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Corruption: EFCC ‘secured about 1, 500 convictions in 14 years ‘ — Official

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it secured about 1, 500 convictions since inception in 2003. The Head, Public Relations of the South-South Zonal office of the EFCC, Oladele Oyewale, disclosed this at a town hall meeting in Benin City, Edo State. The gathering centred on "Fostering…

39th Oba of Benin Eheneden Erediauwa

Family vows to sue council over suspension of Benin Chief Priest

The family of Nosakhare Isekhure has given the Benin Traditional Council, BTC, a 14-day ultimatum to substantiate its allegations over which he was suspended as Chief Priest of Benin Kingdom. The council had, among other allegations, accused Mr. Isekhure of collecting money from people to review their cases already decided…

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Oba of Benin suspends chief priest

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has approved the suspension of the Chief Priest of the kingdom, Nosakhare Isekhure, from all the duties of the title. This was contained in a statement released at a press briefing at the palace on Tuesday, jointly signed by the nine highest-ranked chiefs in…

APC

Aspirant accuses APC of manipulating Edo primaries

The primaries to elect candidates of political parties contesting the bye-election into the Etsako Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives held on Saturday in Edo State. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the main election comes up on January 28, 2017. Etsako Federal Constituency comprises Etsako West,…

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Family of 82-year old retired magistrate killed by robbers thanks Nigerians

The family of Grace Onaiwu Omoigui, the 82-year old retired magistrate killed by armed robbers, has thanked Nigerians who gathered in Lagos and Benin to celebrate its murdered matriarch. Speaking Saturday at a Thanksgiving Service that drew the curtain on the seven-day funeral ceremony of Mrs. Omoigui, her daughter, Ifueko…

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Oyegun, Ribadu, Oshiomhole, others gather in Benin as Omoigui, mother of ex-FIRS boss, killed by robbers, is buried

Tears and tributes poured in torrent in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Friday as the remains of Grace Onaiwu Omoigui were interred. Mrs Omogui, more popularly called ‘Mama G’ by her family, friends and beneficiaries of her humanitarian work, embarked on her home journey after family, friends and…

Grace Onaiwu Omoigui

Shot dead by robbers, 82-year-old ‘Mama G’ begins home journey

Grace Onaiwu Omoigui, teacher, lawyer and magistrate, killed by dare devil robbers, begins her journey to immortality Friday, January 6. Fondly called ‘Mama G’ by her children, neighbours and well-wishers, Mrs Omoigui (nee Elekhuoba Iyeye Ogbewe-Asemota) died on November 19, 2016 from gunshot wounds she suffered during an attack by…

Godwin Obaseki, Edo APC Governorship Candidate

Governor Obaseki seeks national policy for the elderly

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called for a national policy for the elderly in order to accord them proper respect. He spoke on Wednesday while unveiling the Dagomo Foundation Ultra-modern Elderly Care Centre in Benin City, the state capital. The centre was opened to mark the posthumous birthday…

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PDP refunds Edo guber election candidates N3 million

The Peoples Democratic Party has repaid N3 million to each of its aspirants who paid N16 million for the party’s forms for the September 10 Edo State governorship election. According to state PDP publicity secretary, Chris Nehikhare, the party decided to reduce the cost of the forms. PREMIUM TIMES learnt…

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DAAR Communications sacks all AIT, Raypower workers in Benin

The management of the African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM Stations has sacked all the workers of its station in Benin, Edo State. The decision was conveyed in a letter dated June 2, 2016, signed by Victor Okasoga, the Senior Manager in charge of Human Resources. Daar Communications Plc…

Governor Adams Oshiomole

Oshiomhole: I’ll continue to build Edo roads despite oil price crash

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said his administration will not stop any of its old and new road projects even if the price of crude oil crashes to zero. Speaking during the flagging-off of 10 kilometre Uzebba-Okpuje-Okabhor Road in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, less…

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Ex-Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu, buried in Okpella

Family, neighbours and other mourners could not hold emotions and tears as they watched the remains of the Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation and former Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, being lowered into the grave. The event held at the residence of Amodu at Okpella in Etsako East Local…

