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Two university students killed in suspected cultists clash

The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, has confirmed the death of two of its students in a clash between suspected cult groups in Ekpoma last Tuesday. Although students who witnessed the clash told PREMIUM TIMES that it was among cultists, spokesperson of the university, Edward Aihevba, denied in…

APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

#OsunDecides2018: APC candidate Oyetola wins own local govt

The candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, has emerged as the winner of Boripe Local Government Area where he hails from. PREMIUM TIMES reported earlier the optimism of Mr. Oyetola and how he won his polling unit at PU2, Ward 1, LA Primary School, Popo Iragbiji,…

At 10:18am, Gbeyega Oyetola finished the casting of vote with wife at PU2, Ward 1, LA Primary School, Boripe LG

#OsunDecides2018: Official result as APC candidate Oyetola’s polling unit announced

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, has emerged winner at his polling unit. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Oyetola voted alongside his wife at his Iragbiji hometown in PU2, Ward 1, Popo Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area. After collation of results at the polling unit, Mr Oyetola…

A Elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

#OsunDecides2018: Official results from polling units

As voting ends in many polling units across Osun State, results from such polling units have started coming in. With the deployment of about 180 observers across the 30 local governments in the state, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative journalism in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development…

APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

#OsunDecides2018: APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, has expressed optimism that he would win the governorship election in Osun State. Mr Oyetola said this while casting his vote in his hometown in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area. The candidate voted at about 10:15 a.m. at PU1, Ward 2,…

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One killed, others wounded as cultists clash at Edo university

A final year student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, who was simply identified as ''Doctor Einstein'' was killed in a cult clash on Tuesday, students and the police confirmed. Eyewitnesses told PREMIUM TIMES that several students were also injured during a fight between two cult groups. The clash occurred during…

Moshood Adeoti (Photo Credit: The Cable)

OsunDecides: APC, ADP accuse each other of misinformation

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has accused the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its candidate, Moshood Adeoti, of misinformation ahead of the September 22 governorship election in the state. The ADP had earlier, in a statement, raised alarm that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was…

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Nigerian polytechnic shut due to flood

The management of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, has shut down the institution and directed its students in Atani campus to vacate immediately following flood that ravaged the campus. The spokesman of the polytechnic, Obini Onuchukwu, in a statement on Tuesday said this was to avoid casualty. "The access roads…

Fela Durotoye,

2019: Fela Durotoye picks ANN presidential nomination form

Fela Durotoye, a motivational speaker, has picked the nomination form of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) to contest for the position of Nigerian president in the 2019 general election. Mr Durotoye announced this on Tuesday while thanking his supporters for donating money for him to obtain the ANN form…

LAUTECH

Osun releases N500mn to LAUTECH

The Osun State Government has released N500 million to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. This was contained in a statement signed by the university spokesman, Lekan Fadeyi. "To further demonstrate its commitment to the continued existence of the LAUTECH, the Osun State Government has fulfilled its promise to release…

SPECIAL REPORT: How children battle for survival in Oyo capital

Struggle For Survival At Iwo Road in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, men and women shout as they make quick deals and hawk goods. However, among these sellers are children between the age of five-16, peddling vegetables, sachet water, groundnut, soft drinks, slippers, kerosene, bread and other consumables This is a…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: PDP, APC spar over N16.6bn Paris Club refund

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have knocked themselves over the recent announcement of the release of N16.6 billion from Paris Club refund to the state. The PDP candidate for the September 22 governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, warned the state government against…

Bola Tinubu

OsunDecides: Guber candidates react to Tinubu’s comments

Some candidates in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State have protested a recent comment by the All Progressive Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu, that he was richer than Osun. The candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in the polls scheduled to hold on September 22, Alfred Adegoke,…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

OsunDecides2018: Aregbesola releases N19.8 billion for workers’ four month salary arrears

Eleven days to the Osun State governorship election, the state government has commenced gradual disbursement of N19.8 billion as salaries and other entitlements to its workers and pensioners. Governor Rauf Aregbesola authorised the release of the money for payment of four months salary of the workers as well as pensioners.…

Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo poly governing council, academic staff spar over sack threat

All is not well with the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic in Saki, Oyo State as members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and the Governing Council continue to be at loggerheads. The council last Thursday after an emergency meeting held at the Oyo State Ministry of Education, suspended the activities…

A screenshot of the residents protesting

VIDEO: OsunDecides: Residents protest Tinubu’s comment

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, some residents have taken to the streets of Osogbo, the state capital, to protest a comment by a national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. Mr. Tinubu on Saturday at the palace of Ataoja of Osogbo,…

University of Abuja

University of Abuja suspends SUG election indefinitely over violence

The management of the University of Abuja has suspended the Students Union Government (SUG) election indefinitely over incessant violence on campus. This was contained in a release signed by institution's dean of students affairs, Alanana Otaki, on Friday. "The University of Abuja management in its emergency meeting held on August…

APC leaders kick off campaign in Osun state ahead of the gubernatorial elections. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Orji Uzor Kalu]

OsunDecides: Osinbajo, Oshiomhole, Tinubu, others campaign for APC candidate

Barely 16 days to the Osun State governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had its 'mega rally' at the Osogbo Stadium on Thursday. Major stakeholders of the party such as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole; a national leader,…

Nigerians chide Keyamo over comments on Buhari’s nomination form

Some Nigerians on social media have criticised the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, who tweeted that over 100 groups were 'rushing' to purchase presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a group known as Nigerian Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) on Wednesday bought the All Progressives…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]

Aregbesola appoints new chief of staff

Following the resignation of Gboyega Oyetola, the outgoing Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has appointed Rasaq Salinsile as his new Chief of Staff. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Salinsile was sworn in by Mr Aregbesola on Wednesday evening at the Government House in Osogbo. Mr Oyetola resigned after emerging candidate…

APC Flags Off Campaign In Omisore's Home, Gets Ooni's Blessing

OsunDecides: APC kicks off campaign in Ile-Ie

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday kicked off its campaign in Ile Ife, the home of Iyiola Omisore, a major contender under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP). The outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, led the campaign team to the palace…

Kogi State Map

Thugs disrupt governing council meeting in Kogi Poly

Over 40 suspected thugs invaded Kogi State Polytechnic on Monday. The thugs disrupted the sitting of the governing council meant for the deliberation to reject or support the re-appointment of the rector whose tenure will come to an end this weekend, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The thugs were allegedly sponsored…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

OsunDecides: Ooni seeks closure of markets for collection of PVCs

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that all major markets in the ancient city be closed on Monday to enable traders and other residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The monarch said on Monday that it is important for traders to take responsibility in the transformation…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

OsunDecides: APC asks defecting lawmakers to resign

On the day three members of the Osun House of Assembly left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Action Democratic Party (ADP), another member has dumped the party for the African Democratic Congress (ADC). PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the latest defector, Olaolu Oyeniran, who represents Odo-Otin state constituency,…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

2019: How Saraki plans to defeat Buhari

A former presidential candidate and publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has revealed how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, plans to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election. Last week, Mr. Saraki declared his intention to run for president of the country on the platform of the Peoples Democratic…