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LAUTECH students burn tires to protest hike in fees

Students ground LAUTECH over hike in fees

The students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) have shut down the institution's main campus in Ogbomoso and also its medical school in Osogbo over an increment in their tuition fees. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported how the institution at its 133rd governing council meeting which held on Thursday,…

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LAUTECH formally announces fee increase for students by over 100%

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has formally announced increase in students fees starting from the 2018/19 session. In July, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how the institution at its 133rd governing council meeting which held on July 5 decided that the hike will take effect from the…

Bishop David Oyedepo

2019: I don’t belong to any political party – Bishop Oyedepo

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he does not belong to any party. Mr Oyedepo, while giving his Sunday sermon titled: "Covenant day of open doors" said his goal is to secure a glorious destiny for Nigeria. The…

Omoyele Sowore

2019: Presidential hopefuls Moghalu, Sowore spar over national minimum wage

The presidential candidates of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, Friday morning attacked each other's position on plans for the national minimum wage in Nigeria. They both appeared on a breakfast programme of Television Continental (TVC) which focused on the issue. The Federal…

Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH) [photo: PM NEWS Nigeria]

Unpaid Salaries: Oyo College staff, students decry four months old strike

The lecturers at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH), Igboora, have been on industrial action for the past four months following the inability of the governing council of the institution and the state government to attend to the lingering issue of non-payment of salaries. The school, one…

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OsunDecides2018: PDP leader accused of cloning PVCs slumps in court

Fatai Diekola, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), slumped in court Wednesday during his arraignment over alleged cloning of Permanent Voter's Card (PVCs) during the recent Osun gubernatorial election. An eyewitness, Kazeem Adio, who spoke with our correspondent said Mr. Diekola, who was arraigned alongside with Sikiru Lawal…

UNILAG STUDENTS

Sex-for Mark: Unlike OAU, LASU, UNILAG keeps mum on allegation against professor

The management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, has kept mum on the investigation of one of its lecturer, Olusegun Awonusi, a professor of English, over allegations of sexual harassment. PREMIUM TIMES reported in May that Joy Nwana, a student of the university, accused Mr Awonusi, who was also a…

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How Nigerian university’s policy, inactions allegedly caused student’s death

Austin Okafor, a 300-level student of Entrepreneurship at the University of Benin, has died as a result of what students and staff described as lackadaisical attitude by officials of the institution. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Okafor, who lived with sickle cell anaemia, died on October 2 at the University…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

2019: Sowore emerges AAC presidential candidate

The Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Convener of #TakeItBack Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has been elected the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) for the 2019 general election. Mr. Sowore was unanimously elected without opposition by members of the party on Saturday at its national convention that took place…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

EXTRA: Osun Poll: Why we chose Oyetola’s APC over Adeleke’s PDP – Omisore

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the last Osun State governorship election, Iyiola Omisore, has revealed the reason why he chose to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun election. Mr Omisore spoke Thursday at a meeting with members of the SDP from across the…

FUNAAB SUG President, suspended for alleged misappropriation, reinstated

The Students’ Union of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has reinstated its president, Ayobami Popoola, who was suspended in August over alleged misappropriation of N612,000. Last August, the Students’ Representative Assembly (SRA) had accused Mr. Popoola of breaching the union's constitution that empowers the SRA to approve…

Students of MKO polytechnic ground school over lecturer's strike

Students of MKO polytechnic ground school over lecturers’ strike

The students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, have shut down the institution's main gate to protest the indefinite strike of members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP). The students protested on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the school's main gate and also denied members of the polytechnic…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

It’s insulting to say I’ve rancour with Ambode – Tinubu

A former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday said it is insulting to suggest there is a feud between him and the embattled incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Mr Tinubu spoke Tuesday afternoon as the All Progressives Congress governorship primary election between Mr Ambode and Babajide Sanwo-Olu was underway in…

