Daily Archives: February 21, 2018

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved a 5% increase in the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) of medical doctors in the state. The Governor made the announcement Thursday when he received the National Secretary General of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Executives of the State Chapter of the union […]

Dino Melaye hollow — Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole shakes hands with elders of Urhonigbe during his visit to the palace of HRH Chief Igie Aimuyo, the Okaevbo of Urhonigbe
Chairman of the Benin Leaders of Thought and the Enogie of Obazuwa, Prince Edun Akenzua, has expressed regret that the tenure of Governor Adams Oshiomhole would be coming to an end in November, saying he wished the Governor could serve another term. Speaking yesterday during an interview, the royal father […]

We’ll miss Oshiomhole — Benin Elders

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says ongoing construction of the 87-kilometer road in Orhionmwon Local Government Area will be completed and ready for commissioning in April, 2016, saying the road will open up several communities in the local government for rapid development. Speaking during the inspection of the Evboeghae-Ugo-Urhonigbe […]

87-km road for commissioning April — Oshiomhole

Edo State has a lot of interesting places for any visitor to go. These places are simply breath taking. Some of these are: Ogba Zoological Garden: The zoological gardens was established in 1915 and it was the first to have a legal statute backing in Nigeria.The garden is located in […]

Tourism in Edo

INDUSTRIES IN EDO STATE Government’s Industrial Policy Privatisation Privatisation: Edo State Government retains not more than 20% share holding in any of its commercially oriented enterprises. Establishing Industrial Estates: Edo State Government allocates plots therein to private investors (both Local and Foreign). Preparing and making available to entrepreneurs feasibility studies and project […]


From the earliest times of civilization, specialized professional guilds or societies were set up to promote the highest ideals in the various arts. These guilds were accorded royal patronage. To this day, some of these guilds, like those of wood carvers and bronze casters, are still operating at Igbesanmwan and […]

Arts and Craft

The Oba of Benin,Omo N’Oba,N’Edo Uku Akpolokplolo is the king of  Benin Kingdom, Oba Erediauwa, the reigning Oba of Benin is a leader with a charming personality and background.Oba Erediauwa is the mature fruit of the seed his grandfather Eweka II, planted and nurtured by his fatherAkenzua II. Hence, a new Oba, groomed and well-equipped, steeped in the culture, norms and traditions of the old Benin […]


Igue_Festival 1
Edo state has a very rich tradition of festivals and masquerades through which the people either appease the various gods and goddesses, purification of both the land and individual celebrant,initiate men or women into age-grades or as a traditional get-together. More than one hundred major festivals are celebrated in the […]

Benin kingdom/Edo state Festivals