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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.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Yoruba communities pledge support for Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Yoruba communities of Ogunwale and Ijesha in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo have pledged their support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo guber: ADC candidate commiserates with APC over auto crash

Mrs Mabel Oboh, Edo State African Democratic Congress, ADC’s governorship candidate, has commiserated with All Progressives Congress, APC; its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and the former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over the death of two mobile policemen in an accident involving their campaign convoy.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Auto accident an assassination attempt on my life

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said the auto accident on Tuesday which claimed the lives of two policemen is a clear case of assassination attempt on his life.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: President Buhari assured me of peaceful election in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has assured him of a peaceful election come September 19.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.

World Bank approves $75 million education loan for Edo state

Governor Godwin Obaseki disclosed this on Thursday during a visit to Usen in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the state for his re-election campaign rally. He noted that the Board of the World Bank gave the approval on Wednesday, saying it was in recognition of the successes recorded by his administration in the education sector.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

Tension as 24 Edo assemblymen fight for control

There was tension and drama, yesterday, as combatants for Edo State governorship fought squarely for the soul of the State House of Assembly.

INEC to conduct first election under coronavirus

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State next Saturday will be used to test-run the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
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 80 more coronavirus patients

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State said on Friday in Benin that 80 more COVID-19 patients had recovered and discharged to reunite with their families after testing negative to the virus.

Official advocates more community awareness on coronavirus in Edo

Mr Frank Evbuomwan, Managing Director of Edo State Geographical Information Service (EDOGIS), has called for more community awareness to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in Nigeria.

Edo marketers defy petrol price reduction

Independent petroleum Marketers within Benin metropolis in Edo, have continued to dispense petrol at N125 per litre in deference to the recently announced pump price of N108 per litre.

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Edo election: Tension over alleged vote buying in Governor Obaseki’s polling unit

This is the case for the two major parties; a prospective voter who does want to be quoted said she will collect the money and vote for the candidate of her choice