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6 Reasons To Visit Igarra For The Aba Festival

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Aidonogie of South Ibie Flashes back on the last IBIE DAY

5th IBIE DAY

His Royal Highness, Alhaji, Barrister Aliyu Kelvin Danesi, Oba Idanesi II, the Clan head of South Ibie Kingdom is looking back at the last Ibie day celebration with satisfaction. In a recent facebook post, the progressively dynamic leader said:

“The last IBIE DAY has been a successful hallmark and a topic of discussion among close friends and well wishers who have interest in our great kingdom. Our display of unity and culture proves blood is actually thicker than water. Once again,

Auchi Eghogho Festival: Fusing Tradition with Modernity

auchi eghogho festival

People in and  around Auchi Kingdom always look forward to Eid Kabir (Big Sallah) celebration with excitement due to the associated funfair and merriment. This year’s Eid Kabir celebration is coming up next week and the good people of Auchi will be playing host to the world as they celebrate the second edition of the Auchi Eghogho festival, a festival that is designed to fuse tradition with modernity. The term “Eghogho”, connotes joy, felicitation, merriment, fun, happiness in the Auchi dialect. The Eghogho festival brings all Auchi sons and (daughters) that have been initiated into manhood from the inception of Auchi Kingdom together.

PDP gave us N6 million to support Ize-Iyamu – Edo monarch

Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu

A major traditional ruler in Edo state has revealed how Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election in the state, as well as Chief Tony Anenih, bribed him and his colleagues with N6 million for support.

Tony Anenih, a son of Uromi, was chairman of the PDP board of trustees, but the traditional ruler said

Obaseki is Edo APC Governorship Candidate

APC governorship candidate

Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent chairman of the Edo state economy and strategy team under Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration have emerged as the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship Candidate after the primary election of the party which kicked off on Saturday, June 18 in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

When the APC governorship primaries was about commencing formally on Saturday, June 18, the election committee chairman, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state,