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Police destroy illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egono, Agbede

illegal refineries

The Police in Edo on Friday destroyed illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Egonu community in Agbede, near Auchi.

Led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Kokumo, the police team first inspected the various refining camps before destroying them.

Kokumo, who spoke shortly after the destruction exercise, said that the illegal refineries were discovered by officers of the command who were combing the bush for suspected kidnappers and other criminals.

Motorists Urges FG to Reconstruct Ose Bridge in Owan West

ose bridge

Motorists on Monday appealed to the Federal Government ( FG ) to urgently reconstruct the old and narrow Ose Bridge at Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State to prevent vehicles from plunging into the Ose River.

Several vehicles from the western part of the country going to Abuja had plunged into the river killing many of the occupants.

The bridge is situated between Ifon, a village in Ondo State and Uzebba, a town in Owan West Local Government in Edo State.

The road, constructed in 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

New executive for Auchi Branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers

out-going and in-coming chairman NSE, Auchi branch

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 historic event which saw the swearing-in of the first female branch Chairman in the history of the branch in the person of Engr. (Mrs.) Obomeghie Mariam Abdul Wajid.

During the Inauguration, the outgoing Chairman, Engr. Dauda A. Okodugha

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 dexterity.

Igarra is also known as “Etuno” the people are hospitable; they have great sense of humor and great FOOD as well.

Protected by the positive energy of the Kukuruku Hills, renowned and known for her diversity, it is surrounded by neighboring communities who works together to foster economic growth and development.

ABA Festival is significant and prestigious, it reiterates the

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 eyewitness revealed that two trailers belonging to BUA Industries and Dangote Nigeria Limited, rammed on three commercial vehicles, killing everyone on board”.

The source said, “both trailers were trying to negotiate a bend coming from opposite direction in a steep but

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 submit reports as at when required, sabotage, and general incompetence, it emerged on Monday.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, reading out the riot act, admonished the aides to regard their appointments as opportunities to impact positively in their communities, while also acquainting them on their roles in the transformation drive of his administration.

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 no distance time and bring the nation out of hardship.

The Edo North Senator who expressed Confidence on the 2017 Budget said ” Government is interested in efficient and effective implementation of Budget as a Vehicle for speedily moving the country away from the current recession.” The APC Politics is a politics of development and the true change will be visible for all to behold before the end of the Buhari administration.

Senator Alimikhena who was speaking during his second phase of his empowerment programme and

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

Aba festival drum

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.

The state government represented by a Director in the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Kate Ibe stated this at a press conference organised by Etuno Youth Association, (EYA) where it outlined activities to mark the event, which would hold later this year.

FG begins construction of N500m earth dam water scheme in Otuo, Owan-East

construction of N500m earth dam water scheme in Otuo

The Federal Government has commenced the construction of an Earth Dam at Otuo in the Owan-East Local Government Area of Edo, in line with its policy to provide potable water to rural dwellers across the country.

The Managing Director of the Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority, Mr Saliu Ahmed, stated this during the flag-off ceremony of the project in Otuo on Saturday.

Ahmed said the project would be handled by Jurgen Nigeria Ltd, adding that the water scheme will serve