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6 Reasons To Visit Igarra For The Aba Festival

For over two centuries, the people of Igarra has celebrated the ABA Festival, even before Nigeria gained independence, they’ve witnessed, fought and survived battles, colonization and territorial conflicts, vast and filled with Read More »

Scores feared dead in Fatal Accident along Auchi-Benin Expressway

Scores of commuters traveling along Auchi-Benin expressway, on Saturday, met their untimely death, in a tragic accident which caused gridlock for over 6 hours on the road. Daily post reported that an Read More »

Edo State Governor issues stern warning to political appointees

New political appointees, Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) in Edo, may be relieved of their appointments if found guilty of acts of corruption, abandonment of duty posts, failure to Read More »

Alimikhen Assures Nigerians that 2017 Budget will Sink Recession

The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Edo North, Senator Francis Alimikhena has assured Nigerians that the Faithful Implementation of the 2017 Budget will sink the ongoing recession in Read More »

Aba Festival, Igarra’s 228 years old Festival gets endorsement

As part of efforts to promote culture and tourism, Edo state Government yesterday has endorsed the 228 years old Aba festival held once in six years in Igarra, Akoko-Edo local government area. Read More »


Minister Advocate Entrepreneurial Training as Auchi Poly Graduate 18,010

As part of measures to reduce unemployment, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has advocated entrepreneurial training for students in tertiary institutions.
He made the call at Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Etsako West Local Council Area of Edo State, during its 24th convocation.The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and the former Minister of Information, Tony Momoh, also supported the call.

According to them, the introduction of entrepreneurial and technical courses in these institutions of learning would produce job creators rather than job seekers.Adamu said schoolsí curricula must be reviewed to include more of technical and entrepreneurial courses, because the country is blessed with

What to Do When Your Device’s Touch Screen Stops Working

tourch screen

When a phone or tablet is damaged, either by falling onto a hard surface or getting wet, the touch screen will often stop working due to an internal fault. You may still be able to get your touch screen working again, but if something is broken internally, you’ll need to take the device to a professional.

When a touch screen stops working after a phone is dropped it’s sometimes due to the digitizer connection coming loose internally. In that case, gently tapping on each corner of the phone may cause it to reconnect.

If that doesn’t work,

I Don’t Want Kidnappers To Pick Me Like A Chicken – Adjoto


The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, has explained why he spends his security vote to take care of the armed security men attached to his office.

Adjoto who said this on Thursday in Benin during an interactive session with journalists, said being the number three citizen of the state, exposes him to risks of being kidnapped or attacked by armed robbers.

He said for that reason, he uses his security vote to pay his security men, to avoid being taken away like a chicken​ by hoodlums.

He, however disclosed that

Governor Obaseki Commissions Classroom blocks, boreholes in Okpella

obaseki commissions classroom in okpella

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commissioned two blocks of classrooms as well as bore hole projects executed by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Anamero Idofe Anamero Foundation, at Ogute Community in Okpella, Estako East Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking during the event on Thursday, Obaseki expressed his appreciation to the NGO for the gesture and called on other well spirited individuals and groups to partner with the state government in the development of rural communities.

The Ivbi-Uchi of Etsako and Ivbi-Adaobi of Owan Relationship

By Wajeed Obomeghie

Ivbi-Adaobi means the children of Adaobi. The demography and settlement pattern that shows the population figures of the Ivbiosakon tribes of the 1952 Census categorizes Ivbiaro, Uareke [sic], Ihievbe, Era as Ivi-Adaobi.  Though the Uareke [sic] people, claim that they are a part of the same migration from Benin as Adaobi and other elders which led the various companies while Ihievbe people claim Obo as their founder, a man who was driven away from Benin. And Era people claim to be an offshoot of Ovbiomu village, Emai which its founder left after a dispute. What it means is that only the four villages of Ivbiaro claim Adaobi for their founder and Great father [5], but for the overwhelming personality of Adaobi, the White man had no choice but to categorize all above as Ivhi-Adaobi.

In Auchi tradition, however, Adaobi is venerated as one of the

Video: Annual Ososo Carnival, Edo State

Susan Iliyan made the fabulous video documentary on 2016 Ososo annual festival which is absolutely a joy to watch.
Take a look:

Edo Assembly Lifts Suspension Of Impeached Speaker, Majority Leader

inpeached Edo state speaker, Dr-Justin-Okonoboh-

Edo State House of Assembly has lifted the suspension of its former Speaker, Justin Okonoboh, and the Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe.

The lifting of the suspension on the former principal officers of the House, followed recommendations of an ad hoc committee which had the new Deputy Speaker, Mr. Victor Edoror, as Chairman.

The committee however, said that the suspension of the embattled former Deputy Speaker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, and the member representing Esan North-East II, Mr. Magnus Ezehi-Igbas​, who were also suspended by the House would remain​, until they showed sign of cooperation with the committee.

It would be recalled that the three principal officers of the House,

Edo Pledges Security as Tourists Visit Igarra for Aba Festival

Aba Festival

Edo State government at the weekend promised adequate security for expected tourists as Igarra, Akoko-Edo local council holds its 288-year-old Aba festival, which would draw tourists from across the globe to the community. The Aba festival is celebrated once in six years and it re-establishes the well-knitted age-grade system in the community that sees members of the opoze age-group perform legislative and some executive functions before graduating into the elders council of the community.

The state governor, Godwin Obaseki, stated this when he visited Igarra community to ascertain the level of preparedness for the festival. Represented by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, he told the traditional ruler of the community, Oba Emmanue Adeche Saiki II, Otaru of Igarra, that

Akoko-Edo Urged To Harness Tourism Potentials Of Aba Festival

Aba festival drum

As the people of Akoko- Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, gears up to celebrates the 38th edition of its 288 years old popular Aba festival, the organizers have been urged to explore the tourism potential of the age-long event for economic benefit to the locality and the State.

Mr Kenneth Obende, a native of Igarra who is equally angling to contest the Chairmanship seat of the local government said the festival also offer a unique  opportunity to foster peace among the people.
He reiterated that the day is a special one as all sons and daughters of Igarra community will all be at home to mark the festival.

Motorists call on FG to Fix Ibillo-Magongo stretch of Abuja Expressway

Ibillo Abuja expressway

Motorists and the indigenes of Ibillo are appealing to the government to urgently come and fix the Ibillo-Magongo stretch of the Owo Abuja expressway.

A critical section of the highway at Ibillo in the Akoko Edo Council Area of Edo State has collapsed due to a huge gully, making it almost impossible for motorists to navigate through.

Vehicles conveying goods and passengers to and from Abuja and its environs are forced to spend several hours on this bad portion of the road.

The worst affected are