At inauguration, Obaseki pledges to deepen reforms, diversify Edo economy
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, were sworn-in for a second term in office yesterday, with a pledge to deepen reforms and diversify the state economy to consolidate on the progress of his first term.
Research council, varsity develop bio-degradable lubricants from seeds
The Raw Material Research and Development (RMRDC) and the University of Benin, Edo State, have developed bio-degradable lubricants from black dates and rubber seed oil. The research objectives, according to Prof. H.D. Ibrahim, Director-General of RMRDC, include building capacity in the auto industry and eradicating or reducing the environmental challenges emanating from the use of…
Obaseki pledges to rebuild destroyed police stations, pay officers hospital bills, others
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged the state Police Command not to allow recent incidents that followed the #EndSARS protests in the state to demoralise them, but draw lessons from them and rebuild public confidence and trust.
Mob lynches two suspected robbers in Edo
A mob in Benin City, the Edo State capital, yesterday lynched and set ablaze two suspected armed robbers. The action came a day after the governor, Godwin Obaseki, paid a visit to the state’s police command...
Obaseki pledges safety of players, visitors in Benin
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured of the safety and security of the Super Eagles players, supporters and visitors to the state for the 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.
Obaseki deplores role of fake news in spreading violence amid #EndSARS protests
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has decried the role of fake news and distortion of facts in the escalation of violence and carnage across the country following the #EndSARS protests.
#EndSARS: Reactions As Hoodlums Hijack Protest In Edo State
The protest against police brutality which has been going on for a week now takes a new turn in Edo state as hoodlums have allegedly hijacked the protest. On Sunday, there were reports of violence by these hoodlums as cars were allegedly robbed and females were attacked. Also, on Monday, it has been reported that…
#EndSARS: One feared killed as hoodlums break into Benin prison
Suspected hoodlums on Monday stormed the Benin Prison on the Benin Sapele road, popularly called White House and the Oko Prisons on Airport road and freed several inmates. One person is, however, feared killed in the fight at the gate of the Benin Correctional facility on Benin Sapele road. The hoodlums started gathering along Sapele…
Edo government declares 24-hour curfew
The Edo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state until further notice. A statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie, said the curfew is to take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020. "This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on…
Edo 2020 and the emerging new Nigeria
It is no longer news that the Edo State governorship election has come and gone; and that the incumbent Governor, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu have been re-elected for another term of four years.
Uptown beats Elizade Nigeria to win WCGC trophy
Uptown Printing Limited pair of Grace Ihonbare and Rachel Danjuma at the weekend in Abuja beat Elizade Nigeria to win the national finals of the World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC) title. With over 49 teams in attendance at the event organised by Falcon Golf Development Company at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja,…