Ogbemudia’s Death Struck Me With ‘Helpless Awe’ –IBB

Ogbemudia’s Death Struck Me With ‘Helpless Awe’ –IBB

Former Military  President, General Ibrahim B. Babangida, IBB has said  the sudden death of General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia,  “struck me with helpless awe.” IBB who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday further  said,  “I haven’t finished swallowing the bitter pill of General Adebayo Adeyinka’s passing on, when I got the news of General Ogbemudia’s […]

Edo Governorship: Between Activism And Moral Suasion, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Edo Governorship: Between Activism And Moral Suasion, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

The history of governorship politics in Edo state, at various intersections since 1999, is very fresh in my mind.  But of great interest to me is the April 14, 2007 election that pitted Senator Oserhiemen Aigberaodion Osunbor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole of the then Action Congress (AC). That […]

Edo Governorship Tribunal: Recount Of Used Ballot Papers Begins

Edo Governorship Tribunal: Recount Of Used Ballot Papers Begins

The result of the recount of ballot papers used for the conduct of the September 28, 2016 Edo State governorship election in three local government areas has shown discrepancies  in the figures announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) and those recorded during the recount. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor […]

2 Edo APC chieftains remanded in prison for attempted murder

Jethro Ibileke/Benin An Oredo Magistrate Court sitting in Benin, has remanded two chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Edo State, Messers Osakpamwan Eriyo and Sunday Osagbona, in prison custody, for attempted murder. Eriyo is the Stat…

Will Governor Obaseki revamp The Observer? By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku

On the 15th day of December 2016, The Observer newspaper held its annual Forum of togetherness. I was told that it is an annual forum put in place to reward dedicated members of staff and other allied stuff. Prominent among invited guests was the erstwhile Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Edo State branch who told the gathering that he is a product of The Observer. My friends from online media, together with the cream of the journalism profession in Edo State attended the Forum.

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Rio 2016 Tops Twitter in 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games was the most-discussed topic on Twitter during 2016. Chief marketing officer Leslie Berland delivered the social network’s wrap-up of 2016 in a blog post, saying that the top 10 global trends on Twitter for 2016 were: 2016 Summer Olympic Games U.S. presidential election Pokemon Go Euro 2016 Academy Awards Brexit Black Lives…

Oshiomole’s N200m Mansion, A Misplaced Priority -MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC has described the decision last week by Edo State House of Assembly to vote N200m mansion for ex Governor Adams Oshiomhole as a misplaced priority.

The group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola said in a statement that “While the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) acknowledges the contributions of former governor Adams Oshiomole, we frown at the sycophant note in the state Assembly’s decision to give him a N200 million mansion as a parting gift.

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Finally, Oshiomhole Dissolves Cabinet

Outgoing Governor of Edo State,Adams Oshiomhole has dissolved his cabinet.This was disclosed in a statement by Peter Okhiria,the chief press secretary to Oshiomhole,Friday night.

The statement said “Following the formal handover by the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, CON, mni, to the Governor-elect, Mr Godwin Obaseki on 11th November 2016, 2016, the State Executive Council, all Boards and Committees are hereby dissolved.

“Political office holders should hand over to the Permanent Secretary  or highest ranking service officer in the Ministry, Department and Agency.

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Outgoing Oshiomhole Appoints 4 New Permanent Secretaries

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has appointed four new Permanent-Secretaries in the State.

Those appointed are Mr Anthony Okungbowa, Ministry of Justice; Mr Kadiri Bashiru, Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress; Mr Y.A Imoudu, Chairman, Association of Secondary School Principals and Mrs Obosamwinye Obazee, Headmistress.

The swearing-in of the new appointees was scheduled for 2:00pm at old Exco Chambers, Government House, Benin City.

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Oshiomhole’s Govt Deposes Traditional Ruler

Oshiomhole’s Govt  Deposes  Traditional Ruler

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s government in Edo State   has deposed Mr Aselm O Edenojie as the Ojuromi of Uromi.

His deposition is contained in a letter signed by Secretary to the State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, dated 9th November 2016 and addressed to “Mr Aselm O. Edenojie”.

Entitled “Deposition from Office as Ojuromi of Uromi: Addendum”, the Government stated: “please be informed that the initial Exco decision of 26th October 2016 has been further affirmed,

“Consequently, you have been deposed as the Ojuromi of Uromi pursuant to Section 28 (i & ii) of the Traditional Rulers & Chiefs Law, 1979.

“Kindly, therefore, disregard our letter of 4th November 2016 on the subject “Re: Letter of Apology to Edo State Government.”

 

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Oshiomhole Has More To Do For The Nation –Buhari

Oshiomhole Has More To Do For The Nation –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Benin commended outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for a job-well done, assuring him that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) will find an important  national assignment for him when he leaves office.

Speaking at the Palace of the new Oba of Benin, His Royal Highness Omo N’Oba N’Edo Nku Akpolokpolo Ewuare 11, shortly before he embarked on the commissioning of several projects in the State, President Buhari said that the country would be the loser if the APC fails to utilize the people’s governor’s wisdom, skill and energy.

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