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Public sector workers strike in ‎Benin‏ over right to strike

Cotonou: Civil servants in Benin walked out on Wednesday, calling for the repeal of a new law banning them from taking industrial action. The three-day strike, called for by seven trade unions representing public sector workers in areas such as health and the justice system, began on Tuesday. Many c

PENINSULA - 2018-01-18 02:46:00

Marriage made in ‎Benin‏

In Benin culture and tradition, marriage rites are held in very high esteem. According to Benin tradition, the family is the bedrock of any community hence the norms and values imbibed at the family level go a long way in the achievement of success or failure of the entire community. Marriage is see

DAILY SUN - 2018-01-18 00:38:55

Edo unveils tourism desks at ‎Benin‏ Airport

The Edo State Government in partnership with Viko Nigeria has unveiled tourism information desks at the Benin Airport, Benin City, to market the state's tourism sites. Speaking at the unveiling of the desks at the arrival and departure wings of the Benin Airport on Wednesday, Governor of Edo State,


Product Tanker Hijacked Off ‎Benin‏

Tanker operator Union Maritime reports that the product tanker Barrett has come under attack by pirates off Benin, West Africa, and has gone missing. The firm says that it is working to secure the safe return of the 22 crewmembers on board. It emphasized that its mariners are trained in rigorous saf


‎Benin‏ : The general strike starts today

(Ecofin Agency) - As of today January 16, 2018, many sectors in Benin among which, the education and the public administration sectors will be on strike for 72 hours. Announced earlier this year, this strike is in protest to the decision of the national assembly on December 28, 2017, to remove the r


Lost utopia in Africa : theft was unknown , and people did not have doors to their houses in the old ‎Benin‏ City

When Europeans first started exploring Africa in the age of great discoveries, one of the common attributes they used for describing their encounters with new places and new civilizations, was that these were all primitive. But when they ended up in front of the gates of the wondrous Benin City, fee


Man dies four days to his church wedding along ‎Benin‏ road

It is sad news for the family of a Nigerian man who reportedly died in a motor accident on January 4th, four days to his white wedding which was to hold on Monday, January 8. A Facebook user, Amaka Micheal shared the sad news on social media saying: "He did his traditional marriage on April 2017 his


Wafu Women 's Cup draw : Nigeria face ‎Benin‏ , Ghana play Cote d'Ivoire

The draw for the maiden Wafu Women's Cup group stage was made in Abidjan on Tuesday, as the likes of Nigeria, Ghana and hosts Cote d'Ivoire learned their fate. The draw ceremony chaired by Sidy Diallo, president of Ivorian Football Federation was held at the Le Maison des Enterprises, Abidjan and at


Bullish S ' Africa vow to beat Falconents in ‎Benin‏

South Africa U-20 women's coach Maude Khumalo is adamant her squad can still steal the ticket to the FIFA World Cup by beating the Falconets of Nigeria despite losing 2-0 in the first leg. The Nigerian girls took a step closer to France tournament by beating Basetsana in South Africa on Saturday and


Edo State Govt Commences Reclamation of ‎Benin‏ Moats

As part of measures to further showcase its tourism potentials to the world, Edo state government has commenced reclamation of the historical Benin moats that had been hitherto, encroached upon, filled with refuse as well as overgrown with weeds. The moats also known as the walls of Benin was descri


Union Maritime tanker goes missing off ‎Benin‏

UK-based Union Maritime says it has lost communication with 2005-built oil products tanker Barrett, which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa. The company has not been heard from the vessel since Tuesday, and alerted local maritime authorities the following day. The last AIS position transmitted by


‎Benin‏ photographer captures voodoo via the lens

COTONOU, BENIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day, celebrating the once-banned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the country. Voodoo is an ancient belief system practiced by more than 65 percent Benin's 7 million people and by millions in neighbouring


NYCFC signs ‎Benin‏ center-back Cedric Hountondji

Cedric Hountondji previously played in Ligue 1 with Rennes. New York City FC completed the singing of Benin international center-back Cedric Hountondji on Thursday. The 23-year-old has spent his entire club career in France and comes to Patrick Vieira's side on a free transfer from Ligue 2's GFC Aja


Nigerian Man Dies Four Days to His Church Wedding Along ‎Benin‏ Road -LRB- Photo -RRB-

A Twitter user identified as Yoruba Delta girl took to the platform to share how she was sexually harassed by a Korean doctor at Lagos hospital leaving her in pain. Read the post she published on her Twitter; "I went for ulcer treatment which requires stomach massage. From stomach massage dis doctor


Police Arrest Two Robbery Suspects In ‎Benin‏

The anti-robbery squad of Zone 5 police force, Benin City, Edo State, on January 5, 2018, arrested two robbery suspects at the Ute Quarters in Benin following a distress call by a resident of the area. The squad was on a patrol of the metropolis when it got the call that some armed robbers were disp


Kirusa & Moov Presents The First Celebrity And Sports Service In ‎Benin‏

COTONOU, Benin and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, today announced the launch of its InstaVoice Channels Service in partnership with Moov, a leading telecommunications operator in

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-19 14:21:00

Oba of ‎Benin‏ , Obaseki , WHO rally chiefs , religious leaders for immunisation

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has pledged support for

VANGUARD - 2018-01-18 19:23:53

Police nabs suspected rapist in ‎Benin‏

Three suspected rapists who specialised in promising to give their victims the sum of N30,000 after a night stand have been arrested. One of the suspects was found naked on top of one of their victim when police broke into the apartment located at Ikpoba-Hill area. The suspects identified as Lucky O


Edo orders trespassers out of ‎Benin‏ Technical College land

The Edo State Government has ordered individuals who encroached on the Benin Science and Technical College (BSTC) land to relocate immediately. Godwin Obaseki The Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele, who gave the order yesterday during a visit to the college to oversee the ongo


A ‎Benin‏ son 's many firsts

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun is the son of one of the early Benin Senior Civil Servants, Pa Daniel Osagiede Odigie-Oyegun, who retired as Chief Registrar, mid-west region judiciary. Young John had his early education in what is now Edo & Delta State, attended the famous St Patrick College Asaba and the