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“Ize-Iyamu to tackle sexual assault, care for survivors with special victims unit” – Prof. Idia Ize-Iyamu

Prof. Idia Ize-Iyamu, the wife of the APC Governorship candidate in the Edo Governorship election, has said her husband, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has plans to establish a special victims unit to combat sexual assault and care for survivors of rape and other gender-based violence if elected as Governor on the 19th of September. She said this on Thursday while featuring on a popular morning show, Your View, on Television Continental. The professor of Orthodontist who recently flagged off a free medical outreach across the three senatorial districts of Edo State to provide access to quality healthcare to residents of...

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Benin group condemns Obaseki over sponsorship of Ogiamien family, declares him enemy of the throne

A Benin socio-cultural group, the Bini Renaissance, has condemned Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as ‘an enemy of the Oba’ over his alleged sponsorship of the Ogiamiens, a family infamous for its claim to the Benin throne. For years, the Ogiamien royal family has mounted a challenge to the authority of the Oba of Benin with a public accusation that the late Oba Erediauwa connived with the military Governor of Bendel state in 1979 to ‘secretly’ repeal an edict that gave them a claim to the ancient throne. In 2018, the family declared itself “the original owners of...

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Edo Assembly Invasion: Court remands arrested Obaseki’s thugs over illegal possession of firearms

Edo Assembly Invasion: Court remands arrested Obaseki’s thugs over illegal possession of firearms …as Obaseki faces accusation of bribery to secure freedom of the thugs A Benin City High Court, (Vocation Court One), Edo State, on Monday remanded seven thugs nabbed by the Police with illegal firearms during the invasion of the Edo State House of Assembly complex led by Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu. The thugs identified as Festus Agbonrenren (25 years), Odion Osayande (23 years), Ogbeiwe Wilfred (52 years), Morgan Uwaigboe (47 years), Osayomore Salami (25 years), Ifeoluwa Oladele (36 years), and Iginobaro...

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OPINION: Captain Hosa Okunbor: A True Edo Son – By Otabor Eghosa

The Benin nation has produced several notable personalities who has brought outstanding fame and recognition to the ancient kingdom. Without much deliberation and racking of the head, it is lucidly evident that Capt (Dr) Idahosa Wells Okunbo popularly known as Captain Hosa is one of those prominent persons in the present milieu. Captain Hosa is a detribalised illustrious Benin man whose recognition and acceptance span across the different countries of the globe. He is a commercial pilot, a selfless philanthropist and a business tycoon whose investments span across the petroleum industry, agriculture, real estate and etcetera. It is important...

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Dr. Pius Odubu: The Choice For The Number One Position In Edo State Government

By: Liberty Obaseki, FNIM Perhaps, this sounds astounding. Well, truth, especially for those who fail to accept it, always hurts but it is a surefire and cannot be extinguished. Dr Pius Odubu is better and well positioned to be the next Governor of Edo State. Let me take you back to 2015/16 when all was set to hand the then deputy Governor, Odubu, the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial ticket which was the right thing to do. All of a sudden, the present Governor was thrown into the mix and unexpectedly selected as the party’s flag bearer. Dr Pius...

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