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Nigerian govt launches database for asset recovery

The Nigerian government has launched a central asset database aimed at tracing, tracking, and recovering stolen assets. The launch of the central database in Abuja was part of a sensitisation programme under the asset tracing, recovery and management regulations 2019 and the central criminal justice information system under the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (2017-2019). In his […]

INEC: 1.7 million to vote in Edo election

No fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19, Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate. This is according to a document obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission titled, ‘Delimitation of Edo State’. The document shows that the identified ineligible voters in Edo failed to collect […]

Edo 2020: INEC urges staff to remain neutral, fair

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on its staff to remain neutral and credible in carrying out their duty on election day. Mahmood Yakubu also said the commission is committed to improving the welfare and conditions of service of staff within the available resources. “I have no doubt that our staff members will […]

FG bans Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria

The Federal Government has included Emirates Airlines in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria. This is part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, confirmed this via his Twitter handle on Friday. According to Sirika, the decision was taken following a […]

Obaseki assures of peaceful poll, charges Edo electorate to vote candidates of their choice – Nigerian Observer

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged electorate in the state to troop out and vote their preferred candidates in the governorship election holding on Saturday, September 19, 2020. In a broadcast, the governor assured that the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have made necessary arrangement to ensure […]

China holds military exercises near Taiwan as US diplomat visitsWorld — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

This handout picture taken and released by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on September 18, 2020 shows Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (L) taking a selfie with Keith Krach (R), US Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei. – China said on September 18 […]

WTO retains Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, evicts three candidates

World Trade Organization members removed three candidates from the race to be the next Director-General of the body. They also plan to reduce the contestants to two final candidates in the coming weeks. Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala still remained in the race, according to Bloomberg on Friday. Okonjo-Iweala is a former finance minister in Nigeria and […]

How battle in Edo North could be won, lost

The Edo North senatorial district, which spans six local government areas, will play a major role in determining who emerges the governor during Saturday’s poll. In both the federal and state legislative elections in 2019, the All Progressives Congress, (APC) swept all the positions in the region. The governorship election in 2016 too was won […]

Edo election: PFN urges residents to maintain peace

The National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude, has advised Edo State residents to maintain peace before, during and after tomorrow’s governorship election. Omobude, who is also the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministry (GLIM)/New Covenant Gospel Church (NCGC), in an online statement by his media aide, Deacon Ralph […]

Delta tertiary institutions to reopen October 2

The Delta State Government says tertiary institutions in the state are free to reopen between now and October 2, depending on the school’s arrangements to ensure safety of their students. The Commissioner for Higher Education, Patrick Muoboghare, made the clarification on Thursday in Asaba while briefing journalists on the government’s preparedness for tertiary institutions in […]

Obaseki declares Friday work-free day – Nigerian Observer

Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, the government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020 as work-free day to enable workers in the State Public Service travel to their respective Constituencies to exercise their franchise. In a statement on Thursday, Edo State Head of Service, through the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Aziegbemhin P.E, noted: “Sequel […]

Ebonyi announces date for schools’ resumption –

The Ebonyi State Government has approved October 5, 2020 as general resumption date for both private and public primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the State. The approval was made known to journalists by the State Commissioner for Education, Onyebuchi Chima, during a joint briefing on the outcome of Thursday’s State Executive Council Meeting in […]

Obaseki declares Friday work-free day – Edo State

Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, the government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020 as work-free day to enable workers in the State Public Service travel to their respective Constituencies to exercise their franchise. In a statement on Thursday, Edo State Head of Service, through the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Aziegbemhin P.E, noted: “Sequel […]

Edo election: Governor Obaseki declares Friday work-free

Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, the government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020, as a work-free day. This was contained in a statement titled ‘Edo 2020: Obaseki declares Friday work-free day’ on Thursday. The statement noted that the declaration of a work-free day was to enable workers in the State Public Service […]

Edo 2020: I’m committed to free, fair elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial elections. The president in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, reiterated his stance that, “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough […]

Steer clear, Edo not for sale, group tells Omo-Agege …vows to resist external influence in Saturday’s guber poll – Nigerian Observer

A group with interest in good governance and development, the Participation Train For Development Initiative (PTFDI), on Thursday, warned the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, to steer clear of Edo politics and abort his planned trip into the state to action the rigging plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial […]

Ize-Iyamu accuses Obaseki of running away from debate

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has accused Godwin Obaseki, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, of running away from a debate organised by Arise Television in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s election. Mr Ize-Iyamu was said to have turned up for the interview while his rival […]

Ize-Iyamu pledges access to Edo’s treasury, 3 commissioners, 12 board chairmen, in exchange for Tinubu’s support – PDP – Nigerian Observer

…says Tinubu has released additional $10m to buy votes The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) pledged to approve the nomination of three commissioners, seven council chairmen and 12 board chairmen into his cabinet and government if elected governor in exchange for the support by […]

Obaseki declined ARISE TV Debate due to confusion caused by organisers – PDP – Nigerian Observer

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki, declined participation in Wednesday’s conversation organised by ARISE Television, over the confusion caused by the television station with regard to the shape the programme will take. State Publicity Secretary, PDP, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare, who spoke on behalf of the State Campaign Council, said: […]

Police to have three officers per polling booth

The Nigeria Police has disclosed that it would have at least three police officers guarding each polling station during the Edo governorship election. To achieve this, 7,881 police officers will be manning the 2,627 polling booths in Edo State during the Saturday’s governorship election. Adeleye Oyebade, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of […]