The Voice Newsmagazine

Profile of Godwin Obaseki: Man destiny for greatness in Edo State

As Edo State prepares for a transition from one government to another, the protagonist are preparing for battle and one man that stands out clearly in the crowd, is Mr. Godwin Obaseki of APC. One of our correspondents in Nigeria did take a look at his profile for our Diaspora audience to know the man who is destiny to be the next Governor of Edo State of Nigeria.

He had his early education in St. Matthews Anglican Primary School Benin City and Eghosa Anglican Grammar School, Benin City and later attended the University of Ibadan, Columbia University and Pace University in New York. He has a BA in Classics and MBA in Finance and International Business.

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Deltans resident in Edo State Support Godwin Obaseki for Governor

Ahead of the forth coming Governorship election in Edo State, a group known as Concerned Deltans for Good Governance has thrown their support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Mr Godwin Obaseki and Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu as running mate in the State.

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EDO State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has continued to receive commendations from a cross section of the society for having the will power to bring development to the state.


The governor has in the past seven years deliberately opened up the rural communities with the construction of several of roads across the state bridging the gap between the urban cities and the farming villages.

There is no doubt that the people, both in the cities and in the rural areas now have different stories to tell, because in the past it was a story of despair and disappointment due to decades of criminal neglect, marginalization and deceit by different administrations.

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In fairness to Governor Aregbesola!

Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s stewardship in Osun State has been generating all manner of comments in recent times. From the indefensible, infantile, misinformed and misguided viewpoints to the impressive analyses of his actions and inactions, the comments reveal a lot about this man of many parts who has not only done very well for his people, but has also been fair to all sections of the state in his policy implementation. Although Aregbesola is frequently the butt of criticisms, there is no doubt that he means well for his people and does what he sees to be in their best interest at all times.

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Gov. Aregbesola of Osun State, Nigeria

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The Obi of Owa Kingdom, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II (JP) OON has honoured one of his subjects and the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, with a 55-year old elephant tusk. The revered Owa monarch was overwhelmed with joy when Governor Okowa and other members of his executive paid him a courtesy visit at his Owa-Oyibu Palace shortly after the commissioning of the Abavo Central Hospital, Abavo, its access roads and others at Owa-Oyibu on Friday, June 24, 2016.

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Thousands of fans revel in African Music Festival in The Netherlands

Internationally acclaimed singer, Youssouf N'dour and his band, Le Super Étoile de Dakar climaxed the Jubille celebration of the Africa Music Festival in Hertme, The Netherlands last weekend. Thousands of African music fans danced throughout his performance with exhilarating rigour and zest, whilst Morocco's Jazz and soul singer, Oumel Ghait mesmerized the audience with her incredibly soaring tenor. Song hoy Blues closed the afternoon proceedings; as they rendered elements of contemporary rock and hip hop, like Songs like “Irganda” and their masterpiece of desert blues, blending American guitar saw the audience glowingly bluesy and shuffled every move with their feet.


Ghanaian veteran Pat Thomas with his impetuous young group, The Kwashibu Area Band, entertained the audience with a collection of songs from their album the 'hype.' Upcoming star from Guinea Bissau, Karyna Gomes, also thrilled the audience with a combination of traditional African music, and rhythms from around the world.

Although intermittently, rains fell on both days, but there was a great deal of sunlight and the thousands of music lovers nevertheless, joined the exuberant performances displayed by an array of renowned African musical artists. The young and old danced in close circles and clapping their hands in appreciation. Acts came from the four corners of Africa, including Congolese rumba, West African High Life music, Malian Kora music, the sand dunes sound of North Africa and the audience added a scintillating flavour to the atmosphere and It's no wonder the crowd rediscovered their vigour whenever a new act is being performed.

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Boko Haram: Humanity against Inhumanity

Not until the reported abduction of over 200 young school girls from #Chibok in Borno State, North-East Nigeria in April, 2014, the menace of the Boko-Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria never gained prominence in global discuss. The #BringBackOurGirls awareness campaign on the Social Media sparked an international outrage and pressure on the Nigerian Government and the Western world to get their acts together to secure the release of the abducted school girls.

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Alhaji T.Y. Danjuma

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The Support For Humanity Foundation, SHF has congratulated the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship candidate in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for emerging victorious at the party primaries because he has the capacity to industrialize the state and reduce the level of poverty.


APC Governorship candidate: Godwin Obaseki

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CRPP Support Odubu for Governor

 As the All Progressive Congress conduct its primaries this weekend The Coalition of Registered Political Parties in Edo State has thrown its support for the Deputy Governor of the state, Rt. Hon Pius Odubu as the All Progressive Congress APC conduct their party primaries this weekend in Benin City. Speaking to Newsmen the Chairman of CRPP Edo State, Dr. Samson Isibor enjoined the APC delegates to cast their votes for Dr. Odubu.

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According to him, people respect Dr. Odubu for his loyalty, truthfulness, transparency. "He is not arrogant, pompous or a Mr know it all, but a very humble man and above all he is not corrupt and a good listener. We concur with the economic experts who agreed that Odubu will change the dwindling economy of the state to a more viable one". The Coalition of Registered Political Parties is an organization with 15 political parties in Edo state as members.

