Tag: Benin

7,000 Benin Bronzes will be returned to Nigeria from Germany in October

No fewer than 7,000 artefacts taken from Benin Kingdom are expected to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria not later than October, Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. The Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, disclosed this at the inaugural Nigerian Cultural Show exhibiting Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage, sites and[Read More…]

Pandemonium along Benin-Ore expressway as gunmen attack luxury buses heading to the East

There was pandemonium along the Benin-Ore expressway in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen attacked some luxury buses heading to the Eastern part of the country from Lagos. The driver of one of the buses was shot dead in the incident which reportedly happened in between two military checkpoints[Read More…]

Prisoners who escaped from Edo prison rearrested for robbery and attempted murder

The Edo State Police command has rearrested 10 of the inmates who escaped from the Benin Medium Custodial Centre and Oko Medium Custodial Centre, in Benin, the Edo State capital. NewsWireNGR reported last week, that prisoners in detention broke out by jumping the fence following an early morning unrest caused[Read More…]

Breaking: Prison break in Benin, Prisoners are escaping in Edo State Capital

Ongoing Chaos in Benin City, the Edo State Capital as prisoners in detention are breaking out, jumping fence following an early morning unrest caused by thugs that are said to have hijacked the ENDSARS Protest according to our source. An eyewitness in Benin tells NewsWireNGR Monday that, “The thugs have[Read More…]

EFCC Recovers $9.75m & £750,000 From A Residence In Kaduna

  Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday confirmed the recovery of $9.75m and £750,000 from a residence in Kaduna state. He also confirmed that N1.25 billion was recovered from a public servant and said that all the monies were recovered within two weeks. While[Read More…]

Just Like The Days of Abacha, Lagos, Benin Residents Turn To Firewood And Charcoal

Residents of Benin City, Edo, have turned to the use of firewood and charcoal as alternative to cooking gas and kerosene following the scarcity and hike in prices of both products. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the price of a litre of kerosene at filling stations in[Read More…]

In Benin, Angry Husband Sets Wife Ablaze Over A Disagreement

A middle-aged man simply identified as Onya, has been arrested by the police in Benin, Edo State, for allegedly setting his wife, Margaret Onya, ablaze after a disagreement. ? The incident occurred at 35, JB street, Ekosodin quarters, off Ugbowo-Lagos Road, Benin City.? The man was alleged to have poured[Read More…]

AIT Sacks Workers In Benin For Demanding For 16 Month Salary Arrears

The management of the African Independent Television (AIT) Tuesday sacked all the workers at its Benin City station, for allegedly demanding for their unpaid 16 months salary arrears. In a letter dated 2-6-16 and signed by one Mr. Victor Okasoga, a Senior Manager in charge of Human Resources, the management[Read More…]

Boko Haram Scare In Benin, After Multiple Explosions

There was palpable fear, anxiety and tension in Benin City, capital of Edo state on Tuesday afternoon, as multiple and deadly explosions ripped four houses apart. The explosions occurred at about 2 pm, around Oka primary school area, closed to the junction popularly known as ‘three house,’ off Upper Sakponba[Read More…]

Justice Liman Of The Federal High Court Benin, Convicts Igbinedion Over N25Bn Scam

Press Releases Justice J. Liman of the Federal High Court Benin, Edo State, today convicted Michael Igbinedion, younger brother to Lucky Igbinedion, former Edo State governor, and Charles Eboigbodin . The duo alongside their companies; Gava Corporation Limited; Romrig Nigeria Limited; PML Securities Company Limited and PML Nigeria Limited, were[Read More…]