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N’Assemby Approves $75m World Bank Facility for Edo State

| August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Governor Adams Oshiomhole  House commences six-week recess  Emefiele to appear before ad-hoc committee Omololu Ogunmade and Damilola Oyedele in Abuja The Senate yesterday gave Edo State Government the nod to obtain $75 million loan, amounting to N14.7 billion, from the World Bank. The approval followed the adoption of the recommendation of Senate Ad-hoc Committee on […]

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Education: Edo set to reclaim top position – Odubu

| August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

BENIN CITY- Edo State Government has again declared its readiness to return Edo to its leading position in the education sector in Nigeria. The Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon.(Dr.) Pius Egberanmwen Odubu made the declaration in Benin City yesterday while receiving 5000 copies of Continuous Assessment  Report Book for Primary School titled Edo State of Nigeria […]

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Oshiomhole blames PDP for $75m bank loan

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Edo – Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has blamed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) looting of the national treasury as the reason why the state government is borrowing $75million from the world bank, Premium Times reports. Oshiomhole, who spoke to journalists on Sunday on the recent approval of the loan by the Senate, alleged that […]

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Edo Government Reacts To IDP Relocation

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Edo State Government says it was its intervention that ended the attempted forceful relocation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Kassim Afegbua, told Channels Television that those who attempted the relocation did so without informing the State Government. He advised against […]

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Dan Orbih’s transparent lies on Edo’s World Bank DPO

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our attention has been drawn to comments made by Chairman of Edo chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Daniel Orbih, in Abuja where he, as usual, comically advertised his poor understanding of issues and a rabid aversion to the progress of Edo State ahead of the expected approval of the National Assembly to enable […]

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Oshiomhole seeks Senate’s consent for N14.7bn World Bank loan

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As deposit money banks in Nigeria continue to publish names of loan defaulters, Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has put machinery in place to obtain a World Bank credit facility of $75 million (N14.7bn). The amount is part of N44.1 billion ($225m) the World Bank has granted the state as loan. President Muhammadu Buhari at […]

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‘Refusal to Approve N15.37bn Loans Behind Oshiomhole’s Tirade Against Okonjo …

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

 Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, • Edo Govt: It’s a weak attempt to whip up sentiments Davidson Iriekpen in Lagos and Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja   
 The recent spate of allegations against the immediate past Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, by the Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole may not be […]

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Edo lost N10b to Jonathan’s administration – Oshiomhole

| July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

WorldStage Newsonline—Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday claimed that Edo State lost about N10 billion in the last four years during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan and the tenure of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-  Iweala as the minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy. The state recently received N2.27 billion from the $2.1 dollars’ […]

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‘Refusal to Approve N15.37bn Loans Behind Oshiomhole’s Tirade Against …

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala • Edo Govt: It’s a weak attempt to whip up sentiments Davidson Iriekpen in Lagos and Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja   
 The recent spate of allegations against the immediate past Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, by the Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole may not be […]

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‘Refusal to Approve N15.37bn Loans Behind Oshiomhole’s Tirade Against …

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala • Edo Govt: It’s a weak attempt to whip up sentiments Davidson Iriekpen in Lagos and Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja   
 The recent spate of allegations against the immediate past Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, by the Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole may not be […]

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Unpaid Salaries: Edo LG Chairmen To Forfeit Allowances, Security Votes …

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local government chairmen and councilors in Edo State are to forfeit their security votes and other allowances until the salary arrears of their workers are paid. This was the outcome of a meeting between the state government, chairmen of local government councils and leaders of organised labour in the state on Thursday. The Governor, Adams […]

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Unpaid salaries: Edo LG Chairmen to forfeit allowances, security votes

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local government chairmen and councilors in Edo State are to forfeit their security votes and other allowances until the salary arrears of their workers are paid.   The decision was taken at a meeting between the state government, chairmen of local government councils and leaders of organised labour.   The Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, represented the […]

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Edo JUSUN Suspends Strike

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Edo State branch, has decided to suspend its over seven months old strike for a period of one month. This decision originated after due consultation with the National leadership of the union and the workers congress as well. The strike was suspended to provide eminent persons and stakeholders the […]

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Edo Bans Use of Revenue Collectors, Begins Presumptive Tax Regime

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chairman of the Edo Internal Revenue Services (EIRS), Chief Oseni Elamah Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City     In order to shore up its revenue base amidst dwindling revenue from oil, Edo State government has announced the commencement and implementation of Presumptive Tax regime which targets the informal sector. With this, it said that henceforth the […]

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ANEEJ wades into JUSUN, Edo Govt feud

| June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

BENIN CITY….The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a non-governmental, non-political organisation has waded into the six-months-old face off between the Edo State Government and the Judiciary  Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) with an appeal to both the parties  to allow the mediation efforts of ANEEJ to  succeed in the interest of the […]

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Violence Against Children Has Increased In Nigeria – Maigida

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE main bowl of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium came alive on Thursday, May 27, and the adjuncts to the stadium road pulsated with activities as the Edo State Government, through the Ministry of Women Affairs, joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Children’s Day, and in grand style too. In the United […]

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Children’s Day: Edo govt emphasises secured future for children

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

BENIN CITY- Edo State Government said its resolve to impact the welfare of every child in the state is unwaivering towards ensuring a secured future. Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole gave the assurance yesterday in Benin City in a message to mark this year’s Children’s National Day celebration. Secretary to Edo State Government, Prof. […]

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NLC, TUC rule out strike in Edo State, say govt not owing workers

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

WorldStage Newsonline– The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress in Edo State have ruled out possible strike over non-payment of salaries as in some states, saying the state government is not owing their members any salary arrears. In a statement jointly signed by Comrade Emmanuel Ademokun, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Comrade […]

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Edo to Stop Encroachment on Okpekpe Race Venue

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

 Okpekpe road runners The Edo State Government may halt the continuous encroachment into the land for the makeshift pavilion for the Okpekpe 10 kilometre Road Race. Sources close to Edo State Government revealed at the weekend that there are some clandestine plans by some people to erect a structure on a part of the land. […]

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WorldBank Mobilizes US$ 75 million to Boost Development in Edo State

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$75 million International Development Association (IDA)* CREDIT to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for an Edo State Fiscal Improvement and Service DELIVERY Development Policy Operation. The approved CREDIT will be in the form of budget support to finance policy and institutional reforms that Edo State […]

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