We shall not mortgage devt., law, order for political patronage – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated that his administration shall not mortgage law, order and the development of the state for political patronage. The governor also mourned the electrocution of a Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 student of Eyaen Secondary School as well as a girl-child who died due to flooding at…

Protest as flood sweeps away 6-yr-old pupil in Benin….. body still missing

BENIN CITY- Economic and social activities along the Benin-Ugbowo express road were grounded for hours when some youths protested the death of a six-year-old school girl swept away by flood as she accidentally stepped into the nine feet deep open gutter beside the federal government-own road in Benin City, last Monday. The protesting youths barricaded…

Group Profers Way Out of Unemployment

A Non-Governmental Organisation registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), The Living Evidence Foundation (LEF), has said that the escape route to unemployment is the acquisition of skills. LEF said this through its president, Comrade Ehizuenlen Evidence, while commenting on the state of the Nigerian economy and the way forward for Nigeria youths. According to…

Security cordon thrown on Ekiti as governorship poll commences

Ado-Ekiti – A security cordon has been thrown on Ekiti as the simultaneous accreditation and voting process is set to commence in Saturday’s governorship election. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) spread across the three senatorial districts report that armed policemen and personnel of sister security agencies such as the NSCDC, NDLEA and…

Why Govt can’t work on Evbareke, Uwelu Roads Now, by Deputy Gov

Edo State Government cannot be stampede now into the construction of Textile Mill/ Uwelu/Evbareke Road, the state Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu has said. He revealed this at a meeting in his office with leadership of the market unions led by Comrade Omoregbe Eboigboden with the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Sustainability, Engr Osahon…

State Police Bill scales 1st Reading

ABUJA – First Reading of the Constitution Alteration Bill for Establishment of State Police and other related matters scaled it’s First Reading at the Senate plenary yesterday. The Bill sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate and the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, also has all…

Ekiti poll: Tight security as INEC distributes sensitive materials

Ado Ekiti – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday afternoon began the distribution of sensitive materials ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the materials were being moved from the Ado Ekiti branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria to the headquarters of each of the 16…

Human Trafficking: Obaseki at European Parliament, makes case for improved support, partnership

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made a strong case to the European Parliament for improved and sustained support that will strengthen the state government’s efforts to curb human trafficking and illegal migration. Governor Obaseki, who said this during a session with the European Union Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights (DROI), in Brussels,…