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    We are addressing the crisis in the state assembly, says Edo APC

We are addressing the crisis in the state assembly, says Edo APC

Anslem Ojezua, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, says talks are ongoing to address the issues in the state house of assembly.On Monday, some members of the assembly removed Justin Okonoboh and elected Kabiru Adjoto as the new speaker after a brawl.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday after meeting Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, Ojezua said [...]

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    Edo assembly sacks speaker

Edo assembly sacks speaker

Justin Okonoboh, speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, has been removed from office.Kabiru Adjoto and Victor Edoro were immediately appointed as new speaker and deputy speaker respectively.Edoro was also removed as the speaker of the same house in May 2016.Okonoboh, an All Progressives Congress (APC) from Igueben constituency, became speaker after Elizabeth Ativie stepped down.He had assured his [...]

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    Obaseki: Tax revenues are used for execution of capital projects

Obaseki: Tax revenues are used for execution of capital projects

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says all the revenues collected by his administration as tax were used for the execution of capital projects across the state.Obaseki disclosed this when Cyril Ikemefuna Ede, chairman of council, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), paid him a courtesy visit at the government house in Benin city, the state capital.“Without fear of [...]

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    Edo allocation rises by N770m

Edo allocation rises by N770m

The 18 local government councils in Edo state shared N2.95 billion for the month of July as against N2.18 billion disbursed in June.Macauley Ehonor, head of local government administration, Esan south-east, disclosed this after the monthly meeting of the state's joint account and allocation committee (JAAC) presided over by Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state.Ehonor explained that N1.45 billion of [...]

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    Edo traffic law offenders to ‘undergo psychological test’

Edo traffic law offenders to ‘undergo psychological test’

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says violators of the traffic law in the state will be subjected to psychological evaluation.He said this is to ascertain their level of sanity before prosecution by the relevant agencies of government.Obaseki disclosed this when he received members of the Edo state chapter of the Catholic Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) at the government [...]

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    Don’t become tools for propaganda, Obaseki warns pensioners

Don’t become tools for propaganda, Obaseki warns pensioners

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has warned pensioners to desist from being used as "propaganda tools".In a statement on Monday, Obaseki said he was not bothered by the “stage-managed” protests put up by some pensioners.He said those involved in the protest were anti-development elements, adding that the genuine pensioners were happy with him.“The good people of Edo state should not [...]

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    Edo University ‘established for rich students who can afford the fees’

Edo University ‘established for rich students who can afford the fees’

The management of the state-owned Edo University, Iyamho, (EUI) says the institution was established to primarily cater for academically-endowed students and the wealthy in the society.The tuition fees of the institution range from between N400, 000 and N450, 000 per session. [...]

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    Edo to open a register for northerners — after Ekpoma killing

Edo to open a register for northerners — after Ekpoma killing

The Edo government has disclosed its plans to create a database for northern settlers in the state.Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, revealed this on Friday when he received leaders of the Arewa community in his state.Obaseki said this would check the attacks by suspected herdsmen.On Wednesday, suspected herdsmen raped and killed a pregnant woman in Ekpoma, Esan south-west local government [...]

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    ‘Notorious’ nurse who trafficks girls to Europe arrested by NAPTIP

‘Notorious’ nurse who trafficks girls to Europe arrested by NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it has arrested a 45-year-old woman, Rhoda Omorogie, alias Mama Bobo, for her alleged involvement in the trafficking of young girls from Benin to Europe.Josiah Emerole, NAPTIP head of press and public relations, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the operatives of the agency in [...]

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    Obaseki forwards names of commissioner nominees to assembly

Obaseki forwards names of commissioner nominees to assembly

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has forwarded the names of 18 commissioner nominees to the house of assembly for screening and confirmation.At plenary on Tuesday, Justin Okonoboh, the speaker, announced the receipt of the letter containing the names of the nominees from the governor.The letter was read on the floor of the house by James Omoatama, the clerk.The nominees [...]

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    Auchi Poly: Lecturers caught demanding sex for marks will be sanctioned

Auchi Poly: Lecturers caught demanding sex for marks will be sanctioned

The Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo on Monday warned that it would henceforth sanction lecturers in the habit of awarding marks to students for money or sex.Sanusi Jimah, the acting rector of the institution, made the commitment when he received executive members of the polytechnic’s Alumni Association.  [...]

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    Dislodged Boko Haram insurgents behind abductions, robberies in Edo, says rep

Dislodged Boko Haram insurgents behind abductions, robberies in Edo, says rep

Pally Iriase, deputy whip in the house of representatives, says the bandits robbing and abducting people in Edo state are Boko Haram insurgents dislodged from Sambisa forest in Borno state.Speaking with journalists at the weekend, Iriase said despite the presence of the military in Edo north, the attacks on the locals have increased and nothing is being done to address [...]

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    Suspect chained to police van ‘tried to escape’

Suspect chained to police van ‘tried to escape’

The public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU) of the police, says the suspect chained to a vehicle in Edo state was done to prevent him from escaping.A video showing a civilian being chained to a vehicle by three policemen has since gone viral.In a statement on Thursday, Abayomi Shogunle, commissioner of police, public complaint rapid response unit (PCRRU), explained that [...]

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    Report any lecturer soliciting for money, Auchi Poly rector tells students

Report any lecturer soliciting for money, Auchi Poly rector tells students

Sanusi Jimah, acting rector of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo, on Friday warned lecturers against extortion of money from students of the institution.Jimah gave the warning at 35th matriculation ceremony of the 2016/2017 students of the institution, saying that any lecturer caught in the act would be sanctioned appropriately. [...]

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    US-based Nigerian to establish $2bn refinery in Edo

US-based Nigerian to establish $2bn refinery in Edo

Charles Ihaza, US-based businessman, has acquired about 453.9 hectares of land to establish a modular refinery in Eghudu, Ovia north-east local government area of Edo state.According to NAN, Ihaza while speaking at a forum organised on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed refinery in Benin, said that the project would cost over $2 billion.He said that they would construct [...]

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    Controversy trails alleged beheading of 14 students in Ambrose Alli University

Controversy trails alleged beheading of 14 students in Ambrose Alli University

The police and the management of Ambrose Alli university, Ekpoma, have disagreed over the alleged beheading of 14 students.Haliru Gwandu, police commissioner of the state, had informed journalists that 61 suspects were arrested in the rival cult war involving high-profile kingpins including senior lecturers of the university. [...]

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