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Hoodlums kill two security guards in Edo
Two security guards at a petrol station located along Benin-Auchi Express Road have been stabbed to death. They were reportedly killed by hoodlums operating in the area. The guards’ lifeless bodies were found by workers of the petrol station when they resumed work on Monday morning. Edo State (...)
[The Nation] 20/02/2017

Benin: Benin Sees China As Leading Foreign Trade Partner During Fourth Quarter 2016
[Focac] Cotonou -China ranks as ninth importer and fourth exporter country of Benin during the fourth quarter 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) said in its quarterly review issued on Sunday.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Ex-AAU VC Agbebaku dies at 55
The first female Vice Chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Prof. Cordelia Agbebaku, is dead. Agbebaku, who was the immediate past vice chancellor of the institution, reportedly died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) at the age of 55. The ex- VC reportedly died of (...)
[The Nation] 17/02/2017

INEC opens defence in Edo guber poll suit
INEC on Friday opened its defence in the petition filed by the PDP and its candidate in the Sept. 28, 2016 governorship election in Edo, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, before the Justice Ahmed Badamasi three-member tribunal in Benin. The PDP and its candidate are challenging the declaration by INEC of (...)
[The Nation] 17/02/2017

Oba of Benin urges prayers for Buhari
The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku-Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II has urged Nigerians to pray for the good health and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari. Addressing a gathering on Tuesday in Umegbe community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo, the Benin monarch also directed traditional (...)
[The Nation] 14/02/2017

FRSC records 11 deaths in Edo in January
The Edo Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 11 deaths are recorded in Edo due to road accidents in January. The state Sector Commander, Mr Samuel Odukoya, made this known on Tuesday in Benin. Odukoya said that within the period under review, 23 road accidents were recorded with (...)
[The Nation] 14/02/2017

Ex-oil worker killed in Edo
A retired staff of Shell Oil whose identity could not be ascertained at press time has been killed in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The assailants trailed their victim to Siluko Road in Oredo Local Government Area where they shot him in the presence of his family Eye witnesses said the (...)
[The Nation] 11/02/2017

Benin: Government opts for video surveillance to fight crime
Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Beninese government has decided to use video surveillance to counter the acts of organised crime, which is on the rise in the country. Society
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

Navy intercepts 559kg of Carnabis, arrests three suspects
…Five others caught for illegal fishing Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT have arrested three suspected drug traffickers including a Beninnois, caught smuggling 559kgs of Carnabis Sativa (Marijuana) into Lagos. Nautey Akiti, 33, Jelili Anu, 25 and Kunnuyi Danului, 24 were (...)
[The Nation] 08/02/2017

Benin: Feature-Cutters Turn Counsellors to Fight Female Genital Mutilation in Benin
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cotonou -"The number of lives I shattered is enormous," says traditional cutter turned health adviser
[AllAfrica] 07/02/2017

Ibori: No going back on seizure of assets – UK
• Dribbles supporters in Benin, Warri • No going back on seizure of his assets, says British High Commission Ex-Delta State Governor James Ibori returned to Nigeria unannounced yesterday six years after he first fled into exile in Dubai and four years after his imprisonment in the United Kingdom (...)
[The Nation] 05/02/2017

Oghara reception : ‘Ibori is our father, we can die because of him’
The ancient town of Oghara in Ethiope West local Governments Area of Delta was on Saturday agog as former governor James Ibori returned home after serving jail term in a UK prison. Ibori, who was convicted by a British court on charges of money laundering, arrived at the Benin Airport on (...)
[The Nation] 04/02/2017

Ibori evades airport reception, gets rousing welcome in hometown
Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, on Saturday evaded the huge crowd waiting for him at Osubi Airstrip, outside Warri and arrived his Oghara hometown through the Benin Airport.The crowd of enthusiasts, including politicians and traditional rulers, had waited for him at Osubi from about (...)
[The Nation] 04/02/2017

CHAN 2018 qualifiers: Home-based Super Eagles to face either Togo or Benin
The draw for the qualifiers for the 2018 edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) billed for Kenya has been made, pitching Nigeria against either Togo or Republic of Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the draw took place on Friday in Libreville, Gabon. Nigeria is in (...)
[The Nation] 04/02/2017

