Benin City

Partnership With Edo State Govt: Odubu lauds Army

BENIN CITY- Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Pius Egberanmwen Odubu has commended the Nigerian Army for partnering with the state government in its quest to check kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in the state. Dr. Pius Odubu stated this in a goodwill message on behalf of Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the 17th  […]

IGP donates medical equipment to Edo IDPs

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has donated medical supplies and three tanks for storing water to Internally Displaced Persons at a camp in Uhogua village, Ovia North East Local Government. Out of the 900 Boko Haram victims that were brought to camp, 142 of them were returned to their families two weeks ago. Arase […]

Edo PDP Rejects Party’s Electronic Registration Exercise

 National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State in its pilot phase of the electronic registration exercise scheduled to commence in the state yesterday suffered a setback as some party members kicked against the proposed N1,000 to be levied on […]

Develop new tactics to defeat Boko Haram, Oshiomhole tells Buratai

Jethro Ibileke/Benin Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has challenged the leadership of the Nigerian Armed Forces to come up with new tactics to defeat Boko Haram insurgents in the North-Eastern part of the country. Oshiomhole gave the challenge on Tuesday in an address read on his behalf by his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, at […]

Jonathan: Oshiomhole, Orubebe In War Of Words

Former President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration may have come and gone, but one of its foot-soldiers and a kinsman, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, is currently engaged in a battle with Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the performance of the immediate past government. Patrick Ochoga writes The stage is obviously […]

Jonathan’s works minister withdrew N140bn from SWF, Oshiomhole insists

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, insists that Mike Onolememen, who was minister of works during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, withdrew $700 million (N139 billion) from the nation’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF). Oshiomhole’s accusation comes two days after ministers who served under Jonathan issued a statement to complain about their “media trial” and the attempt to appropriate […]

Etsako News

Devil In The Flesh: ‘Satan told me to finger 10-yr-old girl’ – 67-yr-old …

A 67-year-old pastor has been nabbed after he ‘fingered’ a 10-year-old girl. play A man of God says Satan pushed him to defile a minor (Wikimedia) Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@edostatenews.com

The devil made me finger 10-year-old – Pastor confesses

A 67‎-year old pastor and grandfather, Felix Adebayo, who was arrested by officers attached to the Edo State Police Command for allegedly molesting a 10-year old girl in Ubiane community, Aviele, Etsako West local government area of the state says he committed the act under the influence of the devil. Adebayo was arrested last week […]

The devil made me finger 10-year-old – Pastor confesses

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‘The Devil Told Me To Finger 10-Year-Old Girl’ – 67-Year-Old Pastor Confesses

A 67‎-year old pastor and grandfather, Felix Adebayo, has been accused of defiling a a 10-year old girl in Ubiane community, Aviele, Etsako West local government area of Edo state. According to PM news, the little girl had been sent collect a mobile phone from his apartment when he allegedly fingered her. The suspect, who […]

Nigeria: Story of the Queen of Auchi

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Edo police parade 36 suspects for various crimes

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Esan News

Rising Need for Cement Use in Road Construction

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Nigeria: How States Pay Lip Service to Agriculture

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How States Pay Lip Service To Agriculture

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Edo State: DSS midnight operation ends in tragedy

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NEMA To States: Relocate Citizens from flood-prone areas

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Tax Enforcement: Edo govt seals-off 23 hotels

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Other States

#BringBackOurGirls Rally Marks 500 Days Since Chibok Girls Were Abducted

#BringBackOurGirls Rally Marks 500 Days Since Chibok Girls Were Abducted #BringBackOurGirls campaigners mark 500 Days since the abduction of the Chibok School Girls by Boko Haram. The rally held today in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, was lead by Cardinal Onaiyekan. Today marks exactly 500 days since more than 200 Chibok School Girls were abducted by […]

Nigerian Ambassador To The U.S. Ade Adefuye Is Dead

Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, a historian who served as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, has died in Washington, DC, SaharaReporters just learned.  Mr. Adefuye died at a yet to be disclosed hospital in the US, a source in the US told our correspondent. Mr. Adefuye was recalled to Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn […]

Major Shake Up In Police Force, 19 AIGs and 49 CPs Redeployed

Inspector General of the Police, Solomon Arase, has approved the appointment of about 58 senior police officers, according to a press statement released from the Nigerian Police Force today. Acting IGP Solomon Arase National Mirror This news comes at the same time Nigeria has a woman as the Force Public Relations Officer, the top most […]

Nigerian Air Force Dornier-228 Aircraft Crash In Kaduna State

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Dornier-228 aircraft planes.cz A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Dornier-228 aircraft, with call sign NAF030, has reportedly crashed into a house at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna State. Air Commodore Dele Alonge, an NAF spokesman, said in a statement that there were no survivors among the passengers onboard the aircraft. No casualty was […]

Road Accidents Claim 944 Lives Between June and July

The Ghana Ministry of Roads and Transport has said a total of 944 persons lost their lives in motor accidents between the months of January and June 2015.  Dzifa Aku Attivor, Ghana’s Minister of Roads and Transport Mrs. Dzifa Aku Attivor, the transportation minister, disclosed this in Cape Coast at the mid-year performance review conference […]

How Former President Used Unremitted NNPC Funds For Bogus Contracts

supporter of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, wears a mask with his image, during an election campaign rally in Lagos Sunday Alamba/AP Between himself, his Chief Security Officer and the former Petroluem Minister, former President Goodluck Jonathan spent in just one deal a whopping $6.9 million to buy three 40-feet mobile stages for use during mass […]

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

Shan George tells EFCC to examine Nollywood over Jonathan’s $200m largesse

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FILM: ‘Project Act Nollywood’ and President Buhari

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Nollywood star storms Ghana for existence show

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Is Nollywood singer Toyin Aimakhu singular again?

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Emami : When Ayiri Emami Hosted Miss Nollywood Nigeria

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I am so bustling we can’t remember a final time we had sex – Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal

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