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Edo 2024: Philip Shaibu wins PDP’s parallel primary election

The deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has emerged as the winner of the parallel People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Edo State. Shaibu won the primaries with over three hundred and one votes. Meanwhile, the Governor Godwin Obaseki faction of the party is yet to commence its own election. Vanguard had earlier reported that 10 aspirants would lock ...

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Gowon begs ECOWAS to lift sanctions against Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso

Former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has urged the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Authority of Heads of State and Government, to lift sanctions on Mali, Burkina Faso, and the Niger Republic. Gowon, a founding father of ECOWAS, made the appeal in an open letter to the Heads of State and the ECOWAS member states in ...

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LP Chairman, Julius Abure released

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, who was arrested on Wednesday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, alongside other party members, has regained freedom. Abure and the Edo state chairman of the party, Mr Kelly Ogbaloi were arrested by a combined team of police officers and operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. The arrest ...

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Edo Poll: APC replaces gov Uzodinma with gov Otu as Chairman primary election committee

Following complaints from aspirants, elders, and stakeholders, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has dropped Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, as chairman of its Edo State governorship primaries committee. The NWC had late Tuesday night declared the Saturday primaries as inconclusive and fixed today for the conclusion of the exercise, and appointed Governor Bassey ...

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Abure’s arrest has political undertone- LP

The Labour Party, LP, has confirmed the arrest of its national chairman, Barrister Julius Abure and the state chairman of the party, Mr Kelly Ogbaloi, by a combined team of police officers and operatives of the Department of State Security Services, DSS. Abure was forcefully arrested by security operatives on Wednesday in Benin City, the Edo State capital. A video ...

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Edo Guber: Tension as LP Chairman, Abure arrested in Edo

Less than 48 hours to the conduct of the Labour Party (LP) governorship primary election in Edo State slated for Friday, the embattled National Chairman of the party, Barr. Julius Abure, has been arrested by a team of stern-looking armed policemen in Benin City, the state capital, on Wednesday. His arrest came after Tuesday’s vote of confidence passed on him ...

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Edo Poll: Tinubu not bothered about zoning- Oshiomhole

Former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday said that President Bola Tinubu has affirmed that he is committed only to free and fair primaries not based on zoning. Oshiomhole also kicked against the contentious zoning of the governorship slot in Edo State and queried the All Progressives Congress, APC, on its insistence in zoning in the state ...

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Nigerians should give Tinubu more time- Gowon

General Yakubu Gowon has urged Nigerians to give more time to the administration of President Bola Tinubu towards resolving the various challenges confronting the country. He added that it was too early in the life of the administration to begin to resolve all the inherited crises in different sectors. Gowon said this after a meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential ...

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Akeredolu’s remains arrive Ondo ahead of funeral rites

The remains of former Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has arrived in the state ahead of his funeral rites and burial. Akeredolu died in December 2023 in Germany after battling with prostrate cancer. The funeral rites of the late Akeredolu kicked off with the Ajabue traditional rite in his hometown of Owo, headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area ...

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APC chieftain warns against politicizing insecurity in Benue

Benue State’s National Assembly Caucus, led by Senate Minority Leader, Senator Abba Moro, has faced criticism for its recent remarks concerning the security situation in the state. Lawmakers  from Benue State in the National Assembly, had last week urged both the federal and the state governments, along with security agencies, to fulfill their responsibilities in safeguarding the lives and property ...

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