Bola Tinubu

Oyo 2019: PDP candidate attacks Tinubu over alleged interference in Oyo politics

The candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the Oyo State 2019 governorship election, Seyi Makinde, has accused the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu of 'unnecessary interference' in the politics of the state. Mr. Makinde who spoke on Monday through a statement issued…

Confusion surrounds death of Kogi Poly Lecturer

Confusion surrounds the sudden death of Yakubu Nataala, one of the lecturers in Kogi State Polytechnic, who died at his residence in Lokoja on Sunday. Sources told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Nataala slumped and died due to frustration over non-payment of his salaries. However, the institution debunked claims that he…

Kemi Busari, a journalist with PREMIUM TIMES Nigeria

Two Premium Times journalists, 16 others shortlisted for West Africa Media Award

Two Premium Times' journalists, Kemi Busari and Oladehinde Olawoyin, have been shortlisted for West Africa Media Excellence Awards. Mr Busari who covers the Senate and Mr Olawoyin, who covers Business, Oil and Gas for PREMIUM TIMES have been listed among the 18 finalists that will be honoured by The Media…

#OsunDecides2018: How thugs, party leaders influenced rerun poll in Ife North

For more than two hours, this reporter was on a motorcycle from Iraye Junction in Modakeke to locate PU 2, Ward 10, Oyere ll, Alapata village in Ife North Local Government Area. The polling unit was one of the seven where rerun poll held on Thursday in the Osun State…

APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

#OsunDecides2018: APC wins in Ife North

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has been declared winner of Polling Unit 2 in Ward 10 of Ife North Local Government Area in the Osun State governorship supplementary poll held on Thursday. In the inconclusive election held Saturday, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) scored 254,698 votes…

Photo Collage of #OsunDecides2018 top gubernatorial aspirants

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP in final battle (LIVE UPDATES)

The stage is set to conclude Osun State governorship election declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday. Today, Thursday, September 22, all 48 political parties vying for the post will go to the poll; but the real battle is between the PDP and the APC. In…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

#OsunDecides2018: PDP’s Adeleke reacts to Omisore’s support for APC

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, has reacted to the declaration of support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Iyiola Omisore. PREMIUM TIMES reported earlier that Mr Omisore asked his supporters to vote for the APC in…

The SDP Candidate in last Saturday's Governorship Election in Osun State, Chief Iyiola Omisore, has agreed to work with the APC in Thursday's rerun. The deal was sealed after a meeting between Chief Omisore and an APC Team led by Chairman Adams Oshiomhole in Osogbo early Wednesday.

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore declares support for APC

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Iyiola Omisore, has asked his supporters to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State. Mr Omisore stated this when he addressed journalists on Wednesday afternoon in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Mr Omisore, who came third in the…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore speaks on who his supporters should vote for

Less than 24 hours to Osun State Governorship election rerun, the candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Iyiola Omisore, has told his supporters to vote for any party that believes in the agenda of his party. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, led some PDP chieftains to…

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: APC, PDP accuse each other of cloning PVCs

Less than 24 hours to the supplementary Osun State governorship election declared inconclusive on Saturday, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused each other of cloning of permanent voter's cards (PVCs) The two major parties made these allegations against each other in separate…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Suspected serial rapist caught in Ekiti university

A suspected serial rapist, Chidi Okoye, who has been in the 'wanted list' of Ekiti State University (EKSU) security unit for raping female students of the institution has been caught, two officials have confirmed. The 18-year-old, who is not a student, was caught last Friday by the university security unit,…

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu showing a specimen ballot paper for Ekiti governorship election during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03573/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

OsunDecides: INEC speaks on staff caught ‘altering’ election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has clarified the conduct of its staff, Mutiu Salawu, caught on Sunday at St. Patrick Grammar School, Gbongan, tearing the polls result for Ayedaade Local Government Area. A video of the incident has gone viral online. In the video, Mr. Salawu said he was…