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), […]

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 […]

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