News - Edo

President Buhari Arrives New York

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday. The President was accompanied by Govs. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo state. He...

Chibok School Girls Go Back To School

1 week ago /
Nation 

One hundred and six Chibok School Girls who were rescued from captivity and tortured by Boko Haram insurgents are set to return to school. The girls on Wednesday night successfully completed a rehabilitation programme. Federal ministry of women affairs and social development put together a fun-filled programme for the girls and to...

Niger Delta Summit V.P. Osibanjo Stresses Harmonization Of Ideas And Visions

1 week ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for key players in the development of the Niger Delta to harmonise ideas and visions that will ensure the people benefit from the wealth of the region. Professor Osinbajo reiterated the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to paying...

Strange Disease Claims 19 Lives in Kogi

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The kogi state government says nineteen persons died following the outbreak of a strange disease in Okoloke, predominantly Fulani community in the state. Commissioner for health Saka Haruna who briefed journalists said the figure was arrived at after an assessment by a medical survey team He said, the team also confirmed that the disease was not epidemic as originally reported by sections of the media. On the...

Osinbajo Commissions Edo Fertilizer Plant

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned the Edo State Fertilizer And Chemical Company Limited in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State. The project is in line with the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to drive down the cost of production and attract...

North Korea Reveals Nuclear Plans

4 weeks ago /
International News 

North Korea appears to have revealed details of two as-yet untested missile systems in its press coverage of a factory inspection by the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Photographs released by the state news agency to go with a report on Mr. Kim’s visit to a facility at the academy of...

BREAKING: NLC Conference Turns Rowdy Over Restructuring

1 month ago /
Nation 

A conference of the National Labour Congress (NLC) holding in Abuja has turned into a rowdy session. The forum, which held on Wednesday to discuss the restructuring of Nigeria, is being attended by eminent Nigerians including the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III. The fracas followed the comment made by a former governor of...

Herdsmen Crisis Rock Edo Community

1 month ago /
Nation 

Apana community in Etsako West, Edo State has called on the federal and state governments to stop the activities of rampaging herdsmen within their community. Ezuduemoih Richard, representative of the community in Abuja says Fulani herdsmen have taken full occupancy of their community in Etsako west with the connivance of some...

NOA Organize Anti Corruption Workshop For Public Procurement officer

1 month ago /
Nation 

The need for Federal Government procurement officers to shun fraudulent practices took center stage at a one-day capacity building workshop for them organized by the national orientation agency. The agency says the workshop is aimed at complementing the federal government’s anti-corruption drive. Adebowale Adedokun who represented the director general bureau of public...

Police To Deploy 1,000 Personnel For Gombe By-Election

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Gombe State Police Command has said it will deploy no fewer than 1,000 policemen for the Dukku North State Assembly by-election to hold this Saturday. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin Iwar, stated this Thursday at the command’s headquarters during its quarterly conference with senior police officers. He called on the...

Police: Why We Did Not Arrest Attackers Of Charlie Boy’s Group

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Police wednesday gave reasons why they did not arrest those who attacked members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement asking for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari from office. The group, led by popular musician and entertainer, Charlie Boy, had gone to Wuse Market last Tuesday to protest, but were...

Edo Assembly Crisis Update: Okonoboh Rejects Impeachment

1 month ago /
Nation 

The impeached speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, Justine Okonoboh has rejected his impeachment by some members of the house. In an interview with journalists, on Monday Okonoboh and the other impeached officers  said  only eleven members were present during the  plenary and did not form a quorum for...

Edo House Of Assembly Suspends Sacked Speaker, Deputy And Majority Leader

1 month ago /
Nation 

The speaker Edo state house of assembly Justine Okonobor, his deputy Elizabeth Ativie and the majority leader, Folly Ogedengbe have been impeached for various acts of misconduct. The three principal officers were impeached after 19 out of the 24-members of the house signed an impeachment motion. The lawmakers elected kabiru adjoto, representing...

Edo Sacks Speaker, Elects New One

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Justin Okonoboh, has been impeached. Honourable Okonoboh was impeached by lawmakers at the Assembly on Monday in Benin City, the state capital. Honourable Kabiru Ajoto has been elected as the new Speaker. Details later…...

Minister Of Interior: Freedom Of Speech Is No Excuse For Reckless And Dangerous Comments

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government says it has plans to present a bill providing for punishment of hate speech authors. Minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja said freedom of speech is no excuse for reckless and dangerous comments. On the October 1 ultimatum given to the Igbos...

Osinbajo Appoints 21 New Permanent Secretaries

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Communications in the office, Mr...

Why We Dispersed Protesters In Abuja – Police

1 month ago /
Nation 

The FCT Police command has explained why it dispersed some protesters under the auspices of Our-Mumu-Don-do Movement at Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja. The Police in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said some miscreants, hoodlums and other criminal elements had infiltrated the protest hence the need...

PDP Southwest Leaders Demand Disciplinary Action Against Senator Buruji Kashamu

1 month ago /
Politics 

Southwest leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have demanded for disciplinary action against the senator representing Ogun east senatorial district Buruji Kashamu for the role he played in the party’s loss during the Ondo, Ogun and Edo state elections. The demand is part of the six point communiqué issued at...

Voting Commences In Closely Contested Kenyan Election

1 month ago /
International News 

Voting is underway across Kenya with a large voter turnout already in various polling stations. At least 19,611,423 million registered voters are set to cast their ballot, in the closely contested general elections. Long queues are building up in various parts of the country, with a similar situation felt in the capital...

Obaseki Approves Special Bursary For Visually Impaired Students

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the payment of special bursary for visually impaired indigenes of the state studying in tertiary institutions. Governor Obaseki gave the approval on Monday during a courtesy call by executive members of the state chapter of the Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB) at...


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