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 […]

Herdsmen Killings: Protesters take Corpse to Edo Governor’s Office

Some protesters from Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State late on Thursday carried a corpse of one of the seven people killed in the locality allegedly by herdsmen to the Governor’s Office in Benin City. The protesters gave the Edo State government a three-day ultimatum to address the problem of insecurity in the […]

“Fulani must go”: Edo women protest, block major roads

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan north-east local government area of Edo state in protest against Fulani herdsmen in their area. The women accused the Fulani herdsmen of incessant rape and kidnapping. With pictures of them chanting, #FulanimustGo, the women said they can […]

Judge’s ill health stalls certificate forgery case against Obaseki, with 13 days remaining

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja With just thirteen days remaining in it’s constitutional lifespan of 180 days, the pre-election suit questioning the academic certificate of Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki suffered an adjournment on Thursday following the sudden illness of Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The alleged Certificate forgery […]

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