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Centre confirms 23 new cases of Lassa fever in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 23 new cases of Lassa fever that were recorded between Feb. 18 and Feb. 24. NCDC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ihekweazu said that 1,279 suspected cases had been reported from 32 states and […]
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Presidential poll results fraught with 513,214 lapses, say CSOs

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has alleged a 513,214 discrepancy in the number of accredited voters and ballots cast in 27 states during the presidential election that held last weekend.
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Deforestation: Edo commissions 39 motorcycles for forest monitoring

As part of efforts to restore the integrity of her forest assets and preserve them in line with global practices, the Edo State Government has commissioned 39 motorcycles for her Forestry Department to penetrate hard-to-reach sections of its lush forests and guard against encroachment.
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Again, suspected cultists kill hotel manager in gangs’ shootout

Gunmen suspected to be cultists yesterday killed the manager of a hotel belonging to Nigeria’s ex-international footballer, Osaze Odewingie, located at Erediauwa Street, off Upper Sokponba road, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the Edo State The hotel manager, Mr. Von Osato Okunkpolor, was killed at about 9:00p.m. on Sunday in Benin City. The deceased was […]
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How we saved N6bn for infrastructure devt — Edo govt

EDO State government in the last few months saved nothing less than N6 billion which it has deployed to rehabilitate and reconstruct more than 140 roads  and other infrastructure across the state.
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UK Aid to improve farmers’ access to market in Edo

A United Kingdom aid funded programme, Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE II) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. towards improving access to market for smallholder farmers in Edo state. The agreement between MADE/ESIP Manager, Rufus Idris and Managing Director, Okomu Oil Palm Company, Graham Hefer is expected […]
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Court quashes Akerele’s suit against The Guardian over rice scam report

Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City yesterday struck out a case filed by the governor’s Chief of staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, against The Guardian Newspaper over a report on the diversion of rice meant for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in the state. Counsel to the first and second Defendants (The Guardian and its correspondent […]
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