Benin City

Edo Govt Commends Youth Council On Devt

BENIN CITY- Edo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon Chris Okaeben, has commended the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Egor and Ovia North East Local Government Areas chapter for organizing the 2014 annual youth entrepreneurial and leadership training camp. Okaeben who was represented at the official opening ceremony of the camp in Benin […]

Ovia North East LGA Elects APC Chairman

OKADA- Mr. Benson Edosomwan has been elected by members of All Progressive Congress (APC) as chairman of the party in the local government area. Mr. Edosomwan Benson aka 40-40 scored 336 vote to defeat elder Patrdek Igbinake who scored just 6 votes while the other two contestants failed to appear at the Okada primary school, […]

APC conducts peaceful LG Congresses in Edo

BENIN CITY – Edo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday conducted a peaceful local government congresses in Edo South Senatorial District of the state. There had been apprehension in the party, following the protest that greeted the state’s ward congress. Like the ward congresses, executives of the party at the local government levels […]

Nigerian Army denies killing APC member

Nigerian 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 […]

Low Turn Out Recorded As Edo Conducts Competency Test For Teachers

Low Turn Out Recorded As Edo Conducts Competency Test For Teachers

The competency test ordered by Edo government for teachers in public schools recorded low turn-out, as many teachers refused to participate in the exercise which held on Saturday. Yesterday, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Louis Odion, who briefed journalists, called on teachers to write the test or their salaries will be withheld adding that […]

Why APC Will Not Zone the Presidency – Governor Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the question of his party, All Progressive Congress (APC), zoning the presidency in the 2015 general elections does not arise as the party has no provision for it. The governor also, in this interview, speaks on his running battle with teachers over qualification, his efforts to address infrastructural […]

Etsako News

APC Congresses cancelled in four Edo Councils – Chairman

The APC Congresses in four local governments of the Edo-North Senatorial District have been cancelled due to the inability of party members to reach a consensus agreement. The local governments are Akoko-Edo, Etsako-West, Etsako-Central and Owan-West. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the exercise reports that the congresses were held […]

FG Commences Reconstruction of Substandard Bridges Nationwide

In its quest to develop standard infrastructure, the Federal Government has commenced the reconstruction of all substandard bridges in the country. The government which spoke through the Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, explained that all existing old, weak and narrow bridges will be replaced by new and standard bridges that can compete with the […]

APC Congresses: Edo Central, North settle for consensus. Edo South votes …

EKPOMA -The rescheduled All Progressive Congress (APC) ward congresses held yesterday across Edo Central and Edo North Senatorial Districts of Edo State, with majority of ward executives emerging through consensus arrangements. It would be recalled that the congress, earlier scheduled for last Saturday was shifted to Tuesday, following late arrival of materials and unresolved issues […]

Bizman dies in hotel room after sex romp

The insatiable quest for sex by a 44-year-old businessman, Julius Iyenakpe has led to his early death as he allegedly slumped and died in a hotel room in Benin, the Edo State capital while making love to a woman whose identity is still unknown. The incident is coming barely eight days after another 70-year-old man […]

Man Dies After Sex Romp With Lover

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Edo Govt Urged To Post More Teachers To Imiava Sec School

The Edo State Government has been called upon to post more Teachers to Imiava Secondary School, Anegbette in order to minimize the current financial burden being borne by the Community as a result of the Community Teachers employed to close the vacuum created by the absence of adequate teachers in the School. The Call which […]

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

NOPRIN Petitions PSC Over Rape Of Female Suspect By Police DPO In Onikan, Lagos

NOPRIN Petitions PSC Over Rape Of Female Suspect By Police DPO In Onikan, Lagos

NOPRIN, the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, has petitioned the Chairman of the Police Service Commission over allegations of rape made against the DPO Adekunle Awe of the Onikan Police Station by a detainee, Miss Idowu Akinwunmi. Miss Adewunmi, 31, made the complaint to NOPRIN on Wednesday, alleging that she was raped by Mr. […]

Crisis Over President Jonathan Planned  Visit To Escravos

Crisis Over President Jonathan Planned Visit To Escravos

The recent bloody crisis that engulfed some Delta state riverine communities following the controversial $16 billion Gas City Project, which is located at Ogidigben of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, is said to be rearing its ugly head again as the people of the Kpokpo / Okpeleama Communities, have warned President Goodluck Jonathan, […]

Nigerian Army Rescues  Abducted Chibok Students  In Borno

Nigerian Army Rescues Abducted Chibok Students In Borno

More students from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, in Chibok, have been freed this evening in the ongoing Search Rescue operations to free the abducted students. On Monday, members from the Boko Haram Islamic sect had kidnapped upwards of 200 students in a nighttime raid on the school. They were heavily armed, and some wore […]

Nigerian Military Lied About Rescue Of Abducted School Girls- Borno Government officials And School Principal -PREMIUM TIMES

Nigerian Military Lied About Rescue Of Abducted School Girls- Borno Government officials And School Principal -PREMIUM TIMES

There is controversy over the rescue of abducted school girls in Borno with the state government and the school principal faulting the military’s claim that most of the pupils have been freed The claim by military officials in Abuja on Wednesday that 107 abducted girls of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Chibok were freed is […]

Labour Party Heads to Court in Ilaje/Ese Odo By-Election Battle

Labour Party Heads to Court in Ilaje/Ese Odo By-Election Battle

The Labour Party is desperate at ensuring its candidate, Mr. Kolade Akinjo, wins the upcoming Ilaje/Ese Odo Federal House of Representative by-election. Such is the view of party critics, political opponents, and other observers in the latest legal move of a story that changes by the hour.  SaharaReporters has learned that members of the Labour […]

15 Girls Escape Boko Haram Kidnappings, As 200 School Girls Abducted and Missing

15 Girls Escape Boko Haram Kidnappings, As 200 School Girls Abducted and Missing

In the latest developments of the unfolding story of the mass kidnapping, SaharaReporters has learned that 15 girls escaped from Boko Haram militants, as they had jumped-off one of the trucks carting them and dozens of other female students away. The Islamic militants were reportedly distracted, as one of the trucks used in the mass […]

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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MH370: search area for missing Malaysia Airlines plane ‘refined’

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

“This represents the best lead we have in relation to missing flight MH370 and where the current underwater search efforts are being pursued to their completion, so we can either confirm or discount the area as the final resting place of MH370.” The unmanned Bluefin-21 submarine completed its first full 20-hour operation after two initial […]

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On Russian TV, Snowden asks Putin about Moscow surveillance

On Russian TV, Snowden asks Putin about Moscow surveillance

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

(CNN) — Months after accepting asylum in Russia, fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s own surveillance practices. “Does Russia intercept, store or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals?” Snowden asked in English via a video link during Putin’s annual question-and-answer program, which […]

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