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Anxiety over Oba of Benin’s health

The inability of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Major General Muhammadu Buhari to pay a courtesy visit to the Benin monarch, His Royal Majesty Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa on Thursday before his campaign rally in Benin City is…

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PDP alleges Edo govt plan to sell Army barracks

News Thursday, January 29, 2015

By Gabriel Enogholase



BENIN-The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State has raised alarm over what it described as the alleged plot by the state government to sell the Nigerian Army Barracks in Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, due to…

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Anenih will fail again in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says Chief Anthony Anenih has a long history of frustrating the will of the people, but will fail with his latest project to secure another term for President Goodluck Jonathan, just as he failed in all the elections in the state since he (Governor) came to power.

Speaking at a rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Ekpoma in Edo Central Senatorial district, Oshiomhole said the people of Esan land…

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HORROR: 85 Year-Old Community Leader Beheaded In Benin Over Land Tussle

 
        An 85 year-old community leader in Arougba village, in Oredo local government area of Benin metropolis, Goodluck Uwumahongie, has been beheaded by unknown persons, over alleged land tussle.…
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Bode George Supports Call For Postponement Of Elections

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Friday, agreed with the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki on the need for Nigeria to postpone the February general elections.

George, who addressed a press conference at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, also made the call for a shift in the polls to enable Nigerians collect their PVCs. He said he was yet to collect his own.

“The NSA sees…

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How I will operate as Nigeria’s First Lady – Buhari’s Wife

Aisha Buhari, the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has said her husband will not tamper with the office of the ‘First Lady,’ if it is constitutionally recognised.

Mrs. Buhari told newsmen on the sidelines of the inaugural meeting of the APC women presidential campaign initiative held in Abuja on Saturday.

The wife of the APC presidential flag-bearer was reacting to her husband’s promise…

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Oshiomhole killed industries in Edo, plans to sack 9,000 teachers

PDP should remove mole in its eyes first, Apc says

BENIN—EDO State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the state governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, of carrying out what it described as “as total killing of industries in the state.”

It also accused the state government of…

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Cameroonian troops kill 143 Boko Haram fighters, government says

The military initially said 143 Boko Haram fighters had died in the over five hours of fighting.

Cameroon’s army has said it killed 143 Boko Haram fighters.

This is coming as the government said it was the biggest defeat it had inflicted to date on the Islamist group.

The government spokesman, Issa Bakary, made the announcement on Tuesday in Yaoundé.

Bakary said the insurgents were killed after they…

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Edo withdraws ITV's accreditation



Edo withdraws ITV's accreditation

Edo State Government has withdrawn the accreditation of the Correspondent and Cameraman of the Independent Television (ITV) attached to the Government House, for the TV station’s unprofessional reportage of news and events aimed at deliberately misinforming the people on the government’s programmes and…

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N200m Islamic Centre For Auchi – Otaru

January 11, 2015 

Conrade Adams Oshiomhole

EDO State Governor Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole has approved the sum of N200 million for the establishment of an Islamic Centre in Auchi, the Administration Headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area of the State.

The centre which is to be called Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole, Islamic Institute according to the Otaru of Auchi, HRH Alhaji Aliru Momoh who announced the donation on behalf of…

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Rights Activist Condemns Attack On Edo Culture

JANUARY 1, 2015 9:21 AM BY ANDY EGBON 



BENIN CITY -United States-based Human Rights Activist, Mr. Frank Ekhator has condemned in its strongest terms, the attack on Edo culture by some unscrupulous religious Ministers, describing it as not only diabolic, malicious and ignorance, but ideological and fanatically driven for soul-wining and financial gratifications.

In a paper he delivered at a ceremony in Boston last Saturday, marking the celebration of Igue Festival by…

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Edo Monarch angry over Ijaw invasion of Edoland

THE Bini Interest Group (BIG), an umbrella organisation of all Bini indigenes, has raised the alarm over the sustained and steady invasion of Benin territories...



By Agozino Agozino



THE Bini Interest Group (BIG), an umbrella organisation of all Bini indigenes, has raised the alarm over the sustained and steady invasion of Benin territories and unprovoked attacks by the

Ijaw settlers in the kingdom.



In a…

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EDOFEST: When The People Say ‘Carry Go’…

DECEMBER 24, 2014 

How can any responsive government feel the true pulse of its people over any crucial matter or concern? Go to the streets!



Skeptics may have had a run for it last week Friday, December 19, 2014, for the mammoth crowds that greeted the climax…

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Oshiomhole: Why PDP must go in 2015

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says Nigerians must reject the PDP at all levels in next year’s general election, saying for as long as the PDP remains in power, Nigerians will remain in darkness.

Speaking today 24th Dec. 2014, when he received about 2,000 defectors from Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas of the state led by Mr. Festus Osaretin Oviawe and Igbe Kingsley respectively, Oshiomhole said the choice before the people…

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Crowd queues behind crashed truck in Benin, Edo State, beg for over 1200 poultry birds be given to them

Crowd queues behind crashed truck in Benin, Edo State, beg for over 1200 poultry birds be given to them

News Monday, December 22, 2014

By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN-IT was bizarre and unbelieving as people queued behind a truck that crashed, weekend, in Benin, Edo State with over 1200 poultry birds, begging for dead birds to be given to them.

The driver of the vehicle who was said to have sustained injuries, was taken to an…

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THE OBA OF BENIN ENDORSES PRESIDENT JONATHAN...

GAVE HIM THE HIGHEST ROYAL ATTIRE. BLOOD THEY SAY IS ALWAYS THICKER THAN WATER.

Things were not be so rosy for President Jonathan as it is today. Many prominent Nigerians within and outside his party PDP ganged up against him.…

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Oba of Benin tells Jonathan to seek re-election

APRIL 26, 2014 BY AGENCY REPORTER

Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa

The Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa I, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election…

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Why Oba of Benin is unhappy with President Jonathan

By Charles IgBenindu

A few months ago, the Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa sent his first son Prince Eheneden Erediauwa to President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to contest the 2015 presidential election and also assuring him of his support.

But,…

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Oshodin formally hands over to new Uniben VC

By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN CITY— OUTgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin, yesterday, formally handed over the baton of leadership to the new Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Faraday Orhunmwense.

He noted that some former officials…

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