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 »


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 agenc ...

Okowa is a responsible leader – Ned Nwoko …Congratulates the Governor on 3 years in office

Delta North leading senatorial district’s aspirant, Prince Ned Nwoko says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has enthroned a responsible regime of service in the past three years in Delta state. In a goodwill message to the Governor on his third anniversary on the saddle , Nwoko said Okowa’s track record as a leader is inspiring to all well meaning Deltans. The prince of Idumuje Ugboko kingdom, in Aniocha Nor ...

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 ...

Dozens injured as rapists attack a girls secondary school in Abia State

By Richard Okundia  Many students were seriously injured after a suspected rapist attacked the Ovim Girls Secondary Secondary in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State early this morning. Urhokpota Reporters gathered that reports the rapists came into the school armed with dangerous weapons like cutlass, iron rod and other weapons. As at the time the writing this report, the girls were receiving trea ...

ASUU says Buhari led Government is very irresponsible

By Richard Okundia  The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has condemned the Federal Government over its incapability to arrest the spate of killing in the country, saying that the government has demonstrated an act of irresponsibility towards its constitutional responsibility. The Union maintained that a government that allowed her people to be murdered daily was totally irresponsible and has faile ...

Bill for the establishment of a University in Ogoniland read at the Senate

By Richard Okundia  A Bill for the establishment of the Federal University of Environment, Science and Agriculture in Ogoni land was yesterday read on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the first time. The Bill which was sponsored by Magnus Abe, Senator representing Rivers South-East. Abe had suggested during the visit of the Senate Committee on Environment to Ogoniland for oversight De ...

Peace Corps: Peace Corps Bill dies as Reps fail to veto Buhari

By Richard Okundia The controversial nongovernmental organization, Peace Corps of Nigeria’s Bill today failed to pass the second reading in order to veto the President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection, at the House Of Representatives. The Bill, which had been passed by the National Assembly was also rejected by the President Muhammadu Buhari, who refused to sign the bill into law. Unfortunately, on Th ...

Unizik holds a multidimensional seminar on drug abuse and indiscipline

By Richard Okundia Nnamdi Azikiwe University today Wednesday held a multidimensional seminar on drug abuse and indiscipline. The seminar which took place at the Juhel Auditorium, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Agulu Campus was organized by the Faculty of the University. Present at the seminar were the host Dean, Prof. Uzochukwu Ike, NDLEA Commander in Anambra state, Mr Momod ...

Dr. Chris Abebe goes home in style

By Richard Okundia  It was glitz, pomp and pageantry over the weekend as the first President of the Institute, Dr. Chris Abebe, FNIM, CNIM, OFR, was buried in style in his home town, Iruekpen, Edo state. The funeral ceremony which started with a well attended vigil mass on Thursday, May 17 came to a climax with the burial mass and interment on Friday, May 18. The burial rites ended on Sunday, May 20, with an ...

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 ...