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Ogun Residents Now Sleep In Benin Republic For Protection – Red Cross
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Ogun Residents Now Sleep In Benin Republic For Protection – Red Cross

The Nigeria Red Cross Society has said thousands of residents of Yewa axis of Ogun State now sleep in Benin Republic to avoid being killed by herdsmen terrorising the area. The Red Cross said the people relocated to the neighbouring country following attacks by suspected herdsmen. The Ogun State executive branch secretary of the Red Cross, Oluwole Aboyade, said this on Wednesday. Aboyade said he and his team visited the troubled areas – Igbooro, Asa, Moro, Ibeku and Agbon-Ojodu, lamenting that the people of Yewa were “living in unfavourable condition”. According to him, many had deserted their homes to seek refuge in Benin. He said, “What I saw there alongside my team, I will term it a very serious disaster. “The people have deserted their homes and they now sleep i...
Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family
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Victims Of Fulani Herdsmen Fled To Benin Republic – Eggua Royale Family

A Royal family member in the Eggua community of Ogun State, Prince Olu Abiola, has explained how some of the victims of attacks by killer Fulani herders in the area escaped to the neighbouring Benin Republic. He disclosed this to SaharaReporters on Tuesday while reacting to a statement by the Ogun State Government that only Beninoise living in Nigeria fled to the Benin Republic during those attacks. “Some people really ran away for their lives because, at that period, those areas were not safe for them to reside. The Fulani herders laid ambush consistently to the extent that many people could not sleep in their houses. So this forced them to escape to other neighbouring towns in Nigeria as well as in Benin Republic," he said. Abiola, who was the former Chairman of Yewa North L...
You Lied, Yewa Indigenes Fled To Benin Republic – Youths To Ogun Govt
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You Lied, Yewa Indigenes Fled To Benin Republic – Youths To Ogun Govt

The Yewa North Patriotic Forum (YNPF) has called out the Ogun State Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers/Herders Conflict for saying the state has no refugees in Benin Republic. MCI reported earlier that the chairman of the committee, Hon. Kayode Oladele, had denied that some indigenes of the troubled Yewa North and Imeko-Afon had turned refugees in Benin Republic. Oladele said those who fled Yewa for Benin Republic were Eguns and Hohoris, saying they only returned to their home country during the conflict. But, in a swift reaction, the Yewa North Patriotic Forum condemned the committee chairman for being economical with the truth. The group emphasised that many farmers in Yewa North had fled their homes for Benin Republic, while also shunning the palliative of noodles and ri...
We Have No Refugees In Benin Republic – Ogun Govt
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We Have No Refugees In Benin Republic – Ogun Govt

The Ogun State Government has debunked reports being circulated in some news media that people affected by herdsmen attacks in some parts of Yewa North and Imeko-Afon Local Government Areas have fled their communities to seek refuge in the neighboring Republic of Benin. According to the government, the purported movement of the people was that of those who were not actual inhabitants of the communities, but those who came from the neighbouring country to lease farmlands in the area. The Chairman, Ogun State Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers/Herders Conflict, Kayode Oladele, made this known on Monday, in his remark at a meeting of the Committee, held at the Obas’ Complex Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Oladele said that there was no crisis in Yewaland that would warrant its people to bec...
Nigeria To Disconnect Niger, Benin Over ₦2.60 Billion Electricity Debt
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Nigeria To Disconnect Niger, Benin Over ₦2.60 Billion Electricity Debt

Nigeria may be forced to cut off power supply to the Republics of Niger and Benin over an outstanding N2.60 billion electricity debt. Details of the unpaid electricity debt owed by the two countries are contained in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) second quarter 2020 report released yesterday in Abuja. The report indicated that of the N4.10billion (US$13.39 million) invoice issued by the Market Operator(MO) to international customers which included Societe Nigerienne d’electricite – NIGELEC, Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique – SBEE and Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo–CEET), only CEET paid the sum of N1.51bilion (US$4.92million) in respect of services it received from the Nigerian MO. The Federal Government had in December 2019, threatened to disco...
Primate Ayodele Foresees Results of Nigeria vs Benin Republic, Lesotho, Sack of Juventus Manager, Others
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Primate Ayodele Foresees Results of Nigeria vs Benin Republic, Lesotho, Sack of Juventus Manager, Others

