Obaseki parleys Belgian Embassy on increased investment, cooperation to tackle irregular migration

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated the commitment of the Edo State Government to deepen cooperation and investment between the state government and the Kingdom of Belgium. The governor made the submission during a courtesy visit by the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand and Head, Political and Economic Affairs at the Belgian Embassy, Stef Commers, at the Government House, Benin City, the state capital. Governor Obaseki assured of continued business reforms to attract investors from across the world, noting that the state’s policy trust has spurred expansion of…

Nigeria’s last rebel-hero takes a final salute:The story of Captain Sam Owonaro (1944-2020)

By Amb Godknows Igali For an Armed Forces ranked as 42nd in global military strength and considered the largest standing army in Black Africa, the passing of a “mere” Captain,  in the midst of so many decorated Generals in Nigeria would normally be titling. However, the death of Captain Samuel Timinipre Owonaro at the age of 76 on 16th June 2020, and his final laying to rest on Saturday 28th November, 2020 following the relaxion of Covid-19 protocols, has attracted attention in different quarters for some curious reasons.  The riddle…

Obaseki advocates synergy between states, FG to cut wastage, delays in project execution

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for greater synergy between states and the Federal Government to help cut waste of resources and manpower in project execution. The governor said this when he received the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation and Chairperson of Project Steering Committee on Development of AMES-Edo Inland Dry Port, Dr. Magdalene Ajani and members of the Nigerian Shippers Council, at the Government House, Benin City. Governor Obaseki, who noted that states and the Federal Government are not communicating and collaborating as they should, further…

Breaking News: Court reinstates Etsako East Council Chairman

Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Council of Edo State, Hon. Aremiyau Momoh, has been declared as  the authentic chairman local government council by Edo State High Court No 4 sitting in Benin City and Presided over by Hon. Justice Daniel Irowa Okungbowa. Justice Okungbowa declared Momoh’s purported removal as null and void. He was directed to resume in his official capacity immediately. In the case with Suit no: B/ 205/2019 Hon. Aremiyau Momoh vs. Governor of Edo State & ors, the Hon. Justice Daniel  Okungbowa granted all the prayers…

Group wants Buhari, Malami removed from office over ‘breach of constitution’

Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) has condemned what it described as “the recent act of insubordination exhibited by President Muhammadu Buhari to the summons of the members of the House of Representatives.” Going forward, the BSM said: “From all indications the summon of Mr. President by members of the green chambers of the National Assembly is quite in order and in accordance with the dictates of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria he swore to uphold at all times and in all circumstances. “Moreover, the President came into office through…

Come up with tenable ideas, Edo Speaker charges stakeholders

Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, has charged stakeholders in the state to always come up with tenable ideas saying that the legislature is ready to partner with anyone who proffers such good ideas that can be enacted as laws and would impact positively on the generality of the people of the state. He made the charge on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day 2020 hosted in Benin City by the Network of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria(NOCSON). Going forward on the theme…