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Oba of Benin Concludes ‘Ugie-Ododuwa’ Ceremony

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on Tuesday concluded the first public performance of Ugie-Ododuwa ceremony at the sacred Ugha-Ehengbuda axis of the palace ground in Benin. The the climax of the “outdoor spiritual ceremony” was when the Oba joined seven masqueraders in their stylish dance steps, as the Ogbelaka Royal drummers rendered spiritual incantations. The outdoor ceremony which attracted many, especially the youth, started on May 4. The Oba’s acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Victor Ogiemwanre, noted that the ceremony is in commemoration of the return of Oranmiyan,…

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Police In Edo Arrest 54 Suspects For Various Crimes

The Police Command in Edo said on Monday that it had arrested 54 suspects for various crimes and offences in the last one week. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, SP Kontongs Bello, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin. Bello said the suspects were arrested within the last one week in various parts of the state. He explained that they were arrested for crimes ranging from alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder, rape to break-in and…

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Oba Of Benin Announces Date For Outdoor Ceremony Of Odudua Rites

Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has announced the date for the outdoor celebration of Ugie Odudua ceremony. This is contained in a statement, signed by Mr Frank Irabor, Secretary, Benin Traditional Council (BTC), in Benin on Friday. Irabor said the ceremony will begin on Tuesday and last seven days at the Oba palace ground in Benin. Odudua rite is a ceremony used to commemorate the return of Oranmiyan, the son of Odudua, to his biological land of Benin. The spiritual ceremony is also used to thank God, and ancestors…

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Gov Okowa Tasks FG On Gas Revolution Industrial Park

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called on the Federal Government to resume work on the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project in Ogidigben, Warri South-West Local Government Area of the state. Okowa made the call on Friday shortly after inspecting the ongoing construction work at the multi-billion Naira Floating Market at Ogheye in Warri North Local Government Area. Okowa was flanked by his deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro at the inspection. He said that the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project had been delayed for too long and urged the Federal…

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Police Rescue 2 Kidnapped Victims, Recover N200,000 In Edo

The Police Command in Edo State on Wednesday said that it rescued two of the three persons abducted on Sunday along Ahor Bypass, on the Benin-Lagos Road. This is contained in a statement in Benin by SP Kontongs Bello, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO). Bello stated: “at about 10:30hrs, men of the Edo State Police Command rescued two kidnapped victims identified as Okeke Emmanuel ‘m’ age 37 and Rilwan Adewale ‘m’ age 36. “They were rescued along Lagos Bypass by Ahor community, Benin City.” He also stated that the…

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Road accidents claim 51 lives in Edo, says FRSC

The Edo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said no fewer than 51 lives were lost to various Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in the state between January and March 2021. Mr Henry Benamaisia, the Sector Commander of FRSC, gave the figure in an interview with newsmen in Benin. Benamaisia noted that the figure represented the casualties from January to March, adding that it comprised 42 males, eight females and a male child. He said that of the total road traffic accidents, 20 were fatal,…

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Police arrest 3 kidnappers, rescue victim in Delta

The Police Command in Delta State has confirmed the arrest of three suspected kidnappers and the rescue of their victims. The Command’s acting spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the development to newsmen in Warri on Monday. He identified the victim as Peter Okologo. Bright said the suspects were arrested on Saturday by operatives of the Rapid Response Team of the ‘A’ Division, Warri, led by its Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Tanko Mahmud. “On April 24, 2021 at about 10 a.m., a complaint was received by the DPO ‘A’ Division,…

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Okowa: Delta Inherits N100bn Unpaid Pension Under CPS

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said his administration inherited about N100 billion unpaid pensions under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). Speaking at the third session of the 8th Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Ughelli Diocesen held at Bishop Agori-Iwe Memorial Church, Ughelli. Okowa said that the financial burden forced 18 state governments out of 26 that enlisted on the scheme to withdraw, leaving only eight state governments, including Delta, in the Programme. The governor explained that the major challenge which forced the states to withdraw…

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Delta Shuts Down Illegal Orphanage, Relocates 22 Orphans

An illegal orphanage located in Ashaka, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state, was closed down by the government, on Sunday, for failure to comply with the provisions of the the Child Rights Act as domesticated by law in the state. The State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, Mrs Flora Alatan, closed down the orphanage, ”Foster Paradise”, during an unscheduled visit to the orphanage at Ashaka. The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Oghenekevwe Agas, emphasized that orphanages must comply…

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Delta To Host 21st National Sports Festival

After emerging champions of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Edo, Delta are the next hosts of the NSF. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, made the announcement during the closing ceremony of the festival in Benin on Wednesday. Dare, who was represented by Nebeolisa Anako, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said the state emerged tops after the selection process. “After a rigorous exercise, from last year when six states expressed interests to host the NSF, the Big Heart, Delta, came out tops. The next NSF…

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