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Edo elections: PDP accuses Governor Obaseki of harassing traders to vote APC

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of resorting to blackmail, intimidation and harassment of traders in the state with a view to forcing them to vote for the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s House of Assembly elections.
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Edo PDP alleges unclaimed PVCs in custody of APC chieftains

Chief Dan Orbih, Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday alleged that thousands of unclaimed Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in the State have been given out secretly by the electoral body to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a view to rigging the general elections.
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INEC: No plan to postpone elections in Edo local councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed an allegation that it is planning to postpone elections in some local government areas of Edo on Saturday.
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APC: Rivers, Delta mobilizing thugs for Edo PDP

Ahead of the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections, the ruling All Progressive Congress in Edo State has raised concerns that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party is mobilizing thugs from Bayelsa, Delta and River States.

PDP accuses Edo lawmaker of being in possession of ‘destroyed’ PVCs

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm that thousands of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) that were destroyed by flood last year were in possession of the lawmaker representing Oredo West constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Chris Okaeben.

Edo PDP carpets call for Dan Orbih’s resignation

Edo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday carpeted calls by a group, Rainbow Coalition, for its state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, to step down alleging that he has stayed beyond his limit.

PDP tackles Edo government for sacking college workers

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday took a swipe on the Edo State Government over the dismissal of workers at the state-owned College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi.

PDP accuses Governor Obaseki of placing huddles on leaders bail in Edo

Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday accused the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of placing hurdles in the bail process of the party leaders who were arraigned by the EFCC in a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday and were all granted bail by the court.

PDP petition police over assault on Senator Urhoghide

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful across Edo South Senatorial district, on Monday, protested the assault on Senator Matthew Urhoghide at the Benin Airport by suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.

APC accuses PDP of allegedly hiring militants to assassinate Governor Obaseki

All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, weekend, alleged that a serving senator (name withheld) and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, imported militants to the Benin Airport last Friday with the aim of assassinating the governor of the state, Mr Godwin Obaseki.

PDP: We didn’t incure debts for Edo government

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as criminal and unacceptable, the allegation by the Edo State Government that past PDP governments in the state incurred huge debts which they did not liquidate when they were at the helm of affairs.

EDSIEC deploys 8,000 ad-hoc staff for local council poll

The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) said on Friday that it had deployed 8,000 ad-hoc staff to conduct the Saturday local government election in the state.

PDP boycotts local council elections in Edo

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it will not take part in local elections in Edo State scheduled to hold on Saturday.

PDP: Human trafficking increased after APC assumed power

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo has condemned the state government for its comments on rising cases of human trafficking of its indigenes to Libya.

Edo SIEC fixes council elections for March 3

The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), has fixed March 3, for the conduct of local government election in the state.

ASUU, PDP condemns spate of insecurity in Edo

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Benin chapter, Edo State, has condemned the killing of a senior lecturer of the university by gunmen, describing it as one death too many.

PDP insists Edo ex-Speaker must face trial

The People’s Democratic Party has insisted that a former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Elisabeth Ativie, must be made to face trial if it was discovered that she contravened Section 10 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Matters Commission (ICPC) Act.

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The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies. CISLAC Director of Legal, Mr Adesina Oke, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday in Lagos.

CISLAC: Nigeria annually loses N4.4 trillion from absence of laws, policies

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) says Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies.