Why I cannot date a co-artiste – Ejehi Ejodamen

In this exclusive chat, plumpy movie star, Ejehi Ejodamen, talks about a range of issues including why she cannot date any of her colleagues in the movie industry. Excerpts: How and where I spent my yuletide I spent my yuletide partly in Ekpoma, Uromi and Benin. I attended some shows that I and some of my colleagues organised. Attendance was strictly by invitation in line with the Covid-19 pandemic protocol. I also spent some time with some of my family members and friends. I also attended an end of year…

Why Ogba Zoo is the place to be this festive season – Andy Ehanire

In this interview Andy Osa Ehanire, the Chief Executive Officer of Ogba Zoological Gardens and Nature Park, Benin City, spoke extensively on the thrills that awaits visitors to the facility in the forthcoming Xmas/new year season. Excerpts: What are your plans to boost patronage of the Ogba Zoo during this forthcominhg Yuletide season? We always plan for Yuletide season, because it is the major plan most of our clientele are banking on. They may not decorate their homes or do any special hosting, but Xmas and New Year is about Ogba…

Church ministers are actors, says actor cum Pastor Valiho Osagie

Movies star cum Pastor, Valiho Osagie, has stated that church ministers are actors. “Been in the Lord’s vineyard you act every day. If you can’t act for your church members they won’t get the message you’re preaching. “So, as a pastor you’re an actor. You must be able to convince the people. Every day of my life is acting. You must showcase and tell the people. “May be you’re telling someone ‘Jesus loves you’ and you are frowning. How will the person relate the look on your face with what…

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…

Buhari should resign if he is tired of governing Nigeria, says Social Crusader

Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, President of the One Love Foundation and a social crusader, in this exclusive chat give his support to the #endsars protesters. Excerpts:Tell us more about your court case with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello and the Nigeria Police Force We have been caged for so long by charlatans. Human rights is our property. Nobody gives you your property. So nobody can tell us not to protest. Protest is done when people are not happy with the government. It is to draw government…

Why we must overhaul the police – social crusader

Chief Patrick Eholor, a social crusader and President of the One Love Foundation, has called for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force instead of the recent clamour for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). He said that the idea of giving all policemen and women a tag of bad people is not in order as there are many good people in the police force.   According to him those who are not hardworking in the police force “have not let us appreciate the good men and women…

President Muhammadu Buhari is ruling with sentiments, says Eholor

Social crusader and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Popular News, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, has said that the prolonged Boko Haram insurgency has been so because President Muhammadu Buhari is ruling the country with sentiments, saying: “a good leader is not supposed to rule with sentiments.” Responding to questions on his feelings about the dare devil attack of the Borno State governor’s convoy by the Boko Haram terrorist group, Chief Eholor stated: “They(Boko Haram) are only trying to make a statement. I have said it in the past that…

Result of Edo 2020 poll show that Edolites cannot be cowed, says social crusader

Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, social crusader and Chairman, Editorial Board of Popular News, has stated that the result of last Saturday, governorship election in Edo State, has shown that the people of the state cannot be cowed.  Excerpts: What is your view about the outcome of the election? I think the people have spoken and we must respect the right of the people. Was it up to your expectation? Elections have never been perfect anywhere in the world. It’s a democratic process there must be a winner and a loser. I…

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Mallam Gani Audu are on a divine rescue mission, says APC chieftain

Prince Blessing Edigin, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, has described the combination of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Mallam Gani Audu, governorship and deputy governorship candidate respectively of the party in the forthcoming election in the state, as the best thing to happen to the state in recent time. In an interview, Prince Edigin said that the duo are on a divine rescue mission to right the wrong and return the state to its glory years. “APC combination of Pastor Osagie…

Most pastors live on people’s money, says social crusader

President of One Love Foundation and media mogul, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, a social crusader, has thrown jibes at some church leaders in the country for love of wordly things, adding that most of them live on people’s money. In a chat, Eholor said that pastors must be cautioned, “we must face these bigots. We must talk to these pastors, prophets and prophetesses who have in a very long time tried to make Jesus business. “They have turned our father’s house of worship to a den of thieves. They are the…