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Infrastructure Upgrade: Delta Doles Out ₦400million to 40 Mission Schools

Infrastructure Upgrade: Delta Doles Out ₦400million to 40 Mission Schools

Forty mission schools in Delta State are to benefit from a  ₦400 million grant by the state government. The approval of the disbursement of this intervention fund announced on Tuesday, is to enable them to upgrade and expand their facilities. The Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, who announced this while briefing journalists on some of

Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia

How Death Trailed Late Fr. Odia from Akoko-Edo Parish of Catholic Church to Ikabigbo

More details have emerged on the circumstances surrounding the gruesome killing of 41-year-old Catholic reverend father, and parish priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Ikabigbo in Uzairue, Etsako West local government area of Edo State on Sunday. TELL gathered on good authority that Fr. Odia’s life had been under threat from suspected Fulani herdsmen in

Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia

Slain Edo Catholic Priest: Community Youths Arrest Member of Kidnap Gang

One of the kidnappers who abducted and killed Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia, Parish Priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Ikhabigbo, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State on Sunday, has been apprehended, just as the mass servant earlier reported to have died from gunshot wounds has reportedly survived. The lucky mass servant who was

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Family of 17-year-old Murdered Rape Victim Want Case Removed From Homicide Dept to Another Unit

…Alleges plot to compromise investigation The family of 17-year-old Jessica Aniche who was allegedly raped and killed for ritual purposes in Edo State, have demanded the transfer of investigation in the case from the homicide department of the Nigerian Police to another department on allegation of plot to compromise the investigation. In a strong petition

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Female Medical Doctor With Irrua Teaching Hospital Arrested for Battering Maid

A female medical doctor and paediatrician with the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Irrua, Edo State, Chiamaka Ogbonnaya is being held at the State Police Command, Benin City, on allegations of assault and battery against her housemaid simply identified as Comfort. The victim is said to be a Junior Secondary School, JSS 2 student. Dr.

Rev. Fr. Christopher Odia

Two Die, One Injured as Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest in Edo

A Catholic Reverend Father, and Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Ikhabigbo in Etsako West local government area of Edo State, Christopher Odia, was on Sunday morning abducted by suspected kidnappers, while two persons were killed, and a third person seriously injuried, in the operation. A credible source told TELL that Rev. Fr. Odia

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No Case Submission: Benin Palace Tackles Edo Govt Over Ogiamen Chieftancy Dispute

All the first class palace chiefs in Benin Kingdom and enigie (dukes) of all the dukedoms in the seven local government areas that make up Benin have knocked the Edo State government over the recent nolle prosequi (no-case-submission) entered into in a criminal case involving one Arisco Osemwingie and another, in respect of the former’s

Solomon Arase

Arase, Ex-IGP Pushes for Citizens-Driven Internal Security Model to Enhance Community Policing

….Donates Security Items, As Foundation Awards Scholarships to Nine Undergrads Former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has once again underscored the imperative of citizens participation in effective policing in Edo State amid dire security challenges in the state. Arase, who clocked 66 on Tuesday, also donated items worth millions of naira in support of

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Maid of Murdered Matriarch of Igbinedion Family Gets Death Sentence

Dominion Okoro, the maid who murdered Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the 85-year-old mother of former Edo State governor, Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, is to die by hanging. The death sentence was pronounced on the 25-year-old convict on Monday by an Edo State High Court sitting in Benin. Okoro murdered the deceased December 2, 2021, at her

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Launch of 10,000 E-Passports in Edo: Aregbesola Reads Riot Act to NIS Officials over Exploitation of Nigerians

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday issued a stern warning to men of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Edo State Command, against illegal practices in the issuance of international passports to Nigerians. Expressing his ministry’s commitment to change the perception of service delivery by the agency for the better, the minister advised Immigration

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