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Edo state Government Threatens Lockdown as 13 die from Delta Variant of COVID19
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Edo state Government Threatens Lockdown as 13 die from Delta Variant of COVID19

The Edo state government has threatened to enforce another lockdown in the state as 13 persons have been killed from the Delta variant of COVID19 in the state. Incident Manager of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after its daily virtual meeting presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday, September 1. Obi, who said that all 13 deaths recorded in the third wave of the virus were of unvaccinated persons, restated the need for all residents to get inoculated with the vaccines to remain safe and healthy. Reacting to the development, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a statement he signed, stressed that the state government might be forced to implement a lockdown due to rising infections and deaths from the Delta variant of the pandemic...
Edo College abuse video: State Govt suspends principal and housemaster; to prosecute abusers with Child Right Laws
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Edo College abuse video: State Govt suspends principal and housemaster; to prosecute abusers with Child Right Laws

The Edo State Government has suspended the principal and a housemaster of the Edo College, Benin City, over an abuse video which went viral on Monday. In the distubing video, some senior students of the college were seen mercilessly brutalizing and humuliating their classmates, with one of them stripped naked. Secretary to Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie, in a statement on Tuesday, August 3, said the abusers will be prosecuted with Child Rights Law. "The Edo State Government has watched with disdain the disturbing viral social media video of abuse by students of Edo College, Benin City, the Edo State capital," the statement read. The State Ministry of Education on enquiry discovered that the incident took place at the college premises and involved Senior Secondary Scho...
UNIBEN Announces February 1 Resumption Date, Makes Facemasks Compulsory
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UNIBEN Announces February 1 Resumption Date, Makes Facemasks Compulsory

Following the approval of the Edo state government for schools in the state to resume academic activities February 1, the University of Benin has asked students to return to campus same day . Schools across the country were shut down for months owing to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with the recently suspended nine-month old ASUU strike which disrupted academic activities. Although UNIBEN had earlier announced January 30 as resumption date, the Edo government halt the process owing to COVID-19 scare despite the federal government earlier giving the nod for schools to reopen January 18. In another statement made available to CAMPUS GIST on Tuesday, however, the UNIBEN management announced February 1 as the resumption date for the 2019/2020 academic session. Endorsed by th...
EndSARS: Edo State Declares 24-Hour Curfew
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EndSARS: Edo State Declares 24-Hour Curfew

The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice. The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, today, October 19, 2020. This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protesters. While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state. By the directive, schools and businesses are to shutdown activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.5. Parents are advised to rein in their ...
Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’
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Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’

A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has finally broken silence following his party's defeat at the September 19 Edo Governorship election. MCI had reported how the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost to incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the keenly contested election. Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State, had thrown his weight behind Ize-Iyamu, a former Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Edo State Government, in the guber polls. On Wednesday, Oshiomhole, while at the gym at his private residence, in Benin City, said he did not break down as being alleged in some quarters, following the loss suffered by his party. While thanking the good people of Edo State...
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Governorship Election: Edo Govt Declares Friday Sept 18 Work-free Day

The Edo State Government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020 as a work-free day. This was contained in a statement forwarded to Igbere TV, Thursday, signed by Mrs. Aziegbemhin P. E., Permanent Secretary in the Office of Head of Service. She said the approval was given by Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable workers in the state travel to their respective constituencies to exercise their franchise. The Edo State governorship election holds Saturday 19 Sept., with Obaseki of the PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC as major contenders.
Court Extends Order Stopping Obaseki From Arresting Oshiomhole
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Court Extends Order Stopping Obaseki From Arresting Oshiomhole

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, extended the interim order barring governor Godwin Obaseki from arresting the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole over his alleged indictment by a panel of inquiry. Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered all the parties involved in the matter to stay action till June 29 when the court will hear a motion challenging its jurisdiction to entertain an application Oshiomhole filed for the protection of his fundamental human rights. Other Respondents in the matter are; Edo State government, the Attorney- General and Commissioner of Justice of Edo state, Chairman of the panel of inquiry, Justice J. Oyomire, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Service. It will be recalled that...
We Will Deal With Imported Thugs And Their Sponsors – Obaseki
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We Will Deal With Imported Thugs And Their Sponsors – Obaseki

