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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reassured the people of the state that his government would fulfil all promises made during his second term electioneering campaign. Obaseki said the state had commenced the process for the drafting of a 30-year development plan to provide the government with necessary tools, guidelines and milestones for development planning.
The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.
Dr Anthony Aziegbemi, an Economist and Edo chapter Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has hailed the courage of Gov. Godwin Obaseki to mention the printing of N60 billion by the federal government to augment revenue allocation.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday weighed in on the raging controversy over whether or not the apex bank printed money to augment funds from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) distributed to states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in March.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has fired back at the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, insisting the Nigeria’s rising debt profile is alarming.
Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.
Former minister of youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung, says Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.
The Federal Government on Wednesday said there was no truth in the allegation made by the Governor of Edo State that the government printed an additional N60 billion that was shared at the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC.
Analysts have expressed concerns over a recent claim that the federal government resorted to printing money to augment the monthly allocation to the three tiers of government, warning that it could heighten inflationary pressure with dire consequences for the country’s exchange rate and economy.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted claims by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, that Nigerian economy was in critical situation due to huge debt burden.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged the National Agency For Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to have a fully equipped operational office in the state for effective discharge of its responsibilities.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo missed the official opening of the 20th National Sports Festival in Benin due to the storm at the city’s airport, Edo’s Gov Godwin Obaseki said on Tuesday.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has charged Christians to imbibe the exemplary life of love, selfless service and forgiveness, which Christ demonstrated in his death and resurrection.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered Uhonmora and Sabongida-Ora communities in Owan West Local Government Area of the state to steer clear of the disputed land between the two communities in which three lives were lost last week.
A 30-year-old Facebook activist, Uyi Marybrown Obaseki, has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court in Benin City, Edo state, on a four-count charge bothering on cyber bullying, criminal intimidation and harassment.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Tuesday said that petitions filed at the state election petition tribunal against his victory at the September 19 governorship election were motivated by greed, malice.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Monday floored the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, Iboi Emmanuel, at the Edo state governorship election petition tribunal as a petition brought against him and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was dismissed.
The Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has labelled the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, as a party of rude, disrespectful, illiterate drifters, especially its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Imonina, for describing distinguished Nigerian Governors who were invited to Commission projects in Delta State recently, as “Hangers on”.
Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has justified the demolition of the properties of the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu and that of Professor Julius Ihonvbere, former secretary to the state government (SSG) and Mike Itemuagbon, sports promoter, saying that the Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-O) of the properties were revoked alongside that of his own (Obaseki’s).
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the demolition of property belonging to former deputy governor of Edo, Dr Pius Odubu, by the State Government.
Sunshine Liberation Movement (SLM) has expressed concern over the plight of residents of Ute, a community in Owo Local Government Area, Ondo State, that has lost access to electricity supply for over 15 years.
Canadian health authorities said Saturday the country has recorded a second case of rare but serious blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, but still recommend the shot for use.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola provided a concerning injury update on Kevin de Bruyne following the club’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve the turmoil triggered a by a Feb. 1 military coup and they should not recognise the junta, a unity government official said.
Manchester City skipper Fernandinho said Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.
The Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) has rejected the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition and Prevention) bill currently before the House of Representatives.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons dropped one spot in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world soccer governing body on Friday.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has apprehended producers of the dangerous chemicals that killed three persons in Kano after consuming an adulterated Flavoured drink even as it warned Nigerians against the use of chemicals to enhance food and drinks.
Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims three armed robbers broke into the English footballer’s home and forced him to open his family’s safe, where the aggressors took items of jewellery and other valuable items.