Edo election tribunal: PDP’s Ize-Iyamu says judgment unacceptable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2016 Edo governorship poll, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said in Benin City on Friday that the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed their petition was unacceptable. Ize-Iyamu told party leaders and supporters at a forum attended by the state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, that……

Court Upholds Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s Election

The Edo state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has today upheld the election which saw the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki into office. The court which sat on Friday presided over by Justice Ahmed Badamosi dismissed the petition filed against the state governor by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate in the election,……

BREAKING: Edo State Election Petition Tribunal Upheld Godwin Obaseki

The Edo Election Petition Tribunal, on Friday upheld the election of Mr Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of Edo. Delivering the judgment, Justice Ahmed Badamasi-led three member tribunal, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as lacking in merit. Badamasi held…

TRIBUNAL VERDICT: As Edo waits with bated breath

Edo, home of the ancient Benin kingdom is never short on suspense and high-pitch drama. The gubernatorial election of 2016 that saw the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki, announced winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was one such drama. Its import still reverberates. This time, Edo State is in…

Miss Otobo’s mum visits Apostle Suleman in church, begs for forgiveness

Three days after the mother of controversial Stephanie Otobo, in Sapele, Delta State opened a fresh controversy revealing that she has not seen her daughter in the last three years, the elderly woman visited Omega Fire Ministries headquarters in Edo state today to publicly ask for forgiveness from Apostle Johnson Suleman. Popularly called Mama Tope,…

Late Ogbemudia’s legacies Will Not Be Forgotten

Governor Godwin Obaseki stand by the Casket of Late Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia to pay his last respect Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured that his administration would not forget the legacies left behind by late Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, who was former military and democratic governor of the old Mid-West and Bendel States. The…

Herdsmen Kill Ex-Edo LG Boss, Kidnap 15 Travellers In Edo

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday swooped on travelers along the busy Benin-Auchi-Okene Highway, kidnapped 15 persons and killed immediate past chairman of Etsako East local government area in Edo State. According to the Leadership newspaper, the armed men were said to have stopped many of the motorists at……

Edo Governorship Election : Court Reserves Judgment on Appeal Filed By PDP

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, on Thursday reserved judgment sine dine in the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), and Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its candidate, in the Sept. 28 governorship election. The appellants filed the appeal over the Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s stoppage of the recounting of ballot papers used in…

Edo Govt taming migration via economic development

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki On Taming Migration Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state says his administration will check the tide of migration through vocational training of youth to equip them with skills for gainful employment. Obaseki stated this when he received the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugee, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons Hajiya…

Edo State Signs MoU with Ossiomo Power Company to Generate 5MW of Electricity

Edo State Governor Signs MoU with Ossiomo Power Company to Generate 5MW Edo State Government on Wednesday signed a power purchase agreement with the Ossiomo Power and Infrastructure Project to generate 5 megawatts of electricity. The state governor, Godwin Obaseki who signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Onyeche Tifase, leader of the Ossiomo power…

IDP Law Graduate To Gain State Employment

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that a female law graduate at the Internally Displayed Persons (IDP) camp in the state would be considered for employment. Obaseki stated this while receiving members of the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association of Nigeria at The Government House in Benin on Monday. The governor, noting…

Lagos and Edo privileged to access World Bank loan in Africa, Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki On World Bank Loan Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has revealed that Edo state is just as privileged as Lagos state in Sub-Saharan Africa, to access World Bank loans at less than 1% for 20 years, and in some cases, 10 years moratorium. Governor Obaseki made this known in…

General Samuel Ogbemudia’s Death, a colossal loss says Saraki

Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, received the news of the death of the former military governor of the defunct Midwestern state, brigadier general Samuel Ogbemudia with shock.​ ​In a statement signed ​by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, ​Saraki ​described Ogbemudia’s death as a colossal loss to the country, especially coming at a time…

Edo Govt. to provide 24-hour power supply in parts of the state–Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration will sign its first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) next week to ensure constant electricity supply in some parts of the state. Obaseki disclosed this Thursday in Benin at the on-going Technical and Vocational Education Workshop organised by the State Government. He said that his administration’s resolve was……

INEC To Deploy 753 Personnel For Etche State And Federal Constituency Elections

INEC Deploy Personnel   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is to deploy 753 Election Day personnel to conclude the Saturday, 25th February Etche II State Constituency and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency elections in Rivers State.   The areas affected in the Etche State and Federal Constituency elections are: One (1) Local Government; Eighteen (18) Registration…

