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2023: Edo PDP Government Mops Up Campaign Billboards, Leaves Billboard Owners, Opposition Parties in a Fix

2023: Edo PDP Government Mops Up Campaign Billboards, Leaves Billboard Owners, Opposition Parties in a Fix

Amidst allegation by the Billboard Owners Association in Edo State that its members have been warned by the governor, Godwin Obaseki, against accepting patronage by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and other opposition political parties as campaigns rev up for the 2023 general elections, the government has admitted mopping up all available campaign billboards in

Edo Boasts of Largest Oil Palm Programme in Africa

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is upbeat about the state’s strides in the agriculture sector as exemplified in the growing of the largest oil palm project in Africa. Governor Obaseki explained that this was part of efforts to tap from the state’s natural endowments and decouple from the oil economy in its economic diversification drive.

Edo Set to Host 94 Countries at Maiden International Film Festival

… Unveils Logo, Brand Ambassadors Edo State is set to host the world as arrangements are in top gear for the maiden International Film Festival in Benin City, the state capital, in which 94 countries are participating, and 1,551 movie entries have so far been received. The Edo State International Film Festival, ESIFF, which holds

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Edo Govt Moves to Sanitise Estate Market

In a move to checkmate the activities of fraudulent property developers who operate unregistered estates in Edo State, the government has initiated the process of sanitising the building environment. Towards this end, the state government has called a meeting of all estate developers in Benin City to deliberate on measures in ensuring sanity and adherence

Seven Killed in Multiple Bank Robberies in Uromi, Edo State

Seven Killed in Multiple Bank Robberies in Uromi, Edo State

As Bandits Make Away with Huge Haul of Cash Five civilians and two policemen on Thursday lost their lives in a sadly well-coordinated and masterfully executed multiple bank robberies in Uromi, Esan North East local government of Edo State. According to information released by the public relations officer of the state Police Command, Bello Kontongs,

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Ijaw Community Upbeat Over Prospect of Connection to National Grid

It was all excitement and jubilation in Inikorogha, a prominent Ijaw community in Ovia South Local Government Area of Edo State, as the lawmaker representing the area in the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, made good his campaign promise to connect the community to the national grid. Hitherto, the community had been relying on power

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Tragedy in Edo As Truck Crushes Nine Commuters In Early Morning Accident

It was a horrendous bloodbath, tears and sorrow in Benin-City, Edo State capital in the early hours of Tuesday as a heavy duty truck crushed nine commuters to death along Sokponba Road by Ogbelaka junction. Other persons injured in the ghastly accident, which, according to eyewitnesses, occurred around 7.30 am when a tipper loaded with

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Edo SSG Loses Elder Brother to COVID-19

Secretary to Edo State Government, SSG Osarodion Ogie has lost his elder brother, John Ogie to COVID-19. The late Ogie, according to a statement by the state chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP died of the dreaded virus Monday September 6, 2021. The statement, signed by Chris Osa Nehikhare, state publicity secretary of

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