Benin City

Edo Compol solicits OBSERVER’s collaboration

BENIN CITY-The recently deployed Commissioner of Police to Edo State, Mr. Samuel Adegbuyi has solicited the collaboration of the Bendel Newspapers Company Limited, BNCL, Publishers of The NIGERIAN OBSERVER newspaper in the fight against crime and criminality in the State. COMPOL Adegbuyi  made the appeal when he led other senior officers of Edo Police Command […]

World Bank Extra-Ordinarily Proud Of Adams Oshiomhole

THE World Bank has commended the transformation agenda, people- oriented policies, transparency in government, public procurement and good governance under the administration of Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State in the past six years. The commendation came through its International Development Agency (IDA), at the commencement of a three-day inspection visit and technical sessions on the […]

Nigerians Tired Of PDP’s Excuses – Gov Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has taken a swipe at the  federal government for its excuses for failures in governance, saying  Nigerians are tired of waiting in vain for the party to get its acts  right and are yearning for change to return the country to the path of  glory. Speaking yesterday when over 3,000 […]

Orbih Accuses Edo APC of Destroying Posters of PDP Candidates

By Gabriel Enogholase Benin — PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, Edo State chapter, has alleged the defacing and destruction of posters of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates of the party across the state by suspected All Progressives Congress, APC, supporters and appealed to the leadership and members of the APC to stop what it described […]

Edo In Safe Hands Must Not Die

The event was the swearing-in of a new commissioner for higher education in the Ministry of Education, Washington Osa Osifo sometime in year 2013. The occupant of the seat in  the state executive council had been sacked a week before as a result of what the Comrade Governor, Adams Oshiomhole called “normal change in life”, […]

We did not endorse Jonathan – Arewa Community

BENIN CITY- The Arewa Community in Edo State has dissociated itself from the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for second term in office. The group however reaffirmed its support for the Comrade  Adams Oshiomhole’s  led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state, which it […]

Etsako News

Ochuwa: An Excursion To The Firmament Of Creative Writing

What started like an idea in the mind of Mrs. Jennifer Atakpu has materialised into a literary work of art titled “OCHUWA” an Etsako word meaning “He who brings wealth”. The look was launched at KADA Entertainment centre in Benin City the Edo State capital with encomiums showered on the author by guests present at […]

APC Senator From Edo Defects To SDP

Senator representing Edo North senatorial district, Senator Domingo Obende and his senior legislative aide, Hon. Hassan Enakhele have left the All Progressive Congress (APC), joined by thousands of followers. They defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) over the weekend. ​The ceremony which took place in south – Ibie Kingdom in Etsako West LGA was […]

Okhumoya Iyekhor… Enduring Value of Multitalented Artist

By Usman Abudah IVERSATILE creative disciples are found in many Nigerian communities; as entertainers, they are judged on different levels, but for late Okhumoya Iyekhor, he was an all rounder: his diction in singing was captivating and inciting, making his listeners to wish that they were gifted with his dexterous footsteps when he dances and […]

Orbih accuses Edo APC of destroying posters of PDP candidates

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Nigeria: Okhumoya Iyekhor… Enduring Value of Multitalented Artist

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KILLED: 2 Robbers Shot Dead After Stealing Church Money

Two suspected armed robbers have been reportedly shot dead by the police while trying to escape from interrogation after an alleged robbery incident at the Bishops’ Court, St James’ Cathedral, Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo State. A third suspect who was said to have been the informant that led to the robbery is […]

Esan News

1000 Ikimi’s kinsmen dump PDP for APC

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Anenih Hasn’t Been Silent

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Nigeria: Herbal Cocktail for Drug-Resistant Malaria

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NIGERIA: Emperor of Edo and Unpaid LG Workers

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Special Assistant lauds Saturday Ugbeide

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Presidential poll: Edo Central backs Jonathan’s re-election

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Other States

Kano Pillars escape death

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Patience Jonathan was right, Buhari is ‘brain dead’ – Fani-Kayode

