Edo Election: Read Captain Hosa Okunbo Statement after the outcome of the Election

In the past three months, pitched battles have raved In the airwaves, In the streets, in villages and in every hamlet across Edo State for the governorship seat at Dennis Osadebey Avenue, G.R.A Benin City,Edo State and also the period I have witnessed the most orchestrated attacks on my person where I was continuously in defense because of my beliefs.The Candidates presented their manifestos to the great people of Edo State. Thankfully, the elections have been free and fair and peaceful.The people have spoken in no uncertain terms.It is incumbent upon…

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Buhari, military’s counter-insurgency measures usurped Boko Haram activities in Bauchi since 2015, CSOs reveal after touring state

A coalition of civil society organizations says President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi State and other parts of the North-East. The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organizations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of its assessment tour around the North-East, culminating in the famous ‘Pearl of Tourism’. According to its interim report signed by GAW’s field researcher, Kuanum Terrence and released on Friday, the team said the return…

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EDO ELECTION: PRESIDENT BUHARI URGES PARTIES, CANDIDATES, SECURITY AGENTS TO BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial elections. The President in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, reiterated his stance that, “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors at ground zero refuse to abide by the rules.” According to President Buhari, “I want to see democratic standards in the country raised higher at every level, but these cannot be achieved…

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STATE OF NATION: Coalition Of CSOs Fault Obasanjo’s Claims Over Statement On PMB

…accuse him of alleged monumental corruption Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, Thursday, faulted and countered statements made by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging Nigeria fast becoming a failed state and more divided than ever. This was contained in a speech read by leader of the coalition, Abraham Egbor, where they called for probe of alleged spending of $16 billion by the Obasanjo-led administration for the power sector without anything to show for amongst other monumental corruption. According to the group state of the nation under Obasanjo’s…

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PDP lauds President Buhari for deploying adequate security for Edo poll

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for deploying adequate security to Edo State, ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election in the state. State Publicity Secretary of the party, Chris Osa Nehikhare, who spoke to journalists on behalf of the Edo State PDP Campaign Council, on Tuesday, in Benin City, said that “the efforts so far put in place by the Buhari-led government to ensure the security and safety of Edo people, before, during and after the election, deserve…

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Buhari, military efforts in North- east underreported – Don

A University lecturer at the Kwararafa University, Dr Uzah Thomas, has observed the prevailing security situation in Northeast Nigeria and what has been reported in the media and concluded that efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and that of the military in dealing with security situation in the region is grossly underreported. Dr.Thomas who is also the head of Mass Communication Department of the University, said the percentage of progress by the Nigerian military in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and banditry far exceeds what the public has been…

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Truthful words that make one proud of our Military

By Emmanuel Kolawole The role of the Nigerian Military in the preservation of democracy in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. This much has been stated in numerous forums due to her exploits in fulfilment of its constitutional mandate of preserving the territorial integrity of the country as well as its invaluable interventions in internal security operations across the country. The exploits of the Nigerian Military in the preservation of democracy in Nigeria dates back years, and in recent times it has become pronounced hence this piece. Taking the past five years…

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CSOs commend FG, for resettlement of IDPs after Boko Haram crisis

Following an end to Boko Haram hostilities and restoration of peace in Gombe State, the Federal Government and the state government have been applauded for resettling Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their communities.  The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) gave this commendation in a communique at the end of its assessment tour round the state alongside local civil society groups.  In the communique signed by its team leader, Terrence Kuanum and released on Monday, GAW rated the state government high in its efforts to complement the successful clearance operation of the…

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NCPC To Promote Youth Pilgrimage – Rev Yakubu Pam

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that the Commission would promote Youth pilgrimage to Israel. The NCPC boss made the disclosure in Abuja recently while receiving in audience the executive members of the Ecumenical Youth Association who paid him a courtesy visit in his office. The No 1 Christian Pilgrim Officer of the Federation averred that the Youth pilgrimage to Israel would help to expose the youths to skill acquisition and other meaningful opportunities that would add value to their lives…

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Asuquo Ekpenyong: A Youthful Agent In Ayade’s Administration

By David Peter It was a great visionary leader, Idowu Koyenikan, who said, “Show me the heroes that the youth of your country look up to, and I will tell you the future of your country.” Its a no communiqué, that sizeable arising young stars and influential leaders look up to Asuquo Ekpenyong as a role model, a mentor and a lifetime hero. In clarity, to all clutter and mental noise, The Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, has smashed the camels sociopolitical scenery in Cross…

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