  The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele says that God has revealed to him, results of upcoming qualifying matches between Nigeria and Benin Republic and Lesotho. He also predicted that Italian champions, Juventus, English side, Crystal Palace, Enyimba of Aba, among others, will sack their coaches. Ayodele also warned the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick against resigning from the position. He says that the Super Eagles will reach the quarter final of the next FIFA World Cup “if Pinnick remains as the president.” “The lord says he shouldn’t resign his position as the President, with him as the President of NFF, Super Eagles will thrive and get to the quarter final in the world cup. He should wait till ...
Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ – Geofrey Onyeama
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Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ – Geofrey Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria. Onyeama, who stated this shortly after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, said the Beninoise president gave the offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari, a few weeks back. “The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria,” he said. “We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.” Onyeama said, at the visit, both presidents discussed agreements...
Why I Won’t Invite new Players for Super Eagles AFCON 2021 Qualifier – Rohr
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Why I Won’t Invite new Players for Super Eagles AFCON 2021 Qualifier – Rohr

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hinted that he won’t invite new players for their upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Speaking in an interview on the team’s official YouTube page, Rohr debunked reports that some new players had been granted permission to play for Nigeria by FIFA. He insisted he has good players in his squad and would not consider bringing in any new player at the moment. “You can read so many names in the newspaper, but that’s not the best way to select the players. The best way to select the players is to scout them very well, and also to speak to them if there is motivation to come. If they want to come, they have to write a letter to FIFA that they want to switch from England or Germany or Aust...
Rivers United Beat Bloemfontein Celtic 5-0 On Aggregate
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Rivers United Beat Bloemfontein Celtic 5-0 On Aggregate

Rivers United, yesterday, defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 to qualify 5-0 on aggregate in the CAF Confederation Cup first round, second leg tie in Porto Novo, Benin Republic. The match originally scheduled to hold on Wednesday, but was shifted after the new COVID-19 constraints did not allow Celtic to travel to Nigeria. The DStv Premiership outfit entered the second leg trailing the Nigeria Professional Football League outfit by two goals, but they once again made wholesale changes for the encounter, as they did in the previous round. However, River United signalled their intent early on when Godwin Aguda opened the scoring in the first half, making it 3-0 on aggregate for the hosts. Celtic’s fate was virtually sealed just before the halftime break when Aguda bagged his sec...
Beninese President, Patrice Talon Meet Buhari At Aso Rock
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Beninese President, Patrice Talon Meet Buhari At Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Beninese leader, who arrived at the forecourt of the presidential villa at 11.09 a.m., was received by Mr Buhari. The agenda of the meeting between the two leaders, who immediately went into a closed-door meeting, was unknown to journalists. NAN, however, gathered that Mr Talon, who last met with the Nigerian leader in June 2019, was in the villa to thank Mr Buhari for ordering the re-opening of Nigerian borders in December 2020. Mr Buhari had in August 2019 ordered closure of Nigeria’s land borders to check smuggling of rice and other foodstuff as well as small arms and light weapons. The ...
Nigerian Law School Rejects Law Graduates Of North American University, Houdegbe
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Nigerian Law School Rejects Law Graduates Of North American University, Houdegbe

The Council of Legal Education has reiterated its ban on Law graduates of the Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, Benin Republic from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School. The Council also advised parents and students to exercise due diligence in the choice of educational institutions “in order to avoid frustration at the end of the day.” In a statement by the Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Max-Uba, on Friday, the Council said after its meeting to consider the appeals of the affected graduates on November 25, 2020, it resolved to sustain the ban imposed in 2015. Part of the reasons for the ban, the Council said was that the university is domiciled in Civil Law jurisdiction yet its law faculty was offering Common Law courses only, and that the subjects of the programm...
Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Rules out Negotiation with Bandits
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Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Rules out Negotiation with Bandits

Niger state's Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has ruled negotiation with bandits amid an influx of bandits who enter into the state through the Benin Republic border. Addressing State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on the rising insecurity and infrastructural decay in the state, Bello said he ruled out negotiating with the criminals because they don’t keep to any agreement. He added that he once reluctantly negotiated with the bandits, but it never produced any positive result. The Governor who alleged that “the bandits are Fulanis that have no one to control them even their parents", said the menace of bandits in the state had become a source of worry to the government. Bello revealed that the bandits come to t...
Hapoel Ra’anana’s Olawale bullish over Nigeria’s chances against Cote d’Ivoire
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Hapoel Ra’anana’s Olawale bullish over Nigeria’s chances against Cote d’Ivoire

