Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag "Edo"

    He was killed shortly after returning from Edo, says wife of Nigerian who died in Malaysian custody

He was killed shortly after returning from Edo, says wife of Nigerian who died in Malaysian custody

Blessing, wife of Thomas Ewansiha, a Nigerian student who died in custody of Malaysian immigration authorities, has alleged that her husband was murdered.Ewansiha, 34-year-old doctoral student of management at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor and father of two, was arrested by the immigration officials during a raid on foreigners on July 4.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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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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    Oshiomhole: It’s shameful that Obaseki can’t follow Buhari’s example

Oshiomhole: It’s shameful that Obaseki can’t follow Buhari’s example

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says he expects Godwin Obaski, governor of Edo state, to follow the examples of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with state house correspondents during the weekend, the APC chairman accused Obaseki of violating the constitution regarding the inauguration of nine members of the Edo house of assembly.Although he did not mention [...]

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    We reject PDP’s brand of democracy, says APC on legislative crisis in Edo, Bauchi

We reject PDP’s brand of democracy, says APC on legislative crisis in Edo, Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the inauguration of the state assemblies in Edo and Bauchi.In a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary, the party described the inauguration as "a joke and embarrassment" to democracy.Nine Edo lawmakers said to be loyal to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, had edged out their colleagues by taking oath of office “secretly”, while in Bauchi, [...]

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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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    Owie, ADP senatorial candidate, constitutes campaign team

Owie, ADP senatorial candidate, constitutes campaign team

Ese Owie, candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for Edo south senatorial district, has constituted his campaign team ahead of the 2019 polls.The campaign is christened 'Team Impact 2019'.Speaking with journalists in Edo state at the weekend, Christopher Ojeikere, publicity secretary of the ADP in Edo, named Izedonmwen Oshodin as leader of the campaign.Ojeikere said Oshodin played key roles [...]

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    Edo deputy speaker impeached

Edo deputy speaker impeached

The Edo state house of assembly has impeached Victor Edoror, the deputy speaker.Edoror was impeached on Monday over alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and act capable of destabilising the house, after which he was suspended for three months.Foly Ogedengbe, member representing Owan east, and Ganiyu Audu, from Etsako west 1 constituencies were also suspended for "unruly behaviour".Iyoha Osaigbovo, chief whip, [...]

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    Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

The Operation Delta Safe operation of the Nigerian army has confirmed the killing of a soldier by yet to be identified persons at Ajakurama community, Ovia south-west local government area of Edo.Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesperson of the operation, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN in Benin on Sunday.Abdullahi, who said the name and rank of the soldier cannot be [...]

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    Late Ize-Iyamu ‘will be remembered as a bridge builder’

Late Ize-Iyamu ‘will be remembered as a bridge builder’

Ese Owie, Edo south senatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), has mourned the death of Osato Ize-Iyamu, an aide to Adams Oshiomhole when he was Edo governor.In a statement on Sunday, Owie said Ize-Iyamu will be remembered as a great leader who treated everyone with great respect.He described him as a “fine gentleman” whose life epitomised the "core principles [...]

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    30,000 displaced as flood sacks 35 communities in Edo

30,000 displaced as flood sacks 35 communities in Edo

Not less than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako central local government areas of Edo have been sacked by flood.The flood which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas.According to NAN, areas mostly affected by the flood are Udaba, Anegbette, Usomegbe, Uduchiz, among others, all in Etsako central local government.Similarly, [...]

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    Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Open letter to governor Godwin Obaseki

Your Excellency,I chose this medium of an open letter to reach out to you because of the existential danger presently confronting the peoples of Edo State. It is no longer news that Nigeria has become an open killing field stalked by so-called Fulani ‘herdsmen’, a roving band of terrorists acknowledged by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth most dangerous [...]

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    SHOCKER: UK nurse convicted of sex trafficking was an Edo assembly aspirant — who campaigned on women’s rights

SHOCKER: UK nurse convicted of sex trafficking was an Edo assembly aspirant — who campaigned on women’s rights

Josephine Iyamu, a nurse of Nigerian descent convicted of sex trafficking in the UK, vied to represent the interest of the women of Edo state in 2015.A British court found Iyamu, also known as Mama Sandra, guilty of trafficking five women to Germany for prostitution.Efe Ali-Imaghodor, her husband, was acquitted of doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice.A video [...]

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    Edo to commence biometric capture of resident herders

Edo to commence biometric capture of resident herders

The Edo government has announced plans to commence the biometric capture of cattle herders resident in the state, in a bid to end attacks on farming communities.Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, announced the plan on Friday during a parley with the national leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and heads of security agencies."As a member of [...]

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    SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa…  electoral officials collecting N500

SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa… electoral officials collecting N500

Inside the classroom block located at the far end of the school, there are about 200 persons seated, waiting to register as voters. There are also officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and local security operatives hovering around the prospective voters like a swarm of bees. The school is Central Pilot Primary School, Karu in Nasarawa state, one [...]

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    How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

How CNN undercover reporter tricked human traffickers in Edo

CNN has published a report of how Nima Elbagir, one of its correspondents, went undercover in order to have a first-hand experience of migrants who risk their lives to Europe through the desert.The report titled, ‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’, gives a chilling account of the activities of human traffickers in Edo state.The reporter started the journey from Edo to Kano [...]

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    NSCDC arrests ‘Boko Haram member’ in Edo

NSCDC arrests ‘Boko Haram member’ in Edo

The Edo command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested one Sani, a self-confessed Boko Haram suspect.Makinde Ayinla, NSCDC commandant in the state, said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Saturday within the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).“Our men deployed to guard the premises of the NTA arrested suspect after he [...]

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