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Aggrieved APC youths declare war on Governor Obaseki over alleged neglect

Crisis is brewing in the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as hundreds of aggrieved youths of the party have accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of using them to win the 2016 governorship election in the State but later dumped them.

Governor Obaseki places N10 million bounty on killers of four policemen in Edo

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced a reward of N10 million for persons with useful information that would lead to the arrest of the killers of four policemen in the Owan West Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Obaseki condemns killings of four policemen

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has condemned the ambush and killing of four policemen by gunmen in Sabon-gida Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of the state on July 14.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki hails Kayode Fayemi as Edo APC holds victory rally

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on his victory at the poll.
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NLC: Tension heightening in states over unpaid June salaries

The inability to pay June salaries of government workers is generating tension and agitation across the various states of the federation, the Nigeria Labour Congress has stated.

Police launch probe over arrest of ‘fake recruiter’ in Edo

The Edo State Police Command said it had launched an investigation into the activities of a Business Administration graduate identified as Benjamin Chukwurah, who was accused of operating a fake recruitment agency.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki mulls security trust fund for Edo

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has revealed plans to pass into law, a bill to set up a Security Trust Fund for the state, as part of measures to revamp the security architecture.

Police apprehend recruitment scam official in Edo

The Edo State Government says the persons behind the fake recruitment agency that defrauded over 500 job seekers in Benin City, of millions of naira, for nonexistent jobs, have been arrested by the police.

Governor Obaseki: PDP lacks moral rectitude to pontificate on education reform

Mr Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, has said that the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no moral rectitude to pontificate on Godwin Obaseki’s educational reforms.

Governor Obaseki wants Muslims to pray for peaceful coexistence

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, has admonished Muslim faithful to continue to pray for the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians and for the nation to take its pride of place among other nations of the world.

PDP accuses Governor Obaseki of placing huddles on leaders bail in Edo

Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday accused the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of placing hurdles in the bail process of the party leaders who were arraigned by the EFCC in a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday and were all granted bail by the court.

PDP petition police over assault on Senator Urhoghide

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful across Edo South Senatorial district, on Monday, protested the assault on Senator Matthew Urhoghide at the Benin Airport by suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.

Governor Obaseki’s aide drags newspapers to court over IDPs rice scandal

Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has dragged The Guardian Newspapers before a Benin High court over alleged “general and/or exemplary or aggravated damages for libel”.

Governor Obaseki: We are interested in OAU sex-for-marks scandal

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday called on the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University to ensure justice in the ongoing probe of alleged sexual harassment by a lecturer in the university.

Edo street sweepers protest unpaid allowances

Street sweepers in the Benin metropolis have staged another protest over the alleged non-payment of their outstanding allowances by the Edo State Government.

Okpekpe race: Governor Obaseki urges Edo indigenes, Nigerians on registration, participation

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged Edo indigenes and other Nigerians to register and participate in the 6th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race hosted in the state.

China Harbour intensifies work on Gelegele Seaport

The Edo State Government has said that efforts to industrialise the state is gaining momentum as China Harbour Engineering Company Limited intensifies work on the development of the Gelegele Seaport in Benin City.

Governor Obaseki urges federal government on Leah Sharibu’s rescue, lauds release of 104 schoolgirls

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged the Federal Government to intensify effort in the rescue of Leah Sharibu, who is still being held by Boko Haram insurgents.

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