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    APC: No anointed candidate for Edo governorship

APC: No anointed candidate for Edo governorship

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party does not have an anointed candidate for the 2016 Edo governorship election. According to a statement issued by Edegbe Odemwingie, APC assistant director of publicity, Oyegun made the disclosure on Wednesday at a meeting with APC governorship aspirants for the Edo governorship seat at the party's headquarters in [...]

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    Oshiomhole scraps customary court of appeal

Oshiomhole scraps customary court of appeal

The Edo state government on Tuesday repealed the act establishing the customary court of appeal in the state. Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state, who signed the ammendment bill into law, said that the customary court of appeal had ceased to exist in Edo. He said with the development, the judges in the court were automatically transferred to the state high court, [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Igbenedion and his father ‘ought to be in prison’

Oshiomhole: Igbenedion and his father ‘ought to be in prison’

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has accused Lucky Igbenedion, one of his predecessors, of conniving with his father, a prominent businessman, to loot the resources of the state. Addressing students of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, who paid him a solidarity visit at the Edo state government house on Wednesday, Oshiomhole said Igbenedion, who governed the state between 1999 and [...]

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    Oshiomhole fires 4 commissioners

Oshiomhole fires 4 commissioners

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has relived four of his commissioners of their appointments. Kassim Afegbua, special adviser to the governor on media and public affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. Afegbua said the decision "is in line with government's commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance". Those affected by the exercise are: Lucky James, ministry of local [...]

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BudgIT use tracka in monitoring Edo state projects

BudgIT, a platform for participatory governance, in collaboration with Omidyar Network has launched a project, using tracka, for the proper monitoring of Edo State capital projects. The projects as listed in the 2015 appropriation bill for the state would be religiously followed to enhance transparency in the implementation of capital projects, BudgIT has revealed. “Considering the challenge of transparency in the country, [...]

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    Gbemisola Saraki, Osunbor defect from PDP to APC

Gbemisola Saraki, Osunbor defect from PDP to APC

Top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party after its loss at the parliamentary and presidential election of March 28; and on Tuesday, it was the turn of Osarhiemen Osunbor, who was the governor of Edo state between May 2007 and November 2008, and Gbemisola Saraki (pictured left), a gubernatorial aspirant in Kwara and one-time senator to [...]

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    Edo PDP ward chairman, executives defect to APC

Edo PDP ward chairman, executives defect to APC

The chairman and 11 members of the executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukpato Ward, Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo state. Receiving the PDP decampees at the government house, Adam oshiomhole, governor of the state, said the exit of the executives had further decimated the PDP in the state. "Your [...]

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    Amaechi’s younger brother ‘violently attacked’

Amaechi’s younger brother ‘violently attacked’

Chidi Amaechi, younger brother of the governor of Rivers state and director-general of APC presidential campaign, is lying critically ill in the hospital after a violent attack in the early hours of Wednesday. Assailants were said to have invaded the hostel of the younger Amaechi, who is a student of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state. The intruders allegedly inflicted him with life-threatening [...]

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    Auchi teachers protest non-payment of January salary

Auchi teachers protest non-payment of January salary

Primary school teachers in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo, have protested alleged foul play between the state government and Afeamai Microfinance Bank, resulting in delay in payment of their January salaries. On behalf of the teachers, who stormed the bank where they receive their salaries in hundreds, Ogah Eromosele  accused the bank of withholding their salaries while other teachers in [...]

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    How failure to pay bills landed cancer patient’s son in cell

How failure to pay bills landed cancer patient’s son in cell

While different families across the world enjoyed Christmas in the comfort of their homes or used it as an occasion to reunite with their loved-ones, Esosa Ukponayusi had his in a cell in Benin City, as the whereabouts of his mother was unknown. A repeat of such Christmas for the Ukponayusis would be akin to hell. Esosa’s mother, Enoyin, is a widow [...]

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    Edo lawmakers protest detention of principal officers by EFCC

Edo lawmakers protest detention of principal officers by EFCC

The detention of three members of the Edo state house of assembly by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has aggravated the political tension in the state. On Thursday, APC lawmakers in the state had confirmed that Uyi Igbe, the speaker; Philip Shaibu, the majority leader; and Folly Ogedengbe, the chief whip, were arrested and detained by the EFCC in Abuja [...]

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    IN PHOTOS: Edo ‘PDP thugs’ on the rampage

IN PHOTOS: Edo ‘PDP thugs’ on the rampage

Thugs suspected to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state have attacked the state's legislative quarters and wreaked havoc, according to an email from Peter Okhiria, chief press secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole. He said 36 cars and seven houses were vandalised as the thugs shot sporadically "for several hours without restraint". The latest trouble started on Friday when President Goodluck Jonathan went [...]

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    PDP, APC Edo lawmakers hold separate sittings

PDP, APC Edo lawmakers hold separate sittings

The crisis in the Edo state house of assembly has taken a new turn, as the lawmakers have been holding sittings at different venues. The lawmakers who have been torn apart along party lines, resumed hostilities at the expiration of their five-week recess, holding sittings at two separate venues. While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction met at the complex of [...]

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    Metuh, PDP are frustrated, says Oshiomhole’s aide

Metuh, PDP are frustrated, says Oshiomhole’s aide

The Edo State government has described spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh’s as a man whose utterances are a mere exposure of his frustration and that of his party, having failed in their desperate attempt to unleash violence in the state. On Sunday, Metuh accused Oshiomhole of instigating violence in the state for selfish reasons, because he and his party, the All [...]

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    PDP: Oshiomhole instigating violence in Edo

PDP: Oshiomhole instigating violence in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, of instigating violence in the state for self-serving reasons. In a statement released on Sunday, spokesman of the party, Olisa Metuh, said the governor was stirring up political crisis in the state to prevent an official investigation into findings that he has been squandering the state’s resources, including huge [...]

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Oshiomhole’s aides dump APC for PDP

Two senior aides to the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole — Mr. Osama Erediawa and Mr Gaskin Eke — have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Until their defection, Erediawa was the executive director, office of the governor, while Eke was the senior special assistant to the governor on inter-party relations. Erediawa told newsmen in Benin that he chose the PDP to [...]

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