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Edo assembly walks out council chairman •Over improper dressing

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Suspended lawmakers celebrating lawlessness –Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has described the four suspended lawmakers of the state House of Assembly  ‎as people who are celebrating lawlessness, condemning the police and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly aiding and abetting them to disobey the law. He also said the deliberate attempt to distablise the state was because of […]

Ebola – Edo State Reports Clean Bill of Health

Lagos — THE Edo State said surveillance activities have established no trace of the deadly Ebola virus in the area. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aihanuwa Eregie, said the State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health partners, had carried out disease surveillance activities in all parts […]

Oshiomhole Wades Into Oredo Council Crisis – New Leader Sworn in

BENIN– FOLLOWING the intervention of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State in the crisis rocking the legislative arm of Oredo Local Government Area, the new Leader of the House, Mr. Nohayi Obaseki, was sworn-in yesterday. Suspected thugs had invaded the council secretariat, Wednesday, following rumours that the councillors were set to impeach the chairman of […]

Between Oshiomhole and the latecomers

A colleague asked me recently while discussing the subject if I believed in the existence and powers of witches and wizards. I told him I may not doubt their existence but still harbour doubts concerning their powers. My doubt is fuelled by two incidents I personally witnessed several  years  ago. While in the primary school in […]

17-year-old boy rapes nursing mother in Edo

The Police in Edo State have arrested a 19 year- old boy whose names were given as Peter Momoh for allegedly raping a nursing mother. The incident happened at Agenebode in Estako East local government area of the state, where both Momoh and his victim resides. A source disclosed that that his victim, who gave […]

Etsako News

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning: 1. The Boko Haram sect appears to have changed its strategy with its recent use of female suicide bomber. Report says a female suicide bomber on Wednesday sneaked into Kano Polytechnic before blowing up herself and 13 others. Several people were confirmed injured […]

How Dictatorship Was Beautified in Edo – Ogieriakhi

Friday Osakpamwan Ogieriakhi represents Orhionmwon South Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly. He is one of the PDP legislators that was suspended by the House shortly after his defection from the APC. In this interview he spoke on his defection from the APC, the crisis rocking the assembly, just as he challenged those […]

EDHA Declares Defected Member’s Seat Vacant

The APC faction of the Edo State House of Assembly, has declared vacant, the seat of Abdulrazaq Momoh, representing Etsako Constituency 2. Speaker of the House Uyi Igbe who read the decision of the House said the decision is keeping with Section 109 of the   constitution following his defection to the Peoples’ Democratic Party from […]

EDHA Declares Defected Member’s Seat Vacant

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How dictatorship was beautified in Edo — Ogieriakhi, House member

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Gully erosion: Community appeals to Edo govt for help

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Esan News

NSCDC to job seekers: Beware of fraudsters on the prowl

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Honour for the Homeboy

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Performance: Catholic Priest tasks Edo LG Chairmen

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Nigeria: Catholic Priest Tasks Edo LG Bosses On Performance

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Nigeria: Edo Red Cross Mourns Late Patron

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Nigeria: NSCDC Nabs Job Scam Kingpin, Warns Jobseekers

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Other States

Nigeria: Phone Sellers, Technicians Appeal to Wada Over Eviction

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Nigeria quarantines body of man who died in Liberia over Ebola fears

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Nigeria starts airport screening

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Nigeria starts airport Ebola screening

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Nigeria: Lokoja Residents Bemoan Crushing Heat

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies after contracting the virus while fighting the outbreak as Nigeria traces 30,000 patients who could have come into contact with U.S. victim …

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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

Nigeria: Obazele Plans Big for Legends of Nollywood

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Nollywood Is Bigger Than Oil & Gas Industry—Tinsel Star, Victor Olaotan

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‘It scares a Jesus outta me’: Outrage as Nigerian ‘Nollywood’ star posts picture of himself wearing Ebola facade in initial category airfield loll as he flees Liberia

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Help! I’m dying–Nollywood actress: Omotunde Ogundimu

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Nigeria: Is Nollywood’s N3 Billion Largesse Real or a Mirage

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‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ takes Nollywood to a tellurian audience

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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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Edo Assembly declares Etsako-West 1 seat vacant

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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CONFAB 2014 report is the way forward for Nigeria

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

AS reported by Vanguard, of July 21, there is already a plot to kill the report of CONFAB 2014, which is only awaiting some finishing touches on it. The plot to kill the report includes lobbying senators and lawmakers to kill it after it must have been submitted. After all the efforts put into it, […]

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