How we’re tackling unemployment – Ambode, Obaseki, others

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Thursday said the huge unemployment crisis in the country was worrisome. The governor made the remark at the 1st Annual Lecture of Freedom Online Media with the theme ‘Unemployment: How Do We Tame This Monster’ Obaseki who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, said……

Obaseki tasks Pensions Fund Administrators on quality service delivery

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki Meeting With Pensions Administrators   Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured the Pensions Fund Managers of his administration’s support in ensuring quality service delivery to Edo State workforce who are currently keying into the Contributory Pension Scheme. Godwin Obaseki who recently engaged the services of about 15 Pensions…

Edo governorship: Tribunal says subpoenaed witnesses can testify for PDP

The Edo Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin, on Wednesday held that all subpoenaed witnesses could testify before it for the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its candidate in the Sept. 28, governorship election. Justice Ahmed Badamasi, Chairman of the three-member tribunal, who read the ruling, said that the petitioners were in other to……

Obaseki Signs 2017 Budget, Pension Bill into Law

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Tuesday signed the 2017 appropriation bill, also known as the budget of consolidation and prosperity. This came as he also signed the Pension Bill, which will organise the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme. Signing the bill before the Speaker of the House of Assembly and other principal officers……

Edo state workers reject salary over deduction of Pension charges

Some workers in Edo State have angrily rejected their January salary over the deduction of a certain percentage from their salary for the contributory pension scheme. Governor Godwin Obaseki had said the scheme would kick off in January this year and allocated N6bn for the scheme take in the 2017 budget proposal. According to reports,……

Gov. Obaseki sends bill to amend pension scheme to Assembly

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has sent a bill to the State House of Assembly to amend the state’s Pension Scheme of 2010. A letter on the bill amendment, signed by the governor, was sent to the Assembly on Monday. The letter read in part: “Mr Speaker, find attached 30 copies of the bill for……

INEC To Deploy 2,452 Personel For The Etsako Federal Constituency Bye Election

INEC Material Ready To Be Redeployed For Etsako Federal Constituency   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will deploy 2,452 personnel for the conduct of the Etsako East/Etsako West Etsako Central Federal Constituency bye election scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 28th January, 2017.   Etsako Federal Constituency is made up of three (3) Local Government Areas,…

EDO GUBER POLL: PDP presents 988 voters’ register to Tribunal as evidence

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has presented a total of 988 INEC Voters Registers as evidence to the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City, Edo state. The party and its candidate in the September 28 2016 Edo state governorship elections, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu had dragged the opposition APC and INEC before the Tribunal to…

Suspected Fraudster Docked for $267,000 Love Scam

               EFCC on fraud (EFCC) Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of Lagos State High court Ikeja on amended charge bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence. The 37-year-old HND holder from Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, is said to have defrauded the victim, D. Bonnici of $267,000 (Two Hundred…

Illegal tax collection: 50 arrested in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State No fewer than 50 persons have been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command for alleged involvement in illegal tax collection. The suspects who are currently being detained at the Police Command headquarters in Benin, were picked up at different locations in Benin City, for flouting the…

DSS Nabbed Criminal Gangs, Kidnap Syndicates And B H Members

    The Department of State Security DSS says it has arrested various criminal gangs, kidnap syndicates and boko haram members across the country following intelligent gathering from the patriotic citizens. This was disclosed in a press statement released by Tony Opuiyo for the agency in Abuja.   Department of State Security The statement read;…

It’s Responsibility of All to Make Orphans, Vulnerables Happy – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on Sunday celebrated with some orphans and vulnerable children in the State with a charge to well-meaning citizens of the State to ensure their happiness. Obaseki represented by his Principal Private Secretary (PPS) Dr Uyi Oduwa-Malaka said that children and Jesus Christ were similar as both were innocent and…

Police nab 2 notorious kidnappers in Edo

Two notorious kidnappers identified as Best Iyoha, 34 and 27-year-old Junior Ekete who are said to be wanted by the police have been nabbed by operatives of the anti-kidnapping squad of the Edo State Police Command. The suspects were arrested after they reportedly kidnapped their victim identified as Mr Okpogie Osaigbovo, 40, at his construction…

