Obaseki dissolves cabinet

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, dissolved the state executive council ahead of his inauguration for a second term in office. The governor, who announced the dissolution at a valedictory executive council session at the Government House in Benin City, expressed appreciation to the outgoing council members for their selfless service to the state. Obaseki said: “Since I became governor, I didn’t sack any commissioner, but rather they sacked me by resigning from my cabinet. What is important in government are the core values of truth, justice and…

Obaseki, Shaibu to be sworn-in for second term on Thursday, Nov 12th, 2020

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, will tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, 2020, be sworn into office for a second term at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the event will be held at the Tennis Court, in Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, adding that all necessary arrangements for the inauguration ceremony have been concluded.   He said “The inauguration/swearing-in ceremony of Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki…

Obaseki assures more opportunities, rallies youths’ support in achieving ‘MEGA’ Agenda

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that his administration will continue to provide opportunities for young people in the state to thrive and advance policies and programmes  to place the state on a sustainable path for economic prosperity. Obaseki gave the assurance on Wednesday during the Edo Youth Summit, with the theme, “Our Youth and the MEGA Agenda’, held at the New Festival Hall in Government House, Benin City. Other dignitaries present at the event are the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Rt. Hon.…

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s legacies should not die, pleads Executive Director, ERA/FoEN

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020, marks the 25th year anniversary of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni born environmental activist. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, the Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN) used the occasion to speak about his legacies and other trending issues of the environment Excerpts: On the 25th anniversary of the death of Ogoni born environmental rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and his legacies I appreciate the sacrifice of Ken Saro-Wiwa in Ogoniland. His legacy of environmental justice, struggles and concern for the environment lives…

Obaseki presents N153.4bn 2021 budget proposal to Edo Assembly

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has presented a N153.4 billion budget proposal to the Edo State House of Assembly, for the 2021 fiscal year, representing a 9.7 percent increase from the revised 2020 budget. Obaseki, who presented the budget to the Assembly sitting at the old Legislative Chambers in Government House, Benin City, said the budget comprises N94.8 billion for recurrent and N58.6 billion for capital expenditure. The governor said the document christened ‘Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) Budget,’ is exclusively pinned on robustly responding to the dislocations caused…

Obaseki extols virtues of late Obasogie of Benin, says Chief Ekhator irreplaceable

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has extolled the exemplary virtues of the late Obasogie of Benin Kingdom, Chief Eduwu Ekhator, praising his contributions to the peace and development of the state. Obaseki spoke when he led other top state functionaries on a condolence visit to the residence of Late Chief Ekhator. The governor was accompanied by Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Osarodion Ogie; Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Chief Osaro Idah; Chairman, All Progressives Congress  (APC), Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, and a chieftain of the…

Edo deputy governor joins Super Eagles in training

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu on Tuesday joined the Super Eagles to train ahead of the 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The qualifying game against Sierra Leone will be played on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, which was newly remodeled by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration. Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Maduka Okoye, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu are among the Super Eagles players at the training as supporters watched in anticipation of the interesting encounter. Super Eagles…