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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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    Thugs attack Obaseki, Akiolu at Oshiomhole’s house

Thugs attack Obaseki, Akiolu at Oshiomhole’s house

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, and Rilwan Akiolu,  Oba of Lagos, and Aderemi Makanjuola, chancellor of Edo state university, were attacked on Saturday at the residence of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).According to a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, special assistant on media to the governor, they all escaped unhurt.The governor and the other [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap appeal court judge in Benin, kill police orderly

Gunmen kidnap appeal court judge in Benin, kill police orderly

Chioma Nwosu, a judge with the Benin division of the appeal court, has been kidnapped by gunmen.A. I. Momoh, the police orderly accompanying the judge, was killed by the gunmen before they took Nwosu away in their car.The judge was said to have been trailed from Ramat Park end of the Benin-Agbor road before her vehicle was intercepted around Christ [...]

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    Seven killed in accident involving Obaseki’s convoy

Seven killed in accident involving Obaseki’s convoy

At least seven persons were killed in an accident involving the convoy of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on Saturday.The accident took place near Ehor village along the Benin-Ekpoma highway.An Audi 80 car conveying the deceased victims - five adults and two children - had a head-on collision with a Toyota Hilux van where protocol officers of the Edo [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Obaseki fired the only commissioner I nominated

Oshiomhole: Obaseki fired the only commissioner I nominated

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, removed the only commissioner he nominated into his cabinet.In an interview with Channels Television, Oshiomhole said the governor took the action after a reconciliatory meeting between him and his successor.He said four other governors attended the meeting.The duo have been in the news [...]

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    Gunmen abduct CMD of Edo hospital, kill police guards

Gunmen abduct CMD of Edo hospital, kill police guards

Gunmen have abducted Sylvanus Okogbeni, chief medical director (CMD) of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Edo killing two policemen attached to him.The incident happened at Ramat Park, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state on Monday while the CMD was returning to Benin, the state capital.Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesman of the Edo police command, confirmed the killing of two officers attached [...]

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    Don’t issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly, court tells Obaseki

Don’t issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly, court tells Obaseki

A federal high court in Port Harcourt has directed Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, not to issue a fresh proclamation letter to the state house of assembly.On Tuesday, the senate had given the governor a week ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.In reaction, Obaseki said he would not obey the [...]

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    Clark: Senate’s order for fresh proclamation in Edo is unconstitutional

Clark: Senate’s order for fresh proclamation in Edo is unconstitutional

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, says it is wrong for the senate to have ordered Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.According to Clark, the power to make a proclamation of the commencement of the state house of assembly rests exclusively with the governor.The senate had given a week ultimatum [...]

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    Edo assembly files suit to stop takeover by national assembly

Edo assembly files suit to stop takeover by national assembly

The Edo state house of assembly has filed a suit to stop the national assembly from taking over its legislative activities.The suit was filed at the federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday.The house of representatives had asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to shut the state assembly following the crisis that ensued after the inauguration of some lawmakers under [...]

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