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Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election
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Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has sent a congratulatory message to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his victory in the Edo state election. Jonathan in a series of tweets on Sunday, September 20, commended the people of Edo and INEC for ensuring a peaceful, credible and transparent election in the state. The former president urged the re-elected governor to govern all people of his state without any partisan bias. He wrote: "I congratulate His Excellency @GovernorObaseki on his re-election as Edo State Governor. I also congratulate @inecnigeria for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo to count."   "Democracy can only be consolidated to promote good governance in our nation and continent when our ...
Ize-Iyamu Asks Obaseki To Return To APC
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Ize-Iyamu Asks Obaseki To Return To APC

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, has asked Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, to return to the APC. Obaseki had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was disqualified from seeking the APC ticket for the September election. Ize-Iyamu, who was candidate of the PDP in the 2016 governorship election, crossed over to the APC in the heat of the misunderstanding between Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the APC. Oshiomhole is believed to be backing Ize-Iyamu. After being declared winner of the APC governorship primary on Monday, Ize-Iyamu said he is willing to work with Obaseki if he would return to the party he “originally belong” to. “By this process we just competed, the p...
Now That Obaseki Is Partyless By Prof. Idemudia Oviosun
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Now That Obaseki Is Partyless By Prof. Idemudia Oviosun

He roams the land, seeking a party, seeking a mandate, seeking support, and aware that his support base tricked him into thinking he was invisible. He is going the way of many legacy-lacking ex-governors before him. He is outgoing Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, and here is an account of the most likely things running through his mind. He is desperate for a second term, has never been loyal, but needs to find a party fast. Having won the 2016 elections as the dark horse of the APC, he quickly shed off his pretence to amiability and revealed himself a fanged, falsely technocratic creature, who had taken advantage of the party’s desire for continuity in its developmental strides, to win the elections. Immediately he found himself in Osadebe Avenue, Obaseki banished party members...
Court Extends Order Stopping Obaseki From Arresting Oshiomhole
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Court Extends Order Stopping Obaseki From Arresting Oshiomhole

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, extended the interim order barring governor Godwin Obaseki from arresting the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole over his alleged indictment by a panel of inquiry. Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered all the parties involved in the matter to stay action till June 29 when the court will hear a motion challenging its jurisdiction to entertain an application Oshiomhole filed for the protection of his fundamental human rights. Other Respondents in the matter are; Edo State government, the Attorney- General and Commissioner of Justice of Edo state, Chairman of the panel of inquiry, Justice J. Oyomire, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Service. It will be recalled that...
APC Crisis: The Whole Thing Is Stranger Than Fiction – FFK Reacts
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APC Crisis: The Whole Thing Is Stranger Than Fiction – FFK Reacts

On the day that Obaseki leaves @OfficialAPCNig, the Court of Appeal declares that Oshiomhole is no longer Nat. Chairman of the party and Sen. Ajimobi the man that has been declared acting Nat. Chairman, ends up in a coma in the hospital. The whole thing is stranger than fiction.The Former Aviation Minister wrote on his Twitter page
Tinubu Rescued Oshiomhole, But Turned His Back On Obaseki
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Tinubu Rescued Oshiomhole, But Turned His Back On Obaseki

The embattled governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki had his moment not too long ago and almost brought down Adam Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives (APC). Mr Obaseki, other APC governors, and some ministers from the South-South had put in all their political might in a plot to remove Mr Oshiomhole before the commencement of the party governorship primaries. And, of course, that appeared to be the safest route for Mr Obaseki to easily pick the APC ticket to run for a second term as Edo governor after a once-promising relationship between him and Mr Oshiomhole became horribly sour. Back home in his Edo State where he had served before as governor, Mr Oshiomhole had been suspended by the local chapters of the APC and thoroughly discredited in the state, obvious...
Edo 2020: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel
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Edo 2020: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel

