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

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 »

Aidonogie of South Ibie Flashes back on the last 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 Read More »

Auchi Eghogho Festival: Fusing Tradition with Modernity

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 »

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

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 »

Obaseki is Edo 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 Read More »

 

Suspected Cultist Attack Ibillo Police Station

police ban Ekhuochi festival

A woman was reportedly killed by a stray bullet when suspected cultists attacked a police station at Ibillo, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state.

The suspected cultists were said to have successfully freed two of their colleagues who were detained for alleged rape and ran away with them.

The attackers were said to have gained access to the police station by posing as relatives of the arrested suspects when they started shooting sporadically.

Auchi Poly staff on indefinite strike over N1.8bn salary arrears

Auchi polytechnic matriculation

Staff of Federal Polytechnic Auchi were on Monday forced to embark on an indefinite strike over alleged N1.8 billion salary arrears.

The staff on strike are under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP).

In addition to the strike, members of the unions also staged a protest to press home their demands. The protest however paralysed academic activities at the institution.

FG establishes renal dialysis centre in Auchi

kidney dialysis center

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.

Auchi residents decry epileptic electricity supply, outrageous bills

BEDC restores Electricity to Auchi

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”.

Etsako Bye Election: INEC Takes Delivery Of Sensitive Materials

INEC clears Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, 17 others for Edo guber poll

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.

Tribunal Admits Additional Documentary Evidence From Edo PDP

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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.

Auchi Prisons: 238 inmates awaiting trial – Official

Prisons inmate

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.

Committee Submit Revenue Harmonization tax Bill To Gov. Obaseki

Obaseki presents budget

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.

Victor Okhaimo Clears the Air on PDP HOR Primaries

Victor Okhaimo

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.

Etsako Rep Seat: Oghuma wins APC ticket, Agbomere Kicks

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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.