Edo 2024: I ‘ve no gov’shp ambition, Senator Ordia warns rumour mongers

October 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Edo Central senatorial district, Clifford Ordia, has denied reports that he is nursing plans to contest for the governorship election of Edo state in 2024, barely one year into the second term four-year tenure of Governor Godwin Obaseki.  An online newspaper, had erronously reported that Ordia had been tipped to replace Obaseki. The media report had also claimed Read More

Edo correspondents laud reappointment of Osagie as media aide

September 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Correspondents’ Chapel in Edo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has congratulated Mr. Crusoe Osagie over his reappointment as special adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media Projects. This was just as the journalists commended the governor for finding Crusoe worthy to manage a very critical department of government. The chapel said Crusoe’s appointment Read More

At last, Obaseki appoints cabinet members

September 28, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has appointed two Special Advisers and forwarded the names of 11 commissioner-nominees to the Edo state House of Assembly for confirmation. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the two Special Advisers were Crusoe Osagie, appointed as Special Adviser, Media Projects and Sarah Esangbedo Ajose-Adeogun, picked as Special Adviser, Read More

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

Group faults court ruling exonerating murder suspect

September 24, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Benin City-based social cultural group, Benin Solidarity Movement (BSN), has expressed reservations over the decision of Edo state High Court which struck out a case of alleged murder against one Isaiah Akpani (defendant). The group, in a protest march in Benin City, demanded that “the case should be revisited and given the right measure of judgement it deserves.” Its Read More

Gunmen abduct Edo PDP chieftain, driver

September 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanaor 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) in Edo state, Chief Dickson Imasogie, has been abducted with his driver. Imasogie, who is also the leader of the party in Edo South senatorial district, was reportedly whisked away from his farm in Obada along Benin-Agbor road in Uhumwonde local government area around 7am on Monday. It was gathered the gunmen Read More

COVID-19: Edo to make vaccination compulsory for teachers

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Any public school teacher in Edo state who is yet to take the coronavirus vaccines by the middle of September will either choose between work or stay at home, the state government has said. The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamuyi Irowa, stated Thursday during the daily update of COVID-19 that the directive also apply to health Read More

Vaccinated man dies of COVID-19 in Edo

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A United States-based Nigerian has reportedly died from Coronavirus related illness in Edo, months after taking the full doses of the vaccine. Medical records showed that the unnamed man took Johnson and Johnson (J & J) jabs in the United States before visiting Nigeria. The deceased is among the four mortality-related to the virus in the last 24 hours in Read More

Nigeria will never break up – Obaseki

September 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Monday, expressed faith in the unity of the country, saying the country will never break up. “Nigeria has come to stay,” Obaseki said while receiving the visiting Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, a retired lieutenant-general, at the Government House, Benin. General Buratai served as the Chief of Army Staff between Read More

PIA: Frontier basins fund not restricted to North – Senator

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Pharm. Matthew Urhoghide, has said the 30 percent allocated for oil exploration in frontier basins as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is not limited to the North. Urhoghide said, “Contrary to misconception regarding the Chad basins, we have over six basins including Anambra basin.. there is one Read More

FG moves to establish tech, innovation centres nationwide

September 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the federal government will establish research and technology innovation centres nationwide for increased global competitiveness. He said this at a working visit to the Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki on Monday in Benin City, Edo state. The minister noted that increased focus on solution-driven research will help Read More

COVID-19: Edo SSG loses brother, govt deploys mobile vaccines

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts to stem the spread and mortality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edo state government has deployed mobile medical team to various locations and on request to vaccinate residents. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, disclosed this during the state’s COVID-19 daily review update in Benin City. Irowa expressed concern that some persons with partial vaccination Read More

Edo SEMA maps out plans to mitigate flooding

September 7, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Tuesday, said it has made adequate arrangements to mitigate flooding in the South-South states as the year runs out. The Director of SEMA, Mrs Carol Odion, stated this in Benin while speaking to journalists on the progressive survey on preparedness of South-South states for predicted 2021 flooding. Odion said that aside carrying out Read More

PIA: Frontier basins fund not restricted to North- Senator Urhoghide

September 7, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

The Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, Matthew Urhoghide, has said the 30 percent allocated for oil exploration in frontier basins as contained in the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) is not limited to the North. Urhoghide said “contrary to misconception regarding the Chad basins, we have over six basins including Anambra basin.. there is one in Kwara and Gombe. “For Read More

