I salute Edo people for defeating godfatherism in 2020, says Riceman

2020 was one of the most troubled years in our lives as we were witnesses to one of the most devastating pandemic, the Coronavirus Pandemic, the world had ever seen. However, we survived it! And today, this new year, we are counted among the living. We must then consciously put behind the Year of the Pandemic so that we can embrace 2021, the Year of Hope.  I salute Nigerians, expecially the Edo State people, who in spite of the pandemic and other associated economic challenges, sacrificed all they could in…

Governor Godwin Obaseki’s 2021 new year address

1.  I celebrate this highly anticipated New Year with you, my beloved people of Edo State. 2. Despite the difficulties and uncertainties in 2020, the scriptures enjoin us that in all situations, we must always give thanks to God Almighty. 3. The coronavirus pandemic which started during the first quarter of 2020 drastically affected lives and livelihoods not only in Edo State, but globally with over 82. 8 million people infected and nearly 2 million deaths. 4. In Edo State, even though we recorded considerable measure of success in managing and protecting…

Thank you for your presence with us

Year 2020 has finally bade us goodbye. Here we are in a brand new year, 2021.  In as much as the outgone year was filled with horrible memories there were still some shining light that glittered quietly within the horizon. One of such is Popular News, your online news portal that came into been in July 2020 amidst the perilous Covid-19 global pandemic for the whole year and also the endsars protests that rocked the whole of Nigeria in the third quarter of the year. Like a wild bushfire within the short…

PDP calls for end to political killings in Ebonyi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has raised the alarm over what it allege to be “the recent political killings in the state.” In a press statement the party said: “Our Attention has been drawn to the recent political killings in the state. On 26 December, 2020 an Ebonyi Youth from Onueke Ezza South was murdered in his compound till today the security agencies in the state has done nothing.  “The State Government that was saddled with the responsibility to protect the life’s and properties of it’s citizens has…