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The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has charged eligible voters in the State to come out en masse on September 19 to vote for the PDP to enable him consolidate on his first term achievements.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki urges massive voter turnout, cautions against apathy

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has charged eligible voters in the State to come out en masse on September 19 to vote for the PDP to enable him consolidate on his first term achievements.

Ondo PDP begs security agencies to stem the tide of violence

Opposition People’s Democratic Party in Ondo state has appealed to the security agencies in the state to stem the tide of political violence across the state.
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Edo election: YIAGA Africa alerts security agencies on 13 violence flash points

YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has alerted security agencies of 13 flash points in Local Government Areas (LGA) where possible violence needs to be checked in the Sept. 19 governorship elections in Edo.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Report: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala acquired US citizenship in 2019

Nigeria’s former Finance and Foreign Affairs Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has taken American citizenship, more than 40 years after she studied in the United States.
Mr Adetola Olubajo, President of of NUSA, said in a statement from Pretoria on Wednesday that the COVID-19 deaths were for Gauteng Province alone, adding that it was yet to get figures from eight other provinces in South Africa.

NUSA: 11 Nigerian nationals die of virus infection in South Africa

The Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) says that 11 Nigerians have so far died of COVID-19 in that country.
Paul Rusesabagina, who was hailed as a hero for saving fellow Rwandans, was detained and paraded before the news media in handcuffs in Kigali on Monday. Clement Uwiringiyimana-Reuters

Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while a video shared by Rwandan authorities allegedly backing his arrest on suspicion of terrorism was challenged by his foundation.
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DSS quizzes Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage over ‘political statement’

Music producer Don Jazzy and singer Tiwa Savage have been cautioned against making social media comments against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, after an invitation by the Department of State Security, DSS.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Northern governors congratulate Yahaya Bello over victory at Supreme Court

The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, over his election victory at the Supreme Court.
The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

Former Ondo SSG makes U-turn, returns to Governor Akeredolu’s camp

Political observers in Ondo State have been taken aback following the decision of the former Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde to return to the camp of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu two months after resigning from the governor’s cabinet.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Proposed constitutional review, waste of resources – Northern elders

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has described proposed Constitutional review by the National Assembly as a waste of resources and energy.

Nigerian students protest closure of schools

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have scheduled a peaceful demonstration for September 1, to demand the reopening of schools nationwide.
Migrants are seen on the Louise Michel ship operating in the Mediterranean sea and financed by British street artist Banksy, on August 29, 2020. MV Louise Michel-REUTERS

Italy sends help to Banksy’s overloaded migrant rescue boat

The Italian coastguard sent help on Saturday to a rescue boat funded by British street artist Banksy after the vessel issued urgent calls for assistance, saying it was stranded in the Mediterranean and overloaded with migrants.

i’ll rather stay poor, party-less than join PDP – Sacked ALGON chairman

The sacked Chairman of Oyo State Association of Local Government of Nigeria (AL­GON), Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, has debunked the rumours making the rounds that he was planning to dump the All Progressives Party (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Peter Obi: Religious intolerance threat to national unity

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on political and religious leaders across the country to ensure that the different religious groups in the country live peacefully together, while upholding the ideals of freedom of worship as contained in Nigeria’s constitution.
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APC chieftain urges collaboration to develop Ekiti

The Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom chapter, has appealed to stakeholders to collaborate with Gov. Kayode Fayemi towards the development of the state.

West African mediators jet to Mali seeking reversal of coup

Mediators from West Africa’s regional bloc are due in Mali on Saturday for talks aimed at reversing a coup that has been condemned abroad.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: Expect massive return of our bigwigs

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC on Friday boasted of the success of its ongoing reconciliation efforts, saying its political bigwigs who left would soon return to its fold.
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: Political tension in Edo may lead to emergency declaration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that the fierce political tension brewing in Edo State ahead of the September 19 governorship poll may lead to a declaration of a state of emergency in the state, if not carefully managed.

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Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.