Obaseki appoints two special advisers, nominates eleven commissioner One year after his reelection as governor and ten months after he was sworn in, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has appointed two Special Advisers and forwarded the names of eleven commissioner-nominees to the Edo State House of Assembly for confirmation.
Williams Shakespeare, the most popular dramatist of all times once said that life is but like a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
Another Protest Begins In Edo On Monday, 23 communities in Edo State's Orhionmwon Local Government Area marched in protest of the State Government's plan to lease Urhonigbe Forest Reserve to a private investor, SARO Oil Palm. Photo Credit: Nigerian Tribune The protesting communities therefore, appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to shelve the plan and save their heritages.
Following the compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy enacted by the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, consequently, the civil society organization, and leaders of the Students Union in Edo State, on Monday took to the major streets of Benin to protest against it. The protesters, who grounded vehicles in the metropolis carried placards bearing inscriptions related to their respective grievances such as;
Nine months after the inauguration, Governor Godwin Obaseki finally released a list of commissioners and other aids. Obaseki's inability to constitute a cabinet has caused a lot of crisis in the party. Most of his supporters and loyalists who backed him to win the election in 2020 are not happy with him, because some of them are expected to be appointed either commissioners or advisers.
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, was said to be planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join another party. However, in a swift manner, Shaibu reacted to 'refute' the claim as most politicians usually do when such plot leaks early enough.
Photos Credit: Google Wike, Bello, Omo-Agege others bag good governance award A nongovernmental organization, Mayorkings Agency Group has selected four governors including Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, and Abubakar Sani of Niger State alongside the deputy senate President Ovie Omo-Agege among others for recognition in the this year
According to Sahara Reporters, the Edo State government has implemented a "No vaccine, no work" policy. Health officials and security agents could be seen enforcing the injunction at the entrances to various ministries in Benin, the state capital. Although the measure was initially criticized and drew widespread public outrage, Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki stood firm in his decision.
Photo: Philip Shaibu, culled from the Tableshakers The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, was recently reported to be planning his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to another political party. Interestingly, the news of the purported defection of Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has not been denied by him or any of his political aides, since the news was broken into the public domain.
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki on Friday, released a list of nominees for the post of Commissioners in the State Executive Council, which has brought to question whether his appointment will do justice to the much rumoured defection of his Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.
Governor Godwin Obaseki is currently serving his second term in office after winning that keenly contested governorship election that held in September 2020. However, after winning the election, there are things Obaseki was expected to avoid but he has defied all odds by going ahead to do them.
Days after the government of Edo state, led by Governor Godwin Obaseki announced the implementation of compulsory vaccination against covid-19 in the state, there's been a lot of debate for and against his decision. Many people have protested against it, stating that the move is a violation of their rights and won't be allowed to stand.
Photos Credit: Google Obaseki Flags Off N-CARES Programme, Support Over 12,494 Smallholder Farmers In Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo yesterday flagged off the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme to support over 12,494 smallholder farmers across the state with farm inputs. Photos Credit: Leadership News
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his Deputy Phillip Shaibu defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on the verge of the 2020 governorship election, after his erstwhile political godfather Comrade Adams Ali Oshiomhole refuse to back him for a second term. Edo people sympathized with Obaseke and they voted for him massively, despite the stiff opposition from the then APC National Chairman Comrade Adams Ali Oshiomhole, Obaseki defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu with a wider margin.
Following his purported defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has denied having any rift with his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki. Daily Trust reports that while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, September 13, he denied any disagreement between him and the governor and restated his unalloyed loyalty to Obaseki.
The saying that nobody is perfect applies in various aspects of life including in politics and making political decisions. This is why it will be nice to learn from the experiences of other people so as to do thing better. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State stunned his opponents to win a second term in office in 2020 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Photo: Comrade Philip Shuaibu, culled from the Tableshakers According to the Vanguard, Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shuaibu was reported to have been considering defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to a yet to be disclosed political party. It could be recalled that the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu defected with Governor Godwin Obaseki from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, has said that he is absolutely loyal to his boss and Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, adding that there is no rift between him and his principal. The Edo State Deputy Governor, said this on Monday, while featuring as a guest in Politics Today programme of Channels Television.
The Governor of Edo state has excluded any civil servants who have not been vaccinated from work. The state government has also banned any resident of the state who is yet to take the Covid vaccine from going to public places. Godwin Obaseki had initially stated that any persons who were not yet vaccinated would not be allowed to enter banks, government offices, worship or event centres.
Deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu has denied any rift with his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki. Commenting on rumor of concluding arrangements to leave the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for an undisclosed party while featuring as a guest on Channels TV Programme, Shaibu revealed that he remains loyal to Obaseki.