Edo council official, Obaseki’s aide clash over revenue, others
An aide to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Political Matters, Mrs. Maris Igbons, has been reportedly hospitalised after sustaining injuries during a clash with officials of the Esan West Local Council.
ATC Nigeria backs Edo ICT development
The partnership between Edo State government and some members of the organized private sector has started to yield results as the American Tower Company (ATC), Nigeria over the weekend handed over the Digital Skills Village Project it built in Benin City to the state government.
People with albinism deserve our support, says Obaseki
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called for support for people with albinism, urging societies that marginalise and stigmatise them to turn a new leaf.Obaseki, who made the call in commemoration of the International Albinism Awareness Day, marked on June 13 yearly, stressed that it was time for a change of attitude towards people with albinism.
‘Nigeria has lost fortunes to collapse of national shipping line’
Nigeria as a maritime nation has lost fortunes to the collapse of the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) about 13 years ago.The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, disclosed this in Onne, Rivers State, during the official christening of the nation’s latest addition to the Nigerian....
Obaseki decries use of children for labour, threatens sanctions
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has condemned the use of children as labourers by employers of labour and warned that his administration would not accept any form of exploitation of children in the state.
Obaseki advocates bottom-top approach in governance
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has advocated the bottom-top approach in governance at all levels to ensure rapid development especially in the rural areas.Obaseki who canvassed this while declaring open the All Progressive Congress (APC) Executive Retreat in Benin on Friday said this was necessary to avoid crises in the rural areas.
Obaseki pledges to boost Edo’s capacity in rubber, cocoa, oil palm production
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration will reposition the state as an agricultural hub of the nation that specialises in rubber, cocoa and oil palm production. Obaseki said this on Wednesday, while planting the first rubber tree at the redeveloped Urhonigbe Rubber Plantation....
Obaseki wants Muslims to pray for peaceful coexistence
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, has admonished Muslim faithful to continue to pray for the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians and for the nation to take its pride of place among other nations of the world.
Edo PDP accuses Obaseki of frustrating leaders’ bail
The leadership of Edo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the state governor, Dr. Godwin Obaseki, of frustrating the efforts of its chairman, Collins Orbih and 2016 governorship candidate, Pastor Osaze Iyamu to fulfill their bail conditions.
Obaseki releases N1. 5bn for arrears of LG pensioners
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has released the sum of N1.5billion for payment of arrears of local government pensioners in the state.Mr Jimoh Ijegbai, the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs made the disclosure on Friday, while addressing members of the Local Government Pensioners’ Association (LGPA) in Benin.
Reordering of Edo’s social sector for growth
To achieve sustainable economic growth, stable and progressive societies and overall human development, social development plays a critical role. The demands of a fledging economy are such that the peoples’ lives and status develop as other indicators of economic expansion improve. So, the people are not just touched by economic development, rather they drive its…