The attacking prodigy is insistent the Flying Eagles have what it takes to silence the unknown Small Elephants on Sunday afternoon Peter Olawale has dismissed the suggestion Nigeria should be worried of what is awaiting them when they face Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday afternoon at the Charles De Gaulle Stadium, insisting it is Small Elephants who should be wary of the Flying Eagles. Ladan Bosso’s boys begin their Wafu U20 Zone B campaign against the Ivorians in Benin Republic with the regional tournament serving as qualifiers for the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations billed for Mauritania. Nigeria’s preparations for the championship have been ideal, given the fact that they played several warm-up games before announcing their final squad.
Ban Tomato Importation – Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG
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Ban Tomato Importation – Dangote Tomato MD Tells FG

The Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing plant in Kadawa, Kano State, Abdulkarim Kaita has on Thursday called on the Federal government to ban importation of tomato paste like it ban rice importation into the country. This was as he decried importation of tomato paste which he said was still thriving as the commodity was being imported from Cameroon and Cotonour in Benin Republic. Kaita made the call while flagging off the distribution of tomato seedlings to 5,000 farmers under the Anchor Borrower of Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday at Kadawa village in Kura LGA of the state. The MD also dropped hint that plans are underway by the company to ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient and positioned to export tomato by establishing the biggest greenhouse in Africa whic...
Togo, Niger, Benin Owe Nigeria ₦32.04 Billion For Electricity Supplied In 2019
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Togo, Niger, Benin Owe Nigeria ₦32.04 Billion For Electricity Supplied In 2019

Togo, Niger, and Benin Republic did not pay their N32.04 billion bills for the electricity Nigeria supplied to them in 2019, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said. According to data from the NERC, the three countries received a total invoice of N32.04 billion for the electricity supplied to them in 2019. The commission had earlier said the trio owe Nigeria N29.97 billion. Through its electricity transmission company, Nigeria supplies power to these countries, which are classified as international customers in the Nigerian power sector. Niger’s power firm, Societe Nigerienne electricity, failed to pay a total invoice of N3.01 billion it received in the first quarter of 2019; N3.69 billion in the second quarter, N4.1 billion in the third quarter and N2.07...
Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss
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Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss

The 33-year-old has tipped the new Atlas Lions skipper for greatness Medhi Benatia has described new Morocco captain Romain Saiss as "impeccable". The 30-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers defender was named the new Atlas Lions captain upon Benatia's retirement from the national team. Benatia decided to call time on his international career after last year's Africa Cup of Nations outing in Egypt in which the North Africans suffered a humiliating penalty shootout loss to Benin Republic in the Round of 16. Saiss has been capped 41 times for Morocco and played at the 2017 and 2019 Afcons as well as the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
How Nine Confirmed Coronavirus Patients Penetrated Osun: Govt
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How Nine Confirmed Coronavirus Patients Penetrated Osun: Govt

The Osun State Government has claimed the nine new coronavirus patients in Osun state entered into the country by road from Benin Republic. Recall that earlier in the day, the State recorded 9 new cases. The State Government took to Twitter to make this disclosure on Wednesday. The Government said the patients were originally coming from Cote d’Ivoire and had passed through Benin Republic. In a series of tweets, the State Government revealed that the vehicle carrying several people was intercepted and the passengers were isolated and tested. See the tweet below: 2. The confirmed cases in the State isn't a case of community transmission yet, but a situation of transmission within a controlled group. They are returnees from a neighbouring African Country who the State Gover...
Coronavirus: Somalia, Benin Republic, Liberia, Tanzania Confirm First Cases
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Coronavirus: Somalia, Benin Republic, Liberia, Tanzania Confirm First Cases

Tanzania, Liberia, Benin and Somalia confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Monday, as more African nations shut their borders amid fears the disease could cause their fragile health systems to collapse. The new cases mean 30 African nations - more than half the continent - are now treating nearly 400 patients with coronavirus. Somalia, which has been at civil war since 1991, is completely reliant on donors to support its meagre public hospitals. Fighting between Islamist insurgents and the internationally-backed government has forced more than 2.6 million Somalis to flee their homes. Many live in makeshift tents made of sticks and scraps of material. Health minister Fawziya Abikar Nur said on Twitter that the ministry had quarantined and tested four Somalis who came from ...
What Determines Reopening Of Nigeria’s Borders – Buhari
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What Determines Reopening Of Nigeria’s Borders – Buhari

