Insecurity in Edo: Govt, community, religious leaders meet in Ikpoba-Okha LGA, as police deploys 877 new constables

As part of efforts to tackle rising insecurity to safeguard lives and property in Edo State, government officials on Monday met with traditional, religious and community leaders in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) to chart a path on the new community-based security scheme in the area. This is as the first batch of 877 of the 2000 community constables trained at the Nigeria Police Training School are being deployed to various communities to work with local community arrangements to ensure effective coordination and keep criminals out of the state. Present at…

FG should give ‘Torgba Eagles’ the Idi Amin treatment

When a few hours to the historic AFCON 2021 qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Popular News did a report that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF), Pinnick Amaju, exhibited some signs of fret about the likely outcome of the match during a close contact in the lobby of the highbrow Protea Hotel where he and some others were lodged many armchair football analysts(so many of them are scattered all over the country) read meanings…

Reclaiming lost Edo: A herculean task

By Oriaifoh Godwins Edo State is lost! This is a fact that is verifiable especially going by the developments that has been happening in Edo State, in the pasttwo to three years and more importantly, in the very recent past. Every normal human being that knows what the Heart Beat of the Nation, Edo State, was, cannot argue with the fact that the state has colossally disintegrated so much that the economy is in disarray, morals are bankrupt, due process thrown into the dustbin, executiverascalities has taken the centre stage,…

Dual location our major challenge, says MD of Uselu Psychiatric Hospital

Dr. Imafidon Osama Agbonile, Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer of Edo Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City, has said that the major challenge facing the hospital is its dual location which is a big task for the management in view of the dwindling economic resources affecting the world. He promised to make the hospital’s rebuilding efforts a collective one. “The hospital’s management is saddled with the onerous task of running a dual site with its attendant duplicity in waste management disposal bills, overhead expenditures and others,” Dr. Agbonile stated. He noted, “the…

How Bayelsa United narrowly lost pre-season tournament to Rivers United in Port Harcourt

Chairman of Bayelsa United FC, Mr.Braveman Wodi, has expressed appreciation to the organizers of the second edition of Governor Nyesom Wike Pre-Season Football Tournament in view of the exposure his players have gathered from the outing. Braveman Wodi, who is also the Director of Sports, Bayelsa State, said he was shocked by the progress his wards made by getting into the finals against Rivers United FC a team billed for continental engagement. In a gruelling encounter Bayelsa United lost the final to Rivers Utd via a penalty shoot out, after…