Tag: Benin

December 11, 2013

‘We caught her relaxed, watching Africa Magic’: How woman and her pastor lover ‘set husband ablaze’ in Edo

by ‘Jola Sotubo A pastor and a married woman said to be his lover have been arrested by police in ...

November 27, 2013

Opinion: The National Conference and its historical signposts

by Jibrin Ibrahim   On the 20th November, some of us were invited by the Presidential Committee on the National ...

November 19, 2013

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Massive inferno on Benin-Ore road started after armed robbery attack – FRSC

by Adeola Balogun A massive inferno resulting from multiple car accidents yesterday caused commotion on the Benin—Ore-Lagos Expressway. Chaos was ...

October 14, 2013

Desperate measures: Cultists, police attend ‘security summit’ in Edo

Against the background of incessant kidnappings and other violent crimes in Edo State, members of various cult groups in the ...

October 3, 2013

SAD NEWS: Popular Nollywood actor killed by gunmen in Edo (PHOTOS)

by ‘Jola Sotubo   The death has reportedly occurred of Nigerian actor Flavian Okojie. He is alleged to have been ...

September 30, 2013

Insecurity: Kidnappers of Edo judge yet to make contact, JUSON plans protest

by Adeola Balogun The kidnapping of Justice Daniel Okungbowa of Edo State has been cause for much concern to the ...

September 28, 2013

Count us out: Legal practitioners to boycott Edo courts over judge’s kidnapping

by ‘Jola Sotubo Lawyers in Edo State have decided not to take the kidnap of one of their colleagues, a ...

September 12, 2013

“I am tired, I want to go home”: Arik stowaway, Daniel Ohikhena speaks as Edo gov’t sends him to boarding school

The stowaway teenager, Ricky Daniel Ohikhena, who, on August 24, this year hid in a wheel well of an Arik ...

September 11, 2013

Believe it or not! Lagos police command emerges best in Africa

by Oge Okonkwo In a result that might come out as a surprise to many,  reports from an annual survey of all police ...

September 4, 2013

“I am not bedridden”: Drama in Benin as father of Arik stowaway shows up at Government House

by ‘Jola Sotubo Perhaps not wanting to be left out of his family’s new found fame, the father of stowaway ...

September 3, 2013

Arik stowaway finally returns home

by ‘Jola Sotubo Following the agitation for his release from concerned citizens, the teenage stowaway Daniel Ihekhina has been sent ...

September 3, 2013

Not again! Another stowaway arrested and detained in Edo

A 25-year old man has been arrested at the Benin airport for attempting to gain access into the airside, Nigeria’s ...

August 24, 2013

INCREDIBLE: Teenage boy stowed away in Arik flight to Lagos

by ‘Jola Sotubo There was confusion today at the Benin airport after a teenage stowaway was found in the tyre ...

August 19, 2013

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu: Stella Oduah in perspective

by Ijeoma Nwogwugwu It is amazing how she has been able to upgrade 50 per cent of the airports in ...

August 13, 2013

#DivorceDrama: My husband has been beating me since we married – Prophetess tells court

The co-founder of World Liberation Gospel Church, Benin, Edo State, Prophetess Gertrude Nkasiobi, has filed for divorce, following accusations of ...

August 11, 2013

Opinion: The bitter truth about Femi Fani-Kayode

by Obi Nwakanma Lagos belongs as much to the ethnic Igbo as to the Yoruba, Ijaw, Hausa, Fulani, Efik, Idoma, ...

August 3, 2013

“I only did it four times”: Gay pastor goes to jail in Edo

The Founder and General Overseer of a Pentecostal Church in Benin City, Pastor Phillip Ogbebor is now an unusual inmate ...

July 25, 2013

No, we didn’t: Edo denies signing fresh death warrants

by Rachel Ogbu Following a news report about the death sentence of two convicted criminal in Edo State, the state ...

July 22, 2013

Disrespect for the Oba: Edo chiefs call for removal of the Archbishop of Benin

by Rachel Ogbu Edo chiefs of Bini extraction, led by Iyase (Prime Minister) of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe have called for ...

July 10, 2013

Tragic: How vehicle crushed groom’s father to death at the Benin registry

The wedding, which attracted the cream of the social circles in the state capital, ended abruptly before the couple could ...

July 9, 2013

Lebanese manager kidnapped, 3 soldiers injured in Edo

Gunmen have kidnapped a Lebanese manager from a construction company in southern Nigeria after an attack in which three soldiers ...

July 5, 2013

How I was raped by my gay pastor – Church member narrates (PICTURED)

by Isi Esene Philips Ogbebor, a pastor in Edo state has been paraded by the police for allegedly having carnal ...

June 22, 2013

Sad news: 10 illegal migrants from Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso drown off the coast of Gabon, 20 still missing

by Rachel Ogbu A boat carrying migrants from Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso sank off the coast of Gabon killing ...

June 3, 2013

How female police officer killed and secretly buried my brother – Victim’s sister narrates

by Isi Esene Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) yesterday staged a street protest over the alleged shooting of ...

May 25, 2013

So sad: “My husband’s friend made me a widow 9 days after our wedding” – Bereaved wife

If 35-year-old Amaosa Otabor, alias Biggy, had known he was walking into his untimely death, he would have stayed at ...

May 3, 2013

No inner light: 95 per cent of Nigerian police officers fail intelligence test

by Isi Esene Statistics seem to have finally proven what many citizens had suspected all along that many Nigerian police ...

April 8, 2013

Sad: Ore-Benin accident victims might get mass burial

by Isi Esene The victims of the fatal accident which happened at Ugbogui, along Benin-Lagos road on Friday might be ...

February 25, 2013

Cheta Nwanze: Where they burn books, ultimately they will burn people (Y! FrontPage)

The standards of our universities is such that to get a more rounded educational experience, the average Nigerian student needs ...

February 23, 2013

Dele Momodu: Abuja on my mind

by Dele Momodu Abuja is a complete waste of resources and a terrible return on investments. It is an eloquent ...

February 20, 2013

No, thanks: Governor Oshiomhole turns down request to host Maku in Edo

by Akan Ido Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole has reportedly rejected a proposal by the Information Minister, Labaran Maku to ...

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