World Humanitarian Day: Obaseki urges action against attacks on aid workers …lauds sacrifice of humanitarian workers

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has called for global action to halt attacks on humanitarian workers delivering aids to victims of conflicts across the world. Obaseki who gave the charge in Benin City, in commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day, marked on August 19 each year, decried the growing disregard for international conventions…

Edo Govt screens applicants for 250 job openings in traffic agency

The Edo State Government has conducted aptitude test for applicants seeking to join the ranks of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA), which is being expanded to strengthen its operations. The test was organised by EDSTMA for applicants polled from the Edojobs portal, the state’s skills development and job creation platform, at the Imaguero…

Obaseki’s Education Reform: Edo Poly Usen Hosts Buratai, Ibas, Others For 2nd Eminent Lecture Series

BENIN CITY – In line with the drive of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to revamp state-owned tertiary institutions to world-class solution centres, the Edo State Polytechnic Usen, will feature the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Auchi, Brig. Gen. Dickson Ehiorobo, for the school’s second Eminent Scholar Lecture Series,…

Technical & Vocational Education as Imperative for Youth Empowerment

2018 National Alumni Lecture by Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, Governor, Edo State at the University of Ibadan, on August 3, 2018 It is indeed a great pleasure to return to this great institution, an intellectual haven that molded me in the very best traditions of research, leadership, administration, the arts, understanding of the values of…

Police Enlist Singer, Korede Bello, EndSARS Campaigner, Awosanya, Others to Monitor SARS Operations

LAGOS – Police authorities on Tuesday named popular singer, Korede Bello, and the arrowhead of the EndSARS movement, Mr. Segun Awosanya, among individuals who will monitor the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. The develpoment formed part of the immediate steps taken by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim idris, towards…

Buhari’s Administration Committed To Security, Infrastructure Upgrade – Osinbajo

ABUJA – The President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will continue to secure the country, upgrade its infrastructure and ensure that its wealth is not hijacked by a greedy few, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo gave this assurance on Tuesday during a one-day working visit to Zamfara State where he was received by Gov. Abdulaziz…

NNPC Clarifies Tariff Issue On Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Project

ABUJA – Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) execution of the strategic Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project is progressing under the original concept of 100 per cent contractor financing model, an official said. In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the NNPC spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said the contractor finance arrangement was still intact. He said…

Fight Against Human Trafficking: Obaseki Lauds EU, Benin Monarch As Taskforce Clocks One Year

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday saluted the roles of the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II and the European Union in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration in the state, in the last one year. Obaseki gave the commendation while taking stock of the activities of the…

Regional Security: Benin Monarch Advocates Establishment Of ECOWAS Council Of Traditional Rulers

BENIN CITY – The Benin Monarch Omo N’ Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has made a case for the establishment of a Council of Traditional Rulers to support efforts at riding the West African sub-region of cross-border crimes. Oba Ewuare II made the submission in his lecture entitled “The Role of Traditional Institutions…

Nigerian Journalists Protest Police Detention of Premium Times Reporter.

LAGOS – The Nigeria Police authorities were Tuesday condemned for detaining a Premium Times reporter at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit in Abuja. According to a statement received by our correspondent, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) condemned “in the strongest terms the arrest and detention of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe by the…