Latest News, Events and Happenings in Edo News.en-usAverage price for petrol drops, kerosene increases – NBS &#8211; The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics , has saidPetrolAccording to a report on the NBS website, the Bureau also listed states w <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 PDP goofed, Obaseki did not use school compound for rally, says APC All Progressives Congress in Edo State has described as a lie, the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the state&rsquo;s governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, used a public school as venue for the recent tour of some wards in the state. <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Mahindra, Tolaram, Dangote to Showcase $1.5bn Investment in Edo preparations hit top gear for the Edo State Investment Summit tagged Alaghodaro 2017, international industrialists including the Mahindra Group of India, Tolaram Group from Singapore and Dangote Group are set to showcase their over $1.5bn investme <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 FG releases N3.5bn for vaccination;Takes vaccination for measles in S&#8217;East, S&#8217;South March 2018&#8230;Sultan of Sokoto briefs NEC on polio eradicationBy Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA &#8211; THE National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday announced that the sum of N3.5 <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Gas flaring: Reps set up c’ttee to probe non-payment of $14.2bn penalties Emman OvuakporieABUJA&mdash;THE House of Representatives, yesterday, set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the non-payment of $14.2 billion penalties by oil companies to communities affected by gas flaring. To this end, the special committee is exp <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Senate cuts Power Dams Charge to 10% Henry UmoruPasses NTDA Bill, changes NTDC to NTDAABUJA &mdash;THE Senate, yesterday, reduced from 30 per cent to 10, charge imposed on the total revenue generated from the operations of any company or authority, operating hydro-electric dams in <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Jonathan’s wife’s sins catching up on her — Presidency;s govt running on lies, propaganda &mdash;JonathanBy Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Dirisu Yakubu &amp; Omeiza AjayiABUJA&mdash;Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, dismissed the All Progressives Congress, APC-led ad <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Flooding: Edo government tasks FG on dredging of River Niger Simon EbegbulemBENIN&mdash;Edo State Government yesterday urged the Federal Government to hasten the dredging of River Niger to find lasting solution to the perennial flooding suffered by riverine communities in the state. ObasekiThe deputy gove <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Stop the circle of killings, Catholic Bishops beg the Irigwe, Fulani recent killing of 29 persons, including women and children, in the Nkiedonwhro community of Plateau State by yet to be identified persons, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has issued a strongly worded letter to the Federal <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Reps probe non-payment of $14.2bn penalties by oil firms to communities Emman OvuakporieABUJA&mdash;THE House of Representatives, yesterday set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the non-payment of $14.2 billion penalties by oil companies to communities affected by gas flaring, urged relevant agencies to undertake a d <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Osinbajo leads Dangote, others to Alaghodaro Investment Summit Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is to lead industry titans including Africa&rsquo;s richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, to the maiden edition of Alaghodaro Investment Summit, to be hosted by the Edo State Gover <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Why Police transferred Edo CP, Gwandu the outcry by Edo State indigenes and residents recently, the force headquarters, Abuja, yesterday yielded to reason and transferred the embattled Commissioner of Police, Edo State, Haliru Gwandu Abukar, who despite initial transfer by the Poli <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 House of Reps urges FG to increase tax on tobacco House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to increase tax on tobacco as a means of curbing smoking and funding healthcare services in the country. This followed a motion by Rep. Sergius Ogun and Rep. Albert Abio <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Dokpesi spent millions on security doors, generators – Witnesses Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA &#8211; Trial of the Chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, &lrm;High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who was accused of receiving N2.1billion from office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, three months to the 2015 pres <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Edo plans new estates, towns, targets diaspora community part of reforms in the Edo State housing sector to open up the state to real estate investments, the Edo State Government has rolled out plans to build new towns and estates aimed at decongesting Benin City, with special packages for the diaspora <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100