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


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

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Edo dep gov advocates peaceful co-existence

July 20, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, Tuesday called on all Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnicity, to jettison their differences and push for a more united nation. In his good will message to Muslim faithful, Shaibu admonished faithful on the need for sacrifice, which he said, is the whole essence of the celebration. He said: “Eid-el-kabir is a Read More

Bulama emerges chairman council of federal polytechnics

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate-past national secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Arc. Waziri Bulama, has emerged for three-years tenure chairman of committee of chairmen, Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria. In a statement made available to newsmen Thursday by the committee’s secretary, Adamu Jaafaru Abubakar, said the election took place on Tuesday, 13th July, 2021 at the National Board Read More

Benin artefacts: Obaseki caution aides against disrespecting Oba Ewuare

July 12, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has ordered that, on no account should anyone, whether in government or acting independently, engage in disrespectful exchanges and altercation with the Benin monarch, HRM Oba Ewuare II. Obaseki said he has displayed “and will continue to display immense respect for our traditional institutions and therefore will continue to make effort to secure a Read More

Edo police arrest 22-yr-old ‘kidnap kingpin’

July 2, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state Police Command on Friday disclosed that it had arrested a 22-year-old suspected kidnap kingpin in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s public relations officer, SP Kontongs Bello, in Benin City. The statement indicated that the suspect was arrested through Hi-tech tracking and intelligence on Thursday around the old road in Aduwawa Read More

Imelda James-Dike: Bringing health succour to PWDs

Imelda James-Dike, student of the Nursing Department, Edo State University, is Miss Health Nigeria. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on her passion for improved healthcare especially for the less privileged and particularly for People Living with Disabilities (PWD’s). What informed your decision to contest for the Miss Health pageant position? I contested in the Miss Health pageant Read More

Edo APC berates Obaseki over demolition of private property

June 22, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Governor Godwin Obaseki-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration over its renewed demolition of private property in the state capital, Benin City. The government had said the affected buildings violated extant town planning legislations. However, the APC in a statement signed by its state chairman Col. David Imuse (rtd) noted Read More

Edo CAN advocates anti-graft messages for ethical revolution

June 18, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Piqued by graft and other social vices in the nation’s public and private institutions, the Edo state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advocated for anti-corruption messages during church services as a means of promoting ethics and values in the society. This was just as the Christian leaders pledged to roll out measures to monitor elected leaders Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

Obaseki’s N7m largesse splits Edo PDP exco

June 3, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

There is an uneasy calm in the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state over Governor Godwin Obaseki’s alleged N7 million largesse handed to Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, the state chairman of the party. Blueprint gathered that trouble started after some party officials learnt of the largesse three weeks after it was handed to Aziegbemi. The State Working Read More

PDP group backs Obaseki on membership harmonisation

May 26, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Leaders of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 2, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state has thrown their weight behind Governor Godwin Obaseki push for proper integration and harmonisation of party members at all levels of executive committees. The leaders said the initiative would promote peace and unity in the party. This was contained in a communique issued at Read More

Bishops hold prayer against insecurity, secession in Edo

May 24, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

Worried over the nation’s growing insecurity and secession agitation in some parts of the country, the Metropolitan College of Bishops from Church of God Mission International (CGMI), weekend prayed for God’s intervention This was just as the clerics disclosed that it is time for the righteous to takeover leadership positions in accordance with divine mandate for service. The group said Read More

Edo APC deputy spokesman bags media award

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Edo state assistant publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received an award of excellence from the Catholic Media Professionals Association in Nigeria (CAMPAN). CAMPAN, which has all practicing Catholic journalists in media houses on its membership, gave Don Osehobo the award as part of activities to mark her 2021 World Communication Day. Osehobo, who appreciated CAMPAN Read More

Obaseki, German officials strategise on Benin artefacts return

May 21, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

In order to get precious Benin artefacts returned to the state after several decades of losing them in the British expedition, the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has met with German officials in Benin City. The meeting was to finalise modalities for the return of the first piece of art works to be returned by Germany next year. Obaseki said Read More

Edo to access $250m investment in oil palm, cassava value chain

May 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his commitment to provide a conducive environment for investors in the state, as part of concerted efforts to diversify the state’s economy and provide jobs for its teeming youths. This is as the government is set to benefit from a United States Government’s financing to the tune of $250m for oil Read More

Edo rolls out N3bn intervention grant to support businesses

May 6, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State government has unfolded plans for the distribution of N3billion grant under the World Bank intervention programme. It said the money is part of the $750million loan intervention program of the World Bank for the states in Nigeria, and would run from 2021 to 2022. The permanent secretary, Ministry of Wealth Creation, Mr. Joel Edionwe, who stated this Read More

80-year-old woman, grand-daughter, others nabbed with 192kg cocaine, heroin in Ondo

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

An 80-year-old woman, Mrs. Mary Adebayo, her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo and two other ladies have been arrested in Akure, the Ondo state capital by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies. A press statement by NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, Read More

Ex-FIRS chairman Ifueko loses brother

May 5, 2021 David Agba 0

A former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, has lost her brother, Dr. Austin Omoigui in the United States of America (USA). According to a joint statement by Omoigui and Asemota family, the late Austin died on April 18, 2021. The deceased was described as a “pre-Eminent Interventional Cardiologist in Columbia, South Carolina and foremost Read More