Benin City

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 […]

2015 Presidential: The Choice before APC…A MUST READ

Political calculations are just not mere number-ordering as in counting quantum, but empirical studies aim at addressing the need of a political desideratum. With just a few months to the dawn of electioneering campaigns in Nigeria and the realisation that the ruling People’s Democratic Party, the PDP, has opted for the incumbent President Ebele Jonathan […]

Frustrated politicians are behind violence in Edo — Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said political violence has been on the rise in the state because of the desire of some frustrated politicians in the state to prove to PDP in Abuja that they are working. The Comrade governorship disclosed this yesterday in Benin at a town hall meeting. He added that he […]

Attacks On PDP Members Self-inflicted – Oshiomhole

Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday said the attacks on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state were well planned and self-inflicted attacks by those who left the All Progressives Congress (APC), to give the impression that they are being persecuted for defecting to the PDP. PDP chieftain, Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu […]

Oshiomhole presents Virement Proposal to State Assembly

BENIN CITYEdo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has submitted a proposal for virement on the year 2014 Appropriation Law to the Edo State House of Assembly for consideration and eventual passage into law. The Governor’s position is contained in a letter addressed to the Speaker and the Lawmakers and signed on his behalf […]

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

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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Nigeria: Emmanuel Uduaghan

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Emmanuel Uduaghan

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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

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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Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, delivers baby boy

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Top Nollywood acts win during NMA 2014

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Nollywood stars set to face off in 2015 Anambra election

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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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Jega’s ethnic agenda

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before now, I would have staked my soul to vouch for Prof Attahiru Jega’s professional impeccability when President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2010. I wondered if the President was not committing political hara-kiri. I therefore decided to “siddon look”. And it was not too long before […]

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Redefining management of government media profile

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

How do you manage the affairs of a chief executive who is the target of vicious criticism, serial litigations challenging his election and is adjudged more on ethnic considerations? No Mass Communications class has such recipe. For Chike C. Ogeah, managing the media affairs of Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan as his Commissioner for Information could […]

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