Benin City

Our President and the Leap of Faith

PENDULUM BY DELE MOMODU, Email: dele.momodu@thisdaylive.com Fellow Nigerians, finally our Oga at the very top emerged from his shrine where the devotees have been falling over themselves pleading with the big masquerade to come out and dance again in the market place. Not that this second coming was a secret by any chance. The body […]

The Battle For Edo Senatorial Tickets

The battle by aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to  clinch their party’s ticket for the Senate in Edo State may spell doom as  aspirants prepare for war while the two parties wait in the wing to capitalise on the outcome of their primaries. PATRICK OCHOGA takes a […]

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 […]

Etsako News

Attack on Edo lawmaker: Police quiz speaker, majority leader, others

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Only Oshiomhole can stop Edo crisis — Urhoghide

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Edo lawmaker explains N36m constituency vote

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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 […]

Esan News

NLC threaten strike over national minimum wage rejection

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Borehole for Edo’s 104-year-old prison

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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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Other States

Former Kogi First Lady Bags Companionship Award

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Kogi State: The Misfortune Continues

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Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on

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Nigeria reclaim African women’s title

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Nigeria court opens inquest into church collapse that killed 115

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EXCLUSIVE: Keshi Was ‘Already Gone’ After World Cup – NFF Chief

A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation says that Stephen Keshi was not sacked as Super Eagles manager because of the team’s recent failings in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers, as he had been on the cutting board since the World Cup in Brazil. Stephen Keshi, Former Coach of Nigerian Super Eagles The NFF chief, […]

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

Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, delivers baby boy

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Top Nollywood acts win during NMA 2014

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Nollywood stars set to face off in 2015 Anambra election

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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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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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A BOI honour for INNOSON

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Chukwudi Enekwechi NIGERIA’S march towards home grown industrialization was recently boosted when Bank of Industry inducted ten outstanding customers of the bank into their Hall of Fame. Most importantly was the recognition to the founder/chairman of INNOSON Vehicles  Manufacturing Company, Nigeria’s first indigenous motor vehicles manufacturer. It is pertinent to remark that similar awards […]

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Kwankwaso and APC’s search for sure bait

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The flagging off of political activities earlier this month by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has sparked a whirlwind of campaign activities and widened the horizon for consultation and formation of common fronts. The target, at least in the camp of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC and other progressive Nigerians, is to see […]

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