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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,…

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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…

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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…

Federal University of Technology

Sex-for-Mark Scandal: Another Nigerian university dismisses randy lecturer

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, has sacked one of its lecturers, Omananyi Yunusa, over his involvement in sexual harassment of a female student of the institution. The Deputy Director, Information and Publications of the university, Lydia Legbo, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in a…

FUNAAB SUG President suspended for alleged misappropriation

The Students' Union President of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Ayobami Popoola, has been suspended for two weeks over an alleged misappropriation of N612,000. The Students' Representative Assembly said Mr Popoola breached the provision of the union constitution that empowers the Students Representative Assembly (SRA) to approve…

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LAUTECH: ASUU considers indefinite strike, says Oyo, Osun govts’ silence disturbing

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso has said the silence of Oyo and Osun State Governments over its strike is disturbing and could lead to an indefinite strike. The Secretary of ASUU, Toyin Abegunrin, expressed the union's displeasure over the silence of…

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Nigerian undergraduate stabbed to death by fellow student

A Nigerian university undergraduate at Kogi State University, Ayingba, Alli Sharif, has been stabbed to death by his colleague, police have confirmed. Mr Sharif, a 300-Level student of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, was allegedly stabbed to death on his birthday by a fellow student in 100-Level identified…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

Osun 2018: PDP’s Adeleke speaks on plans for state if elected

The Osun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke has vowed to revive the economy of the state through multi-sectoral development if elected as the governor in the September 22 gubernatorial election. Mr Adeleke, known for his humorous dancing steps, spoke at Ede on Thursday while…

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ASUU disrupts LAUTECH exams, begins strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disrupted the on going second semester examination for 2017/2018 academic session at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, signalling that all is definitely not well at the institution. The secretary of the union, Toyin Abegunrin, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES in…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

ASUU speaks on sex-for-mark scandals involving lecturers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has spoken on the recent sex-for-mark scandal involving lecturers in some Nigerian universities. The President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor, spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Since April, three Nigerian universities have been in the spotlight, after their…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

Osun APC reacts to defection of nine exco members

The Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the defection of nine executive members of the party to the African Democratic Party (ADP) on Monday. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Azeez Adesiji, deputy state chairman; Tajudeen Agbeti, ex officio; Ademola Bamidele, state auditor; Rasheed Bakare, Assistant…

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

Osun 2018: APC announces deputy governorship candidate

The Osun State All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked a running mate for its governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola. Benedict Alabi, from Ikire in Osun West Senatorial District, was confirmed as the party’s deputy govenrorship candidate for next month’s election. Mr Alabi is from the same senatorial district as the Peoples…

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

OAU speaks on withdrawal of Law, Dentistry accreditation

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has officially reacted to the withdrawal of accreditation of some of its courses by the National University Commission, (NUC). PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that the NUC has withdrawn the accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition at the…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

JUST IN: Nine APC executives resign in Osun, dump party

Nine executive members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have resigned from their positions. The officials also defected from the APC to the Action Democratic Party (ADP). According to their joint resignation letter obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the officials said following the opinion of the public and…

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OAU loses Law, Dentistry accreditation

The National University Commission, NUC, has withdrawn accreditation for Law and Dentistry at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, prompting the school to ask prospective students to change their first choices. In text messages, the school asked admission seekers for the 2018/2019 academic year they will not be given admission…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

Osun Election: Adeleke speaks on certificate scandal

Following the alleged involvement of the People's Democratic Party's governorship candidate for Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, in a secondary school certificate scandal, the embattled lawmaker has reacted to the raging controversy. The Nigerian Police last week Wednesday invited the Principal of Ede Muslim High School 1, Abass Khalib, for investigation…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU speaks on investigation of sexual harassment involving lecturer

The management of the Lagos State University, Ojo, has given update on the probe panel set up over the allegation of sexual abuse involving a lecturer in the university. The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Adekoya Martins, spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Thursday. About three…

Statistician-General of the Federation and National Bureau of Statistics, DG,, Dr. Yemi Kale (Photo taken by Richard Akinwumi, 2/20/2018)

Keep NBS from politics, Nigeria’s Statistician-General replies Jonathan’s ex-aide

The Statistician-General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Yemi Kale, has warned the former Special Assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, to keep NBS away from politics. Mr Kale reacted to Mr Omokri's tweet on unemployment figures where he berated the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for…

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

Osun 2018: APC to pick Oyetola’s running mate from PDP candidate’s district

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has indicated its deputy governorship candidate in the coming governorship election in the state has been zoned to the Osun West Senatorial District. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, is from Osun West. The APC governorship candidate, Isiaka…

Some of the protesting students

Protest rocks LAUTECH over expulsion of students

Some students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, on Monday staged a protest against the expulsion of four students and suspension of eight others by the university authority last week. The protest which resulted to blocking of the university's gate at the early hours of Monday was led by…

Tales of woes as flood ravages Ile-Ife, Osun

Tales of woes as flood ravages Ile-Ife, Osun

Residents of Ile Ife, Osun State, on Sunday counted their losses after a downpour wreaked havoc in the ancient city. Many were also reportedly injured while trying to save their properties from destruction. Houses in Parakin, Mayfair, Damico, Asherifa and Ede road amongst other areas were submerged and properties destroyed…