South-West APC to defect to an unnamed party, as defection galore sweeps the National Assembly.

By Faith Iguodala Okoro LAGOS – The last has not been heard of the crisis rocking the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC, unconfirmed Information emanating from the south west has revealed that the Yoruba More »

Untold Reason Why Kabaka is angry and Adjoto suspicious; the Deputy Governor’s connection

It is now open knowledge that all is not well with the Edo State APC led government even though the former governor and stay-put leader of the APC in Edo State (that More »

We are engaging real stakeholders, not Hirelings like Galadima and Afegbua

Factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) who’s emergence as Chairman a fortnight ago is bring challenged by the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he cannot lose sleep More »

Edo Central youth leaders serve warning to Edo Speaker, demand his resignation for geopolitical balance

Youth leaders from Edo Central Senatorial District of Edo State also known as Esanland, under the aegis of Coalition of Esan Youth Leaders, have petitioned the Edo State House of Assembly asking More »

Empowering entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Youths across Edo State this week, June 12-14 gathered at SIO Events Center, GRA,  Benin City, to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in Nigeria. The 3-days  workshop tagged Youth Empowered was organised by Coca-Cola Hellenic More »

Governor Obaseki declares Coca-Cola Hellenic’s Youth Empowered Workshop open in Benin

By Richard Okundia Governor Godwin Obaseki  has declared open the Youths Empowered Programme  of the Coca-Cola Hellenic in Benin City the Edo State capital. The Governor  who was accompanied by the Commissioner for Wealth More »

Child Labour: Obaseki decries widespread practice, warns of sanctions

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the use of children as labourers by employers of labour and warned that his administration will not accept any form of exploitation More »

 

South-West APC to defect to an unnamed party, as defection galore sweeps the National Assembly.

By Faith Iguodala Okoro LAGOS – The last has not been heard of the crisis rocking the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC, unconfirmed Information emanating from the south west has revealed that the Yoruba elements in the APC, mostly those from the ACN bloc of the APC, have been nursing a plan to return to their primus Position in the geopolitics of Nigeria by controlling their Region without undue inter ...

Untold Reason Why Kabaka is angry and Adjoto suspicious; the Deputy Governor’s connection

It is now open knowledge that all is not well with the Edo State APC led government even though the former governor and stay-put leader of the APC in Edo State (that has an APC governor who ought to take over), Mr Adams Oshiomhole,  is now the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC). Tony Kabaka is angry and has been making far reaching comments against the governor but has carefully c ...

We are engaging real stakeholders, not Hirelings like Galadima and Afegbua

Factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) who’s emergence as Chairman a fortnight ago is bring challenged by the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he cannot lose sleep over the breakaway faction of the embattled ruling party. Describing members of the new faction as “hired mercenaries,” Oshiomhole said he had been engaging “real stakeh ...

Edo Central youth leaders serve warning to Edo Speaker, demand his resignation for geopolitical balance

Youth leaders from Edo Central Senatorial District of Edo State also known as Esanland, under the aegis of Coalition of Esan Youth Leaders, have petitioned the Edo State House of Assembly asking the Speaker, Hon Kabiru Adjotu, representing Akoko-Edo in the House, to stop marginalising and oppressing the Esan legislators in the House. In their Petition signed by …. youth leaders, the Edo Central people also de ...

Government’s continued neglect threatens infrastructures in Edo State Ministry of Education

Edo State Government’s continued neglect threatens infrastructures in Edo’s Ministry of Education making it now look more or less Ministry of Dilapidation. Edo Ministry of Education Iyaro premises.Photo credit: URHOKPOTA REPORTERS Ministry of Education is supposed  to be Government’s driving force for change, growth and development of the education system – shaping direction for education ...

Self-help syndrome: the bane of political evolution of Ewu land and people – Hon. J.E. Imoisili.

The inaugural edition of the EKPEBUA HOUSE, Ewu Political Lecture Series held on Saturday in Ewu has gone down in history as a wake up call to Ewu reawakening towards engendering Unity and prosperity associated with Unity. Lead Speaker of the maiden edition of Ekpebua House Political Lecture series organised by the Ewu Progress Foundation, Hon J. Ebeagbor Imoisili, an Ewu man formerly Esan Central council bos ...

Obaseki keep your word, Ojezua has not won his unit since 1999 – Hon. Felix Ibhade

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Esan Central LGA and former APC Councillor, Hon. Felix Ibhade, an Irrua man, like Ojezua, from Ward 3, Esan Central Local Government Area have described the APC led by Obaseki and Ojezua as “the party a deceit.” Hon. Ibhade stated this on Wednesday during an interactive session in the online platform, Esan Young Democrat (EYD) monitored by Urhokpota R ...

APC faction gives ultimatum to Oyegun, until May 14

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) comprising of defectors from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the APC in 2013 have written to the national chairman of the ruling party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to demand an urgent meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari “within seven days”, Urhokpota Reporters can report. They did not state their next line of action, although it is und ...

Obaseki Appeals to Donor Agencies to Sustain Support For Edo’s Development

  Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on donor agencies for continued support of its development initiatives, assuring that the government is committed to ensuring high impact of donors’ assistance for all stakeholders. The governor said this at the First Quarterly Review of Donor Agencies’ projects in the state held at the Banquet Hall, Government House in Benin city, the Edo State ca ...

