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The Edo State Government has devised strategies to ensure residents in the state get sufficient electricity supply, to boost socio-economic activities. The state said the strategy is being perfected with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), which has jurisdiction to supply electricity in the state and its environs. This was […]

Edo, BEDC fashion strategy to boost electricity supply


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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to utilise gas explored in the state to power the Benin Industrial Park in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state. Obaseki disclosed this during the 2017 Producers’ Forum Retreat of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff […]

Benin Industrial Park to be powered by locally-sourced gas – ...


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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Thursday briefed journalists in the State House, Abuja, the decision of the National Economic Council to spend $1billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region. Obaseki said the decision was taken at the 83rd meeting […]

Obaseki briefs journalists on NEC’s $1bn Excess Crude approval to ...


His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin and Chairman, Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, Secretary to the Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq. (2nd from right, front row) and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Akerele (right, front row), during the inauguration of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs at the Government House in Benin City on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
A Benin-based Non-Governmental Organisation, the Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration Development and Reintegration (IYAMIDR), led by Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, has urged human trafficking cartels to give up the illegal trade as a show of respect for the public condemnation of the ugly business by the Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba […]

Human trafficking: Group urges cartels to respect Oba of Benin’s ...



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Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) reforms being implemented by his administration have yielded positive result, as annual collection in local council areas has climbed from N30 million in November 2016 to 150 million in November this year. The governor said this […]

Edo LGAs’ IGR rises 500%, from N30m to N150m


L-R: His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin and Chairman, Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, His Royal Highness, Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe II, Otaru of Auchi and Vice Chairman, Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., during the inauguration of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers at the Government House, in Benin City on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
…says 2-year jail term awaits fake kings, chiefs The Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has thrown his weight and that of the Edo State Traditional Council behind the fight against illegal migration and human trafficking, which have claimed the lives of thousands of Edo youths. […]

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Teachers in Edo State got N1,108,476,358.72 for their October salaries from the N2, 391,150,633 allocation accrued to the Local Government Areas from the Federation Account, while N244 million was used to pay pensioners, the Joint Account and Allocation Committee, (JAAC), has said. Besides, the Edo State Government has outlined strategies […]

Edo pensioners get N244m in October, as govt, BEDC strategise ...


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The committee set up to design a framework for the establishment of the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme has submitted its report to the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.  Receiving the Report at Government House in Benin City, Obaseki expressed gratitude to members of the committee for drafting a […]

Obaseki receives Report on establishment of Edo Health Insurance Scheme



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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has given the management of Ambrose Alli University a four-year deadline to become the best university in Nigeria. Obaseki gave the directive on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting at the university in Ekpoma, Edo State. He told stakeholders at the meeting that his administration […]

Obaseki engages Ambrose Alli Varsity management over ranking, sets performance ...


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A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Concerned Edo Citizens, has taken the campaign against human trafficking to major markets in Benin metropolis, calling on the people to shun the antics of cartels, who over the years deceived youths and are now selling them into slavery. The group, whose campaign kicked off on […]

Anti-human trafficking: Group takes campaign to markets in Benin Metropolis


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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to reforming the civil service, noting that the construction of a wing of the Secretariat’s offices and institution of training programmes would strengthen service delivery. Obaseki said this when he received the 2016 Annual Report from the […]

Ongoing civil service reforms will enhance productivity – Obaseki


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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the 19 new female aides to do all within their power to improve the socio-economic conditions of women across the state.  Obaseki gave the charge on Monday during the swearing in ceremony of the Special Adviser and 18 Special Assistants […]

Obaseki swears in 19 female aides, tasked them to improve ...