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Intense criticisms compel Oshiomhole to withdraw Oba’s Appointment

Following intense criticisms by the people of Benin Kingdom on the propriety of issuing a statement on the approval of Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as Oba of Benin when the rites of passage of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa are still on, the Edo State Government has quickly withdrawn the approval letter , saying it was …

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Edo government approves appointment of Prince Eheneden as the new Oba of Benin

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> The appointment of Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the new Oba of Benin has been approved by the government of Edo State. Oba Eheneden succeeds his father whose transition was announced by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe few weeks ago. He is the 39th Oba of Benin.

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Wike to Army Chiefs: We will help you fish out militants

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has declared that nobody will be shielded from the military operations against militants sabotaging the nation’s economy. He stated that all Niger Delta governors opposed the use of violence to settle grievances, pointing out, that the governors are billed to meet with the Vice President on 7 June 2016 to discuss and proffer solutions …

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Fayose bans cattle grazing, says cattle farmers must own ranches

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the State, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch. Fayose who made this known when he visited Oke-Ako in Ikole local government area of the State, following last Friday’s invasion by Fulani herdsmen, which left two residents killed and others …

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Late Itohan: 15-yr-old murder suspect escapes from Edo custody

A murder suspect, identified as Gift Edosomwan, who was arrested for allegedly killing a mother and her three-year-old daughter, has reportedly escaped from a juvenile welfare home, where he was being detained in Benin, the Edo State capital. It was learnt that Edosomwan escaped last Saturday morning from the welfare home at Upper Sakponba. The 15-year-old suspect and others at …

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NLC suspends strike, ready for negotiation

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the nation wide strike action called to protest the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol, saying the action was a huge success.

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Lagos Court Jails Omatseye, Former NIMASA DG, For Five Years

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has sentenced the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison. Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia convicted and sentenced Mr Omatseye after finding him guilty on 24 out of 27 counts charge bordering on bid rigging and contract splitting The EFCC had charged the former …

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