Tag Archives: Edo

Police Unaware As Gunmen Abduct Travellers In Edo

The Edo State Police Command has said it has not been briefed about development relating to the abduction of passengers on Tuesday along the dreaded Benin-Auchi Road. The suspected gunmen kidnapped unspecified number of passengers after attacking an Abuja-bound commercial bus travelling from Benin between Ehor and Iruekpen. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had not ...

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How Police, Thugs Attacked #EndSARS Campaigners In Abuja, Protesters Block Roads In Edo, Lagos, Others

#EndSARS protesters on Monday defied the threat by the Federal Government to deploy security agents in quelling their protests against police brutality across the country. Protesters, mostly youths as early as 7am trooped out in major cities in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Abia, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo and Ebonyi states blocking roads and calling for police reforms. But in Abuja, security operatives ...

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#ENDSARS: FG Deploys Soldiers In Abuja As Edo Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

The Federal Government has deployed soldiers in several strategic locations in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The PUNCH observed that the deployment began around 10 pm on Sunday barely days after the military high command announced that it would commence the ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’. While policemen cordoned off parts of the Three Arms Zone, Ralph Shodeinde Street, soldiers were stationed at strategic ...

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Ize-Iyamu Concedes Defeat As Obaseki Declares Victory Triumph Over Godfatherism

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2020 Edo State Governorship Election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has admitted that he lost the election. Sunday Punch reports that Ize-Iyamu agreed that the Peoples Democratic Party won the election and he has since congratulated the opposition party. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday afternoon declared PDP’s candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner ...

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Edo And A Godfather’s Dilemma

By Felix Oboagwina Thursday, August 13 2020: Under the dying embers of a setting sun and in the solemn assembly for a burial ceremony in Ewu town, Esanland in Edo State, mourners still found room to cross swords politically. It was the wake for the Late Pa Edward Orewele Akhuetie, a nonagenarian pensioner who served the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). ...

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Oshiomhole Is Already History – Edo Political Leaders

….vow to install Obaseki again Governor Godwin Obaseki will have no problem in winning the September 19 governorship election in Edo State if the support of notable political leaders in the state is anything to go by. “Since about 80% of the voters in Edo State are supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki is as good ...

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Rotary International Donates Over N40m Equipment To Hospitals In Rivers, Edo, Others

Rotary International District 9141, through a Disaster Response Grant and a Global Grant of the Rotary Foundation, donated more than N40 million worth of medical equipment to hospitals in Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers states. The equipment, critical for the treatment and safe handling of COVID-19 patients, are part of Rotary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include hospital and laboratory ...

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Edo And The APC ‘Corn Men’

By Casmir Igbokwe That popular photo of Adams Oshiomhole and Godwin Obaseki relishing corn together a few years ago vividly describes the nature of our politics today. That was when both of them campaigned together for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. Then, Oshiomhole, the just sacked National Chairman of the ruling party, was a delight to watch ...

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Obaseki Favoured As Edo PDP Delegates Elect Gov Candidate

A total of 2,229 delegates, are expected to decide who emerges as the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Edo State governorship election, slated to hold on September 19, 2020. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in Abuja, on Wednesday. He said the party followed due process in line with its time-tested procedures ...

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BREAKING: Ize-Iyamu Wins Edo APC Gov Primary

One of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has emerged winner of the party’s direct primary conducted on Monday. Chairman of the Edo State APC Primary Election Committee, Governor Hope Uzodinma, declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the election after collating the results turned in by the returning officers in the 18 local government ...

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