Edo: How Obaseki demystified Oshiomhole

CAJETAN MMUTA reports on the intrigues that led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki and defeat of acclaimed political godfathers during last weekend’s governorship election in Edo State The much talked about September 19 governorship election in Edo State has come and gone and the cold breeze and shivers of threat of violence that […]


Edo guber: D-Day as Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, others battle for votes

The attention of the world is today focused on Edo State as the people file out to either return their governor or elect a new state helmsman for the next four years. As the countdown to the governorship election ends today, ONYEKACHI EZE who was in the state, looks at the preparations towards a hitch-free […]

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Obaseki to electorate: Don’t shed blood for my re-election

Governor Godwin Obaseki and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said his second term ambition is not worth spilling the blood of anyone in the Edo State governorship election holding tomorrow. He reassured that the governorship election would be peaceful and violence-free. Speaking shortly after one day prayer and fasting session for a […]

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Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu: Edo election’ll be peaceful

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have pledged to ensure peaceful conduct of the election. The duo who spoke yesterday after signing a peace accord midwifed by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace […]


Edo 2020: We’re sure of victory, Obaseki assures as PDP rounds off campaign

…promises to end godfatherism …vote, stay, protect your mandate, Obi, Tambuwal,Okowa, Wike, others urge Edo electorate The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday declared that with the support of Edo people and endorsements by over 100 groups in the state, he […]


Election violence amid IGP’s faux pas

In this analysis, BIYI ADEGOROYE argues that security agents must guarantee election integrity and exhibit professionalism instead of mere façade of physical presence in the forthcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections   With the Supreme Court verdict upholding the Kogi State governorship election penultimate week, despite reported massive electoral violence, including the ignoble role of […]


Obaseki: Esama of Benin an enigma, icon worthy of emulation

The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has described the Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, as an enigma and icon worthy of emulation by the younger generation, commending his numerous contributions to the development of the state and nation. Speaking at a special thanksgiving service […]


Reforms: Edo boosts employment with ride hailing

The reforms initiated by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has opened more investment space including the entrance of ride hailing business with Uber and Bolt taking the lead in the state. The state government said that the vibrant private sector scene in the state had benefited immensely from the favourable policies designed to attract investment […]


Edo guber: Echoes of violence amid expectations

CAJETAN MMUTA writes on the increasing concerns of violence and drums of war by leading political parties and their candidates ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State   With barely a month to the governorship election in Edo State, the epic battle for the soul of Dennis Osadebe Avenue Government House in […]