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COVID-19: Edo receives 81,080 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Edo state government says it has taken delivery of 81,080 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the federal government.

Edo woman begs kidnappers to release husband, son

Mrs. Augustina Osakwe, whose husband, Mr. Godwin Osakwe, was kidnapped with their 17-year-old son, has appealed to their abductors to release her loved ones unhurt, as it has been difficult for her to raise the ransom money demanded.

Defamation: Obaseki’s ex-aide, Haruna threatens lawsuit against Edo APC chieftains

A former Special Adviser on Security to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Haruna Yusuf Abiona, has threatened a lawsuit against four chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo state, over alleged defamatory statements and publications against him.

Normalcy returns to Edo community where revenue collector stabbed to death

Normalcy has gradually returned to Ogheghe community, in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state, after a revenue collector simply identified as Osazuwa, was reportedly stabbed to death by a motorcycle rider.

Alleged herdsmen attack: Protesters storm Obaseki’s office with corpse

Relatives took the corpse one of the victims of the latest alleged killings by herdsman in Edo to Governor's Office in Benin City.

NDLEA storms drug village in Edo, recovers N1.4b worth of cannabis

The suspected illicit drug village had four large cannabis warehouses with 233,778 kilogrammes of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis.

4 die of COVID-19 complications in Edo, one in Borno

Four out of the five COVID-19 fatalities recorded on Wednesday came from Edo and one from Borno, according to the latest NCDC data

COVID-19: Edo court sentences 17 curfew violators to community service

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin An Edo mobile court on Monday convicted 17 persons for violating the curfew imposed by the state government, as part of measures...

COVID-19 cases slump in Nigeria, Edo only state with fatalities

Edo was the odd one out on Sunday to report COVID-19 fatalities out of Nigeria's 36 states, as new cases plunged to 964, from the record 2,314 on Saturday.

COVID-19: Panic in Edo as 39 healthcare workers test positive in 72 hours

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin The fight against Coronavius (Covid-19), in Edo could be heading to crisis, as the state government announced that 39 healthcare workers in...

Police assaulted me after raping my six-year-old daughter – Petitioner

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku Mr. Okehielem Onyema, a petitioner at the Edo State judicial panel narrated on Tuesday how he was brutalized by police officers. The petitioner...

Edo man collects N43K from POS operator, leaves wife, 3 kids as collateral

A middle-aged man identified as David, has reportedly abandoned his wife and three children at a Point of Sale (POS) shop, after collecting N43,000 from the operator.

NUT tells Edo teachers to shun government’s pension scheme

The Edo chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has directed its members to shun enrollment into the state government’s contributory pension scheme.

COVID-19: Edo records 2 deaths, 18 new cases

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki confirmed  that 18 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths were recorded in Edo State on Wednesday. The latest...

COVID-19: Edo calls for protection of the elderly

Edo Government on Monday urged residents in the state to ensure they protected the elderly, adjudged most vulnerable to COVID-19, following the outbreak of a second wave of the pandemic

Edo: Five kidnapped victims regain freedom after paying ransom

Five of the victims that were kidnapped on Tuesday, along the Benin-Auchi road, were on Thursday set free by their abductors after their relatives reportedly paid various sums as ransom.

Edo jailbreak: Obaseki mulls pardon for inmates who stayed back

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, on Friday disclosed that a website will soon be launched with detailed information on the identities...

Two feared killed, 10 abducted as gunmen hijack bus in Edo

By Jethro Ibileke Two persons were feared killed while about 10 passengers were abducted in a hijack of a commercial by gunmen suspected to be...

Gunmen kidnap 8 passengers in Edo

By Jethro Ibileke Eight passengers traveling in a commercial bus between Okhuessan and Emu, in Esan south-east local government area of Edo state, have been...

Residents of Benin to enjoy 24-hour electricity from Ossiomo IPP

By Jethro Ibileke Residential homes, offices and businesses within vicinity of Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin, Edo state, will soon be enjoying uninterrupted 24-hours power...

AFCON qualifier: Edo govt assures Super Eagles of security

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has assured a safe atmosphere for players, spectators and other visitors the state would host for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.

Obaseki promises 60 percent cabinet posts to youths, relaxes curfew

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has assured youths in the state of 60 per cent representation in his new cabinet to resolve their grievances.

#EndSARS: Gov. Obaseki meets protesters, reviews curfew

By Jethro Ibileke Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reviewed the 24-hours curfew imposed on the State last Monday when the #EndSARS protest turned violent. He...

#EndSARS: ‘Hoodlums’ celebrate members who escaped from prisons in Benin

By Jethro Ibileke Some suspected hoodlums have held parties to celebrate the escape of their gang members and friends' from the Nigerian Correctional Centres (NCC),...

#EndSARS: Gov. Obaseki declares 24-hour curfew in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki has ordered a 24-hour curfew in Edo state until further notice. The curfew takes effect from 4pm

Two die, six injured in Edo early morning crash

By Jethro Ibileke Two persons were killed on Tuesday in an early morning road crash that occurred along Ahor-byepass, in Uhunmwonde local government area of...

Edo state second worst hit by COVID-19 deaths after Lagos: NCDC statistics

Latest data on the COVID-19 situation in Nigeria, released by NCDC, showed that Edo state is second to Lagos as the most affected by COVID-19, in terms of fatalities.

#EdoDecides2020: Edo State Governorship Election Live Updates

Voters across Edo State troop out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.

Edo State in the grip of election fever

A group of men with few women numbering about 30 were seated in a bar located in an uncompleted building that is supposed to be a community town hall for Iguovibiobo village.

Prophet Samuel decrees peaceful election in Edo

By Daniels Ekugo Abuja popular clergy and General Overseer of Shiloh Word Chapel, Prophet I.O. Samuel has prayed for peaceful elections in the midst of...

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