The Edo State Government also said it would sanction any individual or group of persons, who violates the regulations contained in the gazette on political gatherings The Edo State Government has warned that it will spare no resources within the ambit of the law to bring to justice any individual or group importing political thugs through riverine communities and other state borders to unleash mayhem on the people. In a statement on Thursday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said reports of such movements of hoodlums had been received and the government would ensure that those culpable of such acts were identified, arrested and prosecuted. He said, “The Edo State Government has received intelligence reports that some unscrupu...
Edo State Deputy Gov. Challenges Oshiomhole, Other Governorship Aspirants To Debate
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Edo State Deputy Gov. Challenges Oshiomhole, Other Governorship Aspirants To Debate

The Edo State government has challenged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and all governorship aspirants in the state to an open debate. The challenge was thrown on Sunday in a statement by the state’s deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, trumping Governor Godwin Obaseki’s moral uprightness and service delivery as the endearing factors for which the people of the state would reelect their team. Comrade Shaibu, in the statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Benjamin Atu, and made available to journalists in Abuja, said “I am throwing an open invitation to anyone who has the moral standing of Godwin Obaseki to come out and defend their statements in an open debate.” According to the statement, the deputy govern...
I’m Yet To Receive My Chief Of Staff’s Resignation Letter, Gov. Obaseki Reacts
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I’m Yet To Receive My Chief Of Staff’s Resignation Letter, Gov. Obaseki Reacts

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said he is yet to receive any official letter of resignation from his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele. Akerele is believed to have stepped down “based on administrative and governance grounds”. However, the Governor in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, insisted there is no official communication. Osagie stated that the story has only been making the rounds on social media. “In the past few hours, it emerged on social media that the Chief of Staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has resigned his appointment with the Edo State Government. “While the Governor has not received any formal communication to this effect, he believes that this is a personal decision of Mr. Akerele. “Ho...
Oshiomhole Rejects Christmas Gifts From Obaseki
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Oshiomhole Rejects Christmas Gifts From Obaseki

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Edo, has rejected Christmas gifts from Edo State Government. Mr Crusoe Osage, the Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communications, disclosed this in a statement in Benin on Wednesday. Osagie said the conventional Christmas presents reserved for former governors of the state that were sent to Oshiomhole were turned back. He said that messengers from the state government were dispatched to deliver the gifts on Christmas eve. “The messengers said they met the mother of the former governor who rejected the items, stating that her son would not accept the gifts. “The gift items meant for Comrade Oshiomhole include four cows and ten bags of rice”. He s...
Edo Government Bans All Political Rallies In The State
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Edo Government Bans All Political Rallies In The State

Edo State government on Friday announced that a ban has been placed on all political rallies and demonstration in the state. This announcement is coming barely 24 hours after a protest by some youths who set up bonfires at some strategic locations in the capital city, Benin, leading to increased political tensions. The Government of Edo State in a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the decision to place the ban was important following alleged plans by some mischief-makers to organise an unauthorised political rally in Benin City. According to him, the rally is capable of leading to a breakdown of public peace and also a danger to the persons and property of Edo citizens. “The event of yesterday, 12th December, 2019, were a scary prel...
Edo 2020: Adams Oshiomole’s Residence In Benin Attacked
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Edo 2020: Adams Oshiomole’s Residence In Benin Attacked

Some armed political thugs have reportedly attacked the Benin City residence of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Led by one Muktari Osagie and Ebo Stone, the thugs were seen chanting anti-Oshiomhole songs, declaring their motive without any form of restraint nor discretion. The thugs were said to be supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Deputy, Philip Shaibu and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie. We however, gathered that the APC national chairman was not at home when the thugs arrived. He was said to be attending a friend’s occasion at a nearby residence. The thugs said to be state-sponsored, remained at Oshiomhole’s residence, chanting various songs apparently awaiting to accost the national c...
Edo House Of Assembly Election: APC Wins All 24 Seats
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Edo House Of Assembly Election: APC Wins All 24 Seats

The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has broken an all-time record in electoral contest in last Saturday’s House of Assembly election. It won all the 24 available seats in the Assembly as candidates of the APC defeated all Peoples Democratic Party candidates from the results announced by INEC Returning Officers at various collation centres. The results of the House of Assembly election was different from the February 23rd presidential and National Assembly election in which the PDP won with a margin of over 7000 votes. In Edo Central that used to be a bastion of the PDP, the APC won all the six available seats in the senatorial districts. The results of the House of Assembly election threw members of the APC to joyful mood as they trooped resident of the Secretary to ...
Comrade Buses: Named After Adams Oshiomhole In Edo (Photos)
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Comrade Buses: Named After Adams Oshiomhole In Edo (Photos)

