Monthly Archives: September 2020

Edo Gov: As Results Pour In, Obaseki Takes Early Lead

With the conclusion of the Edo State governorship election held earlier today, some polling unit results are already coming in. Some of the results so far released are as follows: LGA: Oredo WARD 4‎ (Governor Obaseki’s ward and unit) Unit: 19 PDP: 184 APC: 62 VOID: 5 WARD 3, Esan North-East Arue primary School Voting Centre. Hon. Speaker, Frank Okiye’s ...

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Lagos Reopens Public/Private Schools, Gyms, Cinemas

Nursery Classes, Daycare Remain Closed Governor Orders Mass Integrity Test On Schools’ Structures  Lagos State Government has granted permission for the re-opening of basic and secondary schools, although with a note of caution to private proprietors and public administrators. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during a briefing on Saturday, ordered the resumption of all public and private schools from September 21, 2020, ...

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Edo Gov: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Win Polling Units

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party has won his polling unit in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19 in the governorship election. Obaseki polled 184 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress got 62 votes. In the same ward, Unit 21, PDP got 53 votes while the APC polled 33 votes. Obaseki’s PDP polled 70 votes ...

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Sanwo-Olu Felicitates With Hazmat At 56

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who clocked the age of 56 years today. The Governor described Dr. Hamzat as a reliable, trustworthy and committed brother, friend and partner in the ‘Greater Lagos’ agenda of the incumbent administration. Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement signed on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), ...

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Soludo Pays Glowing Tribute To Matriarch Of Udechukwu Family

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has paid a condolence visit to the Udechukwu family of Opuno Nnewichi, Nnewi, Anambra state over the loss of their matriarch, Princess Joy Azuamaka Udechukwu who died July 31, 2020 at the age of 86. Soludo during the visit paid glowing tributes to the late princess who he called ...

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Visa Ban: FG Protests To US, UK, Says Action Disrespectful

The Federal Government of Nigeria has told the United States and the United Kingdom that the country has ample provisions in its laws to sanction violators and perpetrators of electoral violence and fraud in the country. The government said it took note of the concerns of some of its partners, specifically the United States and the United Kingdom governments regarding the ...

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Edo: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Lock Horns Today

Parties jostle for 1.726 million votes, 483,000 PVCs abandoned At least 12 out of the 18 local government areas of Edo State will play a decisive role in Saturday’s (today) governorship poll as incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, clashes with the leading opposition All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Although ...

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Landlord Sets Tenant Ablaze Over N11,000 Rent

The police have arrested a landlord, David Ntiero Okon, for allegedly setting his tenant ablaze in Calabar, Cross River State, over her failure to pay N11, 000 house rent. The incident happened on Wednesday at No 9, Ansa Ewa Street, Cobham Town in the Bayside area of Calabar South. The landlord allegedly poured fuel on Mrs Mary Samuel’s room and ...

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FG Bars Emirates Airlines From Operating In Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read: “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well.  Emirates Airlines’ situation was reviewed and they are consequently included ...

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Over 300 Policemen Surround Wike, Other PDP Governors In Edo Hotel

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has raised the alarm over the harassment of governors of the party in Benin, Edo State by the police. He said information available to the party indicated that the party’s governors were being harassed at the West End Hotel, Benin City where they are currently staying. Secondus said this at ...

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