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#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…

MAPOLY lecturers declare indefinite ‘work-to-rule’ action

Members of the academic staff union (ASUP) of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta have declared an indefinite 'work-to-rule' action over unpaid four months’ salaries, state of the institution and alleged neglect by the Ogun State Government, among others. The zone C coordinator of ASUP, Olawale Omoobaorun confirmed this in a…

EJIGBO: 11:30am - it was observed that voters no longer fold their ballot papers before voting at Ward 3, PU6 in front of Ejigbo local government secretariat located inside Ejigbo town. INEC Ad-hoc staff there said they have told voters to do so. "We repeatedly told them to fold their ballot papers but they keep opening it before going to the voting cubicle. Their party agents also enlightened them on this", an Ad-hoc staff said. It was also observed at same unit that the voter can be fully seen inside the voting cubicle as he/she votes. As part of measures to check vote buying, INEC had said it would restrategize the voting cubicle in such a way that a voter could not be seen by anybody while thumbprinting inside the cubicle. The commission also said voters will not be allowed to go in or come out from the cubicle without folding their ballot papers unlike what is currently happening in Ejigbo.

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP tackle each other over arrest of opposition leaders

Following the declaration by the Returning Officer, Joseph Fuwape, that the Saturday governorship election in Osun is inconclusive, the People Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress in the state have traded accusations of physical attacks on their members ahead of the supplementary polls in seven units on Thursday. In…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

#OsunDecides2018: Saraki meets Omisore ahead of supplementary poll

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday met with the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Iyiola Omisore ahead of Thursday's supplementary poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) called the supplementary poll after declaring the election held on Saturday inconclusive because the margin of victory of the winner was…

Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma

Two university students killed in suspected cultists clash

The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, has confirmed the death of two of its students in a clash between suspected cult groups in Ekpoma last Tuesday. Although students who witnessed the clash told PREMIUM TIMES that it was among cultists, spokesperson of the university, Edward Aihevba, denied in…

APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

#OsunDecides2018: APC candidate Oyetola wins own local govt

The candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, has emerged as the winner of Boripe Local Government Area where he hails from. PREMIUM TIMES reported earlier the optimism of Mr. Oyetola and how he won his polling unit at PU2, Ward 1, LA Primary School, Popo Iragbiji,…

At 10:18am, Gbeyega Oyetola finished the casting of vote with wife at PU2, Ward 1, LA Primary School, Boripe LG

#OsunDecides2018: Official result as APC candidate Oyetola’s polling unit announced

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, has emerged winner at his polling unit. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Oyetola voted alongside his wife at his Iragbiji hometown in PU2, Ward 1, Popo Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area. After collation of results at the polling unit, Mr Oyetola…

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: Official results from polling units

As voting ends in many polling units across Osun State, results from such polling units have started coming in. With the deployment of about 180 observers across the 30 local governments in the state, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative journalism in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development…

APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

#OsunDecides2018: APC candidate Oyetola votes, speaks on likelihood of victory

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, has expressed optimism that he would win the governorship election in Osun State. Mr Oyetola said this while casting his vote in his hometown in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area. The candidate voted at about 10:15 a.m. at PU1, Ward 2,…

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One killed, others wounded as cultists clash at Edo university

A final year student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, who was simply identified as ''Doctor Einstein'' was killed in a cult clash on Tuesday, students and the police confirmed. Eyewitnesses told PREMIUM TIMES that several students were also injured during a fight between two cult groups. The clash occurred during…

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OsunDecides: APC, ADP accuse each other of misinformation

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has accused the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and its candidate, Moshood Adeoti, of misinformation ahead of the September 22 governorship election in the state. The ADP had earlier, in a statement, raised alarm that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was…

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Nigerian polytechnic shut due to flood

The management of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, has shut down the institution and directed its students in Atani campus to vacate immediately following flood that ravaged the campus. The spokesman of the polytechnic, Obini Onuchukwu, in a statement on Tuesday said this was to avoid casualty. "The access roads…

Fela Durotoye,

2019: Fela Durotoye picks ANN presidential nomination form

Fela Durotoye, a motivational speaker, has picked the nomination form of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) to contest for the position of Nigerian president in the 2019 general election. Mr Durotoye announced this on Tuesday while thanking his supporters for donating money for him to obtain the ANN form…

LAUTECH

Osun releases N500mn to LAUTECH

The Osun State Government has released N500 million to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. This was contained in a statement signed by the university spokesman, Lekan Fadeyi. "To further demonstrate its commitment to the continued existence of the LAUTECH, the Osun State Government has fulfilled its promise to release…

SPECIAL REPORT: How children battle for survival in Oyo capital

Struggle For Survival At Iwo Road in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, men and women shout as they make quick deals and hawk goods. However, among these sellers are children between the age of five-16, peddling vegetables, sachet water, groundnut, soft drinks, slippers, kerosene, bread and other consumables This is a…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: PDP, APC spar over N16.6bn Paris Club refund

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have knocked themselves over the recent announcement of the release of N16.6 billion from Paris Club refund to the state. The PDP candidate for the September 22 governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, warned the state government against…

Bola Tinubu

OsunDecides: Guber candidates react to Tinubu’s comments

Some candidates in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State have protested a recent comment by the All Progressive Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu, that he was richer than Osun. The candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in the polls scheduled to hold on September 22, Alfred Adegoke,…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

OsunDecides2018: Aregbesola releases N19.8 billion for workers’ four month salary arrears

Eleven days to the Osun State governorship election, the state government has commenced gradual disbursement of N19.8 billion as salaries and other entitlements to its workers and pensioners. Governor Rauf Aregbesola authorised the release of the money for payment of four months salary of the workers as well as pensioners.…

Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo poly governing council, academic staff spar over sack threat

All is not well with the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic in Saki, Oyo State as members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and the Governing Council continue to be at loggerheads. The council last Thursday after an emergency meeting held at the Oyo State Ministry of Education, suspended the activities…

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VIDEO: OsunDecides: Residents protest Tinubu’s comment

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, some residents have taken to the streets of Osogbo, the state capital, to protest a comment by a national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. Mr. Tinubu on Saturday at the palace of Ataoja of Osogbo,…