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    UNIBEN professor ‘shot dead’

UNIBEN professor ‘shot dead’

Paul Otasowie, a professor in the department of electrical and electrical electronics engineering at University of Benin, Edo state, was reportedly killed by suspected gunmen on Wednesday evening.The incident occurred ten days after three policemen were shot dead as gunmen abducted Andy Ehanire, chief executive officer of  Ogba zoo and nature park in Oredo local government area of the state.Michael Osasuyi, [...]

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    Edo is safe, says Obaseki ahead of security meeting with Buhari

Edo is safe, says Obaseki ahead of security meeting with Buhari

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, says he plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the security apparatus in the state.Obaseki stated in reaction to the killing of three police officers and the abduction of the chief executive officer of Ogba zoological garden and nature park, on Sunday, in Benin city, the state capital.He said the incident was unfortunate, [...]

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    Our health sector is in a mess, say Edo doctors

Our health sector is in a mess, say Edo doctors

The Edo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has lamented the "sorry state of the health sector in Edo and Nigeria at large".In a statement on Wednesday, the doctors complained about the poor facilities at the Central Hospital in Edo.According to them, there is hardly any functional ward that is befitting for sick people and laboratories and theatres in [...]

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    Edo new fertilizer plant ‘to create 500 direct jobs’

Edo new fertilizer plant ‘to create 500 direct jobs’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the Edo fertilizer plant and chemical company limited.The state government said the plant, which has the capacity to produce about 60,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer per annum, will create at least 5oo direct jobs.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, and Okechukwu Enelamah, his industry, trade and investment, counterpart witnessed the inauguration. commended Obaseki for creating [...]

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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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