Group urges Edo government to prosecute defaulting EDSOPADEC contractors
A civil society group in Edo State, the Talakawa’s Parliament, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki to prosecute contractors who abandoned their projects.
12 killed in Edo failed bank robbery
Twelve persons, including a policeman, were killed by armed robbers who attacked a police station and invaded two banks in Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State...
Edo community launches vigilance group to check herdsmen’s attacks, insecurity
A group in Edo State, Esan Peoples Renaissance Union, has launched a vigilance body to check herdsmen’s attacks and insecurity. Chairman of the union, Joel Aidemebor, said the group called Esan Ohue Vigilante, would collaborate with security agencies to check criminal activities in the area. He disclosed this at Uromi, in Esan North East Local…
The fight against human trafficking
Late in the 15th century, Portuguese traders began to show up on the coast of what is now Nigeria. They came looking to buy a number of goods but over time, one particular trade would dominate everything else - slaves.
Underwriter assures investors of better investment return
Guinea Insurance Plc has assured shareholders of improved returns on investment, even as the investors applauded the company’s board for outstanding performance in the financial year ended December 31, 2017. Addressing shareholders at the 60th yearly general meeting of the company in Benin City, Edo State, the Chairman, Godson Ugochukwu, reaffirmed the board’s commitment to…
Cycling Tour to boost tourism in Edo, say promoters
Edo State government over the weekend threw its weight behind the Edo Cycling Tour, which is aimed at promoting tourism in the state. The Tour will hold from August 18 to 23, 2018.
Why proposed ‘loaning’ of looted Benin artefacts to Nigeria may stop restitution plans
Exhibition of loaned controversial cultural objects, particularly, looted Benin artefacts, is not new. Some foreign museum holders of these artefacts, in the past, had collaborated...
Edo, IITA explore possible collaboration on cassava
Edo State Government and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State have agreed to join forces to bring about transformational...