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Edo Decides 2020: Obaseki wins Edo election, floors APC, Ize-Iyamu [See results]

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC) opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Saturday’s election.

The results collated from all LGAs shows that Obaseki got 307,857 while Ize-Iyamu polled 223,622 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the results from local government areas from its office in Benin City on Sunday.

Obaseki won in all the LGAs after INEC announced results from the remaining all Local Government areas.
With this result obaseki is hereby returned elected as the Governor of Edo state.

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End SARS: ‘Your speech was useless, insensitive’ – Apostle Johnson Suleman attacks Buhari

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, has rubbished President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address over End SARS protest.

Suleman described Buhari’s speech as insensitive and useless.

He questioned the president’s failure to address the Lekki Toll Gate shooting in Lagos State.

In a tweet, the clergyman insisted that the broadcast was a waste of time.

According to Apostle Suleman: “Never had a more ‘wasted 12mins’ all my life, insensitive and useless speech. Who gave the orders for people to be killed?

“What’s the repercussions of such blatant impunity? nobody was fired for lives wasted?.

“No compensation for victims family? I wish I can “unwatch” it.”

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UPDATE: US condemns Nigerian Army’s shooting of protesters, demands prosecution

The United States has condemned the use of force against End SARS protesters.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo gave the position of the US government on Thursday.

Troops of the Nigerian Army opened fire on demonstrators at the Lekki toll gate Tuesday night.

The attack led to deaths and several injuries.

Pompeo demanded prosecution of security personnel involved in the shootings.

“The United States strongly condemns incidents of military forces firing on unarmed protesters in Lagos.

“Those involved should be held to account under the law,” he tweeted.

The US top diplomat extended America’s condolences to the victims of the violence and their families.

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Pope Francis declares support for same-sex marriage

Pope Francis has declared support for same-sex marriage.

CNN reports that the Pope made his support known in a new documentary titled ‘Francesco and premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

The Pope explained that homosexuals have right to family and are children of God.

Catholic News Agency quoted the Pope as saying, “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family.

“They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it.”

Pope Francis has declared support for same-sex marriage.

CNN reports that the Pope made his support known in a new documentary titled ‘Francesco and premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

The Pope explained that homosexuals have right to family and are children of God.

Catholic News Agency quoted the Pope as saying, “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family.

“They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it.”

“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” he added.

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