News - Edo State Governor

Buhari Holds Meeting With Progressive Governors

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, is holding a meeting with the progressive governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Details of the meeting have not been made known to journalists at the time of this report. Speculations have it that the Governors may have...

PDP Heads For Tribunal To Challenge Obaseki’s Victory

2 years ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said that it would challenge the outcome of the Edo State governorship election at the election petitions tribunal. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had last Thursday declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki, as the winner of the election. According...

Edo Governorship Election: INEC Declares APC Candidate Winner Of Polls

2 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Edo State Governorship election, winner. After the collation of results from the 18 local government areas of Edo state in south-south Nigeria, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki polled a total...

Edo Governorship Election: Ize-Iyamu Rejects Election Results

2 years ago /
Politics 

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has rejected the results announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the just concluded Edo State governorship election. The PDP candidate alleged inducement of voters and collaboration of INEC and the state government to doctor the results...

Edo Governorship Election To Hold September 28 - INEC

3 years ago /
Election 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Edo State governorship elections earlier stated for Saturday, September 10. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi,  made the disclosure at a press conference at the commission's office in Benin on Thursday. Mr. Soyebi said the election would now hold...

Governor Oshiomhole Wants Ghost Workers Published

3 years ago /
Nation 

Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole says federal and state governments must publish names and prosecute beneficiaries from the alleged ‘ghost workers’ discovered The Edo state governor who was speaking in Abuja at the international trade union confederation conference in Abuja on Tuesday is also asking labour to collaborate with government to...

I am not an emperor, I don’t touch local government money – Oshiomhole replies Obasanjo

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has affirmed that no one deserves to be called an emperor than former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Reacting to a recent statement by the former President, saying governors live like emperors while hindering the local governments from performing their statutory functions, Oshiomhole said such claims do...

Timipre Sylva Denies Media Reports Of APC's Plans To Organise Fresh Governorship Primaries

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Timipre Sylva campaign organization for the Bayelsa state 2015 governorship election has dismissed media reports that two additional governors will be joining Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole to organize a fresh all progressives congress, apc governorship primary in Yenagoa on Tuesday. In a statement signed by the spokesman for the...

Oshiomole Denies Plans To Relocate IDPs

4 years ago /
Nation 

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has denied media reports that the State Government plans to relocate the internally displaced persons in the state. The Governor made the clarification when he donated some relief items to the IDPs in Uhogwa community in Ovia North-East local government area of the state. The Governor also...

 

Edo: Oshiomhole Suspends Council Chairman

4 years ago /
Politics 

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole  has suspended the council chairman of Owan west local government area, Godwin Aigbodion for two months over alleged financial mismanagement and administrative irregularities leveled  against him. The Governor disclosed this while addressing members of the local government council executives at government house Benin City. Meanwhile a four-man...

Edo Governor Receives Decampees

4 years ago /
Politics 

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, says with the emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as a Nigeria’s President elect, his party, the All Progressives Congress, will continue to grow bigger and better as there is room to accommodate genuine politicians. Oshiomhole made the remarks when he received the former Peoples Democratic Party...

PDP Steals N100 From Every Litre Of Kerosene – Oshiomhole

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday accused the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government of duping Nigerians by selling kerosene N150 per litre instead of N50. Oshiomhole, who said this while receiving defectors from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress in Benin, the Edo State capital, also said that...

Edo State Secure N5.7 Billion Loan To Tackle Erosion Problems

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Edo State governor, Adas Oshiomole says that the state has been able to secure a N5.7 billion facility from the World Bank to tackle erosion issues faced at Auchi, Etsako west loca government area of the state. Oshiomole said this was done as a result of the federal government abandoning...

2015 Elections: Buhari Picks Prof. Osibajo As His Running Mate

4 years ago /
Politics 

The APC Presidential flag-bearer has finally put an end to speculations on who becomes his vice with the adoption of Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as his running mate ahead of other candidates thrown up for the position. Professor Yemi Osibanjo, a former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Lagos State, was chosen...

Anenih Loses N500m Libel Suit Against Oshiomhole’s Spokesman

4 years ago /
Politics 

A High Court sitting in Benin City has dismissed a N500 million libel suit instituted by the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih against the Chief Press Secretary to Edo State Governor and the Edo State Broadcasting Service (EBS). In a judgment delivered on Friday...

Oil Theft: Oshiomhole Calls On South-south Monarchs To Join Fight

4 years ago /
Nation 

As the fight against oil theft continues in the country, Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole has charged South-south Monarchs Forum to join in the fight against the menace of oil theft, which is seriously affecting federal and state revenues and allocation. Oshiomhole gave the charge when he received the South-south Monarchs...

Come Join APC Kwankwaso Urges Lamido, Aliyu

5 years ago /
Politics 

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, yesterday urged the Governors of Jigawa and Niger States, Sule Lamido and Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, to have a rethink and join the All Progressives Congress (APC) to save the country from the security challenges bedeviling it.

 

Ijaw Vow To Produce Next Edo Governor

5 years ago /
Nation 

Prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Robinson Oroupa, has declared that his people are ready to produce the next Edo State governor come 2016.

Excitement As Two Bronze Works Are Returned To Benin After 117 Years

5 years ago /
Arts and Culture 

The was excitement over the weekend at palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, following the return of two Bronze works looted from the Palace of the Oba during the British invasion of Benin Kingdom in 1897.

APC Convention: The Intrigues Behind The Emergence Of John Oyegun

5 years ago /
Politics 

Nigeria’s leading opposition party the All Progressives Congress, APC over the weekend elected former Edo state governor, John Oyegun as its national chairman.