Benin City

Salary crisis: Edo council chiefs forfeit allowances, security vote

Local Government Chairmen and Councillors in Edo State are to forfeit their security votes and other allowances until the salary arrears of their workers are completely paid. The decision was reached at a tripartite meeting between the State Government led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the Local Government Chairmen led by Hon Itohan Osahon-Ogbeide, Chairman, Association […]

Oshiomhole T0 Okonjo-Iweala: Explain the Whereabouts of $4.1bn

The war of words between Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, continued, yesterday, with Oshiomhole challenging the former minister to explain what happened to the $4.1 billion she presented in her last report. Governor Oshiomhole also challenged the former minister to explain why she never published […]

Economy: Okonjo-Iweala Toying With Figures, Oshiomhole Says

Governor Oshiomhole of Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has accused the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of toying with figures and being economical with the truth on the state of the economy inherited by President Muhammadu Buhari. Oshiomhole, who said the Federal Government is […]

Edo State Government Tasked On Sport Development

BENIN CITY – The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edo Sports Council Mr. Harrison Omagbon has appealed to Edo State government to key into the promotion of Ogiurhise (Ayo) Sports in order to encourage youths to embrace the sport. The sports council board chairman gave the charge at the closing ceremony of the […]

Oshiomhole Blames Ministry Of Petroleum And Finance For Owed Salaries

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has blamed the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Finance for workers salaries owed by different states. He said both Ministries “refused to transfer into the Federation Account. Governor Oshiomhole said: “the NNLG had every year made payments of about $1.5 billion to 2 billion Naira which […]

Again, Oshiomhole tackles Okonjo-Iweala; says ex-Minister mismanaged economy

The verbal clash between the immediate past Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo–Iweala, and the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, over the management of Nigeria’s finances, may not end any time soon, as the exchanges between the duo continued Wednesday. On Monday, after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, Mr. Oshiomhole and his Kaduna […]

Etsako News

Tragedy: Policeman Kills 2 Women During Burial Ceremony In Edo

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Police corporal kills two women during funeral in Edo

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Police allegedly kill two nursing mothers

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Hassan Kadiri: End Of An Era

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Tribunal sacks Edo APC lawmaker

Benin City – The Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal has upturned the election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yakubu Gowon, as the lawmaker representing Etsako West II Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, reports PM News. The tribunal in its ruling on Friday declared the candidate of the Peoples […]

Trigger-happy Cop kills two nursing mothers at funeral in Edo

BENIN CITY— A trigger-happy policeman has gunned down two nursing mothers at a funeral in Ivhiokhile quarters in Fugar, the administrative headquarters of Etsako Central local government area of Edo State. It was gathered that the police bullet narrowly missed a two-month-old baby strapped to the back of his mother before hitting the woman on […]

Esan News

Ritualists Cutoff Man Head

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Suspected Ritualists behead Okada Rider in Ekpoma

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Suspected Ritualists beheads Okada Rider in Ekpoma

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Governor Oshiomhole Receives Accolades From Archbishop

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Archbishop lauds Oshiomhole

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Edo House Speaker, Edoror pledges to leave legacies

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Other States

APC Governors Meet In Abuja Tomorrow, Expected To Address Political Crisis In APC

Governor Okorocha, Imo State Governor of Imo State and Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, called an emergency meeting late Tuesday night to discuss the the National Assembly (NASS) crisis and the political crisis in the APC. The meeting will be held on Thursday at the the Imo Lodge, Asokoro, […]

Nigerians Speak Out Against Sharia Court Ruling With #SaveKanoNine

Members of the Nigerian public are expressing their outrage against a Sharia Court ruling sentencing nine people to death in Kano State for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad. The alleged offense was committed last month at a religious gathering in honor of Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse, the Senegalese founder of the Tijaniyya Islamic sect, which has […]

Why We Reject New INEC Chairperson—PDP

Olisa Metuh, Publicity Secretary for PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed why it is against the appointment of Amina Zakari as the Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The PDP stated that it suspected Ms. Zakari, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday as acting head of INEC, was too […]

Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola’s Forte Oil Signs $83 Million Contract With Siemens

Second term: Wada keeps people guessing

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Wada: We’ve Made Good Our Promises

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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

Homosexuals make passes during me –Adegbite, Nollywood actor

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Nollywood witnessing re-birth –Okey Bakassi

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Netflix for Nollywood: Lebara Play launches in a UK

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NOLLYWOOD: Mercy Johnson Okojie goes nuts on a set of new movie

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India prepared to partner Nigeria to rise Nollywood

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Nollywood Legend ‘richard Mofe Damijo’ Still Looking Like A Hot Modelat 53!

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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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Sundiata Post: An Ode to Max Amuchie

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE journalist is possibly the most endangered professional in today’s Nigeria.  When I was growing up, the teacher had that cap. I heard it a lot of times that the reward of teachers awaited them in heaven, I guess we should hand it over to the journalist now. Journalism is a hazardous endeavour anywhere in […]

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Asset declaration: A paradigm shift in the fight against corruption?

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the promises of President Muhammadu Buhari during electioneering is to declare his assets and liabilities to stimulate other political appointees to do same. Political pundits note that since the president has declared his assets as promised, he remains the second Nigerian president after Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua, to have done that. They insist that […]

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