Benin stands still as coronation of new Oba begins

From Tony Osauzo and Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Benin City, the Edo State capital, literarily stood still yesterday, as the Benin Crown Prince, His Royal Highness (Amb.) Eheneden Erediauwa, the Edaiken N’ Uselu, left Uselu, his temporary abode for the past three months, for Udin Amamieson Amiuwa, as part of the activities signaling his coronation ceremony […]

Battle for Edo: The secret behind Obaseki’s victory

By Simon Ebegbulem Why Ize-Iyamu lost •Let’s bury the hatchet, governor-elect tells the opposition Benin-City Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State is a happy man.  On Thursday, after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), through the Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Godwin Obaseki, winner of the […]

Governor satisfied with election, in spite of minor irregularities

Governor satisfied with election, in spite of minor irregularities — 28th September 2016 (By Paul Osuyi) Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole, who describes the ongoing election as peaceful, has said that Edo people were now ready to accept and celebrate democracy.   Oshiomhole, who voted at exactly 11:16 am at Iyamho Primary School (unit 02 of […]

Police to deploy 23,000 cops for Edo election (Is it war or election?)

Alexander Okere, Benin The Nigeria Police on Thursday said that no fewer than 23,000 personnel, comprising officers and rank and file, would be deployed to 2,627 polling units for next month’s governorship election in Edo State. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, who disclosed this during a visit to […]

Edo Guber Watch: Watch your utterances, PDP tells Oshiomhole

Edo Guber Watch: Watch your utterances, PDP tells  Oshiomhole — 29th July 2016 From Taiwo Amodu, Abuja Ahead of the governorship election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole to desist from making inciting comments that could undermine the  sanctity of his office. Reacting to […]

Edo govt owed Amodu, academy staff N25m —Investigation

Amodu Shuaibu Alexander Okere, Benin Late ex-Super Eagles coach, Amodu Shaibu, as well as staff of the Edo State Football Academy, were owed N25m by the state government, before he died last Saturday, our correspondent has learnt. Amodu died in his sleep at his residence in Benin, the state capital, and was later buried at […]

States suffering from Jonathan’s misrule, says Oshiomhole

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday attributed the cash crunch, which has made it difficult for state governments to pay salary to “the misrule of the past”. He said even governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party which ruled the country in the last 16 years […]

PHOTOS: Group protests fuel price hike in Edo

Alexandar Okere – Punch

Attack on dep gov: Edo APC appeals to Presidency

Attack on dep gov: Edo APC appeals to Presidency — 4th May 2016 THE Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the national leadership of the party and the presidency to wade into what it described as “ugly trend in the ongoing campaign ahead the governorship primary in the state. In […]

Mayhem, as Edo Speaker, deputy are impeached

Mayhem, as Edo Speaker, deputy are impeached — 4th May 2016  … I remain Speaker –Edoror  From Tony Osauzo, Benin THE 11-months-speakership of Victor Edoror on the Edo State House of Assembly ended yesterday, following his impeachment along with his deputy, Bright Osayande. Edoror did not, however, go down without putting up a fight, as suspected thugs allegedly […]

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