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Edo govt warns mischief makers plotting to disrupt Saturday’s PDP rally

The Edo State Government has said it has uncovered plans my mischief makers to disrupt the presidential campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scheduled to hold in the state, tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, 2022, warning that the government will bring the full weight of the law upon any individual involved in the reprehensible […]

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Reconstruct failed Benin-Auchi federal road to tackle insecurity, Obaseki urges FG

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, called for the federal government’s urgent intervention on the dilapidated Benin-Auchi-Okpella Road to check insecurity in the area. The governor made the call after a security meeting with heads of security agencies in Edo State, at the Government House, Benin City. The governor also warned against […]

Key Issues

Obaseki inaugurates Edo PDP Presidential Campaign Council, confident of victory in 2023

The Edo State Governor, on Friday, inaugurated the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PDPCC), expressing confidence that the party will emerge victorious in the forthcoming general elections. The governor, at the inauguration of the 503 members of the campaign council, in Benin City, said the party will set the country on the […]

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Nigeria debt to increase to N62.84 trillion, as DMO plan to add N20trn “Ways and Means” loans to public debt stock

The Debt Management Office (DMO), says it will add the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s N20 trillion “Ways and Means’’ loans to the Federal Government’s total debt stock. The Director-General of the DMO, Patience Oniha, however told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it could only be done after necessary approvals by relevant authorities. […]

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CBN, NIBSS, set to introduce national card scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS) Plc, in conjunction with Bankers’ Committee will soon float a national card scheme to improve the payment system in Nigeria. Mr Premier Oiwoh, Managing Director, NIBSS, said this at a Bankers’ Committee press briefing on Thursday. He said the scheme, which had been […]

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Obaseki approves governing board of Edo Public Procurement Agency …Constitutes 7-man Independent Procurement Complaints Resolution C’ttee

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the constitution of the Governing Board of the Edo State Public Procurement Agency. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the board is to be headed by Hon. Justice Osaretin S. Uwuigbe (Rtd). Ogie noted, “The Edo State Governor, His Excellency, […]

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Edo Police nab 6 suspected criminals in renew onslaught

BENIN CITY-Operatives of Edo State Police Command have apprehended six suspected criminals terrorising the state. It was learnt that the arrest of the suspects followed the recent increased in intelligence gathering and tactical operations initiated in the command by CP Mohammed Dankwara, deployed to Edo State last month. The Public Relations Officer for Edo State […]

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With Tourism Mater plan, N3bn 2023 Budget, Obaseki Set Stage For Robust Tourism growth

After decades of half-hearted attention to the State’s most prized asset (the tourism sector) by previous governments, Governor Godwin Obaseki has set the stage for Edo people to harness the gains associated with the thousands of prized heritage objects scattered abroad, with the proposed N3 billion for the development of world class museums in Benin […]

Medicine

Maternal Mortality: Nigeria LNG donates health facility to UATH

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd has donated a modern maternity and child complex to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) to reduce the prevalence of maternal and child mortality in the country. Inaugurating the project, the Managing Director, NLNG, Dr Philip Mshelbila, said the gesture was aimed at addressing the increasing rate […]

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Buhari hails ex-President Jonathan at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on his 65th birthday, coming up on Sunday. The President, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja, noted  the unique position of the former president in the growth and development of the nation. He lauded Jonathan for […]