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Taiwo Akerele, Edo Chief of Staff, Honoured by Somorika’s Monarch

Taiwo Akerele

The sleepy community of Somorika in Akoko-Edo local government area came alive, last week, as it hosted Edo State Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele and inducted him into an age group. He was also honoured with the name, Omokhafe, which translates into ‘child is home.’

The community’s monarch, HRH Oba Sule Idaiye, said the community respected Akerele, because he has shown love to it and the local government area. He said: “I am an old man, and I admire good things. Taiwo Akerele is somebody I admire so much, because of the things he does. I have been seeing him around the local government area headquarters. Since I grew up in

Edo Deputy Governor to Partner with NSE

NSE courtesy visit to, His Excellency, Rt Hon. Comrade Phillip Shaibu, Deputy Gov, EDO State

The deputy Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Rt Hon. Comrade Phillip Shaibu has promised to partner with the Nigeria Society of Engineers, (NSE).

Hon. Shaibu made this promise on the 24th day of December, 2017, when the Chairman of the Auchi branch The Nigeria Society of Engineers, Hajia Engr. Mariam Wajeed Obomeghie, lead the branch on a courtesy visit to the deputy governor.

Comrade Shaibu stated that partnership with the NSE is of mutual benefit to both

FRSC to deploy 485 personnel, 1,200 special marshals in Edo


Auchi – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday said it would deploy 485 personnel and 1,200 special marshals to various highways in Edo to ensure safety during the Yuletide.

Mr Samuel Odukoya, the Edo Sector Commander, said this at the inauguration of the `Ember’ months campaign tagged “Right to Life on the Highway is Not Negotiable’’ held in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo.

“We have 485 officers and 1,200 special marshals that will be on patrol in strategic routes within the various commands and units of our zone in Edo.

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 Staff Unions

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.