Benin City

Soldiers besiege Oshiomhole’s country-home

• Commissioner raises alarm Tension heightened in Edo State yesterday,  over alleged deployment of soldiers to the country-home of  the Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in Iyamoh, Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area. This is coming at a time the All Progressive Congress (APC) alleged that the Army high command in Abuja had drafted a […]

Soldiers block INEC officials in Oshiomhole’s hometown

Accredited officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission were on Saturday blocked by some soldiers from conducting their lawful duties in parts of Edo North, the Guardian newspaper is reporting. The INEC officials were taking election materials to Ward 10, Unit 1 in Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area when they were stopped by soldiers […]

Edo INEC Distributes Election Materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State in south-south Nigeria has taken delivery of sensitive materials ahead of Saturday’s general elections from the state branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria. In an interview with Channels Television at the INEC Headquarters in Benin City, Edo State capital, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike […]

Group rejects Buhari over wife’s comment on Edo women

Movement for the Eradication of Child Abandonment (MECA), has rejected the candidature of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Saturday, March 28 Presidential election. In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Mrs. Eugene Afonja and its Secretary, Obi Erumaka, the group said it took the decision because neither […]

Polls: Oshiomhole Denounces Brigade Commander Over Minister’s Vehicles …

Edo Sate Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday faulted the Brigade Commander, 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin City, Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye, for allegedly soliciting and receiving from the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, 14 Toyota Hilux vehicles, for the purpose of elections monitoring. The governor, who frowned at the gesture while speaking with journalists […]

Soldiers Besiege Oshiomhole’s Country Home, Says Edo Govt

Tension heightened in Edo State on wensdayover an alleged deployment of armed soldiers to the country home of Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in Iyamoh,  Etsako West Local Government Area. A statement by the state Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Mr. Louis Odion, last night, said the soldiers were ostensibly deployed to “intimidate him […]

Etsako News

Soldiers Deny INEC officials Access To Oshiomhole’s hometown

Buhari Defeats Jonathan In Presidential Villa Polling Unit 022

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Oshiomhole expresses shock as soldiers block INEC officials

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Soldiers block INEC officials in Oshiomhole’s hometown

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A Hamper for Julius Ihonvbere

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Soldiers Invade Oshiomhole’s Home In Broad Daylight

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Esan News

INEC Officials, Materials, Security Personnel Arrive Polling Centres on Time In Edo

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Tony Anenih Commends Conduct Of Elections

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‘The police arrested me, tied me to their van and shot me’

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Nigeria: We Must Change the Way We Live!

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We must change the way we live!

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The supremacy contest in Edo

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Other States

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

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Nigeria Holds Elections Amid Threats of Violence

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Nigeria election: Partial extension of voting to Sunday

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Governor Akpabio Bribes INEC REC With N2.5 Billion, To Write Results In Government House Tomorrow

A credible security source has disclosed that Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State has perfected a series of plans to manipulate tomorrow’s presidential and legislative elections in his state in favor of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State The source revealed that […]

Five Bags Of Permanent Voters Cards In Hands Of Local Party Canvassers In Delta State

PVC On Our Radar Concern is building in Delta State amongst would-be voters who do not yet have their permanent voters cards (PVC). Rumours have been spreading that PVCs that have yet to be collected are in the hands of party agents and canvassers, who will distribute them on election day. An On Our Radar […]

Sokoto State APC Chieftains Arrested

With just hours to the 2015 presidential elections, SaharaReporters has been informed of the detention of some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Sokoto State command of the Department of State Security (DSS). Alhaji Ummarun Kwabo Sahara Reporters Media Those under arrest include Alhaji Mu’azu Zabira, the chairman of APC’s Security Committee.  […]

Sports

Oliseh, Tshabalala To Anchor Glo/CAF Awards In Lagos

Two prominent African sports personalities, Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh and South Africa’s Carol Tshabalala have been engaged by the organisers of the 2013 Glo-CAF Awards to anchor the prestigious event scheduled for 9 January in Lagos. A statement made available by Globacom to P.M.NEWS on Christmas Day says that Oliseh, a Nigerian ex-international and former Super […]

Nigeria defeats Ethiopia 2-1 in soccer friendly

Abuja – The Nigeria Super Eagles defeated the Ethiopian Walias 2-1 in a soccer friendly match played here today. The following is a live update posted in Premium Times by sports reporter, Aderonke Ogunleye. FULL TIME: Nigeria 2-1 Ethiopia. 17:56 goal! An Ethiopian substitute, has grabbed one goal back for his country, raising their chances […]

A Convergence of Africa’s Football Greats

Lagos will witness one of the biggest gatherings of football stars on January 9, 2014, when the 2013 edition of the annual Glo-CAF Awards Gala slated for the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites. Legends, administrators and aficionados of football as well as current brightest stars, will be converging in Lagos for Africa’s […]

Raufu Ladipo rates Nigerian football high in 2013

The president general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club scores the nation’s football a pass mark in the outgoing year Dr. Raufu Ladipo, president general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, has revealed that football in Nigeria was at its best in the year 2013. The seasoned football supporter pointed out areas where Nigeria football […]

Great Year for Nigeria Football

It’s been a great year for Nigeria football, with the country winning world and continental titles at the youth and senior levels. In February, Nigeria’s senior national team, nicknamed the Super Eagles, won its third Africa Cup of Nations trophy with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in Johannesburg, South Africa. About nine months later, […]

CHAN: Nigeria & Ethiopia to clash in soccer friendly

In what should serve as a fascinating appetiser for the 3rd African Nations Championship starting in South Africa next week, Nigeria’s senior home-based squad will tackle their Ethiopian counterparts in Abuja on Saturday. The match starts at 4pm at the National Stadium. Both teams are in the final tournament of the championship taking place over […]

Entertainment

I got innate again before we assimilated Nollywood –Zack Orji

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Nollywood Actress, Genevieve Nnaji Is Pregnant For D’Banj

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20 Nollywood Movies We’ll Never Forget

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Nigeria votes: Nollywood’s President

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From Pentecostal Churches to ‘Nollywood': Nigeria Prepares to go to a Polls

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How Desmond Elliot Cope With Other Nollywood Divas

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