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INEC Extends CVR Exercise in Edo, Ondo States

By Israel Adebiyi The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the period of the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in Edo and Ondo States. The Commission approved the extension of the exercise from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th June 2024 to enable more eligible persons to register following appeals by stakeholders. The electoral umpire ...

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150 Persons Lost to Edo Cult Clashes in Five Months — Governor Obaseki

By Israel AdebiyiThe Edo State Government has said no fewer than 150 persons have been lost to cult-related activities and homicide in the last five months in the state.Governor Godwin Obaseki disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a closed-door meeting with security chiefs at the Government House in Benin City.Obaseki also announced the ban on the activities of Okaigheles (Youth Leaders) in Edo South Senatorial District of the State, as ...

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Edo APC Dismisses State Govt Allegations, Blames PDP Thugs, Vigilante Groups For CVR Centre Attacks

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the allegation of the state government as an attempt to turn the truth on its head and safe face....

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Ativie Heads LP Caretaker Committee in Edo

Israel Adebiyi The National Leadership of the Labour Party (LP) headed by Barrister Julius Abure has constituted a caretaker committee to oversee the affairs of the Edo State Chapter of the party. The 17-man caretaker committee is headed by Right Honourable Elizabeth Ativie, a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly.  The new state Executive Committee of the party was inaugurated in Benin City by the Deputy National ...

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Court Rejects Shaibu’s Request To Cancel Ighodalo’s Candidacy

A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has dismissed a suit by the impeached Edo Deputy Governor, Phillips Shaibu seeking the nullification of the February 22 governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, won by Dr. Asue Ighodalo.In his ruling, Justice James Omotosho held that Shaibu lacked to locus standi to challenged the outcome of the primary, because he did not f...

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Flood Submerges Edo INEC Office, Commission Relocates CVR Exercise

By Israel Adebiyi The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a change in venue for the upcoming Continuous Voter Registration in Edo State following severe flooding at its State Headquarters in Benin City.The flooding, caused by torrential rain on Friday damaged the building and its contents.The National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, revealed the State...

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Edo Begins Payment of N70,000 Minimum Wage to Workers

By Israel Adebiyi The Edo State Government has begun paying the 70,000 naira new minimum wage to workers in the state.This is in fulfillment of the promise to increase the minimum wage from May 2024.During the recent inauguration of the Labour House in Benin City, Governor Godwin Obaseki announced the increase of the minimum wage for workers in the state from 40,000 naira to 70,000 naira to cushion the impacts of the harsh economy on ...

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Edo PRP Governorship Candidate Hails Historic Repatriation of Benin Artefacts from Germany

By Israel Adebiyi The Governorship Candidate of the People's Redemption Party, Patience Key Ndidi has congratulated His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare the second, the Oba of Benin, on the return of two significant artefacts - a wooden and a bronze stool - to the Benin Kingdom. Key in a statement noted that the return of the historic artefacts marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing journey to reclai...

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Frame Democracy: Gatefield NGO Urges Youth Participation in Democratic Processes

By Israel AdebiyiA Non Governmental Organization, Gatefield, says it is targeting about 600 political scientists in public and private universities nationwide under its Frame Democracy Project to deepen democratic discourse and encourage citizen participation in the electoral process....

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Mothers' Day: Edo Female Guber Candidate Urges Breaking of Barriers Limiting Women in Leadership

The Candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in the Edo Governorship Election, Patience Key, has urged stakeholders to create a favourable environment where women could participate in politics and attain leadership positions in every aspec...

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