The Professor Jonathan Ayuba-led Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Edo State Governorship primary election has disqualified the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, as well as Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen. Presenting the report of the committee to the National Working Committee NWC of the party on Friday in Abuja, Prof. Ayuba cited discrepancies in the names and certificates of the governor. For Ogiemwonyi, the committee also cited discrepancies in his names while it disqualified Iduoriyekemwen on the grounds that he instituted a suit against the party without exhausting all mechanisms of settlement in line with the APC Constitution. Speaking on the activities of his committee, Prof. Ayuba said; “We are staking our integrit...
Oshiomhole Flaunts New Look As He Reacts To Obaseki Disqualification
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Oshiomhole Flaunts New Look As He Reacts To Obaseki Disqualification

APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has finally reacted to the disqualification of the current Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki this time in a new look. The Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki was disqualified by the All Progressive Congress APC Screening Committee headed by Pro Jonathan Ayuba for defective Certificate. Mr Obaseki has said that he will not Appeal the outcome of the Screening. Although there are reports that Godwin Obaseki has joined the People Democratic Party PDP. Meanwhile Adams Oshiomhole in a special Media Interview with Channels Television said the decision was subject to appeal. “I can’t comment on it now,” Oshiomhole said. “We are just following our party constitution. We have a screening committee, they turned out a report. And ...
‘I Will Show Him I’m The Governor’: Here Is The Moment Obaseki Warned Oshiomhole
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‘I Will Show Him I’m The Governor’: Here Is The Moment Obaseki Warned Oshiomhole

At a meeting with chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, the governor said anti-party activities carried out either by the suspended National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole or his allies in the EPM would be dealt with. The governor warned Oshiomhole to desist from his provocative activities or he may be forced, as governor, to invoke his powers to deal with him pointing that the national chairman would not condone a fraction of his misdemeanor when he was the governor of the state. The video of the Edo state governor's exact wordings have surfaced online.
Edo state Assembly: Your order can set the state ablaze- SSG tells Senators
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Edo state Assembly: Your order can set the state ablaze- SSG tells Senators

The Edo state government  has warned that the resolutions of the National Assembly on the Edo House of Assembly crisis which was issued today July 30th, could set the state ablaze.   The senate earlier today nullified the June 17th inauguration of the state assembly and ordered governor Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation for another inauguration to take place within the next seven days otherwise it would take over the affairs of the state Assembly.   Reacting to the order from the senate, the state government said the action of the senators is unconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for the Principle of Separation of Powers. In a press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Osarodion Ogie, the state government advised the senate not to a...
Bendel Insurance: Mission Accomplished for Obaseki
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Bendel Insurance: Mission Accomplished for Obaseki

Gov. Obaseki flanked on the left by Deputy Gov Phillip Shaibu, officials and players of Bendel Insurance After gaining promotion to the Nigerian Premier League after 11 years in the lower division, Bendel Insurance will begin life in the topflight on Sunday in Sagamu against Remo Stars. DURO IKHAZUAGBE takes a look at the team’s journey back to the top The excitement generated by the promotion of Bendel Insurance FC back to the top flight of Nigerian club football is still resonating around Edo State and beyond. The faithful of the Benin Arsenal will be in Cloud Nine when their darling team takes on another newly promoted team, Remo Stars, in Sagamu on Match-day 3 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday. It will be the beginning of another era in the history...
Edo Govt Ready To Pay Agreed Minimum Wage, Obaseki Assures
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Edo Govt Ready To Pay Agreed Minimum Wage, Obaseki Assures

…clears 50% inherited LGAs’ salary arrears, as councils receive N2.8bn October allocation The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured workers in the State that his administration will be the first to implement the resolution reached at the emergency meeting between the Federal Government and state governors over the new minimum wage for workers in the country. Obaseki gave the assurance while addressing members of the organised labour who were on a protest march to the Government House, in Benin City on Tuesday, to sensitise the people on the planned labour strike over the Federal Government’s alleged refusal to agree on N30,000 minimum wage for workers across the country. The assurance is coming after Chairman of Edo State Chapter of the Association of Local Governmen...
Obaseki Vows To Sustain Poverty Eradication Policies, As USAID Project Lifts 11,904 Households In Edo
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Obaseki Vows To Sustain Poverty Eradication Policies, As USAID Project Lifts 11,904 Households In Edo

