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Obaseki Gives Edo LGs ₦850m Bailout to Offset December Salaries

Obaseki Gives Edo LGs ₦850m Bailout to Offset December Salaries

The Edo State Government said it has advanced the 18 local government councils in the state a loan to the tune of ₦850 million to clear the December salaries of workers while awaiting access to their allocations from the Federation Accounts. This amount was said to have been approved for release at Wednesday’s executive council

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Ijaw Community Upbeat Over Prospect of Connection to National Grid

It was all excitement and jubilation in Inikorogha, a prominent Ijaw community in Ovia South Local Government Area of Edo State, as the lawmaker representing the area in the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, made good his campaign promise to connect the community to the national grid. Hitherto, the community had been relying on power

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Tragedy in Edo As Truck Crushes Nine Commuters In Early Morning Accident

It was a horrendous bloodbath, tears and sorrow in Benin-City, Edo State capital in the early hours of Tuesday as a heavy duty truck crushed nine commuters to death along Sokponba Road by Ogbelaka junction. Other persons injured in the ghastly accident, which, according to eyewitnesses, occurred around 7.30 am when a tipper loaded with

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Edo SSG Loses Elder Brother to COVID-19

Secretary to Edo State Government, SSG Osarodion Ogie has lost his elder brother, John Ogie to COVID-19. The late Ogie, according to a statement by the state chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP died of the dreaded virus Monday September 6, 2021. The statement, signed by Chris Osa Nehikhare, state publicity secretary of

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Edo Govt Reads Riot Act to Citizens on Removal of Illegal Structures

The Edo State Government said on Tuesday that it is intensifying the removal of shopping malls, hotels and other commercial buildings erected without appropriate approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities. Reading out the riot act to residents, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, in a statement, said the exercise is aimed at ensuring order

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Edo APC Upbraids Obaseki over New Wave of Demolition of Prime Properties

About 16 months after the demolition of T. Latifah Hotel and Suites, Benin, belonging to Tony Adun, aka Tony Kabaka, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo State, and close ally of the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, the state government has pulled down another set of commercial buildings

13 Lucky Kidnap Victims Rescued by Edo Police

…Sack Abductors From Forest Thirteen kidnap victims were on Saturday rescued by a combined team of security operatives in Edo State, in an operation led by the state police commissioner, Philip Ogbadu. The lucky victims were rescued from the notorious kidnappers’ den in the Ahor axis of Aduwawa at the Bypass linking the Benin-Auchi Expressway,

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