Please Forgive Me!, Edo Dep Gov Begs Obaseki

Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has begged Governor Godwin Obaseki to forgive him. Shaibu fell out with the governor over his ambition to contest the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The rift led to the governor being moved to another office outside the government house. But speaking with reporters shortly after his […]

VIDEO: Edo Deputy Gov Denied Access To Govt House Office

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has been denied access to his old office at the Government House in Benin, the state capital. Shaibu arrived at the Government House on Monday morning but met the gate leading to his office under lock and key. He says is yet to receive a formal letter […]

Obaseki Sacks Deputy Gov’s Media Aides

The Edo State Government has disbanded the media crew attached to the Office of the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu. Governor Godwin Obaseki also directed Shaibu to henceforth request for media coverage of his activities from the Ministry of Communication and Orientation. Obaseki stated this in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Chris Osa […]

How DSS Blocked Deputy Governor in Church

The simmering crisis between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, took a new twist on Sunday as the Department of State Services, DSS, denied him access to the governor. The incident happened at the New Festival Hall of Government House, Benin, on Sunday, at a church service to mark the 32nd […]

Edo Can’t Accept ‘Emilokon’ – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has rejected the  ‘Emilokan’ syndrome or spirit is not a strategy for winning elections and ruling Edo people. He spoke when he received leaders of Edo South Senatorial District on a solidarity visit in Government House. He described what was happening between him and his deputy as unfortunate, sad and avoidable […]

Edo Deputy Gov Speaks On Plan To Move To APC

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu has refuted circulating claims suggesting his intention to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Recent reports indicated Shaibu’s imminent move to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with one even suggesting a top APC member’s confirmation of the deputy governor’s induction by the APC National […]

No Plot To Impeach Deputy Gov.- Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has revealed that there is no plan to impeach his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu. The governor noted that the move by Shaibu seeking a court order to stop his purported impeachment is preemptive ahead of his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is as leaders of Edo North […]

Edo Guber Hopeful Responds To Cultism Allegation

Former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Francis Okiye, has warned political detractors to desist from the smear campaign targeted at his personality and his 2024 gubernatorial ambition. Okiye, in a statement, expressed worry over a viral social media report allegedly sponsored by his political opponents ahead of the 2024 Edo Governorship Election. […]

Fuel Subsidy: Edo Govt Reduces Work Days

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Tuesday reduced the number of work days that civil and public servants would have to commute to their workplaces from five days to three days a week, amongst other measures. In a statement made available to newsmen in Benin, Obaseki said the measure was part of efforts to ameliorate […]

Edo Gov’t Sacks 13 Lecturers Over Sexual Harassment, Others

The Edo state government has sacked 13 lecturers of state-owned Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma, over alleged offences raging from falsification of age, fraud, misconduct, extortion and sexual harassment, among others. The institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Asomwan Sunny Adagbonyin, disclosed this on Monday while presenting the university disciplinary committee’s report to members of AAU Special […]

Governor Obaseki Sacks Over 200 Aides

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sacked over 200 aides, including commissioners. The announcement was made by his Special Adviser on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie.  Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) are affected by the termination which is with immediate effect.  The decision was taken at the weekly executive council meeting on Wednesday, […]

Edo Train Attack: 13 Persons Still In Captivity, Says Govt 

The Edo State Government says efforts are still ongoing to rescue the remaining victims of Saturday’s attack at a train station in the Igueben Local Government Area of the state. The Edo State Commissioner for Communications and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare disclosed this while giving an update of the attack on Wednesday. According to him, 20 […]

Edo clarifies number of persons kidnapped in train station attack

Edo state commissioner for communication, Chris Nehikhare has made a clarification on the number of people abducted during an attack on a train station in the state. Giving an update on the incident on Wednesday, January 11, Nehikhare said intelligence report has revealed that 20 persons and not 32 were kidnapped from the Igueben train station in […]

Wike Apologises To Oshiomhole Over Obaseki’s Re-Election

Governor Nyesom Wike of River State has issued an apology to the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, over the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in September 2020. Wike tendered the apology to Oshiomhole at the inauguration of the Rumuepirikom Flyover in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area […]