Tag Archives: Edo

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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INEC To Begin E-Voting From 2021, Unveils Policy To Comply With COVID-19 Regulations

According to multiple reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021. The electoral body made this known in a document released on Monday in Abuja, which was tagged, “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19…

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Edo Discharges Four More COVID-19 Patients, Records One Death

The Government of Edo State has recorded the discharge of four more COVID-19 patients after recovering from the ravaging disease. This was disclosed by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his Twitter handle this morning. He also said that one more COVID-19 death has been recorded in the state. ”We have discharged 4 more patients from…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Surpasses 7,000 With 339 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 339 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing its total infections to 7,016. The health agency in a tweet via its official handle, confirmed the new figures. According to the report, Lagos confirmed 139 new cases, Kano had 28, Oyo 28, Edo 25, and Katsina 22. Other states…

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Buhari Approves Establishment Of Federal Colleges Of Education In 6 States

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of six Federal Colleges of Education across the country. The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, announced the news on Thursday via Twitter, noting that the colleges are to be spread across the six geopolitical zones of the country. The tweet reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has…

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