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Two Chinese Men Kidnapped In Kogi

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Futureview: financial services set to soar in Nigeria

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Nigeria boom unravelling fast – but long term attraction remains

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Mismanagement, Nigeria’s main problem – Obasanjo

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Sports

Oliseh, Tshabalala To Anchor Glo/CAF Awards In Lagos

Two prominent African sports personalities, Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh and South Africa’s Carol Tshabalala have been engaged by the organisers of the 2013 Glo-CAF Awards to anchor the prestigious event scheduled for 9 January in Lagos. A statement made available by Globacom to P.M.NEWS on Christmas Day says that Oliseh, a Nigerian ex-international and former Super […]

Nigeria defeats Ethiopia 2-1 in soccer friendly

Abuja – The Nigeria Super Eagles defeated the Ethiopian Walias 2-1 in a soccer friendly match played here today. The following is a live update posted in Premium Times by sports reporter, Aderonke Ogunleye. FULL TIME: Nigeria 2-1 Ethiopia. 17:56 goal! An Ethiopian substitute, has grabbed one goal back for his country, raising their chances […]

A Convergence of Africa’s Football Greats

Lagos will witness one of the biggest gatherings of football stars on January 9, 2014, when the 2013 edition of the annual Glo-CAF Awards Gala slated for the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites. Legends, administrators and aficionados of football as well as current brightest stars, will be converging in Lagos for Africa’s […]

Raufu Ladipo rates Nigerian football high in 2013

The president general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club scores the nation’s football a pass mark in the outgoing year Dr. Raufu Ladipo, president general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, has revealed that football in Nigeria was at its best in the year 2013. The seasoned football supporter pointed out areas where Nigeria football […]

Great Year for Nigeria Football

It’s been a great year for Nigeria football, with the country winning world and continental titles at the youth and senior levels. In February, Nigeria’s senior national team, nicknamed the Super Eagles, won its third Africa Cup of Nations trophy with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in Johannesburg, South Africa. About nine months later, […]

CHAN: Nigeria & Ethiopia to clash in soccer friendly

In what should serve as a fascinating appetiser for the 3rd African Nations Championship starting in South Africa next week, Nigeria’s senior home-based squad will tackle their Ethiopian counterparts in Abuja on Saturday. The match starts at 4pm at the National Stadium. Both teams are in the final tournament of the championship taking place over […]

Entertainment

Nollywood actor, Femi Brainard could simply pass for a lady (LOOK)

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Nigeria: Catholic Bishop Laments Impact of Nollywood Movies On Children’s Education

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NOLLYWOOD: Jim Iyke isn’t a father of her babies

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Tiamiyu Aderonke and Nollywood Actor Mike Godson Cover a Mar 2015 Edition of House of Maliq Magazine

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Synagogue: More Knocks for Lasema, Nema as Nollywood rallies turn T.B. Joshua

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Nollywood Actress Rukky Sanda Goes on a ‘Yves Saint Laurent Splurge’

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What you don’t know about the name NIGERIA

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have been taught that the name Nigeria was derived from the River Niger and coined from Niger area to Nigeria by lord Luggard’s Mistress Flora Shaw. In fact, the name first appeared in print in the Times in 1897 and Flora Shaw was then the colonial Editor. The area presently known as Nigeria used […]

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Islamic State bulldozers ‘erasing history’ in Nimrud, Iraq

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

6 March 2015 Last updated at 07:54 IS says ancient shrines and statues – like this Assyrian relief – are “false idols” Archaeologists and cultural officials have expressed heartbreak and outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq. Islamic State militants began demolishing the site on Thursday, Iraqi officials said. […]

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Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Harrison Ford was “battered but OK” Thursday after his vintage World War II training plane lost engine power and crash-landed on a California golf course, authorities and family members said. The 72-year-old actor, who was conscious and breathing when rescue crews reached him, was stabilized and taken to a hospital, where he was in fair […]

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