You will live forever in my heart, Obaseki’s aide mourns late mum

Ms Efosa Uyigue, the Special Adviser to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Gender Issues, is in a mourning mood at the moment.  Just days back the vivacious lady lost her mum. Despite all her efforts to ensure that she regained good health after a sickness her lovely mother, Mrs. Alice Oghomwensemwen Uyigue, died. The demise of her mum has caused the well endowed woman to reflect on life and on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, afternoon Ms Uyigue, who is also the President of Baptist High School, Benin Old Students Association…

Ossiomo Power Plant begins power supply, lights up Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

The 55MW CCETC-Ossiomo Independent Power Plant in Benin City has commenced power supply in the state with the lighting up of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, a feat that has now opened up the electricity market in Edo State to drive industrial growth and attract private investors. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the commencement of power supply from the plant in Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area has set the state on a path to becoming a hub for high-impact industries that require stable power to…

Obaseki to hold sombre inauguration, 2020 Alaghodaro

In line with the prevailing mood of the country occasioned by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent destructive turn of peaceful protests, the Edo State Government has said the swearing-in ceremony for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term in office, on November 12, and the 2020 Alaghodaro summit, would be sombre and without fanfare. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, in a statement, said the state government would not embark on a jamboree but rather respect the reflective mood of the…

Criminal case against Johnson Atseleghe, seven others adjourned aftermath of jailbreak

The case between the Edo State Government and Johnson Atseleghe plus seven others which came up on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, at Criminal Court 4 in Benin City took a new twist as a fallout of the recent endSARS protests around the country which resulted in jailbreak in Benin City and Lagos. The case bothering among others on conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and malicious damage had to be adjourned to Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, even as the defendants’ counsels led by Barrister Madagbelo (SAN) came up with a preliminary…

Group kicks against illegal location of fuel/gas station in an inflammable area in Benin

A concerned Non- Government Organization(NGO) under the aegis of Peoples Advocacy Organization of Nigeria, (PAON), have  raised the alarm over the danger posed by the location of a fuel and gas station along the ever busy Airport Road by Golf Course, traffic light in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The group in a  petition  seeking to correct the anomaly said the citing of the station was in flagrant disregard and abuse of the guiding Town Planning laws. The petition which was signed by the Convener of POAN, Emmanuel Agbogun,…

Nigerian lady in captivity in Oman begs FG to rescue her

Miss Najeeb Rukoyat Kemi, a 28 year old lady from Ikire in Osun State, has made a passionate appeal to the Nigerian government to come to her rescue in Oman where she is being presently held in captivity. She left for the country in November 2016 to search for greener pasture after being talked into the deal by a close friend and upon arriving in the country her host seized her international passports and other vital documents to retain her service as a housemaid. Narrating her ordeal to the President…