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    Obaseki’s aide: APC aspirant for Edo guber election can’t emerge in Abuja

Obaseki’s aide: APC aspirant for Edo guber election can’t emerge in Abuja

The Edo state government says it is illegal for the Adams Oshiomhole faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to settle for a candidate for the governorship election. Ize-Iyamu, then candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), vied against Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, in 2016. But he defected to the APC in December. Oshiomhole is reportedly backing him for the [...]

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    Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decision of the national working committee (NWC) to adopt direct primary for electing the party's candidate for the 2020 governorship election. At a meeting in Abuja on Friday, the NWC led by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, agreed on the mode for the primary. Direct [...]

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    Oyegun: Buhari has endorsed Obaseki, Akeredolu for second term

Oyegun: Buhari has endorsed Obaseki, Akeredolu for second term

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Rotimi Akeredolu and Godwin Obaseki for second term. Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, and his Edo counterpart, Obaseki, are currently on their first term in office and have indicated interest to vie for second term. INEC has fixed the Edo and Ondo elections for September 19, [...]

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    Nursing mother who tested positive for COVID-19 declared wanted

Nursing mother who tested positive for COVID-19 declared wanted

The Edo state government has declared one Amara Okoro, a nursing mother, wanted after she tested positive for COVID-19 and became unreachable. Speaking on Thursday during a press briefing in Benin City, the state capital, Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, said Okoro’s baby has already started coughing, and urged those with useful information about her whereabouts to report to the [...]

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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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    Obaseki writes off 50 percent burden of tax defaulters

Obaseki writes off 50 percent burden of tax defaulters

The Edo state government has approved a 50 percent waiver for tax defaulters in the state. In a statement on Sunday, John Mayaki, interim chief press secretary to Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, said the moratorium had its terms and conditions, including that all outstanding tax liabilities up to December 1, 2016 must be paid within 90 days. He said debts [...]

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