Edo 2024 governorship election: I will beat Obaseki’s candidate, Shaibu boasts

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Ahead of the governorship election in Edo State, the state’s deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has vowed to defeat the anointed candidate of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Shaibu said he would defeat Obaseki’s candidate because he has the backing of the people of the state. He spoke while appearing on a TVC programme on Monday evening. According to Shaibu: “Definitely, I’ll defeat Read More

Breaking: Defiant Edo deputy governor declares to contest in 2024

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Ahead of the Edo State 2024 governorship election, the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has made a formal announcement, expressing his desire to compete for the Peoples Democratic Party ticket in the upcoming party primaries. Shaibu made his declaration known in a televised announcement on Monday morning. Blueprint recalls that Shaibu’s ambition has put him at loggerheads with his principal, Governor Read More

No plan to stage charity walk in Edo – Army Spokesman

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin, on Saturday, refuted a purported plan to stage a 10km three-day charity walk in Benin. Capt. Yemi Sokoya, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, made the clarification in a statement while reacting to an online publication that the army planned the walk to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA). 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

Popular prophet drops fresh predictions on Kano, Ondo, Edo politics

September 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The spiritual head of the Wisdom Church of Christ International, Prophet Bisi Olujobi, has spoken on Ondo, Edo and Kano states politics. The prophet on Thursday said the embattled Ondo deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, would find it hard to succeed Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in 2024. He further prayed for Akeredolu to conclude his tenure, recalling how he had earlier advised Aiyedatiwa 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

Security aide denies Shaibu from accessing Obaseki

August 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A security aide to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday, denied the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, from accessing his principal. The incident occurred during the 32nd anniversary of Edo State, at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City, Edo State. A photo which had since gone viral shows moment a security operative was seen blocking Shaibu’s access 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

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

Protest rocks Edo over fuel subsidy

June 2, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Edo Civil Society Organizations (CSO) took to the streets to express their grievances to the removal of fuel subsidy, which subsequently caused a review of fuel prices across the country. Speaking during the demonstration in Benin, the former coordinator of EDOCSO, Omobude Agho, on Thursday, called on the Federal Government to reverse subsidy removal as Nigerians grappled with multiple financial Read More

2023 polls: INEC thumbs up Edo-based journalists over coverage

May 5, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state has commended journalists in the state for its professional coverage of the recently concluded presidential, national and state assembly elections. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Obo Effanga, made the commendation on Friday during a “Post Election Meeting with the Media” held at the INEC office in Benin City, the Read More

Edo community kicks over planned installation of priest

April 30, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Indigenes of Obateru village, near Ughoton in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo state, have petitioned the Oba of Benin over the planned installation of Mr Afona Aimuamweran Otasowie as Priest (Ohen) of Obagbeni village in the same council area. In their letter of protest, signed by the Uzukpogieva (second most elderly man), Mr. Emmanuel Uwagboe and secretary, Mr Read More

LP lauds media coverage of activities in Edo

February 23, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Labour Party (LP) in Edo state has lauded journalists for displaying utmost professionalism in the reportage of the party’s activities during the electioneering campaigns. The party also described the press reportage as accurate, adding that “it’s expected to be appreciated.” Chairman of LP in the state, Comrade Lucky Ogbaloi, who disclosed this after a meeting of its Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kidnap another catholic priest

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly taken hostage, a Catholic Priest Rev. Father Christopher Osa’s in Ikabigbo community,  Etsako West local government of Edo State. The cleric was said to have been kidnapped at his residence in the early hours of Sunday. The traditional ruler of the community, Bramah Alegeh, confirmed the development, adding that the police and the Read More

Edo court jails 57-yr-old man 14 years for raping 7-yr-old girl

April 8, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Benin City Magistrate’s Court in Edo state has handed a 14-year jail term to one Michael Ogoke, 57, for raping a seven-year-old minor. Magistrate E. O Aimofumeh who delivered the judgement held that the conviction was without an option of fine. The Magistrate held that “the prosecution was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubts,” adding that the Read More

Pictures: One year after, FG receives Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Report

February 17, 2022 Editor 0

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, received the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival report from the Local Organising Committee (LOC). The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who received the report in his office at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, assured that government will look into the recommendations contained in the documents, with a view to adopting possible Read More

Edo APC not vibrant opposition – PDP

November 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has expressed concerns that “the state is not blessed with a vibrant, visionary and knowledgeable opposition as being played by the All Progressives Congress (APC)”. Spokesman for the PDP, Mr Chris Nehikhare, disclosed this in response to the opposition party’s criticism of the PDP-led state government proposed airport project in Read More

Edo holds Guitar Boy concert to honour Victor Uwaifo Nov 13

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

The Edo state government has unfolded plans to honour one of its illustrious sons, the late Sir Victor Uwaifo. The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media Projects, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, who disclosed this, said the concert would be held at Prof. Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, an edifice named after the music icon. He said the concert, titled: “The Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Edo Queens, FC Robo cruise into final

October 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The stage is set for the final of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup after the conclusion of semi final games on Friday. FC Robo Queens in the first semi final game defeated Osun Babes 2-0. The Lagos Land-Ladies dominated the game before eventually finding the breakthrough in the 41st minute courtesy of Onyenezide Esther. Osun Babes in the second half Read More

Supreme Court didn’t nullify my chairmanship – Jude Okeke

October 14, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Thursday reacted to the Supreme Court judgment, which declared that Charles Soludo is the candidate of the party for Anambra state governorship election. Okeke said the Supreme Court didn’t nullify his chairmanship. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, Okeke boasted that he’s still APGA National Chairman. The Read More

VIDEO: Watch moment kidnapped Kaduna Seminarians returned to their school

October 14, 2021 Admin III 0

The moment three seminarians who regained their freedom from kidnappers were led into their school’s chapel has surfaced online. Recall that the three seminarians were abducted from same Chapel of Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Monday October 11, 2021 by bandits. They were set free on Wednesday night. Chancellor of Catholic Diocese Read More