Day: February 7, 2019

High Priest: Why we don’t kill witches in Edo

A high chief in Edo state, Chief David Edebiri who is the Esogban of Benin Kingdom and the Odionwere (Head) of witches and wizards in Edo state, has given reasons witches and wizards in Benin kingdom are not killed. Edebiri, while addressing members of African Bar Association on certain aspects of Benin culture on Wednesday at his residence, said that any witch or wizard that confesses in the Benin kingdom, is not killed but with uttermost respect, is made ineffective, the Nation reports. He added that such person is rehabilitated back into the society after undergoing certain processes. Edebiri...

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There will be credible, fair, free elections INEC reassures Ebonyi

Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ebonyi, has reiterated the commitment of the commission to conduct credible, transparent and violence-free elections in Ebonyi. Obioma spoke on Wednesday in Abakaliki, at a stakeholders forum held at the INEC headquarters. The forum according to Obioma, is the last in series of stakeholders meetings designed by the commission to update stakeholders on activities preparatory for the smooth conduct of the 2019 general elections. Obioma informed the forum that all was set for the conduct of presidential, national assembly, governorship and state houses of assembly elections...

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PDP’s counsel withdraws services to the Party

Quoting personal and compassionate reasons, Mr Ferdinand Orbih (SAN), the counsel to PDP in the political matter involving APC and INEC in Rivers, has withdrawn his legal services to the party. Orbih announced his withdrawal on Wednesday in Port Harcourt during the Court of Appeal sitting. He said his withdrawal from the political matter was personal and on “compassionate ground”. The SAN had on Feb. 5, argued that the court should not entertain APC’s appeal against the judgment of Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court Judgment of Jan. 7 barring APC from presenting candidates for the general...

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