How 53 burned to death in Edo multiple auto crash

A multiple accident along Benin-Agbor-Onitsha Express road, on Thursday evening claimed 53 lives, with about five others sustaining various degrees of injury. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo State which confirmed the incidence, stated that eight vehicles and one motorcycle were involved in the accident. The corps listed the vehicles to include two…

Obaseki Meets Stakeholders, Set Agenda for Inclusive and Effective Governance

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday night, met with political party leaders and other critical stakeholders in Benin City, to set agenda for an all-inclusive and effective governance of the state. Governor Obaseki, while declaring open a 3-day strategic policy dialogue workshop with the theme: Setting Agenda for the new Administration, noted that…

Multiple accidents claim several lives in Edo

Accident scene Several lives and unknown amount of money were on Thursday lost in a ghastly multiple accidents involving a petrol tanker, two bullion vans and two commercial buses. The accident occurred at Abudu bridge, along Benin/Asaba highway, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the accident occurred when the bullion…

How Governor Godwin Obaseki Confronted Akoko-Edo Age-Long Marginalization

A social-political group, Akoko-Edo People’s Assembly, has thumped up Governor Godwin Obaseki’s policies and programmes, saying his appointment of two of their sons has ended the age-long marginalization of the people of the locality. Chairman of the group, Dr. Philip Ugbodaga made the remark at a reception held in honour of two of their illustrious…

Edo Tasks Multinational Companies on Corporate Social Responsibilities

Edo state government has called on multinational companies operating in the state to deliver on their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR). The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. John Mayaki said the people of the state have little or nothing to show for the several years of existence of oil and…

Governor Obaseki Defined The Path to Security in Niger-Delta Region

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State says a coordinated approach of accurate data and statistics of communities in the Niger-Delta region is pivotal to resolve youth restiveness and enhance human capacity development. Besides, Governor Obaseki said his administration is determined to curb youth restiveness and build their capacity through technical and vocational training, explaining that…

NSCDC to enhance peace between farmers/herdsmen in Edo

NSCDC operatives The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced sensitisation of Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Edo, as part of proactive methods to prevent conflict. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State Commandant of the Corps, Dr. Benito Eze, said during the event on Monday that they must adopt…

54-yr-old man docked for phone theft

Mr. Eze Oba, 54, has been imprisoned on the orders of an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Edo State after the suspect pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of burglary and stealing placed before him. After hearing from the prosecutor, Chief Magistrate W. Aziegbemhin had no option but to order for the imprisonment of Oba while…

Plan to settle Oshiomhole with N200m mansion a rip-off- SERAP

The Obaseki administration in Edo State may have got off on a scandalous note with serious opposition mounting against plans to settle his god-father, Oshiomhole, with a N200 million mansion. On Wednesday, the Edo House of Assembly passed a bill to significantly effect an upward review in the retirement benefits of Oshiomhole, other past governors…

Oshiomhole, deputy to get N300m mansions

The Edo State House of Assembly has amended the bill for a Law for Pension Rights of the Governor and Deputy Governor. With the amendment, the immediate past governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and his former deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, will get some mouthwatering benefits. The House approved the provision of residential buildings worth N200m and N100m…

Oshiomhole deals another blow on suspended monarch by dethroning him

Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led state government of Edo on Wednesday said the suspended monarch, Anselm Eidenojie, the Ojuromi of Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state, has now been deposed. His ejection as a traditional ruler was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Julius Ihonvbere,…

Edo to reap multiple dividends from Buhari’s visit – Oshiomhole’s aide

President Muhammadu Buhari cuts the tape to commission the new 200-bed Central Hospital in Benin City. He is flanked by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) (left) and Governor Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday. The Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Environment and Public Utilities, Hon. Frank Amiegbebhor, has…

News Summary on NTA, 9th Nov 2016; Buhari Inaugurates Edo State University, U.S Election Update, etc.

