An accredited election monitoring and observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has identified Etsako West in Edo North senatorial district as likely flashpoint in the tomorrow governorship election in Edo State. Tribune Online findings revealed that both former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and the deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu are […]
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged electorate in the state to troop out and vote their preferred candidates in the governorship election holding on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
In a broadcast, the governor assured that the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have made necessary arrangement to ensure peaceful, transparent and fair election.
Obaseki said: “My good people of Edo State, I hereby implore you to come out en-masse tomorrow to cast your votes for the candidates of your choice in the governorship election.
“The Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have assured that adequate security will be provided during and after the election. They have made provisions to make sure that there is proper security in every polling unit across the state. We have also been assured by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of their readiness to conduct free, fair, transparent and safe election tomorrow.”
Noting that the election is sure to be violence-free, he said, “All parties participating in the election have signed a peace agreement and have committed to a peaceful process. Adequate steps have been taken to ensure compliance to the state’s COVID-19 safety protocols during the election.
“With these assurances and measures, trusting God, we believe that tomorrow’s election will be smooth and orderly. I use this opportunity to urge all of you to come out to perform your civic duty without fear. May God continue to guard our dear state and may peace and progress be upon us all.”
The Lagos State government on Friday announced that it will close the popular Ojota interchange up to the second bridge in the area for three months beginning from Monday, September 21, for some repairs. The state government which announced the closure through the state Ministry of Transportation, said motorists are expected to use the alternative […]
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned the Eko Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Fashion Hub-1 in Lagos, projected to serve 380 Small and Medium Enterprises daily. The MSME Fashion Hub-1, which is a shared facility in Lagos State under the National MSME Clinic Scheme is situated […]
Mixed reactions over Gbajabiamila’s engagement with African Speakers to loose Africa from stranglehold of foreign debts
Hundreds of followers of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila have continued to react to the twitter message on his official twitter handle: @femigbaja, on his engagement with his counterparts from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa on the planned collaboration in the joint task of loosening the stranglehold of […]
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday said that the Troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY had arrested one illegal arms dealer from Ryom in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, DMO, Major General John Enenche disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja while updating the Press on the operations of […]
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, and other key players in the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector are set for the 2020 virtual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (vNIGF). The 9th edition of the annual […]
THREE officials of the Oyo State Environmental Task Force were on Thursday injured in Ibadan by hoodlums at Molete area of the state capital. The officials were attacked during the weekly sanitation exercise at the market located under the Molete Bridge. According to the chairman of the Oyo State Environmental Task Force, ACP Francis Ojomo, […]
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, have dissociated themselves from the ploy by a prominent political party in the state to storm Zenith Labour Party’s (ZLP) campaign flag-off at Ore in Odigbo local government area of the state to disrupt the event on Saturday. The party said some hoodlums […]
Eight people were feared dead as their vehicle plunged into the river in Kware local government area of Sokoto State. Tribune Online gathered that the incident occurred around 12 noon on Thursday but neither their bodies nor the vehicle was recovered as at the time of filing this report on Friday evening. A source within […]
THE Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, on September 15 and 16, embarked upon a familiarisation tour/threat assessment of the entire Ibarapa/Oke Ogun areas of the state. It will be gathered that the Aare Ona-Kakanfo-in-Council, led by Iba Gani Adams, had recently raised the alarm about the influx of bandits/terrorists to Oke Ogun […]
The membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is swelling up again with the defection of Senator Mohammed Hamma Misau, another political supporter of Yakubu Dogara from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mohammed Hamma Misau who represented Bauchi Central Senatorial District at the Upper Chambers in the 8th National Assembly, announced his defection back […]
Studying business is not for everyone, but it is one of the routes that often leads to a successful career in the future. Students who have a passion for pursuing business are already halfway prepared for any challenges ahead. However, while in college, there are some tips that you can use to make the most […]
After four days in the captivity of kidnappers, a former officer of the United States of America army and a native of Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti State, Mr Jide Ijadare has regained freedom from his abductors. Ijadare, who was kidnapped around 2.05 pm on Tuesday was released after four days in […]
The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps “NSCDC”, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has approved the deployment of an additional 1,998 special force of the Corps for Edo Election. This information was disclosed by his media assistant, Ekunola Gbenga, the CG urged them to be apolitical and “resist any financial inducement while discharging their duties […]
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account, on Friday, drilled the management of the Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho and the Technical University Ibadan over what they call missing links in the deployment of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). The committee, which is on oversight function to Oyo State, quizzed the heads […]
The Defence Headquarters, (DHQ), on Friday, said that several armed bandits have been neutralised and their meeting venue significantly damaged in airstrikes executed by the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike in Kwaimbana forest area of Kaduna State. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator Defence Media […]
As fourteen candidates seek the votes of electorate in Edo State for the highest political office in the state, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has again warned staff of the Commission not to give preference to any of the candidate and his political party. Professor Yakubu gave the warning […]
As the COVID-19 curve begins to flatten, Plateau State has become the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria with a total of 3,175 confirmed cases while Jos North and Jos South local government areas of the state recorded the highest index case. Governor Simon Lalong has dropped a hint that all schools in the state […]
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has expressed deep shock at the news of the death of veteran actor and film producer, the late Jimoh Aliu, describing it as a great loss to the Yoruba race. Adams said this on Friday in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, declaring that […]