Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Edo"

    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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    Mining dispute: BUA asks Dangote to let the court decide

Mining dispute: BUA asks Dangote to let the court decide

BUA International Limited has described as ‘false and bigger lies” new claims made by Dangote Group saying it owns the Obua mining site in Okpella, Edo state.Both companies are laying claims to the ownership of the mining site.The dispute between the duo had prompted Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to order the closure of the site “to prevent a breakdown [...]

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    ‘BUA’s explanations riddled with contradictory narratives’ — Dangote Group breaks silence

‘BUA’s explanations riddled with contradictory narratives’ — Dangote Group breaks silence

Dangote Industries Limited has broken its silence on the dispute involving it and BUA International Limited. Both companies have been in the news over claims to ownership of the Obua mining site in Okpella, Edo state.On Monday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, ordered the closure of the site "to prevent a break down of law and order".Obaseki had said security agencies [...]

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    BUA ‘at a loss’ why Edo shut down disputed Obu mine

BUA ‘at a loss’ why Edo shut down disputed Obu mine

BUA International Limited says it is at a loss as to why the Edo state government ordered the closure of Obu mine site in the Okpella area of Edo.The government shut down the mine site over the dispute between Dangote and BUA over the ownership of the site.In a statement on Monday, Ortega Ogra, group head, corporate communications of BUA, [...]

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    Edo shuts down mine over Dangote, BUA dispute

Edo shuts down mine over Dangote, BUA dispute

The Edo government has shut down the Obu mine site in Okpella area of the state over the dispute between Dangote Group Plc and BUA International Limited.Both companies are claiming ownership of the mining site.Speaking at a meeting with leaders of the Okpella community on Monday, Godwin Obaseki, the governor, said the decision to shut down the mine was in [...]

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