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 Read More »
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 Read More »
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 Read More »
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 Read More »
The Federal Government has established a Renal Dialysis Centre in Auchi, Edo State for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney related diseases.
Senator Francis Alimikhena made the disclosure on Friday at the foundation laying of the centre at Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Alimikhena said the project, meant to serve the people of Edo North and Nigerians at large, would be completed within seven weeks.
Some electricity consumers in Auchi, Jattu and South-Ibie, in Etsako West Local Government area of Edo have decried the epileptic supply and outrageous billing by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
In separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the consumers said this had crippled economic and social activities in the area.
Umoru Abu, a resident, said: “BEDC has made life unbearable for us; we cannot operate our businesses due to epileptic electricity supply”.
The Independent Electoral Commission in Edo State has taken delivery of the sensitive materials meant for the conduct of the Etsako Federal Constituency election billed for January 28, 2017.
Briefing newsmen at the Central Bank of Nigeria premises in Benin City the Edo state capital, the Supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner for the election, Baritor Kpagih and party agents said they were satisfied with the materials brought.
“We have just taken delivery of the sensitive materials from the Central Bank and we are heading to the Local Government Areas now.
The Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City has admitted in evidence, an additional 1307 copies of the INEC forms EC8A, being the verified polling unit/voting Centre result sheets for additional local governments in the state.
The forms were for polling units/voting centres in Owan West, Esan Central, Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Esan Southeast,Uhunwonde, Esan West and Orhionwon local government council areas after being admitted in evidence were labeled as exhibits by the tribunal.
The forms were tendered by Mr Yusuf Ali , SAN in his capacity as the Lead counsel at the tribunal for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu, in the company of several other lawyers.
No fewer than 238 inmates are awaiting trial at the Medium Security Prisons Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo.
The Assistant Comptroller, Auchi Prisons, Olorunfemi Obende, gave the figure in a statement on Thursday in Auchi.
Mr. Obende said that the figure comprised 234 male and four female inmates.
He said that the inmates were awaiting trial from offences ranging from armed robbery, murder, stealing, manslaughter, kidnapping, assault to fraud.
BENIN CITY: A special Committee set up by the Edo State Government and mandated to fine turn the proposed bill that will harmonize revenue collection in the various local government areas in the state has submitted its report to the governor of Edo State Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Receiving the bill, titled “A bill for the Edo State Local Government Uniform and Harmonized Levies, Rates, Fees and charges Law 2017” the governor appreciated the committee headed by his deputy Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu for a job well done saying that the job of the committees is not yet over as she will be responsible for the implementation of the bill after its being passed by the Edo State House of Assembly.
In a move to calm and reassure his numerous supporter, one of the contenders for the vacant Etsako Federal Constituency House of Representative seat under the PDP platform, Mr. Victor Okhaimo took to social media to tell his supporters the true story behind the just concluded PDP primaries.
On his facebook page, Okhaimo wrote: I had shown interest to run for the position of the House of Representatives in the proposed bye election for Etsako Federal Constituency.
The timetable released by INEC in my opinion seem tight as the Commission gave 19 days notice for parties to conduct primaries, produce its candidates and embark on campaigns and eventually the elections.
Johnson Oghuma yesterday won the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the January 28 by-election for the Etsako Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives.
The seat became vacant when Dr Pius Odubu emerged as deputy governor of Edo State in the recently held election.
Oghuma scored 334 votes to beat his only opponent, Blessing Agbomere, who polled 75 votes.
Chairman of the electoral committee, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah, said 411 delegates were accredited, 409 votes were counted as valid while the remaining two were invalidated.
Former federal lawmaker at the Federal House of Representative Hon Abass Braimah, yesterday dis-associated himself from the Etsako federal constituency seat of Edo state, declared vacant following the election of the former occupant, Comrade Phillip Shaibu as the Deputy Governor.
He said though he remain active in the politics of the state but will stay away from elective positions for now in order to have time for his family and also concentrate on his business.
According him ” contrary to insinuation, I have made it abundantly and unequivocally clear that am not interested in the seat that has been declared vacant by the National Assembly.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has set up a modality for the employment of 10,000 persons in the first phase of his 200,000 job promise, in fulfillment of his electioneering campaigns, it emerged yesterday.
Besides, government says it would establish an electronic platform that will collect revenue by the means of Point of Service (POS) or revenue scratch cards for those who do not have ATM cards.
It was learnt that Governor Godwin Obaseki had directed Heads of Local Government administration in the state to forward names of contractors initially contracted as revenue collectors to government house to jumpstart the job scheme.