Oshiomhole’s ambition will make Edo lose APC Chairmanship – Dr Omorodion

The brewing crisis between the camps of two former Edo State governors, Adams Aliyu (or Aliu) Oshiomhole and John Odigie Oyegun has started to polarise the Edo State APC. A major pointer to the polarization going on in the APC was the statement by the Edo State APC Chairman, Barr Anselm Ojezua, announcing that the Edo State APC Party caucus has endorsed Oshiomhole, implying that they are rejecting Oyegun who ...

Onojie of Ewu hands over Community Library to NGO, to revive reading culture

Recently incorporated NGO, the Ewu Progress Foundation also known as Ewu Political Forum, (EPF), founded, populated and led by Ewu sons and daughters both home and abroad, paid their monarch, His Royal Highness, Onojie of Ewu Kingdom – HRH. Ojeifo, a courtesy call in his Palace (Ikpebua House) Sunday. The EPF delegation, led by member of the Board Of Trustees (BOT), Revd. Albert Omonhan Oboh, also had o ...

Untold story why thugs stole the Mace, Plot to remove Saraki thickens

Unverified information available exclusively to URHOKPOTA REPORTERS indicate that those who went to remove the Mace from the Senate may be connected to Omo Agege but were neither authorized to him nor in the know about the main reason they were manipulated to act that foolishly. According to our Abuja source, with links to Senegal, who pleaded anonymity, “a power cabal close to the government actually staged ...

Ewu Declaration: Our Resolve Against Continued Inequity And Marginalization

Press Release: 14 January 2018 Ewu Declaration: Our Resolve Against Continued Inequity And Marginalization The Ewu Political Forum (EPF) is a voluntary socio-cultural/political movement made up of Ewu sons and daughters. Ewu Political Forum is one of the brand names for the incorporated name of Ewu Progress Foundation (EPF). The membership of EPF is drawn from Ewu people living within and outside Ewu kingdom ...

Landlords must pay Land Use tax – APC insists

The Edo state government has said that it would enforce the Land Use Charge Law to raise revenue for the state. The Land Use Charge law is a law that compels landlords in Edo state to pay taxes on their houses and that will in effect affect the cost of renting a house in the state, because the landlord would definitely shift the burden of paying the land use charge on the tenants. The Land Use Charge law was sugges ...

The Dynamics of Youth Enterprise in Contemporary Nigeria – Saintmoses Eromosele

I would have loved to begin this speech by thanking Thomas Edison, the man who invented the electric bulb, but due to the frequent infrequency and consistent inconsistency in power supply to many parts of Edo State, despite the reportedly huge investments in power by successive administrations in Nigeria, all my thanks go to the unknown one who invented the candle. By thanking the unknown ‘talakawa’ who invente ...

How Oshiomhole squandered over N1 trillion in almost eight years

By Solomon Ibharuneafe Adams Oshiomhole the outgoing Executive Governor of Edo State really has a story to tell Edo people. And that is to explain to them how he squandered the over One Trillion Naira from the Federation Account and the internally generated Revenue on behalf of the people in his seven and half years when he held sway as Governor of the State. Making the exposure of the governor’s reckless spendin ...

Empowering entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Youths across Edo State this week, June 12-14 gathered at SIO Events Center, GRA,  Benin City, to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in Nigeria. The 3-days  workshop tagged Youth Empowered was organised by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. Urhokpota Reporers’ Richard Okundia was there and filed this report. No fewer than 500 youths in Edo State have benefited from this year’s ‘Youth Empow ...

Governor Obaseki declares Coca-Cola Hellenic’s Youth Empowered Workshop open in Benin

By Richard Okundia L-R: Edo State Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment, Emmanuel Usoh; Regional Pubic Affairs Manager, East/Central, Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Ltd., Ekuma Eze; Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Chief Executive Officer, Unocasq and facilitator of ‘Youth Empowered’, Ekundayo Odele; Regional Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Lagos/West, NBC, Ifeoma ...

Child Labour: Obaseki decries widespread practice, warns of sanctions

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the use of children as labourers by employers of labour and warned that his administration will not accept any form of exploitation of children in the state. Obaseki gave the warning on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, marked by the United Nations each year. While acknowledging the influx of companies into the state, with the state gove ...

Nigerians to Buhari on Abiola, you did well, but you are an hypocrite, we will vote you out in 2019

“We applaud Pres. Buhari for declaring June 12 as Democracy day but isn’t it hypocritical because Abiola was unfairly treated and poisoned under Abacha regime, a regime Buhari was part of. If he truly respects the values Abiola stood for, why haven’t I come across any article of him criticizing Abiola’s denied presidency and imprisonment from 1993 to 1998. No he was quiet and enjoyed the b ...

Stakeholders decry dilapidated Ugbogui Secondary School, Ugbogui

Ugbogui community in Ovia South West, Edo State has cried out to the state government over the abandonment and the dilapidating infrastructures at the only secondary school serving the community and others around it. Deputy House Leader at the local government, Hon Nosakhare Ekhator, who spoke on the failed facilities at the school, said the school is in a state of coma that if urgent step is not taken we mi ...

Enabulele charges private school owners to improve quality of education

Proprietors of private primary schools in Ovia South-West local government area have been charged to improve the quality of education they impact to the children in the LGA. The Executive Chairman of LGA, Comrade Destiny Oghayerio Enabulele, gave the charge on Thursday, during a meeting with the proprietors and other stakeholders in the education sector of the LGA. Present at the meeting were the the Chief In ...
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