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Late James Babatunde Babalola Photo

How Our Father’s Entitlements Were Stolen, Family Abandoned – Children of Late James Babalola, First Commander of Nigeria’s MOPOL Slain by Orderly 50 Years Ago

How Our Father’s Entitlements Were Stolen, Family Abandoned – Children of Late James Babalola, First Commander of Nigeria’s MOPOL Slain by Orderly 50 Years Ago

Fifty years after their patriarch was killed by a fellow police officer, the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of James Babatunde Babalola, former commander of the Mobile Police Force, MPF have bemoaned the injustice and deprivation visited on their family by the Nigerian Police Force. Babalola, who was the first police officer to command the


Edo PDP Tackles APC Over Call for State of Emergency

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State, and the major opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, are throwing verbal punches over the latter’s call for the declaration of a state of emergency in the state over security concerns and other governance issues. The APC had on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari

Police Nab Four Illegal Gold Miners In Edo Community, As Residents Cry Out Over Safety

As the running battle between illegal gold miners and the Dangbala community in Akoko Edo local government area of Edo State continued, four of the recalcitrant miners suspected to be non-indigenes, have been arrested by local vigilantes in the area and handed over to men of the Edo State Police Command in Benin City. They


Shaibu Institutes Annual Excellence Awards for Edo Journalists

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has instituted three annual awards for practising journalists in the state to encourage excellence and professionalism. The awards, Best Investigative Journalist of the Year, Best Reporter of‎ the Year, and Best Journalist of the Year, each has a prize of ₦500,000 and a trophy. The deputy governor, who announced

Ijaw Youths In Showdown with Oil Coy Over Non-Inclusion in Trunk Line Project

Some irate youths of Ijaw communities in Edo State on Wednesday halted work on the proposed trunk line project between Gbetiokin and Adagbarasa fields being undertaken by Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited over the non-inclusion of their communities in the project. Workers, who were carrying out survey of the route where the proposed pipelines

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How I Killed Maria Igbinedion With a Stool – 25-year-old Calabar Maid

Dominion Okoro, the 25-year-old suspected killer of Maria Oredola Igbinedion, mother of former Edo State governor, Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, has confessed to the murder of the 85 years old woman. Okoro, who hails from Calabar in Cross River State, was arrested Tuesday December 16 in Calabar, Cross River State, where she had fled to after

NUJ Election: Picture of Oath of office

Obaseki, Onobun, NBA, Others Congratulate Alenkhe on Victory as Edo NUJ Chairman

Congratulatory messages have been pouring in in torrents for the newly elected Edo State chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Festus Alenkhe who on Friday was sworn in as the 17th chairman of the union after a keenly contested election. Alenkhe, ace crime reporter and Controller News at the state-owned Edo Broadcating Service,

Atiku Abubakar

2023 Presidential Race: Dokpesi, Owie, Other PDP Chieftains Drum Up Support for Atiku

A member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Chairman, DAAR Communications, Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi said on Wednesday that with the plethora of challenges facing Nigeria, there was the need for members of the party to project former vice president, Atiku Abubakar as its candidate in the 2023 general elections.

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