Obaseki lauds Iyayi as family, friends pay tributes at funeral
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday described late industrialist, Dr. Efianayi Iyayi, as an icon, who lived a life of selfless service, hard work, honesty and integrity.
Activist backs Obaseki on road construction, reforms
The founder of One Love Foundation, Mr Patrick Eholor, has commended Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo for road construction and reforms in various sectors of the state.
Leadership tussle splits worshippers at Benin Central Mosque
The lingering crisis rocking Benin Central Mosque over its leadership continued unabated last Friday, with factions engaging in a free-for-all during Jummat prayers. Following the crisis, which had divided the worshippers, due to their loyalty to two factions in the struggle over who could lead prayers at the mosque, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki,…
Scared of getting Ambode treatment, Obaseki’s loyalists suspend Airhiavbere
Adrenalin is rising within Edo State chapter of All Progress Congress (APC) over alleged plans by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s detractors to visit him with the Ambode treatment next year when he would be due for a second term. Based on speculations that General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) is working behind the scene to activate his governorship…
Facilities for 2020 Sports Festival altered to hold all games, Obaseki assures
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured that sports facilities in the state are being remodelled to accommodate games for the 2020 National Sports Festival as well as ensure smooth hosting of the sporting event.
Dalung identifies states’ poor budget allocations as sports sector’s bane
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has called on state governors to change their attitude towards Nigeria’s sport development by making adequate budgetary provisions for the sector. He said the experiences of some sport directors during the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja was very pathetic as most of them had to travel to Abuja with the…
Edo, Arctic to set up physical development agency
In a bid to develop a framework for urban development, the Edo State Government is collaborating with a firm, Arctic Infrastructure to establish a physical development management agency.
Edo proposes February 21 for National Council of Sports meeting
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has proposed February 21 as date for the National Council of Sports (NCS) meeting, which would decide the rules and regulations...
ASUU lauds Obaseki for Ekpoma roads reconstruction
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, has commended the developmental strides of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, especially on the reconstruction of roads in the university town of Ekpoma in Esan West Council. A statement issued by the chairman, Dr. Monday Igbafen, and secretary, Dr. Anthony Aizebioje-Coker, yesterday described the…
Obaseki allots17,954 hectares for oil palm plantation
Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has apportioned 17,954 hectares of land in the state for oil palm plantation. This will boost production in the agro-allied sector through the application of improved processing methods and bring development to the grassroots. According to him, the domestic supply of palm oil could not match demand. “It is essential…
Boosting NAFEST 2019 with Edo royalty
The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has assured of his state’s readiness to host a world-class National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) later in the year, as a way to raise the culture feast’s profile.
NASRDA, Edo collaborate on technology solutions
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has expressed his administration’s readiness to collaborate with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) to accelerate the state’s technological innovations and processes. Obaseki said this when he received a proposal from Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, NASRDA’s Chief Executive of Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) at Government House, Benin. The…