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 »


My administration has achieved significant milestone despite APC distractions – Wike

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 hi ...

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 Nige ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 leader of the group Senator Uche Ekwunife told our reporter that it was a march of Women of like minds who seeks to draw support for Women in Politics and Governance. The group also seeks to awaken the interest of Wome ...


The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Dr. Benjamin Ikenchukwu Keagborekuzi I, has enjoined his subjects to stop promoting Igbo culture, describing the Agbor culture as ‘unique and peculiar’. The Dein gave the admonition at his palace recently while giving his royal blessings to the new Iregwa of Ogbemudien Community, Pa. Bogi Abagi. He called on the good people of Agbor Kingdom to join hands with him to ...

Encomiums at evening of tributes for Dr. Chris Abebe

It was an evening of encomiums and glowing tributes for the first President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Dr. Chris Abebe, FNIM, CNIM, OFR, when an evening of tributes was held in his honour. The event held at the Jubilee Hall of St. Gregory College, Obalende, Lagos, was an opportunity for representatives of government and corporate world where the management ico ...

Entrepreneurship: Edo to train 200 youths on solar panel installation, photography, others

Edo State Government has concluded plans to partner with the After Graduate Development Centre (AGDC) to train 200 youths on solar panel installation, photography and cosmetology. The training programme, conducted through Edojobs, is aimed at equipping the youths with in-demand vocational, business intelligence and financial literacy skills. Youths will also be mentored to apply for business funding during th ...

Ovia South-West LGA, Edo state, begins staff audit, verification …Exercise not to witch-hunt anyone, Enabulele assures

The Executive Chairman of Ovia South-West local government area, of Edo state. Comrade Destiny Oghayerio Enabulele, has ordered an audit and verification of all members of staff of the council. The exercise which commenced on Tuesday at three locations in the council secretariat at Iguobazuwa, involves physical audit of each and every staff working across the 10 wards of the local government. Enabulele while ...