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Tag Archives: Edo

DSS descends on Obaseki’s ex-HoS, seals his residence, arrests his aides

About 25 stern looking men of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Edo State on Sunday evening sealed the personal residence of the ex-Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Taiwo Akerele, who resigned on Saturday. The DSS operatives also arrested Akerele’s Personal Assistant, Jaspa Olowojoba, his other staff and security man. It was gathered those arrested from the ...

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Edo 2020: I will abide by outcome of APC’s primaries- Ize-Iyamu

As  Edo governorship election draws near, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in the state, has promised to obey the party’s decision on the process of the party primary. In a statement released by his campaign organisation on Thursday in Benin, he reiterated his resolve to offer full support to whoever emerged winner of the primary. ...

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Obaseki’s govt using COVID-19 pandemic to loot Edo State treasury

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter, has tackled Governor Godwin Obaseki on his disclosure that his administration has spent over N1 billion to curb COVID-19 in the state. Expressing its displeasure on Monday in Benin, in a press statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, PDP asked Obaseki and other officials of his government to be more transparent, ...

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Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu sets, inaugurates campaign team

The governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu Iyamu, has inaugurated his campaign team. He has named 13 directors into his campaign organisation. The names are: Hon. Charity Amanyaevbo, Director of Mobilization; Hon. Kehinde Garrick, Director of Special Duties; Mr. Gideon Obhakhan, Director of Research; Hon. Almed Momoh, Director of Welfare; Also on the ...

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Guber Poll: Tension heightens in Edo as politicians prepare for primaries

All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Edo State are strategising ahead of the September 19 election. Tension is heightening in Edo State as politicians are prepare for primaries and the September 19 this year’s governorship poll, The Nation reports. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the dominant ...

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New PDP Chairman emerges in Edo State

Former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Aziegbemi, has emerged chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo. The new chairman got 817 votes while Imoisil polled 488 votes‎. Aziegbemi floored his closest rival, Felix Imoisil, during the state congress, which was rounded off on Sunday. The new state Secretary, Hillary Osu, polled 729 votes to defeat Omololu ...

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Edo Guber: Gov Obaseki, aspirant engage in a war of words

Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, have trade words over APC primaries that is coming up. Ogiemwonyi had in a press statement said the alleged suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has made the Edo APC more united and would not lose focus in the quest to unseat Governor ...

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Guber polls: INEC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed date for party primaries for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections. The Edo and Ondo gubernatorial polls are slated for September 19 and October 10 respectively. The party primaries for Edo state will hold from 2nd to 27th June, while that of Ondo State will hold from 2nd to 25th July. INEC ...

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Edo 2020: Nigerian politicians should not be desperate for power- EU

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria Ketil Karlsen has advised politicians to show restraint when seeking for power. Karlsen spoke on Thursday in Benin when he visited Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dan Orbih, and other party leaders. He appealed for peace in the governorship election, saying the EU was meeting with other parties on the same message. The ...

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Guber Poll: APC is dead in Edo if Obaseki is denied ticket, says ex-Commissioner

Ex-Edo State Commissioner for Information Charles Idahoda has appealed to All Progressives Congress (APC) members to sheathe their swords as they prepare for governorship election. He said the poll will determine the future of the ruling party in the Southdouth. No fewer than 18 party chairmen under the aegies of the Edo APC Local Government Chairmen’s Forum have Idahosa as ...

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