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Wike to PDP leaders: You will fade into political obscurity if APC wins Edo

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Friday, warned the leaders of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the upcoming election is a fight for the destiny of the Niger Delta region. Wike made this assertion during a meeting organised for leaders and elected representatives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

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2023: Defections rock Adamawa as PDP, APC woo supporters with juicy promises

As gale of defections continually rock Adamawa State, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), are wooing each other’s supporters with juicy promises and other attractive incentives to garner defection. New Telegraph learnt that in the last one week in Yola, the state had witnessed some political presentations […]

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Edo poll: All eyes on us, INEC tells poll officials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has enjoined its officials conducting the Edo governorship election to live up to their oath of neutrality. Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in a message, told the poll officials that all eyes are on them to deliver a free, fair and credible process. “Let me appeal to […]

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Edo: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu go head-to-head

Tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo State promises to be an interesting but fierce battle as political gladiators go neck-and-neck into a poll that has been characterised by intrigues and a tensed build-up, FELIX NWANERI reports It is a deciding weekend for the people of Edo as voters in the state file out tomorrow to elect […]

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Personalities, factors that’ll shape Edo guber election

CAJETAN MMUTA reports that the supremacy battle between a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki, influence of moneybags and godfathers, federal might and eggheads of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC) will shape the outcome of tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo State All appears set for […]

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Security on the spotlight

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo State, WALE ELEGBEDE writes that with the tense atmosphere in the state, adequate security should be put in place for a free and fair election Violence is not alien to elections in Nigeria and it is believed that the election hostilities are promoted by political actors to win […]

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Oyo APC stalwarts meet in Ibadan, strategise on unseating Makinde in 2023

Stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State Thursday gathered in Ibadan, the state capital, to settle all the crises in the party, with a view to reclaiming the state from Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023. The APC stakeholders, who urged their supporters and other members of […]

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Edo guber: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

…says action to check illicit arms, hard drugs, political thugs Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has ordered restriction on vehicular movement. Saturday’s election appears a straight contest between the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki and […]

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APC: No plan to extend our tenure – Caretaker Committee

Pols (pix: APC national secretariat) A member of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof. Tahir Mamman (SAN) has said that the Committee was not working to extend its tenure. Mamman, who spoke Thursday at the party’s National Secretariat, said the committee was working within is mandate and time […]

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Single tenure’ll reduce cost of elections – Odedeji

Rt. Revd. James Odedeji, the Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), during the 3rd Session of the 7th Synod of the diocese, speaks on the state of the nation, anti-corruption war of the Federal Government and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in Lagos State, among other issues. Excerpts: Politics of […]