Tags : Edo State

Music Legend, Majek Fashek Dies

Nigerian music legend and reggae king, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called ‘Majek Fashek’, is dead. His death was confirmed by his Manager, Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle. The PUNCH gathered that Majek Fashek, Born in Benin City, Edo State, died in a hospital in New York, around 5:45pm on Monday, June 1, […]

Rape: Obaseki Orders Investigation Into Murder Of Victim, #JusticeForUwa

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered for an investigation into the murder a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. The 22-year-old student was reported to have been raped inside a church where she went to read at the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the […]

No Man Can Stop Me From Returning As Edo Governor

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says he is confident of returning to power as first man of the state because power comes from God. The governor who disclosed this on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in an interview on Channels Television programme, noted that he is a man of peace, not a violent person. Obaseki speaking […]

Ize-Iyamu Emerges Edo APC Consensus Candidate

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction believed to be loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged late Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Abuja through consensus arrangement. He is expected to slug it out […]

Chief Of Staff To Edo Governor Resigns

The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Mr Taiwo Akerele, has resigned. His resignation, was based on the accusation that the governor was sidelining him. In his resignation letter dated April 25, 2020, Akerele said; “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds. “I am solidly […]

Edo Govt Pardons 173 Inmates Of Correctional Centres

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has pardoned 173 inmates across correctional centres in the state in line with the Federal Government’s directive to decongest the centres across the country as part of measures in containing the Coronavirus. Obaseki’s administration also gave relief materials to the released inmates  to cushion the effects of the virus. 48 […]

Kidnapped Edo Commissioner Regains Freedom

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta has confirmed the release of the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Emmanuel Agbale from his abductors. Mr Agbale was kidnapped around Benin Auchi Road, Edo State on Friday, April 17, 2020. He was said to be his way to Ekpoma when the gunmen reportedly opened […]

Edo Discharges Five COVID-19 Patients

The Edo state government said five of its confirmed COVID-19 cases have been discharged after they tested negative twice for the virus. Governor Godwin Obaseki announced this in a tweet, on Friday, April 17, 2020. As of April 16, Edo had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. On […]

Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 22 New Cases

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 22 new cases of the COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 276. According to a tweet on the NCDC Tweeter Handle on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 15 cases are in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Bauchi […]

Six New COVID-19 Infections Confirmed, Nigeria’s Total Cases Now 238

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The health agency revealed in a tweet, at 9:30pm on Monday, April 6, 2020, that the total number of cases in Nigeria is 238. It stated that Kwara and Edo recorded two cases respectively while Rivers and the […]