Benin City

Udo: The Only Sovereign Municipality In Benin Kingdom – Setting The Record …

Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, Oba of Benin MFR. I read with disgust and disbelief the erroneous assertions made by His Royal Highness, Patrick Ekhoeutomwen Igbinidu, the Iyase of Udo, in the article or news feature titled, “Udo: The only sovereign municipality in Bini Kingdom” written by Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, a Vanguard newspaper […]

PDP governors likely receiving ‘backdoor’ allocations while opposition states …

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors have accused the federal government of politicising its monthly hand-outs to states, saying allocations to opposition states have increasingly dwindled over the past months despite the government’s claim that Nigeria is not broke. With the APC states losing money and struggling to meet routine needs such as payment of salaries, […]

CSR: Govt allays fears of host communities

BENIN CITY- Edo State Government has allayed the fears that investors will not live up to their Corporate Social Responsibility of engaging youths from their host communities. The government position was expressed by the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Abdul Oroh at a stakeholders meeting in Benin City. Stakeholders at the meeting […]

Revenue Collection In LGA Is Legal – Omagbon

OKADA – The Chairman, Ovia North East Local Government Council, Barr (Mrs) Lucy Omagbon has said that there is no going back on the implementation of government bye-law on revenue collection (business tax) in the area, insisting that money is the life wire of every administration. The council boss made this position known yesterday while […]

Help, Edo Is Sliding Into Anarchy

Chief John Oyegun, National APC Chairman At their plenary on Monday, October, 12, 2014, members of the Edo State House of Assembly passed a resolutions, calling on the state government to strengthen the Neighbourhood Watch, a special security outfit put in place to complement efforts of the police in checking crimes and criminality in the […]

PDP’s Trademark: The Reign Of Impunity In Edo

Who is actually the devil in Edo State politics that is getting messier every passing day? It has graduated from slaps, blows and kicks by the ‘honourable members’ in front of the House of Assembly on June 9, 2014, to guns, cutlasses and battle axes. These dangerous armaments were deployed in a fracas at the […]

Etsako News

2015: Oghuma picks Nomination Form

BENIN CITY: the member representing Etsako Central Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Johnson Oghuma has picked his nomination form to contest for the Etsako Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives in the 2015 general elections. Hon Oghuma of the All progressive Congress (APC) who picked his form yesterday at […]

PDP’s Trademark: The Reign Of Impunity In Edo

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BoI, others’ investments in agribusiness rekindle private interest

The investments of Bank of Industry (BoI), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Partnership Initiatives with the Niger Delta (PIND) and that of the Edo State government in the agric sector, have rekindled investors’ interest. Peter Idaewo, managing director, Idaewor Foods Limited, one of the leading cassava flour processors in Edo State, said this. According […]

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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Esan News

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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Nigeria: Govt Sponsored N4.4 Billion Utor Bridge Excites Ebu, Ilyenlen, Illah Communities

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How Fayemi said thank you to Ekiti people

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Anenih remains Edo political oracle

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Other States

IGP Probing Force Weapons

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Suleiman Abba, has ordered an audit of the weaponry of the force throughout the country. IGP Suleiman Abba Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said the action was aimed at accounting for the weapons the police […]

War Over Defection: Ondo PDP Accuses Governor Mimiko Of Sponsoring Illegal Recruitment Of Members, Setting Up Parallel Secretariat

Governor Olusegun Mimiko Sahara Reporters Media Loyalists of embattled Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have embarked on an illegal membership registration exercise throughout the State, the State Chairman of the party has alleged. In a press statement in Akure on Monday, Mr. Ebenezer Alabi stated that some supporters of the governor have been parading themselves as Chairmen and Secretaries of the PDP […]

Human Rights Abuse Allegations Against Nigerian Security Agencies Being Exaggerated, Jonathan Says

President Goodluck Jonathan today stated that proper investigation needed to be taken in order to confirm human rights abuse allegations made against the Nigerian military and security agencies. These charges, he said, were being overemphasized.  Jonathan stated this at a three-day International Workshop on Civil Military Cooperation organized by the Office of the National Security […]

PDP supporters clash in Kogi

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Kogi: Buhari, Atiku rally Nigerians against PDP, Jonathan must go

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FG moves to establish $390m agro industrial town

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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

2014 Nollywood Movie Awards: Full List of Winners and Review (Part 1)

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Nollywood Stars And The Political ‘Aseju’ Effect! [Must Read]

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Hurray for Nollywood

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Nollywood: Re-awakening a mislaid cinema culture

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Nollywood: Nigeria’s colourful media industry

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Nigeria: Clarion’s Call On Exploitation of Nollywood Stars

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Other Recent News

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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America-Nigeria troubled relations

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

ON October 10, 2014, the Nigerian Media reported the visit of the American Ambassador in Nigeria to the American University in Yola, Adamawa State. It was not the meeting with the proprietor of the university, a former vice president and a presidential aspirant under the opposition All  Progressives Congress during the visit that  made the […]

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Delta: Who settles for the crumbs

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It would appear that the  dust is gradually settling down over which of the three senatorial districts in Delta State will attract the coveted apex political office in the state. Also noteworthy is the drop in the number of aspirants gunning for the gubernatorial seat of the State from the Delta North senatorial district  compared with […]

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