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government, through her people-oriented policies, has ensured that the people lead better lives and are exposed to more opportunities to develop themselves and grow the economy, noting that such poverty reduction policies will continue to receive priority attention in the state. Obaseki Obaseki disclosed this at the end of the Sustainable Mechanism for Improving Livelihood and Household Empowerment (SMILE) project dissemination meeting, held at Government House, Benin City, Edo State. The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, said his administration has resolved “to make poverty history in the state,” adding that “The journey to make poverty history actually started in 2008 and ...
Obaseki Off To UN Meeting With Buhari, To Rally Support For Campaign Against Human Trafficking
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Obaseki Off To UN Meeting With Buhari, To Rally Support For Campaign Against Human Trafficking

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki will join President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of Nigeria’s delegation set to participate at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN73) holding at the UN Headquarters in New York. Obaseki This year’s session, which opened on September 18, is themed “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.” Governor Obaseki is expected to rally global leaders for the state government’s all-out war against human trafficking and irregular migration, which has won the support of development partners and local traditional institutions. The Governor has also enacted the Edo State Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law 2018, which giv...
Obaseki Leads Global Icons To Ekpoma For Ambrose Alli Memorial
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Obaseki Leads Global Icons To Ekpoma For Ambrose Alli Memorial

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, will lead a train of global icons, including business and political leaders, activists, academics, and civil society groups, to Ekpoma, in Edo Central Senatorial district, for the 29th Memorial Day Celebration of former governor of old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta states), Prof. Ambrose Alli. Obaseki In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said that the governor would be hosting a large entourage that will be in Emuado in Ekpoma for the celebration. He said, “We are very excited to be celebrating late Prof. Ambrose Alli. It is, for many of us in Edo, something remarkable because a lot of the young, upwardly mobile people and businessmen in the state benefited from the...
Obaseki Orders Full Roll-out Of Ward Devt C’ttees Initiative, Reads Riot Act To Cultists
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Obaseki Orders Full Roll-out Of Ward Devt C’ttees Initiative, Reads Riot Act To Cultists

…sets up Sports Commission with Executive Order No. 2 The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has directed the full roll-out of the Ward Development Committees initiative across the state, to drive inclusive, sustainable development in the grassroots. Obaseki The governor also issued a stern warning on cult-related violence in the state, directing the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State to activate relevant sections of the law to fish out and punish those found culpable for cult-related offences in the state. Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, disclosed this during a press briefing after the Weekly Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, at the Government House, Benin City, the Edo State Capital. He disclosed that the...
Obaseki Urges Actionable Strategies As Experts Fine-tune Edo Environment Policy
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Obaseki Urges Actionable Strategies As Experts Fine-tune Edo Environment Policy

…flooding, deforestation top validation session The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday charged environment experts to fast-track work on the Edo State Environment Policy that was tabled for validation at the expert session in Benin City, the state capital. Obaseki The policy document which was prepared in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), according to Obaseki, would address environmental issues such as flooding, deforestation, amongst others. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Dr. Felix Iyalumhe, who shared the governor’s expectations, explained at the one-day validation workshop for ‘Edo Environment Policy,’ that the state was working with critical stakeholders on the last lap of the policy,...
Obaseki Harps On Complementary Literacy,Skills Devt Initiatives
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Obaseki Harps On Complementary Literacy,Skills Devt Initiatives

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has called for a complementary approach to education in such a manner that literacy and skills are developed simultaneously to avert a situation where the country will have a deficit of skilled hands amidst a largely literate population. Obaseki The governor said this in commemoration of the International Literacy Day marked every September 8, by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and other organs of the United Nations. The governor said it has become imperative to place emphasis on skills development due to the low yearly turnout of skilled workforce from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the country, which leads to Nigeria’s worrying indices on unemployment. ...
Gov.Obaseki Captured In An Unhappy Mood As He Plays Video Of Prison Official Assaulting Man In Edo
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Gov.Obaseki Captured In An Unhappy Mood As He Plays Video Of Prison Official Assaulting Man In Edo

