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 […]

Shaibu Withdraws Suit Against ‘Senior Brother’ Obaseki

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu, has withdrawn the suit he filed at the Federal High Court to stop alleged plots by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, to remove him from office. Shaibu, in a circular dated September 5, 2023, cited the case with Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1027/2023 which named the Inspector General of […]

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 […]

I Am Loyal To Obaseki – Shaibu

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Phillip Shaibu on Sunday declared his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki while noting that he remains his elder brother and boss. This is coming following weeks of cold war between the governor and his deputy. The deputy governor had earlier gone to a Federal High in Abuja to […]

Obaseki Settles Ex-Gov Benefits

President Bola Tinubu has asked the Chicago State University (CSU) not to release his academic credentials to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. On August 23, Tinubu’s attorney submitted a statement as part of his legal argument in his response to the suit filed by Atiku at a United States District Court […]

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 […]

PDP Passes Vote of Confidence on Obaseki

 Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo have berated the Deputy Governor of the State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, for approaching the court over an allegation of impeachment. Rising from a meeting on Sunday in Igueben, Igueben Local Government Area of the state, the party leaders who are from Edo Central Senatorial District faulted […]

How I Discovered My Deputy Was Working Against Me – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has narrated how he found out that his deputy, Philip Shaibu, was “working against him”. According to Obaseki, Shaibu has become so desperate to succeed him, ahead of the Edo governorship election in 2024. He spoke at a gathering with stakeholders in the state. The governor said: “He (Shaibu) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

APC Will Not Get 25% Votes In Edo State – Gov. Obaseki

As the 2023 election draws closer, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says he is willing to bet that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not get 25 percent of his state’s votes. Obaseki said this in an interview with Thisday on Wednesday, stressing that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will record […]