Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on a visit to Edo State, has explained the seeming neglect of Niger Delta oil communities as due to corruption and insincerity of the political elites.
At least 53 persons lost their lives in a road accident that occurred along Benin-Agbor-Onitsha express road, precisely at Abudu town in Edo State, on Thursday.
The Edo State House of Assembly has approved the construction of houses for former governors and deputy governors at a rate that should not exceed N200 million and N100 million, respectively, in any location of their choice.
The new Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has been sworn into office, marking an end to the 8-year tenure of former governor Adams Oshiomhole.
President, Muhammadu Buhari is set to arrive in Benin city, the Edo state capital, on a two-day working visit.
A new Commissioner of police has resumed in Edo State and has expressed readiness for Saturday’s Governorship Election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has commenced distribution of non-sensitive materials for the Edo State governorship election scheduled to hold on September 10.
The embattled chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu-Sheriff, has issued a Certificate of Return to Matthew Aighuhuenze for the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state despite a Federal High Court judgement in Port Harcourt on Monday, July 4 that sacked his faction of the party.
Police have cordoned off the entrance to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, which was the venue scheduled to hold the Governorship Primary of the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Wednesday.
The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will next week decide on which of the two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, it will recognize.