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PDP member stabbed in Benin

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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Amosun Rescue Accident Victims On Akure-Ondo Road

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, stopped to personally coordinate the rescue of three accident victims along the ever busy, Akure-Ondo Road in Ondo State. Governor Amosun who came across the accident scene while returning from the swearing-in ceremony of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure stopped his convoy and personally led efforts to retrieve the accident victims from the bush. The accident involved a Volkswagen car with registration number, Ondo BDR-223XA, painted in

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Akeredolu’s Emergence To Boost Southwest Unity- Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has described the emergence of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN as the 6th democratically elected governor of Ondo State as a further assurance of the unity among the Southwest States of Nigeria.  The Ogun State governor stated this, on Friday, while speaking with journalists, shortly after witnessing the swearing in of Akeredolu in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Governor Amosun said it would be in the best interest of the Yoruba

Kemi Adeosun

How Infrastructure Development Will Drive Economic Growth, By Adeosun

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has declared that infrastructure development will play a critical role in unlocking Nigeria’s economic potential, laying a foundation for economic competitiveness and long-term future growth. Adesoun, who disclosed this at the United Capital launch of its Eurobond and Wealth for Women Fund, also stated that investment in critical infrastructure across the country will unlock job and wealth creation as well as strengthen economic development across all the states of the federation.

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Panic, As Buhari Extends Vacation Again

At a time many Nigerians were looking forward to the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his vacation abroad, the President has again extended his stay. The news extending the vacation was conveyed today via a press statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman,  where he revealed that the President isn’t fully fit yet to return to his duty post. “During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the

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On The March Over Buhari

Nigerians sustain street rallies though sharply divided over the gains or pains so far recorded under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. For about three weeks Nigerians under different umbrellas have been on the streets to air their views on the situation in the country. One feature of the demonstrations is that they gave the impression that Nigerians are divided on the impact of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the economy, nay the

Clyde Terry , South African

Interview: Gays Are Normal People – Clyde Terry

On a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa for a workshop on Religion & Sexual and Gender Minorities, Anthony Akaeze, Associate Editor, met with Clyde Terry, a member of the South African gay community at a social function. Terry, in this interview speaks about his experience as a young man who later had to make a choice, his family’s reaction to it and his relationship with non gays.   Nigeria is a pretty conservative

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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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