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

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