You can’t shut Edo Assembly, Obaseki dares Reps
The Edo Government yesterday maintained that the House of Representatives lacked the constitutional powers to shut the state House of Assembly. The Governor Godwin Obaseki administration was responding to Wednesday’s resolution of the lower chamber of the National Assembly ordering the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to seal off the complex until a ‘proper inauguration’ was done.
Eagles get Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Benin in 2021 AFCON qualifiers
Nigeria has been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon, reports goal.com.
Edo Assembly crisis: House of Reps committee pledges speedy resolution
The 13-man House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the crisis at the Edo State House of Assembly arrived Benin City on Friday to meet with the disagreeing parties, assuring that the issues would be resolved quickly.
Benin seek first Cup of Nations success to continue shock run
If there was ever a time to start winning at the Africa Cup of Nations, today’s opening quarter-final in Cairo would be it for Benin, writes Reuters. Their clash against top-ranked Senegal is their 14th match in four tournaments and they have yet to post a victory. Yet Benin find themselves in the last eight…
Pirates attack on Nigerian waters drop further
Nigerian waters are gradually becoming safer for vessels, as latest report by the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB), reveals a downward trend in the spate of pirate attacks on the nation’s waters. This is coming few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Bill. The law is…
Benin offers voodoo prayers for Cup of Nations success
The sound of drum beats, hand claps and women singing fills the air at a shrine in Cotonou in the West African nation of Benin, the homeland of voodoo.
Stakeholders storm Benin for NAFEST 2019 Parley
A high-powered delegation from National Council for Arts and Culture led by the Director-General, Otunba Segun Runsewe, will embark on a weeklong facility tour in Benin starting from July 8 to 12. The aim is to ascertain the preparedness of the ancient city while building a groundswell of support from stakeholders who will partner the…
Benin wait goes on after Guinea-Bissau stalemate
Benin's long wait for a first win at the Africa Cup of Nations was extended Saturday by Guinea-Bissau following an attritional goalless draw in Ismailia, the tournament's third in a row. After a creditable 2-2 draw with Ghana in their first game in Egypt, Benin have now gone 11 matches without a victory in the…
Thugs attack Edo lawmakers in Benin hotel
The crisis rocking Edo State House of Assembly got messier yesterday evening, as thugs attacked some members in a hotel at the state capital. The attack on 15 lawmakers, including Mr. Seidu Oshiomhole (Etsako West II), younger brother to former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who is national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), left some…
Benin police open fire on protesters, kill two
Benin security forces killed two protesters Saturday in the city of Save while breaking up a demonstration by people who erected barricades and blocked the national road for days, the mayor said. This followed days of demonstrations over controversial April 28 parliamentary elections in the West African country. "This morning, a contingent of the republican…