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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole
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Oshiomhole’s son joins race for House of Reps seat

The number of aspirants seeking to fill the vacant Etsako Federal Constituency seat has swelled as Edo State is now awash with the posters of Cyril Oshiomhole, the first son of the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole. The seat became vacant after Philip Shaibu, former occupant, was…

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Respite for Iwo king as magistrate, petitioner withdraw from case

Respite has come for the Oluwo of Iwo, , Abdurasheed Akanbi, as the judge handling his case stepped down and the petitioner also withdrew his suit. The Oluwo on Friday failed to appear before the Osogbo Magistrate Court to defend himself against allegations of fraud brought against him by the…

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Osun magistrates threaten strike if Iwo king is not arrested

Magistrates in Osun State have unanimously resolved to embark on an indefinite strike should the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, fail to arrest the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and make him available in court on Friday, January 6. They hinged their decision on the contemptuous posture of the monarch…

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Ondo election: ACPN leaders bicker over APC ties

Well over a month after the conclusion of the Ondo State governorship election, the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, which participated in the election, is currently embroiled a crisis arising from the poll. Members of the party are at loggerheads with the party chairman, Bosun Omosule, over allegations that…

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Fayose accuses APC of plotting to remove him from office illegally

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, alerting him of alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to compromise a section of the judiciary to remove him from office. He said the essence of the plot was to silence him as…

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Again, Iwo monarch shuns court

The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has again refused to honour the order of an Osogbo Magistrate Court, demanding his appearance to defend himself against allegations of fraud. The allegations were brought against him by the Oluwo-Oke of Iwo- Oke, Kadiri Adeoye. An arrest warrant issued on Tuesday ordering the…

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Former NNPC boss, Kupolokun, heads Akeredolu transition team

The Ondo State Governor-elect, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday in Akure inaugurated a 21-member transition committee to interface with the outgoing government in ensuring a smooth transition. The committee, which is expected to ensure effective receipt of the handover notes from the incumbent, is headed by former Group Managing Director of…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose’s promotion of Ekiti workers “real” — NLC

The All Progressives Congress, Ekiti State, has described the reported promotion of over 15,000 workers by Governor Ayo Fayose as a "ruse". The party also faulted claims by the governor that state workers had received two months’ salaries. The governor had on Tuesday announced the promotion of civil servants, whom…

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INVESTIGATION: Despite neighbours’ anxiety, controversial Islamic sect preaches tolerance

As mystery creates fear and anxiety, so is the rising influence of an Islamic sect, Jama'atul Ta'awunil Muslimeen, creating alarm in Osun State, particularly in the minds of residents of Iwo, headquarters of the organisation. Drawing from the experience of Nigerians who are still grappling with the atrocities of Boko…

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EXCLUSIVE: Iwo monarch fights back, threatens magistrate with “traditional warrant of arrest”

A brewing crisis between the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and an Osun State Chief Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, took a dramatic turn as the monarch threatened to issue a "traditional warrant of arrest" on the judge for daring to denigrate the Oluwo stool with bench warrant which he issued on…

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Cervical cancer: Group wants Nigerian girls immunised before first sex

In a bid to stem the rising cases of cervical cancer in Nigeria, Health Education and Empowerment Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, has commenced awareness and screening sessions among women in rural communities in Ogun State. The Information Center on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) says there are 14,089 cervical cancer cases…

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Group seeks reduction in cervical cancer cases in Nigeria, conducts free screening, treatment

In a bid to stem the rising cases of cervical cancer in Nigeria, Health Education and Empowerment Initiative, HEDEN, a non-governmental organisation, has commenced awareness and screening sessions among women in rural communities in Ogun State. Information Centre on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has it that there are 14,089 cervical cancer cases in Nigeria. It also…

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Angry Ekiti traders destroy government, police property

Traders and street hawkers in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Wednesday resisted attempts by officials of the Ministry of Works to restrain them from displaying their wares along the roads. Having prepared well to make huge gains in the ongoing yuletide, the traders considered the action of the…

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Herdsmen, farmers in stormy session on ways to peaceful coexistence

Cattle rearers and farmers in Ikole Ekiti on Thursday engaged themselves in a brain storming session to find a lasting solution to the incessant clashes between them occasioned by inappropriate grazing practices. The workshop organized by CLEEN Foundation, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to peace and security in communities, provided the…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose proposes N93.46 billion budget for Ekiti in 2017

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday presented a total of N93.46billion as estimates for the state's expenditure for the year 2017 to the House of Assembly. Of the sum, recurrent expenditure would gulp N55.03 billion, while capital expenditure received N38.43billion. The figure is 33 percent higher than the 2016…

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FUTA lifts suspension on protesting staff, union leaders

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, says it has lifted the indefinite suspension placed on 23 of its staff, including three Union leaders in the aftermath of a protracted conflict between it and the unions. The union members, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities,…

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Police rescue 3 abducted persons in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police command said on Monday that it rescued three persons abducted at different locations. A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, said two of the victims, Lola Akintunwa and a driver, Soji Jegede, were rescued from kidnappers along Igbara Odo-Ogotun road on Friday. According…

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Ondo Election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, and his national commissioners of incompetence following their "shoddy" handling of the just concluded governorship election in the state. In a communiqué made available to journalists on Monday, after…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

I may dump PDP, but will never join APC, Fayose explains

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday modified his statement regarding his future in the Peoples Democratic Party, indicating that he will not leave the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC. He said he would not be jumping from the PDP "boat" into the APC's "red sea," even…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Fayose warns he might quit PDP

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on Wednesday hinted that he would leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should the crisis in the party continue by 2018. The governor, who gave the hint while meeting with the Suppliers Association of Nigeria, Ikere chapter, at Ikere-Ekiti, expressed concerns over the…

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Ondo 2016: Unpaid police officers resorted to ‘brown envelope’ from party officials – Report

Some police officers deployed to Ondo State for last Saturday's governorship election accepted money from party agents and chieftains at polling units, a post-election report by CLEEN Foundation has said. CLEEN was one of the organisations that monitored the election, after which the report was produced. The Foundation observed the…

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Some police officers deployed for Ondo elections receive allowances

Police officers who were deployed to Ondo State for the governorship election have started receiving their allowances in trickles, four days after the conduct of the elections. The allowances were to have been paid before the elections to enable the thousands of officers deployed from neighbouring states take care of…

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Court summons Ekiti Speaker for disobeying order to swear in member

A Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday ordered the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, to appear before it on December 7 to explain why he should not be committed for contempt after he refused to obey an order by the court to swear in…

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Mass suspension in Ondo PDP after election defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State is gearing for another round of crisis as a gale of suspension of some members by the Ahmed Makarfi-faction of the party is witnessing a backlash. The faction on Tuesday suspended 22 members including the Chairman of the Modu Sheriff faction of…

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Nigeria Police lied, deceived the public on officers’ protest

The Nigeria Police has adopted an attitude of lies and misinformation to cover its maltreatment of police officers who served in the recently concluded election in Ondo State, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Thousands of police officers were deployed from neighbouring states to join their colleagues in Ondo to provide security…