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Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo declares work-free day to allow civil servants collect PVCs

The Oyo State Government has declared Friday a work-free day to allow public officials get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The government made the declaration in a statement signed the Secretary to the State Government, Olalekan Alli, on Thursday. According to the statement, the governor, Abiola Ajimobi urged the electorates…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Mob kills final year student

A final year student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Fisayo Olorunfemi, has been killed by a mob at Oloki junction in Ede, Osun State. Mr. Olorunfemi was killed after he reportedly hit a motorcycle with his Toyota Camry car with registration number AAA 463 DV on Monday. The passenger on…

The Polytechnic Ibadan

Suspected cultists axe ex-student to death in Ibadan poly

A former student of The Polytechnic Ibadan, Ahmed Olalekan, has been killed by suspected cultists. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that before his death on Monday, Mr Olalekan belonged to an anti-cultism group, The Polytechnic Ibadan Students Forum, comprising of current and former students of the institution. The ex-student was reportedly axed…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH lecturers suspend strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, suspended its two weeks warning strike on Monday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the lecturers disrupted the second semester examination of the 2017/2018 session. The lecturers alleged that the two visitors, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and Abiola…

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

Osun 2018: The major contenders

Last weekend, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented the names of 48 political parties cleared to contest the September 22 governorship election in Osun State. Several crise trailed the conduct of primary elections in different political parties and till this period, some are yet to be addressed. For instance,…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

Osun 2018: 48 parties, candidates vie for governorship (FULL LIST)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the names of 48 political parties cleared to contest for September 22 governorship election in Osun State. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, said majority of the non-sensitive materials that would be used for the conduct of the election have been…

Angry residents set police station ablaze at Iwo Town, Osun state

Iwo Killing: Police arrest SARS operative, 31 protesters

The Osun State police command said it has arrested an officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who allegedly shot dead Tunde Nafiu, a 30 year old resident of Iwo in the state on Thursday. The police also said 31 of the protesters have been arrested. This was contained in…

Police summon Fani-Kayode over alleged inciting publication

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been summoned by the Nigeria Police for alleged "conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication". Mr Fani-Kayode, a fierce critic of the Buhari administration, is facing corruption charges brought by the government. He regularly posts critical comments about the government on social media. It…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH: NUC accredits 23 courses in troubled university

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to no fewer than 23 academic programmes of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho. The commission’s letter dated August 14 sent to the institution was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday made…

Osun 2018: Aregbesola’s appointee defects to PDP

As the Osun State governorship election draws nearer, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) suffered another loss as Governor Rauf Aregbesola's appointee and ally, Peter Babalola, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday. Mr. Babalola on Thursday resigned as the Chairman of Osun State Local Government Service Commission…

Federal University of agriculture, Makurdi

Nigerian university shut over students protest

The Federal University of agriculture, Makurdi, has been shut indefinitely by the authority of the institution following a violent protest by students. The students were protesting a road accident that claimed the life of their colleague, Joseph Odeh, and also left six others critically injured while going to school last…

Sowore

Why I believe APC will lose 2019 elections – Sowore

The presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoleye Sowore, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed in all its promises and will lose in the 2019 general election. Mr Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, disclosed this on Channels TV Politics today on Wednesday while responding…

Teachers of LAUTECH protesting

LAUTECH: Lecturers to meet on Monday as warning strike ends

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, will meet on Monday to decide on the next line of action as it ended the two weeks warning strike by its members. Southwest coordinator of the union, Ade Adejumo, disclosed this to PREMIUM…

Part of the buildings of the school recently raised by the donations of residents

SPECIAL REPORT: Abandoned Osun communities where govt presence is virtually non-existent

Almost everything that makes life bearable cannot be found in Koola and Famia, communities in Modakeke, Ile Ife, Osun State, where residents say they live like second-class citizens. Residents of Koola and Famia say they are ''systematically discriminated" against in the state as basic amenities such as potable water, electricity,…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU Crisis: University management planning illegal arrest of our members – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities of the Lagos State University, Ojo, has raised alarm that the institution's authority is planning on using security forces to arrest its members on trumped up charges of burglary and theft of documents. Few weeks ago, the union raised alarm over the professorial promotion…

Nigerian college lecturer accused of certificate racketeering in police net

A lecturer at the Niger State College of Education, Minna, has been arrested by the police for allegedly facilitating the issuance of fake certificates to unqualified persons, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. According to the provost of the college, Yakubu Auna, the lecturer, identified as Mallam Musa, was exposed after a…

A retired judge in Osun State, Olamide Oloyede. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Tribune]

Ex-judge mobilises funds for rebuilding of Ayefele’s demolished radio station

A retired judge in Osun State, Olamide Oloyede, has begun the mobilisation of funds to rebuild Yinka Ayefele's Fresh FM radio that was demolished by the Oyo State Government on Sunday.() Mrs Oloyede, now deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, urged Nigerians to assist Mr Ayefele to build…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Sex-for-mark Scandal: Victim says she’s unable to get job after exposing randy teacher

Monica Osagie, the woman at the centre of the sex-for-mark scandal that led to the sack of a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Richard Akindele, says she has found it difficult to get a job after exposing the randy lecturer. Ms. Osagie, who spoke in an interview with Sunday Punch,…

Osun 2018: Several APC members defect to ADP

Osun 2018: Several APC members defect to ADP

Barely a month to the Osun State governorship election, several members (said to be about 3,000) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) left the party for the Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Saturday. The members were led to ADP by Dotun Babayemi, an Osun West senatorial aspirant in Gbongan,…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH students ask federal government, Tinubu to intervene in crisis

Following the crisis at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, the Students' Union has called for the intervention of the federal government and the institution's chancellor, Bola Tinubu. The union in a statement signed by its President, Abiodun Oluwaseun, said the silence of Mr. Tinubu is "callous" and may not…

Teachers of LAUTECH protesting

LAUTECH: Teachers protest poor funding in Osogbo

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday took to the street in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, in protest against poor funding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. The university, co-owned by Osun and Oyo states, has for years been in crisis over inadequate…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH: ASUU asks Aregbesola, Ajimobi to resign

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Benin Zone, has called for the resignation of the Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi and the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for their inability to pay salary of the staff of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. According to a statement signed by Fred Esumen, the…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

Osun declares Monday public holiday for traditional worshipers

The Osun State Government has declared August 20 as public holiday to commemorate the annual Isese festival, a day set aside for traditional believers in the state. According to a statement signed by the state's Commissioner for Home Affairs, Adebisi Obawale, and obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, the holiday…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Pearl News]

Osun govt begins payment of full salaries, three years after

The Osun State Government has begun the implementation of full salary payments to all civil servants in the state. The state Commissioner of Information, Adelani Baderinwa, confirmed this development to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Wednesday. According to Mr Adelani, the full salary payment started with the July…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Three months after, police fail to act on officers caught extorting motorists

The Nigeria Police are yet to take definite action three months after PREMIUM TIMES reported how two of their officers were caught on camera extorting motorists along Ijebu Ode-Ibadan Road in Ogun State. The two officers, whose badge identified them as Oyewole Afolabi and Eniola Olaiya, were caught by PREMIUM…