APC ward leaders disown Oyegun, Ehanire

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ward 2 Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State have denied membership claims of the party by the former national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire with a threat to suspend them for anti-party activities. Reacting to the revalidation of the duo’s membership of the party, Johnson Osemwegie Elamah, Legal Adviser of the party in Oredo Local Government Area said: “I don’t see those two people as APC members. They were members of…

Obaseki decorated as ‘Safe Migration Ambassador’ by ActionAid

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has been decorated by ActionAid Nigeria, a social justice organization, as a ‘Safe Migration Ambassador’ for his administration’s efforts in tackling irregular migration. The governor received the honour during a courtesy visit by executives of ActionAid Nigeria led by the Country Director, Ene Obi, at the Government House, in Benin City. Receiving the guests, the governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to end violence against women and children in the state, stressing that without social justice, Nigeria cannot end poverty among its citizens. Obaseki commended ActionAid and their partners for supporting vulnerable…

Edo State First Lady blames bad governance for irregular migration

Edo State First Lady, Betsy Obaseki, has blamed bad governance in the country in the past as the reason for irregular migration phenomenon that is predominant in the country. She was speaking on the occasion of a one day Equipment Handing Over Ceremony of the Dare to Hope Project in Edo State organised by the Action Aid Nigeria in Benin City with the theme: “Creation of alternatives to irregular migration through socio-economic empowerment and sensitization.” According to her, “It(irregular migration by Nigerians) is a phenomenon that has occurred as a…