President Buhari Inaugurates Edo State University   President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to meet the needs of the ordinary people through provision of social amenities and infrastructure that have direct bearing on the well being of the citizens. President Buhari stated this in Iyamho, Edo state while inaugurating the newly constructed Edo state…

Oldest woman in the world found in Edo State (PHOTO)

A fresh claim has emerged challenging earlier report by the Guinness Book of Records, which had identified 116-year-old Italian, Emman Morano of Verbani as the oldest person on earth. The new claims shows Madam Veronica Uloko in Edo State as the oldest. Madam Uloko is 132 years of age and currently living in Iyamho community,…

Multi-Party Democracy Best For Nigeria – President Buhari

Garba Shehu, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that multiparty system remains the best option in Nigeria’s democracy considering the diverse population of the country. Speaking at the commissioning of Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West local government area of Edo State, President Buhari urged Nigerians to appreciate the strength in the country’s…

President Buhari departs for Abuja from Benin

Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, presents a gift to President Muhammadu Buhari. With them is Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, during the President’s visit President Muhammad Buhari on Tuesday afternoon departed for Abuja from Benin Airport after his two-day official visit to Edo. The President’s aircraft, a Nigerian Air Force plane, with the…

Buhari Arrives Benin On A 2-Day Official Visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Benin, Edo State on a 2-day working visit. He first stopped at the palace of Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare the second and is expected to commission projects which includes the newly constructed central hospital, the siluko road as well as the gully erosion reclamation project, at the Queen Ede Agbor…

Tight security in Benin as Buhari starts 2-day visit

President Muhammadu Buhari Security has been beefed up in and around Benin, the capital of Edo, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari two-days official visit to the state. The President who commences the visit on Monday is expected to inaugurate a number of projects executed by Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, who is vacating office by Nov. 12….

Edo monarch suspended for one yr over assault on woman

The Traditional ruler of Uromi, Zaiki Edenojie II has been suspended for one year by Edo State Government for failing to apologise within the stipulated period to a woman, Ms Betty Okoeber, whom he allegedly assaulted on September 28, among other infractions. In a suspension letter dated November 4, 2016 signed by the Secretary to…

APC dodging service of petition, Edo PDP alleges

The Edo state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its members have gone into hiding. The PDP said that the executive members and officials of the APC are hiding to avoid receiving the service of court papers relating to the petition…

UNICEF Stops Open Defecation In 39 Edo Communities

About 39 communities in Ovia South-West and Etsako West local government areas of Edo State have stopped open defecation and have been certified open defecation-free, the United Nations Children’s Fund has said. The agency said the feat was achieved through the construction of 2,689 latrines (toilets), providing access to 31,803 (13,358 males and 18,445 females),…

New Oba of Benin gets staff of office

The ancient city of Benin, Edo State was a beehive of activities on Thursday as several personalities such thronged the city for the coronation of Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom. The new Oba, with designation Omo Noba Nedo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the second, was today presented with a staff…

Oba of Benin’s Coronation Historic – Governor Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that the coronation of Oba of Benin is historic as it will be the first time an elected governor and an indigene of the state will perform the formality of presenting the staff of office to His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, explaining that only military…

39th Oba Of Benin: The Man Eheneden Erediauwa

Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, to be crowned as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom today The Crowned Prince Eheneden Erediauwa will ascend the ancient throne of the Benin Kingdom as the 39th Oba  in a colourful ceremony today Thursday, 20 October 2016. Benin Kingdom in Edo State is experiencing what could best be described as a…

Benin Crowned Prince Gets Coronation Name

Benin Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa Benin Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa on Tuesday chose his coronation name after defeating Edigin N’Use in the traditional Akhue game of  marble seeds. Erediauwa, will however, officially announce the name during his coronation on Thursday at Urho-Okpota in Benin. The crown prince entered the shrine at the Edigin’s Palace, after playing…

Suspect in Emefiele’s wife’s kidnapping leads police to 6 others

At least six suspected members of a gang that kidnapped the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele, about four days ago have been arrested by policemen from the Federal Capital Territory. One of the suspects was arrested shortly after the victims were released and his arrest has led to the capture of six…

This Is My Last Battle, I Have Accomplished My Mission – Oshiomhole

The outgoing governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that his mission has been accomplished. Speaking on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, Oshiomhole said the September 28 governorship election was his last battle. He said he had come a long way fighting battles, and that struggles had always been a part…

5 lesson INEC must learn from Edo governorship election

The Edo State governorship election has come and gone but the echoes of what transpired on Wednesday September 28 may continue to reverberate for a long time to come. Though the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Godwin Obaseki, was declared winner of the poll, it is still a subject of controversy and potential…

Forget about serving in my cabinet, Obaseki tells opposition members

Edo State Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki, has said members of opposition political parties in the state should not expect him to appoint them as members of his cabinet when he is sworn in. Obaseki, who was declared winner of the September 28 governorship election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, stated this…

