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Edo Govt to Tackle Human Trafficking Cartel

Edo Govt to Tackle Human Trafficking Cartel

 Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor, has described human trafficking as the greatest security challenge facing his administration and has vowed to deploy the state’s powers and resources to destroy the illicit trade.  Edo is one of the states where human trafficking is rife. Over the years, many of its youths, particularly young girls, are lured by

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Court Of Appeal Affirms Obaseki’s Election

Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin, capital of Edo State today upheld the decision of the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal affirming the election of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had challenged the decision of the lower court which confirmed the decision of

Oshiomhole Sacks Four Commissioners

Govenor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has terminated the appointments of four commissioners with immediate effect. The affected commissioners are: Lucky James, commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Blessing Maigida, commissioner for Women Affairs, Patrick Aguinede, commissioner for Basic Education and Chris Ebare, commissioner for Energy and Water Resources. Oshiomhole said the termination of

FRSC to Sanction Erring Officers

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has warned that it would sanction any of its officers found culpable in the issuance of fake drivers’ license. Charles Akpabio, zonal commanding officer, Zone RS5, in charge of Edo, Delta and Anambra states disclosed this at the decoration ceremony of six newly promoted officers of the corps at

Voter Cards Snatched in Edo

Baritor Kpagih, Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that 4,658 Permanent Voter Cards were snatched during last week’s PVC distribution in nine local government areas of the state. This was revealed by the Commissioner while briefing journalists on the PVC distribution exercise in the state. He explained

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Carnival At Ogbe Stadium As Oshiomhole Marks 6th Anniversary

Although Governor Adams Oshiomhole is still being awaited, it is a carnival of sorts at the Ogbe Stadium, Benin, Edo State, venue of the 6th anniversary celebration of the Oshiomhole administration in Edo State. Aside from the fact that the entrance of the stadium famous for being the match venues of great football teams such

Hope Rising for Edo Power Project

President Goodluck Jonathan flags off multi-million dollars private sector-financed power project in Edo State.   A private sector-driven Independent Power Project, IPP, which will generate 450 megawatts of electricity has kicked off in Edo State. The groundbreaking ceremony for the $1 billion project being undertaken by Azura Power West Africa Limited in partnership with the

Edo Gets University of Education

The Edo State House of Assembly passed into law on March 27,  a bill establishing the state University of Education, Ekiadolor. The law repeals a previous one establishing the College of Education, Ekiadolor that was passed in 1988. The bill was passed after the House adopted the standing Committee on Education’s report. The newly passed

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