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Commotion as angry landlord set own house ablaze after tenant allegedly refused to pay rent

Commotion as angry landlord set own house ablaze after tenant allegedly refused to pay rent

Commotion as angry landlord set own house ablaze after tenant allegedly refused to pay rent
Governor Obaseki donates N10m to family of driver allegedly killed over N100, promises to foot burial bills (photo)

Governor Obaseki donates N10m to family of driver allegedly killed over N100, promises to foot burial bills (photo)

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, on Friday, visited the family of David Okoniba, the late driver who was crushed to death by a truck after allegedly being pushed by a policeman for failing to give a bribe of N200.

Governor Obaseki donates N10m to family of driver allegedly killed over N100, promises to foot burial bills (photo)
Breaking: President Buhari sacks Justice Ademola, one other

Breaking: President Buhari sacks Justice Ademola, one other

Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC) for a compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal of Justice Tokodi.

Breaking: President Buhari sacks Justice Ademola, one other
Farmers-herdsmen clashes: South south governor bans night grazing, carrying weapons

Farmers-herdsmen clashes: South south governor bans night grazing, carrying weapons

The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has banned night grazing in the state to avert further herdsmen/farmers clashes. The ban also prohibits the carrying of guns by herdsmen while taking care of their herds.

Farmers-herdsmen clashes: South south governor bans night grazing, carrying weapons
Nigeria’s minister raises alarm over rising cases of Lassa fever, reportedly blames state governments

Nigeria’s minister raises alarm over rising cases of Lassa fever, reportedly blames state governments

The federal government, through the health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, has reportedly decried the alarming increase in the cases of Lassa fever across the country as he warned health workers to adhere to the precautions.

Nigeria’s minister raises alarm over rising cases of Lassa fever, reportedly blames state governments
You are not Buhari's adviser - Oshiomhole reacts to Obasanjo's controversial letter to president

You are not Buhari's adviser - Oshiomhole reacts to Obasanjo's controversial letter to president

Former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has joined other politicians to react to the controversial letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term in office.

You are not Buhari's adviser - Oshiomhole reacts to Obasanjo's controversial letter to president
President Buhari meets with Governor Obaseki over human trafficking in Edo state

President Buhari meets with Governor Obaseki over human trafficking in Edo state

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, February 2, met with Governor Godwin Obaseki in a closed doors meeting at the presidential villa to discuss the issue of human trafficking and illegal migration common in Edo state.

President Buhari meets with Governor Obaseki over human trafficking in Edo state
Herdsmen killings may cause electoral misfortune for APC - Party chieftain warns

Herdsmen killings may cause electoral misfortune for APC - Party chieftain warns

Honourable Samson Osagie, an Edo state chieftain of the APC, has warned that the effect of rampant killings by rampaging herdsmen throughout the country may reduce the chances of the APC in the coming 2019 elections.

Herdsmen killings may cause electoral misfortune for APC - Party chieftain warns
EFCC drags 5 medical doctors to court for allegedly stealing N21m

EFCC drags 5 medical doctors to court for allegedly stealing N21m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, January 31, arraigned five medical doctors before a Benin high court for allegedly stealing the sum of N21 million and conspiracy to commit fraudulent false accounting.

EFCC drags 5 medical doctors to court for allegedly stealing N21m
Top chieftain of pro-Buhari organisation, thousands of APC members defect to PDP in Edo state

Top chieftain of pro-Buhari organisation, thousands of APC members defect to PDP in Edo state

The deputy director of the Buhari Support Organizations, Chief Blessing Agbomhere, and 26,318 members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress, in Etsako central-local government area of Edo state, have defected to the PDP.

Top chieftain of pro-Buhari organisation, thousands of APC members defect to PDP in Edo state
33 farms measuring 49.1 hectares allegedly meant for cannabis cultivation destroyed in Edo state - NDLEA

33 farms measuring 49.1 hectares allegedly meant for cannabis cultivation destroyed in Edo state - NDLEA

Buba Wakawa, Edo state commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), recently reported that the organisation has recorded 31 convictions of illicit dr*g dealers in 2017. Wakawa said this on Tuesday, January 30.

33 farms measuring 49.1 hectares allegedly meant for cannabis cultivation destroyed in Edo state - NDLEA
5 months after, embattled ex-deputy speaker of Edo Assembly is finally recalled

5 months after, embattled ex-deputy speaker of Edo Assembly is finally recalled

Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, representative of the Uhunmwonde constituency in the Edo state House of Assembly was recalled back to the House on Monday, January 29. The development comes five months after Ativie's suspension.

