How Obaseki, PDP romance went awry in Edo

September 19, 2020, is a day to be remembered by thousands of people in Edo State, it was a day voters went out in their millions to rescue Governor Godwin Enoghaghese Obaseki who was almost becoming a political orphan following his rejection from his former party the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP, no doubts, […]

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Certificate forgery: Obaseki wins again in Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting In Benin, the Edo State capital, yesterday dismissed the case filed by the Action Democratic Party (ADP), seeking to quash Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory at September 19, 2020 governorship election. The case, which sought Obaseki’s disqualification on grounds of alleged certificate forgery and dual party nomination, was thrown out by […]


N60bn mint: Examining emerging controversy

The remark by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government printed N60 billion to augment shortfall in March revenue allocation ignited a flurry of comments, thereby necessitating a consciousness on the role the central bank has played in recent times to stabilise the economy. ABDULWAHAB ISA reports Across the globe, central banks are […]

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Finance Experts and analysts have warned that the nation’s economy could slip back into recession if the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, insists on sub national governments – the states- paying back the $2.1 billion Budget Support Facility (BFS), which the apex bank advanced them between 2016 and 2017 to cushion […]

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Aftermath of Obaseki’s comment: CBN to go after states for $2.1bn loan recovery

For interpreting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) bailout as frivolous spending, the apex bank is determined to recover to the Budget Support Facility (BSF) loan it lent to states between 2016 and 2018. President Muhammadu Buhari, in July 2015, approved $2.1 billion intervention package to help bankrupt states to meet up backlog of salary […]


Edo Election Petition Tribunal: PDP congratulates Obaseki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State yesterday said it was pleased with the verdict of the Edo 2020 Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed all four petitions challenging the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the September 19, 2020 polls. The party, in a congratulatory message signed by the Publicity Secretary of the […]


Certificate forgery: Obaseki hails Appeal Court ruling, praises judiciary

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday hailed the Appeal Court judgement, which cleared him of a certificate forgery case preferred against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2020 governorship election in the state. The governor, in a statement, said the ruling by the Court of Appeal vindicated him, even as he reiterated […]


Edo partners online firm to deepen talent

In furtherance of Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s drive to groom top-rate tech talents in the state, the Edo State Skills Development Agency (Edo- Jobs) has entered into a partnership with PluralSight, an online education company, to train youths on in-demand tech skills. Managing Director of Edo- Jobs, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, in a chat with journalists, […]

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Tanker drivers protest colleagues’ murder, block Benin-Lagos Expressway

Articulated tanker drivers yesterday blocked the ever-busy Benin- Lagos Expressway at Ofosu in Edo State over the death of two of their colleagues in the hands of suspected Fulani herdsmen. The gunmen robbed and killed the two drivers and made away with an undisclosed amount of money from the victims. Angered by incessant attacks and […]

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Weak institutions responsible for Nigeria’s security problem- Obaseki

The Edo State Governor,Mr Godwin Obaseki, yesterday said that weak institutions were responsible for the problems facing Nigeria, including security. The governor representated by the Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, made this assertion in Benin City at a one-day South South sensitization programme on community policing with a theme: “Understanding Community Policing; A Framework for […]

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