Benin City

Street Soccer Competition Debuts in Edo

By Isaac Olamikan Benin — The former governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) in Edo State, Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri, has expressed his desire to engage the youth of the state positively in sports. Edebiri made this declaration during the week while declaring open the maiden edition of his pet project, the Street Soccer […]

Oshiomhole Sensitises Market Women On Ebola

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, recently, held a sensitisation meeting with market women in the state on precautionary measures to take to stop the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease in the state. Speaking at the meeting with the market women in Benin City, Oshiomhole said, “the meeting today is two parts: First, […]

Edo community battles monarch, demand autonomy

THERE is tension in Agenebode, Etsako East Local Council of Edo State as the people of Weppa, one of the clans that make up the Weppa Wanno kingdom Saturday demanded autonomy from the state government because of alleged undue interference in the performance of their customary festival by the Okumagbe of Weppa Wanno kingdom, Dr. […]

Edo PDP assures of level playing field, as Idahosa joins Senate race

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Environmental Sanitation Exercise Holds In Ovia N/East

As this month’s environmental sanitation exercise held across the state yesterday, a call has gone to inhabitants Ovia North-East Local Government Area to maintain proper hygienic condition at all time. The Head, Department of Environment Heath of the council, Mr. Dayor Amadasun who made the call while monitoring the sanitation exercise in Oluku area, stressed […]

The Trouble with Nuhu Ribadu

Simon Kolawole Live By Simon Kolawole; simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com, sms: 0805 500 1961 Much has been said about the defection of Malam Nuhu Ribadu from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Most of the comments I have read or heard are very critical of his decision. He has been described as a […]

Etsako News

FLOOD: 116 Houses, Property Destroyed In Edo

Less than two months after a devastating flood resulted in the death of four persons in Igarra, Edo State, 116 houses have been destroyed by flood at Fugar, the administrative headquarters of Etsako local government area of the state, over the weekend, with property worth several millions of naira destroyed. Luckily, this time, no life […]

Edo rural communities get 9000 mosquito nets

As part of efforts to reduce the spread of malaria in Nigeria, a construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, on Sunday said that it had distributed more than 9,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to pregnant women and nursing mothers in rural communities where the company operates. It also disclosed plans to distribute over 20,000 of the […]

Rainstorm hits Fugar, displaces 2500 persons

Barely one month after rainstorm killed persons and destroyed over 50 houses in Igarra in Edo State, a similar incident has occurred in Fugar, the administrative headquarters of Etsako Central Local Government Area of the state, destroying houses and displacing about 2,500 persons. The rainstorm, reportedly occurred during a downpour, also left hundreds of live […]

No apologies to defectors, says Oshiomhole

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2015: Lawmaker vows to win Edo North for PDP

As politicians gear up for the 2015 general elections, a member of the House of Representatives representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Momoh Abubakar, has vowed to rout the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Edo North if he emerges as the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in the zone. Momoh, a former member of […]

Red Cross Training Camp Opens In Auchi

AUCHI – A week long annual First Aid and Leadership Training camp organised by the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Edo State branch for its volunteers and the public opened Tuesday at Evangel International School Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. It is being attended by over 253 participants drawn from a cross […]

Esan News

Philanthropist Donates To Youth, Police

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Medical Officers Laud Council Boss On Health Care Services

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Nigeria: Ekopma People Win Land Case

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Ihonmidumu-Illeh declared owner of disputed land

Land Dispute: Court rules in favour of Ihonmidumi-Illeh community

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PDP accuses Edo govt of oppressive tax regime

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Other States

Three Ebola Cases Recorded In Rivers, More Could Follow, Says Minister Of Health

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu on Monday, confirmed that a total of three new Ebola cases has been recorded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Last week, Chukwu confirmed Saharareporters’ story that a doctor, Iyke Enemuo died in Port Harcourt after treating an ECOWAS employee, Olu-Ibukun Koye, who disregarded government warning and travelled to […]

Divorce Scandal: Anita Oyakhilome’s Name Removed From Christ Embassy Church Website

Anita Oyakhilome The divorce mess between Pastors Chris and Anita Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church has worsened, P.M.NEWS can reveal.  On Sunday, two days after it was reported that Anita Oyakhilome had filed for divorce, Christ Embassy deleted her pictures and personal information from its official website, www.christembassy.org.  Many describe the action as the beginning […]

“Where Is Gwoza Sef?” Jonathan Asks At Meeting With Emir

In a bizarre tale that illustrates how Nigeria is run, President Goodluck Jonathan arrived two weeks ago at a top secret meeting with the exiled Emir of Gwoza, the newly-named headquarters of Boko Haram’s so-called “Islamic Caliphate,” with no knowledge of the location of Gwoza, presidency sources at the meeting said.   Suleiman Abba stands […]

Australian Negotiator Insists Modu Sheriff, Ihejirika Sponsor Boko Haram, Exonerates Buhari, El-Rufai

In SaharaReporters Interview, Australian Negotiator Insists Modu Sherriff, Ihejirika Sponsor Boko Haram, Exonerates Buhari, El-Rufai.   Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, and Boko Haram commanders in 2013 after BH reportedly agreed to dialogue  Stephen Davis, an Australian hostage negotiator who spent some time in Nigeria trying to secure the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls […]

PDP Appeal Panel Clears Acting Governor Fintiri To Run In Adamawa Gubernatorial Primaries

 PDP Appeal Panel Clears Acting Governor Fintiri To Run In Adamawa Gubernatorial Primaries  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Appeal Committee has voided the disqualification of the Adamawa State Acting Governor, Umar Fintiri. Youth supporters of the Ag. governor protesting Fintiri’s disqualification earlier on Sunday The nation Newspaper Consequently, the panel has given him the […]

Joint Action Against Terrorism: President Jonathan, African Leaders To Meet In Nairobi

President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Nairobi on Monday to participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, a State House press statement has said.   Goodluck Jonathan The Nairobi meeting, a follow-up to talks by President Jonathan and other African leaders in South Africa in May on […]

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

Matilda Asare rebuffs rumours joining her to Pawpaw

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My critics are small faultfinders –Nollywood star Omoni Oboli

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The elaborating Nollywood

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Nollywood: AMP, ANCOP solve age-long feud

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Behold a Nollywood hijacker!

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Nollywood seeks alleviation in scriptwriting

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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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The grave allegations of Stephen Davis, by Femi Fani-Kayode

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

I read, in the August 29 edition of Thisday Newspaper, the grave allegations made by an Australian by the name of Mr. Stephen Davis about those that he believes are behind Boko Haram. He made some very serious allegations; he mentioned names and I would be interested in seeing the hard evidence that he claims […]

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Adamawa guber: Can Ribadu be trusted?

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

THE biggest news of the Nigerian politics in the past one week is unarguably the movement of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.  For those who might have forgotten, the former EFCC czar, was also the presidential candidate of the […]

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