August 2013 Blog Posts (21)

Lessons from Edo teacher’s literacy drama

August 29, 2013 by Punch Editorial Board



GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and his primary school teachers recently offered the country a classic evidence of the collapse of the foundation of education in an astounding literacy drama. A female primary school teacher for 20 years was unable to read her age declaration affidavit. Even when the governor prodded her by reading the text and asked her to repeat…

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POLICE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, EDO STATE COMMAND DATED

Nigeria Police Force

POLICE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, EDO STATE COMMAND DATED 24.08.2013.



In our continuous efforts to rid the state of crime and criminality especially in cases of armed robbery and kidnapping, operatives of the command led by the DPO Ehor division responded swiftly to a distress

call on 23/08/2013 at about 3:30pm that unspecified number of armed men had blocked the Benin-Auchi road by Ehor axis.…

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Teenage boy stowed away in Arik flight to Lagos







By SIMON EBEGBULEM



BENIN -THERE was confusion Saturday at the Benin Airport and in what seems to be a serious security breach on a local flight, as a teenage boy stowed away allegedly in the tyre hold of an Arik Aircraft from Benin to Lagos.



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I did not dissolved Ugbighoko CDA – Pa Lugard

I did not dissolved Ugbighoko CDA – Pa Lugard The Odionwere of Ugbighoko Community, pa Lugard Etu has refuted a publication credited to him that his Community was in crisis and debunked the rumor making the round that he dissolved the Community Development Association. The Odionwere disclosed this at an enlarged meeting held at the Community town hall, Ugbighoko in Egor Local Government Area, Edo State. Addressing members of the community, Pa Lugard Etu said contrary to the publication by some persons he described as mischief makers, no one consulted him before the publication was made. He pointed out that the community is peaceful contrary to the impression created by the publication. Pa Etu who pledged his unflinching loyalty to the palace of the Benin monarch said the issue of expiration or tenure elongation of the community development association is before the palace and cannot to otherwise. The community leader disclosed that he will comply and respect the decision that will be reached by the palace. Some other community members who commented frowned at the situation, saying that inhabitants of ugbighoko are peace loving and wondered why some few persons are trying to cause disharmony in the community. The Odionwere said anybody who is in doubt about activities in the community should contact him for further clarification.
I did not dissolved Ugbighoko CDA – Pa Lugard



The Odionwere of Ugbighoko Community, pa Lugard Etu has refuted a publication credited to him that his Community was in crisis and debunked the rumor making the round that he dissolved the Community…
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Govt to reposition Bendel Brewery

Benin city – Edo State Government has taken drastic steps to reposition the Bendel Brewery Company Limited.


State Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Barr. MacDonald Obsuke made this known when he paid an unscheduled visit to the Brewery to address workers of the Factory on recent modalities employed by Government for its…
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Crime in Edo State Becoming Abnormal

Fellow Edolites - Lets Make Benin The Most Safest City In Nigeria. Stop The Violence And Killings. Spread The Word - Tell Your Friends, Neighbors, Nice, Cousins And Everyone In Your Circle Of Influence That Taking Another Human Life Is Not The Way!



EDO LIBRARY STAFF ASSASSINATED -…

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Added by Otedo News Update on August 22, 2013 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

How to Enhance Your Self Esteem

It is what sort of daughter or son raised. Precisely what happens during the development and growth of the daughter or son comes with an influence on the person’s self-confidence.



This ensures that it may be developed anytime during our lifetime, since self-confidence is shown. It's recommended to start as soon as possible.



When you…

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Added by Barbara Cunningham on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Oshiomhole lauds Benin monarch for shunning ethnic politics .



Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:00 From Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Benin City News - National   

 

GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole has commended the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa for not bending to play ethnic politics by supporting a Bini man during the governorship election in the state last year.

   He described such posture as a demonstration of the palace’s confidence on performance rather than sentiment.

    The…

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Edo LG vice chairman escapes from kidnappers

BENIN CITY—Vice Chairman of Uhumnwonde Local Government Area, Edo State, Mr Walter Aiwekhoe was, Tuesday, abducted on his way to work by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, but escaped few hours later from where he was kept in the forest.

