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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) was closed down by the Osun State Internal Revenue Service over tax debt

ASUU Strike: Confusion in OAU as some students write exams

Some students and lecturers at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Tuesday expressed displeasure over what they referred to as the anomalies in the ongoing rain semester examination for 2017/2018 session. The examination clocked one week on Monday amidst the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities…

Atiku Abubakar Takes Campaign To Ile-Ife

2019: Don’t allow rigging in your state, Atiku charges Osun voters

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has told voters in Osun State to resist any attempt by politicians to rig elections in their state. Mr. Abubakar, who spoke on Tuesday during his campaign rally in Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure at the current status of…

Atiku Abubakar Takes Campaign To Ile-Ife

PHOTOS: Atiku takes campaign to Ile-Ife

The presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, took his campaign to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. Speaking at the palace, Mr Abubakar said his visit to the Ooni was to pay respect to Ile Ife kingdom. "Ile-Ife,…

Dangote Truck Carrying APC-Branded Rice Crushes Dozens To Death In Ekiti. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Senator whose rice truck killed many speaks

A Nigerian senator whose hired truck killed many persons Saturday night in an accident said the rice being conveyed was meant for his constituents for Christmas and New Year celebration. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a truck belonging to Dangote industries,carrying rice tagged with the senator, Tayo Alasoadura's re-election campaign stickers,…

Dangote Truck Carrying APC-Branded Rice Crushes Dozens To Death In Ekiti. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

How trailer conveying campaign rice killed dozens in Iworoko Ekiti

It was a black Saturday for the residents of Iworoko Ekiti as a truck conveying bags of rice killed dozens of people. Official casualty from the accident is yet to be announced, but witnesses said at least 45 people may have been killed. The rice being conveyed were bagged with…

Accident scene

Many killed in truck accident in Ekiti

Many people were killed on Saturday night as a truck conveying bags of rice crushed many to death in Iworoko, Ekiti State. The accident happened close to the Ekiti State University. A report by Sahara Reporters states that the truck involved was owned by Dangote industries. The truck was reportedly…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU students protest semester exams amid strike

The students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Thursday evening gathered in their numbers to protest against the semester examinations for 2017/2018 academic session. According to the university time table, students are expected to start examinations on Monday, January 14, despite the strike of the Academic Staff Union of…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

I’m fully with APC — Omisore

A former deputy governor of Osun State and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state’s last gubernatorial elections, Iyiola Omisore, has said he is fully in support of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections. Mr Omisore said this on Thursday when the governor…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Strike: ASUU asks OAU students to boycott examinations

The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, against conducting examinations when 70 per cent of the courses have not been taught. The university which called back its students to school on Monday has scheduled the examinations to start on January…

A screen shot of Daily Trust website. [PHOTO CREDIT: Dailytrust.com.ng]

CSOs, opposition leaders, others condemn army’s invasion of Daily Trust offices

Several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and opposition leaders have condemned the invasion of Daily Trust offices and arrest of its journalists by the Nigerian military on Sunday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Daily Trust offices in Abuja, Kaduna, Borno and Lagos were raided. The armed soldiers, who stormed these offices, arrested…

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu at the centre, to the right is the ASUU president.

Elections: Despite strike, ASUU agrees to let lecturers participate as INEC staff

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to allow its members work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election. The ASUU president, Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known while briefing journalists after a meeting with INEC. He said ASUU will not stop its members…

Osun State University (UNIOSUN)

Osun university workers want vice-chancellor removed

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has called for the removal of Labode Popoola, the vice-chancellor of the Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN). The union, in a statement signed by its national spokesperson, Salaam Abdussobur, on Wednesday called for removal of the VC over alleged unlawful suspension of…

Bus

Nigeria drops to 14th in Africa in best countries for business – Report

An analysis by Forbes has rated Nigeria as the 110th best country for business in the world in 2019. Nigeria is also ranked 14th in Africa on the list. A total of 161 countries were graded in the report. Previously, Nigeria was ranked as 115th best country to do business…