Former Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu

How ex-Coach Shuaibu Amodu died—Family

The Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Kassim Afegbua, has explained that ex-Super Eagles coach, Shaibu Amodu, died early Saturday morning in his house at Delta Crescent in GRA of Benin City. Mr. Afegbua, a cousin of the late coach, spoke to journalists at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, where…

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UNIBEN lecturers block student’s graduation for 3 years, say ‘too busy’ to compile records

A University of Benin student has been denied graduation for three years despite meeting all academic requirements. His lecturers and examination officials said they were too busy to compile his records. Temidayo Awoyemi, 26, had eagerly hoped to fulfill his dreams after graduation from the school’s department of chemistry. He…

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Labour Leader canvasses picketing of banks involved in mass retrenchment of staff

A labour leader, Issa Aremu, has called for the picketing of banks involved in the mass retrenchment of their staff. He made the call in Lagos on Thursday while speaking at a forum organised by Central Bank of Nigeria on stability in the financial sector and economy. Some banks, including…

Stephen Keshi

How Keshi spent his final moments before sudden death – Brother-in-Law

Former Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi, died before he arrived Faith Mediplex, the hospital he was rushed to on Tuesday night, his brother in-law, Richard Aburime, has said. The former captain and coach of the senior national died at the age of 54 on Tuesday. Narrating Mr. Keshi’s last days…

Oba of Benin

Benin residents eat cold food to honour late monarch

Residents of Benin, the Edo State capital, on Sunday ate cold foods in honour of their late monarch, Akpolokpolo Erediauwa. PREMIUM TIMES observed that the situation led to a scarcity of fast foods. Notable eateries, restaurants, hang outs and markets in the city were either closed to businesses, unlike before,…

Oba of Benin

Oba of Benin’s Funeral: Council bans Benin residents from cooking with fire

The Benin Traditional Council has directed all residents of the city not to cook with fire or any other process that generates heat on Sunday. The directive is part of the funeral rites scheduled to mark the transition of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, as…

Adams Oshiomhole

Edo government faults deputy governor’s assassination claim

The Edo State Government on Sunday denied there was a plan to assassinate the deputy governor, Pius Odubu. In a statement, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Kassim Afegbua, described the claim as false. About seven people, including a policeman and an operative of the State Security Service were reportedly…

Oba of Benin

Oba’s death: All Benin Kingdom markets closed, males to shave heads

The Benin Traditional Kingdom has formally announced the transition of Benin Monarch, Oba Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa. A statement by the Iyase of the Kingdom, Sam Igbe, relayed in local Benin language, and translated to the hundreds of palace chiefs, sons, daughters and journalists, said the traditional ruler had re-united with…

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Edo guber election: APC, state govt shun deputy governor’s declaration

Edo State Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu, formally declared to contest the 2016 governorship election of the state on Wednesday. The declaration took place at his campaign office at the G.R.A. of Benin City, the state capital. Family members, friends, supporters and well-wishers attended the event, while leaders of the ruling…

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Governor Oshiomhole’s aide docked for allegedly criticising own boss

A Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, was on Thursday arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court for criticising the governor on social media. He was also accused of unlawful possession of gun. Mr. Ugbo, 47, was arraigned on…

Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole’s aide arraigned for gun possession, criticising Edo governor

A Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Curtis Ugbo, was on Thursday arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court for unlawful gun possession. He was also accused of publishing statements capable of breaching public peace. Mr Ugbo, 47, was arraigned on a…

Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole demands sack of corrupt INEC officials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released guideline for the Edo State governorship election holding September 10 this year. INEC officially disclosed the guideline as Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, demanded sack of the commission's officials implicated in vote fraud in the past. According to INEC, party primaries will…

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Edo Governor’s wife flags off training for IDPs

The wife of the Edo State Governor, Iara Oshiomhole, on Tuesday flagged off the first phase of the skill acquisition training programme for Internally Displaced Persons in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state. She also flagged off sports competition for other male and female IDPs, who…