NDLEA arrests 103 suspected drug traffickers

The Edo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has arrested 103 suspects for trafficking illicit drugs. Mr Peter Ogar, Head of Operations and Intelligence in the command, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday. Ogar said the suspects, comprised of 88 […]

Cultists allegedly kill final year medical student, nine others during graduation party

A final year medical student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, simply identified as Dr Einstein, alongside nine others were allegedly killed by cultists on Tuesday. It was reported that the deaths resulted from a fight between two men at the venue of thegraduation party of the students at Judges quarters in Ekpoma. However, as other […]

If President condones disrespect for his office, I’ll not condone same for the party -Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday lamented that ministers are taking advantage of President Muhammadu Buhari’s “fatherly disposition” by not being up and doing in the various ministries they head. He also threatened to prevail on Buhari to sack such ministers from the federal cabinet, adding that if […]

Evangelist defile 10-year old in Edo – arranged

An Evangelist, Benjamin Uzoma, has been arraigned at the Edo Family Court for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 10-year old girl. He allegedly committed the offence at No 6 Oviawe Street, Aduwawa Quarters in Ikpoba-Okha local government area. The accused was said to have forcefully removed the pants of the victim, applied cream to […]

CNN report sparks outrage in Auchi

By SIMON EBEGBULEM • Dania of Auchi Kingdom, Edo govt vow to tackle human trafficking menace BENIN CITY – The recent CNN report on human trafficking in Edo state, indicated that despite the efforts by the state government to stop traffickers in the state, the trade is still booming. What is even more shocking is […]

Buhari Meets Obaseki to discuss human trafficking, others

Buhari Meets Obaseki to discuss human trafficking, others — 3rd February 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari and Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki had their first official meeting, since the latter assumed leadership in his state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on November 12, 2016. Obaseki told State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting […]

IS infiltrates, Benue, Edo, Kogi States, Presidency raises the alarm

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – THERE are indications that the Islamic State in West Africa, ISWA, have infiltrated the North Central and some South South States of the country to carry out its dastardly act. Garba Shehu Already, the security operatives especially the Department of State Services, DSS, is said to be on top of […]

Edo cut 2017 budget estimates by 16.49%

— 14th October 2017 EDO State Government said it has reduced the state 2017 budget to N127.92 billion from N153. 9 billion earlier estimated. The decision was taken by the state’s execu- tive council on Friday in Benin and communicated through a statement by Mr Paul Ohonbamu, the state Commissioner for Communication and Ori- entation. […]

[VIDEO] Benin chief humiliated for disrespecting Oba of Benin

  A video showing a chief in Benin, identified as Chief Dr. Oguigo, being humiliated and labelled an enemy of the land for not paying homage to the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, is trending on social media. Facebook user, Chuks Mgborie-Chukwu, who shared the video on his timeline, said a […]

Tears, eulogies as Ogbemudia is laid to rest

MANY wept yester-day in Benin City as the remains of the late two-time former governor of defunct   Bendel State, Dr. Samuel   Ogbemudia were laid to rest at his residence. There were also eulogies from those present with a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, retd, saying that “ Sam only moved to another barracks […]

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