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System collapse: Discos deny dropping load allocation

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) Monday denied the allegation of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that the system collapse that was experienced on Sunday was “due to high voltage following massive drop of load by the electricity distribution companies.”

TCN records another system collapse

Business and other activities were scuttled nationwide, yesterday, following the system collapse recorded by Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

Fire guts 150MVA TCN transformer in Edo

Fire on Sunday destroyed a 150MVA transformer belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) at the 330/132/33KVA substation along Sapele Road, Benin.
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Pastor sentenced to death for killing NNPC engineer after impregnating wife

Details of how a pastor killed an engineer working with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Benin, Edo State have been revealed by the court.
In an effort to restore sanity and order in public spaces across the state, the Edo State Government has intensified its clean up exercise, starting from the Benin metropolis with a campaign to rid the streets and parks of debris and dirt.

Edo government intensifies clean-up of Benin metropolis

In an effort to restore sanity and order in public spaces across the state, the Edo State Government has intensified its clean up exercise, starting from the Benin metropolis with a campaign to rid the streets and parks of debris and dirt.

Boxing Day blues for Benin residents as ATMs, PoS malfunction

Long queues have surfaced at bank cash points known as the Automated Teller Machines and Points of Sale in Benin City, Edo State, according to a News Agency of Nigeria check.
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BEDC blames power outage on cable explosion

The Management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) on Friday blamed power outage in parts of Benin City, Edo, on cable explosion.

Governor Obaseki assesses flood impact, assures victims of relief materials

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Thursday, dispatched a team of officials, headed by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Yakubu Gowon, to take a tour of areas affected by flash floods occasioned by the heavy and persistent rainfall in the state.

NAPTIP rescues 500 human trafficking victims in Edo

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) announced, on Monday, that it rescued no fewer than 500 victims of human trafficking in 2018 alone.

Governor Obaseki commends Edo APC for ‘inclusive’ Congress

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commended state chapter of the All Progressives Congress for adopting a consensus arrangement in its congress held on Saturday.

APC state congress yet to start in Edo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers

The nationwide state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for May 19 are yet to start in the four South-South states of Edo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers.

Heavy security as Edo delegates arrive for APC state congress

Security has been beefed up at strategic locations in Benin, ahead of the Edo State congress of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday.

Residents lament poor ATM services during festivities

Residents of Benin have decried poor services of Automated Teller Machines in the metropolis during festive periods.

Prisons operatives attack, torture Edo traffic officials

The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) Friday confirmed that some yet to be identified operatives of the Command attacked and tortured officials​ of the State Public Works Guard, over the alleged arrest of a prison warder for a traffic offence.

Man in court for driving against traffic, obstructing Governor Obaseki’s convoy

A motorist, Progress Raji, 27, was on Monday brought before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, for allegedly obstructing Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki’s convoy.

Edo govt launches priority plan to check violence against children

The Edo State Government has concluded plans to launch a policy document detailing action points and stakeholders’ responsibilities in the effort to tackle violence against children in the state.

Fuel scarcity: 62 petrol stations sealed, seven operators arrested

The Federal Government, through the Department of Petroleum Resources, has sealed over 62 petrol stations across the country.

DPR seals 10 fillings stations in Benin for over pricing

The Department of Petroleum Resources on Friday sealed no fewer than 10 filling stations in Benin, Edo State for over pricing of Premium Motor Spirit popularly called petrol.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.