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General News of Monday, 28 August 2023


Fresh drama erupts as DSS blocks Edo Deputy Governor Shaibu from meeting with Obaseki

Obaseki's security aide denied Shaibu access to the governor at a church service Obaseki's security aide denied Shaibu access to the governor at a church service

There was a mild drama on Sunday, August 27, following the event attended by the Edo state governor and his deputy which further confirmed their rift.

The fresh drama occurred when a security aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, stopped his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, from accessing his principal.

This development happened at the 32nd anniversary of Edo State, held at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City, Edo State.

In the photos obtained by The Punch on Monday, August 28, a security operative was seen blocking Shaibu's access to Obaseki during the event.

Obaseki, who was seated beside his wife, Betsy, and Charles Aniagwu, a Commissioner of Delta State, looked away as Shaibu fruitlessly explained to the plain-cloth security operative who stood his ground, Daily Trust reported.

But speaking after the event, Shaibu had pledged his loyalty to his principal, despite their rift.

Presidency tackles Obaseki, reveals reason for attacking Tinubu reported earlier that the Federal government has replied to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki over the allegation that President Bola Tinubu’s administration has no clear plan for Nigerians after removing the fuel subsidy.

The Presidency said Obaseki is using the nation's economic challenges to divert attention from his poor performance at the state level.