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Edo Assembly crisis: 17 lawmakers fix date for sitting

The crisis rocking Edo House of Assembly is not about to end as the 17 lawmakers opposed to Governor Godwin Obaseki vowed to sit next Wednesday.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Edo guber: AGF requests security for 17 Edo assemblymen

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in a memo sent to Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for police protection for 17 members of the Edo State House of Assembly.

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.
Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly complex roof vandalised, mace seized

According to a video shared by Channels Television, the men were seen removing the iconic legislative mace on the top of the building.
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.

Governor Obaseki storms Edo Assembly amidst pandemonium, fear of invasion

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Thursday stormed the State House of Assembly, with hundreds of supporters.

Impeachment: Police surround Edo Assembly complex

Policemen on Thursday surrounded the Edo State House of Assembly complex in Benin City, the state capital.
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.

Why Edo Assembly deputy speaker was impeached

The Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Yekini Idiaye, was impeached on Wednesday for pledging loyalty to the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, it has been gathered.
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.

Edo Assembly impeaches deputy speaker

He was impeached on Wednesday during a plenary session of the Assembly in Benin City, the state capital
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo deputy governor accuses Comrade Oshiomhole of N80 million bribe to lawmakers to support...

The Edo state governorship elections slated to take place in September 19 has seen the two major camps on each other’s jugular. It has been a gale of accusations and counter accusations from the Governor Obaseki and former APC chairman Oshiomhole’s camps, with each trying to use every arsenal at their disposal to undo the other.
In the photo: All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1; Emmanuel Agbage (Akoko-Edo Constituency 2); Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhionmwon East Constituency); Dumez Ugiagbe, member-elect (Ovia North East Constituency 1); and Mr Vincent Uwadiae, member-elect (Ovia North East Constituency 2). [Twitter/@PastorIzeIyamu]

Edo guber: Edo deputy speaker, other members pledge support for Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1, has pledged his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Gunmen kill policeman, injure school principal in Edo

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, DanMalam Mohammed, on Wednesday confirmed the death of a police sergeant, Yusuf Igoche, in a gun duel with armed robbers on Lagos-Benin Expressway on Tuesday.

Edo Assembly crisis: Court stops governor from issuing fresh proclamation

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has restrained the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki from issuing a fresh proclamation letter as directed by the Senate.

Insecurity: Edo assemblyman urges state, local councils to strengthen vigilante groups

A member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Nosayaba Okunbor, has called on the state and local governments to strengthen vilgilante groups in the various communities with a view to curbing the worsening cases of insecurity.
Frank Okiye

Edo new speaker assumes duty

Mr Frank Okiye, the newly elected Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, assumed duty at the assembly complex on Tuesday.
The much-anticipated inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly has allegedly been performed, behind closed doors.

Edo Assembly inaugurated behind closed doors

The much-anticipated inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly has allegedly been performed, behind closed doors.

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Nigerian government clarifies position on social media regulation

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Obong of Calabar tells Cross River governor to step aside to learn about governance

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