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    Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

The Benin branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has barred its members from handling cases of kidnapping and armed robbery.According to NAN, the branch disclosed this in a communiqué signed by Collins Ogiegbaen and Pius Oiwoh, its chairman and secretary respectively, on Thursday.The association said it was withdrawing its services from all suspects whose offences are related to kidnapping [...]

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    Gunmen raid Edo police station, kill DPO, pregnant officer

Gunmen raid Edo police station, kill DPO, pregnant officer

Gunmen have attacked the divisional police command at Afuze, headquarters of the Owan-East local government area of Edo, killing the divisional police officer (DPO) and three other officers on duty.The hoodlums also attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the town, and destroyed electoral materials and burning down a police van in the compound.The officers killed [...]

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    Edo traditional rulers raise the alarm on stockpiling of arms for elections

Edo traditional rulers raise the alarm on stockpiling of arms for elections

Traditional rulers in Edo on Monday warned politicians in the state against arming thugs to cause mayhem during the forthcoming general election.The monarchs said they were aware of ongoing recruitment of youths as thugs, plans for vote buying and procurement of weapons by some politicians ahead of the elections.Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, who spoke on behalf of the [...]

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    NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched an investigation into an outbreak of the yellow fever virus in Edo state.According to a statement signed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer, NCDC, the centre is collaborating with the Edo state epidemiology team, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to carry out [...]

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    Owie, ADP senatorial candidate, constitutes campaign team

Owie, ADP senatorial candidate, constitutes campaign team

Ese Owie, candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for Edo south senatorial district, has constituted his campaign team ahead of the 2019 polls.The campaign is christened 'Team Impact 2019'.Speaking with journalists in Edo state at the weekend, Christopher Ojeikere, publicity secretary of the ADP in Edo, named Izedonmwen Oshodin as leader of the campaign.Ojeikere said Oshodin played key roles [...]

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    Edo PDP: Oshiomhole never reconciled with Anenih

Edo PDP: Oshiomhole never reconciled with Anenih

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of being a serial liar over claims that he reconciled with Tony Anenih, a former minister of works.The accusation is contained in a statement issued on Friday by Dan Orbih, PDP chairman in the state.Orbih said Oshiomhole and the [...]

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    Edo deputy speaker impeached

Edo deputy speaker impeached

The Edo state house of assembly has impeached Victor Edoror, the deputy speaker.Edoror was impeached on Monday over alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and act capable of destabilising the house, after which he was suspended for three months.Foly Ogedengbe, member representing Owan east, and Ganiyu Audu, from Etsako west 1 constituencies were also suspended for "unruly behaviour".Iyoha Osaigbovo, chief whip, [...]

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    Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

The Operation Delta Safe operation of the Nigerian army has confirmed the killing of a soldier by yet to be identified persons at Ajakurama community, Ovia south-west local government area of Edo.Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesperson of the operation, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN in Benin on Sunday.Abdullahi, who said the name and rank of the soldier cannot be [...]

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    Late Ize-Iyamu ‘will be remembered as a bridge builder’

Late Ize-Iyamu ‘will be remembered as a bridge builder’

Ese Owie, Edo south senatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), has mourned the death of Osato Ize-Iyamu, an aide to Adams Oshiomhole when he was Edo governor.In a statement on Sunday, Owie said Ize-Iyamu will be remembered as a great leader who treated everyone with great respect.He described him as a “fine gentleman” whose life epitomised the "core principles [...]

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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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