Anini will forever be remembered in the history of crime in Nigeria. He was the notorious armed robber leader who terrorised Benin City and old Bendel State in the 80s. His full name is Lawrence Nomanyagbon Anini popularly known as The law or Ovbigbo, born in a village close to Benin City known as Edo State today.
In ancient Benin (precisely around 1500s), after the passing of the fifteen Oba namely, Oba Ozolua, who died to join his ancestors as a deity, Prince Esigie was ruling Benin City while his brother Arhuaran was controlling Udo in the northwest of Benin City.
Arya Starr is a promising artiste who came to the limelight after the release of her single “Away”. The energy in her vocal can't go unnoticed as she sings sweet melodies to the ears of her fans. Despite her quick rise to fame, there are still some information about this young singer some don't know about.
Image credit: Youtube In the late 1990s to early 2000s, there was a certain man in Benin City, known for his soul-lifting songs, his name was Apostle (Dr.) Samuel Enoragbon Ogbonmwan. The humble beginning of this great man, the travails that characterized his early years, and his divine rise to greatness contain great lessons every Christian should learn today.
The Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Mary Iyasere is dead. She died on Thursday, September 23,2021, in Benin City, the Edo State capital, after an illness. Olisa Ifeajika, the spokesperson of Governor Okowa, conveyed the condolence of the Governor to the family of the 68-year-old Iyasere, who, until her death, was a lawyer and an entrepreneur.
The Nollywood movie industry interesting is known for producing interesting and fascinating movies, and this is quite visible through the actings of some female actors. There are various talented female actors in the Nigerian movie industry, especially in Yoruba Nollywood and I will be applauding three of them today.
1. Aper Aku Aper Aku was a Nigerian politician who served as the governor of Benue State from 1979 to 1983 during the military administration. He had a multi-use stadium named after him. He stadium is located in Makurdi, Benue State. The stadium is currently used for most football matches and is the home stadium of the Lobi Stars.
A lot of talented Nigerian actors have made a mark in the Nollywood movie Industry. The contributions of some of these men are so enormous that they won't be forgotten anytime soon. Unfortunately some of these great men and women are already Late. Below are 2 Comic Actors that Nollywood fans may never forget even though they have passed on to the great beyond.
Residents of Sokponba Road, Benin City, Edo State capital, have witnessed a tragedy, as an early morning motor accident claimed the lives of not fewer than nine persons, on Tuesday, 21st September, 2021. The horrifying incident took place, along the ever-busy Sapele Road, by Ogbelaka Junction, around 7.30 am, when most residents were rushing to work, offices and their business places.
Apostle Johnson Suleman is the founder and General overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Inc. Apostle Johnson Suleman said "not all prayers are answered" in one of his Ministers conference held at Benin City. Henceforth, he said "there are times you pray to God and He'll say no".
For Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, continuity of his legacies in governance is one of the greatest challenges he will face at the expiration of his administration. Governor Obaseki expressed this fear on Sunday, September 12, during the thanksgiving service for the 87th birthday celebration of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, held at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Benin City, PM.
Image Credit: Google. The Police Command in Edo State has disclosed the arrest of one of its officers over the death of a bus passenger. This was contained in a statement issued by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Kotongs Bello in Benin City, the Edo State Capital, on Saturday.
Yesterday the internet was thrown into mourning after the news broke that legendary Nigerian Highlife singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo died. According to reports, a veteran musician died of a chest infection that affected his lungs. Here are seven things you need to know sir, Victor Uwaifo
The University of Benin, Benin City of Edo state is currently under lock down as students took to the highway to protest against outrageous increment in the school fee payable by the students of the institution. The protest which started on Tuesday 14th September and has so far continued today came as a result of alleged increment of #20,000 on the school fee.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reached an agreement with Germany for the return of hundreds of artefacts carted away during the colonial period. During the colonial period, thousands of Benin artefacts (metal plaques and sculptures) were taken from the palace of the ancient Benin Kingdom and the valuables later landed in museums across the United States and some European countries.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested suspected Internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys raining money in late August, 2021 in front of Kada Cinema in Benin City, Edo State. The suspects, who were captured in a viral video standing on top of their cars and throwing Naira notes into the air, were arrested by the Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of EFCC during a similar mission at the same venue.
So far, four lawyers have become housemates in the Big Brother Naija reality show. One of them is a man while the other three are women. This article seeks to profile these four lawyers that have found their way into showbiz. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was the first lawyer to ever partake in the Big Brother Naija (BBN) show.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission Benin Zonal Command has arrested scores of suspected internet fraudsters otherwise known as "Yahoo boys" in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. Currently, the suspects are being detained as further investigations have been launched to ensure that all forms of internet-related crimes are brought to book in Benin.
Legendary Nigerian Singer and Guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo has died at the age of 80, close sources to the family have confirmed to The Nation. Victor Uwaifo died after a brief illness. The singer recently celebrated his 80th birthday in March with friends and family all around him, celebrating his new age.
The Edo State Government and the Bank of Industry have unveiled a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development fund worth N2bn to support entrepreneurs in the state. The fund was launched during a citizens’ engagement session organised by the Edo State Skills Development Agency, held at the Government House, in Benin City, according to a statement by the state government.