Judge’s absence stalls Ize-Iyamu’s N700m criminal trial

July 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The N700 million fraud case preferred against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, gubernatorial election in Edo state was on Thursday stalled due to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Umar Garba. Ize-Iyamu is standing trial alongside four others in suit No: FHC/BE21C/ 2016 for allegedly receiving public funds illegally Read More

Edo: Obaseki’s emergence and PDP’s chances


The emergence of Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his defection has further confirmed that the September 19, 2020, governorship election in state will not be a walk on the park. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes on the chances of the PDP and its candidate. The second term bid Read More

New 17 deaths in Nigeria as Edo Coronavirus figures shoot up again

July 1, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 17 new Covid -19 deaths were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Edo state figures soared to 119 same day even as Lagos continued to lead high figures. In all, Nigeria recorded 561 New positive cases on Tuesday. A state by state breakdown shows; Lagos-200 Edo-119 Kaduna-52 FCT-52 Niger-32 Read More

Edo primaries: Obaseki gets certificate of return from PDP

June 27, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Saturday, presented certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, as its flag bearer for the fourth coming Edo state governorship election. Obaseki, speaking after receiving the party’s certificate of return, commended the party and its leadership for accommodating his team under the party’s umbrella during their hours of storm in the All Progressives Congress (APC). Read More

I ‘ve presented all my certificates to PDP… colleagues, Nigerians behind my reelection bid – Obaseki

June 20, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, said he presented all certificates before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee, and that his colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other stakeholders are behind his ambition. Obaseki before joining the PDP was last week disqualified from contesting the governorship primary election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Breaking: Obaseki storms PDP’s headquarters for screening ahead Edo guber primary

June 20, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has just arrived the Wadata Plaza, national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for his screening ahead of the party’s governorship primaries slated for Thursday, June 25, 2020. Obaseki whose convoy touched down at few minutes after 3pm was accompanied by a mammoth crowd of supporters singing his praises to high heavens. Dressed Read More

Edo: PDP govs’ forum assures Obaseki of level playing field

June 20, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has assured the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his teeming supporters, who on Friday formally joined the party of level playing field. Chairman of the forum, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal wished Obaseki God’s blessings and guidance as he subjects himself to the forthcoming primaries of the party. The PDP governorship primary Read More

Breaking: Obaseki faces PDP screening Saturday, party postpones primary election again in Edo

June 19, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to screen Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who joined the party, and was granted waiver on Friday by the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest the party’s governorship primary election. Obaseki before joining the PDP was last week disqualified from contesting the governorship primary election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Like Obaseki, deputy governor joins PDP

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The deputy governor of Edo State, Comrade Phillip Shaibu, Friday led his supporters and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). With the development, Shaibu has now joined the state governor, Godwin Obaseki who also defected to the PDP earlier in the day. Speaking at the state PDP secretariat after obtaining his membership card, Shaibu expressed disappointment over the undemocratic Read More

As Obaseki declares for PDP… APC loses Edo

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declaring that the move was in furtherance of his ambition to seek re-election for a second term in the governorship election billed for September, 2020. Obaseki arrived at the PDP secretariat on First East circular road at about 1.30pm amidst jubilation by party members and supporters. He Read More

PDP set to welcome Obaseki ahead Edo guber

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Embattled Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, will on Friday officially declare his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership after days of politicking and consultations. Blueprint gathered that the governor who will be received by key officers of the party at the PDP secretariat in Benin City, is expected to contest for the party governorship ticket ahead of the September guber poll.  Read More

Breaking: PDP postpones primary in Edo ahead guber poll

June 18, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of September governoship election in Edo state, the opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its primary election in Edo state to Tuesday, June 23, 2020. National Publicity Secretary of the party Kola Ologbondiyan just announced this on Thursday via his Twitter handle. He simply wrote, “@OfficialPDPNig has postponed its primary election in Edo State to Tuesday, June Read More

