Politics

Edo 2016: Obaseki emerges APC flag bearer

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin An aspirant, Godwin Obaseki has emerged winner of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for November governorship poll in Edo State.

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PDP lawmaker lauds Buhari’s policies to salvage Nigerian economy

A PDP lawmaker in Delta, Chief Evance Ivwurie, on Saturday commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s policies and programmes to savage the nation’s economy.

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Campaign group says Ize-Iyamu not arrested by EFCC for graft

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin The campaign organisation of a governorship aspirant in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Ize-Iyamu has denied media reports indicating that its principal has been arrested

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Primaries: APC governorship candidates shun Oshiomhole’s peace meeting

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City Prominent aspirants for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have shunned a peace meeting convened by the State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday.

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Ondo regent writes police boss, alleges treat to life

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The regent of Iju-Odo Kingdom in Okitipupa Local Government area of  Ondo State, High Chief Sehindemi Oguntoye has written a petition to the Assistant Inspector General of (AIG) Police Force in charge of Zone XI in, Osogbo Osun state over alleged attempt on his life.

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Odigie Oyegun, Masari arrive Benin for APC governorship primary

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie Oyegun has arrived in Benin, Edo State capital ahead of Saturday’s governorship primary election.

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Tension as Lagos PDP rival factions jostle for party

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos There exists palpable tension as rival factions of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun to jostle for the soul of the party in the state.

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Saheed Osupa admitted to study political science in UI

By Seun Agboola, Lagos A popular fuji musician, Alhaji Saheed Osupa, has gone back to school to obtain a university degree.

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PDP clears Ize-Iyamu, Edebiri, others for Edo guber primaries

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin  The Peoples Democratic Party has cleared three aspirants who bought the party’s nomination and expression of interest form for the party’s primaries ahead of the September 10 governorship election. 

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Thugs chase factional PDP secretary away from secretariat

By Wahab Akannji, Abuja The leadership crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has escalated further as angry party youths stormed the secretariat to chase away the factional secretary loyal to the Ali Modu Sheriff led group. 

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