He revealed that the reopening the borders would be determined by the report from the Tripartite Committee comprising the governments of Nigeria, Benin Republic and the Niger Republic. The President stated this when he met with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso who paid him a visit on Friday at the State House in Abuja. “Our major problem is security – the inflow of weapons, ammunition and drugs,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu. President Buhari added, “We have witnessed a decline in banditry using such weapons since the partial closure of the border. “Also, our farmers are now able to sell their rice since we stopped the inflow of foreign rice, usually dumped in the country.” He informed his visitor that Nigeria’s...
Angelique Kidjo speaks fluent Yoruba as she visits Lagos studio and meets with Asa
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Angelique Kidjo speaks fluent Yoruba as she visits Lagos studio and meets with Asa

Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo is currently in Lagos, Nigeria, and she visited Smooth FM this morning for an interview. While saying hello to the staff at the studio, Angelique spoke fluent Yoruba. Nigerian singer Asa also visited the studio and both women were happy to see each other. Angelique is seen drawing Asa in for a long hug before complimenting her footwear. They also spoke Yoruba to each other. Angelique Kidjo, who will be performing in Lagos, Nigeria, said it will be her first time performing in the state. "This is my first time in Lagos... My first time playing in Lagos. The last time I was here was in '93. I left here at 13 years old." She added that her father was "too afraid" of her mum to bring her here because he feared if she comes here, she won't wan...
Border Closure: Obasanjo Says Benin Republic Must Mend Its Ways With Nigeria
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Border Closure: Obasanjo Says Benin Republic Must Mend Its Ways With Nigeria

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has told Nigeria’s west coast neighbour, Benin Republic, to mend its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries. Obasanjo gave the charge during a news briefing on the margins of Policy Dialogue of African Business Associations on Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreements in Addis Ababa, yesterday. He explained that Benin’s notoriety was not new, as Nigeria had for long been enduring the practice which undermined its economic well being. “It happened when I was president of Nigeria. I called the then Benin President, Nicephore Dieudonne Soglo, to let us meet at any of our border posts over the issue. “We eventually met at Badagry (in Nigeria), where we agreed that Nigerian ...
Border Closure: Beninese Groan In Pains, Lament Loses
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Border Closure: Beninese Groan In Pains, Lament Loses

With barely three months after Nigeria closed its border with Benin Republic, things have not been the same with the West African neighbours as the citizens, especially those in Porto Novo and Cotonou, are groaning in pains as a result of the closure. The land borders were closed in August following criminal activities at the nation’s international boundaries with Benin and Niger. One key concern cited by authorities was the rice that Beninese traders import from Asia and then illegally re-export to Nigeria. According to the Nigerian authorities, the importation of these goods jeopardises the country’s agricultural policy aimed at achieving food autonomy. But these protectionist measures taken by President Muhammadu Buhari have had disastrous consequences on the citizens of Be...
Despite Nigeria Border Closure, Benin Republic Maintains Strong Economy – IMF
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Despite Nigeria Border Closure, Benin Republic Maintains Strong Economy – IMF

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disclosed that the Republic of Benin has maintained a strong economic performance despite Nigeria’s closure of the land border connecting the two countries. Nigeria on the 19 September 2019, had abruptly halted import and export activities on the border as one of its strategies of stopping smuggling, trafficking and other criminal activities. Luc Eyraud, Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs who led the IMF team in its latest visit to Benin in a press release said the Beninese economic Real GDP is expected to grow by 6.4 per cent in 2019, mostly driven by the agriculture and transport sectors. “Growth should accelerate in 2020 and remain sustained over the medium term, buttressed by vigorous cotton production, construction,...
Border Closure Bites Hard On Rice, Textile Shops In Benin Republic
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Border Closure Bites Hard On Rice, Textile Shops In Benin Republic

