Edo, Delta Police, Military, Vigilance Group Rescue 34 Kidnapped Victims

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City The Police in  Edo State yesterday  said  they  rescued 34 kidnapped victims who were abducted along the Benin-Agbor Expressway on Friday. In a statement by the Command’s Deputy Police Public Relations officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, said the rescue operation which had 32 children among the rescued victims, was carried out in […]

Catholic priest Christopher Odia was killed by kidnappers’

Catholic priest Christopher Odia was killed by kidnappers’ Rev. Father Christopher Odia The Edo Police Command has explained how the parish priest of St Michael Catholic Church, lkhabigbo, Etsako West local government area of the State, Rev Father Christopher Odia was killed by kidnappers soon after he was abducted while coming out for mass on […]

Obaseki gives tough job to Lucky Igbinedion

Obaseki gives tough job to Lucky Igbinedion Former Edo State, Governor Lucky Igbinedion By Kevin Okunzuwa Governor Godwin Obaseki has made former Gov. Lucky Igbinedion chairman of a peace committee set up to resolve the crisis rocking Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obaseki said at the inauguration that the move was […]

Hausa, Igbo traders clash in Benin, scores injured

Hausa, Igbo traders clash in Benin, scores injured By Adekunle Dada Angry youths mainly traders at the New Benin Market went on a rampage after an Igbo trader was attacked with a machete by another trader of northern extraction. The clash which occurred on Saturday morning was said to have started after a brief argument […]

Edo breaks record as Obaseki announces new minimum wage for workers

Edo breaks record as Obaseki announces new minimum wage for workers Obaseki and his deputy at the May Day celebration By Jethro Ibileke Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday announced an increase to the minimum wage earned by public workers in the state, from N30,000 to N40,000. He made the announcement while delivering […]

Notorious robbery kingpin Ekata shot dead during gun-battle with police in Edo

By Jethro Ibileke A notorious armed robbery kingpin, Fidelis Ekata, has been shot dead by operatives of Edo State Police Command during gun-battle. Ekata was one of the inmates who escaped from the Benin City Correctional Center during the massive #EndSARS protest of October 2020. He met his waterloo on Wednesday in a gun-battle with […]

Shaibu at 52: fulfilling divine purpose

By  AUSTIN OTAS – OSEGBE Like the proverbial golden fish that has no hiding place, the Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor needs little or no introduction by virtue of his antecedents as a vibrant activist in students’ unionism which dates back to the dark days of the military dictatorship, especially during the era […]

Oshiomhole laughs as Obaseki fights again

It was a shock seeing Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State ordering members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP opposed to his plans for harmonization of the executive of the party at all levels to leave the party. He spoke at a gathering of stakeholders where the decision to suspend the national vice-chairman of the […]

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 […]

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