These are Edo state government-owned mass transit luxury buses. This bus scheme is under the supervision and management of the Edo City Transport Service Limited (ECTS). This mass transit bus scheme is the initiative of the former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole. The buses were nicknamed the “Comrade bus” by the Oshionmhole administration. Ostensibly, they were named after the initiator, the “Comrade Governor” - Adams Oshionmhole. Governor Godwin Obaseki recently took delivery of 75 brand new “Comrade Buses”. It is part of an elaborate mass transit plan that includes the construction of ultra-modern Terminals, Cashless Payment by commuters, etc. The scheme is intended to improve service to the people, boost revenue, offer employment opportunities, etc. The ...
China-Africa Summit: Edo Signs Pact With Chinese Firm To Build Benin Port
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China-Africa Summit: Edo Signs Pact With Chinese Firm To Build Benin Port

President Buhari is in China with a large delegation of ministers and governors to attend the Forum Of China-Africa Cooperation #FOCAC2018. While the president attends the main summit, the ministers and governors have been negotiating deals and agreements on behalf of their states and ministries on the sidelines of the summit.   The Edo state government on Monday signed an agreement with a Chinese firm, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build a port on the Benin River. Governor Godwin Obaseki and the company’s vice president Li Yi signed the agreement for both parties in a ceremony held at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, China. Obaseki said the agreement was to build a port on the Benin River, dredge the river which is a channel of about 40 kilometres, and t...
Orphanage Where Elo Ogidi Was Found Has Been Shut Down
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Orphanage Where Elo Ogidi Was Found Has Been Shut Down

The orphanage where 4 year old girl Elo Ogidi was found has been shut down by the Edo State Government. God’s Own Orphanage in Benin was shut by the Edo State Government, following the discovery of a missing Elo Ogidi. This was made known in a statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Friday. According to the statement, three other children were found without proper documentation during a visit by officials from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to the facility. Elo was reported to have been stolen during a church service she attended with her parents at the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Lagos, in July but was found at the orphanage on August 24. The proprietress of the facility locat...
Gov.Obaseki Captured In An Unhappy Mood As He Plays Video Of Prison Official Assaulting Man In Edo
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Gov.Obaseki Captured In An Unhappy Mood As He Plays Video Of Prison Official Assaulting Man In Edo

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki was captured in an unhappy mood while playing an horrific video for the Controller General of The Nigerian Prisons Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed. In the video, a public service volunteer was brutalised by a prison warder who violated traffic regulations.  The governor said that Edo State Government will not condone any form of human rights abuse. However, the Governor has ordered that the staff be apprehended and justice must prevail. Earlier this month, an official of the state created Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) was brutalized and maltreated by an officer of Nigeria Prison Services in Edo State. According to reports, the PUWOV official contravened the Prison Warden who was picking passengers beside WEMA bank on Airport road, Benin City where parki...
Many Injured As Edo Govt’s Press Bus Involve In Ghastly Car Accident
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Many Injured As Edo Govt’s Press Bus Involve In Ghastly Car Accident

A bus assigned to the Press Unit of the Edo State Government House was involved in an accident on its way from an official assignment, today, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A number of people in the bus and three other vehicles that were involved in the accident, including a medical doctor and a mother and child, sustained varied degrees of injuries, and are currently receiving treatments at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). An official of the state government has been sent to the hospital to ascertain the degree of injuries sustained by the victims and we are also in touch with the doctors managing the victims, who are in stable condition. We have undertaken to pay the medical bills of all the victims. No life was lost. Crusoe Osagie Special Adviser, Media and Communicati...
Edo Govt Unveils Tourism Desks At Benin Airport
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Edo Govt Unveils Tourism Desks At Benin Airport

