Monday, 2nd October 2023

Edo State

2 days ago
Edo Government, on the occasion of the World Tourism Day (WTD) commemorated on September 27, 2023 globally, rallied industry stakeholders in the state’s tourism sector with a view to get their inputs on the recently drafted State Heritage Promotion and Protection Policy at Ogba Zoological Garden in Benin, Edo State.
27 Sep
Five persons were on Monday evening reportedly killed in a road crash involving a trailer enroute Lokoja-Okene road, via Okpella axis off the Benin-Abuja Highway in Etsako East Local Council of Edo State.
24 Sep
“I have always said that I am a loyal servant and nothing has changed. I took a vow to support my governor… I am missing my governor and I prayed that God will touch my governor’s and all our hearts, and even those that are trying to be in between us, God would touch their hearts to know that I mean well.
18 Sep
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, was denied access to his old office at the Government House in Benin, the state capital, on Monday morning. Shaibu arrived at the Government House to find the gate leading to his office under lock and key. During a phone call with an unknown individual, he stated…
18 Sep
The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, at the weekend, said it has zero tolerance for violent behaviour and protest by the Student Union Government (SUG) of the university, hence, its dissolution of the union.
7 Sep
Edo State government, yesterday, pledged support for residents of riverine communities in the state, noting that it has put in place adequate plans to provide relief to residents.
6 Sep
Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), yesterday, sealed the state secretariat complex, Central Hospital, High Court complex and other facilities in the state in compliance with the two-day warning strike. The state NLC Chairman, Odion Olaye, who ensured compliance, while enforcing the strike order at the state secretariats, alongside other affiliate union…
5 Sep
The Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu, on Tuesday, withdrew the lawsuit he filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki. Shuaibu in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023 at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had listed the inspector-general of police, state security service, the governor of Edo, the speaker of Edo state house of assembly and the…
5 Sep
The National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin, has upheld the victory of Sen. Adams Oshiomhole in the Feb. 25 Edo North Senatorial District election declared by INEC. The tribunal also upheld the election of Rep Ihonvbere Julius of the APC, representing Owan Federal Constituency. The three-man tribunal, led by Justice O.A. Chuioke, dismissed…
5 Sep
The Management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo, has announced the indefinite suspension of academic activities with immediate effect. This is contained in a statement issued by the institution’s Head, Corporate Affairs, Otunba Mike Aladenika, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Benin. Aladenika said the suspension of activities…
4 Sep
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that the performance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s local council election in the state shows the party’s dominance, noting that the outcome of the election is a reflection of the wish of the majority of Edo people.
1 Sep
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has donated 150 motorcycles to members of Edo State Security Vigilante Network (ESSVN) to boost their operations in ensuring security of lives and properties across the state.


29 mins ago
The Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has thrown out the petition filed by the Labour Party governorship candidate in the state, Beatrice Itubo, contesting the election of Simnalayi Fubara of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
34 mins ago
The leader of the main opposition party in Seychelles was charged on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged witchcraft. Patrick Herminie, the head of the United Seychelles party who has said he plans to run in the 2025 presidential election, has denounced the move as politically motivated. Herminie, also a former speaker of…
1 hour ago
The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) says it is working assiduously to recover the N243 million loan disbursed to 150 debtors between 2011 and 2024 in Kwara. The BOA Ilorin Branch Manager, Mr Dele Aderibigbe, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ilorin. He said the loan, termed…
1 hour ago
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1 hour ago
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1 hour ago
The Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. 'Bosun Tijani, expressed excitement on Monday to release the draft Strategic Blueprint for the Ministry.
2 hours ago
Federal government has commenced verification of individuals under the National Social Register, (NSR), in communities across Lagos and the South Western states to ensure accuracy of available data ahead of government's poverty alleviation intervention such as cash transfers. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, flagged off the exercise, in Lagos state…
2 hours ago
Mr Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called for collective efforts in rebuilding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Wike, who made the call in his independence message in Abuja on Sunday, stressed that building a strong and resilient society requires collective effort. “It means working together to address the issues that…
2 hours ago
Plans underway for subsequent launches in Africa and Central Asia  ANTIGUA, Guatemala, 2 October 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Today witnessed the launch of EMpact, a venture studio focused on nurturing talent and accelerating startups to serve critical value chains, focusing on frontier markets in Central America, West Africa, and Central Asia. The first studio is a collaboration between EMpact and Fundación Génesis…
3 hours ago
The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has warned the public against fake recruitment exercises being carried out by some fraudulent individuals in the name of the agency.