197 EFCC drivers complete training at Edo school of transport

October 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

A total of 197 drivers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Friday, completed their three months training programme at the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin City, Edo state. Speaking at the passing out ceremony which took place at the Muhammadu Buhari auditorium of the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Read More

Apostle Suleiman: Police take fresh action in Edo over killing of arrested suspect

October 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, AIG Abutu Yaro, has ordered the removal of the Divisional Police Officer, Auchi Division Ayoade Suleiman over the killing of an arrested suspect in the attack on Apostle Suleman’s convoy. The suspect was reported to be arrested by vigilantes and handed over to the police.  Blueprint had reported that the General Overseer of Omega Read More

Notorious prepaid meter thief nabbed in Edo

October 21, 2022 Patrick Ahanor Benin City 0

A 33year- old man identified as Austine Ekhigiator is currently cooling his feet in police cell for allegedly stealing four electricity prepaid meters in Edo state. The suspect in collaboration with three others reportedly stole the meters under the pretence of repairing them for unsuspecting owners. Ehigiator who resides at No 4, Erediawa Street, Sapele Road, Benin City, was arrested Read More

Artisans, others shutdown Edo for Peter Obi

October 1, 2022 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential poll, supporters of Labour Party candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, on Saturday held a peaceful rally in solidarity for his ambition. The supporters in their numbers also used the occasion to solicit for votes for the LP candidate and his running mate, Mohammed Datti. To this end, Blueprint observed that scores of supporters mainly artisans and Read More

Edo marks 106 illegal structures for demolition

September 30, 2022 Patrick Ahanor Benin City 0

The Edo state government Thursday said it has dislodged land-grabbers along the Irhirhi-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road, to make room for the development of a new town project. This was just as the government stated that the exercise was part of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s renewed campaign against land-grabbing; and aimed at restoring sanity in land administration in the state. The Commissioner for Communication Read More

Swiss agency, Giz partner Edo to stage maiden international film festival

August 27, 2022 Editor 0

The Edo State Government is partnering with the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Swiss Agency for Development Corporation (SDC) on the maiden edition of the state International Film Festival 2022. This event is sponsored by the SDC and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Themed ‘Edo To The World’, the event is scheduled to be Read More

‘Cultists’ behead 40-yr-old man in Edo

August 26, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be cultists Thursday in Edo state beheaded a 40-year-old man. The victim, identified as Taiwo Edigie, was said to have been killed on Oho Street, Uselu Quarters in Benin City, the state capital. The state Police Command in a statement issued by its deputy spokesman, Jennifer Iwegbu, confirmed the murder of Edigie and one other in a Read More

NDDC flags off construction of 15km Imoga road in Edo

July 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has flagged off the construction of the 15 kilometre Aushan -Ilekpi-Imoga road in the Akoko-Edo area of Edo state. The project which is being executed by an indigenous company, Webster Global Ventures Limited would traverse the whole Imoga town and therefore increase economic activities in the area. Speaking on behalf of the company, one Read More

APC petitions INEC, demands Mike Igini’s dismissal within 48hrs

July 8, 2022 Editorial II 0

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding dismissal of its Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, within 48 hours. The petition is signed by APC Zonal Organising Secretary, South-south, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.  The letter addressed to the chairman of the commission accused Mr. Igini of “incessant acts of biasness, injustice, Read More

Edo: Delegates reject Senator’s free food at primary venue as Urhoghide fails to pick return ticket

Delegates to Edo South People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial primary election, Monday, rejected jellof rice and beverages provided by incumbent Senator Matthew Urhoghide. The delegates alleged that the free food distribution could sway individuals to cast their vote for the embattled Senator. Urhoghide who is the chairman, Senate Committee on public account is seeking a return ticket to contest the Read More

Edo halts LG polls

The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) has suspended the state council polls scheduled for April 19, 2022. In a statement issued by Mr. Emmanuel Abebe on behalf of the commission’s chairman said the decision was inline with a recent ruling of Abuja federal High Court which bared it from conducting the polls. The statement adds that, “all processes leading Read More

Breaking: Protest hits Edo as Obaseki sacks over 500 sports workers

March 23, 2022 Editor 0

There was massive protest around the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and adjoining streets on Wednesday after Edo state governor reportedly sacked 513 workers of the State Sports Council. According to reports, the workers were relieved of their jobs with effect from March 21. As at the time of filling this report, the state government was yet to react. Details loading…

Fleeing Edo bank robbers abandon N34.5m, flee

February 26, 2022 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Operatives of Edo State Police command, Friday reportedly recovered the sum of N34.5 million said to have been abandoned by fleeing bank robbers in a bush at Oruen quarters, Esan South West local government area of the State. According to a police wireless signal seen by Blueprint, the operatives also recovered five vehicles and one motorcycle. The gunmen on Thursday brutally Read More

Edo: Obaseki appoints Commissioner for roads, bridges, others

February 19, 2022 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has assigned ministries to 19 commissioners recently appointed and screened by the state House of Assembly. In a letter conveying the deployment of the commissioners to their respective ministries, one of the appointees, Mr. Okojie Nosawe Newton, was handed the ministry of roads and bridges. The ministry was created by the Obaseki’s administration. Details Read More

2023: Group carries ‘OUK for President’ campaign to Benin City

February 8, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

A group known as Orji Uzor Kalu Movement OUKM yesterday stormed Benin, Edo state, to promote the candidature of Orji Uzo Kalu for the 2023 presidential race on the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Orji Uzor Kalu Movement (OUKM), a body of progressive Nigerians, comprising students, non governmental organisations, labour unions and pressure groups converged in Benin Read More

Security: Edo enlists ex-servicemen to coordinate vigilantes’ activities

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has engaged ex-servicemen in all the local government areas of the state to help coordinate the activities of vigilante groups. The governor also said they will collaborate with security agencies in the state to boost the capacity of their personnel as part of efforts to strengthen the security of lives Read More

In Edo, Court jails 2 for assaulting health workers

December 5, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

An Egor Magistrate Court II, in Edo state has convicted two persons for assaulting health workers in the course of performing their duties at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). The Magistrate, his Lordship Jonathan Ogbeide, accordingly sentenced the convicts to three months in imprisonment on both counts with an option of fine. The accused persons – Ikechukwu Sunday and Lucas Anor were found guilty Read More

Edo: Obaseki unveils 30-year development plan

November 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Governor Goodwin Obaseki of Edo State has launched a roadmap to meet its 30-year development plan for the future of the State by 2050.  Obaseki said the plan is divided into five-year periods beginning from 2021 to 2025. The governor disclosed this during the Alaghodaro (progress) summit, an event organised to mark the fifth year anniversary of his administration. Obaseki said there Read More

Edo councils owing workers N4.2bn salary arrears – NULGE

November 3, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Edo has cried out over salary arrears and other deductables owed council workers in the state. The union said the sum of N4.2billion is owed council workers in the state and called on the state government and heads of local government administration to, as a matter of urgency, commence the payment. Read More

Court bars vice chair, Reps member from voting in PDP’s convention

October 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Edo State High court sitting in Benin City has restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, and the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, from participating in the  party’s convention scheduled for October 30, and 31, 2021. The court also barred the Edo state secretary of the party, Read More

We’re stranded in PDP, cries APC defector

October 22, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Charles Idahosa, has urged the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to intervene in the disunity among members in the Edo state chapter of the party. Idahosa was among dozens of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members who alongside Governor Godwin Obaseki joined the PDP in June 2020. He decried the crisis Read More

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