The Edo State Government in partnership with Viko Nigeria has unveiled tourism information desks at the Benin Airport, Benin City, to market the state's tourism sites. Speaking at the unveiling of the desks at the arrival and departure wings of the Benin Airport on Wednesday, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, said he wants investors and visitors to know about the tourism potentials of the state. The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Taiwo Akerele, said the idea driving the project is the commitment to make the state a 24-hour economy. "As a state, we want to leverage on our potentials to attract local and foreign investments. We are partnering with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to make night landing possible at the airport to increase influx of pa...
BEDC And Edo Govt Strategise On Boosting Power Supply To Communities
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BEDC And Edo Govt Strategise On Boosting Power Supply To Communities

The Edo State Government has come up with a devised strategy to make sure its residents get sufficient electricity supply to boost socio-economic activities, Spark reports. The state mentioned that the strategy is being perfected with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). This development was disclosed by the Head, Local Government Administration, Uhunmwode Local Government Area, (LGA), Mr. Anthony Osa Kaduna Eboigbodin. Mr Osa Eboigbodin said that in the state, there are three intervention areas to be addressed, which include, “communities with adequate infrastructure but disagreements with the BEDC and its officials; communities with damaged infrastructure that needs to be fixed and far flung communities without infrastructure.” He said measures are being taken to a...
Edo Govt Reduces 2017 Budget Estimate By 16.49%
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Edo Govt Reduces 2017 Budget Estimate By 16.49%

The Edo State Government said it has reduced the state 2017 budget to N127.92 billion from N153. 9 billion earlier estimated. The decision was taken by the state executive council on Friday in Benin and communicated through a statement by Mr Paul Ohonbamu, the state Commissioner for Communication and Orientation. The statement said that after careful deliberation and examination, the 2017 budget estimate of about N153.19 billion was cut down to N127.92 billion, representing 16.49 per cent reduction. The state government said that the reduction was necessitated by the creation of new ministries as well as the current economic realities in the country. It also said that the new budget estimate would be sent to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage.
Edo Govt Steps Up Enforcement Of Sanitary Laws
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Edo Govt Steps Up Enforcement Of Sanitary Laws

The Edo State government says it has stepped up the enforcement of sanitary laws across the state. The Edo State Commissioner for Environment, Reginald Okun, noted on Monday that government would arrest and prosecute anyone who violates the sanitary laws. Speaking shortly after sealing up a building at Lagos Street in Benin City, the state capital, Okun stated that government was concerned about the health of its citizens. He said, “We sealed up the building because it’s a commercial building where wastes from their toilets, kitchen and so on are channeled into the public drains. “Health and safety for this government is paramount; we don’t want a situation where there will be an outbreak of diseases and so on, so we had to shut down the place.” The commissioner cautioned al...
Edo Bans Use Of Schools, Roads For Parties
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Edo Bans Use Of Schools, Roads For Parties

The Edo Government has banned the use of the premises of public schools, roads and other public places for social events. The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr Paul Ohonbamu made the announcement on Wednesday in Benin in a statement issued to newsmen. He warned that violation of the ban would be dealt with in accordance with extant laws. He said that henceforth, the government would not condone those who flout the ban. The commissioner directed government agencies to ensure the ban is complied with. “By our ancestry as Edo people, we have always shown the example of public order and decency which others have emulated over the years. “This administration is determined to make Edo a model of magnificence and beauty once again,“ Ohonbamu said.
Osamede Adun’s Complex In Benin Demolished By Authorities
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Osamede Adun’s Complex In Benin Demolished By Authorities

A very popular complex belonging to politician and business mogul, Chief Osamede Adun, popularly called Bob Izua, along Mission Road in Benin City has been demolished by the Edo state government on orders of governor Godwin Obaseki. While some have applauded the development and called on the government to extend it to all as no one should be spared, others allege that due notice was not served before the demolition, as they sense some form of victimization.
Obaseki Registers For Okpekpe Race,To Run For Charity
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Obaseki Registers For Okpekpe Race,To Run For Charity

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has indicated interest to participate in the 2017 Okpekpe International 10km Road Race slated for May 13 in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of the state. The race is recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations as a Bronze Label event and certified by the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races‎. Obaseki, who spoke at a press briefing to mark the commencement of activities for the annual event at the Government House in Benin on Friday, however, said that he would run to raise funds for charity, under “We Care Trust,” a pet project of the wife of the immediate past Governor, Iara Oshiomhole. He noted that the event, which was in its fifth edition and came about as an “infrastructure accident,” ...

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