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Auchi polytechnic employee found dead in farm

An employee of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Mr. Samuel Okolie, who disappeared on October 9, has been found dead in his farm at Aviele community, near Auchi, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Edo governor suspends another council chairman over ‘fraud’

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has suspended the Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Council, Alhaji Aremiyau Momoh, from office for a period of two months over allegations of misappropriation of funds and low revenue generation.

Death toll in Auchi cult clash rises to seven

From an initial figure of two persons who were killed in a recent bloody clash between two rival cult groups at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, five more persons who were gravely injured have died bringing the death toll to seven.

Edo council chairman foils sale of newborn baby

The Chairman, Etsako-Central Local Government of Edo State, Mr John Akhigbe, on Thursday, pledged to ensure the survival and upkeep of a week-old baby girl, whose teenage mother allegedly attempted to sell after birth.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government distributes smart solar boxes to 22 youths

The Edo State Government through the Edo State Skills Development Agency also known as EdoJobs has distributed smart solar boxes to 22 youths in rural areas in the state to enable them start new enterprises or support existing businesses.
BUA Group

BUA empowers six communities with water projects, scholarships

As part of its corporate social responsibility, BUA Cement Company Ltd, yesterday, donated boreholes to six communities in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State with a view of meeting their water needs.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki shuns Okpekpe marathon race

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, was conspicuously absent from the 7th annual Okpekpe 10km marathon road race which held in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.‎

Okpekpe Race: Police to deploy sniffer dogs, horses, choppers

As part of measures to ensure adequate security, management of the 10km Okpekpe Road Race, the Police has said it would deploy sniffer Dogs, choppers and horses in this year’s edition of the annual marathon race at Okpekpe, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Official: Local council records 12 deaths, 871 cases of Lassa fever in three months

Mrs Nefisat Ikerodah, Director, Disease Surveillance, Etsako West Local Government Area, Edo, disclosed on Monday that 12 people died of Lassa fever in the area between January and March.

Edo election petition tribunal receives six National Assembly petitions

The Edo Election Petition Tribunal has so far received petitions from six candidates who contested the National Assembly election on February 23.

Edo elections: INEC declares APC winner of Etsako West, Central assembly seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Ahmed Waziri, as the winner of Etsako Central Constituency of Edo State House of Assembly election.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole: Only enemies of Nigeria will kick​ against deployment of soldiers for election

The national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomole, on Saturday said those kicking against deployment of military operatives for the conduct of elections are enemies of democracy and of Nigeria.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole

Edo elections: Adams Oshiomhole expresses concern over distruption of polls

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed concern over alleged invasion of some polling units by suspected thugs in Edo.

Court strikes out petition against Edo House of Rep member

The Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, Friday struck out the petition filed against the re-elected Etsako federal House of Representatives member, Hon Johnson Oghuma, by Comrade Julius Abuda, an aspirant under the All Progressive Congress.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Official: Auchi records 30 cases of Lassa fever in January

Dr Innocent Alenoghena, the Director, Primary Health Care Services in Etsako-West Local Government Area, Edo, on Monday said the area recorded 30 cases of Lassa fever in January.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Elections: APC not under threat in Edo – chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Mr Bagudu Suleiman, has said that the party is not under threat from any opposition political party in Edo, in the run-up to the February general elections.

Ten to represent Edo at national qu’ranic recitation contest

‎Edo State will be represented by 10 contestants at the National Qu’ranic competition slated for December 28 in Gombe State.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
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Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
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Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.