Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tag "Godwin Obaseki"

    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, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EXTRA: Edo governor dozes off as Buhari delivers speech at UN

EXTRA: Edo governor dozes off as Buhari delivers speech at UN

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, dosed off while President Muhammadu Buhari was delivering a speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday.Pictures of the governor sleeping at the conference have gone viral on the internet.But Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki's media aide, attributed the incident to "chaotic itinerary" of the governor.In a statement on Wednesday, Osagie said Obaseki is human and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Edo senator: A thug removed my cap in front of Obaseki

Edo senator: A thug removed my cap in front of Obaseki

Mattew Uroghide, senator representing Edo south, says he was harrased by thugs in front of Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, and the state's commissioner of police.The attack which took place at the Benin airport on Saturday followed his call on the senate to invoke section 143 of the constitution against President Muhammadu Buhari over the payment of $469 million for 12 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Sirika: Benin Airport to attain international status in 12 months

Sirika: Benin Airport to attain international status in 12 months

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government has approved that the Benin Airport be upgraded to international standard in 12 months.Sirika made this known during a courtesy visit to the Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo State, on Monday.Sirika said the approval was due to the fact the Benin Airport is one of the oldest airports in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Obaseki: I haven’t entered any agreement on cattle colony

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, has denied the reports that the state is planning to establish cattle colonies.Obaseki made this known in a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, his special adviser on media and communication strategy.He accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "spreading lies" that his administration had entered into an agreement on the deal.“Our attention has been drawn to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Edo accuses BUA of spreading falsehood

Edo accuses BUA of spreading falsehood

The Edo state government says BUA International Limited has contradicted itself with regards to the situation at Obu mine site in the Okpella area of the state.On Wednesday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, ordered the arrest of two employees of BUA over alleged violation of a 'stop work order'.The order was given following the dispute between Dangote Group and BUA. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Obaseki orders arrest of two BUA officials

Obaseki orders arrest of two BUA officials

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has ordered the arrest of two employees of BUA International Limited over alleged violation of a 'stop work order' issued by the ministry of mines and steel.The order was given due to a dispute involving BUA and Dangote Group on the ownership of Obu mine site located in the state.According to NAN, when the governor [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Obaseki to meet NSA over criminal activities in Edo

Obaseki to meet NSA over criminal activities in Edo

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, says he will meet with Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), over the upsurge of criminal activities in the state.Obaseki said this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists at the government house in Benin.The governor said his meeting with Monguno would seek ways to tackle criminal activities in the state.According to him, the meeting with [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    I’ll do my best to rescue minister’s brother from kidnappers, says Obaseki

I’ll do my best to rescue minister’s brother from kidnappers, says Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, has promised that his administration would do its best to ensure the release of Andy Ehanire, younger brother of the minister of state for health.Ehanire was abducted after some gunmen attacked Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park in the state.The attackers first killed the three policemen there before whisking away their victim who is the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PDP and the politics of disinformation

PDP and the politics of disinformation

BY CHRIS AZEBAMWANEvery responsive government encourages a vibrant and robust opposition to ensure it has a feedback channel outside of its own circle. This provides the government with a platform for peer review and assessment of the effectiveness of its policies and programs.The APC government of Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo state prides itself on running an open administration where [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 27, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS363475418
KANO364476420
PH364476420
ABUJA363478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement