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Why Obaseki should be investigated, by APC

The Edo State All Progressives  Congress  (APC) yesterday asked the anti-graft bodies to investigate the Afriinvest owned by Governor Godwin Obaseki. The party also said the planned approval to PRIMUS BANK should be suspended, pending the outcome of the investigation. Edo APC Campaign media adviser John Mayaki told reporters in …

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Umahi: God will decide my political future

EBONYI State Governor David Umahi has said God will decide his next destination after 2023. Umahi was reacting to speculations that he was eyeing the presidency. He spoke yesterday while inspecting projects, including Ebonyi Airport, International Shopping Mall, and Exco Chambers at the Government House. The governor said he did …

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Obaseki redeploys director of protocol

GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki has ordered the redeployment of his Director of Protocol (DoP), Government House, Benin,  Aisagbon Osayande, to the Ministry of Culture and Diaspora Affairs. He was replaced by Mosis Obakpolor of the same ministry. The redeployment followed the July 25 embarrassment suffered by Obaseki and other Peoples Democratic …

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Zulum: Governors await Buhari’s response on attack

GOVERNORS are awaiting President Muhammadu Buhari’s  response to their complaints on last week’s attack on Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum. They are also concerned about the general insecurity in the country. These issues formed the major points of discussion at Wednesday’s meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), it was …

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Obaseki denies alleged unfair award of contracts

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has denied the allegation of bloated contracts, using his company, Afrinvest Ltd., to siphon state’s funds. Obaseki’s denial is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie and made available to the Newsmen  on Tuesday in Benin. …

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INEC, security agencies must be neutral in Edo, says Wike

The Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship Election, Governor, Nyesom Wike, has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission and Security agencies to be apolitical in the election scheduled for September 19, 2020. Wike gave the charge while speaking on a Channels Television programme, urged the electoral …

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Ondo Assembly suspends another lawmaker

The only lawmaker elected on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party in the Ondo House of Assembly, Leonard Tomide Akinribido, has been suspended. Akinribido, who is representing Ondo West Constituency 1, was suspended over gross misconduct and use of vulgar words against Speaker Bamidele Oleyelogun in the Hallowed Chamber …

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2023 Presidency: Afenifere, others descend on Mamman Daura

The Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere has condemned the position of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura who said competence should be placed above zoning arrangement in the 2023 Presidential election. Regarded as the most powerful personality in Buhari’s administration, Daura had in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service said …

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ICPC should investigate Obaseki – PDP members

Some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of Concerned Edo PDP Stakeholders have petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over alleged diversion of state funds by Governor Godwin Obaseki. The aggrieved members alleged that the governor should be investigated over the alleged award of contracts …

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