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Benue taskforce intercepts tanker loaded with almajiris, motorcycles

The state COVID-19 member explained that the tanker which was not carrying any consignment of oil was found with 11 motorcycles strapped to its body while seven persons suspected to be destitutely known as almajiris were found stowed in its passenger hold.

Osagie Ize-Iyamu: Governor Obaseki was nowhere when I drafted APC constitution

Following the crisis in the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis.
Philip Shaibu

Edo government advises opposition not to play politics with people’s lives

The Edo State Government has advised opposition parties to be conscious of COVID-19 and not endanger voters on the altar of electioneering campaigns.

Police recover five AK-47 rifles, rescue two kidnap victims

Men of Rivers State Police Command and Special Protective Unit, SPU, Base 5, Benin-City, Edo State, have recovered missing firearms and rescued two persons kidnapped in May 23 pirates attack along Bakana, Degema waterways, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo women endorse Governor Obaseki for second term

Ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state, Edo women both in and outside the State have endorsed the incumbent Governor of the ruling party in the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for a second term.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Nigerian government commends Edo governor on coronavirus response, as firm donates items

The Federal Government yesterday applauded the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s data-driven and robust response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Edo state.

Edo guber: Osagie Ize-Iyamu obtains APC nomination form

A front line aspirant in the Edo State Governorship Race, Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, on Wednesday obtained the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abuja.

Edo guber: We‘ll work hard to win Edo, retain all South South states –...

The National Vice Chairman, South-South of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, yesterday, assured that the party would work hard to win the Edo State September 19 governorship election to keep the six states in the South South in its fold.

Edo guber: We don’t want bloodshed – cleric

The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Abdufatah Enabulele, says the people of Edo State do not want bloodshed during the upcoming party primaries and governorship election.

Edo councillor sues chairman, others for ‘abduction’

An elected councillor in Esan South East local government area of Edo State, Victor Oseruyi, has dragged the council chairman, Hon Peter Aguele and two others; Macpherson Oriasotie and Donald Ebhoze to the Edo State High Court in Ubiaja for alleged “assault, physical molestation, abduction, intimidation and dehumanisation”

Edo guber: Itse Sagay backs Adams Oshiomhole, says direct primary more democratic

Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Sunday said he is in support of the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt direct primary method for the selection of the party’s governorship candidate in Edo State.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo discharges four more coronavirus patients, records 25 new cases, one death

The Edo State Government has announced the discharge of four more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, who have tested negative for the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that there are 3,000 samples collected and awaiting testing.

Governor Sanwo-Olu seeks resumption of Lagos-Abuja flights

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government is trying to get the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to allow flights from Lagos to Abuja to operate, following the increasing impact of the closure of the airports on the state’s economy.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Group asks Governor Obaseki to stop harassing, intimidating ex-CPS

The Moses Oisakede Leadership Foundation has asked the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, to stop harassing and intimidating with the police and other security agencies, his former Chief Press Secretary (CPS), John Mayaki.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Edo guber: APC NWC approves direct primary election

The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted direct primary for the Edo State governorship election, two members of the NWC said, a move that has been condemned by the state chapter of the party.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River: Sample of suspected coronavirus case in sent to Irrua

The Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, on Friday said sample of a suspected COVID-19 case in Cross River had been sent to the Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo for a analysis.
Poised to address security challenges in the state, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has secured the backing of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for its community policing scheme.

NPF backs community policing in Edo

Poised to address security challenges in the state, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has secured the backing of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for its community policing scheme.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for killing cousin over N2 million

The police in Auchi, Edo State, on Tuesday, arrested a 30-year-old man, Endurance Eshegbai, popularly called Koma, for the murder of his cousin, Usman AbdulLateef, over the sale of a parcel of land for N2m.

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RRS arrests man over nude photos of Salawa Abeni

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