Pictures: Oba of Benin’s pretty wives and Rolls Royce

By Juliet Ebirim At the recent coronation of the 40th Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, three gorgeous women beautifully decked in the royal Benin costume were right beside him and they are his wives. The new Oba of Benin is married to three wives; Princess Iroghama (Obazuaye N’erie), Princess Iyayiota (Obazuwa Nerie) and Princess […]

Edo: Assaulted woman kneels, begs traditional ruler for forgiveness, became it was not customary for a traditional ruler to seek forgiveness from his subjects

  Okoebor (left) and Aidenojie II advertisement <a href=”″ target=”_blank”><img src=”″ width=”300″ height=”250″ border=”1″></a>  TOP HEADLINES   Alexander Okere, Benin The woman who was reportedly assaulted by the Onojie of Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, Mrs. Betty Okoebor, on Sunday begged the monarch for forgiveness. The traditional ruler and Ojuromi […]

#EdoDecides2016: The Battle of Hegemonies

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | October 10, 2016 – Even though the Edo Gubernatorial election was postponed from for about two weeks, it appears not much changed within the period in terms of its outcome. Epistemologically speaking, we saw a titanic battle between People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and All progressives Congress […]

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 […]




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