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Edo crisis: Obaseki opens up, says ‘I won’t bow to Oshiomhole’

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

Edo governor Godwin Obaseki said the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly was because he refused to share public funds with some self-styled godfathers. Immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, who has been at ‘war’ the incumbent is believed to be posing as Obaseki’s godfather. The governor, addressing a Benin delegation that visited his Abuja home, said the Read More

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In Edo, frustrated patient stabs self to death

July 16, 2019 Editor 0

An angry patient has reportedly stabbed himself to death at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Edo State. The patient whose name could not be ascertained was said have been rushed to the accident occurred at the Accident and Emergency (A & E) Ward of the hospital by his wife on Saturday night for medicare. A source at Read More

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Edo: Obaseki ‘exposes’ Oshiomhole, reveals key lesson he learnt from ex-gov

July 13, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, taught him to fight political godfathers. Obaseki made the statement when receiving the House of Representatives committee set up to look into the Edo assembly crisis, according to the cable. Speaking through Philip Shaibu, his deputy, the governor said Oshiomhole who is currently the Read More

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PDP welcomes Obaseki’s move to probe Oshiomhole

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday cautioned governor Godwin Obaseki not to use his purported probe of his estranged ‘godfather’ and predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as a bargaining power to resolve his political differences with the later. The party said while the issues cannot be ignored, ”government must resist pressure to resolve current political disagreements with this issue”. Read More

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Breaking: Obaseki sends Oshiomhole’s loyal Commissioners packing from Edo state cabinet

July 3, 2019 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint indicate that Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has wielded the big stick and sent out Comissioners loyal to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from the state executive council. A statement from the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the governor appointed immediate past Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto as Special Adviser. The statement Read More

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Oyegun, Oshiomhole’s rift deepens

June 24, 2019 Editor 0

The simmering row around the Edo state House of Assembly deepened Sunday as the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, accused his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, of heightening tension in the state legislature. He said Oshiomhole’s activities against the governor, Godwin Obaseki, amounted to anti-party, and therefore told him to allow the governor focus Read More

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Edo Speaker to APC: You ‘ve no powers to adjudicate on House leadership

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

The speaker of Edo State House of Assembly Mr. Frank Okiye has chided the National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, over his comment on the June 17 election of the House leadership. Okiye said the party lacked powers to adjudicate on the constitutional function of the legislators. The speaker cautioned that the APC spokesman should be Read More

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Edo: Thugs attack, strip Oshiomhole naked

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

The crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tuesday took a violent dimension as suspected political thugs reportedly attacked and beat up the state Assembly members-elect. Besides, Seidu Oshiomhole, a younger brother of the National Chairman of APC and immediate past governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was said to have sustained injury as Read More

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Edo N-power declares support for Obaseki

June 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo state, beneficiaries of the federal government social investment programme, N-power have backed Governor Goodwin Obaseki’s reelection bid. The beneficiaries were joined in a support rally on Friday by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), market women, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and others. Spokesman for N-power, Nosagie Uzamere said Obaseki has Read More

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Edo youths back Obaseki’s reelection bid

May 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

Protesters under the umbrella of Concerned Edo Youths Tuesday matched through major streets in Benin City, the state capital to drum support for Governor Goodwin Obaseki’s reelection bid. Coordinator of the group Kelly Okungbowa said their solidarity for the Governor cut across the 18 local government areas of the state. The group denounced some members of the All Progressives Congress Read More

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Poverty? 26-yr-old bricklayer markets own 6-week-old twin babies

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

A 26-year-old bricklayer, Kenneth Ofoke, has been arrested in Benin, Edo State, for allegedly selling his six-week-old twin babies for half a million naira, Punch reports. Ofoke was among suspects paraded by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed DanMallam, for alleged involvement in various crimes. The police said the suspect had sold four babies before he was arrested, adding Read More

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Assembly poll: Court sacks Edo APC candidate

March 7, 2019 Editor 0

A Benin Federal High Court Wednesday nullified the candidacy of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Oredo East State Constituency Mr. Osaro Obaze ahead of House of Assembly election. Delivering judgement in the suite filled by Mr Ekhosuehi Eghosa challenging Obaze’s candidacy, Justice (Mrs) Adefunmilola Demi – Ajayi held that the defendant was not the rightful nominated candidate of the Read More

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#2019 Presidential election result: Atiku stretches victory to Edo, Anambra; Buhari sweeps Borno, leads

February 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, narrowly won the presidential election in Edo state with 7,849 votes more than his main rival, President Muhammadu Buhari. The State Collation Officer for the Presidential election, Ndowa Lale, announced at the Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters in Benin that Mr Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while Mr Buhari of the All Progressives Read More

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Benin ‘shuts down’ as Buhari’s campaign Squad moves to Edo state

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit, the Edo State Government says there will be a restriction of movement from 12pm to 4pm on Thursday on Ekehuan Road in Benin. The announcement was made in a statement released by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie. The statement read: “Residents in the area are advised to avoid this route (Ekehuan Read More

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Delta wins 19th National Sports Festival with wide medals’ margin

December 17, 2018 Editor 0

After 10 days of Sporting fiesta in the Nation’s capital, Abuja, Delta State has been finally announced as the winner of the 19th National Sports Festival. Team Delta claimed unimaginable 163 gold medals, 88 silver and 101 bronze medals to beat the other participating teams to the number one position after 10 days of action in Abuja. While this is Read More

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Just Now: Buhari puts off scheduled visit to Edo, heads to Borno Wednesday

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has put f his official visit to Benin city, Edo state capital. The reason for the cancellation was yet to be ascertained but Blueprint gathered that it won’t be unconnected to the death of several Soldiers recent in Metele Borno. A tweet on official APC tweeter handle @APCNigeria a while ago disclosed, “President Muhammadu Buhari has canceled his Read More

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Commonwealth Games: Obaseki rains naira on athletes, coaches

July 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has announced a N7.5 million cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Government House, Benin City, on Tuesday night Each of the six athletes from Edo State who represented Read More

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Edo students task Oshiomhole on leadership

June 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Association of Edo state students have charged the newly elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on effective leadership. A frontline member of the Association, Comrade Meisabi Tasiu, urged the APC chairman to bring his experience in organised labour to bear towards fostering good governance. Tasiu said the victory of Oshiomhole at the just Read More

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Women contribute a lot to nation building –Efosa Uyigue

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Ms. Efosa Uyigue is the Special Adviser (SA) to the Edo state Governor; Godwin Obaseki, on Gender. She speaks to ENE OSANG on gender equality, politics and the alarming rate of youth migration from the state. You were recently appointed the SA on Gender how are you fairing? It has not been easy but I am doing my best. Read More

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Buhari condoles with Obasanjo over father-in-law

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his “heartfelt” condolences to the Abebe family as well as the government and people of Edo state over the death of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s late wife, Stella’s father, Christopher Abebe, who died at the age of 99. His son, John Abebe, had announced the death in a statement. President Buhari, in a statement Read More

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Obaseki meets Buhari, pledges to tackle illegal migration, human trafficking

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says the state government will partner with Federal Government agencies to tackle the menace of human trafficking, illegal migration and modern slavery in the state. Obaseki stated this on Friday after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He revealed that Edo state government had put in place strategies Read More

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Benin Monarch vows to deal with violators of native laws

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has vowed to deal with violators of native laws and customs in Benin and its environs. A statement signed by Mr Desmond Agbama, his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) on Thursday, said the monarch was determined to reinstall native laws and also rid the state of violence and guarantee peace. He said the warning Read More