Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Edo Speaker to step down over zoning

22 July 2016, 19:19

Benin City - There are indications that the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Elizabeth Ativie will on Monday, July 25, step down as Speaker of the House, reports The Nation

Her resignation is to pave the way from another lawmaker from the Central Senatorial District with a view to make way for political equity in the state.

The victory of Godwin Obaseki as All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate from Edo South Senatorial District and Philip Shaibu as his running mate from Edo North has forced the party to cede the House of Assembly Speaker to Edo Central.

Also read: Edo Assembly swears in Ativie as new Speaker

The decision to cede the position of Speaker back to the Edo Central was the fall-out of a meeting between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and party leaders from the Central, to assuage the feeling of marginalization by people of the area, who lost the Deputy Governor slot to Edo North

Ativie, became Speaker of the House, following the impeachment of Victor Edororn, on 3 May, 2016, over an alleged financial mismanagement and high handedness.

It was learnt that Ativie had been offered the Deputy Speaker with parting allowances

Street Journal reports that if  the new arrangement sails through, a first time lawmaker, Hon. Justin Okonoboh and current Deputy Speaker who hails from Edo Central, has already been penciled down to emerge the new Speaker

The lawmakers are said to have met with Oshiomhole and party leaders on the development and a motion is expected to be moved on the floor of the House on Monday to bring the new changes about.

- News 24


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...