5 months after, embattled ex-deputy speaker of Edo Assembly is finally recalled
Security guard invites gang to kill army officer in Benin, cart away her properties (photos)

Security guard invites gang to kill army officer in Benin, cart away her properties (photos)

Officers of the Nigeria Police over the weekend arrested a security guard and his gang arrested a security guard and his gang for the alleged murder of his employer, Major Afisatu Ajuya , at the Upper Ugbor area of GRA, Benin.

Security guard invites gang to kill army officer in Benin, cart away her properties (photos)
PDP lied about our decision on cattle colony in Edo state - Governor Obaseki states true position

PDP lied about our decision on cattle colony in Edo state - Governor Obaseki states true position

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has denied the alleged claim by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that his government had approved land for the establishment of a cattle colony saying the report is falsehood.

PDP lied about our decision on cattle colony in Edo state - Governor Obaseki states true position
Ex-PDP guber candidate Pastor Ize-Iyamu reveals why APC will lose in 2019 general elections

Ex-PDP guber candidate Pastor Ize-Iyamu reveals why APC will lose in 2019 general elections

Former governorship candidate of the PDP in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party will return to power in 2019 general elections because the APC has failed to fulfill all it promised before the 2015 general elections.

Ex-PDP guber candidate Pastor Ize-Iyamu reveals why APC will lose in 2019 general elections
It was not a good experience, but we thank God - 6 abducted reverend sisters speaks after regaining freedom

It was not a good experience, but we thank God - 6 abducted reverend sisters speaks after regaining freedom

After regaining their freedom following 53 days in captivity, the six Catholic sisters from the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent in Edo state have told their captors that they have been forgiven, during a thanksgiving mass.

It was not a good experience, but we thank God - 6 abducted reverend sisters speaks after regaining freedom
Edo government to pay next batch of pension arrears from January 24

Edo government to pay next batch of pension arrears from January 24

The Edo state government has said that it will commence the payment of pension arrears of retirees in ‘batch 40’ on Wednesday, January 24. This was disclosed by the permanent secretary and chairman, Pensions Bureau, I.D. Juwobor.

Edo government to pay next batch of pension arrears from January 24
Breaking: Gunmen kidnap 5 oil workers in Niger Delta

Breaking: Gunmen kidnap 5 oil workers in Niger Delta

Five oil workers have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s restive southern Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions. Suspected militants seized the workers on Wednesday near the Ajoki community.

Breaking: Gunmen kidnap 5 oil workers in Niger Delta
I’m humbled by your accomplishments - Oshiomhole tells Gov Obaseki

I’m humbled by your accomplishments - Oshiomhole tells Gov Obaseki

Former governor of Edo state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday, at the inauguration of 75 intra city buses, commended his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for achieving a lot despite the present harsh economic situation.

I’m humbled by your accomplishments - Oshiomhole tells Gov Obaseki
Obasanjo showers encomium on Obaseki, says governor's performance is satisfactory

Obasanjo showers encomium on Obaseki, says governor's performance is satisfactory

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he is satisfied with the performance of Godwin Obaseki of Edo state. Obasanjo made the state when he paid a courtesy visit to Obaseki at the state government house on Monday, January 15.

Obasanjo showers encomium on Obaseki, says governor's performance is satisfactory
Governor Obaseki pays medical bills of suspected herdsmen attack victim

Governor Obaseki pays medical bills of suspected herdsmen attack victim

A member of the Okogie of Ojah, who represented the community alongside the traditional head of Okurogho, Oba Daniel Suru Lawani, Phillip Eguarogie, said the attack was just one of a series of attacks against the community.

Governor Obaseki pays medical bills of suspected herdsmen attack victim
2 persons arrested for human trafficking as more Nigerians return from Libya

2 persons arrested for human trafficking as more Nigerians return from Libya

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested two persons among those repatriated to Nigeria from Libya. The two persons were arrested on the suspicion of being involved in trafficking.

2 persons arrested for human trafficking as more Nigerians return from Libya
Returnees from Libya reject N1,000 transport fare provided by state govt; say money is too small

Returnees from Libya reject N1,000 transport fare provided by state govt; say money is too small

Nigerian returnees from Libya rejected the sum of N1,000 which was given to them by the Edo state govt to be used as transportation fare, as they stated that the money was too small and couldn't take them to their destination.

Returnees from Libya reject N1,000 transport fare provided by state govt; say money is too small
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