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  • Edo Guber: INEC, PLAC make case for persons with disabilities

    Edo Guber: INEC, PLAC make case for persons with disabilities

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is committed to making the 2024 governorship election in Edo more inclusive with the provision of assistive devices for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Prof. Kunle Ajayi, INEC National Commissioner, stated this on Monday in Benin during a technical session on the implementation of INEC’s inclusivity tools in the election. The News Agency…

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  • Ex-Deputy Governors identify causes of friction between governors and deputies

    Shaibu storms PDP secretariat for Certificate of Return, threatens legal action

    The crisis in the PDP took a dramatic twist on Wednesday as Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu stormed the party secretariat, demanding the issue of a certificate of return for winning the Edo PDP gubernatorial primary election. Shaibu, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, had emerged as the standard bearer for the upcoming Sept. 21 Edo governorship elections at…

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  • Edo 2024: Akpata emerges LP candidate

    Edo 2024: Akpata emerges LP Candidate

    A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata, has emerged as the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the Sept. 21 Edo governorship election.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akpata polled 316 votes to defeat other aspirants in the party’s primary election, held in Benin on Friday.   Mr. Kenneth Imansuangbon…

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  • Re-run primaries: Sen. Okpebholo emerges APC candidate for 2024 Edo Gov’ship election

    Re-run primaries: Sen. Okpebholo emerges APC candidate for 2024 Edo Gov’ship Election

    Sen. Monday Okpebholo, representing Edo Central at the National Assembly, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Sept. 21 governorship election in Edo. Gov. Bassey Otu of Cross River, who is the chairman of the APC supplementary primary election, declared Sen. Okpebholo the winner of the election on Friday in Benin. Otu said that…

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  • Edo 2024: Ighodalo wins Edo PDP governorship ticket

    Edo 2024: Ighodalo wins Edo PDP governorship ticket

    Dr. Asue Ighodalo, on Thursday, emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 21. The Chief Returning Officer and chairman of the Edo Governorship Primary Election Committee, Gov. Dada Lawal of Zamfara State, declared Ighodalo the winner after he garnered 577 votes to defeat six other aspirants. The…

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  • Economic Hardship: Let's go back to farming - Ebonyi APC Chairman advises Nigerians

    APC Digging Its Own Grave in Edo

    Nigeria’s politicians have perfected the art of burying themselves with one foot sticking out. And it appears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will, once again, stage this rite of self-destruction in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State. The party’s primaries on Saturday were such a shambles that it has now been forced to conduct them again, with no guarantee…

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  • 10,000 youths in Edo to receive TNY entrepreneurship training – Official

    No fewer than 10,000 youths in Edo will receive entrepreneurship training to be self-reliant under the Transforming Nigeria Youths (TNY) Entrepreneurship programme. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the TNY programme is sponsored in the state by the Enterprise Development Centre, Master Card Foundation and Edo Skills Development Agency (Edojobs). Speaking during the inauguration of the programme on…

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  • Edo govt. promises to collaborate with POWA on empowerment, skills

    The Edo government, on Monday in Benin, promised to collaborate with the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) towards achieving the association’s three-point agenda. Edo Gov. Godwin Obaseki gave the promise in his office when Hajia Hajara Alkali, POWA National President, led other executive members on a courtesy visit to the governor. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the…

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  • Zambian president promises to cut deficit, restore economic growth Zambian president promises to cut deficit, restore economic growth

    Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema said on Friday his new government would implement policies to reduce the fiscal deficit, restore economic growth and review mining policies. In his first address to a new session of parliament since his election in August, Hichilema said officials would also review agricultural policies, revise electricity prices, and reform state power firm Zesco. In November, Africa’s…

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  • Edo poll voter turnout decline worrisome in spite of credible conduct — CDD

    Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a pro democracy civil society organisation, has  said that in spite of the  general peaceful and credible conduct of the Edo election, it was worried over the  decline in voters turnout for the election. The group in its final observation report signed by CDD Director, Ms Idayat Hassan, and Head, Election Analysis Centre (EAC),…

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  • Atiku’s Argentina recommendation for Nigeria unrealistic -TMSG

    Edo poll: New dawn, end of ‘godfatherism’ in Nigeria politics – Atiku

    Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki on his reelection,  describing  his victory in at the Edo governorship election as end of ‘godfatherism’ in Nigeria politics.   Abubakar in a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday said that the election marked a new dawn in Edo. “There is a new wind of democratic change now blowing all…

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  • Former Deputy President of the Senate Sen. Ike Ekweremadu

    Edo governorship election a huge relief, says Ekweremadu

    Former Deputy President of the Senate Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated  Goverror of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election, describing the just  concluded election as “a huge relief”. Ekweremadu, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Campaign Council for Edo, said this in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mr Uche Anichukwu, on Sunday. The…

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  • Obaseki’s win renews our 2023 determination to win Lagos — PDP

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State Chapter, says the re-election of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has further strengthened its determination to win the 2023 governorship  poll in Lagos. The party said on Sunday in Lagos that if the embattled Obaseki could surmount all the challenges to win, the party also could. Mr Taofik Gani, the party’s state spokesperson…

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  • FCT residents commend INEC innovations, performance in Edo polls

    Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on its performance at the just concluded Sept. 19, governorship election in Edo state. Some of the residents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja expressed their joy that the election was relatively peaceful and that INEC deserved commendation for…

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  • Buhari commends Edo election process, urges Obaseki to show humility in victory

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo, which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The president, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility…

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  • President Buhari commends election process in Edo State, reiterates commitment to free and fair elections

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory. In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President Buhari said:…

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  • Edo 2020: Group commends INEC on equal access for PWDs

    Campaigns for Equal Voting Access for Persons with Disabilities (EVA4PWDs), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on the equal access voting given to Persons with Disabilities in the Edo Governorship election. Mr David Anyaele, the Chairman of the group, said this on Saturday in its preliminary statement on the conduct of the election. Anyaele however,…

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