The incident was said to have happened at 10am on the Benin-Auchi Road. An eyewitness said that the suspected kidnappers blocked the Vice-Chairman’s vehicle with a jeep and ordered him out of his car. They shot…

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Oshiomhole has done well – Omobude

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM



BENIN—PRESIDENT of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Reverend Felix Omobude has said that Governor Adams Oshiomhole has repositioned Edo State in the forefront after many years of neglect by past administrations.



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Women, groups protest Ugbesia’s alleged endorsement of child-marriage

on August 08, 2013 

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM



BENIN—THE Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District, Senator Odion Ugbesia, who was accused by women groups for allegedly voting in favour of child marriage came under attack again, yesterday, when thousands of women, including members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, and other women organisations in Edo State, staged a protest against the Senate’s decision to retain Section 29 (4) (B)…

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Wake The Sleeping African Warrior! - Edo Renaisance

By Oguega Eziza Igodomigodo

20 - 08 - 2013

 

How can we Edo (The direct descendant of great Kings and Queens, warriors,military…

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Added by Otedo News Update on August 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

Govt demolishes illegal structures in Evboriaria

Barr. Osikhena-Boih Donald, Commissioner for Lands and Survey

Edo State Government has commenced the demolition of all illegal structures in Government land and acquisition in Edo State

The exercise was carried out on Government layout located at Evboriaria in Benin-City.

The State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Barr. Osikhena-Boih Donald led top officials of the Ministry of Lands & Survey to the layout and was…

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Govt demolishes illegal structures in Evboriaria

Barr. Osikhena-Boih Donald, Commissioner for Lands and Survey

Edo State Government has commenced the demolition of all illegal structures in Government land and acquisition in Edo State

The exercise was carried out on Government layout located at Evboriaria in Benin-City.

The State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Barr. Osikhena-Boih Donald led top officials of the Ministry of Lands & Survey to the layout and was…

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High Court flays action of 3 FAAN officials

By Victor Omoalu 08/16/2013





BENIN CITY- Justice J.I Acha of the High Court of Justice, Edo State, yesterday flayed the action of the three accused persons in a suit between the Edo State Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Benin City.



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Added by Otedo News Update on August 18, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

An ex-governor’s help runs deep

By SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY



Many people may not be happy with the achievements of Chief Lucky Igbinedion while he was governor of Edo State, but there are thousands of persons whose lives he has touched through charity. Since he left office in 2007, apart from attending to his businesses, the former…

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Armed Robbers Came and No Police

August 11, 2013 

Three nights ago, August 09, 2013

 A gang of armed robbers (at least 6) cut their way through the back fence into my compound. They used our cooking gas cylinder in the backyard to break open the window protector in the Boys’ Quarter (BQ) and started to…

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Added by Otedo News Update on August 16, 2013 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

Kidnappers free three Edo teachers

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00 From Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Benin City News - National  



AFTER two weeks in captivity, three female primary school teachers abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at Orhogbua Primary School in Ekhehuan village, Edo State yesterday regained their freedom.

   But it was an embarrassment to the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the state civil service as a teacher at Asologun Primary School, Ikpoba Okha Local Council,…

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APC leader Inegbeneki beg Benins to support Esan for governor in 2016; says its Esan turn

Tuesday, 13 August 2013



Action Congress of Nigeria APC chieftain, the Aare Atayese of Lagos and the Uzoya of Esan land, Chief (Dr.) Francis Inegbeniki spoke to Godwins Oriaifoh of Esannow, he cautioned those currently heating up the polity of Edo State. Also, he spoke on the death of the Chairman of Esan West Local Government Area and gave advised on the way forward. He also debunked the rumor that he has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and stated his position on Edo…

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Highwire drama in Benin-city: tax row, airport shutdown and curious arrest

on August 04, 2013 /   in Special Report 3:00 am   

           

By Simon Ebegbulem

 

It was a slap on the face of decorum. The official broke loose from the crowd and grabbed the cameraman recording the scene. The official, identified as Benin-City Airport Manager, took the camera and smashed it. Many in the crowd were aghast. The crowd had gathered following a row between officials of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and those of the Edo State Board of…

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