Breaking: Finally, Obaseki teams up with PDP ahead Edo guber

June 18, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of September guber poll.  The governor on Monday announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), three days after, the party’s screening committee disqualified him from partaking in its primaries over issues bordering on academic qualification. Chairman of the PDP in Edo state, Mr. Tony Read More

I never spoke against Obaseki’s certificate, he’s a respected UI alumnus – AAU VC

June 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University, (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo state, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo has denied regarding the University of Ibadan (UI) certificate issued to Governor Godwin Obaseki as fake. Onimawo who spoke during a new conference inside the main campus of the University in Ekpoma, described the report which was allegedly published by an online medium as wicked, Read More

Breaking: Obaseki quits APC

June 16, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has formally decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) days after he was disqualified from participating in party’s primaries scheduled for June 22, 2020. The governor, who disclosed this Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa in Abuja, said he would pursue his second term ambition on another platform. The Read More

Breaking: From APC, Obaseki, Shuaib, others near PDP switch ahead Edo guber poll

June 15, 2020 NAN 0

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Tony Aziegbemi, has declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki and all his loyalists are all set to join the party. He said Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shuaib, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter would also defect. The party leader made the disclosure in an interview with NAN on Monday in Benin. Aziegbemi Read More

Breaking – Edo 2020: Obaseki set to reveal next move

June 14, 2020 Editor 0

Embattled Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has assured his supporter that he would reveal what his next move is after due consultations with stakeholders and President Muhammadu Buhari. Obaseki who disclosed this via his twitter handle on Sunday said, “I appreciate the sustained show of solidarity, support and goodwill from Edo people and Nigerians in the face of injustice by Read More

Edo guber: Ize-Iyamu thanks APC screening committee

June 12, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The consensus governorship aspirant of Adams Oshiomhole’s faction of  the Edo state All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  has expressed gratitude to the screening committee of the party for carrying out “a thorough job”. A statement endorsed Mr. John Mayaki, the Director of Communication and Media, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s Campaign Organization stated this in response to the aspirant’s clearance Read More

Breaking – Edo guber: Obaseki responds moment after his disqualification by APC

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that he will not appeal his disqualification from participating in the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for June 22. The governor in a statement by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie said it is needless filing an appeal when the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has carefully orchestrated the move from Read More

Breaking: Registrar confirms Godwin Obaseki graduated from UI

June 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Management of University of Ibadan (UI) on Wednesday confirmed that the Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, graduated from the country’s higher institution. UI management in a statement by the Registrar of the University, Mrs Olubunmi O Faluyi, stated that the Edo state governor studied Classics at the premier university. According to the statement, “Mr Obaseki gained admission Read More

Tension as court rules on Edo APC primaries Thursday

Justice Mohammed Umar of the Federal High Court Benin City, Edo state capital Tuesday reserved ruling on the mode to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the state’s governorship primaries billed for June 22.  While the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshimohole declared direct primaries as the way to go, Read More

Obaseki: Oshiomhole had no money; I, other party men made him Edo gov

June 3, 2020 Bode Olagoke 1

Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has revealed how he contributed in helping his predecessor Adams Oshiomhole become governor for eight years. Obaseki who spoke shortly after submitting his nomination form in Abuja, party’s national secretariat, ahead of APC governorship primary election in Edo told Journalists, “In life everybody get helped, everybody get assisted. The person you talked about (Oshiomhole) had Read More

Kidnapped Edo APC leader dead, Police recover decomposing body

May 30, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo state police command has recovered the decomposing body of a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  in the state, Hon. Presley  Ekiagbonya, who was kidnapped by gunmen and  subsequently found dead. In a statement issued on Saturday by the state police spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, said Ediagbonya’s body was recovered on Friday evening after some farmers drew its Read More

Breaking: Another Covid-19 patient is dead in Edo

May 25, 2020 Editor 0

The death of seventh coronavirus patient has been confirmed by Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki. Governor Obaseki who revealed this via his Twitter handle a while ago on Monday said, “We have discharged 1 more #Covid_19 patient from our isolation centres, bringing the total number of those discharged to 58. “Sadly, we recorded a death, making it the 7th fatality. Read More