By John Mayaki It is the bard and playwright of undiminished relevance, William Shakespeare, who through one of his many compelling characters philosophically avers that, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”. This is one of the irrefutable facts that define human lives […]

Obaseki: A profile of tortuous voyages to victory

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has disclosed that with the close of the legal battle, which accompanied his declaration as the governor of Edo State, he was ready to work for the state and eschew the distractions of politics.   This was at a thanksgiving service at New Covenant […]

Politics over for next 3 years, says Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has spoken against employment standards in universities, pointing out that universities were not established to create jobs, but to advance learning, promote research, and develop cultured students.   He stated this at the 21st Convocation Ceremony of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, which held during […]

Employment standards in universities unacceptable, says Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki has taken steps to revive literary creativity in Edo State, noting that Edo was, throughout the 70s and 80s, renowned for its education and creativity, and had the best library set up in Nigeria, which promoted significant reading culture among people.   This was at Edo State […]

Obaseki moves to revive literary creativity in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said his administration would cut expenditure and stick to available resources to help the government cope with the reality on ground, while also calling for a change of people’s attitude to expenses.   This was on Friday, during a courtesy visit by the Association of […]

Obaseki cuts expenditure, calls for change

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has challenged members of Eghosa Anglican Grammar School Old Boys Association (EGHOBA) to give back to their alma mater to enable her provide quality education to future generations of students.   Receiving executive Members of EGHOBA on a courtesy visit to Edo State Government […]

Obaseki charges alma mater’s alumni association

The government of Edo state, on Thursday, announced cash gifts of N100,000 each to deserving awardees of the Mathematics competitions that were held both locally and internationally.   This was revealed by the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at Edo State Government House in Benin City where he received members of […]

Obaseki presents cash gifts to students for academic excellence

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the Federal Government for the foresight deployed in establishing the National Institute of Construction Technology (NICT), Uromi, identifying construction as one of the challenges facing the country.   This was on Thursday, at the Edo State Government House in Benin City, where […]

Obaseki hails FG over establishment of NICT

To generate conversation amongst stakeholders on the content, implementation and implications of the new Private Properties Protection (PPP) Law in Edo State, the Godwin Obaseki-led administration has organised a Town Hall meeting to be chaired by Chief Sam O. Ugbe, the Iyase of Benin.   The Chairman, Strategic Planning Unit […]

Edo to hold Town Hall Meeting on PPP Law

Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, highlighted some of his administration’s measures to tackle human trafficking, revealing that a special task force led by the newly-sworn in Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Professor Yinka Omoregbe, would be set up to address the social malaise.   […]

Edo to set up task force against trafficking

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Wednesday, inaugurated a committee on Primary Health Care (PHC) remodelling, tasking its members to facilitate the proper functioning of PHCs in the state.   This was at Edo State Government House in Benin City where Governor Obaseki noted that the current state of PHCs […]

Obaseki inaugurates committee to oversee PHC

Governor Godwin Obaseki has issued a clarion call to opposition political parties in the State to join hands for building and developing Edo State, adding that his administration was ready to work with them to develop the state.   The governor, however, noted that they should not expect political appointments, […]

Obaseki urges opposition parties to unite for Edo