power to control the activities of other wards in the community.

Taiwo Akerele Encourages Youth to Build Capacity

Taiwo Akerele

The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Mr Taiwo Akerele have tasked Edo youth on capacity building. The Akoko Edo born Akerele, a financial expert like his boss, made this demand on the youth during a interview with Saturday Vanguard.

Asked how he was going to help build the youths in the state, he said: “I want to use this opportunity to encourage every young person to build his or her capacity. Whatever anybody is doing whether acquiring skills or education, they should be focused, they should not be distracted, they should not allow the Nigerian economy to discourage them, they should try and get a skill because there is a skill gap in the Nigerian Economy. As we are getting our certificates let us also acquire the knowledge that will be relevant for economic growth and development in the country. I want to encourage the youths that whatever I have achieved today they can achieve much more but they need to be in the right place at the right time and they shouldn’t complain about assignment. I have served under different commissioners, worked under different permanent secretaries.”

Rep Seat: Apostle Suleman pledges support for Agbomere

Apostle Suleman

The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Suleman Johnson, has pledged to support Mr. Blessing Agbomhere to replace Hon. Philip Shaibu at the House of Representatives, claiming that he has been ordained by God to take the national assignment.

The Etsako Federal Constituency seat became vacant after Hon Shaibu was sworn-in as the deputy governor of Edo State.