Edo Guber: Ize-Iyamu Can Go To Court – SA To Gov. Oshiomhole, Charles Idahosa

Charles Idahosa The Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Political Matters, Hon. Charles Idahosa, yesterday asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to go court if he feels aggrieved about the outcome of the election instead of engaging in an unlawful protest. Idahosa who reacted to the…

#EdoDecides: All the intrigues that brought Obaseki to power

On Thursday, September 29, Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was officially named by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as successor to Adams Oshiomhole, incumbent governor of Edo State. Until his victory, he was head of the administration’s Economic Management Team. The pronouncement by INEC’s Returning Officer for Edo State, Professor Kayode…

INEC: Godwin Obaseki Is Edo State Governor-Elect

Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor-Elect The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the Edo state governorship election. Obaseki won the contest with a total of 319,483 votes while that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 253,173 votes. The results by INEC indicated that he won…

#EdoDecides: Obaseki heading to victory as PDP rejects results

With results from 16 local governments so far announced by INEC, Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is set to emerge winner of the September 28 gubernatorial election conducted to chose a successor to incumbent governor, Adams Oshiomhole. In the results released on Thursday, and announced by INEC returning officers for the local…

Edo 2016: We don’t know arrested ‘journalists’, NUJ says

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has disowned the ten ‘journalists’ that were arrested by a combined team of soldiers and men of the Department of State Services, DSS, at a hotel in Benin City over alleged electoral offences. According to the NUJ, the arrested persons are not journalists. It would be…

Update On Edo State Re-Scheduled Election 2016

Don N. Awunah, Abuja: The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K Idris NPM mni, determined to ensure that the rescheduled Edo Gubernatorial Election is conducted in an atmosphere of peace and security has ordered the activation of the revised operation plan for the governorship election slated to hold throughout the State on Wednesday, 28th…

Preview: #EDO 2016 – How the pendulum may swing

In about 42 hours, the people of Edo State will go to the polls to elect a successor for outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole,  who is rounding off his second term in office.The stakes are high as the political parties with candidates for the election have been working round the clock to woo voters in the…

EDO 2016: PDP, APC, APGA argue over who is really plotting to rig

With barely 48 hours to the governorship election in Edo State, the main actors and players in the exercise have been throwing accusations at each other, with allegations of plans to rig the exercise.   The two main contesting parties; the APC and PDP have challenged the security agencies, and the electoral umpire, INEC to…

RE: EDO ELLECTION: SOLDIERS DSS MOLEST AND ARREST 10 JOURNALISTS IN EDO

Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to an online publications alleging that Soldiers of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army and personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) Edo State command of arresting and molesting 10 journalists in Benin, Edo State earlier today. This is not correct as the…

Nigerian Army to use drones to monitor Edo election

In a bid to ensure that the governorship election in Edo State scheduled for September 28 is without any hitch, the Nigerian Army has said it would be deploying drones to monitor the election. This was disclosed by the Commander of the 4 Brigade Command, Brig-Gen Raji Benbela, during a show of force staged iun Benin,…

Oshiomhole hits at Wike: Stop wasting Rivers money in Edo

The Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has admonished Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, to stop wasting Rivers State money on the Edo State governorship election. Oshiomhole, who spoke through the state Commissioner of Information, Prince Kassim Afegbua, on Friday, said Governor Wike should rather pay the salaries of workers in Rivers State who have…

Edo Guber: Postponement Of Poll Will Not Affect PDP’s Victory – BOT Chair

Walid Jibrin National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, on Thursday, said the postponement of the Governorship election in Edo would not affect the party’s victory. He stated this while speaking with newsmen in his home in Nasarawa, Nasarawa state. It should be recalled that the National Independent Electoral…

Edo 2016: Don’t postpone election again, CDHR warns INEC

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has warned against another postponement of the Edo State governorship election. The civil society group also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to carefully consider any further call for another postponement, adding that shift in the election date from Saturday, September 10 to September…

INEC on Reactions to Postponed Edo Election

Ifeanyi Okafor Reports: The Independent National Electional Commission; INEC has reaffirmed its commitment to conduct a free fair and credible poll despite the shift in the date of the Edo Governorship Election to September 28, 2016. Watch the video: rnss Thumbs up0 Love0 Joy0 Surprised0 Sad0 Angry0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on…

