Author: Ogochukwu Isioma

A House Divided Against Itself? The Curious Case of the Edo Covid-19 Intervention.

A House Divided Against Itself? The Curious Case of the Edo Covid-19 Intervention By Eboigbe Augustine Everyone is experiencing the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 in Nigeria one way or the other, and Edo state is not left out. The Federal Government announced a number of palliatives to cushion the effects of the stay at home order, some state governments appear to also be toeing that path as they provide some palliatives for their citizens. Edo state is a curious case in this regard as even before the federal government instructed that its citizens stay at home, Edo had...

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APC Ikpoba-Okha Celebrates Hon. Osarobo On His Birthday

Felicitations on the Birthday of a Quintessential Gentleman; Hon. Osarobo Idahosa …sends words of encouragement on the occasion of his birthday. Our dear good people of Ikpoba-Okha, Edo State, and Nigeria in general, these are indeed trying times for us all, and everyone has seen their lifestyle suffer some form of unexpected disruption. Ordinarily, I would have loved to celebrate my birthday this year with the warm and effusive camaraderie of my people as I always try to do, especially for the successes achieved so far, but the present circumstances dictate otherwise. As the legendary author Chinua Achebe once...

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COVID-19: Hon. Ihonvbere Appeal To Residents To Adhere To Safety Tips

…Provides Medical Kits To Residents The Federal Lawmaker representing Owan East/West Federal Constituency and Chairman, Committee on Basic Education & Services, Hon. Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, OON, has expressed great concern over the increasing cases of the COVID-19 Virus recorded in Nigeria recently. In a message made available to press, the Iyase of Iuleha (Prime Minister of Iuleha), appealed to constituents on the need to stay safe, adhere and follow strictly, health tips issued by medical experts. “My dear Owan people. This is an APPEAL. Take the Coronavirus very seriously. It is a deadly virus. It has humbled nations. It...

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COVID-19: Odubu Tasks Edo People To Remain Hopeful

As the number of those testing positive to the COVID-19 pandemic across the country continues to soar exponentially, former Deputy Governor of Edo State and frontline gubernatorial aspirant, Dr. Pius Odubu has urged Edo people to be hopeful of an end to this scourge. Dr. Odubu who has started distribution of hand sanitizers to major health institutions, market men and women, transporters, media organisations, youth and civil society groups as well as communities across Edo state, noted that at this time of National emergency Edo people must have the unity of purpose and positive mindset towards confronting this deadly...

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Oshiomhole: As A Survivor Roars Back — By Eboigbe Augustine

As some disgruntled members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) attempted to orchestrate the removal of the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, other members of the Party completely against that move, rallied round the Chairman and ensured that attempt remained a will-o’-the-wisp with no real value. This goes to show that the APC National Chairman still enjoys huge popularity and electoral value, contrary to what a few would have us believe. Interestingly, after the Court of Appeal ordered a stay of execution on the suspension order from the FCT High Court, there really wasn’t much celebration...

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