Monday, November 19, 2018

Tag "Edo"

    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 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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    Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Your Excellency,I chose this medium of an open letter to reach out to you because of the existential danger presently confronting the peoples of Edo State. It is no longer news that Nigeria has become an open killing field stalked by so-called Fulani ‘herdsmen’, a roving band of terrorists acknowledged by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth most dangerous [...]

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    SHOCKER: UK nurse convicted of sex trafficking was an Edo assembly aspirant — who campaigned on women’s rights

SHOCKER: UK nurse convicted of sex trafficking was an Edo assembly aspirant — who campaigned on women’s rights

Josephine Iyamu, a nurse of Nigerian descent convicted of sex trafficking in the UK, vied to represent the interest of the women of Edo state in 2015.A British court found Iyamu, also known as Mama Sandra, guilty of trafficking five women to Germany for prostitution.Efe Ali-Imaghodor, her husband, was acquitted of doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice.A video [...]

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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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    SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa…  electoral officials collecting N500

SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa… electoral officials collecting N500

Inside the classroom block located at the far end of the school, there are about 200 persons seated, waiting to register as voters. There are also officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and local security operatives hovering around the prospective voters like a swarm of bees. The school is Central Pilot Primary School, Karu in Nasarawa state, one [...]

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    How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

CNN has published a report of how Nima Elbagir, one of its correspondents, went undercover in order to have a first-hand experience of migrants who risk their lives to Europe through the desert.The report titled, ‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’, gives a chilling account of the activities of human traffickers in Edo state.The reporter started the journey from Edo to Kano [...]

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    NSCDC arrests ‘Boko Haram member’ in Edo

NSCDC arrests ‘Boko Haram member’ in Edo

The Edo command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested one Sani, a self-confessed Boko Haram suspect.Makinde Ayinla, NSCDC commandant in the state, said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Saturday within the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).“Our men deployed to guard the premises of the NTA arrested suspect after he [...]

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    Edo bans night grazing, orders clampdown on illegal arms

Edo bans night grazing, orders clampdown on illegal arms

The Edo state government has banned night grazing in a bid to check clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Announcing the ban on Thursday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, also said herdsmen "or anyone else" will no longer be allowed to carry guns.He said: “We will not accept anyone with firearms. Anyone found with arms will face the law. We need information [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I’m not sure Obasanjo is among Buhari’s advisers

Oshiomhole: I’m not sure Obasanjo is among Buhari’s advisers

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has reacted to the letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about the 2019 election.Speaking when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, Oshiomhole said since Obasanjo is not one of Buhari’s advisers, he should allow the president to make his own decisions.He also recalled [...]

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    Three reverend sisters regain freedom after 53 days in captivity

Three reverend sisters regain freedom after 53 days in captivity

The three reverend sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent kidnapped in Edo state have been released.According to PUNCH, the sisters were freed on Saturday.They spent a total of 53 days in custody.While one of them – Veronica Ajayi – was reportedly released on Saturday evening, the other two were said to have returned late in the night.Also reportedly freed [...]

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    We don’t know why our employees were arrested, says BUA

We don’t know why our employees were arrested, says BUA

BUA International Limited has faulted the arrest of two of its employees at Obu-Okpella mining site in Edo state.Earlier on Wednesday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, ordered their arrest over alleged violation of a ‘stop work order’.The ministry of mines and steel gave the order.But in a statement, BUA said a federal high court in Benin had declared the order [...]

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    Catholic archbishop speaks on 49-day captivity of three reverend sisters

Catholic archbishop speaks on 49-day captivity of three reverend sisters

About 49 days after they were kidnapped in Edo state, three reverend sisters are still held by their abductors, causing a concern in Catholic Church.Their continued stay with the kidnappers is dangerous for the sister, being women, Alfred Martins, the archbishop of Lagos, has warned.He appealed to the enforcement agencies to intensify efforts to rescue reverend sisters abducted since November [...]

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