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  The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his administration’s readiness to partner the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) on the reintegration programme for Libya returnees as soon as the bill establishing the Corps gets assent from President Muhammad Buhari. Governor Obaseki disclosed this when he received […]

Human trafficking: Edo State Govt. to partner Peace Corps on ...


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…claims of discrimination, anointed candidates false -Azebamwan The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, has described the issues raised by the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the planned local government election in the state as irrelevant and unconvincing and declared the PDP as “too depleted […]

Edo Local Govt. Election: PDP afraid of failure, too depleted ...


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The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the publisher, editors and other staff of the SUN Newspaper on the 15 years anniversary of the newspaper title. In his congratulatory message issued yesterday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Obaseki noted the phenomenal growth of the newspaper […]

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Representative of the Edo State Governor and Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu (far right) and the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II (far left), during the flag-off of sensitisation programme for Immunisation against measles, with traditional and religious leaders at the Palace of the Oba of Benin, Benin City.
…Benin Monarch tasks WHO on R&D to curb malaria epidemic in Africa  The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has pledged support for immunisation of children against measles scheduled to hold in March, calling on his Palace chiefs and religious leaders to drive the sensitisation programme in their communities to […]

Oba of Benin, Obaseki, WHO rally chiefs, religious leaders for ...



L-R: Group Managing Director, VIKO Nigeria, Mr. Chidi Lucky Kanu; Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Special Duties, Hon. Yakubu Gowon; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele and the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osazee Osemwegie-Ero, after the unveiling of the Tourism Information Desks, at the Benin Airport, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
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 […]

Edo Govt. unveils tourism desks at Benin Airport


L-R: Co-Founder & Director, Sahara Energy, Tope Shonubi; Board Member, Mallam Lawan Buba; Chairman, Funso Kupolokun; Managing Director, Mrs. Jumoke Ajayi; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu; Co-Founder & Director, Sahara Energy, Tonye Cole; and Director, Kola Adesina, after the state Executive Council meeting where the management team of Sahara Group were unveiled as latest investor in the state, in Benin City.
Plans by the Edo State Government to improve power supply in the state through partnership with oil and gas companies in the state, have received the buy-in of Sahara Energy.   The innovative energy solution includes the conversion of gas, hitherto flared, to electricity that will be used to power hospitals, schools, […]

Edo Govt., Sahara Energy reach deal to power public utilities ...


L-R: Co-Founder & Director, Sahara Energy, Tope Shonubi; Board Member, Mallam Lawan Buba; Chairman, Funso Kupolokun; Managing Director, Mrs. Jumoke Ajayi; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu; Co-Founder & Director, Sahara Energy, Tonye Cole; and Director, Kola Adesina, after the state Executive Council meeting where the management team of Sahara Group were unveiled as latest investor in the state, in Benin City.
…to partner Sahara Energy on power, gas The Edo Executive Council on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the uncooperative posture of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), in the evacuation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking, particularly the last batch of Libya returnees that came through Port […]

Libya returnees: Edo Govt. knocks NAPTIP’s uncooperative posture, writes FG


L-R: Former Commissioner for Information, Prince Kassim Afegbua; Prince Malik Afegbua; the Okuokpellagbe of Okpella, Alhaji Andrew Dirisu JP, OON; Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, during the courtesy visit to the governor, at the Government House in Benin City, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
Following the explosion that rocked Okpella community in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, yesterday, the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has directed the commissioner of police and the Director of Department of State Services (DSS) in the state, to commence search for explosives and other weapons and dis-arm […]

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L-R: Member, Board of Directors, Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC), Ambassador Segun Apata; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele, during the governor’s working visit to the NBC Benin Plant at Eyaen, Edo State.
…insists that only law abiding investors are needed in the state   The Edo State Government has commenced discussions with the Nigerian Bottling Company about a power purchase agreement from the company’s Benin plant, to light-up government buildings and streets across Benin metropolis.   Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, […]

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The Edo State Government has insisted that marketers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) must dispense the product at the approved pump price of N145 per litre in the state. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Oil & Gas, Hon. Joseph Ugheoke, the state government stated that […]

Edo Govt. insists on N145 per litre pump price, receives ...


(L-R): (front row) Chief of Staff to the Governor of Edo State, Taiwo Akerele; Captain Hosa Okunbo; Senator Ehigie Uzamere; Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo; Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki and wife of Obasanjo, with some officials of Edo State Government, during a courtesy visit by the former president to Obaseki at the Government House, Benin City, on Monday, January 15, 2018.
‘… if 50% of govs perform like Obaseki, Nigeria will fulfil its destiny’ Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, needs the far-reaching support of the Federal Government and well-meaning international organisations to stem the tide of human trafficking. Obasanjo, who said this during […]

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Officials of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development,  marking a building which contravened Edo state’s laws on urban development, in Benin City,  the state capital. The building is being marked for demolition after final notice was issued to the developer.
…threaten court action against occupants …As Edo rolls out bulldozers on illegal buildings Following the earlier complaints against occupants of the land belonging to Anglican Girls Grammar School by some old students of the school and members of Concerned Edo Citizens, a non-governmental organisation, the former students have called on the […]

Edo PDP land grab: AGGS old students seek demolition of ...