Investigation by our reporter has revealed that the major textile and rice markets in Cotonou, Benin Republic, have seen a massive decline in patronage following the complete closure of the land borders and increased clampdown on smuggling. A 24-hour observation at the Seme border post revealed a complete compliance with the FG’s directive on the closure of borders to both imports and exports as only passenger movement is aloud. In August, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the closure of Nigeria’s land border with Benin, hence preventing the import of goods. This recent move is part of an effort to tackle smuggling and associated corruption and also to spur domestic agricultural industry. On October 14, 2019, Nigeria ordered the closure of its border with Benin, as well as thos...
Benin Republic Traders Lament As Nigeria Closes Border
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Benin Republic Traders Lament As Nigeria Closes Border

Following the Federal Government’s border closure to smuggling, ADEKUNLE SULAIMON who visited adjoining Benin Republic communities along Seme border, reports the frustrations of the traders who had once benefited from the cycle of legal and illegal importation of contraband items into Nigeria. Smuggling, believed to be the bane of the economy in a number of unlimited ways, simply because it is an avenue for the evasion of tax and other levies, endangers government policies by slowing down the development projects meant to be carried out with the revenue ought to be generated for the country. Smuggled goods destabilise market prices since they are often cheaper than the ones supplied to markets through legal routes thereby exposing genuine traders to unsportsmanlike competition. I...
IMF Says Border Closure Negatively Impacting Benin, Niger Republics
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IMF Says Border Closure Negatively Impacting Benin, Niger Republics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the sustained closure of the Nigerian land borders is hurting economies of Benin Republic and Niger Republic. Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department (IMF) stated this at a press briefing during the launch of Economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa at the ongoing World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington DC. “On the border closure in Nigeria which has been impacting Benin and Niger, our understanding is that the border has been closed, reflecting concerns about smuggling that’s been taking place, illegal trade, not the legal trade that you want to facilitate” he sisd. IMF is also optimistic the borders would soon open. “So we’re very hopeful that, you know, discussions will resolve the challenges that this illegal trade...
Ex-president of Benin Republic accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding Boko Haram
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Ex-president of Benin Republic accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding Boko Haram

Nicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic, has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding Boko Haram. The terrorist group has grown to constitute a threat to the Western African Region as well as the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which is an affiliation of the Islamic State in the Middle-East, is a potent threat to the security of the region. Soglo, who spoke at the constitutional term limits summit in Naimey, Niger Republic, said Africans must stand united to solve their own problems. He said Africa, and West Africa in particular, must work at solving it is own problems and that it should be able to identify its real friends. “Boko Haram is funded by our friends from Saudi Arabia and our friends from Qatar. Are we friends or not? Let’s tell ourselves the...
Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo Wins Jollof Rice Contest
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Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo Wins Jollof Rice Contest

Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo, on Sunday in Lagos emerged winner of a Jolof Rice Contest after beating chefs from two other West African countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shoyonbo beat several others from Nigeria, Togo and Benin Republic during the contest at the 15th AKWAABA African Travel and Tourism Market which opened on Sunday in Lagos. NAN reports that the Jollof Rice Contest, which was organised to promote culinary tourism in Africa, saw two other Nigerians, Deborah Esene Fatima Lawal, clinching second and third positions, respectively. Shoyonbo said she was surprised over her victory and never envisaged winning the contest as she left immediately she presented her cuisine to the judges only to be called back. She advised other chefs to sta...
Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic – Pres. Buhari
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Why We Closed Nigeria’s Border With Benin Republic – Pres. Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic to the massive smuggling activities especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. The Nigerian leader gave the reason during an audience granted his Beninois counterpart, Patrice Talon, on the margins of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7), in Yokohama, Japan on Wednesday. Buhari, who expressed great concern over the smuggling of rice, said it threatened the self-sufficiency already attained due to his administration’s agricultural policies. According to him, “Now that our people in the rural areas are going back to their farms, and the country has saved huge sums of money which would otherwise have been expended on importing rice u...
Abike Dabiri Visits Cotonou Prison To Check On Nigerian Inmates
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Abike Dabiri Visits Cotonou Prison To Check On Nigerian Inmates

Chairman/chief executive officer of Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has visited a prison in Cotonou, Benin Republic, to check on Nigerian inmates. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa said in a tweet on Wednesday that she visited one of the prisons in the French-speaking country, Igbere TV reports. She was accompanied on the visit by the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Kayode Oguntuase. “In Coronou, with the Nigerian Amb to Benin Republic, as we visited one of the prisons in Cotonou to check on Nigerians in prison. Some are there for minor offenses, some awaiting trial for years, Amb Oguntuase is already intervening in the minor cases and those awaiting trial,” she said. Dabiri-Erewa also said in response to a tweet that no prisoner agreement treaty was signed ...
“NYSC Discriminates Against Benin Trained Graduates & Refuses To Issue Certificates”
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“NYSC Discriminates Against Benin Trained Graduates & Refuses To Issue Certificates”

