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ASUU tackles Osun govt over LAUTECH crisis

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH branch, has again refuted claims by the Osun State Government that the staff and management of the institution were responsible for the delay in resolving the financial crisis of the school. In a statement on Sunday, the union…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose wants Nigerian govt to restructure, dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to consider restructuring to give states and local governments greater powers and responsibilities. He also charged it to dialogue with the leader of the Independent Peoples Republic of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and other groups as a step towards dousing…

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UniOsun invasion: Panel concludes investigation, submits report

The panel constituted by the management of the Osun State University, UNIOSUN, to investigate the invasion of its Ipetu-Ijesa campus by men of the Nigerian Air Force, on Tuesday, May 23, has concluded its work. PREMIUM TIMES checks on Thursday indicated that the panel headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor,…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Pay our N19.7billion benefits, Ekiti pensioners tell Fayose

Retirees in Ekiti State on Thursday asked the governor, Ayo Fayose, to pay their pension arrears and benefits totaling N19.7billion. They also lamented the state of neglect suffered by many of their members, leading to their untimely death. They called for the review of their pensions in conformity with Section…

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Father, son, six others nabbed for kidnapping, killing APC chieftain

The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday paraded a 45-year-old palm wine tapper, Francis Bekewei, his 22-year-old son, David, and six others in connection with the abduction and death of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Olumide Odimayo. Mr. Odimayo was kidnapped last week Thursday by armed men from…

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Ekiti 2018: Fayose stages continuity rally

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday held a mass rally to drum up support for his "continuity agenda" ahead of next year's governorship election in the state. The governor mobilized market women, artisans, civil servants, commercial motor cycle riders, taxi drivers, students, and youth groups; and they marched…

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LAUTECH Crisis: ASUU faults claims by Oyo, Osun states

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, has refuted claims by the Oyo and Osun State governments that they released N13.63 billion to the university in the last six years. The union, which had been protesting the non-payment of salaries and allowances…

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Five cases confirmed as Lassa Fever ravages Ondo

The Lassa fever epidemic which started as a rumour some weeks ago in Ondo State, has fully manifested, with five persons now hospitalized for being infected with the disease. The reports emerged three weeks of a student of Achievers University, Owo, infected with the disease and hospitalised at the Federal…

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Ondo APC panel indicts Kekemeke, recommends his resignation as chairman

The three-member panel that the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, set up to investigate its ‘suspended’ chairman, Isaacs Kekemeke, has recommended his removal. The committee, headed by Adesanya Abayomi, who is also the party's Publicity Secretary, in its report obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday said…

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EFCC ‘awaiting briefing’ on Fayose’s bank account ruling

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it would await the briefing of its counsel on the dismissal of its application against the unfreezing of Governor Ayo Fayose’s bank account. The Court of Appeal in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday dismissed an interlocutory application brought by the commission, seeking…

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Akeredolu vows to ‘set trap’ for corrupt civil servants

The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has threatened to fire any civil servant caught pilfering the state's resources. The governor on Tuesday approved the N170.8 billion budget passed by the state House of Assembly. Mr. Akeredolu, who gave the warning during the budget-signing ceremony in his office, said he would…

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Herdsmen return to Falae’s farm, engage police in gun battle

Armed herdsmen have again struck at the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, in Akure, Ondo State, engaging police officers in a gun battle in the process. Mr. Falae said he had been witnessing herdsmen grazing on his farm repeatedly in the past three…

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Kidnapped APC chieftain found dead

The lifeless body of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Olamide Odimayo, who was kidnapped last week, has been found floating on the coastal waters of Ese-Odo. The Ondo Police while confirming the incident on Monday, said the search for the abducted politician had continued…

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Ondo govt donates N1.5 million to families of soldiers killed by militants

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has donated N1.5 million to the families of the three soldiers killed during a clash with militants in the coastal areas of the state in May. The governor who paid a condolence visit to the 19 Battalion of the Nigeria Army, Okitipupa, Ondo State,…

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APC dismisses Adeleke’s claim on Osun bye-election

The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Osun has described as false, the reasons adduced by erstwhile aspirant for the Osun West senatorial seat, Ademola Adeleke, for his withdrawal from the party's primary election conducted on Wednesday in Osogbo. The publicity secretary of the party, Kunle Oyatomi, said in a statement…

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Former Ekiti governor, Segun Oni, joins guber race

Former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has indicated his intention to contest next year's governorship election in the state. Mr. Oni, who is the deputy national chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is expected to officially make an open declaration to run for governor in July. His…

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Osun bye-election: Hussein secures APC ticket

The All Progress Congress (APC) has announced Mudashiru Hussein as its candidate for the July 1 bye-election for the Osun West senatorial seat. He went into the primaries on Wednesday unopposed after his closest rival, Ademola Adeleke, withdrew from the race and decamped to the People's Democratic Party. After voting,…

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Osun bye-election: Why I dumped APC – Adeleke

An aspirant for the Osun West senatorial seat, Ademola Adeleke, has blamed the alleged manipulation of the process by leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for his withdrawal from the primaries held on Wednesday in Osogbo. In his letter of withdrawal addressed to the chairman of the APC and…

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Osun bye-election: Adeleke shocks APC, dumps party for PDP

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Osun State primaries for the Osun West senatorial district, was on Wednesday temporarily thrown into confusion as Ademola Adeleke, an aspirant for the ticket, brought a letter indicating his withdrawal from the race. Mr. Adeleke, who is the younger brother of the late former senator occupying the…

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We’ll soon return calm to Federal University Oye Ekiti — VC

The management of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti has assured the students it is working hard to ensure they resume studies in a peaceful environment as soon as possible. The university's management gave the assurance on Monday following recent acts of violence allegedly committed by some members of the non-teaching…

Mudashiru Hussein

APC clears candidates for senatorial election to replace Adeleke

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has cleared Mudasiru Hussein to contest the party’s Tuesday’s primaries for the Osun West senatorial district. Mr. Hussein, a former senator, was earlier disqualified by the screening committee on the grounds that he did not resign within the period stipulated…

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Abiola: Al-Mustapha a ‘pathological liar’ — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Monday described the chief security officer to the late military head of state, Sani Abacha, Hamza Mustapha,, as a “pathological liar” for claiming that he had tapes of how Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, was murdered. Mr.…

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Akeredolu, Falana, Ogunye insist APC govt must restructure Nigeria

The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, and human’s rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Monday brought to the fore the need for Nigeria to be restructured in the interest of ensuring the unity and prosperity of the country. They were also joined in the call by another constitutional lawyer and…

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Osun West bye-election: Panel disqualifies Aregbesola’s commissioner, clears late Senator Adeleke’s brother

The All Progressives Congress, APC, screening panel has disqualified the Osun State Commissioner for Cabinet Matters, Mudashiru Hussein, from contesting the senatorial primaries to fill the vacant Osun West seat, over alleged failure to resign his appointment at the stipulated time. The Osun West senatorial seat became vacant after the…

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose speaks on quit notice to Igbos by Northern groups

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has said that the declaration by some groups in Northern Nigeria that Igbos in the north should leave the region has the potency to cause anarchy in the country. He said the statement also showed that Nigeria is now more divided than ever…