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Surviving Edo APC Senator May Defect to PDP

 Senator Domingo Obende By Adibe Emenyonu  As a fallout of the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses, the Senator who co-sponsored the law against same-sex marriage in the National Assembly, Senator Domingo Obende, representing Edo North, may have perfected plans to return to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), THISDAY has gathered. Obende […]

Don’t Despair, Pray for Nigeria—Oshiomhole

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Do Not Despair, Pray For Nigeria – Oshiomhole

Do Not Despair, Pray For Nigeria – Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged Nigerians not to despair and lose faith in the nation despite its challenges, saying with prayers, the country would overcome its trials and achieve greatness. In his Easter message, Oshiomhole urged Nigerians to seek the face of God and pray for the return of peace to every […]

Army Denies Killing APC Member

“The death of Mr. Adams is one extra-judicial killing too many in Edo State. Human life is sacred and so, should not be taken by a fellow human being under whatever guise.” The Nigeria Army in Edo State has called on the relevant security authorities to probe the circumstances that led to the alleged extra-judicial […]

Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged royal fathers in the state to remain focused

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged royal fathers in the state to remain focused on the maintenance of peace and security in their domains and ignore politicians who make empty promises and have nothing to offer the people, as the 2015 election approaches. He made the call yesterday at the inauguration of the […]

The On-Going Full-Fledged Genocide in ‘Northern Nigeria’

On On-Going Full-Fledged Genocide in ‘Northern Nigeria’   A Memo to the Northern Governors Forum by: His Excellency, V/Admiral Murtala H. Nyako (rtd.), CFR, GCON, rcds Executive Governor Adamawa State On On-Going Full-Fledged Genocide in ‘Northern Nigeria’ April 16, 2014     The adverse security situation in Northern Nigeria in particular and Nigeria in general […]

Etsako News

Enterprise Bank Partners Okpekpe Int’l Road Race

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How hoodlums butchered man over farmland in Nigeria

How hoodlums butchered man over farmland in Nigeria

class=”eliadunit” Youths from Iviukha in Weppa Wanno community in Etsako East Local Government Council of Edo State are beating war drums following the death of one of their sons, Oseni Ekhameye who died as a result of injuries he sustained when people from Ikpele in Okpekpe clan attacked him while working in his farm land. […]

How hoodlums butcher: Youths from Iviukha in Weppa Wanno co

How hoodlums butcher: Youths from Iviukha in Weppa Wanno co

class=”eliadunit” Youths from Iviukha in Weppa Wanno community in Etsako East Local Government Council of Edo State are beating war drums following the death of one of their sons, Oseni Ekhameye who died as a result of injuries he sustained when people from Ikpele in Okpekpe clan attacked him while working in his farm land. […]

Enterprise Bank partners Okpekpe International Road Race 2014

Enterprise Bank Limited has extended its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vote for wellness and physical fitness of Nigerians to the 10-kilometre Okpekpe Road Race as the Official Banker. The annual international event, which has been endorsed by the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) is on its […]

Edo Youths Protest Comapny’s Preference of Chinese Workers over Indigenous …

The youths of Okpella in the Etsako-East Local Government Council of Edo, on Thursday protested the non-employment of its indigenes by the management of a construction company, Sinoma Nigeria Ltd. The protesters gathered under the auspices of the Nigerian Union of Welders and Fitters. The protesters, who carried placards, stormed the site of the company […]

Man Butchered Over Land Dispute

The protracted land tussle between the people of Iviukha in Weppa Wanno and Ikpele in Okpekpe clan of Etsako East local government area of Edo State has reportedly claimed the life of a middle-aged man identified as Oseni Ekhameye, who was said to have died from severe machete cuts inflicted on him by thugs hired […]

Esan News

NEMA Donates To Edo Rainstorm Victims

BENIN CITY – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday donated assorted Relief materials to victims of sleet charge disaster that influenced Seven Local Government Areas of Edo State. The pierce is partial of efforts to element a state government’s efforts during providing succour to a victims. The 7 internal supervision areas included, Etsako west, […]

Eulogies for Iyayi during burial

“Prof, we have always pronounced that we would not wish to spend your final days using divided or sitting on a blockade while a Nigerian masses humour augmenting damage and emasculation. You insisted that we would rather wish a karma of genocide to accommodate we in a margin or improved in a trenches and barricades […]

Iyayi Buried As Edo Renames School After Him

THE former Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) President, Prof. Festus Iyayi, was, yesterday, buried in his nation home during Ugbegun in Esan Central internal supervision area of Edo State. In a moral preached by a Catholic priest, Revd Father Peter Omijie, he urged a late lecturer’s family members and associates not to cry over […]

Legal Practioner Describes Late Prof. Iyayi As A First Class Brain

Legal Practioner Describes Late Prof. Iyayi As A First Class Brain

A authorised practitioner, Jiti Ogunye on Monday eulogised a late former boss of a Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, describing him as a male who wielded “authority but claiming power”. Mr. Ogunye, who was a Secretary General of a Committee for a Defence of Human Rights a same time late Prof. […]

Iyayi Immortalised as School is Named After Him

THE former Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) President, Prof. Festus Iyayi, was buried in his home yesterday during Ugbegun in Esan Central internal supervision area of Edo State. The funeral of a late highbrow of business administration during accurately 10.42 am was preceded by oneness songs offering by ASUU and polite multitude members who […]