After one year of rigorous service, my sister a 2018 batch B, Stream 2 Corp member was not issued her certificate because she schooled in Benin Republic. This is so sad Why the discrimination ? And please what is the solution to help her get her certificate. She has been crying since yesterday. NYSC is claiming that they got information that students from Benin Republic universities did not pass through the four walls of universities and all bought their degrees. I doubt this is true, but then, how can they (NYSC) judge thousands of students who schooled in Benin Republic because of the misdeeds of a few bad eggs. I know nothing about the buying and selling of degree certificates in Benin Republic, but what I am very sure about is that my sister went to school and have s...
Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: Draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin
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Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: Draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin

The Super Eagles have learned their fate as they hope to make their 19th Afcon appearance in Cameroon Nigeria have been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.The draw ceremony took place on Thursday evening at the plush Marriott Hotels in Cairo, with African football icons, Nwankwo Kanu, Samuel Eto’o, Khalilou Fadiga, Geremi Njitap, El Hadji Diouf and Jose Clayton in attendance. Caf deputy General Secretary of Football and Development, Anthony Baffoe was in charge of proceedings and was assisted by Algerian football great, Rabah Madjer, Eto’o and Nigeria’s Kanu. The 48 teams were drawn into 12 groups of four teams, in addition to the four winners of the preliminary round.
Graduates Of Benin Republic Universities Can’t Write Any English Word -NYSC Director
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Graduates Of Benin Republic Universities Can’t Write Any English Word -NYSC Director

He stated that NYSC had begun investigations into the activities of the universities involved in the fraudulent practice. Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has accused universities in the Benin Republic of presenting unqualified persons for its one-year mandatory national service. He stated that NYSC had begun investigations into the activities of the universities involved in the fraudulent practice. In a statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, Ibrahim was quoted as saying: “It is unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go through the four walls of the university as graduates for NYSC mobilization. ...
Ogun Government: We Won’t Allow Benin Republic To Take Oil-rich Tongeji Island
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Ogun Government: We Won’t Allow Benin Republic To Take Oil-rich Tongeji Island

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared that his administration would not allow the oil-rich Tongeji Island that shares boundary with the Republic of Benin, to be taken away by Nigeria’s neighbouring country. Abiodun said his administration was determined to do all in its power to make life meaningful for the citizens of the state living within the Island located in Ipokia Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, Abiodun who made this known at the weekend when he received the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Ambassador Emmanuel Kayode Oguntuase, and the Flag Officer Commanding Western Region (FOC), Rear Admiral Oladele Daji, noted that the Island had been on his administration’s radar because of its huge deposit of petroleum resources. According to him, the I...
Benin Gets To The Quarter Finals Of AFCON2019 Without Winning A Single Match
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Benin Gets To The Quarter Finals Of AFCON2019 Without Winning A Single Match

10-man Benin stunned Africa Cup of Nations title contenders Morocco in a penalty shootout on Friday to reach the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Cairo. Moise Adilehou forced home at a corner early in the second half to put Benin on course for a shock win but Youssef En-Nesyri equalised for Morocco before Ajax star Ziyech blew the chance to snatch victory by striking the post from the spot in the 96th minute. Benin were forced to play most of extra time a man down after Khaled Adenon received a second yellow card for dissent, but they prevailed 4-1 in the shootout following misses by Sofiane Boufal and En-Nesyri to set up a clash with Senegal on July 10 for a spot in the semi-finals. With this, Benin have now played a total of 13 games in the history of the African Cup of Na...
Afcon 2019: Nigeria face Cameroon in Round of 16
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Afcon 2019: Nigeria face Cameroon in Round of 16

The Super Eagles must find their way past the Indomitable Lions to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition in Egypt Nigeria will face defending champions Cameroon in the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. The Super Eagles qualified for the knockout phase after finishing as Group B runners-up following their 2-0 defeat to Madagascar. They now face the Indomitable Lions who booked their place in the knockout phase after Benin Republic held them to a 0-0 draw at Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia on Tuesday.
AFCON: Man Places N250000 Bet On Ghana To Win, He Loses
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AFCON: Man Places N250000 Bet On Ghana To Win, He Loses

