Benin City

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Apr 6th, 2014
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by Eric Olayinka Ayoola Less than two weeks (March 2014) after the discovery of the forest of horror in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State where a house was discovered littered with human body parts, imprisoned men and women and a cellar full of skulls and skeletons, a similar forest was discovered in Ogun Stat...
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Oct 9th, 2013
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By Lawrence Nwobu For anyone who still harboured any doubt about the great lie Nigeria is; the disharmony, oppression, tribalism, injustice, marginalisation, domination, ethno-religious conflicts, “born to rule syndrome,” internal colonialism, corruption, misrule, vandalism and lack of patriotism tha...
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Sep 5th, 2013
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By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN — Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has expressed worries over the prolonged strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and urged the Federal Government to hasten peace moves in the interest of Nigerian students. PFN, in a statement by its Natio...
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Sep 5th, 2013
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  Ohikhena | credits: File copy Two weeks after his son flew from Benin City to Lagos in the wheel compartment of an aircraft belonging to Arik Air, Daniel Ohikhena’s father denies claims that he abandoned his family, writes JAMES AZANIA Little is known about Daniel Ohikhena, the 13-year-old sto...
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Aug 27th, 2013
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BY SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY — OFFICIALS of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Edo State, yesterday, quizzed the mother of the 15-year-old Daniel Oikhena, who emerged from the wheel compartment of an Arik Air flight from Benin Airport to Lagos, last Saturday. Mrs Evelyn Oikhena, who confirmed...
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Aug 25th, 2013
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…narrate turbulent take-off By SIMON EBEGBULEM (Benin-city) & daniel etagbe (Lagos) What desperation could have led a teenager to ‘ride’ in the main wheel of an aircraft from Benin-City, the capital of Edo State, to Lagos? That was the question on aviation stakeholders’ lips after an Arik Air’s f...
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Aug 17th, 2013
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By SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY When the  late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti sang his popular number, Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense, many thought it was just a song but the song had become a reality in time. It was sometime in 2011, when Governor Adams Oshiomhole paid an unscheduled visit to...
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Aug 16th, 2013
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BY SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN CITY— SOLDIERS attached to the Edo State joint military anti-robbery unit, code named Operation Thunder Storm, yesterday, paraded one Kabiru John from Nasarawa State, who allegedly defrauded  several persons of over N10 million while parading himself as an army major. Paradin...
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Mar 15th, 2013
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Will this miserable project be the last word on the looted Benin artefacts? Kwame Opoku ‘There was a dim grandeur about it all, and also these seemed to a fate. Here was this head center of iniqiuty, spared by us from its suitable end of burning for the sake of holding the new seat of […]...
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Aug 20th, 2012
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SHOOTINGS and explosions reportedly rocked the medium security prisons at Oko, a suburb of Benin City, the Edo State capital, in the early hours of Sunday, in what appeared to be a jail-break operation. The attack was said to have jolted residents of the prison neighbourhood out of their sleep, as th...