Edo, Ondo Elections: Femi Falana Calls For Maximum Security To Ease Tensions

Human Rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana, has called for maximum security in Edo and Ondo states. Falana made this call on Wednesday during the Citizens’ Townhall on Voting Amidst COVID-19 ahead of the September 19 governorship elections in the two states. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/dhq-boko-haram-top-commanders-killed/ He noted that the move is necessary in order to douse the tensions that may arise as campaigns will soon begin. The senior lawyer argued that unlike the local council polls in Cross River and Benue States where the ruling…

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Obaseki Orders Investigations On Uwa’s Rape Case

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered for an investigation into the murder a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. The 22-year-old student was reported to have been raped inside a church where she went to read at the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the Edo State Capital. The men were reported to have struck her in the head with a fire extinguisher after raping her and left her for dead. She was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital…

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INEC Set To Conduct Elections Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved a policy to conduct elections despite the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He disclosed that the strategy tagged “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic” would be released on Monday next week. Okoye explained that the policy would enable INEC officials and staff to handle the challenges of conducting elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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COVID-19: Edo extends curfew for another 14 days

The Edo State Government has extended the curfew in the state for another 14 days, as it ramps up measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the curfew, which is effective between 8pm and 6am daily, was extended to limit movement within the state at night. According to him, “The Edo State Government has extended the curfew in the state for another fourteen days, starting from May 13, 2020. The time for the curfew remains 8pm to…

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