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Gunmen kidnap Edo lawmaker’s mother

Abibat Adjoto, mother of the Edo State House of Assembly lawmaker representing Akoko Edo Constituency I, Kabiru Adjoto, has been kidnapped. The 68-year-old woman was reportedly kidnapped alongside her adopted son in her house in Ikakumo village in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State. A family member said gunmen invaded the village…

NUC approves Edo State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of Edo University, Iyamho, as the 41st State University and 142nd University in Nigeria. Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Julius Okojie, in a letter to Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, dated 23rd March, 2016, conveyed the message. The letter stated, “Consequent…

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While states struggle to pay salaries, Edo increases health workers’ pay

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved a five percent pay rise for health workers. The governor said the wage increment is for all health workers including laboratory technicians, nurses and midwives. The state government had earlier in the month also raised doctors’ pay by the same level after…

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‘Edo govt won’t sell $75million World Bank loan in “black market”’

The Edo State Government has denied plans to sell the $75 million World Bank loan for infrastructure development in the “black market.” The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Dan Orbih, had alleged in a statement shortly after his re-election on Monday that a bank had already…

PHOTO NEWS: Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, weds in Benin

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Saturday married a new wife, Wuraola Otiti, a daughter of the families of Obanor and Obayuwana, in Benin City. The reception of the traditional wedding held at the Edo Hotel at No 4, Okada Avenue in GRA, Benin City, Edo State. The royal…

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Edo abolishes Customary Court of Appeal

The Edo State Government has abolished Customary Court of Appeal. Following the abolition, the state government on Friday upgraded and sworn-in five former Judges of the abolished court as new Judges of Edo State High Court. The new judges are Justices Mary Nekpen Asemota, Timothy Ukpebor Oboh, Peter Akhihiero, Ohimai…