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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…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

FEATURE: Three Nigerian universities face sexual harassment scandals

Since April, three Nigerian universities have been in the spotlight, after their lecturers got involved sexual harassment scandals. These scandals followed actions of female students who opened up on abusive conducts of lecturers towards them in the three universities; namely Obafemi Awolowo Universities, Ile-Ife; University of Lagos, Akoka; and Lagos…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH expels ex-Osun SSG’s son, three others

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has expelled four of its students and also placed eight others on suspension following their involvement in the the post-students' union election violence on June 13. According to an official statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Jacob Agboola, and sent to…

Nigeria Police

Ex-Oyo Rep, Sikiru Busari, accused of ‘killing’ wife

The family of the wife of former member of the House of Representatives, Sikiru Busari, have petitioned the police to investigate the cause of the 'sudden death' of his wife. The former lawmaker has repeatedly claimed that his late wife, Oluwakemi Busari, 48, died in her sleep on June 30.…

Pic.5. A cross-section of ministers at the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (28/3/18). 01800/28/3/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/TA/BJO/NAN

Nigerian minister calls for more research funding

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Monday spoke on the challenges of research studies and called for proper funding of research. Mr. Dambazau, who spoke at Ife Summer Institute 2018, a programme organised by Ife Institute of Advanced Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, on Monday said research has…

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

Osun 2018: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff emerges APC candidate

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the September 22 governorship election in the state. Mr. Oyetola, who had been tagged the "anointed candidate" of Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the national leader of the party, Bola…

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

Osun APC primary manipulated to favour Tinubu’s cousin, Aspirant alleges

The Secretary to the Osun State Government, Moshood Adeoti, has accused his party, the APC, of manipulating its primary to elect a candidate for the September governorship election. He has, therefore, withdrawn from the primary being held today. Mr. Adeoti alleged that the primary is a mere endorsement of Isiaka…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH Governing Council approves increment in tuition fees

The Governing Council of Ladoke Akinola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has approved the increment in tuition fees of students of the university from 100 Level to 400 Level. This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Council, J. A Agboola, and made available to PREMIUM TIMES…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

Osun 2018: Two governorship candidates emerge in SDP

Two governorship candidates have emerged after factions of the Osun State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) concluded their primaries ahead of the September 22 governorship election in the state. The faction led by Ademola Ishola produced Munirudeen Atanda, as candidate, while the Bayo Faforiji-led faction elected Iyiola Omisore…

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

Osun Election: APC postpones governorship primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the postponement of its Osun State governorship primary election initially scheduled to take place on Thursday due to "unforeseen development." According to a statement signed by the Director of Publicity of the party in Osun, Kunle Oyatomi, the new date for the primary…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU students want school farm ‘properly managed’

The students of Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have demanded proper operation of the university farm. The students made this demand during the Sahel Scholar's Conference, organised by Sahel Consulting in collaboration with Faculty of Agriculture on Monday at the university's Conference Centre. The conference was aimed…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

Alleged Sex Scandal: UNILAG releases panel’s interim report

The management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, has presented an interim report of the fact-finding panel set up to look into an allegation of sexual harassment involving one of its lecturers. The principal assistant registrar, Communications Unit of the institution, Taiwo Oloyede, spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU Five: 19 years after fatal cult attack, justice remains elusive

On Tuesday, students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, will gather to mark the 19th anniversary of a cult attack in which five students were murdered in cold blood. The attack, carried out in the early hours of Saturday, July 10, 1999 led to the death of 21-year old 400-Level…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Cult Attacks: Ife residents narrate ordeals amidst police raid

For months, the residents and students of Ile Ife, Osun State, have been in fear, following struggle of supremacy between different cult groups. Apart from fighting among themselves, the cultists also attack homes and rape female students and residents. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES, a rape victim and student of Oduduwa…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

Sex Scandal: Why UNILAG probe panel hasn’t completed investigations – Official

The management of the University of Lagos has given details of the probe panel set up over the allegation of sexual abuse involving a lecturer in the university. The Principal Assistant Registrar, Communications Unit of the institution, Taiwo Oloyede, spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Sunday. About…

Remi Sonaiya

Nigerian media promoting only APC, PDP – Ex-Presidential candidate

A former presidential candidate of the Kowa Party in the 2015 election, Remi Sonaiya, has passed a damning assessment of the Nigerian media, describing a section of the practitioners as “projectors” of only the top political parties. Mrs Sonaiya, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on Friday accused some Nigerian media…

Adamu Adamu

Some Nigeria tertiary institution heads lack integrity – Minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said some heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria lack integrity in carrying out their jobs. Mr Adamu made this known during the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2018 policy meeting with all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, held at Bola Babalakin auditorium, Gbongan,…

OAU VC, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede

Open letter to OAU Vice-Chancellor

Dear Sir, I am delighted to write you this letter. I am hopeful that your esteemed office will accept it in good faith. I appreciate the decision of the university of management under your leadership to dismiss a lecturer of the institution, Richard Akindele, a Professor, who was involved in…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU reinstates suspended students

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has lifted the suspension on two of the students suspended last year. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Eyitope Ogunbodede, made this pronouncement during a meeting conveyed by the Dean of Students Affairs, Isiaka Aransi, alongside other principal officers of the institution.…

Richard Akindele

OAU dismisses professor involved in sex-for-mark scandal

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has dismissed a lecturer of the institution, Richard Akindele, who demanded sex from a female student to help her improve her grades. The dismissal was disclosed during a press conference by the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, on Wednesday. Mr. Ogunbodede said the conclusion was…

LAUTECH

Osun SSG’s son allegedly leads violent attack on university

Olatunbosun Adeoti, a son of the Secretary to the State Government of Osun State, Moshood Adeoti, has been accused of spearheading violent attacks on various targets at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, the spokesperson for the school, Lekan Fadeyi, said the younger…

University of Ibadan (UI)

PTCIJ, others demand recall of suspended UI student journalist

Nigerians have been reacting to the decision by the Univeristy of Ibadan to suspend a student journalist over an article published in a national daily. Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and groups of Nigerian student journalists asked the university to rescind the suspension of Adekunle Adebajo. The groups…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Top Nigerian university suspends student over newspaper article

The University of Ibadan has suspended a student, Adekunle Adebajo, over a critical newspaper article published two years ago. Mr Adebajo, a student journalist, wrote under the title "UI: The irony of fashionable rooftops and awful interiors", in The Guardian of April 2016 about poor facilities at the university. He…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Court strikes out case against five OAU students

A magistrate court has struck out the case against five students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, accused of assaulting officials of the university. The university management handed over the students to the police on March 21 for physically obstructing the eviction of students from a female hostel in the…

Nigeria Police taking bribe

One month after, Nigerian police yet to act on officers caught taking bribe

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