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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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    Cultism: Professor, lecturers arrested in Ambrose Alli University

Cultism: Professor, lecturers arrested in Ambrose Alli University

Some lecturers of the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma have been arrested by the Edo state police command over alleged cult-related activities.Haliru Gwandu, the state commissioner of police, made this known to journalists in Benin on Tuesday. [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Obaseki’s election as Edo governor

Tribunal upholds Obaseki’s election as Edo governor

The Edo election petition tribunal on Friday upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state.Delivering the judgment, the three-member tribunal led by justice Ahmed Badamasi dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as lacking in merit.Badamasi held that the petitioners failed in [...]

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    Power outage in Edo caused by vandalism, DISCO tells residents

Power outage in Edo caused by vandalism, DISCO tells residents

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has attributed the current power outage in some parts of the state to attacks on its staff and facilities by some youths in Irua, Esan Central local government area of Edo.Caleb Ntem, spokesperson in charge of Edo North/Central, disclosed this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo.Ntem [...]

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    I did it out of annoyance, says pastor who ‘planted’ bomb in church

I did it out of annoyance, says pastor who ‘planted’ bomb in church

The Edo state police has arrested one Abel Eku, a pastor in Christ Chosen Church of God, for allegedly planting a bomb in the headquarters of the church.Eku planted the explosives inside the auditorium of the church headquarters on January 22, ahead of the church's international conference, Daily Trust reports.The explosives were reportedly detected by some members, who then called the attention [...]

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    Edo varsity expels three students for alleged misconduct

Edo varsity expels three students for alleged misconduct

Three students of Edo University Iyamho, in Etsako west local government area of Edo state, have been expelled for alleged misconduct.Th‎e acting vice-chancellor, Emmanuel Aluyor, made this known on Monday during a press briefing. [...]

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    Ogbemudia, ex-Bendel governor, is dead

Ogbemudia, ex-Bendel governor, is dead

Samuel Ogbemudia, former military governor of the old Bendel state, is dead.NAN reported his death but gave no details.The deceased was a chieftain of the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He celebrated his 84th birthday last September.Ogbemudia joined the Nigeria army in 1957, training at Teshie, Ghana and at Netheravon and Salisbury Plain in England (1957).He attended the officer cadet [...]

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    Auchi Poly workers suspend strike after meeting with school management

Auchi Poly workers suspend strike after meeting with school management

After being away from work for one month, workers of the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo state, have suspended their industrial action.The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP) of Auchi Poly had collectively embarked on the strike. [...]

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    Protesters break into venue of peace meeting in Edo, invite Osinbajo to the creeks

Protesters break into venue of peace meeting in Edo, invite Osinbajo to the creeks

Protesters broke into the venue of a meeting Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was having with stakeholders in Edo state on Monday, disrupting the entire programme.The meeting, which is a negotiation interface with the oil producing communities in the region, was disrupted after Usani Uguru, minister of state for Niger Delta, finished speaking.Not even the attempt of Godwin Obaseki, governor of [...]

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    Edo speaker escapes ‘assassination’

Edo speaker escapes ‘assassination’

Justin Okonoboh (pictured left), speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, says he escaped assassination attempt at Igueben local government area of the state, on Friday evening.Okonoboh disclosed this to reporters in Benin, the state capital, on Saturday.He thanked his backup driver and his security aides.“On my way back from my constituency at about 5pm on Friday where I [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ kill two security guards in Edo

‘Robbers’ kill two security guards in Edo

The Edo state police command has announced that two security guards were killed by suspected hoodlums during a robbery operation in the early hours of Monday.Moses Nkombe , police spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the incident, said the security guards were apparently killed by the suspected armed robbers.According to witnesses, the lifeless bodies of the guards were found by [...]

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    Auchi Poly lecturers stop work, threaten ‘indefinite strike’

Auchi Poly lecturers stop work, threaten ‘indefinite strike’

Academic activities at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo state, has come to a halt as a result of the seven-day warning strike of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the school premises reports that lecture halls and offices were shut while some students were seen leaving the premises for [...]

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    Two Edo APC chieftains imprisoned for ‘murder’

Two Edo APC chieftains imprisoned for ‘murder’

An Oredo magistrates’ court in Benin on Thursday ordered that Osakpamwan Eriyo and Sunday Osagbona, two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), be remanded in prison for alleged attempted murder.C. Ojobo, the chief magistrate, who said she lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case, directed that both accused persons be taken to Oko Medium Security prison.She said the prison has [...]

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    Edo election tribunal begins hearing Jan 11

Edo election tribunal begins hearing Jan 11

The Edo state election petition tribunal says it will not limit parties on the number of witnesses to call in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its governorship candidate.Ahmed Badamasi, chairman of the three-member tribunal, made the submission in its pre-hearing report on Thursday.The party and Ize-Iyamu, in their petition, are challenging the declaration [...]

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