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29 Nov 2018
Foundation for Partnerships in the Niger Delta (PIND) and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State have identified planning and implementation of development frameworks as crucial for sustainable development. Executive director of PIND, Dara Akala, and the governor made the assertion at the opening of this year’s edition of Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF 2018) in…
16 Apr 2018
As an interim measure to forestall further killings and destruction of farmlands by suspected herdsmen, Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday announced the banning of grazing of any sort in the vast forests and farmlands around Odighi, Owan, Odigwete communities in Ovia North East local council area. Besides, the governor also banned all illegal cattle markets in…
21 Mar 2018
Governor Godwin Obaseki has approved the deployment of 36 patrol vehicles to effectively secure all of the 18 council areas of Edo State. At a stakeholders’ meeting yesterday in Uromi, headquarters of Esan North East Local Council where five persons were lost to herdsmen’s attacks at the weekend, the governor reiterated his earlier directive to…
6 Mar 2018
Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has sworn in the 18 newly-elected local council chairmen and urged them to be prudent in managing the resources saved up in their treasuries.    Obaseki, who spoke at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State capital, yesterday, charged the new chairmen to be accountable, responsive…
19 Feb 2018
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was among the winners at the Benin Club’s Golf Section at the weekend where golfers came to celebrate Captain Hosa Okunbo at 60. The pro-am competition, which drew players from across the country, came to a thrilling end on Saturday with a party that lasted till the early hours…
13 Feb 2018
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has admonished farmers and residents not to be scared by the activities of herdsmen, saying his administration was very much on ground to check the menace. Speaking yesterday in Benin City at a symposium organised by the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state…
5 Jan 2018
Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government under Governor Godwin Obaseki for the poverty, hunger and neglect of youths in the state. He said the state government’s failure to fulfill it campaign promise of creating 200,000 jobs for the youths was responsible for…


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