A South African man has lost his bet after placing a R10,000 (N250,000) on Ghana to defeat Benin Republic in their Group F encounter at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt. In a screenshot of the bet slip posted on social media, the man took a full-time winning chance in Ghana's favour and he was supposed to win an extra R6,500 if the game had been won by Ghana. Ghana however drew the game with the under-rated Benin Republic team. The game however ended in a 2-2 full time draw. Andre and Jordan Ayew were both on target as 10-man Ghana were forced to settle for the draw against Benin.
Why Benin Republic, Others Get Stable Electricity Than Nigeria -TCN
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Why Benin Republic, Others Get Stable Electricity Than Nigeria -TCN

The Managing Director, TCN, Usman Mohammed has revealed the reason behind unstable power supply in Nigeria whereas Benin Republic and some other countries experience stable power supply. Nigeria supplies about 80 percent of the total quantum of electricity consumed in Benin Republic but Benin has more stable power supply than Nigeria, TCN has said. Nigeria, through the TCN also supplies power to the Republic of Niger and Chad, and these countries are classified as international customers in the Nigerian power sector. Usman Mohammed explained the reason why these neighbouring countries get better power supply is because they have better electricity distribution networks and he advised that power distributors in Nigeria should pay a visit to these countries to learn. He added " In Ni...
Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa
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Nigeria Overtakes Egypt As Largest Rice Producer In Africa

Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa, Director-General,Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley has said . Roy-Macauley, told The Nation that Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at 4 million tonnes a year. Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but production has reduction by almost 40 percent this year, attributed to the Egyptian government decision to limit cultivated to preserve water resources. Egypt rice cultivation requires about 1.8 billion metres of water in evaporation, transpiration and irrigation each year. Africa produces an average of 14.6 million tonnes of rough rice annually. He said there were efforts to increase overall rice production in Africa but expressed doubts that it will curb rice importation ...
French President Agrees To Return African Artworks ‘Stolen’ From Benin Republic
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French President Agrees To Return African Artworks ‘Stolen’ From Benin Republic

Report has it that the president of France, Emmanuel Macron has agreed to immediately return 26 African artworks claimed by Benin, Edo state, Nigeria. It was gathered that the decision on Friday came shortly after Macron received a report detailing how former colonisers can return looted artworks to Africa. According to AFP, government officials from Ethiopia to Senegal eagerly awaited the report, commissioned by Macron and compiled by French art historian, Benedicte Savoy, and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr. It recommends that the thousands of items in French museums taken without consent during the colonial period be returned to the continent. Unless it can be proven that the objects were obtained legitimately, they should be returned to Africa permanently, the report'...
Anto Lecky Conferred With Honorary Doctorate Degree By ISCOM University, Cotonou
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Anto Lecky Conferred With Honorary Doctorate Degree By ISCOM University, Cotonou

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Anto Lecky has been conferred with a honorary doctorate degree from ISCOM University, Cotonou, Benin Republic for her work in sports, education and science. She took to her Instagram page to post a picture from the ceremony. She wrote: 'You can now call me Dr. M.A.Lecky, BA, MBA, MSBM, PhD (HC)��‍� - Thank you to @iscomuniversitybn for honoring me today with Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) for my work in sports, education, and service. Still pretty unreal. This is something I always wanted especially because I know I couldn’t sit in a classroom again to get the PhD � I recently told @munap_29 that my uncle wouldn’t be the only Dr. M Lecky...look at me now!'
Anto Lecky Wears Python Round Her Neck (Photos)
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Anto Lecky Wears Python Round Her Neck (Photos)

BBNaija's Anto has decided to share with fans a bit of her expenditure at At The Temple of Python Ouidah, Benin Republic. Anto was seen all smiles while the snake was round her neck. She wrote: "At The Temple of Python during my trip to Ouidah, Benin Republic with @irinajo_ng �: @sholaanimashaun" See more photos below:
Nancy Isime Carries A Snake Round Her Neck
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Nancy Isime Carries A Snake Round Her Neck

