Tag Archives: Election

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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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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#EdoDecides: Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu And Obaseki Cast Their Votes [See Photos]

Amid the ongoing Edo governorship elections, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), APC stalwart Adams Oshiomhole and incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki have all casted their votes. Ize-Iyamu reportedly voted at 9:30 am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area He expressed to Punch the confidence that…

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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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Everything You Need To Know About US Visa Ban On Those Attacking Nigeria’s Democracy

On Monday September 14, the US government has slapped a visa restriction on Nigerians who try to undermine the country’s democracy by causing violence or rigging elections. A statement released by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, said those issued visa restrictions are not directed at Nigerians in general but certain people that oppose peace and…

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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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Akinwunmi Adesina Re-Elected As AFDB Pesident After Being Cleared Of Corruption Allegations

President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected for a second term of five years, Vanguard reports. Adesina, who returned unopposed, formally requested for a second term, saying he was “doing it with an acute sense of duty and commitment. I do it to serve Africa and our bank, in an…

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US Elections: Kanye West Disqualified From Running In 5 States After Missing Deadline

According to multiple international media, Kanye West has been taken off the ballot in five US states following rulings issued by election officials on Friday August 21. Election officials in Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia ruled that the rapper, who announced in July he was running for president as an independent, didn’t qualify to appear on their state ballots barely…

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President Trump Responds To Obama After Being Branded As “Unserious” President

US President Donald Trump has angrily fired back at his predecessor Barack Obama after being branded an unserious president who had put the country’s democracy in danger, AFP reports. Trump told reporters on Wednesday that Obama was an “ineffective” and “terrible” leader. “I see the horror that he’s left us, the stupidity of the transactions that…

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ICYMI: Diri Appeals Bayelsa Tribunal For Ruling To Sack Him As Governor

According to Channels Television, Douye Diri, has appealed the judgement which nullified his election as the Governor of Bayelsa state. The embattled governor’s lawyers reportedly filed the Notice of Appeal on Tuesday at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, challenging the majority judgement of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified his election on…

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