Edo launches vigilante network, charges members on tackling insecurity

Edo State Government has launched a vigilante network to strengthen the state’s security architecture to deal with rising insecurity. The vigilante network, an initiative of Governor Godwin Obaseki, is a community-led effort to galvanise local communities to partner with government security agencies to provide security and protect lives and property in the state. A lead expert on the vigilante scheme, Mr. Yusuf Haruna, said the new security arrangement is intended to co-opt key actors in local communities to secure their spaces, gather intelligence, build trust and ensure adequate security across the…

Group congratulates Godwin Obaseki on his ‘very deserved victory’

Fatai Efehi Mustapha, Diaspora Coordinator and Comrade Roy Oribhabor, Convener, Concerned Edo Citizens Forum ( CECF), have congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for ‘his well deserved victory’ in the court recently. In a statement signed by the duo and made available to Popular News they said: “We, the Concerned Edo Citizens Forum(CECF), hereby with great joy in our hearts felicitate with Mr. Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the court. “The judiciary has once again demonstrated that of a truth, they are the hope of the commoners. If everything…

Edo Ijaw traditional ruler and his supporters get death threat from Kith and kins

His Royal Highness, Henry Binidodogha, the Ojuaga 1 of Egbema Clan in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State and those sympathetic to him have allegedly been given a 7days ultimatum to step down from his stool or have themselves to blame. This threat message is said to be coming from some youths who claim to be members of the Ijaw Youths Council(IYC) acting out the script of some prominent Ijaw chiefs and elders from Delta State (names withheld). An eye witness told Popular News that on the…

BRACED UNION felicitates with Gov. Obaseki

The BRACED UNION(BU) has extended its felicitations to the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the High Court over a litigation against the authenticity of his first degree certificate. In a statement the National President of BRACED UNION, High Chief Monday Wehere JP, congratulated the governor and the people of the state as he wished for better governance to the upliftment of the Edo people. in his words, “While we join with Governor Obaseki to thank God for this victory, it is our desire that the…