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki was captured in an unhappy mood while playing an horrific video for the Controller General of The Nigerian Prisons Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed. In the video, a public service volunteer was brutalised by a prison warder who violated traffic regulations.  The governor said that Edo State Government will not condone any form of human rights abuse. However, the Governor has ordered that the staff be apprehended and justice must prevail. Earlier this month, an official of the state created Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) was brutalized and maltreated by an officer of Nigeria Prison Services in Edo State. According to reports, the PUWOV official contravened the Prison Warden who was picking passengers beside WEMA bank on Airport road, Benin City where parki...
Friends And Family Mourn Nigerian Pastor’s Wife Who Slumped And Died During Worship Session In Church
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Friends And Family Mourn Nigerian Pastor’s Wife Who Slumped And Died During Worship Session In Church

Nigerian man, Ejiro Obrokpor has taken to social media to share his grief over the death of his friend Mrs Omamen Iyawe. Before her untimely death she was a mother of one and wife of Pastor Idahosa Iyawe, Assistant Pastor of The StandPoint Church, Abuja, died on March 4th, 2018 during a worship session. Below is the tribute from the church: The StandPoint Church, together with the families of the Iyawe’s and Obaseki’s, soberly announce to the public the passing of Mrs. Omamen Iyawe, a profoundly treasured mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Oma, the wife of Pastor Idahosa Iyawe, Assistant Pastor of The StandPoint Church. She was called to glory on the 4th of March 2018. It was a glorious exit. As Oma, deeply and intensely lost in worship , lifted up her hands, she was calle...
Forget Edo In 2019, 2020, Our Defection Has Buried PDP — Iduoriyekemwen
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Forget Edo In 2019, 2020, Our Defection Has Buried PDP — Iduoriyekemwen

Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, a former leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, who led over 10,000 members of his party to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, on Friday, has told the PDP to forget retaining power in Edo State in 2019 and 2020. According to him, ¨there is no PDP anymore in Edo State after we left the party. We left because of impunity, injustice and, above all, the developmental strides of Governor Godwin Obaseki, who today is adjudged as the best governor in Nigeria¨. Among those who defected to the APC were the House of Representatives member representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Johnson Agbonayinma, and Elliot Ebole, a former PDP leader in Igueben. Iduoriyekemwen, who spoke to Sunday Va...
Edo Speaker Harps On Strong Institutions To Deepen Democracy
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Edo Speaker Harps On Strong Institutions To Deepen Democracy

Edo State House of Assembly Speaker (EDHA), Kabiru Adjoto, has advocated that institutions midwifing democracy in the country must be vibrant and strong in her quest to deepen democracy. Adjoto said the present administration has demonstrated strong passion for revitalizing critical sectors of the economy vital to the growth of the state citing the reconstruction of Edo State civil service secretariat, the completion of Block D’ Office to address the prolonged accommodation problems, and the reconstruction of the State High Court complex. Adjoto made this known to newsmen in Benin City yesterday during the ongoing renovation work at the Edo Assembly Speaker’s office and the EDHA reception hall, were he assured that the assembly complex would soon be given a facelift. He expressed ...
PDP Says Obaseki Has Failed To Fulfill 200,000 Jobs Promise
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PDP Says Obaseki Has Failed To Fulfill 200,000 Jobs Promise

Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government under Governor Godwin Obaseki for the poverty, hunger and neglect of youths in the state. He said the state government's failure to fulfill it campaign promise of creating 200,000 jobs for the youths was responsible for the massive migration of Edo people to Libya and other countries in search of greener pastures. Speaking at a press conference yesterday in Benin City, Orbih noted that Edo people were experiencing extreme poverty, hunger and neglect due to Obaseki's failure to fulfill his campaign promises of providing 200,000 jobs to Edo youths. Orbih also alleged that the economic challenges and security issues faced in Edo were as a result of Obaseki's fa...
Obaseki Celebrates Asemota At 80
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Obaseki Celebrates Asemota At 80

