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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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    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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