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    Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decision of the national working committee (NWC) to adopt direct primary for electing the party's candidate for the 2020 governorship election. At a meeting in Abuja on Friday, the NWC led by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, agreed on the mode for the primary. Direct [...]

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    APC crisis: What happened in Zamfara can’t repeat itself in Edo, says deputy gov

APC crisis: What happened in Zamfara can’t repeat itself in Edo, says deputy gov

Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) crisis that led to the party's loss in Zamfara state would not repeat itself in his state. The APC had lost all its votes in the 2019 governorship elections after a five-man panel of the supreme court led by Tanko Muhammad, the chief Justice of Nigeria, declared that [...]

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    Policeman shot dead while enforcing curfew

Policeman shot dead while enforcing curfew

Suspected hoodlums on Friday attacked policemen attached to Auchi division of the Edo state police command, killing an officer enforcing the curfew imposed by the federal government. Chidi Nwabuzor, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Edo, confirmed the incident to NAN in Benin, the state capital, on Saturday. Nwabuzor said a "serious manhunt" had been launched to arrest the attackers. He said [...]

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    ’32 ventilators, six dialysis machines’ — Edo explains how N1bn was spent on COVID-19

’32 ventilators, six dialysis machines’ — Edo explains how N1bn was spent on COVID-19

Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo state, has given a break down of how the state spent over N1 billion in its response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Shaibu, who also serves as the chairman of the state's COVID-19 response technical committee, said the money was spent on medical equipment, isolation centres, PPEs, and palliatives. On April 19, Godwin Obaseki, [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Edo commissioner, kill police orderly

Gunmen kidnap Edo commissioner, kill police orderly

Suspected gunmen have kidnapped Emmanuel Agbale, commissioner for science and technology, in Edo state. The Edo police command confirmed the abduction on Saturday. Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s public relations officer, said Agbale was abducted by yet-to-be-identified kidnappers on Friday evening by Ogbemudia farm, along the Benin-Auchi road in the Ehor divisional jurisdiction. He was said to have been travelling from Benin to Ekpoma when the [...]

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    COVID-19: Edo suspends revenue collection from transporters

COVID-19: Edo suspends revenue collection from transporters

The Edo state government has suspended all forms of revenue collection from transporters for the month of April "to cushion the economic effect of the coronavirus". In a statement on Thursday, Osarodin Ogie, secretary to the state government, said the move will enable transporters comply with the government’s social distancing guideline which is aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. He added that [...]

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    Edo speaker tests positive for coronavirus

Edo speaker tests positive for coronavirus

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    Edo govt demolishes Oshiomhole’s ally’s hotel

Edo govt demolishes Oshiomhole’s ally’s hotel

The Edo state government has demolished T. Latifah Hotel and Suites, a hotel belonging to Tony Kabaka Adun, an associate of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Adun whose company collected taxes on behalf of the government when Oshiomhole was governor of the state was sacked when Godwin Obaseki assumed office. The demolition of the hotel, located at [...]

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    ‘Armed thugs’ break into Edo deputy governor’s house

‘Armed thugs’ break into Edo deputy governor’s house

Suspected thugs have attacked the family house of Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state. The suspects reportedly invaded the house located in Jattu-Uzairue, Etsako west local government area, on Saturday. They were said to have scaled the fence into the compound. A patrol team from the Edo state police command, however, responded to a distress call from the family members of [...]

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    Oshiomhole rejected Obaseki’s Christmas gift, says aide

Oshiomhole rejected Obaseki’s Christmas gift, says aide

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), rejected the Christmas gift that Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, sent to him, according to Crusoe Osaige, spokesman of the governor. Osaige said this in a statement on Wednesday. The aide said what was sent to Oshiomhole includes four cows and 10 bags of rice. He said the governor put their [...]

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    ICYMI: Gunmen kill OAU prof in Edo

ICYMI: Gunmen kill OAU prof in Edo

Jerome Elusiyan, a paediatrics professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been killed by gunmen. Elusiyan, who was the chairman of the medical advisory council of the OAU Teaching Hospital Complex, was shot dead along Benin-Ekpoma expressway in Edo, on Friday. The late professor was said to be heading back home from Ambrose Ali University in Ekpoma where he went to supervise [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I didn’t attend Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally because IGP wanted to set me up

Oshiomhole: I didn’t attend Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally because IGP wanted to set me up

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, of planning to set him up. He made the allegation while explaining his absence at the defection rally of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 election in Edo state. Ize-Iyamu had announced his membership of the ruling party [...]

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    Ize-Iyamu dares Obaseki, holds defection rally at his residence

Ize-Iyamu dares Obaseki, holds defection rally at his residence

Despite the ban on political rallies by the government of Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 election, held a defection rally at his Benin residence on Friday. Citing the high level of tension in the state, the administration of Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, directed that political rallies should be put on hold. In [...]

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    After IGP’s order, Edo bans political rallies

After IGP’s order, Edo bans political rallies

The Edo government has placed a ban on all political rallies in the state. Osarodion Ogie, secretary to the state government, said this in a statement on Friday. The development is coming hours after Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), arrived in Benin and insisted that a rally would be held to welcome Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the [...]

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    EXTRA: Edo APC suspends Oshiomhole

EXTRA: Edo APC suspends Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has suspended Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party. Anselm Ojezua, chairman of APC in the state, said this is as a result of the role of Oshiomhole in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. He also said a vote of no confidence was passed on Oshiomhole by the chairmen [...]

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    Oshiomhole blames Edo dep gov for attack on Obaseki

Oshiomhole blames Edo dep gov for attack on Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blamed Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state, for the attack on Godwin Obaseki, the governor, and Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos. The incident occurred at Oshiomhole's country home in Iyamho, Edo, on Saturday. Obaseki, Akiolu and Aderemi Makanjuola, chancellor of Edo State University, had attended the maiden convocation ceremony of [...]

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