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SEEFOR employs 240 people


In a bid to reduce rising rate of unemployment, the World Bank assisted project known as State Employment and Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR) has hired over 240 Edo State Indigenes for its public works programme.

The workers who are made up of 40 graduates and 200 non graduates now bring to 1,500 the number of unemployed youth so far engaged by the body since February this year.

INEC to distribute permanent voters card in Edo


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will commence the distribution of the Permanent Voters Card in 13 states, including Edo State on Friday November 7, 2014 and will end on Sunday November 9, 2014.

In a release signed by the Head of Department (HOD) voter Education and publicity, Mr. Francis Ikefua for the Resident Electoral Commissioner also stated that the continuous voter Registration exercise will hold from Thursday November 13, Monday to November 17, 2014 in the 13 states.

Professionalism: HOS tasks engineers


The Head of Service Edo State, Mr. Igbaekemen Jerry Obazele has challenged engineers in public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy to vigorously pursue attainment of professionalism in order to boost the profession.

PDPs amateurish self-attack reveals evil desperation

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The claim of a bomb attack and subsequent reckless press statement by a self-styled “Pastor”, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is another phase in what clearly has become the desperation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to spread falsehood and sow fear in the minds of the people of Edo State with a view to simulating a crisis.

I’m not vying for APC presidential ticket —Oshiomhole


Governor Adams Eric Oshiomhole of Edo State has laid to rest insinuations on his purported bid for the presidential ticket of his party, the All progressives Congress (APC), saying while he remains committed to the Nigerian project, his focus now is on accelerating the pace of development in Edo State.

Tayo Akpata’s death, colossal loss —Oshiomhole


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has described the death of a former Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), Chief Tayo Akpata, as a colossal loss.

PDP thugs unleash mayhem in Edo legislators' quarters


It was a reign of terror Saturday morning as thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party invaded the Edo State House of Assembly Legislator’s Quarters and smashed 36 cars belonging to members of the All Progressives Congress in the Quarters.

Jonathan flags-off $1bn IPP in Edo


Work on the $1 billion Azura-Edo Independent Power Project kicked off yesterday as President Goodluck Jonathan turned the sod for the commencement of construction work on the project.

PDP thugs disrupt President’s visit to Edo


It was a show of shame at the Benin Airport today, as thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party nearly disrupted the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Edo State for the foundation laying of a $1 billion (about N165 billion) Azura Gas-powered Independent Power Project in Benin City.

Stop blackmailing Oshiomhole over Momoh's attack


Edo State Government has condemned in very strong terms the attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and elsewhere to drag the name of the state Governor, Comrade Adams Eric Oshiomhole into the attack on Mr Rasaq Momoh, a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly.

$1bn Azura-Edo power plant kicks off


The foundation laying ceremony of the $1 billion Azura-Edo 1,000 megawatts gas-powered Independent Power Plant, will hold on Friday, 10th October, 2014.

The first phase of the project, which was conceptualized in 2010 and jointly incubated by the Edo State Government under Comrade Adams Eric Oshiomhole and Amaya Capital, the key promoters of Azura Power West Africa Ltd, is 450-500 mega watts to be scaled up to 1,000 megawatts in the second phase.

Eid-el-Kabir: Oshiomhole preaches sacrifice


Governor Adams Oshiomhole has congratulated the Muslim community in Nigeria as they join their counterparts the world over to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to imbibe the lessons of sacrifice which the festival signifies.