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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

APC’ll find a place for Oshiomhole, Buhari assures

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Benin at the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, said the All Progressives Congress, APC, led-administration at the federal level would compensate the outgoing governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, for what he described as an outstanding performance in his eight years in office, saying, “we will not allow him to go.

The President, who equally commissioned the multi-billion naira,

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:

Ikpeshi Community of Akoko-Edo

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Ikepshi is a nature endowed village in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State. The village is located along AuchiIbillo road at Latitude 7.33784 and Longitude 6.1397. Ikpeshi is among the communities that makes up ward 8 in Akoko-Edo L.G.A and the postal/zip code is 312123.

The village is made up of three main quarters and six kindred.Below are the quarters and kindreds of Ikpeshi:

Iyerekhu Community of Edo State

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Iyerekhu is one of the five main villages of South Ibie Clan in Etsako West Local Government area of Edo State, Nigeria. The village which is today the second single largest village in South Ibie is said to have been founded in about 1621 A.D by a great hunter whose name was given as Erekhu. He is said to be one of Aitse’s four sons.

History of Iyerekhu

Due to water scarcity at Atekha/Ibienafe, Erekhu continued to seek for a more comfortable site to settle

We’re proud of your achievements, Sultan tells Oshiomhole

We’re proud of your achievements, Sultan tells Oshiomhole

BENIN CITY – The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for his visible infrastructural development in the State.

Speaking during a visit to the Governor in Benin City, Friday, the Sultan who is also President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs said the changes he saw can only come from someone committed to changing the lives of people.
The Sultan who led members of the Supreme Council including the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III on the visit said: “we have seen tremendous changes from the Edo we used to know or the Benin City we used to know when we were young officers of the Nigerian Army, especially the famous Lagos road.

Ikabigbo Community of Uzairhue Clan

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Ikabigbo is one of the 19 villages that makes up Uzairue clan in Etsako west local government area of Edo state. The village is located along Auchi-Agenebode road.  Ikabigbo is in ward 12 of Etsako west, it has a zip code of 312102 and GPS coordinates: 6.98763, 6.30595.

As at today, Ikabigbo is made up of four main quarters with each quarter having it components sub quarters. Below are the main quarters and their component sub-quarters:

Idegun in Anwain Clan: a Brief History

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Brief History of Idegun by Abdulrahman Fatah Ekekhide.

IDEGUN, the Administrative Headquarter of Anwain Clan is the central village of the six villages that makes up Anwain Clan.

Idegun is the son of Okpohinmhalo, whose other children are Uzokin and Ibhioba. Idegun was named after “Idumwu-Igun”, Igun Quarter in Benin City, from where Okpohimhalo and his children hailed.

Ora People of Afemailand

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The Ora people are one of the ethnic nationalities that makes up Owan part of Afemailand. They are a very resourceful and  hardworking people who take immense pride in their exemplary sense of hospitality. The Ora people also pride themselves on longevity which they claim is as a result of their high level of honesty which they extend to every area in life they find themselves”

The Ora nation is made up of  six major clans which are:

Ojah, a Scenic Town in Akoko-Edo

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Ojah is one of the towns that make up the Okpameri ethnic group of Akoko-Edo Local Government in the north of Edo State, Nigeria. Ojah is a scenic town of streams and rocks in the undulating Somorika hills with an average altitude of 1233 feet above sea level.

The town, which is among the communities that makes up Ward 5 of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, is located along IgarraOsoso road. It enjoys a very temperate climate and the highest peak of Ojah is a very large monolith often called the Oyan oza. The town is known across Nigeria for