Edo govt warns PUWOV officers against abuse of power, extortion of traders, drivers, others

The Edo State Government has cautioned officers of the Public Works Volunteers Scheme (PUWOV) against extortion and abuse of power in the discharge of their duties.   In a statement, the State Coordinator of PUWOV, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie, urged citizens to call or chat the PUWOV helplines on 08132030846 or 09150322999 to report erring officials.   […]


COVID-19 3rd wave: Edo Taskforce monitors vaccination in mosques

The Edo State Government COVID-19 Response Team at the weekend monitored the COVID-19 vaccination exercise in mosques in Benin metropolis, applauding the uptake in vaccination across the state.   A member of the state COVID-19 Response team and Health Educator, Edo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ESPHDA), Irene Uabor, monitored the exercise.   The mosques […]


Edo as icon of culture

Our pride as a people lies on what is evident about our history, culture and heritage; more so, how we have been able to protect and harness our social cultural values.   Remarkably, Edo people are blessed with a rich Royal heritage that transcends generations, giving birth, as the cradle of civilization and art.   […]


Phone Blackout Imposed on Nigerian State Amid Crackdown on Kidnappers

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, – Mobile telephone networks were shut down in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, residents said on Monday, after authorities ordered a telecoms blackout to help armed forces tackle armed gangs of kidnappers terrorizing the area.   Two residents of Zamfara, reached by phone after they traveled to neighboring Sokoto State, said their […]