Edo court jails 57-yr-old man 14 years for raping 7-yr-old girl

April 8, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Benin City Magistrate’s Court in Edo state has handed a 14-year jail term to one Michael Ogoke, 57, for raping a seven-year-old minor. Magistrate E. O Aimofumeh who delivered the judgement held that the conviction was without an option of fine. The Magistrate held that “the prosecution was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubts,” adding that the Read More

Pictures: One year after, FG receives Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Report

February 17, 2022 Editor 0

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, received the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival report from the Local Organising Committee (LOC). The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who received the report in his office at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, assured that government will look into the recommendations contained in the documents, with a view to adopting possible Read More

Edo APC not vibrant opposition – PDP

November 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has expressed concerns that “the state is not blessed with a vibrant, visionary and knowledgeable opposition as being played by the All Progressives Congress (APC)”. Spokesman for the PDP, Mr Chris Nehikhare, disclosed this in response to the opposition party’s criticism of the PDP-led state government proposed airport project in Read More

Edo holds Guitar Boy concert to honour Victor Uwaifo Nov 13

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Edo state government has unfolded plans to honour one of its illustrious sons, the late Sir Victor Uwaifo. The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media Projects, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, who disclosed this, said the concert would be held at Prof. Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, an edifice named after the music icon. He said the concert, titled: “The Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Edo Queens, FC Robo cruise into final

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The stage is set for the final of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup after the conclusion of semi final games on Friday. FC Robo Queens in the first semi final game defeated Osun Babes 2-0. The Lagos Land-Ladies dominated the game before eventually finding the breakthrough in the 41st minute courtesy of Onyenezide Esther. Osun Babes in the second half Read More

Supreme Court didn’t nullify my chairmanship – Jude Okeke

October 14, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Thursday reacted to the Supreme Court judgment, which declared that Charles Soludo is the candidate of the party for Anambra state governorship election. Okeke said the Supreme Court didn’t nullify his chairmanship. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, Okeke boasted that he’s still APGA National Chairman. The Read More

VIDEO: Watch moment kidnapped Kaduna Seminarians returned to their school

October 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The moment three seminarians who regained their freedom from kidnappers were led into their school’s chapel has surfaced online. Recall that the three seminarians were abducted from same Chapel of Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Monday October 11, 2021 by bandits. They were set free on Wednesday night. Chancellor of Catholic Diocese Read More

APC Senators to rise to 84 by next week, says Senate spokesman

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Senator representing Osun Central and spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Wednesday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators must have increased to 84 by next week. He stated that some members of the opposition have disclosed their readiness to dump their party for the ruling APC. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement of 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

The untold story of Igun, Nigeria’s centre of bronze casting

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The untold story of Igun, Nigeria’s centre of bronze casting. In 1999, UNESCO listed the Oba of Benin’s palace and Igun street, Benin City, as citadel of bronze casting and cultural heritage sites.Unarguably, after several centuries, artifacts churned out from Igun street has continued to attract global attention. Worries Ironically, the same Igun bronze casting centre that brought Bini Kingdom Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Major Datong rescued, 24 days after

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

After spending close to a month in detention Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped from his home at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, by bandits on August 24, 2021, has regained his freedom. The dare-devil bandits had picked and made away with Datong at the top military facility at Afaka, Kaduna, after killing two officers identified as Lieutenant Wulah and Read More

Ooni seeks Yoruba language, culture promotion

September 17, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, has called for the promotion of Yoruba language and culture which he said must not be allowed to go into extinction. The monarch, who was represented by Oba Dr. Adebisi Segun Layade JP, the Alara Odaaye of Ara Land Ife, Osun state, made the call at a public Read More

Medvedev stuns Djokovic, wins 2021st US Open

September 13, 2021 AFP 0

Daniil Medvedev shattered Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam dream with a straight sets victory in the US Open final on Sunday, denying the world number one a record-breaking 21st major men’s singles title. Russia’s second-ranked Medvedev dominated Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to prevent the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1969 and keep Djokovic level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal atop the career Slam title Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

Abducted Niger traditional ruler regains freedom

September 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

District Head of Wawa also known as Dodo of Wawa Alhaji Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu has been released by his abductors. The District head was recently abducted at his palace in Wawa, Borgu Emirate in Niger state.  He is said to have been released with out payment of ransom. Details loading…

Berbiedoll, Josh2Funny unveiled as Glover’s brand ambassadors

September 3, 2021 Editorial II 0

Nigerian model, style, brand influencer and entrepreneur, known as Berbiedoll, born Christiana Kayode and comedian, Josh Alfred better known as Josh2Funny have joined the Glover family, an affiliate of Patricia. The two new ambassadors join a horde of others who are on the bill of the company as ambassadors. Glover took influencer marketing to a whole new level, with the 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

Breaking: Abuja to host PDP convention as party rolls out committees in September, Secondus surrenders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as the venue for its National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Saturday, also told newsmen after the party’s 92nd National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja that the party shall announce convention planning and zoning committees next month. Ologbondiyan said, Read More

Breaking: 2 veteran actors dead in less than 24 hours

August 27, 2021 Editor 0

Two veteran nollywood actors Ifeanyi Dike and Victor Olaotan have passed on. While Dike died on Friday morning, Olaotan was confirmed dead on Thursday evening. Both died after suffering from illness. Dike has been down with kidney illness since 2011 after which he underwent a successful kidney transplant in India.  Olaotan had celebrated his 69th birthday on Wednesday, February 17, Read More