Edo 2020 Governorship tussle gets EU’s attention

By Deborah Coker Mr Ketil Karlsen, European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, has urged politicians to show restraints in their quest for power. Karlsen gave the advice on Thursday in Benin during a visit to Chief Dan Orbih, state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and leaders of the party. He also appealed for peace […]

Edo woos fans for Bendel Insurance FC

By Igbaugba Ehigimetor Edo state government has offered free transportation and jerseys to fans of Bendel Insurance Football Club to boost their support base, especially in the club’s away matches. The club’s media officer, Eguakun Edoseghe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Benin. He said the offer is part of strategy […]

2020 Governorship: Crisis of confidence tears Edo APC apart

By Deborah Coker A crisis of confidence is tearing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State apart as countdown to the governorship election in the state, slated for next year commences. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that bigwigs in the party are no longer seeing eye-to-eye, raising fears over the chances […]

Fulani herdsmen block Asaba-Benin expressway in Delta

Ochei Matthew, Asaba The Issele-Asaba junction on the Asaba-Benin Expressway was on Friday blocked by Fulani herdsmen who were protesting the killing of the driver of a truck conveying cattle on Thursday night. A truck driver, Adamu Adamu, was allegedly killed at Issele-Azagba junction by revenue collectors who immediately disappeared from the area after the […]

Thugs beat up Adams Oshiomhole’s younger brother, Seidu, others, at a hotel in Benin

Suspected thugs have beaten up Seidu Oshiomhole, the younger brother of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and lawmaker-elect (Etsako West 11) of the Edo State House of Assembly, Tribune Online is reporting. The attack on Oshiomhole and 14 other lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly is the latest in the […]

4 suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Edo

Edo State Police Command has arrested four suspected Boko Haram members in the state. The suspects, who are also said to be members of the robbery and kidnapping gangs terrorising Kogi and Edo states, were planning coordinated attacks against police formations in Edo State. This was disclosed yesterday in Benin, the capital of the state, by […]

Abducted policeman found dead in Edo forest

Tony Osauzo, Benin The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Godwin Oshiogbuwe, abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, has been found dead. His body was reportedly found in a forest on Ubiaja-Ewohimi-Agbor road by a police tactical team in pursuit of the kidnappers. Police […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

In Benin, man, 42, dies fighting over woman

Tony Osauzo, Benin Barely four days to the New Year, a 42-year-old married man and father of four, has reportedly lost his life in Benin, during a fight over a woman. ‎The deceased, whom police gave his identity as Dickson Igbinoba, was said to have engaged in a fight with a rival identified as Osakioya […]

13 political parties endorse Obahiagbon for Senate

Tony Osauzo, Benin Ahead of next year’s general elections, 13 political parties in Edo State under the banner of Progressives Registered Political Parties (PRPP), have adopted Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon and Mr. Washington Osifo as their candidates. 2019: Obahiagbon, Sen. Urhoghide trade blames over billboards destruction Obahiagbon and Osifo are candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), […]

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