General Samuel Ogbemudia’s Death, a colossal loss says Saraki

Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, received the news of the death of the former military governor of the defunct Midwestern state, brigadier general Samuel Ogbemudia with shock.​ ​In a statement signed ​by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, ​Saraki ​described Ogbemudia’s death as a colossal loss to the country, especially coming at a time…

Edo Govt. to provide 24-hour power supply in parts of the state–Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration will sign its first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) next week to ensure constant electricity supply in some parts of the state. Obaseki disclosed this Thursday in Benin at the on-going Technical and Vocational Education Workshop organised by the State Government. He said that his administration’s resolve was……

INEC To Deploy 753 Personnel For Etche State And Federal Constituency Elections

INEC Deploy Personnel   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is to deploy 753 Election Day personnel to conclude the Saturday, 25th February Etche II State Constituency and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency elections in Rivers State.   The areas affected in the Etche State and Federal Constituency elections are: One (1) Local Government; Eighteen (18) Registration…

How we’re tackling unemployment – Ambode, Obaseki, others

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Thursday said the huge unemployment crisis in the country was worrisome. The governor made the remark at the 1st Annual Lecture of Freedom Online Media with the theme ‘Unemployment: How Do We Tame This Monster’ Obaseki who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, said……

Obaseki tasks Pensions Fund Administrators on quality service delivery

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki Meeting With Pensions Administrators   Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured the Pensions Fund Managers of his administration’s support in ensuring quality service delivery to Edo State workforce who are currently keying into the Contributory Pension Scheme. Godwin Obaseki who recently engaged the services of about 15 Pensions…

Edo governorship: Tribunal says subpoenaed witnesses can testify for PDP

The Edo Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin, on Wednesday held that all subpoenaed witnesses could testify before it for the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its candidate in the Sept. 28, governorship election. Justice Ahmed Badamasi, Chairman of the three-member tribunal, who read the ruling, said that the petitioners were in other to……

Obaseki Signs 2017 Budget, Pension Bill into Law

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Tuesday signed the 2017 appropriation bill, also known as the budget of consolidation and prosperity. This came as he also signed the Pension Bill, which will organise the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme. Signing the bill before the Speaker of the House of Assembly and other principal officers……

Edo state workers reject salary over deduction of Pension charges

Some workers in Edo State have angrily rejected their January salary over the deduction of a certain percentage from their salary for the contributory pension scheme. Governor Godwin Obaseki had said the scheme would kick off in January this year and allocated N6bn for the scheme take in the 2017 budget proposal. According to reports,……

Gov. Obaseki sends bill to amend pension scheme to Assembly

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has sent a bill to the State House of Assembly to amend the state’s Pension Scheme of 2010. A letter on the bill amendment, signed by the governor, was sent to the Assembly on Monday. The letter read in part: “Mr Speaker, find attached 30 copies of the bill for……

INEC To Deploy 2,452 Personel For The Etsako Federal Constituency Bye Election

INEC Material Ready To Be Redeployed For Etsako Federal Constituency   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will deploy 2,452 personnel for the conduct of the Etsako East/Etsako West Etsako Central Federal Constituency bye election scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 28th January, 2017.   Etsako Federal Constituency is made up of three (3) Local Government Areas,…