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29. Prince Clem Ikanade Agba said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerian government distributed palliatives through states – minister

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Co-Chairman, Yiaga Africa, Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, stated this in at a post-election briefing in Benin on Sunday.

Edo election: Citizens’ access to results increases electoral integrity – Yiaga Africa

Yiaga Africa has said the Edo election has shown that citizens’ access to polling units results increases the integrity of the electoral process and urged the National Assembly to expedite action on reforms to the Electoral Act to legalise electronic transmission of results.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Governor Obaseki’s re-election end of godfatherism in Nigeria

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has declared that the re-election of Mr. Godwin Obaseki as Governor of Edo state marks the end of ‘Godfatherism’ in Nigeria.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: Atiku Abubakar congratulates Governor Obaseki

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory in the governorship election held in the state on Saturday.

Edo election: ADP commends voters for defying intimidation, electing their choice candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has commended the Edo State electorates, for their doggedness in defending their State from intruders, who planned to play god, by instructing them on who not to vote for.
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: Centre hails INEC, tasks National Assembly on electoral act

A civil society organization, Centre for Liberty, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting the Edo state governorship election “in a mostly civilized and less disruptive manner across the state.”
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (Right) and APC governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,

Edo governorship candidates sign peace accord

Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have signed a peace accord for the September 19 exercise in the state.
The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said there has never been an election that has generated tension as next Saturday’s governorship election in the history of Edo State.

Edo election: Benin monarch, IGP sue for peace

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has urged security agencies to live up to their constitutional obligations in the Edo governorship election billed for Sept. 19.
The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said there has never been an election that has generated tension as next Saturday’s governorship election in the history of Edo State.

Edo guber: Saturday election most contentious in state history – Oba Ewuare II

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said there has never been an election that has generated tension as next Saturday’s governorship election in the history of Edo State.

Edo guber: PDP commends Oba of Benin on peace meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, for his fatherly intervention to ensure a peaceful and credible governorship election in Edo state, ahead of September 19, 2020.

They turned us to prostitutes, starved us for days – Libya returnee

Nigerians, especially youths, left the shores of the country in search of better living conditions, owing mostly to unemployment. Unfortunately, in their desperation, most of them fell prey to agents who sweet talked them into believing that they could get to their dream countries if they were able to raise between N150,000 and N600,000.

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.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki advises supporters to ignore trouble makers, promises peaceful election

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday advised his supporters to always ignore trouble makers as the date for the governorship election draws near.

Oba of Benin cautions politicians against setting Edo on fire

As Edo residents prepare for the September 19 governorship election, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II, has warned politicians against setting the state on fire.

Edo guber: Benin monarch holds peace meeting with APC, PDP candidates

With the Edo State Governorship Election barely two weeks away, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Wednesday, held a meeting with the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu; and the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in the September 19 poll.

Oba of Benin invites Governor Obaseki, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, others for peace pact

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Highness, Oba Ewuare II, has invited the governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, and his counterpart, Osagie Ize Iyamu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) among other candidates contesting the September 19 guber election for a peace pact

Edo guber: INEC seeks Benin monarch’s intervention for peaceful election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Thursday, visited the palace of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II.

Edo: CSO protest, petition Britain over heightening violence

The Coalition of Civil Society organization (CSO), for Good Governance and Electoral Matters on Wednesday, staged a protest in Abuja against the growing threats of violence by partisans ahead of the September 19 Governorship election in Edo state.

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