Breaking: Police reveals cause of Sowore brother’s death

September 4, 2021 Editor 0

The Police in Edo has spoken on the cause of Sahara Reporters’ publisher Omoyele Sowore brother’s death. Edo Police spokesman, Kontongs Bello, said Felix Olajide Siwore was killed by kidnappers around 6am on Saturday. Earlier, Sowore, said his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen/kidnappers in Edo state. However the Police spokesman said, “This is to confirm to you that suspected Read More

Breaking: Family reveals burial plans for late music icon, Victor Iwaifo

September 2, 2021 Editor 0

Late music icon, Sir Victor Uwaifo, will have his burial happen in September, the family has announced has announced the burial arrangements for the late music legend According to the family, the burial arrangements, will happen in three days. The burial ceremony will be between September 23 and 26, 2021. On September 24, a special outing service will hold in Read More

NIMASA, Edo state initiates partnership on capacity building

September 1, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has restated the Agency’s commitment to human capacity development as the basic catalyst to grow the maritime sector in Nigeria. Jamoh stated this today in Benin City when he led a team from the Agency on a courtesy visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo Read More

COVID-19: Edo records 228 new cases, 7 deaths

August 31, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state COVID-19 task force has disclosed that state has recorded seven deaths from COVID-19 related pandemic. Team Leader of the Task Force Dr. Ebomwoyi Osagie who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City on Monday, said the dead were unvaccinated persons against virus. Osagie decried community transmission of the virus and urged people to adhere to the COVID-19 Read More

Breaking: As resident doctors down tools, NMA issues strike notice

August 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has given the federal government a 21-day strike notice starting from Monday August 30, 2021. The NMA decision to embark on strike was made knownat the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Benin City, Edo state capital on Saturday. Their strike notice is coming amidst existing strike action by the National Association of Read More

PDP chairmanship tussle and future of opposition

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The crisis in Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have taken a turn for worse with the tussle over the position of national chairman even as the party gears up for its national convention, writes ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on August 10, 2021, rising from a stakeholder’s meeting agreed that elective national Read More

I did nothing special to earn me first class at law school – Odia

August 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ofure Odia, a graduate of Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, in Edo State, who made Upper Credit (2.1) aggregate, was one of the 2021 batch at the recent Call to Bar ceremony for law school graduates held in Abuja. In this interview with KEHINDE OSASONA, the 22-year-old lady, divulged to BLUEPRINT how she attained the feat. Excerpts; Congratulations on the attainment Read More

Electricity

BEDC electricity spend N8.5bn monthly for power purchase

August 20, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

The management of BEDC electricity has decried customers indebtedness to the company,  saying  that only one out of two customers pay their bills. The company said it has begun a Debt Rescheduling Scheme for customers in its franchise states of Edo, Ondo, Ekiti and Delta,  adding that the scheme  offers consumers discount; raging from 5 to 25 percent payment ,with Read More

Breaking: Tragedy averted as Bayelsa United bus conveying FA Cup champions wheels into bush (PICTURES)

August 9, 2021 Editor 0

A fatal accident was on Monday averted after the driver of a bus conveying players and officials of newly crowned FA Cup Champions, Bayelsa United, wheeled into the bush. The sudden drive into the bush, according to pictures circulating on social media was triggered after another vehicle tried to collide with the Bayelsa United coaster bus. Blueprint findings revealed that Read More

Breaking: Business mogul, Hosa Okunbo, is dead

August 8, 2021 Editor 0

A popular politician and business mogul, Captain Hosa Okunbo, has reportedly passed on. A family source disclosed that Okunbo died after a long battle with cancer. Captain Hosa who hails from Edo state reportedly died on Saturday night, August 7, 2021 at a hospital in London. He was aged 63. Details loading…

Oba of Benin welcomes quadruplets

August 6, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has announced the birth of his quadruplets – three girls and a boy.  The monarch, who expressed gratitude to God for the new born, said his fifth wife, Queen Aisosa, gave birth to the babies.  He disclosed this in his palace on Friday in Benin City, the Edo state capital.  The monarch’s announcement coincided with the visit Read More