Nollywood workshop: Benin city edition’ marks successful 4-week collaboration

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Benin city recently hosted the NOLLYWOOD WORKSHOP, a 4-week collaboration involving six filmmakers from Nigeria and six from the renowned German film school, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.  This co-production, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts Baden-Württemberg, received support from the German camera manufacturer ARRI, Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub & Sound Read More

Edo deputy governor returns to training with Bendel Insurance ahead of Plateau United NPFL clash

October 12, 2023 Editor 0

Ahead of Bendel Insurance matchday 2 in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) encounter with Plateau United, Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu, has charged the team to go all out for victory against their opponents at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Saturday October 14, 2023. The Deputy Governor gave the charge during the team’s Read More

Breaking: After driving deputy governor away, Obaseki turns office to investment secretariat

September 21, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly allocated the office of his deputy, Philip Shaibu, in Government House, Benin to Alaghodaro for use as secretariat.  Alaghodaro is a Benin word that describes progress or moving forward. It is an annual investment drive by Edo state government, which is Obaseki’s initiative.   According to a memo on Thursday, Edo Governor asked the Secretary to Read More

7th National Youth Games: Edo Sports Commission steps up prep, moves athletes to camp 

September 12, 2023 Editor 0

Edo State Sports Commission has stepped up preparations for the National Youth Games (NYG) scheduled to begin in Asaba, Delta state on 20th of this month as they mobilised their athletes and officials to begin close camping today in Benin. Some Edo City Transport Services(ECTS) Luxurious buses were seen at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium today, filled with camping materials,athletes and Read More

Police nab man for raping 60-year-old woman

August 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Edo State Police Command has arrested Friday Igberase, for allegedly raping a 60-year-old woman, Cathrina Ouke.  The 52-year-old suspect allegedly raped the victim on her farm in the Uromi area of Esan North East Local Government Area of the state.  The Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Dankwara, said the suspect was arrested by the Uromi division of the state command. The CP Read More

Edo: Claim of coup against Obaseki baseless, Shaibu blames political jobbers

August 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

There are concerted efforts by some people described as mischief makers and political jobbers to destabilise Edo State and widen the gulf between the state governor Godwin Obaseki and himself, the deputy governor Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said. Reacting to a ‘shocking’ statement, by Governor Obaseki where he alleged desperation and a coup to oust him, Shaibu while speaking to Read More

My deputy in desperate attempt to oust me – Obaseki

August 11, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that his deputy, Philip Shaibu, planned to remove him from office. The governor who was speaking to stakeholders in a video released by AIT on Friday, said Shaibu had grown increasingly eager to succeed him in the run-up to the 2024 Edo governorship race. “He (Shaibu) went to Abuja and was boasting Read More

[Breaking] Shaibu: Maintain status quo, court orders Obaseki, DSS, others

August 10, 2023 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has again been restrained from initiating any alleged impeachment process against his deputy, Philip Shaibu, pending the determination of the matter. In the same vein, the Inspector General of Police, Dpartment of State Security (DSS) have also been restrained from arresting, detaining, or harassing Shaibu. Justice Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Read More

Edo Commissioner preaches collaboration with cooperative societies

August 9, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Honourable Commissioner in the Ministry of Business, Trade and Cooperatives , Honourable. Patrick Iria Uanseru, has called for more collaborative efforts from all cooperative societies in Edo state. Hon. Uanseru made the call at the John Odigie Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA) during an all stakeholders meeting with executive members of cooperative societies across Edo state. The Commissioner in Read More

Obaseki reportedly set to impeach Deputy in contempt of court

August 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

In a daring move and barring any last minute change of plan, the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is reportedly set to disobey the pronouncement of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, which ruled last Friday that all parties maintain “Status Quo Ante Bellum”, pending the hearing slated for Thursday, 10Th August, 2023. Hon. Justice Ahmed Mohammed Read More

Obaseki, Edo deputy governor feud blown open

August 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu, has filed a suit to stop alleged plots by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, to remove him from office. He filed the suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja on the 28 July. Shuaibu’s lawyer, Ogwu Onoja, prayed the court to restrain Mr Obaseki, the State Security Service, the Inspector General Read More

Police arrest suspected cult members in Edo

July 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Edo State police command, has arrested 53 persons in connection with cult-related activities in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, who announced their arrest warned citizens and organisations in the state to stop backing cult groups by providing logistics for the cultist’s nefarious activities. In a press statement released on Thursday, the CP also expressed dismay Read More

Edo government unveils untapped business opportunities

July 17, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Edo state government has unveiled what it tagged as the untapped business opportunities. The Edo state Commissioner of Business, Trade, and Cooperatives, Patrick Iria Ikpefa Uanseru, in a statement, highlighted some of the opportunities, adding that the unveiling of the business potential was made known during an interview with the media in Abuja. He emphasised that Edo state is an Read More

Stephen Osemwegie: The Visionary Leader for a New Edo

June 17, 2023 Ahmed Isah 0

In the realm of politics, visionary leaders are those who dare to dream beyond the confines of the present and work tirelessly to transform their communities for the better. One such leader is Stephen Osemwegie, whose unwavering commitment to progress and his outsider perspective make him the ideal candidate to spearhead the transformation of Edo State in Nigeria. Stephen Osemwegie Read More

Agbebaku emerges Edo Speaker

June 16, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The member representing Owan West Constituency has been elected speaker of Edo State House of Assembly during its inaugural sitting on Friday. Barr. Marian Edekor, who represents Esan North-East Constituency 2, also emerged as deputy speaker of the 8th assembly. Agbebaku, was a member of the Assembly between 2007 and 2011, while Mrs. Edekor, is a former commissioner of Social Read More

Edo assembly gets new speaker

The member representing Owan West Constituency, Hon. Blessing Agbebaku, has emerged speaker of the 8th Edo House of Assembly; while Hon. Maria Edekor representing Esan North-East Constituency II emerged as deputy speaker The duo emerge unopposed during the assembly inaugural sitting on Friday in Benin City, the state capital. Details loading…

2024 Edo governorship election: Odigie cautions Idahosa over statement on zoning

May 15, 2023 Editor 0

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Edo Central Senatorial District, Prince Emmanuel Odigie, has taken a swipe at Elder Charles Idahosa, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his statement that zoning the 2024 governorship seat was not acceptable because it is politically lazy and would amount to bringing in ethnic sentiments into politics in the state. Odigie, who said Read More

Edo gets new FA chairman

The Edo State Football Association (FA) on Tuesday ratified the impeachment of Mr. Roland Abu, its embattled former chairman. The decision was reached during the State FA Congress in Benin City, during which its vice chairman, Dr. Aghedo Moses was elevated as acting chairman. The congress was attended by delegates, board members, observers and members of Edo State Sports Commission Read More

Edo refinery operating at 80%, over-subscribed – Obaseki

February 28, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

In what appear a major breakthrough, the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that the state refinery located at Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state is now operating at 80 per cent capacity. The governor said this during an inspection of the companies operating in the Ologbo axis of the state, which plays host to a Read More