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Fire razes over 15 shops in Edo market

Goods worth millions of naira were last Saturday night destroyed by fire, which razed a section of the Ikpoba Hill market in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

‘Cultists’ kill tricycle operator in Edo

A tricycle operator simply identified as Tony, has been reportedly shot dead in Ohovbe community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State.

Cultists take control of 3 local councils in Edo

Three police operatives, including an assistant commissioner of police, who doubles as Benin area commander, have also felt the wraught of gun-wielding cult members, who shot at them around Upper Sakpoba area of the city.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has called for an investigation into the attack on journalists during the Edo governorship election.

Edo election: Coalition asks authorities to investigate attacks on journalists

The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has called for an investigation into the attack on journalists during the Edo governorship election.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.3

Edo election: We discovered many discrepancies – Group

Bisong, who disclosed that he had his officials across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State during the election, noted that non-functional card readers used for the election across the State raised integrity issues about the poll.
Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.2

Edo election: Observer queries integrity of poll

One of the observers in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Intercontinental Leadership Initiative, has queried the integrity of the election.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting what it termed as a much-improved governorship election, in Edo State.

Edo election: CSOs laud INEC, Police over conduct of governorship poll

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Monday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting what it termed as a much-improved governorship election, in Edo State.
Dino Melaye

Edo election: Senator Melaye mocks Comrade Oshiomhole

Former representative of Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has mocked a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, after the incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, emerged winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: INEC declares Governor Obaseki winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.3

Edo election: Official results of governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday released the results of the Edo governorship election of 13 local government areas of the state.
Supporters, at 10-15am, defiled social distancing rules as Governor Godwin Obaseki and wife arrived Polling Unit in Benin to vote.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki in early lead

The governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo election, Godwin Obaseki, is currently ahead of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with some 50,000 votes.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.7

Edo electorate hail INEC, security agencies

A cross-section of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: 1.7 million to vote in Edo election

No fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19, Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Voters looking for ‘vote buyers’ – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Edo election: 1.7 million eligible to vote as 483,000 cards uncollected

Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have indicated that no fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19 Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
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YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
‎Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.

Edo guber: APM vows to resist move by national body to arm-twist state chapter

‎Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.

Edo guber: PDP, APC clash over fresh allegations to rig election

The acrimony between the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressive Congress seems not to be abating as the PDP has alleged a plot by the APC to manipulate the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.

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Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

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A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

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