Women protest herdsmen activities in Edo community

From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The women of Ikabigbo community in Uzairue Kingdom, Etsako West, Edo State, have asked herdsmen residing in their community to leave, saying their presence has caused destruction to their farms. The women in their hundreds protested to the palace of the traditional ruler, Chief Braimah Alegeh, to register their displeasure over […]

Obaseki justifies demolition of opposition’s property

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has justified his late Tuesday demolition of the property of the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu, and those of Professor Julius Ihonvbere, former Secretary to the State Government, SSG and Mike Itemuagbon, sports promoter, saying that the Certificates of Occupancy (C-of-O) of the property […]

Herdsmen Killings: Protesters take Corpse to Edo Governor’s Office

Some protesters from Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State late on Thursday carried a corpse of one of the seven people killed in the locality allegedly by herdsmen to the Governor’s Office in Benin City. The protesters gave the Edo State government a three-day ultimatum to address the problem of insecurity in the […]

“Fulani must go”: Edo women protest, block major roads

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan north-east local government area of Edo state in protest against Fulani herdsmen in their area. The women accused the Fulani herdsmen of incessant rape and kidnapping. With pictures of them chanting, #FulanimustGo, the women said they can […]

Judge’s ill health stalls certificate forgery case against Obaseki, with 13 days remaining

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja With just thirteen days remaining in it’s constitutional lifespan of 180 days, the pre-election suit questioning the academic certificate of Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki suffered an adjournment on Thursday following the sudden illness of Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The alleged Certificate forgery […]

Kidnappers on the prowl in Edo: Five hotspots to avoid

By Jethro Ibileke Edo State, ‘The Heartbeat’ of the nation is truly living up to its name. Many hearts are beating whenever they step their feet on the soil of the state. Many have heart rendering stories to tell, many hearts have been broken and shattered while many others are refusing to travel home for […]

Opinion: Beyond APC’s Defeat in Edo

  The truth about penultimate Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State is that APC defeated APC, writes Olawale Olaleye One of the instructive takeaways from penultimate Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State was putting a lie to the age-long prism that all politics is local. In the just concluded governorship election in Edo State, the […]

Edo Elections and the Baptism of Oshiomhole – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo / NNP / September 26, 2020 /  The unspeakable chaos that attended Edo State leading to the just concluded gubernatorial elections and the outcome are rich with timeless lessons for all who care to learn. First, the people of Edo must be commended for their ardent disregard for the establishment and […]

Edo election: INEC presents certificates of return to Gov. Obaseki, Shaibu

Gov.Godwin Obaseki of Edo State By Nefishetu Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday presented Certificates of Return (COR) to the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo, Gov. Godwin Obaseki and his running mate, Mr Philip Shaibu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the ceremony took place at the […]

Edo poll: Buhari congratulates Obaseki

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his victory at Saturday’s election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State. President Buhari, while commending the election process which led to Obaseki’s victory, urged the returning Governor to show grace and humility. “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, […]

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