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143 die, 843 injured in auto crashes in Edo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo says a total of 143 persons died and 843 others were injured in various auto crashes across the state in 2017. Mr Samuel Odukoya, the FRSC Sector Commander, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in...

3 inmates freed of 1,062 awaiting trial

The Edo State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Esohe Ikponwen, on Tuesday freed three inmates out of 1,062 awaiting trial and kept at the Medium Security Prison, Oko in Oredo Local Government Area. The three inmates who were released as a result of ‘no case file’ submission are Efe Osagbovo (34), Peter...

BREAKING NEWS: Edo State House of Assemply impeach Speaker

Edo State House of Assembly has on Monday impeached its Speaker, Hon. Justin Okonoboh during planary in Benin City, capital of the state. New Speaker, Hon. Kabiru Ajoto, has been elected immediately. More to come...

We’ll challenge Obaseki’s victory at the tribunal– PDP

  By OLAKUNLE ADENIYI Against the declaration of APC by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the winner, PDP said they would challenge the result of the Edo state election at the electoral petition tribunal. The election which took place last Wednesday September 28, 2016 with Godwin Obaseki, the APC candidate, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,...

Edo election: INEC reacts to refusal of PDP agents to sign results

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll. INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin. Soyebi...

BREAKING: APC leads PDP by 5,616 votes halfway to results announcement

The electoral commission, INEC, has announced the results of nine of the 18 local governments in Edo State. The results show that the ruling All Progressives Congress won in 5 local governments while the Peoples Democratic Party won in 4 local governments. The APC so far has 142,424 votes while the...

Edo election: APC, INEC planning overnight rigging to overturn our victory – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has raise an alarm over alleged planned by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to manipulate the ongoing Edo governorship election. Prince Dayo Adeyeye, PDP National Publicity Secretary, in a statement said “Having received results from our agents at approximately 1800 of the 2627 polling units...

BREAKING: Edo election: Results for 9 local governments out – PDP raises red alert

– The governorship election in Edo state is still ongoing as being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come out to say that the results for nine local governments are already prepared The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cried out saying the results...

Soldiers arrest motorists as police blocks media at Auchi

Accreditation has kicked off in many polling booths as Edo state residents decide the next governor in elections today. The process began at several polling booths as early as 8am as promised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The commission says that 19 candidates are contesting in the Edo...

APC, PDP in war of words as Edo elects governor today

  As about two million eligible voters in Edo State go to the polls today, the All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have continued to trade blame on the alleged plot of some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to compromise the credibility of the exercise. The...

Edo Election: State Govt. declares public holidays

The Edo State Government on Saturday declared Sept.27 and Sept.28 as public holidays to enable electorate participate in the Sept 28 governorship election. Gov. Adams Oshiomhole announced the reprieve at a grand reception organised by the organised labour union for him. He said the holidays would enable workers travel to their...

INEC says passing out of Corps members will not affect Edo State election  

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the passing out of two batches of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Edo State will not affect the conduct of the state's gubernatorial election which has been rescheduled for September 28. INEC’s Deputy Director in charge...

Why INEC postponed Edo poll to September 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday postponed the Edo State 2016 Governorship Election to Wednesday, September 28. The decision was announced to journalists on Thursday night, about eight hours after the commission had insisted that the election would hold as scheduled on Saturday, September 10, despite warnings from security...

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