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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. […]

Benin Monarch throws weight behind anti-human trafficking fight, as Obaseki ...


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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 ...



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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has paid off N6billion of the N10 billion pension arrears that accumulated between 1996 and 2000.  Obaseki, who met with pensioners in the state on Monday to commemorate the 16th Annual National Pensioners’ Day at the Nigeria […]

Obaseki meets pensioners, reduces arrears by N6bn


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Chairman, Edo Cultural Association in Italy, Mr. Monday Uwagboe, has debunked rumours making the rounds that the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki requested the Italian Government to deport all Nigerians of Edo extraction, resident in the country.  Uwagboe, who made the submission via a telephone call to a live programme on […]

Obaseki did not ask Italian authorities to deport Edos –Chairman, ...


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…seeks elevation of good governance as human right The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has called on world leaders to build structures and create enabling environment for people to express their inalienable and God-given rights. He added that given the intricate role it places in ensuring that people […]

Int’l Human Rights Day: Build enduring structures to guarantee rights, ...


First Lady, Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki (7th from right) with spouses of members of the Edo State House of Assembly, when they paid a courtesy visit to the First Lady at the Government House, Benin City, at the weekend.
Wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, has called for collaboration among spouses of members of the Edo State House of Assembly, to help build a greater Edo State. Mrs. Obaseki made the submission when spouses of the state’s lawmakers paid her a courtesy visit at the Government […]

Edo First Lady hosts wives of state legislators, calls for ...