News - Edo

We Need Help To Reintegrate Victims Of Human Trafficking – Obaseki

1 day ago /
Nation 

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called for support to reintegrate victims of human trafficking into the society, saying the state government is spending a lot. The governor said this on Wednesday in Rome, Italy, where he called for more support to sustain government’s efforts and ensure that youths do not...

British Royal Pays Tribute To Late Jana Novotna

3 days ago /
Sports  

British royal the Duchess of Kent has paid tribute to former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna following the Czech player’s death from cancer, saying the tournament “will not be the same without her”. Novotna captured hearts in Britain in 1993 when she featured in one of the most enduring images in the...

Fayose Congratulates Obiano On Overwhelming Victory

4 days ago /
Politics 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Governor Willie Obiano for his landslide victory in the just concluded Anambra election. The governor, who spoke on Sunday through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, was convinced that the results clearly showed that connection to the people...

PDP Chairmanship Race: Handpicking Of Candidate Will Take Party To Era Of Impunity - Adedoja

6 days ago /
Politics 

One of the chairmanship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has called on the leadership of the party to allow every qualified candidate to go for an election during the forthcoming national convention that will produce new executive of the party. Speaking with newsmen shortly after  his visit...

PDP Asks Obaseki To Stop Blaming ‘Opposition For Failure’

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to stop blaming past administrations and the opposition for his government’s inability to create jobs and settle pensioners. The party also advised the governor to focus more on the business of good governance and address the infrastructural deficiencies in...

PDP National Chairmanship Aspirants Agree To Accept Outcome Of National Convention

1 week ago /
Politics 

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heads to the December 9, 2017 national convention, all the aspirants to the position of national chairman have resolved to accept the outcome of the convention.  They reached this resolution at the government house, Enugu on Sunday night when PDP governor’s forum met with...

What President Buhari Said During Presentation of 2018 Budget Proposal (Full Speech)

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a proposal for a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. At the presentation of the budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari addressed the lawmakers on the key achievements and plans of his administration as well as the...

Sub-National Index: FCT Ranks 33rd

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory Abuja occupies 33rd position on the 2017 national competiveness index that rates the 36 states in Nigeria and the nation’s capital on four thematic development and governance indices The sub-national index ranking is a study by the national competiveness council of Nigeria in collaboration with the national bureau of statistics and private...

149 Nigerian Returnees Arrive Lagos

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

One hundred and forty nine Nigerians have been brought back from Libya Monday, the flight, Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5a-dmg arrived the MMIA at 7.35pm. The breakdown of the voluntary returnees include twenty nine females, one hundred and fifteen males and five children. Receiving the stranded Nigerians brought back from Libya...

British Kidnapped In Delta Killed As Others Return Safely

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The four, who were working with a Christian medical charity providing free health treatment in Delta State, were kidnapped on October 13. Ian Squire was killed, while Alanna Carson, David Donovan and his wife; Shirley survived their ordeal. “We are grateful for the support received by the British High Commission, and help...

PDP Chairmanship Race: More Knocks Trail Attempt At Exclusion

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The decision by a southwest select group to exclude six of the aspirants for the national chairmanship of the peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is attracting mounting criticism across the country. The group is made up of some members of the PDP board of trustees from the southwest. The first attempt to micro...

Impunity Against Journalists: Nawoj Seeks Protection For Media Practitioners

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The cross river state chapter of the Nigeria association of women journalists (NAWOJ),has called on government and other  stakeholders in the country to join in the global efforts to end impunity against journalists.  Chairman of NAWOJ in the state, Umoh Bassey- Edet made the call in a statement issued to mark...

EFCC Arraigns Payroll Fraudsters

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC has arraigned nine suspected payroll fraudsters before justice peter Kekemeke of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Apo, Abuja  The suspects Usman Dayo, Osuntope Opeyemi, Johnson Adedokun, Ojeifo  Slyvanus, Oyebade  Ayodeji, Florence  Dada, Olaolu  Dada, Blessing Ejeh and Aderibigbe  Taiwo were arraigned on a...

Akeredolu Commiserates With Tinubu Over Death Of Son

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has condoled with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the death of his son, Babajide Tinubu. The governor described Babajide’s death as painful and unexpected, and a huge loss to the Tinubu family and the larger family of progressives...

Ondo Assembly Summons Police Commissioner Over Ifon Robbery

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Ondo State House of Assembly has summoned the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, and the Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to appear before it. The security chiefs were summoned by the lawmakers on Wednesday over the arrest and detention of a suspect said to be involved in...

PDP Chairmanship Aspirants Meet

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have reassured party members that  they would do everything possible to ensure the  December nine national elective convention remains a peaceful, family affair that would further showcase the capability of the party. The aspirants emphasized their commitment when they were hosted by one of...

NNPC To Establish Biofuel Plant In Ondo

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

As part of it's commitment to sustain an unimpeded supply of petroleum products and safeguard the environment through reduction of carbon emission, the Nigerian national petroleum corporation (NNPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ondo state government to establish a 65,000 million litres per annum biofuel plant...

EFCC Arraigns Nine Civil Servants Over Alleged Fradulent Charges

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

As part of its efforts in fighting corruption, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned nine civil servants alleged to have engaged in corrupt practices. The civil servants, it was learnt, are staff of the Federal Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources and the office of the Accountant General of the...

Not All Workers In Osun Receive Half Salaries, Says Aregbesola

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that not all the civil servants in the state are being paid half salaries. Governor Aregbesola stated this over the weekend in Osogbo while addressing a Federal Government delegation on digital switchover. “Contrary to the lies you are being fed, it is not all our...

Obaseki Receives New Police Commissioner, Assures Of New Security Architecture

4 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday received the new commissioner of police of the state command, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, at the government house in Benin city, with an assurance that he would work with the new police boss to enforce a new security architecture in the state. Obaseki...


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