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Edo Assembly: Group faults minority rule, demands proper inauguration

A group, Joint Action for the Advancement of Democracy in Edo (JAADE), has faulted the rule of the minority over the majority in the Edo State House of Assembly.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government assesses impact of flooding, assures victims of relief materials

The Edo State Government has assessed the impact of flooding in different parts of Benin City, the state capital, and has concluded modalities to provide relief materials for hardest hit communities, after heavy rainfall on Monday.

NDLEA arrests 362 suspected drugs traffickers in Edo

The Edo Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 362 illicit drug suspects and traffickers between June 2018 and May 2019.
Top Nigerian Professional Football League teams on Monday were handed easy draws at the 2019 Aiteo Cup Round of 64 games.

Aiteo Cup: Lobi Stars, Rivers United battle for last four spot

It’ s an all NPFL clubs top of the bill pairing as free scoring Rivers United file out against Lobi Stars on Friday in Ijebu Ode as the 2019 Aiteo Federation Cup enters the quarter-finals stage.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew and Benin captain Abdou Adenon with match officials the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Ghana and Benin at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 25 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky-BackpagePix

Afcon: Ghana could have lost against Benin – Jonathan Mensah

Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah is delighted to see Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan up and running at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew and Benin captain Abdou Adenon shake hands before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals game between Ghana and Benin at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 25 June 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky-BackpagePix

Afcon: Jordan Ayew congratulates 10-man Ghana for holding 11-man Benin

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has rued their inability to beat Benin in their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) group opener on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

Nigeria probes how helicopter picked man stuck in traffic

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, is probing the circumstances that led to a man being airlifted from a busy street in Benin City, capital of southwestern Edo State.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

NCAA investigates helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore highway

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

Edo records 83 deaths in road crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said no fewer than 83 persons died in road accidents in Edo between January and May, 2019.
Yannick Folly, AFP - Benin's former President Boni Yayi (2nd from right) stands at the entrance of the house of Benin's former President Nicephore Soglo on April 19, 2019, in Cadjehoun district in Cotonou.

Benin’s former president Boni Yayi leaves amid political crisis

Benin’s former president Thomas Boni Yayi was in Togo Sunday having left effective house arrest in his homeland for health reasons, his representatives said, as political crisis grips the nation following controversial April polls.
Frank Okiye

Edo speaker inaugurates two more members-elect

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, on Monday inaugurated two more members-elect bringing the number of members inaugurated to 11 out of 24.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend joined chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and former Vice Presidential candidate on the platform of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi and other dignitaries at the birthday celebration ceremony of Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s wife, Prof. Mrs Idia Ize-Iyamu, in Benin City, the state capital.

Governor Obaseki felicitates with Pastor Ize-Iyamu, wife on birthday

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend joined chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and former Vice Presidential candidate on the platform of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, and other dignitaries at the birthday celebration ceremony of Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s wife, Prof. Mrs Idia Ize-Iyamu, in Benin City, the state capital.

COREN accredits 16 engineering courses in six universities

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), said it accredited 16 engineering courses in six universities across the country in the second quarter of 2019.

NAPTIP arrests 20 for suspected human trafficking

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested no fewer than 20 persons for suspected human trafficking.

NAPTIP empowers 100 human trafficking survivors in two years

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested no fewer than 20 persons for suspected human trafficking.
Super Eagles of Nigeria

AFCON: Super Eagles jersey ranked second best, Algeria top

Super Eagles iconic Nike kit has been rated second best among the 24 countries that will be participating at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off today in Egypt.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former President Obasanjo urges President Buhari to sign Africa free trade agreement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFT) agreement.
FG has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nepotism is corruption

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that nepotism in Nigeria is obstructing the fight against corruption.

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Demolition: FCTA gives two weeks ultimatum to Lokogoma residents

In order to save lives, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has given residents of Lokogoma two weeks ultimatum to vacate structures built on waterways to give room for demolition and get the corridors cleared for water flow freely.
Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.

Afcon: Kenneth Omeruo sends Super Eagles to the knockout stage

Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.
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Real Madrid’s plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius

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NIRSAL facilitates N2 billion loan to boost cocoa export in Ondo

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) is providing Agro Traders Limited, a Cocoa processing and export company in Ondo State, with 50% Credit Risk Guarantee (CTG) for N2 billion working capital to export 22,000 metric tons of cocoa.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army kills 24 criminals, arrests 61

1 Division Nigerian Army on Wednesday said, it has killed 24 criminal elements during its operation Harbin Kunama III in Kano, Kaduna and Niger states within one month of operation.