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Police arrest top ‘spiritual father,’ another over Channels TV staff kidnap

The police have nabbed a top kidnap kingpin and one other in connection with the alleged kidnap of Channel Television staff on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

Police arrests spiritual father of kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna highway

The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway.

Man accused of impregnating daughter changes plea in amended charge

A 53-year old man, Jacob Alonge, who was accused of impregnating his his 17-year-old daughter on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the amended charges brought against him.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki, legislators-elect mull new development template

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the newly elected legislators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to deepen synergy between both arms of government to ensure projects are not duplicated across the state.
national assembly abuja

Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Edo elections: APC wins all 24 assembly seats

The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has broken an all-time record in electoral contest in last Saturday’s House of Assembly election.

Edo Speaker loses bid to claim APC House of Reps ticket

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, yesterday lost his bid for the All Progressives Congress, APC House of Representatives ticket for Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency after the Federal High Court sitting in Benin turned down his petition.
Jerry Manya

ABU student arrested in Benin for alleged kidnapping

A 24-year old student of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Jerry Manya, has been paraded by the Edo State Police Command ​for alleged kidnapping.
Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly removes deputy speaker

The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday removed the deputy speaker, Victor Edoror, for alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and act capable of destabilising the house.

Edo Assembly speaker, lawmakers head to court over outcome of primaries

The Speaker of the Edo State Assembly Mr Kabiru Adjoto and some other lawmakers have proceeded to court to challenge what they term as the unwarranted stealing of their mandates during the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries.

Peter Akpatason: We are waiting for APC’s instruction to impeach Yakubu Dogara

Peter Akpatason, representing Akoko-Edo in the House of Representatives, says loyal members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the house will carry out the party’s instruction on Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

2019: Edo federal lawmaker gets constituent nod for third term

Member Representing Akoko-Edo federal Constituency, Hon Peter Akpatason’s bid to return to the national assembly yesterday got a boost as leaders and members Akpameri clan gave nod to the lawmaker’s quest to return to the house.

Kidnapped Edo APC council chairman gains freedom

The All Progressives Congress Chairman for the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Mr. Henry Ashofor, who was abducted last Saturday, has regained his freedom.

LG APC chair, 3 others abducted in Edo

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Henry Ashofor, and an aide, and two others, have been reportedly kidnapped near Aiyetoro along the Igarra Ibillo road.

Rep Akpatason: PDP a dumping ground for waste products

The lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Peter Akpatason, said on Wednesday that politicians dumping the APC for other parties did not fit into the vision of the ruling party.

Defectors do not fit into APC’s vision – lawmaker

The lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Mr Peter Akpatason, said on Wednesday that politicians dumping the APC for other parties did not fit into the vision of the ruling party.
Edo State House of Assembly

2019: Emmanuel Agbaje seeks re-election into Edo Assembly

The member representing Akoko-Edo Constituency 11 at the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, has lauded his constituents for their continuous support for the government of Godwin Obaseki.

Armed men attack butchers, kill police escort, others in Edo

Less than 24 hours after dare-devil robbers raided two banks in Igarra, the headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, armed men yesterday attacked the Owan West chapter of Practicing Butchers Association of the state.

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Health minister briefs Senate on state of teaching hospitals

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Two Nigerian writers make 2019 Caine Prize shortlist

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