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Edo Assembly crisis: Lawmakers react as court orders status quo

By Ogochukwu Isioma, Abuja Lawmakers-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly have reacted to the recent court order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting bye-elections to fill 14 seats of the House purportedly declared vacant by the illegal speaker, Mr Frank Okiye. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Tuesday ordered the electoral umpire to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the Motion of Notice brought before it by the 14 lawmakers who were prevented from the June 17, 2019 nocturnal inauguration of the Edo Assembly. The presiding judge, Justice...

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Edo State Governance (2016-2019) – A Lesson In Ingratitude, Betrayal, Bitterness And Anger

EDO STATE GOVERNANCE (2016-2019) – A LESSON IN INGRATITUDE, BETRAYAL, BITTERNESS AND ANGER By Hon. Samson Osagie “The question then is who is your brother? The one who sent you to prison or the one who gave you freedom? The one that support you to excell or the one that seeks to bring you down?” As 2019 draws to a close, it has become imperative to present an overview of the governance of Our State – Edo – particularly in the light of the ongoing internecine war between the government and a vast majority of the members of the...

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Edo 2020: Why Gov Obaseki Should Never Be Trusted Again – Ogochukwu

Edo 2020: Why Governor Obaseki Should Never Be Trusted Again (1) By Ogochukwu Isioma (CAMPUS GIST) On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, announced the termination of appointment of all his Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants, declaring readiness to appoint replacement in 30 days. A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr Osarodion Ogie, claimed the move was in line with government’s efforts to reorganize governance in the state, even though there has never been any at the first instance. “This development is in line with efforts to reorganise the governance structure...

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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole Not Promoting Godfatherism In Edo – APC Spokesman

The State Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr Chris Azebamwan has exonerated Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman of all godfatherism allegations in the Edo political space. In a statement personally signed by him entitled, “Adams Oshiomhole And His Place In History”, obtained by Edo Mandate Group (EMG), Azebamwan described the former Governor as a messiah who came to rescue following the eight years of waste by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government. He lauded the former labour leader and APC national chairman for strengthening the Party in Edo State and...

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BREAKING: Vice President Resigns Amid Power Tussle

Peru’s Vice President, Mercedes Araoz, resigned from her position late Tuesday as a power struggle roils the South American nation. Araoz’s resignation came after President Martin Vizcarra on Monday disbanded the opposition-controlled Congress and called for fresh elections in January. He said the move was necessary because the legislature has refused to pass a raft of anti-corruption reforms he has been championing, as well as changes to the way top judges are appointed. Some Peruvians took to the streets in celebration. Governors and leaders of the armed forces also came out in support of Vizcarra, who assumed office on...

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