Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tag "Adams Oshiomhole"

    Oshiomhole: Magu has a more challenging job than Buhari, Saraki

Oshiomhole: Magu has a more challenging job than Buhari, Saraki

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, has described the job of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as the most challenging in Nigeria.According to the ex-governor, Magu's job is more tasking than those of President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki.Speaking on Monday at the first national anti-corruption stakeholders’ summit at the EFCC Academy in [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Nigerian doctors go abroad for medical checkup… why deny Buhari his right?

Oshiomhole: Nigerian doctors go abroad for medical checkup… why deny Buhari his right?

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, says he can't understand why there's such a "big issue" over President Muhammadu Buhari's foreign trip for medical checkup — when even Nigerian doctors do the same.Oshiomhole said as governor, he used state funds to sponsor medical checkups abroad for "farmers, villagers, politicians, ordinary people, and the media".The former labour leader said rather than spread unnecessary speculation, Nigerians [...]

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    Edo speaker: N200m cannot buy Oshiomhole a house in Lekki

Edo speaker: N200m cannot buy Oshiomhole a house in Lekki

Justin Okonoboh, speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, says the N200 million approved for former governor Adams Oshiomhole cannot buy him a house in Lekki, Victoria Island or Banana Island - the choice residential areas for Nigeria's richest.The Edo state house of assembly had approved the construction of a residential building worth N200 million for Oshiomhole and a [...]

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    Oshiomhole appoints 4 permanent secretaries on last day in office

Oshiomhole appoints 4 permanent secretaries on last day in office

Adams Oshiomhole, outgoing governor of Edo state, has appointed four new permanent secretaries.Peter Okhiria, chief press secretary of the governor, disclosed this in a statement.Oshiomhole will be handing over power to Godwin Obaseki, winner of the September governorship poll, later on Friday.But Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy, will be sworn at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state [...]

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    EXTRA: Benin woman donates goat to Buhari

EXTRA: Benin woman donates goat to Buhari

Grace Egbon an elderly lady in Benin City, capital of Edo state, has donated a goat to President Muhammadu Buhari.The woman said she decided to present the gift to Buhari to show her admiration for “his selfless lifestyle and passion to liberate the masses”.Egbon, who said she had been longing to meet the president, had the opportunity when Buhari  was [...]

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    Buhari: In a country of over 450 ethnic groups, only God can do it

Buhari: In a country of over 450 ethnic groups, only God can do it

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted the challenges of the multiplicity of ethnic groups in the country.Speaking at the inauguration of Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West local government area of the state, Buhari said Nigeria made itself a mono-economy by "throwing away everything for petroleum."Buhari also declared that multiparty system remained the best option in Nigeria’s democracy considering [...]

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    Buhari: Let’s forget 2019 if we can’t conduct election in one state

Buhari: Let’s forget 2019 if we can’t conduct election in one state

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to ensure violence-free elections in Ondo and Rivers states, saying if an election cannot be conducted in one state, “we should forget about 2019.” According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, the president said this while speaking at a state dinner in Benin, the Edo state.Buhari said the forthcoming [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari returns to secondary school

EXTRA: Buhari returns to secondary school

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday shared a classroom with students of Samuel Ogbemudia College in Benin city, Edo state.Buhari, who is on two-day working visit to the state, sat with students shortly after commissioning the school refurbished by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state.Buhari in classThe president had promised  to be committed t quality education in Nigeria.During the [...]

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    Tight security in Benin as Buhari bids Oshiomhole farewell

Tight security in Benin as Buhari bids Oshiomhole farewell

Security has been beefed up in and around Benin, capital of Edo state, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's two-day official visit to the state.The president, who commenced the visit on Monday, is expected to inaugurate a number of projects executed by Adams Oshiomhole, who will be vacating office by November 12.John Odigie, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) led [...]

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    Oshiomhole ‘not interested’ in whether Obaseki betrays him or not

Oshiomhole ‘not interested’ in whether Obaseki betrays him or not

Adams Oshiomhole, governor-elect of Edo state, says Godwin Obaseki, the governor-elect, can only disappoint the state and not him because he is an individual among four million people.Speaking with journalists on Monday at the state house, Oshiomhole said conflict arises only when one refuses to accept that his or her tenure is over.He said one of the reasons he was [...]

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    Oshiomhole: The Ize-Iyamu I know is not worth 50,000 votes

Oshiomhole: The Ize-Iyamu I know is not worth 50,000 votes

Adams Oshiomhole, outgoing governor of Edo state, says Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last week’s governorship election, is not worth 50,000 votes.Ize-Iyamu, who lost the election to Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 253,173 votes, while Obaseki polled 319,483 votes.Speaking while leading a counter-protest after PDP's demonstration on Tuesday that the election was rigged, [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I have accomplished my mission… this is my last battle

Oshiomhole: I have accomplished my mission… this is my last battle

Adams Oshiomhole, outgoing governor of Edo state, says his mission in politics has been accomplished.Speaking on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, Oshiomhole said the September 28 governorship election was his last battle.He said he had come a long way fighting battles, and that struggles had always been a part of his life."My mission has been accomplished. This is [...]

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    Oshiomhole’s legacy will not be insurmountable, says Edo dep gov-elect

Oshiomhole’s legacy will not be insurmountable, says Edo dep gov-elect

Philip Shaibu, deputy governor-elect of Edo state, says the incoming administration will build on the legacy that would be left by Adams Oshiomhole, incumbent governor of the state.Shaibu said this on Saturday in Agenebode during a thank you rally to the people of Etsako West, Etsako Central and Etsako East local government areas of the state.Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the [...]

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    Oshiomhole’s performance the reason Obaseki won, say Dogara, Sylva

Oshiomhole’s performance the reason Obaseki won, say Dogara, Sylva

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa say Godwin Obaseki, the Edo state governor-elect, won the governorship election because of Adam Oshiomhole's performance as governor of the state.In separate statements on Friday, the duo congratulated Obaseki, saying it is the Edo people who are winners of the election."The APC victory in Edo State is [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I’ve always said Ize-Iyamu is not a pastor… he lies effortlessly

Oshiomhole: I’ve always said Ize-Iyamu is not a pastor… he lies effortlessly

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing governorship election, is not a pastor because he "lies effortlessly".Ize-Iyamu, who directed Oshiomhole's successful second-term campaign just four years ago after which the pair fell out, is a pastor.However, Oshiomhole believes his former ally is not worthy of the honour for claiming [...]

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    Obaseki vs Ize-Iyamu: Two Benin sons go head to head for Edo governorship

Obaseki vs Ize-Iyamu: Two Benin sons go head to head for Edo governorship

The Benin kingdom is one of the most respected in Africa. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the ancient city and capital of Edo state plays host to people from different parts of the country.Like other parts of Edo, sons and daughters of Benin have excelled in different fields of human endeavour, and all eyes are on the kingdom as the [...]

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