TV-Host and actress Nancy Isime carries a snake round her neck as she visits 'Snake Temple' in Benin Republic, West Africa. The damsel comfortably posed with a harmless snake around her neck and she also shared a note about her experience. She wrote; "Today was such an eventful day you guys! "Let me gist you, I got to visit the Snake Temple in Ouidah which is right opposite the very first Catholic church in west Africa. It is said that Worshippers at the Snake Temple also worship at the church and vice versa... In Emmanuel the tour guide's words "Nobody has Monopoly over access to God". We then visited the famous 'Point of No return' during the Slave Trade Era. "Ouidah is the spiritual Capital of Benin Republic and being there today definitely had me feeling all sorts of way! P...
Alleged N369m Deal: Police Trail Hunkuyi, As Senator Refuses To Honour Invitation
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Alleged N369m Deal: Police Trail Hunkuyi, As Senator Refuses To Honour Invitation

‏FOLLOWING his refusal to honour its invitation over investigation into a N369m deal, the Nigeria Police Force is on the trail of Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi. The police had on August 3, 2018 invited Hunkuyi and the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Kaduna State chapter, Mr. Adamu Ango for questioning  in connection with a N369million failed project. While Ango reported to the police, Hunkuyi is yet to appear before the IGP Tactical Squad, Force Headquarters in Abuja. He was scheduled to meet  with an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sanusi Mohammed on behalf of Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGP Tactical Squad, Force Headquarters). However, there were indications that the  Senator and some of his colleagues were seeking amicable settlement with the petitioner who ...
Ram Scarcity Hits Jigawa, Merchants Opt For Supply From Benin Republic
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Ram Scarcity Hits Jigawa, Merchants Opt For Supply From Benin Republic

n preparation for the coming Eid-el-Kabir celebration, there have been reports of ram scarcity across the country as more Nigerians search for where to buy Sallah ram. Some merchants have even resorted to buying from the neighbouring Benin Republic, Punch Metro reports. The spokesman of the Ram Marketers’ Association in Jigawa State, Abba Tagurza, on Sunday attributed the scarcity to what has also contributed to the high price of rams in the market. Tagurza told the News Agency of Nigeria in Hadejia, Jigawa State, that the high demand for rams in the market this season had increased tremendously. He explained that besides the buyers of rams for sacrifice during Eid-el-Kabir, victims of the recent rainstorm that claimed the lives of several animals in the area were patronisi...
2019 Elections Will Be Peaceful — Okhue Iboi
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2019 Elections Will Be Peaceful — Okhue Iboi

High Chief (Dr) Okhue Iboi is a seer and a trado-medical practitioner. An executive member of the Association of Seers & Trado-Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ASTMP) and a former member of Edo State Board of Traditional Medicine, Iboi is credited with many predictions on national and international affairs that came to pass. The widely travelled High Chief of Whepa –Wheno Kingdom in Edo State has, in the course of his practice of traditional medicine, been to many countries in Africa and beyond, including Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Togo, Republic of Benin, Ethiopia and South Africa as well as India on cross-cultural exchange programme. In this interview, Iboi, who just returned from a meeting of the Worldwide Association of Seers (WAS) held in Benin Republic, speaks on the state of the...
Man Arrested For Brutually Killing His Ex-Wife For Rituals In Benin
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Man Arrested For Brutually Killing His Ex-Wife For Rituals In Benin

A woman was brutally killed for ritual purpose in Benin Republic recently. According to sketchy online reports, the woman was killed by her ex – who pretended he wanted to see her so they could talk about their baby. The woman reportedly left her family home, only to be allegedly killed by the man pictured below. Report has it that the man has been arrested and is currently in police custody. VIEW GRAPHIC PHOTO HERE
ECOWAS Commission Frowns At Disrespect Of Community Court Decisions By Members
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ECOWAS Commission Frowns At Disrespect Of Community Court Decisions By Members

The outgoing President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel De Souza, has lamented the disrespect of the Community’s court decisions by member states. De Souza expressed ECOWAS Commission’s displeasure on Thursday in Abuja when he handed over to the new President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Brou. He said that his administration worked under very stringent conditions due to inadequate finance and irregular levy payment by member states. He, however, advised the new leadership to take the issue of non-respect of decision of the ECOWAS Court seriously. “There is also non-respect for the decision of the Court of Justice; we have a Court of Justice, but its decisions are not applied. “We want to see a situation where the decisions of the Court of Justice are enforced,” he said. ...