Benin City

Okpekpe Road Race Gets IAAF Bronze Label

The annual Okpekpe 10km Road Race has been granted a bronze label by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In a letter addressed to the organisers of the race, Pamodzi Sports Marketing and signed by IAAF Competitions Director, Paul Hardy, the Okpekpe 10km race has become the first road race in Africa to get […]

Explosion Rocks Edo

By Francis Onoiribholo Benin — Explosion rocks Edo State on Saturday October 18, as a mini estate housing Shalom Dental Clinic belonging to the wife of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was shattered with suspected explosive device at 10:30pm, Saturday. Reports had it that the explosive attack, which shattered the roof, doors, windows and ceiling of some […]

Oshiomhole Declares Intention To Contest Presidency

Oshiomhole Declares Intention To Contest Presidency The Edo State Commissioner for Information and National Orientation, Mr. Loius Odion, Wednesday said the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole’s presence in the 2015 presidential race offers the greatest hope for Nigeria and translated to the emancipation of the country from the current “bondage.” Speaking with journalists in Benin, Mr […]

Court Dismisses Anenih’s Suit Against Oshiomhole’s CPS, EBS

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Insecurity: Edo Govt wants Ize-Iyamu on watch-list

benin city – The Edo State Government has alerted the Nigerian Police to put a member of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his allies on close watch due to his perfidious nature. This is in view of what was regarded as “claim of a bomb attack and subsequent press statement” he […]

Shocker: Edo Crisis Escalates As Bomb Blast Rocks PDP Chieftain’s Estate

The crisis in Edo State took another dimension last Saturday when an explosion rocked a mini estate belonging to the a former Secretary to the Edo State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Denis Osadebey Way in Benin, the state capital. It was learnt that the explosion, which occurred at about 10.30pm, was caused by an […]

Etsako News

Edo Speaker, Others Detained By EFCC

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Uyi Igbe, and two other lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, P.M NEWS reports. According to the report, the two other detained APC lawmakers are the Majority Leader, Hon. Philip Shaibu, (Etsako West Constituency […]

Assailants attack Edo Lawmaker

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Nigeria: Police Arraign Edo Lawmakers

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EFCC detains EDHA Principal officers

BENIN CITY – Rt. Hon. Uyi Igbe, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Majority Leader, Philip Shaibu and Foly Ogedengbe, Chief Whip of the House have been detained by authorities of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. The Nigerian OBSERVER reports that the Lawmakers had last Monday at Plenary session disclosed that they […]

Lg Boss Assures Nma Of Assistance

AUCHI (Edo) – The Etsako West Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. (Barr.) Hassan Kadiri has assured the chairman and secretary of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Edo State Chapter of his readiness to support and assist the association in executing its project in the local government area. The local government boss who gave the assurance […]

Utor bridge: Now, Edo, Delta people can travel with ease

ALPHONSUS AGBORH writes on the significance of Utor bridge, linking communities in Delta and Edo states, which makes motorists travelling from South-East, South-South to Abuja and north to  gain considerable time reduction. THE Utor bridge is just 400m long. It is significant to the economic uplift of the people of Delta and Edo states on […]

Esan News

How Fayemi said thank you to Ekiti people

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Anenih remains Edo political oracle

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Grassroots Soccer: Speaker Harps On Youth Devt

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I lost $3m in a project, but didn’t give up – Agbonjagwe Leemon Ikpea

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Edo LGs Benefit From SURE-P Health Programmes

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Nigeria: Ahead of 2015

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Sultan in Asaba, preaches unity, dialogue

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Kogi PDP deputy chairman, secretary resign

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Kogi, CBN sign N2b MoU

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Kogi signs N2bn MoU with CBN on agric

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Afcon : Keshi’s Sack Elicits Mixed Reactions From Enthusiasts

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Nigeria: Kogi Partners CBN On Agric

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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

Nigeria: Clarion’s Call On Exploitation of Nollywood Stars

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EXCLUSIVE: BON awards scandal! Nollywood veterans, Patience Ozokwor, Liz Benson, others endorse Amaechi’s flaw of actors

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BON 2014: Amaechi lauds Nollywood

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Checkout icampus’ List of Nollywood’s Most Influential Women

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Nollywood Actor Killed In Police, Robbers Gun Duel

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NOLLYWOOD GEARS UP FOR AFRIFF

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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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Oscar Pistorius trial: Sentence due for Steenkamp killing

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

21 October 2014 Last updated at 07:05 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. LIVE: Athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced in court in Pretoria South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has arrived at court to discover whether he faces a jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa has heard the […]

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W.H.O. Declares Nigeria Free of Ebola

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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