UNIBEN matriculates 10,000 students
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Friday matriculated 10,000 students for the 2016/2017 academic session. The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the institution, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, said at the event in Benin that the institution would not condone all forms of nefarious activities. “I am urging you (...)
[The Nation] 03/02/2017

The fall of Isekhure of Benin
The Isekhure of Bini kingdom was described as Isekhure n’ osi’ Oba, which means Isekhure, the friend of the king. Things have since fallen apart between the traditional chief and the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, writes Osagie Otabor, Benin Until some months ago, the Isekhure of Bini kingdom was seen (...)
[The Nation] 03/02/2017

I signed result sheet in error – Ize-Iyamu’s witness tells Tribunal
A witness of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the on-going hearing of the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City, Mr. Jonathan Ogie Alohan has confessed to have cobbled together uncertified documents to prepare his witness adoption statement, (...)
[The Nation] 02/02/2017

- Benin's communications authority allows radio, TV outlets back on air
Three of seven privately-owned broadcasters shut down in Benin last November have been permitted to resume operations. The outlets involved are Soleil FM, Eden TV and E-Télé.
[IFEX] 02/02/2017

Nigeria: Police Smash Human Trafficking Cartel
[This Day] Benin City -A cartel which specialises in human trafficking in Warri, Delta State, has been smashed by operatives of Zonal CIID, Zone 5 Command Headquarters, Benin City.
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

Kenya: Kenyan candidate for AU post winds up campaign in Guinea Bissau
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's candidate for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Amina Mohamed, was set to wind up her campaign in Guinea Bissau and Benin after visiting 50 other African Union member states, a Kenyan minister spearheading her campaign team said (...)
[Panapress] 23/01/2017

Liberia to Benefit From €11 Million Budget Support
Cotonou, Benin – Liberia is to benefit from a total of $11 million (Eleven Million United States Dollars) amid government’s commitment aimed at giving boost to the education and health sector.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 20/01/2017

Obaseki restates commitment to rule of law
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has restated his administration’s commitment to rule of law. He said to encourage investments and promote security, his government would be committed to rule of law. The governor, who spoke yesterday at the Government House, Benin City, when he received the (...)
[The Nation] 19/01/2017

Benin: Rights group says death row prisoners in Benin held in cruel limbo
Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International says prisoners on death row in Benin are languishing in a cruel limbo after a court decision last year effectively abolished the death penalty, but failed to commute existing death sentences. (...)
[Panapress] 16/01/2017

PFN hails suspension of Corporate Governance Code
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) yesterday hailed the Federal Government for suspending the enforcement of the Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN). The PFN’s commendation is contained in a statement issued in Benin by its National (...)
[The Nation] 13/01/2017

We lost five months to strike in 2016 – UBTH
The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Michael Ibadin, on Monday, said industrial actions disrupted medical activities in the hospital for a cumulative period of five months in 2016. Ibadin disclosed this during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (...)
[The Nation] 02/01/2017

N147m poultry products destroyed in Benin
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operation Unit, Zone C, in Edo State has destroyed poultry products worth over N147 million. It said the illegally imported poultry products were impounded during the yuletide season. The products that were destroyed on Thursday in Benin City included (...)
[The Nation] 30/12/2016

Three killed in Edo cult clash
Three persons were on Wednesday killed in different parts of Benin City, Edo State, in the ongoing cult war that started on Christmas Day. One of the victims identified as Godspower was killed at about 4:00 a.m. in front of his residence along Second East Circular road. Late Godspower was (...)
[The Nation] 28/12/2016

Edo executes three death row inmates
Edo State government has executed three death row inmates who were sentenced to death by military tribunals under the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Decree 1971 as amended. The state had announced its intention to execute three death row prisoners at Oko Prisons in Benin City. The (...)
[The Nation] 27/12/2016

Police arrest 36 suspected cultists over driver’s murder
Edo State Police Command said it has arrested 36 suspected cultists over the Christmas Day killing of a commercial bus driver in Benin City. The identity of the victim could not be verified at time of filing this report. The state Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, who confirmed the arrest, (...)
[The Nation] 27/12/2016

ATMs: Benin residents complain of cash shortage
Barely 24 hours to Christmas, residents of Benin city are keeping vigil in the banks to use Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that few of the ATMs in some banks visited in Benin on Saturday were dispensing cash. Many of the residents told NAN that they (...)
[The Nation] 24/12/2016 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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