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki joined friends, family and well-wishers to celebrate Solomon Asemota (SAN) Esq. at 80, lauding the legal luminary’s contribution to the judiciary as exemplary. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State (right), Mr. Solomon Adun Asemota (SAN) (left) who turned 80 years, and his wife, Irene Asemota (middle) when the octogenarian celebrated his 80th birthday in Benin City, on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The governor, who was filled with excitement joined the octogenarian to cut his birthday cake at the reception venue in GRA, Benin City. The celebrant, Asemota, was born on December 8, 1937 in Benin and has been personal Lawyer to former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, from 1975 to date. He represented the Police and State Security Service in judicial ...
Christmas: Obaseki Urges Christians To Uphold Spirit Of Season
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Christmas: Obaseki Urges Christians To Uphold Spirit Of Season

As Christians celebrate Christmas on Monday, the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extended good wishes to Christians in the state and all over the world, urging them to uphold the spirit of the season. Obaseki, in a Christmas message, wished Christians “The beauty and peace which the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ signify.” He explained that the birth of Jesus Christ is significant to Christians as his life symbolises redemption from condemnation and reconciliation with God, hence the celebration” He enjoined Christians to extend the love, which he described as the hallmark of the Christian faith, to their neighbours and everyone they encounter in their businesses and work places. “As we celebrate, let us reflect on the life of Jesus Christ and imbibe his self sacrificing...
Ijaws Accuse Edo Govt, Benin Monarch Of Marginalisation
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Ijaws Accuse Edo Govt, Benin Monarch Of Marginalisation

The Ijaw extraction living in Okomu, Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State, have raised the alarm over what they termed as a calculated attempt by the Edo State Government and the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II to deny them of their ancestral rights and ownership of Okomu land, noting that contrary to the picture being painted that they (Ijaw) are settler of their present aboard, it was the Benins who are actually settlers. They listed some of the moves to deny them their rights to include non-membership of a permanent seat on the board of directors of Okomu Oil and Rubber Plc approved by the presidency for Okomu kingdom, discriminatory employment policy against the qualified indigenes of Okomu in the last 40 years and the refusal of Osse Rubber Company, located in their land ...
Ijaw Freedom Fighters Give Obaseki & Oba Of Benin 21 Days Ultimatum To Apologize
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Ijaw Freedom Fighters Give Obaseki & Oba Of Benin 21 Days Ultimatum To Apologize

Ijaw Freedom Fighters in the six Niger Delta States on Thursday December issued a 21-one day ultimatum to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and Oba of Benin Kingdom to tender an unreserved apology to the Pere of Olodiama Kingdom as well as the entire Ijaw Nation for calling Olodiama Kingdom “Non-Existent Kingdom.” The Ijaw Freedom Fighters handed down the ultimatum in a statement signed by Commander Keme Boudiwei and Commander Seimokoromor Anthony, after an emergency meeting in Rivers by its leaders from from Edo, Bayelsa, Edo, Ondo, Delta and Akwa-Ibom States. The Ijaw Freedom Fighters also threatened to storm the Edo State Government House and the Palace of the Oba of Benin Kingdom if the duo failed to comply with the twenty one day ultimatum. While noting that the Edo State Gove...
25 Nigerians Die In The Sahara Desert – Libyan Returnee
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25 Nigerians Die In The Sahara Desert – Libyan Returnee

A Nigerian returnee from Libya has revealed that 25 compatriots, ferried from Nigeria to Libya by a trafficker identified as Charles, perished in the Sahara Desert, in the course of the journey. The returnee, who identified himself as Alex Otoide, from Edo state, said seven of the group also died inside a Libyan jail. “We were 55 that travelled from here to Libya, 25 people died in the desert. More than seven people died from hunger and thirst inside the prison”, Otoide said in a report published by TheNation newspaper today. Otoide spoke with journalists in a government camp in Benin City. He said the human trafficking agent, Charles collected the N500, 000 from him with a promise of a better life in Europe. He, however, regretted that instead of Europe, he ended up in a Li...
Governor Obaseki To Meet Edo Pensioners
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Governor Obaseki To Meet Edo Pensioners

