• Nyesom Wike

    By Uche Ugboajah I first heard of the name, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, sometime in 1999. Then, he was the dashing chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. He had contested the local government election as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and had to reclaim his mandate through the court. A ...
  • initiative

    President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political parties, candidates, and security agents participating in the Edo governorship election to uphold democratic standards during the poll. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on Thursday quoted the President as saying that failure to abide by the ...
  • PDP

    A Socio-political group, Edo Across Borders (EAB), says Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s (POI) ‘The SIMPLE agenda’ manifesto will effectively address the weak security architecture in Edo. Ize-Iyamu is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC), in the Sept.19, Governorship election in Edo. The group said this in a statement signed by its chairman, Chief ...
  • Judges

    An Magistrates’ Court in Igarra, Edo on Wednesday sentenced a 31-year-old security guard, Sunday Akpeji, to nine years imprisonment with hard labour for raping a seven-year-old girl. The police charged Akpeji with defilement. Magistrate Nosa Musoe, held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubts with the evidence tendered in court. “The prosecution’s ...
  • 296

    Following the defection of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo from the ruling APC to the PDP, 106 members of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) have also defected to PDP. The ADP defectors are from Egor, Ovia South West and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo. The defections came as Edo State gets set ...
  • Akeredolu

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday expressed concerns over the spate of pre-election litigations and the conflicting orders emanating ahead of Edo governorship election. The commission in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in Abuja said the rate of the litigations could ...
  • 370

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He told newsmen in Port Harcourt Tuesday that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP are sycophants and tax collectors who will never tell the truth. According ...
  • 435

    Mr Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State has formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, days after quitting the APC. But Mr Anselm Ojezua, factional Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, did not join the PDP with him after he had earlier said he will not be leaving the APC with the governor. ...
  • 316

    Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo was in Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday to visit Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers, in an apparent bid to cement a spot in the PDP as its flagbearer in the governorship election in his state. Purpose of the visit was not disclosed but the two governors later held a ...
  • 298

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to pilot the use of electronic voting machines at the earliest time possible towards full introduction of electronic voting in major elections in 2021. But it will not be used in Edo and Ondo elections this year. The commission disclosed this in a policy document titled “Policy on ...