Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "Edo State"

    VIDEO: Court summons Oshiomhole over alleged corruption

VIDEO: Court summons Oshiomhole over alleged corruption

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of  the All  Progressives Congress (APC), has been summoned by a federal high court in Abuja to answer questions over alleged corrupt practices he carried out while he was governor of Edo.Osadolor Ochei, a bishop, had filed against the former governor.The court has fixed October 23, 2018, for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and  [...]

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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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    Obaseki bans grazing in Edo communities

Obaseki bans grazing in Edo communities

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has placed a  90-day ban on grazing in Odighi, and Odiguetue communities in Ovia north-east local government council of the state.He made this announcement at a meeting with members of Odighi, Owan and Odigwuetue communities at the palace of the Enogie of Odighi community on Sunday.Obaseki said the ban became necessary to stop further killings as the duty [...]

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    Bandits seal 89-year-old victim’s mouth with super glue

Bandits seal 89-year-old victim’s mouth with super glue

Two individuals have been arrested by the Edo police command for robbing Imasogbonre Enahoro, an 89-year-old woman whose mouth they sealed with super glue.Enahoro and Marylyn Ajibola, her daughter whose mouth was also sealed, were robbed of valuables including a Toyota Camry at their residence in Igueben village near Benin.The suspects are said to have sealed their mouths so they [...]

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    Edo accuses BUA of spreading falsehood

Edo accuses BUA of spreading falsehood

The Edo state government says BUA International Limited has contradicted itself with regards to the situation at Obu mine site in the Okpella area of the state.On Wednesday, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, ordered the arrest of two employees of BUA over alleged violation of a 'stop work order'.The order was given following the dispute between Dangote Group and BUA. [...]

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    PDP and the politics of disinformation

PDP and the politics of disinformation

BY CHRIS AZEBAMWANEvery responsive government encourages a vibrant and robust opposition to ensure it has a feedback channel outside of its own circle. This provides the government with a platform for peer review and assessment of the effectiveness of its policies and programs.The APC government of Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo state prides itself on running an open administration where [...]

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    Supreme court upholds Obaseki’s election

Supreme court upholds Obaseki’s election

The supreme court has upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo state.A seven-man panel of judges led by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, gave this judgment on Monday.However, it said it would give reasons for its decision on July 24.The court dismissed an appeal filed by Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Obaseki promises free education for all deported Edo indigenes

Obaseki promises free education for all deported Edo indigenes

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has promised free education for indigenes of the state deported as victims of human trafficking from Italy, Libya, and other parts of the world.This was disclosed by Julie Okah Donli, the director general of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show.When asked [...]

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    Appeal court upholds election of Edo governor

Appeal court upholds election of Edo governor

The court of appeal sitting in Benin, Edo, on Friday, validated the election of Godwin Obaseki as governor of the state.Ize Iyamu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the September 2016 governorship election, had challenged Obaseki's victory at the polls.Ruling on the matter, Monica Dongba-Mensen, president of the panel, said that the appeal lacked merit because the election could [...]

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    US-based Nigerian to establish $2bn refinery in Edo

US-based Nigerian to establish $2bn refinery in Edo

Charles Ihaza, US-based businessman, has acquired about 453.9 hectares of land to establish a modular refinery in Eghudu, Ovia north-east local government area of Edo state.According to NAN, Ihaza while speaking at a forum organised on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed refinery in Benin, said that the project would cost over $2 billion.He said that they would construct [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Obaseki’s election as Edo governor

Tribunal upholds Obaseki’s election as Edo governor

The Edo election petition tribunal on Friday upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state.Delivering the judgment, the three-member tribunal led by justice Ahmed Badamasi dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as lacking in merit.Badamasi held that the petitioners failed in [...]

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    OBITUARY: Ogbemudia, the governor who spent only three nights in govt house

OBITUARY: Ogbemudia, the governor who spent only three nights in govt house

His mother had many children but she lost quite a number of them, so when he was born, he was named Ogbemudia, which means "this one has come to stay".When he wanted to join the army, his mother wept all night long up until the moment she bade him farewell. She didn't want the child who had "stayed" till adulthood [...]

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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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    Edo suspends tradition ruler for ‘assaulting’ a woman

Edo suspends tradition ruler for ‘assaulting’ a woman

The Edo state government says it has handed a seven-day suspension to Anselm Aidenojie, the Onojie of Uromi, over an alleged assault to one Betty Okoebor.The assault was said to have occurred on September 28.In a letter dated October 26, Julius Ihonvbere, secretary to the state government, said the traditional ruler's refusal to reply a query on the matter showed [...]

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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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    Fayose: APC postponed Edo election to perfect its rigging plans

Fayose: APC postponed Edo election to perfect its rigging plans

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo won the governorship election because it used the security agencies to force a postponement to perfect plans for rigging the electoral process.Fayose, speaking through Lere Olayinka, his media aide on Monday, said the APC conspired with the Independent Electoral National Commission (INEC) to impose Godwin Obaseki on the [...]

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