Artwork Of Warlord Who Killed British Soldiers During Benin Invasion Surfaced Online

In Benin City, the Edo State capital in Nigeria, you would notice a particular statue of a man standing tall round the city centre with a bow and arrow and dead soldiers beneath him. Many have wondered who is the man and why that statue was erected in his honor. The purpose of this article […]

Human Trafficking: 26 Women, Children Rescued By Police

Twenty six women and children believed to be victims of human trafficking have been rescued by operatives of the Edo state police command. The victims believed to have been trafficked from Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Anambra and Akwa Ibom States respectively were rescued in a joint operation by the police and vigilante operatives in the state. […]

Edo 2020: Delta State Tops All In National Sport Festival

Delta State has emerged the overall winner of the 20th National #Sports Festival with a total of 384 medals to pip the hosts Edo State, who won 341 medals. Team Delta finished the Games with 158 gold, 116 silver and 110 bronze medals while Edo had 129 gold, 104 silver and 108 bronze medals. Team […]

Yahaya Bello Donates N40m To Sports Festival In Edo State

The governor of Kogi state, Mr Yahaya Bello, has donated forty million naira for the 2020 National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 in tandem, to uplift the youth and support for their development. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, which made this known, expressed appreciation to the youth loving Governor for supporting the fiesta. […]

3 Persons Die In Land Dispute, In Edo Community

Three persons were reportedly killed following boundary dispute between Sabongida-Ora and Uhonmora-Ora in Owan West local government area of Edo State. Gistongist gathered that the crisis started on Sunday, when some people went to measure land at the boundary between the two communities. It was further gathered that on hearing the news, youths of both […]

Protests In Edo Over Cement, Petrol Hike

Civil rights groups have protested the hike in the price of petrol and cement in Edo state. Police officers in Benin City, Edo State converged at the entrance into the palace of the Oba of Benin following the protest by the aggrieved civil rights groups in the city. Leader of the protesters, a former SUG President of the […]

Kamaru Usman Reveals He Hawked Fufu Before Relocating Abroad

Nigerian-born martial arts champion, Kamaru Usman has revealed he sold fufu while living in Edo state, Nigeria before he relocated abroad. The UFC’s welterweight champion made the revelation on Thursday while sharing stories of his humble beginning in Nigeria before searching for greener pasture in the United States. Usman said, “We grew up in the village. We farmed. As […]

Obaseki Reunites with Oshiomole, Says He Has No Grudges Against Him

The governor of Edo state, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has reunited with his predecessor, Mr Adams Oshiomole. The two exchanged pleasantries with each other, and Mr Oshiomole, said they were both sons of Edo State with the interest of the state at heart. Mr Oshiomhole, who was a guest at an event, praised his successor, and […]

Three Alleged Yahoo Boys Caught Trying To Sacrifice Girl (Photo)

Three young Nigerian men accused of being yahoo boys have been caught attempting to sacrifice a lady for money rituals in Edo State. On Tuesday, February 2, the men whose identities were not acquired at the time of filing this report were caught wearing white robes in the Idumeka neighbourhood. A Facebook user identified as […]

Escaped Prisoners Threaten Police With Text

The Commissioner of Police in Edo state, Johnson Kokumo, has revealed that police office keep receiving text message threats from escaped prisoners.   You would recall that towards the end of the #EndSARS protest, hoodlums hijacked the protest leading to various atrocities being carried out including jail breaks in Edo state.   Speaking on Saturday […]