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo will meet members of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Edo Chapter, with a view to amicably resolving all pension payments-related issues. The Head of Administration, Oredo Local Government Council, Mr Osagiator Ojo, made the disclosure when he briefed newsmen on the outcome of the Joint Account and Allocation Committee meeting. The meeting was chaired by Obaseki at Government House in Benin on Tuesday. Ojo said the meeting, which would be attended by representatives of local government and state government pensioners, was necessary to correct the misinformation about pension payments by the present administration. “Government has observed with dismay the gross misinformation that has characterised the payment of pensions in the state. “The gov...
Philip Shaibu, SSG Engine Room Of My Administration – Governor Obaseki
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Philip Shaibu, SSG Engine Room Of My Administration – Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has attributed the successes recorded by his administration as it clocks one year next month to the cooperation he has enjoyed from his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, describing the duo as the engine room of his administration. Obaseki, who disclosed this when he paid a thank you visit to Egor and Ikpoba Okhai Local Government Area where the SSG hails from, promised to kick-start the development of an Industrial Park at Ologbo in the LGA, as part of activities to mark his one-year anniversary in office. Addressing APC members in Ikpoba Okhai, Obaseki said: “I am happy that the SSG, Osarodion Ogie, is from this local government. You call me ‘Wake and see, Governor’. For your information, I slee...
Governor Godwin Obaseki To Meet NSA Over Violent Crimes In Edo
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Governor Godwin Obaseki To Meet NSA Over Violent Crimes In Edo

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, is to meet and discuss with the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongonu, on ways of tackling the upsurge in criminal activities in parts of the state. Obaseki disclosed this in Government House, Benin City, on Wednesday, while fielding questions from journalists on the measures his administration has put in place to check the violent crimes in parts of the state. He said the meeting with the National Security Adviser will provide the opportunity for him to discuss areas of security collaboration, and raise the bar in intelligence gathering and proactive surveillance in the state. The governor called on residents of the state to go about their normal businesses without panic, and assured that adequate arrangements have bee...
Obaseki Drums Support For Benue Flood Victims, Others
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Obaseki Drums Support For Benue Flood Victims, Others

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked charitable persons, governments, religious groups and other organisations to remember the people of Benue State and others in distress, as the world celebrates the International Day of Charity on the 5th of September. Obaseki said the scale of the crisis resulting from the flooding in parts of Benue State was beyond the power of the Benue State Government alone and urged global leaders, captains of various industries as well as religious leaders to mobilise resources for victims of the flood. “The International Day of Charity set aside by the United Nations reinforces our common humanity, shared values and love for one another especially in times of crises,” Obaseki said. He decried the lack of accurate climatic data to gui...
Oshiomhole Denies Giving Cars To Ex-Deputy Speaker
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Oshiomhole Denies Giving Cars To Ex-Deputy Speaker

A former Edo State Governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has denied giving the official vehicles attached to the Speaker of the state House of Assembly to the impeached Deputy Speaker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, for her personal use. Oshiomhole, who spoke in an interview with journalists in Iyamoh, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state, also advised the lawmaker representing Uhunmwode constituency to return the vehicles or face criminal prosecution for alleged fraud and stealing. Ativie was a former Speaker of the House before willingly swapping her position with her deputy, Dr Justin Okonoboh, to balance the structure of political power across the three senatorial districts in the state, since she and the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, were from Edo South. She was impeached with Oko...
Obaseki Visits Accident Scene, Family Of Victim
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Obaseki Visits Accident Scene, Family Of Victim

