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Obaseki approves N500m for infrastructure projects, to access World Bank’s N2bn facility

Obaseki presents budget commiserates with Momoh family

The Edo State Government has approved N500 million as counterpart funding for the state’s SEEFOR public works programme, which will enable it access N2bn from the World Bank for infrastructural projects in the state.

The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu said this after weekly Executive Council meeting at the Government House, in Benin City.

He said Governor Godwin Obaseki approved the release of N500 million as counterpart funding for the

Edo Government Shops for New Investor for Ava Cement Factory

ava cement factory

….. Igarra Technical College to be upgraded

….. Ibilo Market also to be upgraded

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said the state is negotiating with the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to get a new investor for Ava Cement Factory located in the state.

Obaseki announced this at Igarra, headquarters of Akoko Edo Local Government Area, during his Thank- You-Tour across the state.

The governor said the factory, which is located in Akoko Edo LGA, incurred

Scores Defect From PDP To APC As Obaseki Pledges Party Supremacy


Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki Saturday declared that he is committed to giving power to the party and the members as his policies and programmes would be cross pollination of ideas between government and the party.

He stated this in Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo local government area when he visited the area as part of appreciation visits to the 18 local government areas ahead of his one year in office where he rewarded wards that gave double the figure of what the opponent scored and the one that gave him the highest votes in his election.

At the rally

Obaseki to Reopen Agbede-Warake Farms Before End of Year

Obaseki to reopen Agbede-Warake Farms before year end

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, said plans are underway to revive the Agbede-Warake Farms in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state before the end of the year.

The governor gave the assurance in Auchi, headquarters of Etsako West LGA during his on-going thank-you-tour of the state.

He said the council has large expanse of land for agricultural activities and assured that

Edo House of Assembly Speaker Hails Obaseki’s Economic Plans

Edo house of assembly speaker

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, weekend, commended Governor Godwin Obaseki on his efforts in transforming the state into an economically buoyant one by providing conducive atmosphere for investors.

Adjoto, who stated this while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, urged leaders of the party in Akoko Edo to ensure discipline and promote internal democracy, which according to him, will bring capable people into power.

The Speaker who enjoined members of the party to ensure that

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

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

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,

Adjoto Emerges Edo Assembly Speaker as 19 Members Impeached Okonoboh

kabiru adjoto

The Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Justin Okonoboh has been impeached by 19 out of the 24 lawmakers in the House who signed his impeachment notice.

In his place, the member representing Akoko-Edo I Constituency, Hon. Kabiru Adjoto was immediately sworn-in as substantive Speaker to bring to an abrupt end, the one year reign of the impeached speaker.

The impeachment of Okonoboh and his Deputy, Hon. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Ativie yesterday was sequel to a motion moved by the member representing Akoko Edo II Constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje and seconded by the member representing Orhionmwon-South Constituency, Hon. Roland Asoro, passing a vote of no confidence on the leadership of the former Speaker and his Deputy.

My victory is stimuli to work for Edo—Obaseki

Obaseki presents budget commiserates with Momoh family

Reacting to the verdict of the Supreme Court which upheld his election thereby affirming his position as the Executive Governor of Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki said his victory at the Supreme Court was a stimulus to work harder on his promise to move Edo forward.

Obaseki, who spoke at a three day retreat for new Commissioners and Special Advisers held in Lagos, noted “These serial victories at the poll and the various courts have undoubtedly given me and the good people of Edo State joy, but it should also teach us a vital lesson that at all times, no matter the severity of the odds, we must stand on the side of fidelity, honesty and truth.