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…

Group cautions Tunde Ayeni over theft allegation against Ned Nwoko

A Niger Delta Peace advocacy group, the Niger Delta Dialogue Peace Initiative(NDDPI) has described as “frivolous” and “baseless” the allegation of theft and fraudulent acts brought against Prince Ned Nwoko by the former Managing Director of the Skye Bank(now Polaris Bank), Mr Olatunde John Ayeni.  According to the group, Prince Ned Nwoko is an illustrious son of the Niger Delta region who has paid a lot of price in peace building and community development with human empowerment activities across the length and breadth of Niger Delta region.  The group after…

Unravel mystery surrounding murder of young politician – Delta NUJ tells IGP, Police

Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Police commands in Delta and Edo States to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder of a rising politician, Elliot Ofa, in Delta State. The union made the call through the state council Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, when he led members of his exco and some journalists in the state to pay a condolence visit to Dr. Henry Ofa, the elder brother of the murdered politician, in his…

Suspension of schools’ resumption applies to all educational institutions in Edo – Govt

Edo State Government has said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state. The government noted that the directive would be reviewed on February 1, 2021, when the outcome of efforts to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state would be evaluated. Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., who disclosed this in a statement, said the state government is taking drastic measures to limit the spread of the virus and protect lives and livelihoods in the state. According to…

Ogievie promises positive life changing experiences at his Ugie festival

Prince Tony Eweka(Ogievie) will be rolling out the drums on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2021, as he celebrates this year’s edition of his once every three years Ugie Festival and he has promised that everybody who honours his invitation will have a positive life changing experience. The epoch event slated for his Evbuotubu, Benin City, residence is expected to attract people from all parts of the world.  In a chat, Prince Ogievie assured that this year’s edition of the programme, a tourist attraction of some sorts, will…

JIFORM-NEKOTECH Summit holds Feb 25-26 in Ghana, pay tributes to Rawlings

The African media summit being organized by the Journalists International Forum for Migration(JIFORM) in partnership with the NEKOTECH Center of Excellence, Ghana, slated for Accra International Conference Center between January 21-22 has been postponed to February 25-26, 2021. The shift in date was confirmed by the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi owing to the burial ceremony of the former Ghanaian President, His Excellency, John Jerry Rawlings, kicking off at the Conference Center between January 21-26. The JIFORM President described the late leader as “an achiever and liberator globally acknowledged for…

Youth empowerment programmes: Take a cue from Obaseki, Riceman charges stakeholders

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) stalwart in Edo State, Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon(aka Riceman), has called on stakeholders in the state to take a cue from the state governor, Godwin Obaseki “in ensuring that the youths of the state are engaged in productive ventures by provision of skills and vocational centres in the state.” He made the call on Saturday, January 16th, 2021, on the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the Centre for Edo Delta Development Initiative(CEDDI) held in Benin City. According to Barrister Imansuangbon, who was the chairman of the event, “the…

Owan West boss honours departed heroes

Executive Chairman of Owan West Local Government Council of Edo State, Hon. Frank Ilaboya, on Friday, January 15th, 2021, joined his counterparts in other local government areas in honouring fallen  heroes of war at 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration. The event, which took place at the Council Secretariat in Sabongidda Ora,  witnessed large numbers of legioners, religious leaders from both the christian & muslim communities, traditional leaders, security chiefs, party bigwigs and other key stakeholders in the local government area. Hon. Ilaboya, while saluting the sacrifices of the departed …