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Court orders fresh election in Edo Council

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Jethro Ibileke/Benin Edo state local government election petition tribunal has nullified the election of Samuel Oboh, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship candidate in the October 22, 2013 election in Esan North East local government area of the state. The tribunal ordered EDSIEC to conduct a re-run election into the chairmanship position in accordance with […]

Edo Workers Face Mass Sack

•Governor  Oshiomhole: defied by teachers

Jethro Ibileke/Benin Fear has gripped thousands of workers in Edo State civil service, southern Nigeria, over rumoured sack of about 1,800 of them from various ministries and government departments. It was gathered that those affected have either overstayed their statutory time in service or those who allegedly have some discrepancies in their educational qualifications. Chairman […]

Oshiomhole upbraids church for encroaching on state land

adams Oshiomhole: Gov. Edo State

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has faulted the St Andrews Anglican Church, Ekpoma for encroaching on government land by erecting a church and a high wall to fence off the Ukpughele Primary School in the community. Oshiomhole during a meeting with the Archbishop of Bendel Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev’d Friday Imaekhai and other […]

Edo doctors end strike

The Edo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Wednesday announced the suspension of its indefinite strike. The NMA Chairman, Dr Emmanuel Ighodaro, announced the suspension in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin. Ighodaro said that the decision to suspend the strike followed a meeting between the […]

Edo PDP Chairman loses Councillor to APC

Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Peter Akhugie (left) and  Emmanuel Momoh, Chairman, Etsako Central Local Government Area

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State suffered a major setback Sunday as its only Councillor, Mr Peter Akhugie, representing Ogbona, Ward 4, in Etsako Central Local Government Area, the Ward of Chief Dan Orbih, the Party’s Chairman in the state decamped with over 200 of his supporters to the All Progressives Congress (APC). […]

Doctors in Edo state on strike over pay dispute

JETHRO IBILEKE/Benin Doctors in Edo state have heeded the call of their association to begin an indefinite strike. The strike is to protest the deduction by the state government of five days pay from the last December salaries. The doctors’ action coincided with the threat by the State chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria […]

Doctors issue 21-day ultimatum to Oshiomhole

No more handshake: Oshiomhole with Dr. Eghe Abe of the NMA(file photo)

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Edo state has issued a 21- day ultimatum to Governor Adams Oshiomhole to address the infrastructure decay, environment and poor condition of service in its Hospital Management Board. The NMA Chairman, Dr Emmanuel Ighodaro, announced the ultimatum at a press conference in Benin on Tuesday. Ighodaro said that doctors […]

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