Latest News, Events and Happenings in Edo News.en-usPolice smash new kidnapping syndicate in South East operatives from Abuja comprising the Abba Kyari led Intelligence Response Team and the Technical Intelligence Unit have smashed a new kidnapping syndicate responsible for several abductions, who demand for and collect ransoms in US <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 ‘PDP Convention: Loud promotion of corruption’ Reuben AbatiThe elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an anti-climax.From the right, Former Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike O <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Slavery of Nigerians in N-Africa, Europe blamed on leadership failure Gabriel EnogholaseBENIN&mdash; Vice President of the Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, has blamed the enslavement of Nigerian migrants in the Maghreb countries and Europe on the failure of Nigerian leaders to provide viable <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 NGO BILL: Reps c’ttee seeks presentations from stakeholders Emman OvuakporieABUJA&mdash;MEM-BERS of the House of Representatives Committee on Non-governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organizations have invited stakeholders to make presentations on the alleged contentious Bill on NGOs. This came as <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Oba of Benin in a new role Eric TeniolaON November 25, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare Ogigigan II visited the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa&rsquo;ad Abubakar IV in his palace in Sokoto, a palace built in 1804. It was a reciprocal visit for the Sultan had visited Benin on Augus <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Why our youths must engage in politics, by Shaibu Tare YoudeoweiBENIN CITY&mdash; DEPUTY Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu has lamented what he described as the absence of youths in key positions in the Nigeria leadership circle. He therefore advocated the need for the Nigerian Yout <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 IYC alleges marginalisation of Ijaw in Edo Emem IdioYENAGOA&mdash;IJAW youths have condemned what they described as &ldquo;the oppression and marginalisation&rdquo; of the people of Okomu Kingdom, an Ijaw community, in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State by the state govern <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Obaseki meets pensioners, reduces arrears by N6bn Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has paid off N6billion of the N10 billion pension arrears that accumulated between 1996 and 2000.Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki , Permanent Secretary and <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Labour tasks FG on 5-yr pension review Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA &mdash; Organised labour, yesterday, told the Federal Government to uphold the five-year review of workers pension as enshrined in the constitution.Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki , Permanent Secretary a <br>VanguardBestNairaTue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Obaseki did not ask Italian authorities to deport Edo – Edo Community in Italy, Edo Cultural Association in Italy, Mr. Monday Uwagboe, has debunked rumours making the rounds that the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki requested the Italian Government to deport all Nigerians of Edo extraction, resident in the country <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would help prepare for a future Mars trip.TRUMP&#8220;This time we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,&#8 <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Obaseki swears in 19 female aides Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the 19 new female aides to do all within their power to improve the socio-economic conditions of women across the state.Governor Godwin Obaseki , Special Adviser on Gender, Ms. Efosa <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Edo 2018 budget scales second reading &#8211; The 2018 Appropriation Bill of Edo on Monday passed second reading at the House of Assembly.Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki presenting the 2018 Budget of Growth to the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Kabiru <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 I want to go to Libya, mainly of Edo origin are been exploited by smugglers when they make a required stop in the North Africa nation, as they are kept in camps for members of their families to pay a required amount of money before they are put on boats bound for <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Edo govt planning to destroy shrine, deploy soldiers —Ijaw elders Simon EbegbulemTHE Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, and Ijaw elders in Edo State, weekend, raised an alarm over alleged plan by the state government to deploy soldiers to Gelegele and other Ijaw communities in the state, including Okikoro where they have <br>VanguardBestNairaMon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100