January 2015 Blog Posts (12)

Rare encounter with Oba of Benin: My ties with Buhari, Oba of Lagos, Obi of Onitsha

FROM ACHEIVE

on September 29, 2013  

You don’t just barge into the palace of Omo N’oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, the 38th  Oba of Benin, to see the monarch. The Oba of Benin is unarguably one of Nigeria’s most reverred royal fathers. He…

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Added by Otedo News Update on January 31, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 31, 2015 at 1:39am — No Comments

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 30, 2015 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 28, 2015 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 28, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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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Added by john chima on January 25, 2015 at 10:31pm — No Comments

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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Added by john chima on January 25, 2015 at 8:16pm — No Comments

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 23, 2015 at 6:22pm — No Comments

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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Added by john chima on January 14, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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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Added by Otedo News Update on January 3, 2015 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

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EDE N'ERHENA VBE EDO

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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