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World Bank approves $60m to fight youth unemployment in Benin

The World Bank International Development Association (IDA) will give Benin US$60 million to help the west African country fight against youth joblessness in poor regions, a statement issued by the bank said in Cotonou on Tuesday.

Security worsens in Benin, no fewer than 30 killed in 7 days

The security situation in Benin, the capital of Edo state, has taken a turn for the worse following a jump in cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and cult-related killings.

Four #EndSARS protesters crushed to death, others injured in Edo

By Jethro Ibileke Four persons were reportedly crushed to death in Benin, Edo State in the wee hours of Sunday, when a Sport Utility Vehicle...

2 confirmed killed as #EndSARS protest turns bloody in Edo

At least two persons have been confirmed dead and scores injured as hoodlums fired gun shots at #EndSARS protesters in Benin, capital of Edo state.

Nigerian customs seizes items worth N182 million

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Imo, says it intercepted and seized 333 bags of foreign rice and 4,958 used tyres concealed with crates of beverage in December 2019.

Update: Super Eagles equalise against Benin

Nigeria's Super Eagles have equalised against their Benin Republic counterpart in the ongoing African Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.

Shocker: Super Eagles trailing Benin in Uyo

Nigeria's Super Eagles are trailing Benin Republic by a lone goal in Uyo at the ongoing Nations Cup qualifier.

Photos: 2019 NAFEST showcases Nigeria’s cultural beauty

The opening ceremony of the 2019 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) on Monday has, once again, brought out the rare beauty of Nigeria's cultural diversity. 

Tragedy as man slumps, dies after seeing burnt store

Tragedy struck on Sunday in Benin, Edo State, when a middle-aged man suddenly slumped when he discovered his store was razed in a midnight fire that engulfed the popular Santana market.

Gunmen abduct Okogbenin Irrua Specialist Hospital CMD

Unknown gunmen unleashed terror on Monday morning in Benin, Edo State, as they killed two mobile policemen and abducted the Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Hospital, Dr. Sylvanus Okogbenin.

Facebook launches “Developer Circles” in Benin

Facebook has launched its “Developers Circles’’ in Benin, Edo, a platform that allows people who are technologically inclined to engage with experts

How Senegal’s Gueye gunned down Benin’s Squirrels

Idrissa Gueye scored in the 69th minute to hand Senegal a 1-0 win over Benin and send the Lions of Teranga to the semi-finals of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019.

Senegal tame Benin, qualify for AFCON Semi-finals

The Senegalese national football team have qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt after beating Benin Republic 1-0.

Sadio Mane says he will not play penalty in AFCON again

Liverpool star Mane does has ruled out taking any more penalties for Senegal at the Cup of Nations as his country prepare to tackle shock outsiders Benin in the quarter finals on Wednesday.

Cameroon in AFCON Round of 16 after goalless draw with Benin

African champions, Cameroon have played out a goalless draw with Benin Republic in the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt to reach the Round of 16.

Boxing: Bout between Alex and Egypt’s Ahmed to hold in Benin

The Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) says the international boxing championship bout between Nigeria’s Germany-based Alex Rudd Ekhorowa and Egypt’s Ahmed...

Boring day: Benin, Guinea Bissau play out third goalless at AFCON

Benin Republic and Guinea Bissau played out the third goalless draw of the day at the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt on Saturday.

Thugs attack Oshiomhole in Benin

The thugs attacked Oshiomhole on Tuesday alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state.

Video: See how flood submerges Benin

Massive flood has raved Benin, Edo State with many houses flooded as weeping and wailing were heard in flooded houses.

INEC Declares ”Orhiomwon” LGA Elections In Edo Inconclusive

In a press conference today at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the resident electoral commissioner - Emmanuel Alex - Hart while briefing news men, stated that the just concluded state house of assembly elections which held on 9th March in Benin was a success in 17 out of 18 LGA's in the state.

Cult clashes claim 4 in Benin

Four persons have allegedly been killed on Monday night in separate clashes among secret cult rival groups in Benin, Edo state.

Yellow fever claims another life in Benin

An unidentified middle-aged man has reportedly died from the dreaded yellow fever infection in Benin, the Edo State.

Nigeria, Benin open new Seme-Krake Joint Border Post

Nigeria and Republic of Benin on Tuesday strengthened their bi-lateral relationship with the formal opening of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Joint Border Post at Seme-Krake, Badagry, Lagos State.

NAPTIP arrests child abuse suspect

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it had arrested one person for alleged child abuse.

Gunmen attack trader at ATM stand

Tina Osaretin, a trader, was attacked by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday while operating an Automated Teller Machine(ATM) in a bank along Uselu-Lagos road.

Eid-el Kabir: prices of food items rises in Benin markets

Prices of some food stuff, including livestock in some markets in Benin have gone up due to the Sallah.

Protest as flood washes away 6-year old primary school pupil

As floods continue to ravage parts of the country with attendant death tolls, a six-year-old primary school boy identified simply as Segun, was on Monday evening washed away by flood in Benin, Edo state capital.

Britain establishes Human Trafficking task force in Benin

The British Government on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria’s effort towards effective and result-oriented war against human trafficking in the country.

Man bags 13 months for stealing recharge card

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo on Wednesday sentenced one Endurance Ebose, 40, to 13 months imprisonment for stealing recharge cards worth N20, 000 and cash of N25,000.

Man bags 7 years imprisonment for impersonating EFCC personnel

A Benin High Court on Thursday, sentenced a middle-aged man, AKeju Isaac to seven years in prison with hard labour for falsely claiming to be a staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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