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The Council of Imams in Edo North Senatorial District yesterday urged Nigerians to offer special prayers for peaceful co-existence in the country.
The Edo State Government in conjunction with the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) has been commended by the World Bank for its efficient erosion control and watershed management project in the state.
This commendation came in the heels of the inspection by the World Bank team on the ongoing environmental cleaning exercise in the metropolis.
An aide to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Mr John Akhigbe, yesterday said that the governor had not picked a successor to take over from him in 2016.
Akhigbe, a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Protocol, said this in an interview with newsmen in Benin City.
African Writers have added their voice to the rescue of the over 200 girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, saying African leaders should rise as one to solve the problem and not leave it to Nigeria alone.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has commended the people of Ulemon Community, Iyekogba in Oredo Ward 02, for their developmental efforts aimed at complementing the rural transformation agenda of the present administration.
All Progressives Congress members in Odiguetue Community in Ovia North-East Local Government Area in Edo State have pledged their unalloyed support for Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole led government in Edo State.
This was made known when a high powered delegation from the community visited the Commissioner for Information and Orientation Edo State, Mr. Louis Odion in his office in Benin to convey the community’s loyalty to government.
The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly Hon. Uyi Igbe has assured the teachers who claimed to have been disengaged from the State Teaching Service that the state government would look into the plight of those with genuine cases.
The Speaker made the assurance in Benin City yesterday while addressing some of the affected teachers who marched to the House on a protest.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has asked the Chairmen of Local Governments in the state to put a stop to the collection of illegal taxes in their council areas saying only legitimate and approved taxes must be collected.
The governor who also warned against double taxation, said it amounts to extortion of the taxpayer if he is made to pay tax to both the State Government and Local Government on the same matter.
Edo State Government is taking every precautionary measures before engaging Pension Managers for workers.
The State Head of Service, Mr Igbaekemen Jerry Obazele who stated this yesterday explained that this was premised on government desire to ensure that its work force gets the best in any programme put in place by government.