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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kill driver, police officer, abduct expatriate in Edo

A driver with Hartland Construction Company and a police officer were on Tuesday shot dead after which an expatriate was abducted in Benin, the Edo state capital.
9. Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba

Minister, House member bicker over projects in Edo

The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba and the member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Johnson Oghuma Tuesday engaged in war of words of projects in Etsako which the two are laying claim.

CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.

Edo mechanic village to create 1,000 direct jobs – investors

No fewer than 1,000 direct jobs are expected to be created from the Mechanic Village, being constructed in Sabongida community, Owan West Local Government Area, of Edo.
The decomposing body of Prince Denis Abuda, the America-based Nigerian, who was kidnapped recently in Edo state has been found along the Benin-Auchi bypass, five days after his abduction.

Kidnappers kill US-based Nigerian after collecting ransom

The decomposing body of Prince Denis Abuda, the America-based Nigerian, who was kidnapped recently in Edo state has been found along the Benin-Auchi bypass, five days after his abduction.

Edo assembly renames state university

Edo State House of Assembly has amended the law establishing the Edo State University, Iyamoh, to reflect a new name.
Mr. Johnson Oghuma, a member of the House of Representatives, has been advised by his kinsmen to focus on delivering the dividends of democracy to his Constituents rather than allow himself to be distracted by those they called ”political jobbers”

Association appeals to lawmaker as ICPC clears him of bribery

Mr. Johnson Oghuma, a member of the House of Representatives, has been advised by his kinsmen to focus on delivering the dividends of democracy to his Constituents rather than allow himself to be distracted by those they called ”political jobbers”.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a member of the House of Representatives, Oghuma Egwakhide, for allegedly collecting N1.6 million as bribe from three contractors.

House of Rep member arraigned over ‘N1.6 million bribe’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a member of the House of Representatives, Oghuma Egwakhide, for allegedly collecting N1.6 million as bribe from three contractors.

Edo election: INEC official shot, another injured

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been shot and critically injured.

Edo election: PDP alerts INEC of plots to replace Edo North’s results

As collation in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state continues, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alerted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Department of State Services, DSS, of alleged moves to replace election results where the PDP is leading, particularly in Edo North Senatorial District.
The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said it is too early to assess the success of the election as the much-awaited Edo state Governorship Election

Edo election: Deputy governor wins polling unit

The Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has won his polling unit by 401 votes as against the All Progressives Congress’s 148 votes, in Saturday’s election.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Real reasons Comrade Oshiomhole is fighting me

The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that one of the reasons his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, is against his reelection bid is his reversal of the sale of Edaiken Market, which Oshiomhole sold to his friends.

PDP: Allegation of assassination by Comade Oshomhole ‘childish, preposterous, irresponsible’

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as preposterous and irresponsible, the claim that Tuesday’s accident involving the convoy of former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was an assassination attempt.
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Edo guber: APC raises alarm over arrest, assault of member in Okpella

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the arrest and assault of a party member, Engineer Abdul Ganiyu, by security officials in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area, over allegations leveled against him by the PDP.
The Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 25 students for their involvement in various forms of examination malpractice.

Kogi polytechnic expels 25 students for examination malpractice

The Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 25 students for their involvement in various forms of examination malpractice.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: I will continue to ensure peace in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured people of Ekperi in Etsako Central Local Government area that his administration would continue to ensure that their is peaceful coexistence among his party and other political in the state.
On the podium are Governor, Obaseki (left) and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu (right), acknowledging cheers from his supporters in Ward 7, Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State, during the party campaign rally in Edo North Senatorial District.

Governor Obaseki promises Agbede community trailer park, new roads

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on leaders and residents of Agbede in Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) to provide his administration with 10 hectares of land where a trailer park will be constructed to improve economic activities in the area.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Group berates APC, PDP over tension ahead of Edo poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has warned that the current tone of political engagements in Edo State poses a great threat to a smooth electoral process in the state.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Comrade Oshiomhole’s aide defects to PDP, supports Governor Obaseki’s re-election with N5 million

Mr. Andrew Momodu, a former aide to the former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has defected to the PDP, even as he pledged the sum of N5 million to support the re-election of Obaseki.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo guber: APC urges PDP, Governors Obaseki, Wike to purge themselves of rigging, violence

The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, charged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as Governors Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Nyesom Wike of Rivers to purge themselves of their age-long undemocratic habits of election rigging, vote-buying and violence.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Anglican Bishop: Coronavirus a blessing in disguise

Rt. Revd Manasses Okere, Bishop, Anglican Diocese, Isiukwuato in Abia, has said that the Coronavirus pandemic was a blessing in disguise as it created room for domestic church to thrive.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said contrary to what is in circulation, he never poured acid on a fellow student as an undergraduate but rather drew the attention of the school security and took the victim for first aid treatment.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu vows to continue Comrade Oshiomhole’s legacy in Edo

The Edo governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, says he'll follow in the footsteps of Adams Oshiomhole to develop the state.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Emir of Dutse, HRH Nuhu Sanusi says in spite being surrounded by insecurity troubled states, Jigawa has remained the most peaceful in the country because of inclusive governance.

Dutse emir: Why Jigawa is peaceful

The Emir of Dutse, HRH Nuhu Sanusi says in spite being surrounded by insecurity troubled states, Jigawa has remained the most peaceful in the country because of inclusive governance.
Sergio Ramos broke down in tears, saying leaving Real Madrid was one of the most difficult moments of his life as he bid farewell on Thursday after 16 years at the club.

Sergio Ramos says goodbye to Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos broke down in tears, saying leaving Real Madrid was one of the most difficult moments of his life as he bid farewell on Thursday after 16 years at the club.
Raheem Sterling proved doubters wrong with a superb performance in England’s 1-0 victory over Croatia at Wembley in Euro 2020 on Sunday.

Euro 2020: England not afraid of France, Germany, Portugal – Raheem Sterling

England forward, Raheem Sterling has insisted that for the team to win Euro 2020 they must be ready to face the big teams like France, Portugal, and Germany.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC: Inadequate manpower hinders agro rangers’ operations

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)’s Agro Rangers’ productivity has been slowed down due to several challenges confronting the unit, notwithstanding its marked performance.
Qatar will require fans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter stadiums at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is set to provide one million vaccine doses, the country’s Government has announced.

Qatar 2022: No vaccination no entry at match venues

Qatar will require fans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter stadiums at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is set to provide one million vaccine doses, the country’s Government has announced.