Killings: Catholics held a nationwide procession

By Richard Okundia Catholics nationwide today held mass and rosary procession for victims of violent killings across the country. Urhokpota Reporters monitored the processions and now report. In Adamawa, the Bishop of More »

My administration has achieved significant milestone despite APC distractions

By Richard Okundia Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that despite the deliberate distractions of the APC Federal Government, his administration has achieved significant milestones in projects delivery. Speaking during More »

Over 100 Idogbo Secondary School students trafficked in four months – Edo State Government Aid

By Richard Okundia Over 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin by the Senior Special Assistant to More »

We want equality – Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, a social cultural group has called for equality in the affairs of Nigeria. The group made the declaration today Monday during  the Southeast Summit on the Restructuring of Nigeria held More »

Restore Okpella electricity within 10 working days – NERC orders BEDC

By Richard Okundia In pursuance of a workable solution to the lingering Okpella electricity problem, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Forum in Benin, on Thursday 17th May called for hearing between More »

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 More »

Women marches for women inclusion in governance

Women group under the aegis of Women-for-Women today carried out an awareness march to advocates for the inclusion of more Women in governance in Nigeria. In a chat with Urhokpota Reporters the More »

 

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 ...

My decision to seek a second term is to serve Nigeria – Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses which took place on Saturday, May 5 across the country has been described by President Muhammadu Buhari as a sign that the party’s constitution is supreme. President Buhari also said the events show Nigerians’ belief in democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, May 5 reacted to the relatively peaceful manner in which the All Progressives Cong ...

We did not endorse Oshiomhole – South South APC

The reported crisis in the APC has taken a new twist as the APC Chairmen of four our of the six states of the South South have published a debunking of the Oshiomhole’s faction claim that the South South has endorsed Adams Oshiomhole for the position of National Chairman of the APC. To Place Adverts: 0 702 014 6686 (WhatsApp only) The states that have debunked the claim by Oshiomhole group are Cross Riv ...

The plot to replace Obaseki thickens, secret strategem uncovered

It is no rumour that Secretary to the Edo State Government (SSG) and former leader of the hibernating Edo In Safe Hands group, Barr Osarodion Ogie, has his eyes on the seat that Obaseki currently occupies. The first choice of Adams Oshiomhole when he was governor of Edo State was Osarodion Ogie but for the pressures mounted by a section of the media that showed that Ogie was not clearly a native of Edo State, ...

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 ...

Edo APC rejects Oyegun, endorses Oshiomhole

The Edo State Caucus of All Progressive Congress (APC), Monday, rejected the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun and thrown its weight behind his arch rival, a former Governor of the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole. State Chairman of the APC, Mr Anslem Ojezua, made this disclosure while addressing journalists at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital. “The party has unanimously resolved to ...

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 ...

Shaibu set to take over leadership of the APC, secret plot uncovered

By Faith Iguodala Okoro The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu is said to be making subterranean moves to snatch effective leadership of the APC structures from the Governor through having the upper hand in the scheduled Party Congresses in Edo State. This revelation was leaked to URHOKPOTA REPORTERS by a source who is a member of the Edo State Government, who however pleaded anonimity. According to ou ...

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 ...

Chief Agho Obaseki: Lest We Forget or Repeat History (EDITORIAL)

Editorial CHIEF AGHO OBASEKI OYOO According to the official publication by the Obaseki family, Chief Agho Obaseki (who ruled in Benin between 1897 – 1914 as Head of Administration when Oba Ovonramwen was exiled) was the great great grand son of the Obi of Nsukwa, in Aniocha region of Delta State of Nigeria. According to a genealogical trace by the Obaseki family that has not been corroborated by relevant authorit ...

Killings: Catholics held a nationwide procession

By Richard Okundia Catholics nationwide today held mass and rosary procession for victims of violent killings across the country. Urhokpota Reporters monitored the processions and now report. In Adamawa, the Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev. Stephen Mamza, during the procession, urged government to do more on security to end the killings, particularly in Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Borno and Zamfar ...

My administration has achieved significant milestone despite APC distractions

By Richard Okundia Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that despite the deliberate distractions of the APC Federal Government, his administration has achieved significant milestones in projects delivery. Speaking during a Special Appearance on Channels Sunrise Daily on Monday, Governor Wike said that the commitment to serve Rivers people is at an all-time high. Governor Wike said: “We are co ...

Over 100 Idogbo Secondary School students trafficked in four months – Edo State Government Aid

By Richard Okundia Over 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa. Okoduwa declared this while fielding questions from Urhokpota Reporters in Benin City, stating that some teachers disclosed to him that ...

We want equality – Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, a social cultural group has called for equality in the affairs of Nigeria. The group made the declaration today Monday during  the Southeast Summit on the Restructuring of Nigeria held at Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka. In his address, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo declared that Ndi Igbo deserves better, togetherness and oneness in ensuring one Nigeria th ...

Restore Okpella electricity within 10 working days – NERC orders BEDC

By Richard Okundia In pursuance of a workable solution to the lingering Okpella electricity problem, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Forum in Benin, on Thursday 17th May called for hearing between representatives of Okpella community and BEDC. The Forum headed by Prof. Canice Asonye, Chairman, ruled thus, BEDC should restore Okpella electricity within 10 working days; that a grace period of 90 ...
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