Normalcy returns to UNIBEN as management cancels late fee payment levy

Normalcy returns to UNIBEN as management cancels late fee payment levy By Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY – NORMALCY has returned to the University of Benin after days of students’ unrest over a N20,000 levy imposed on late payment of school fees, the management of the school Friday officially announced the cancellation of the levy as […]

Naira-throwing Yahoo Yahoo Boys arrested in Benin

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested suspected Yahoo Yahoo boys who in late August rained plenty naira notes in front of Kada Cinema in Benin City. The suspects then were seen in a viral video standing on top of their cars and throwing Naira notes […]

Lady’s corpse found in traditional ruler’s SUV

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City and Nnamdi Akpa, Abakaliki • Police kill younger sister of Sun Reporter in Ebonyi There was pandemonium yesterday on the premises of Edo Specialist Hospital on Sapele Road in Benin City, when a young lady’s corpse was locked in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) allegedly owned by a traditional ruler (names withheld). […]

Suspected kidnappers shoot DPO in Edo, abandoned for dead

By Ozioruva Aliu THE Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Igarra Police Station in Akoko-Edo local government area, of Edo State, Suleiman Muhammed, has been reportedly shot by suspected kidnappers along the Auchi-Igarra-Ibillo road. The incident which happened on Tuesday a few metres before Sasaro around 7 pm led to commuters becoming stranded until the local […]

Secondary School Abuse Video: Edo Govt. Suspends Principal, House Master

The Edo Government has suspended the principal of a public Secondary School, Edo College, in Benin, after a video of abuse of Junior students by their Seniors went viral. A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie on Tuesday in Benin directed the Principal, Mr Peter Edomwonyi to proceed on […]

Edo police confirm abduction of 19 Naval school students

By Jethro Ibileke, Benin Edo State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 19 students of Naval College of Engineering, Sapele, Delta State by gunmen. The students who were traveling in two vehicles, an 18-seater bus and a Toyota Sienna bus, on Monday were reportedly traveling from Kaduna State to Sapele. They were however ambushed […]

Obaseki surrenders, begs Edo PDP leadership

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has reportedly met with the State Working Committee (SWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he appealed to them to calm down on their reaction to a recent meeting he held with three prominent members of the party. The State Chairman and Secretary of the […]

Insecurity: 17 Southern governors ban open cattle grazing • Offer 10-point solution

  …Agree to ban open grazing in Southern Nigeria …Call for convocation of national dialogue …Insist on federal character …Reiterate Southerners’ commitment to Nigeria’s unity …Express concern over Oshodi-Apapa expressway gridlock …Buhari approves new security measures for South-East, South-South …Military tactics’ll no longer be publicised-NSA …Don’t be selective in handling situations, PANDEF tells FG By […]

Women protest herdsmen activities in Edo community

From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The women of Ikabigbo community in Uzairue Kingdom, Etsako West, Edo State, have asked herdsmen residing in their community to leave, saying their presence has caused destruction to their farms. The women in their hundreds protested to the palace of the traditional ruler, Chief Braimah Alegeh, to register their displeasure over […]

Obaseki justifies demolition of opposition’s property

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has justified his late Tuesday demolition of the property of the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu, and those of Professor Julius Ihonvbere, former Secretary to the State Government, SSG and Mike Itemuagbon, sports promoter, saying that the Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-O) of the property […]

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