WE HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 4,754 TRAFFICKED RETURNEES IN 2 YEARS- EDO TASK FORCE

FILE PHOTO: Human Trafficking The Edo Taskforce Against Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration said it had received 4,764 trafficked human returnees since its inception more than two years ago. Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, Chairperson of the taskforce and the State Attorney General disclosed this on Thursday at a one-day workshop for female journalists. The worskshop was organised by the Edo Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). Omorogbe said of the figure, 3,261 were male, while female and children were 1,322 and 181 respectively. She disclosed that a survey…

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FULANI HERDSMEN ABDUCT 7 KILL 1 IN EDO

Mohammed Danmallam, Commissioner of Police in Enugu State. Jethro Ibileke/Benin Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have allegedly shot and killed a passenger at Okada junction, Benin/Lagos highway, during the weekend Seven other passengers were also said to have been abducted by the hoodlums who allegedly hijacked the bus in which they were travelling. Meanwhile, police in Benin, however confirmed that the driver of one of the victims disclosed that the bus which belongs to one of the popular transport companies based in Benin, have been rescued by its operatives. The…

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EDO 2020 GUBER ELECTIONS: OSHIOMHOLE TELLS EDO LEADERS WHAT TO DO

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has advised members of the APC in Edo State to continue to support the Governor, Godwin Obaseki to enable him focus on providing and delivering dividends of democracy to Edo people in the interest of the party and the state, Igbere TV can authoritatively report. Igbere TV reports that Oshiomhole, a foremost leader of the APC in Edo, made the call at a meeting of party leaders at his Iyamho residence over the weekend. Our source who was…

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EDO POLICE ARRESTS 4 BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS

Police in Edo State on Thursday said they had arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram who escaped into the state after perpetrating heinous crimes in neighbouring Kogi State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed DanMallam, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin. DanMallam said that the suspects were nabbed on a tip-off in their hide-out in Afuze, Edo North Senatorial District. He said that on interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to having killed 40 of his victims, while another confessed to…

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EDO GOVT SPEAKS ON ATTEMPT TO LIMIT THE POWERS OF OBA OF BENIN

By Fikayo Olowolagba  The Edo State Government on Tuesday in Benin reiterated its commitment towards protecting the Benin heritage and culture at all times. Edo Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, gave the assurance while addressing members of the Benin National Congress on a peaceful protest to Government House, Benin. Shaibu assured the protesters that Edo government will not watch anybody ridicule the good image of the Oba of Benin, NAN reports According to him, “Anyone who tries to reduce the image of the Benin ancestry is only wasting his time”.…

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AFTERMATH OF DETENTION OF BENIN CHIEF PRIEST, POLICE RECEIVES LIST OF ITEMS TO USE FOR PURIFICATION SACRIFICE

The Chief Priest of Okhuaihe shrine, Osarodion Usuanlele, the Ohen N’ Ukoni Neyedo, has been arrested and detained at the Edo Police headquarters in Benin City, The Nation reports. With the priest’s detention, an age-long tradition which says the Ohen N’ UKoni does not enter Benin, the abode of the Oba, had been desecrated. Consequently, three dogs were slaughtered as sacrifices were carried out near the police headquarters before the chief priest was released. Additionally, a list of other items has been given to the police for cleansing sacrifice the…

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DISQUIET IN EDO OVER MINISTERIAL SLOT

IN the run up to the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, all seems to be quiet on the Edo State front as regards the choice of a minister from the state. Actors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are taking the whole thing in their stride, hoping that they may be called upon to take over from the current representative of the state in the federal cabinet, Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, from May 29. The tide of events is no…

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EDO 2020: POLITICAL GROUP EMERGES INSIDE APC

Ahead the 2020 governorship election in Edo state, political gladiators in Edo state are gearing up to the challenges ahead, as political leaders and their followers are aligning and re-aligning with structures that suit their interest. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state appears to be heading for some crisis due to the recent moves by some leaders of the party in the state that they are opposed to the second bid of governor Godwin Obaseki. Similar crisis is also brewing in the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after…

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COLD WAR BETWEEN OSHIOMHOLE AND OBASEKI DEEPENS

The cold war between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has entered another dimension as the embattled governor tries to consolidate his position ahead of his second term bid in 2020. Those close to the state of affairs in the state allege that Oshiomhole is determined to take back control of Edo from Obaseki’s iron grip. Although the governor has largely succeeded in establishing his own strong structure since coming into office, the APC national chairman’s current prominence on…

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