Edo Guber: Why Election Cannot Hold On Sept. 28 – APGA

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has said he would petition the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on why the governorship election fixed for September 28 must be postponed again. It said the governorship polls must be organized to accommodate candidates in the 2016 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examinations in the state. Governorship…

Edo Guber: KOWA Candidate Withdraws From Poll

The candidate of KOWA Party in the Edo State governorship election, Thompson Osadolor, has withdrawn from the race. Osadolor, who confirmed this on Saturday, explained that his decision to withdraw from the election followed the impact of the shift on his campaign. The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Thursday postponed the poll after the…

Edo APC aligns with INEC on postponement

The Edo chapter of the APC, has aligned itself with the postponement of the governorship election scheduled originally to hold in the state on Saturday. The party said it had earlier raised the alarm of the influx on militants into the state during the continuous voter registration exercise. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had…

Edo saga shows Buhari lacks moral capacity to lead civilised society, Fayose says

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari as lacking capacity “mentally, morally and intellectually” to lead a civilised society. The governor stated this in a statement on Thursday, signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, while reacting to the news of the postponement of Edo…

BREAKING NEWS: INEC To Proceed With Edo Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will go on with the Edo state governorship election against the advice of the department of state security (DSS) and the police, TheCable understands. The security agencies had asked INEC to postpone the election, citing security concerns. However, a source at the commission told TheCable that the election will…

Edo Guber: Ekweremadu Decries ‘Intimidation’ Of PDP Members

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed “deep worries” over what he described as the “arbitrary arrests and intimidation” of members and supporters of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party by security agencies, ahead of the governorship election next Saturday. The PDP in Edo State had accused the…

Landlord Evict Tenants For Supporting APC In Edo

A landlord identified as Mr. David Agberemole has rendered at least 5 tenants in his house in Uzea Community in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State homeless for supporting the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The tenants, Mr. Sylvester Chukwuemeka, Okosun Christiana and Ogbeide Elizabeth who lamented…

DSS, Police advised INEC to postpone Edo governorship Election

The Nigeria Police and Department of State Services, have warned the general public that credible intelligence availed the agencies indicate plans by insurgent/extremist elements to attack vulnerable communities and soft targets with high population during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations between 12th and 13th September, 2016. Edo State, is amongst the States being earmarked for these planned…

#EdoDecides: Why Edo State Needs To Vote Godwin Obaseki – Oyegun

Edegbe Odemwingie, Abuja: The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun declared on Tuesday that a vote for the Party’s candidate, Godwin Obaseki in the September 10, 2016 Edo State governorship election will ensure continuity and consolidation of the massive multi-faceted developments recorded under the administration of incumbent governor, Comrade…

Three National Economic Saboteurs Arrested

Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army have arrested a suspected national economy saboteur, one Mr. Gabriel Ogbudje (an Ex-militant leader), also the alleged leader of the “Otugas Fire Force”, a militant group threatening to attack Utorogu Gas Plant. He was alleged to be responsible for the recent act of economic sabotage…

Military arrests alleged militant kingpins

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of militant kingpins in the Niger Delta. According to the Army, one Gabriel Ogbudje, an ex-militant leader, who leads the Otugas Fire Force and one Isaac Romeo, said to be a leader of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA were arrested. The Army, in a statement issued by its…

EFCC probe won’t distract my election –Ize-Iyamu 

The candidate of the PDP, in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he remains focused on the election despite his probe by the EFCC. It would be recalled that the EFCC had said early in the week that Ize-Iyamu was still under investigation over his role in the N700m given…

Edo APC seeks Tinubu magic?

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to visit Edo State this week to lend support to his party for the forthcoming governorship election in that state.   Sources say Tinubu, a former governor himself from Lagos State is likely to be in Edo in hopes of shoring…

We cannot shift Edo guber poll – INEC declares

…As sensitive materials arrive Benin City The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the Commission will not shift the September 10, 2016, governorship election in Edo State because of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) taking place across the country and the West African sub-region that same day. Speaking to National Daily from…

PDP Is Responsible For Prostitution Among Edo Girls – Mrs Obaseki

Wife of the Edo state governorship candidate, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has blamed prostitution among Edo State girls on opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party and its failures. The wife of the All Progressive Congress flagbearer noted that PDP’s failure led girls from Edo into engaging in prostitution in Italy. Mrs. Obaseki said this while speaking to…