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    30,000 displaced as flood sacks 35 communities in Edo

30,000 displaced as flood sacks 35 communities in Edo

Not less than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako central local government areas of Edo have been sacked by flood.The flood which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas.According to NAN, areas mostly affected by the flood are Udaba, Anegbette, Usomegbe, Uduchiz, among others, all in Etsako central local government.Similarly, [...]

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    Obaseki: I was elected to serve Edo people — not political leaders

Obaseki: I was elected to serve Edo people — not political leaders

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says he was elected to serve the people of the state and not political leaders.Obaseki, represented by Osarodion Ogie, secretary to the state government, said this on Friday during the second anniversary thanksgiving of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Christian prayer contact committee."We can’t share the money and still meet up with our electoral [...]

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    ’10 killed’ as robbers attack police station, banks in Edo

’10 killed’ as robbers attack police station, banks in Edo

No fewer than 10 persons were killed following a robbery attack at two banks in Igarra, Akoko Edo local government area of Edo, NAN reports.The incident reportedly occurred at about 5pm when the robbers invaded the community in an attempt to rob the two commercial banks in the town.A resident of the community, Ofei Obende, said the robbers attacked the [...]

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    Obaseki bans grazing in Edo communities

Obaseki bans grazing in Edo communities

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has placed a  90-day ban on grazing in Odighi, and Odiguetue communities in Ovia north-east local government council of the state.He made this announcement at a meeting with members of Odighi, Owan and Odigwuetue communities at the palace of the Enogie of Odighi community on Sunday.Obaseki said the ban became necessary to stop further killings as the duty [...]

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    Edo to commence biometric capture of resident herders

Edo to commence biometric capture of resident herders

The Edo government has announced plans to commence the biometric capture of cattle herders resident in the state, in a bid to end attacks on farming communities.Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, announced the plan on Friday during a parley with the national leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and heads of security agencies."As a member of [...]

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    Obaseki sacks environment commissioner over sweepers’ protest

Obaseki sacks environment commissioner over sweepers’ protest

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, has sacked Reginald Okun, commissioner of environment, supposedly over the protest of sweepers in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Osarodion Ogie, secretary to the state government, said Obaseki ordered the redeployment of R E Obahiagbon from the environment ministry.Ogie said the governor approved the retirement of Aiyamenkue Akonofua, general manager of the Edo waste management [...]

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    NCC to fund world-class infrastructure project in Edo

NCC to fund world-class infrastructure project in Edo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised to establish a world-class ICT infrastructure across Edo state.Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management, made this promise when the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, visited him at the NCC headquarters in Abuja.Dare said the commission was impressed with the "forward-looking policies" of the governor and assured him of the NCC’s readiness to [...]

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    Auchi Poly expels 18 students, rusticates 62

Auchi Poly expels 18 students, rusticates 62

The Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo, says it has expelled 18 students and rusticated 62 others for various misconducts in the 2016/2017 academic session. [...]

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    NSCDC arrests ‘Boko Haram member’ in Edo

NSCDC arrests ‘Boko Haram member’ in Edo

The Edo command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested one Sani, a self-confessed Boko Haram suspect.Makinde Ayinla, NSCDC commandant in the state, said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Saturday within the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).“Our men deployed to guard the premises of the NTA arrested suspect after he [...]

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    Edo bans night grazing, orders clampdown on illegal arms

Edo bans night grazing, orders clampdown on illegal arms

The Edo state government has banned night grazing in a bid to check clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Announcing the ban on Thursday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, also said herdsmen "or anyone else" will no longer be allowed to carry guns.He said: “We will not accept anyone with firearms. Anyone found with arms will face the law. We need information [...]

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    UNIBEN rusticates five students after lifting ban on SUG

UNIBEN rusticates five students after lifting ban on SUG

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has rusticated five students and lifted the ban on students' union activities on campus.Two students were rusticated for two academic sessions each and another three for one academic session. [...]

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    Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, has denied the reports that the state is planning to establish cattle colonies.Obaseki made this known in a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, his special adviser on media and communication strategy.He accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "spreading lies" that his administration had entered into an agreement on the deal.“Our attention has been drawn to [...]

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    Bandits seal 89-year-old victim’s mouth with super glue

Bandits seal 89-year-old victim’s mouth with super glue

Two individuals have been arrested by the Edo police command for robbing Imasogbonre Enahoro, an 89-year-old woman whose mouth they sealed with super glue.Enahoro and Marylyn Ajibola, her daughter whose mouth was also sealed, were robbed of valuables including a Toyota Camry at their residence in Igueben village near Benin.The suspects are said to have sealed their mouths so they [...]

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    Edo accuses BUA of spreading falsehood

Edo accuses BUA of spreading falsehood

The Edo state government says BUA International Limited has contradicted itself with regards to the situation at Obu mine site in the Okpella area of the state.On Wednesday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, ordered the arrest of two employees of BUA over alleged violation of a 'stop work order'.The order was given following the dispute between Dangote Group and BUA. [...]

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    ASUP strike: Lecturers down tools at Auchi Polytechnic

ASUP strike: Lecturers down tools at Auchi Polytechnic

Academic activities have been suspended in Auchi Polytechnic because of the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).The strike began on Monday. [...]

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    Obaseki to meet NSA over criminal activities in Edo

Obaseki to meet NSA over criminal activities in Edo

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, says he will meet with Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), over the upsurge of criminal activities in the state.Obaseki said this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists at the government house in Benin.The governor said his meeting with Monguno would seek ways to tackle criminal activities in the state.According to him, the meeting with [...]

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