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Press briefing to declare support for Dr. Odubu as Governor of Edo State.

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25 underprivileged young Zambian women have been selected to receive the Justina Mutale Scholarship to continue their education at institutions of higher learning around the world. The announcement was made at the Official Launch of the Justina Mutale Foundation’s Scholarship Programme, which was held at the Zambian High Commission in London, on Thursday 9th June 2016.

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I heard with great shock, sadness, and disappointment the news of a statement issued on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Mr. President, informing the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR will proceed on a 10 day medical vacation to London from Monday, June 6, 2016, during which period he is billed to see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection, based on a recommendation for further evaluation said to have been advanced by Mr. President's Personal Physician and an E.N.T. specialist in Abuja. 

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President Buhari: He is having ear problem.


Even though the nature of the persistent ear infection/specific diagnosis was not stated in the Special Adviser's press release, I wish to commend Mr. President for the medical disclosure (a departure from the past) and sincerely sympathise with him, especially at this critical stage of our country's history and development, and wish him quick recovery.

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It was with great shock and deep pain that I received the sad news of the unfortunate death of Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, a former Coach of the Super Eagles, while in his home in the early hours of today, and before arriving at the Faith Mediplex hospital, Benin City, Edo State, where he was taken to for emergency care.

Indeed one has been so devastated and unable to hold back tears since learning of the untimely death of our indisputable football icon, the inimitable Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

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As one with whom I had privileged and great friendship from my tender age, I feel extremely sad, especially as Coach Stephen Keshi lost his wife only a couple of months ago. He was undoubtedly a true Patriot, committed, diligent, selfless and altruistic Nigerian, iconic Coach and a well-respected global citizen who made tremendous sacrifices to his country, Nigeria, and the global community at large.

Despite the challenging circumstances he sometimes found himself, he, at all times, exemplified the "I can do" Nigerian spirit, one that made him achieve astounding results in his chosen career.

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Stephen Keshi: Nigeria football legend dies aged 54

News getting to The Voice magazine this morning is that Nigeria former Super Eagles captain and coach of the National team, Stephen Keshi has passed away. BCC quoting the Nigerian football Association announced on their website about an hour ago. One of African football's best-known figures, Stephen Keshi is truly gone at the age of 54.

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A former captain of the Nigeria national team, Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach.

He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included a spell for Belgian club side Anderlecht.

He is thought to have suffered a heart attack, local media reported.

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What time is it?

Life respect no one, the universal laws pays no attention to your race, your beauty and your locality….Time is money a wise man once uttered , everyone is blessed with 24 hours a day, most people work so hard and they ask and wonder why they are not successful..

The wealthy ones work lesser time and they make more money and are perceived as the successful ones in our society. Truth be told what makes the difference between the successful ones and the unsuccessful people in our society is the quality of work put into the time.

The 21st century is full of distractions and so many activities that steals our time and affect the effective use of our time, if only most people adopt the principle of “work while you are working” and not “chat while you are working or facebook while you are working”.

What time is it? This should be a question you should ask yourself every moment of the day for you to be successful. By defining what the time is at every moment improves your productivity with respect to time. It also enables you to be focus on task and avoid distraction….Above all it improves your self-confidence.


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BUHARI: The lying overlord

I have always made plain my aversion to lies and falsehood and I dislike it as it constitutes a deliberate affront to my intelligence. As I navigate through life and encounter one who lies to me, which I honestly do not anticipate I would be morally bound to lose my bearing thereby making it impossible for me to calculate my true position. This, I dare say, hurts my soul!

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As a leading Equalities campaigner, Justina Mutale, Founder & President of the Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership was invited to give a Talk at St Luke's Church of England Primary School in London on Wednesday 2nd March 2016, as part of the school's International Women's Month celebrations.

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Ploumen, UNICEF and International Alert in a protest march against kidnappings in Nigeria

Minister Ploumen , Foreign Trade and Development minister in the Netherlands is joining International Women today in The Hague to draw attention to the girls and women who have been victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria says the spokesperson for the Minister,
Together with students, representatives of UNICEF Netherlands and International Alert is the minister taking part in this protest march to launch the campaign #FutureforOurGirls.

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Minister Ploumen joins call for better treatment of victims of Boko Haram

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Buhari's N500bn social investment votes, greatest duty to Nigerians — Don

A don, Dr Adetunji Ogunyemi, on Monday said the social investment votes of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2016 appropriation bill was the greatest service to Nigerians.

Ogunyemi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

"There can be no better way of executing a social contract between the citizen and the state" than the unprecedented social investments that the Buhari budget has done.

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Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki is currently fighting the political battle of his life. However, some of his political associates believe that the former Governor of Kwara State is being witch hunt because of his rising political career. One of those who believe in this school of thought is Adekanye Olabode who is the Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State. In an interview with Mephy James, the APC Secretary says he sees Saraki coming out stronger stressing that the Senate President is too strong a politician to be brought down.

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Senate President: Bukola Saraki

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*Says access to healthcare is a poverty issue

Determined to ensure healthcare access to all Nigerians, the Buhari administration will put in place effective primary healthcare centers across the country, while also collaborating with international agencies to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country.


Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Executive Director and UN Under-secretary General, Michal Sidibe of UNAIDS.

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