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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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    Edo APC chairman: House of reps has compounded the crisis in our state

Edo APC chairman: House of reps has compounded the crisis in our state

Anselm Ojezua, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, says the state is not a colony of Abuja. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Ojezua said what is happening in the state assembly does not amount to crisis because the assembly is still functioning despite the "leadership issue". He said the party is taking steps to reconcile members and resolve the [...]

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    ‘Stop disgracing APC’ — Oyegun taunts Oshiomhole

‘Stop disgracing APC’ — Oyegun taunts Oshiomhole

John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Adams Oshiomhole, his successor, to desist from interfering in the administration of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. Odigie-Oyegun gave the advice in a statement signed by Ray Murphy, his public affairs adviser, on Sunday. He appealed to Oshiomhole to stop disgracing the ruling party, saying Obaseki should be [...]

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    Obaseki: Oshiomhole taught me to fight godfathers

Obaseki: Oshiomhole taught me to fight godfathers

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), taught him to fight godfathers.  According to Obaseki, Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, started the crusade of fighting Edo godfathers in 2006. The governor said he would uphold the legacy as it has favoured the people of the state. He spoke while receiving the [...]

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    I’ll probe Oshiomhole’s contracts, says Obaseki as rift with APC chairman deepens

I’ll probe Oshiomhole’s contracts, says Obaseki as rift with APC chairman deepens

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says he will probe contracts for construction of structures and supply of equipment to Benin Central Hospital. The contracts were executed by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole, Obaseki's predecessor, who is currently national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement which Crusoe Osage, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Obaseki said the action was [...]

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    APC suspends Edo lawmaker-elect for alleged misconduct

APC suspends Edo lawmaker-elect for alleged misconduct

Chris Okaeben, lawmaker-elect for Oredo west constituency in the Edo state house of assembly, has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oredo local government area. The suspension was announced on Friday at an enlarged meeting of APC members in the local government area. The lawmaker is one of the members-elect that are insisting that the inauguration of the 7th [...]

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    Oyegun: Oshiomhole is Obaseki’s biggest distraction

Oyegun: Oshiomhole is Obaseki’s biggest distraction

John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Adams Oshiomhole, his successor, is the biggest distraction to the administration of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo. Odigie-Oyegun was reacting to the crisis rocking the Edo state house of assembly. In a statement by Ray Murphy, his special adviser on political affairs, the former national chairman accused Oshiomhole of engaging in [...]

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    Edo crisis worsens as pro-Obaseki lawmakers are ‘secretly’ inaugurated

Edo crisis worsens as pro-Obaseki lawmakers are ‘secretly’ inaugurated

Nine Edo house of assembly lawmakers said to be loyal to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, edged out their colleagues on Monday night by taking oath of office "secretly". They were sworn in shortly after 15 others protested the delay in inaugurating the assembly, blaming it on an attempt by the governor to impose his loyalists as presiding officers. Led by Julius Osifo, a [...]

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    Obaseki: Era of sharing money to greedy politicians over

Obaseki: Era of sharing money to greedy politicians over

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says the era for sharing public funds to “a few greedy politicians” in the state was over. Obaseki was speaking on Tuesday when he received Muslim faithful at the government house to celebrate the end of Ramadan. The governor said public funds at the disposal of the state will be used for the benefit of the people and development [...]

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    Police ban vehicles with covered number plates in Edo

Police ban vehicles with covered number plates in Edo

The Edo state police command, on Friday, announced the ban on use of unregistered vehicles and covered vehicle number plates in the state. Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s public relations officer, (PRO), announced the order in a statement in Benin. According to Nwabuzor, the command observed with dismay that individuals were operating with unregistered vehicles, covered number plates, tinted glasses (factory fitted) and defaced number [...]

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    Airtel launches 4G in Edo

Airtel launches 4G in Edo

Airtel Nigeria has deployed its 4G services in Edo state in a bid to "modernise its network infrastructure across the country". In a statement on Friday announcing the launch, Oladapo Dosunmu, regional operations director, Airtel Nigeria, said the upgrade will empower individuals and transform businesses through technology, leading to economic growth in the state. “With this launch, we will power people, businesses [...]

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    Police arrest four suspected Boko Haram members in Edo

Police arrest four suspected Boko Haram members in Edo

The Edo state police command says it has arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram who escaped into the state after perpetrating "heinous crimes in neighbouring Kogi state". Mohammed DanMallam, the commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday. DanMallam said the suspects were nabbed on a tip-off in their hide-out in Afuze, Edo north [...]

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    Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

The Benin branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has barred its members from handling cases of kidnapping and armed robbery. According to NAN, the branch disclosed this in a communiqué signed by Collins Ogiegbaen and Pius Oiwoh, its chairman and secretary respectively, on Thursday. The association said it was withdrawing its services from all suspects whose offences are related to kidnapping [...]

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    Gunmen raid Edo police station, kill DPO, pregnant officer

Gunmen raid Edo police station, kill DPO, pregnant officer

Gunmen have attacked the divisional police command at Afuze, headquarters of the Owan-East local government area of Edo, killing the divisional police officer (DPO) and three other officers on duty. The hoodlums also attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the town, and destroyed electoral materials and burning down a police van in the compound. The officers killed [...]

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    Edo traditional rulers raise the alarm on stockpiling of arms for elections

Edo traditional rulers raise the alarm on stockpiling of arms for elections

Traditional rulers in Edo on Monday warned politicians in the state against arming thugs to cause mayhem during the forthcoming general election. The monarchs said they were aware of ongoing recruitment of youths as thugs, plans for vote buying and procurement of weapons by some politicians ahead of the elections. Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, who spoke on behalf of the [...]

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    NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched an investigation into an outbreak of the yellow fever virus in Edo state. According to a statement signed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer, NCDC, the centre is collaborating with the Edo state epidemiology team, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to carry out [...]

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