Senator Dino Melaye

Why I won’t surrender to the police – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, has finally spoken from his hideout on the reasons why he will not surrender himself to the Nigeria Police Force. Mr Melaye, who had earlier alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, will inject him to death if he is arrested, compared…

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi [Photo: Concise News]

2019: Again Peter Obi defends petrol subsidy removal, says Nigerians will benefit more

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has again condemned the petrol subsidy policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Mr Obi who spoke on Channels TV programme tagged: "Politics Today" on Tuesday said a "serious government" would rather divert the funds used for petrol…

2019: Presidency clarifies Dangote’s role in Buhari’s campaign as Nigerians, PDP react

Hours after naming Africa's richest man on the 'special advisory committee' to President Muhammadu for his re-election, the presidency has clarified that the businessman is not actually a member of the campaign team. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Dangote was named among seven members of the advisory committee in a…

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor. [Photo credit: Tropic Reporters]

Oyetola proposes 11% of Osun 2019 budget for education

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on Thursday presented the 2019 budget before the state house of assembly. Mr Oyetola presented a total of N152.756 billion for 2019. The education sector has an allocation of N10,447,801,800. This is equivalent to 11 per cent of the budget. The financial sector…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Buhari’s anti-corruption war, a joke – Sowore

The 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has said the war on corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is selective, saying his government will use technology to end corruption if elected. Mr Sowore, who spoke during a TV programme tagged "Roadmap 2019" on Channels…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

How hospital’s negligence caused death of Nigerian undergraduate

About six hours after he was brought to a public hospital, a student injured by armed robbers was not treated by hospital staff, witnesses have told PREMIUM TIMES. The student, Abiodun Babatola, eventually died. Mr Babatola, a 200-level student of the department of Management and Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo…

2019: IPC trains 40 journalists on election coverage

Barely two months to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, the International Press Centre (IPC) concluded a two-day workshop for 40 journalists from media organisations in the South-west on Friday. The training was tagged: 'Best Practices and Professional Reporting of the Electoral Process'. The workshop held in collaboration with the…

From left: Peter Obi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Yemi Osinbajo of All Progressives Congress (APC); and Khadija Abdullahi of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), during the 2018 Vice Presidential Debate organise by Nigeria Election Debates Group in Abuja on Friday (14/12/18) 06666/14/12/2018/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

2019: How Nigerians Reacted To Vice Presidential Debate

The presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, the senate president, Bukola Saraki, former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and other Nigerians have reacted to the vice presidential candidates’ debate which took place on Friday. The parties and candidates at the debate were Allied Congress Party of…

Two graduate ladies break OAU'S 21-year record

Two graduates break 21-year First Class dearth in OAU’s English Department

Two female graduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have broken the 21-year first-class dearth in the Department of English at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The duo, Kehinde Lawal and Roheemah Arogundade finished with 4.56 CGPA, breaking the absence of a First Class graduate, after Akinmade Akande, now a professor…

One of the houses in Kekere Community

SPECIAL REPORT: Neglected Edo community without electricity, potable water, health centre, other basic facilities

"The agreement I had with my wife is (was) 'till death do us part' but I never expected it six months after marriage. She started going into labour about 2 a.m. in the midnights early this year but died due to unavailable health centre and poor road leading to the…

The pioneer chairman of the Congress of Universities Academics (CONUA), Niyi Sunmonu

INTERVIEW: Our grievances with ASUU – Breakaway university lecturers’ union

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the pioneer chairman of the Congress of Universities Academics (CONUA), Niyi Sunmonu, speaks on why university teachers at OAU, Ife formed a parallel union, their grievances against the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the spread of their new union in other universities. PT:  Please give us a brief background on…

Unilorin

Unilorin officially speaks on student’s suicide

The management of the University of Ilorin has officially reacted to the death of one of its students, Adigun Emmanuel, who was rumored to have committed suicide. The deceased, who was a student of the Faculty of Agriculture, was reported to have ingested poison last Thursday, due to failure in…