Tag: Obaseki

Obaseki meets Buhari, vows will never rejoin APC that pushed him out

The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The governor who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after his face-off with the then-APC national chairman and former governor of Edo, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole vowed[Read More…]

Obaseki swears in 11 commissioners, two special advisers

Gov. Godwin Obaseki inaugurated 11 commissioners and two Special Advisers on Wednesday in Benin as part of those that will constitute the Edo State Executive Council. The governor charged the new appointees to ensure transparency and uphold accountability in all they did in their respective beats. He told them that[Read More…]

COVID-19: Aggrieved Edo residents protest compulsory vaccination

Aggrieved residents and civil society organisations in Edo State have taken to the streets to protest against the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policy by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration. The Punch reports that the protesters, who were armed with placards conveying their angst grounded vehicular movement in the metropolis. The placards[Read More…]

‘We will wake up one day and the naira will be N1,000’ – Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has raised an alarm over the state of Nigeria’s economy and country’s rising debt profile. According to him, borrowing money to meet the country’s ailing economic needs is no longer tenable. The Governor spoke on Wednesday during a meeting with the Transition Committee members at[Read More…]

The corruption in the healthcare system is alarming – Edo Governor

Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has raised alarm over the level of corruption in the state’s healthcare system. During a town hall meeting with medical doctors in the state, on Sunday, the Governor said the state’s healthcare system will now be operated in a different manner, and that corruption is[Read More…]

Election Tribunal dismisses petition against Obaseki

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Edo State has dismissed the petition filed by Action Alliance (AA) party challenging the exclusion of the party and its candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state. Prior to the ruling on Friday, Onyechi Ikpeazu, counsel to Governor Godwin Obaseki and the[Read More…]

Alleged Embezzlement: Shutting down Colleges Of Education have been justified – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, says the decision to shut down Colleges of Education in Ekiadolor and Iguoriakhi has been vindicated by reports of misappropriation of funds by the management. Channels TV reports that Governor Obaseki stated this on Friday when he received the final report from the commission[Read More…]

Obaseki and PDP leaks false information to the media says Ize-Iyamu

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation says media should perform due diligence in reporting events arising from Edo State, as unprofessionalism would render them as “tools for PDP.” Reacting to claims that APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC yesterday at a press[Read More…]

Edo has decided; Godwin Obaseki reelected as Governor

Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win a second term as governor of Edo State. Obaseki was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly-contested poll conducted on Saturday. INEC Returning Officer for the poll declared the governor[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Enter Nyesom Wike; Obaseki’s new Godfather

 Alliances can make and mar us. Jehoshaphat king of Judah (south of Israel) was a man who sought the face of God. He was a decent ruler. But his yoking with kings of base virtue ruined his legacy. In particular, his dalliance with the house of Ahab and Jezebel impaired[Read More…]