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Youths protest against suspended Edo lawmaker

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Youths numbering over a thousand have staged a peaceful protest against Hon Friday Ogieriakhi, the suspended lawmaker representing Orhionmwon South Local Government Area in the State House of Assembly, over what they termed the sale of their mandate without consultation.

Court restrains suspended Edo lawmakers


A Benin High Court has restrained the four lawmakers suspended on Monday by the Edo State House of Assembly from gaining entrance into the premises of the Assembly and the legislative quarters.

Oshiomhole sacks SSA


Governor Adams Oshiomhole has relieved Captain Felix Omokhodion, Senior Special Assistant on Projects Monitoring, of his appointment, in the public interest.
Captain Omokhodion is directed to hand over all government property in his possession to the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) within 24 hours of this announcement, please.

British Govt seeks closer trade ties with Edo


The Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr Peter Carter, says his Government will look at the opportunities which abound in Edo State with a view to attracting investors to the state.

Speaking today during a meeting with Governor Adams Oshiomhole in his office in Benin City, Mr Carter said: “I believe that there are good opportunities for British Companies most of which are keen to do business in Nigeria.

1st Quarter: EDHA begins plenary sittings

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Edo State House of Assembly has commenced sittings for the first quarter, fourth session of the fifth Assembly with the adoption of the proposed Business Calendar for the quarter.

Presenting the proposed business calendar, the Majority Leader, Hon. Philip Shaibu who doubles as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee or Rulers, Business and Governor House stated that during the quarter, the House will sit for 60 days.

Edo Assembly suspends 4 lawmakers


Edo State House of Assembly has suspended indefinitely the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Festus Ebea and three other Lawmakers over alledged misconduct.

Oshiomhole congratulates new Kano Emir


Governor Adams Oshiomhole has congratulated former Governor of the Central Bank, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on his appointment as the Emir of Kano.

Oshiomhole mourns Dora Akunyili, says she was an Amazon


Governor Adams Oshiomhole has described the late Professor Dora Akunyili, one-time Minister of Information and Director-General of NAFDAC, as a true Amazon who left her imprints in the sands of time.

In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said: “Professor Dora Akunyili was a true patriot who put the country’s interest above her personal comforts as she displayed extreme courage, discipline, honesty and incorruptibility as Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Lawmakers got N50m each to defect, says Oshiomhole


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says some members of the State House of Assembly who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got N50 million each to sell out.

Benin Monarch holds prayers for peace in Edo

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A prayer session to usher in peace in Edo State was held yesterday in Benin City under the auspices of the Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Erediauwa.

Edo celebrates World Environment Day


Edo State government has called on the people of the state to plant more trees so as to keep the environment green, safe and healthy for habitation

The Hon. commissioner for Environment and Public Utilities, Prince Clem Agba made the call during a ceremony to mark the 2014 World Environment Day in Edo State while delivering a lecture in Benin City.

Biometrics Time and Attendance Machines for all Edo State Government Employees


A Vendor Demo Presentation was held yesterday in response to the request proposal (RFP) advertisement being put by the state government to employ the most viable and competent company that can provide biometrics (finger print) Time attendance system for ministries, department, agencies, schools and hospital in Edo state.

Oshiomhole condoles with Vanguard Publisher on mom’s death

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole has commiserated with the Publisher of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr Sam Amuka on the death of his mother, Mrs. Teshoma Amuka-Pemu, describing her as a beacon of motherhood.

Oshiomhole accuses PDP of inducing Edo lawmakers

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of inducing Members of the State House of Assembly to defect from the All Progressive Party with the intent to create confusion and chaos in the state.