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Benin: Efforts for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity Get a Push
[World Bank] World Bank approves $20 million to help Benin remove barriers to investment and minimize distortionary policies for structural transformation and a boost in growth(3/18/2015 7:54:34 AM)
Benin monarch didn’t endorse Jonathan, Buhari -Traditional Council
The Benin Traditional Council on Frida‎y announced that the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, has not endorsed any candidate or political party for any elective position in the forthcoming general elections. The council made this known while briefing journalists at Palace of the Oba on issues surrounding political activities in the state. ‎Some palace chiefs...  [Read More...](3/6/2015 10:44:13 AM)
Beninese Political Party Highly Praises Illustrious Leaders of DPRK
Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- The Socialist Party of Benin released a statement on March 25 in support of the appeal of the 19th seminar of political parties of the world on building a new society.(3/31/2015 2:55:57 AM)
Kim Il Sung Praised in Benin, Nigeria
Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- A joint meeting, photo exhibition and film shows took place in Benin and Nigeria on March 17 and 18 with the approach of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.(3/25/2015 11:29:48 PM)
Oba of Benin indisposed -Traditional Council
The Benin Traditional Council on Monday announced that the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, is indisposed, after weeks of speculation over his health. The council, in a statement signed by its Secretary, Mr. Frank Irabor, also suspended ‎public engagements in the palace, including settlement of disputes, “until further notice.” It, however, urged all palace chiefs...  [Read More...](3/16/2015 12:14:10 PM)
Oba of Benin didn’t endorse any candidate – Council
The Benin Traditional Council on Friday announced that the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, has not endorsed any candidate or political party for any elective position in the forthcoming general elections. The council made this known while briefing journalists at the palace of the Oba on issues surrounding political activities in the state. Some palace...  [Read More...](3/6/2015 7:14:12 PM)
Benin: China Gives Benin U.S.$69 Million Loan
[Focac]Cotonou -China has given Benin a preferential loan of 40 billion CFA Francs (over 69 million U.S. dollars) to fund telecommunication infrastructure projects, diplomatic sources said Monday in Cotonou.(3/2/2015 8:49:05 AM)
Family of late hotel worker petitions CP, AIG
The family of late Chibuike Edeh, a worker with Protea Hotel, Benin, has petitioned the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, over the death of their son. The lawyer to the aggrieved family, Mr. Raphael Okhuelegbe, of Raphael Okhueleigbe and Co., told PUNCH Metro that his client wanted a thorough investigation into the matter...  [Read More...](3/19/2015 8:00:59 PM)
Water scarcity in Benin
I write to draw the attention of the Edo State Government to the very sorry state of drinking water in Benin City. I recall that as a young lad in Benin City, that we used to have public water taps wherever we went to, to get water. The water from these taps were not only...  [Read More...](3/13/2015 12:15:44 AM)
Lawyers, rights groups condemn death of hotel worker
Some legal practitioners in Benin and the Edo State Civil Society Organisations have condemned the death of Mr. Chibuike Edeh, an employee of the Protea Hotel, Benin, who was found dead on March 14, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, a day after he was arrested by the police. PUNCH Metro had last Monday...  [Read More...](3/22/2015 7:15:52 PM)
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