Tag Archives: Edo

COVID-19 Palliative Looting Spread Across Plateau, Enugu And Benin

As the #ENDSARS, protest takes a different turn, residents stormed a warehouse for COVID-19 palliatives in the Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and carted away stock stored therein. In videos shared across social media platforms, the looters were sighted carrying bags of stock through the streets of Jos unchecked on Saturday…

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Condemns Attack On Benin Protesters, Urges Police To Find Culprits

The violent attack carried out by unidentified thugs on #ENDSARS protesters in Benin on Friday has been condemned by state governor Godwin Obaseki. A statement by Crusoe Osagie, media aide to the governor and made available to newsmen said the Obaseki ordered for a thorough investigation to bring the culprits to justice. “I have just learnt that hoodlums…

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Federal Government Tells US, UK To Stop Disrespecting Nigeria Over New Visa Restrictions

Following U.S. Depart of State’s caution against Nigerians who are attacking the country’s democracy, the federal government has asked the United States and United Kingdom to stop disrespecting the country and its citizens. This was disclosed in reaction to the recent statements issued by both countries on the governorship elections holding in Edo and Ondo…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Head Towards 37,000 With 556 New Cases

On Sunday, the coronavirus (COVID-19) toll in Nigeria headed for the 37,000 mark after the discovery of 556 new cases around the country. The latest update was confirmed in a tweet shared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in which they revealed that the new cases were reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Nineteen…

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Edo Elections: Pastor Ize-Iyamu Emerges Winner Of APC Governorship Primaries

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, one of the Edo state governorship aspirants on the All Progressives Congress platform, has emerged winner of the party’s direct primary conducted on Monday. Chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee and Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this on Monday in Benin, the state capital. According to SaharaReporters, Ize-Iyamu polled 27,838…

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COVID-19: Edo Discharges 50 More Patients After Testing Negative

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Monday announced that 50 recovered Coronavirus patients have been discharged from the state’s isolation centre. According to him, this brings the total number of discharged patients to 197. Obaseki urged residents to comply with all safety and precautionary guidelines against the spread of the virus in order to protect the aged population, which…

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ICYMI: Nigeria Records 573 New COVID-19 Cases As Toll Exceeds 16,000

On Monday, the toll of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria exceeded 16,000  with the record of 573 new cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet via its official handle, the NCDC also stated that the nation recorded four additional deaths within the past 24 hours. The country’s total infections have now…

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#JusticeForUwa: One Of The Suspects Linked To Rape And Murder Of UNIBEN Student Arrested

According to multiple reports, one of the suspects connected to the violent physical & sexual assault of a 22-year-old student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa has been arrested by police officers belonging to the Edo state police command. Recall that the 100-level microbiology student of the University of Benin, Edo State was raped and killed while reading in…

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#JusticeForUwa: Nigerians React After 22-Year-Old UNIBEN Student Was Raped And Killed Inside A Church

Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the brutal death of a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Omozuwa who was raped and physically assaulted inside her local church in Edo state. According to multiple reports, the 22-year-old student frequently went to read at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province in Benin, before…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Almost 9,000 With 389 New Cases — 256 In Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 389 more COVID-19 cases, despite efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency via its official Twitter account. This takes the country’s total infections to 8,733 out of which 2,501 have been discharged with 254 losing…

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