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The Pains and Gains of Social Media

The Pains And Gains Of Social Media

Speakers at a lecture recently to mark the opening of the 2017 press week of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, x-ray the good, the bad and ugly sides of the social media The event was the annual lecture cum 2017 press week of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ. But for Emmanuel Uduaghan, immediate past governor of the state, and chairman of the occasion, it

PDP member stabbed in Benin

PDP Member Stabbed In Benin 

There was security breach yesterday outside the venue of the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin as a supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was stabbed with a broken bottle, allegedly by a political thug from the All Progressives Congress, APC. The victim, Amadin Osamudiamen is from Ward 11, Oredo local government area of Edo State and was in court to witness the tribunal’s proceedings.  The PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its candidate

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We Have Damaged Petitioners’ Evidence – Ikpeazu, INEC Counsel

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, eventually opened its defence today in the election petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu, its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election in Edo State, against the declaration of Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki as the winner of the election. The hearing before the Ahmed Badamasi-led state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin had suffered two previous adjournments before today, both at the

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INEC’s Albatross In Edo

The report of the recounted ballots papers used in four local government areas during the last Governorship election in Edo State may have exposed a serious flaw in the controversial election which outcome is being challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party, and its candidate, Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu As legal fireworks assume greater intensity at the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin, all eyes are on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to defend

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Obaseki’s Lawyer Raises Security Concern 

Chairman of the Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin, the state capital, Ahmed Badamasi has called on the state commissioner of police, Haliru Gwandu, to beef up security within and outside the court premises where the tribunal is hearing the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Osagie Osagie Ize-Iyamu, its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election, against the victory of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in

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INEC Walks A Tight Rope

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin was early today forced to adjourn sitting till Friday this week as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, failed to open its defense in the ongoing hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, against the declaration of Godwin Obaseki and his All Progressive Party, APC, as the winner of the

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and wife at thanksgiving

Ibori Reconciles Okowa And Uduaghan

Ahead of uniting his political family   As a first step in restoring harmony and cohesion to his hitherto close-knit political family which is now in disarray due to his long absence, former Delta State governor, James Onanefe Ibori has initiated moves to rebuild his political structure by meeting with the two protagonists without whom the fence-mending exercise would be a mere wild-goose chase. An unimpeachable source hinted the magazine that for about three hours

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Why I Pleaded Guilty  – Ibori

Speaking publicly for the first time since his release from prison December 21, 2016, former Delta State governor, James Onanefe Ibori said at a thanksgiving service in his honour by his Oghara kinsmen on Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Ogharefe, that he pleaded guilty to charges against him as a short-cut to his freedom and not because he was guilty as people were alleging. Ibori who said this in his Urhobo dialect, said when

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Tribunal Says PDP Witnesses Can Testify

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin ruled this afternoon that witnesses subpoenaed by the petitioners – the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu can testify as witnesses in the substantive petition brought before it. The Ahmed Badamasi-led three-man tribunal had on Monday reserved ruling until today in the propriety of allowing a subpoenaed witness, Oviosun Enas to testify following the opposition by the respondents’ counsel who argued that

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