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday visited the scene of an accident which claimed the lives of nine people on Upper Sokponba Road, Benin City, even as he visited the family of one of the victims. The governor also visited the family of the late Mrs. Osemwonyenmwen Moses, at 20, Osemwingie Street, Off Upper Sokponba Road, who died in the crash. This was as the governor further expressed sympathy for the victims and families of those who were involved in the crash. Obaseki, who said he received the news with sadness said: “Particularly painful is the fact that the people were only just setting out early in the morning in search of their daily bread when the unfortunate incident occurred.” He condoled with them, saying his government shared in their grief and prayed for the ...
Obaseki Flags Off Distribution Of 2.6m Insecticidal Nets
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Obaseki Flags Off Distribution Of 2.6m Insecticidal Nets

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has flagged off the distribution of 2. 6 million insecticidal nets across the 18 local government areas of the state. The event, which held on Friday at the Urhokpota Grounds in Benin City, the Edo State capital, was part of measures put in place by the government to rid the state of malaria. In his address, Governor Obaseki said his administration wants to ensure a 100% coverage of net distribution and utilisation by residents, especially the pregnant women and children under age five. He also reiterated the desire of the state government to improve on the 2012 statistics of 20% utilisation to a new rating of at least 80%. “If we succeed in the replacement of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in Edo State, it will translate to rapid s...
Obaseki Wants More Voting Centres In Edo
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Obaseki Wants More Voting Centres In Edo

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create more voting centres in the state. The governor made the call when he received the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Obo Effanga, at the Government House, Benin, on Thursday. He recalled citizens’ complaints of the long distances they walked to get to voting centres during the Sept. 28, 2016 governorship election in the state. He said that creation of more voting centres would encourage the electorate to exercise their franchise in future elections, with little time wasted on queues. The governor said that local government councils and state government agencies would be mobilised to fast-track the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to registered...
Iara Oshiomhole Visits Orphanage Home In Edo
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Iara Oshiomhole Visits Orphanage Home In Edo

Wife of former Edo state governor, Iara Adams Oshiomhole was seen in an elated mood during a visit to a children's orphanage home in Benin city, Edo state. The former Edo First Lady has been out of public eye since her husband handed over power to the Obaseki-led administration last year.
Obaseki’s Use Of Concrete Opens New Vista For Roads In Edo
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Obaseki’s Use Of Concrete Opens New Vista For Roads In Edo

The efforts of the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in lifting the state of infrastructure in the state was widely acclaimed. But how far his successor would go in sustaining the legacy is an issue that many stakeholders in the state are now watching to see. In his first six months in power, the new governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sought to project a testimonial that is now attracting critical acclaim that may indeed prove him to be a good student. This was evident at the recent commissioning of the newly constructed Nevis Street Road, which links four major roads in Benin City. At the event, Obaseki reaffirmed his administration’s resolve to ensure that within his first term in office about 3000km of roads would be completed. One of the things...
Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Ayiri Emami Running In Edo
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Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Ayiri Emami Running In Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, former governor of Edo state; Adams Oshiomhole, Minister of Youth and Sports; Solomon Dalung, Chief Ayrir Emami and a host of others were pictured at the Okpekpe 10km road race for orphanage in Edo state. Over three thousand athletes were said to have participated in the fifth Okpekpe International 10km road race which held this morning at Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State. The duo of Kenyan’s Simon Cheprot and Polline Wanjiku Njeru are the defending champions of the bronze labelled race.
Edo Election: Ize-iyamu, PDP Tenders Evidence At Tribunal
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Edo Election: Ize-iyamu, PDP Tenders Evidence At Tribunal

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 28 Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his party on Monday commenced the tendering of documentary evidence in support of their petition at the ‎state election petitions tribunal. Ize-Iyamu and ‎the PDP are challenging the declaration of candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, as winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ahmed Badamasi, had on January 11 adjourned sitting to allow the parties sort out non-contentious documents to be tendered as evidence. At the resumption of sitting on Monday, the lead counsel to the petitioners, Yusuf Ali, told the tribunal that a total of 2,531 Form EC8As (result sheets) for ...