2015: Anenih’s kinsmen bluster to desert Jonathan over marginalisation

2015: Anenih’s kinsmen bluster to desert Jonathan over marginalisation

Ahead of a 2015 ubiquitous elections, stakeholders in a Edo Central Senatorial District have threatened to arise opposite a administration of President Goodluck Jonathan for what they described as his disaster to accommodate a end of their people. They claimed that even a Chairman of a Board of Trustees (BOT) of a statute Peoples Democratic […]

Other States

Akpabio Urges Jonathan To Sack Governors Of Terror-Plagued North-East

Akpabio Urges Jonathan To Sack Governors Of Terror-Plagued North-East

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom urged President Goodluck Jonathan to sack three governors of three states in Nigeria’s northeast area most plagued by terror attacks by members of Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group.   Mr. Akpabio made the suggestion at a meeting on Thursday between the president, governors of the Peoples Democratic Party […]

Nigeria’s Police Chief Demands Probe Of Policeman For Alleged Rape

Nigeria’s Police Chief Demands Probe Of Policeman For Alleged Rape

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has given orders for the investigation of a Divisional Police Officer in Lagos believed to have raped a female detainee. The rape was brought to Abubakar’s notice by a petition from the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) to the Police Service Commission, alleging that DPO Adekunle […]

Nigeria Insecurity: Angry Presidency Bombs Governor Nyako

Nigeria Insecurity: Angry Presidency Bombs Governor Nyako

The Presidency has lashed out at Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, describing the controversial letter he wrote to governors of Nigerian northern states as a betrayal of trust by a major beneficiary of the Nigerian nation. The Presidency’s reaction is contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public […]

Nigeria Police Claims Arrest Officer Caught On Camera Brutalizing Women In Lagos

Nigeria Police Claims Arrest Officer Caught On Camera Brutalizing Women In Lagos

The Lagos state Command of the Nigeria Police Force says Saturday it has arrested one of its officers caught on camera brutalizing women in Lagos. “The officer has been arrested already and we have commenced investigation,” the spokesperson for the command, Ngozi Braid, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview. “He is in custody already.” […]

Bayelsa Govt Dissociates From Pro-Jonathan 2015 Rally

Bayelsa Govt Dissociates From Pro-Jonathan 2015 Rally

The Governor Seriake Dickson administration in Bayelsa State has issued a disclaimer regarding a proposed rally to nudge President Goodluck Jonathan to declare for a second term. A statement from Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Chief Press Secretary to Dickson, declared that the rally was not in the collective interest of Bayelsa people. Behind the effort, Iworiso-Markson said, was a […]

Bomb Scare In Yenegoa : Police In Bayelsa Assures Public

Bomb Scare In Yenegoa : Police In Bayelsa Assures Public

The Bayelsa Police command on Saturday explained that the suspected bomb scare in Yenagoa was a false alarm and appealed to the public to go about their lawful business. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hilary Okpara, who spoke to newsmen late Saturday, dismissed the of a bomb scare in Yenagoa.   “When heard of the […]

Sports

Oliseh, Tshabalala To Anchor Glo/CAF Awards In Lagos

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

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

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

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

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

Sexiest in Nollywood 2013 – Tonto Dikeh, Yul Edochie Rule

The long wait is over! The quest for the Sexiest man and woman in Nollywood for the year 2013 has come to an end. We can now heave a sigh of relief after months of dire expectation, guessing game and wild permutation. The Sexiest woman, according to the votes that came him from the readers […]

Lizz Njagah In Nollywood With Two New Movies For 2014

Lizz Njagah In Nollywood With Two New Movies For 2014

Kenyan star actress, Lizz Njagah who won the best actress award in London Greek Film Festival last year, for her performance in our Greek/Kenyan road movie “The Return of Lazarus” as well as the PAMSA award for Best Kenyan Actress of 2013 has started her New Year with a bang! Lizz was reportedly missing from […]

Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo drops husband’s name, OJO

Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo drops husband’s name, OJO

ORIJO REPORTERS – Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, on Wednesday took to her facebook to alert her fans and friends that she would not be using Iyabo Ojo films Production as her movie production name. Rather, the top Yoruba actress said the name would now be Fespris Production. Her word: “I will be dropping the name […]

"My problem is spiritual" – Nollywood actress who has been arrested twice for …

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Taking on the Nollywood pirates

Taking on the Nollywood pirates

  Follow @MadeItInAfrica Dammy Krane, an emerging superstar in the Nigerian music scene, was born in 1993. This was the same year that the then military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, annulled what many still believe was Nigeria’s freest and fairest elections yet. The country was thrown into chaos as a result, Babangida ‘stepped aside’, and we […]

Nollywood is in a disgracefully sickening state – Clarion Chukwura

Veteran actress and mother of star director Clarence Peters has spoken about her disappointment with how the Nigerian movie industry is today. “It hasn’t improved at all. It is now a proverbial ‘state’ that makes one to weep. Everything has fallen to a disgraceful state. No standards are left,” she said. According to her, whiles […]

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What you don’t know about the name NIGERIA

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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Former army chief, leftist are only candidates in Egypt presidential poll

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CAIRO (Reuters) – The former army general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month’s presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter, the committee organising the vote said on Sunday. The committee had received paperwork from former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and former parliamentarian […]

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The filth called Boko Haram and a season of shame

The filth called Boko Haram and a season of shame

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Femi Fani-Kayode Permit me to begin this contribution with some basic truisms: Firstly that God is great and that He alone forges the destiny of nations and rules in the affairs of men. Secondly that He is faithful and true and that He alone is worthy of our fear and of our praise. Lest […]

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