Benin City

Why Workers Go On Strike in Edo State – - Commissioner

interview By Gabriel Enogholase This is the concluding part of edition Labour Vanguard interview with Comrade Didi Adodo, Edo State Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties. The first part was published on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Excerpts Edo line workers have been protesting that government owes them salaries. What is your take on this? It […]

Oshiomhole threatens to sue EFCC, Ize-Iyamu

WorldStage Newsonline– Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has expressed plans to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court for allegedly becoming a ‘political commission’. Oshiomhole on Tuesday at a town hall meeting where he explained situations about current political developments in the state, said a legal team had been assembled to challenge […]

Oshiomhole exposes what, who behind political violence in Edo

BENIN—Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday, at a town hall meeting in Benin City, gave reasons the state was witnessing political violence in recent times, saying he was happy to offload Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders who defected from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He said […]

Oshiomhole says alleged attacks on PDP chieftains are diversionary

THE Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday took a swipe on the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in state, accusing it and its members of orchestrating the recent spate of attacks and counter-attacks in the state to cause diversion from the “real issues.”    Speaking during a town hall meeting with traditional rulers, opinion leaders […]

Edo Political Crisis: Oshiomhole accuses PDP of causing crisis

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday described the current political crisis rocking the state as the handiwork of “elements” who had defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Oshiomhole said this during a town hall meeting organised by the state government at Imagwe College in Benin, the Edo State capital. […]

The Face Of Politics Must Change – Oshiomhole

Yetunde Bamidele, 3 days ago With the forthcoming 2015 elections, the Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole has urged politicians to show support to those who emerge the candidate for the party. Governor Oshiomhole gave this advice on Sunday, while addressing the All Progressive Congress, APC, supporters at a rally in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government […]

Etsako News

Need for Equity, Fairness in Edo North

As the nation marches towards the year 2015, the year that is likely to determine our continuous existence as one united political entity, all manner of persons have been indicating their interest to represent their people at different levels of government. As expected, a good number of these persons are mere jokers, given their political, […]

APC Reps Aspirant Promises Better Representation for Etsako

By Francis Onoiribholo Benin — Edo State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Donald Osikhina Boih, while picking his nomination form at the Edo State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benin City at the weekend, has said he is the candidate to beat for the Etsako Federal Constituency in the 2015 election. Osikhina […]

Nigeria: APC Reps Aspirant Promises Better Representation for Etsako

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I’m always ready to serve, says Ihonvbere

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Attack on Edo lawmaker: Police quiz speaker, majority leader, others

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Only Oshiomhole can stop Edo crisis — Urhoghide

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Esan News

Tiempo calendar: Paul Rodriguez, Haunted UTEP Tour, Ghost Stories by Moonlight

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Sam Adegboyega Varsity Produces Second Female Prof

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Uromi land tussle: Court to deliver judgment

NLC threaten strike over national minimum wage rejection

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Borehole for Edo’s 104-year-old prison

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NLC, others threaten strike over national minimum wage rejection

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Other States

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Ghana’s Credit Rating, Doubts IMF Loan Impact

Standard and Poor’s (SP), today announced that it has downgraded Ghana’s long term currency credit rating from ‘B’ to B-, a move that has moved the Ghanaian cedi dangerously within ‘junk’ status. GhanaFlag/Credit:GhanaNewsMedia SP’s, which is one of the largest credit agencies in the world, made the assessment arguing that despite successful billion dollar loans […]

Ebola: After 22-Hour Flight, 9 West African Students Barred From Starting Medical School In The Caribbean

Though the World Health Organization applauded Nigeria for being free of Ebola earlier this week, a dangerous stigma continues to follow Nigerians and other West Africans, propelled by international panic that West Africans are carrying or spreading the disease. Just this week, a group of nine West African students traveling to the Commonwealth of Dominica […]

APC Members Protest Delta Council Polls As PDP Leads In Early Results

The Delta state local government polls were on Saturday marred by series of protest by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in some parts of the state with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in early lead in almost the local government councils in the state. APC members protest Sahara Reporters Media  The election that […]

Environmental Sanitation Exercise Turns Bloody In Ondo: Soldiers Kill Two, Community Youth Raze Police Station

The monthly “Environmental Sanitation” exercise in Ondo state turned bloody at Igbotako township in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo state on Saturday as soldiers posted to the council area shot and killed at least two people in the community. Angry youths confront the police Sahara Reporters Media A resident in the area told SaharaReporters […]

APC Presidential Candidates Storm Port Harcourt Mega Rally

Presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress today attended a mega rally organized by the governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi. The well attended rally is likely to send chills down the spine of President Goodluck Jonathan who recently claimed that the APC party only exist on paper in the South South region. Mega rally […]

Fight Over Jonathan Gets Dirty Among Northern Elite; Yakassai Describes Jokolo As Nuisance

The fight among the Northern elite over President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election is growing dirtier, with Tanko Yakassai, who leads the pro-Jonathan Northern Elders Council (NEC), dismissing as a “nuisance” a former Emir of Gwandu, Mustapha Jokolo. In wide-ranging interview published by The Sun newspaper at the weekend, Jokolo, a former aide-de-camp to General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Peoples Congress, described Vice-President Namadi Sambo as a political liability to Mr. Jonathan, noting that he has now created Yakassai’s NEC.  Tanko Yakassai, […]

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

THEMA signs agreement with iROKOtv Partners

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Juicy Scoops and Review of a 2014 Nollywood Movie Awards (Part 2)

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Nollywood Actress, Tayo Sobola In Double jubilee …Sets To Premiere New Movie, “Bella” On Birthday

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The immorality of Nollywood

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Nollywood: Obesere arrested for purported rape

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How Many Award Winning Nollywood Movies Have You Actually Seen?

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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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Chief Chike Ofodile, SAN, OFR (Onowu): A phenomenon

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

THE phenomenon in question is a father, mentor, teacher, benefactor and I dare say (friend) former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Federal Republic of Nigeria, a legal luminary par excellence and encyclopedia of knowledge. “A highly unusual fact or occurrence, a person or thing that is very successful or impressive” For over 20years […]

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APGA bashing in a season of defections

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

IN his book, Principles and Practices of Public Administration in Nigeria, Augustus Adebayo noted that the time for general postings in the civil service was usually the “period for the outbreak of incurable diseases”, requiring that everyone serve at the headquarters and none willing to go to the rural areas. The melting away of this […]

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