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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

No teachers recruitment in Edo in 10 years – official

Mr Jimoh Ijegbai, the Edo Commissioner for Education, said the state had not recruited teachers for its public schools in the last 10 years.
PDP Chairman in Edo, Chief Dan Orbih

Edo PDP chairman urges members to remain focused

Chief Dan Orbih, Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged members of the party not to be deterred by those who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Benin monarch calls for establishment of Oba Ovonramwen memorial site in Calabar

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has called for the establishment of a befitting memorial site in honour of Oba Ovonramwen in Calabar City, the Cross River State Capital.
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Lawmaker drums support for President Buhari

Rep. Dennis Idahosa (APC-Edo) says by successfully ending the perennial fuel scarcity during yuletide, Nigerians should trust President Muhammadu Buhari administration to address other challenges confronting the country.
Former Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia (C) is received in Bangui on 10 January 2020 by his political supporters. The former Central African Republic rebel leader and president Michel Djotodia returned to Bangui exactly six years after he quit as head of state. Picture: AFP

Former Central Africa leader returns after six-year exile

Former Central African Republic (CAR) rebel leader and president Michel Djotodia returned to Bangui on Friday, exactly six years after quitting as head of state, and pledged to support peace in the troubled country.

Oba of Benin to embark on historic visit to Obong of Calabar

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, will pay a historic visit to the Obong of Calabar, Natural Ruler and Treaty King, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Edo guber: PDP leaders meet, strategise for victory

Ahead of the Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s delegate congresses scheduled for the month of March, the leadership of the party on Tuesday held a marathon meeting to fine-tune arrangements for a hitch-free outing.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor commences payment of minimum wage

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has given approval for the commencement of payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage to workers in the state.
Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Chairman, Board of Directors, PRESCO Plc, Mr. Pierre Vandebeeck; Deputy Governor, Edo State, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu; Managing Director, Presco Plc, Mr. Felix Nwabuko and Secretary to the State Government, (SSG), Edo State, Osarodion Ogie Esq. during the visit of Mr. Vandebeeck to the governor at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State capital.

Edo government, PRESCO to collaborate on high-yielding oil palm seedling

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said the state government will be collaborating with PRESCO Plc on the development of high yielding oil palm seeds as part of the Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP), an initiative by the governor to revive the sector for global competitiveness.
Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane and Nigeria and FC Barcelona Women forward Asisat Oshoala have picked up the top awards for African Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year respectively.

CAF Awards: Sadio Mane, Asisat Oshoala crowned king, queen of Africa

Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane and Nigeria and FC Barcelona Women forward Asisat Oshoala have picked up the top awards for African Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year respectively.
An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, has said that he would still contest for the party’s ticket even if Senator Odion Ugbesia emerges the party’s state chairman.

Edo guber: Gideon Ikhine insists on contesting PDP primaries

An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, has said that he would still contest for the party’s ticket even if Senator Odion Ugbesia emerges the party’s state chairman.

Court sentences man to six years in prison for stealing jewellery

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old man, Simon Bedangzak, to six years in prison with hard labour for stealing jewellery and clothes.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Rights group asks court to stop electricity tariff increase

The Incorporated Trustees of Human Rights Foundation has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to stop the proposed over 40 per cent increase in electricity tariff.

Tokyo Olympics: Badminton federation prioritises qualification in 2020

The Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) is working assiduously to ensure that its players’ qualifier for this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.

Benin palace warns against unauthorized use of monarch’s name

The Benin Traditional Council has warned individuals and group of persons in the state against use of the name of the Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, without consultation and clearance from the palace.

Fire guts popular Urhokpota hall in Benin

A midnight fire has razed a section of the famous Urhokpota hall in Bénin City, the Edo State capital. Urhokpota (“Okpota’s gate”) hall was first built during the reign of Oba Ozolua in the 15th century.

Anselm Ojezua: Why we inaugurated 41-member mobilisation committee

The Chairman of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua, has said the inauguration of a 41-man member mobilization committee to swell the membership of the party ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state, would pull in high-value politicians in an organised, systemic fashion.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: I’m being fought for dislodging warlords, non-state actors in Edo

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has linked the seemingly unending political tussle in the state to his administration’s fight against warlords and non-state actors, who hitherto controlled resources to the detriment of Edo people.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.