Tag Archives: Edo State

Edo Governor’s Inauguration: Obaseki’s Aide-De-Camp Collapses During Swearing-In Ceremony

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu, on Thursday were administered the oath of office for another four years by the state’s Chief Judge, Esther Edigin but it was followed with a mild chaos. According to multiple reports, Obaseki’s aide-de-camp collapsed when Obaseki who took to the podium to give his speech after…

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Edo Governor Announces 24-Hour Curfew Following Violent #EndSARS Protests

A statewide 4 pm  curfew has been declared by Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki as part of a statewide emergency. The curfew is to take effect from Monday, October 19, following reports of vandalism and attacks on residents throughout parts of the state. “The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice. The…

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Thugs Hijack #EndSARS Protest In Benin, Break Into Prison To Free Inmates

Hoodlums in Edo State on Monday disrupted the peaceful #EndSARS protest staged by youths against police brutality and good governance. This led to an invasion of the Nigerian Correctional Center, Benin custodial center in Benin City, where they have reportedly freed hundreds of inmates. In circulating videos shared by eye-witnesses, the prisoners were seen escaping,…

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#EndSARS: One Reportedly Dead, Others Injured As Thugs Attack Protesters In Benin

The ongoing protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings on Friday turned violent in Edo State as unidentified armed hoodlums attacked peaceful protesters, leaving many injured and one reportedly dead. The disruption ensued after the protesters gathered at the King’s axis of Benin City, the Edo State capital, multiple eye-witnesses shared on Twitter. Also in several…

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Actress Lilian Afegbai Loses Father After His Severe Farm Fire Accident

Lilian Afegbai is mourning the loss of her 80-year-old father, Adams Afegbai. The Nollywood actress revealed the news on her Instagram stories on Tuesday September 29, writing, “Death you might as well take me with my father” and “RIP DAD” alongside a heartbreak emoji. Late Mr. Afegbai died few weeks after suffering severe burns on his farm in…

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Obaseki Receives Certificate Of Return From INEC As Edo’s Re-elected Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented a certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner of the just concluded Edo State governorship election and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu. The National Commissioner, INEC in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, May Agbmuche-Mbu made the presentation on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the…

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Edo State Governor Obaseki Wins Re-Election Against APC’s Ize-Iyamu

Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win a second term as governor. The gubernatorial poll is the first major election being conducted in Nigeria since the coronavirus pandemic started at the beginning of the year. He secured the highest polling the…

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#EdoDecides2020: Rivers Governor Wike Reportedly Under Seige Amid Governorship Elections

In cased you missed it, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike alleged on Friday that the Police laid a siege on his hotel in Benin City, restricting his movement ahead of the Gubernatorial elections in Edo state. According to Akawor Desmond, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, who disclosed this in a statement, the party will…

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Desmond Elliot Slammed After Describing His Political Career As A Product Of Godfatherism

Desmond Elliot was slammed Friday September 11 by some social media users following his outburst that Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor of Edo state, shouldn’t castigate godfatherism as he wouldn’t be in power without it. The actor-turn-politician who contested and won the Surulere constituency in 2015, was reportedly speaking about his incursion into Nigeria’s political scene during…

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Oshiomhole Says He Regrets Supporting Obaseki Ahead Of Edo Governorship Election

Ex-Edo state governor and suspended National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, has finally gives the reasons why he is opposed to reelection of incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki. Oshiomole who anointed Obaseki as his successor and went all out to campaign for him has said he honestly regrets supporting the candidacy of the current…

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