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Auchi Poly Proscribes SUG, goes ahead with Scheduled Second Remester Exams

The authorities of Auchi Polytechnic have proscribed the Student’s Union Government over threat to the scheduled school’s second semester examination on Monday. Mustapher Oshiobugie, the Public Relations Officer of Auchi-poly, made the Read More »

New executive for Auchi Branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers

Auchi branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Saturday, September 23, 2017 recorded another milestone as the organisation inaugurated it new executive at the Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) building in a Read More »

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 »


NYSC Distributes 800 Mosquito Nets to Resident in Akoko-Edo

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No fewer than 800 insecticide-treated mosquito nets is set to be distributed in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in order to contain malaria in the area.

The Edo Coordinator, NYSC, Mallam Abdullahi Yusuf stated this at the 4th quarter Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers and U-Report held in Uneme, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo on Tuesday.

Yusuf said that the scheme would also offer free medical treatment with free drugs to be given to ensure healthy leaving of the people of the community.

He said that

Benin-Auchi Road: Edo Assembly Directs Controller To Present Contract Documents


BENIN CITY- Edo House of Assembly has directed the Federal Controller of Works in Edo, Mr Oke Owie, to present to it on Oct. 16 copies of contract details on the Benin-Auchi road.

The House gave the directive to the Controller when he appeared before it in Benin on Monday to explain why contractors handling the rehabilitation of the Benin-Auchi road have abandoned it.

It asked Owie to come before it with 30 copies of the contract papers.

The House also summoned the

Auchi Poly Proscribes SUG, goes ahead with Scheduled Second Remester Exams

auchi poly

The authorities of Auchi Polytechnic have proscribed the Student’s Union Government over threat to the scheduled school’s second semester examination on Monday. Mustapher Oshiobugie, the Public Relations Officer of Auchi-poly, made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Monday in Benin.

He said the proscription of the SUG arose from the threat by the out-gone executive members of the union to disrupt the examination in protest over management’s postponement of union elections till after the sessional examinations.

“It is true that management has

Abducted Catholic Priest Gains Freedom

Catholic priest

Fr. Lawrence Adorolo‎ of the Catholic Parish Priest of St. Benedict Church, Auchi Diocese who was abducted along Auchi-Okene highway about 6pm last Wednesday while returning from Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area has regained his freedom.

The Catholic Priest who was driving in his Mercedes 350 ML, dressed in his white Cassock and accompanied by a Seminarian and a boy living with him when he was abducted was seen at about 10 pm on Saturday in a community five kilometers from Auchi, headquarters of Estako West Local Government Area.

When he was spotted, Fr. Adorolo‎ told people that

Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Edo North

Catholic priest

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic Priest, Rev. Lawrence Adorolo, in Edo State.

Rev. Adorolo, who is‎ the Parish Priest of St. Benedict Church, Iddo 2, Okpella of Auchi Diocese, was abducted along Auchi-Okene highway at about 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday while returning from Igarra in Akoko-Edo local government area of the state.

He was abducted at Okpella road in Igarra where he

First Atlantic Bank Announces Investment By AFIG Fund, a Leading African Private Equity Fund Manager


First Atlantic Bank (FAB) announced yesterday that it has finalized an agreement with Advanced Finance and Investment Group (AFIG Funds), manager of AFIG Fund II (“Fund II” or the “Fund”), for an investment in the Bank. The Fund’s investment is subject to regulatory approval.

First Atlantic Bank is a full-service universal bank in Ghana which has been proving a wide range of banking services to retail and corporate clients for over 20 years. Since First Atlantic Bank’s transformation from a merchant bank to a universal bank in 2011, the Bank has quickly become one of the most established local banks with an extensive footprint and a robust financial position. AFIG Fund’s investment in First Atlantic Bank will strengthen the Bank’s capital ans accelerate its transition to being a market leader.

Edo LGAs jostle for Obaseki’s immunization-coverage cash incentive

immunization cash

Following the award of N10 million cash prize to the best-performing local government areas for immunisation coverage in Edo State, several local government areas in state have stepped up efforts to get more children immunised in their vicinities to clinch the next batch of prizes.

Checks at different local council secretariats revealed that health teams are being mobilised by local government officials to be dispatched to rural communities, where sensitisation exercises have been scaled up since late last week.

After the last phase of the immunisation exercise which lasted

Gunmen kidnap Ogba Zoo official, kill three police officers

ogba zoo

Three police officers attached to the Edo Police Command were on Sunday evening killed by gunmen in Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police officers were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

NAN reports that the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, abducted the chief executive of the leisure park, Andy Ehanire, in the process.

The gunmen also took the rifles of the police officers after killing them.
It was learnt that the killing disrupted activities at the leisure park as many fun seekers scampered for safety.

Edo Speakership: Auchi Traditional Council replies Akoko-Edo monarchs

removal of gowon jerry from edo house

Auchi Traditional Council, Edo State, has reacted to to comments credited to traditional rulers from Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state dissociating themselves from a meeting held at the Palace of the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Haliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, where royal fathers from Edo North and Edo Central senatorial zones called for the return of the Speakership of the state House of Assembly to Edo Central.

Traditional rulers from Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, while drumming support for

Edo Tops Nigeria’s Routine Immunisation Coverage Chart – WHO

Edo tops Nigeria’s routine immunisation coverage chart

Edo has been adjudged as the best-performing state in routine immunisation coverage in Nigeria, with no variation between its administrative data and the outcome of the National Immunisation Coverage Survey conducted in 2016.

This was disclosed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Edo State, Mrs. Faith Ireye, during the flag-off of routine immunisation intensification project by Governor Godwin Obaseki, at Egor Local Government Area of the state.

The National Immunisation Coverage Survey is a joint review by WHO and UNICEF to ascertain variations between empirical data and the immunization performance system or where data might be misleading.