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University of Abuja

University of Abuja suspends SUG election indefinitely over violence

The management of the University of Abuja has suspended the Students Union Government (SUG) election indefinitely over incessant violence on campus. This was contained in a release signed by institution's dean of students affairs, Alanana Otaki, on Friday. "The University of Abuja management in its emergency meeting held on August…

APC leaders kick off campaign in Osun state ahead of the gubernatorial elections. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Orji Uzor Kalu]

OsunDecides: Osinbajo, Oshiomhole, Tinubu, others campaign for APC candidate

Barely 16 days to the Osun State governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had its 'mega rally' at the Osogbo Stadium on Thursday. Major stakeholders of the party such as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole; a national leader,…

Nigerians chide Keyamo over comments on Buhari’s nomination form

Some Nigerians on social media have criticised the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, who tweeted that over 100 groups were 'rushing' to purchase presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a group known as Nigerian Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) on Wednesday bought the All Progressives…

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

Aregbesola appoints new chief of staff

Following the resignation of Gboyega Oyetola, the outgoing Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has appointed Rasaq Salinsile as his new Chief of Staff. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Salinsile was sworn in by Mr Aregbesola on Wednesday evening at the Government House in Osogbo. Mr Oyetola resigned after emerging candidate…

APC Flags Off Campaign In Omisore's Home, Gets Ooni's Blessing

OsunDecides: APC kicks off campaign in Ile-Ie

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday kicked off its campaign in Ile Ife, the home of Iyiola Omisore, a major contender under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP). The outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, led the campaign team to the palace…

Kogi State Map

Thugs disrupt governing council meeting in Kogi Poly

Over 40 suspected thugs invaded Kogi State Polytechnic on Monday. The thugs disrupted the sitting of the governing council meant for the deliberation to reject or support the re-appointment of the rector whose tenure will come to an end this weekend, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The thugs were allegedly sponsored…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

OsunDecides: Ooni seeks closure of markets for collection of PVCs

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that all major markets in the ancient city be closed on Monday to enable traders and other residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The monarch said on Monday that it is important for traders to take responsibility in the transformation…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

OsunDecides: APC asks defecting lawmakers to resign

On the day three members of the Osun House of Assembly left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Action Democratic Party (ADP), another member has dumped the party for the African Democratic Congress (ADC). PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the latest defector, Olaolu Oyeniran, who represents Odo-Otin state constituency,…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

2019: How Saraki plans to defeat Buhari

A former presidential candidate and publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has revealed how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, plans to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election. Last week, Mr. Saraki declared his intention to run for president of the country on the platform of the Peoples Democratic…

APC FLag used to illustrate the story.

Osun 2018: APC, ADP spar over alleged plan to arrest members

Ahead of the fast approaching September 22 governorship election in Osun State, the state chapter of Action Democratic Party (ADP) has raised alarm over alleged plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to arrest its members on trumped-up charges days to the election. This was contained in a statement…

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

Osun 2018: Three assembly members dump APC for ADP

Barely 21 days to the Osun State governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has suffered another setback as three of the state's lawmakers defected to Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Saturday. The defectors are Debo Akanbi who is representing Ede North, Tajudeen…

Aderinsola Abiola, daughter to MKO Abiola

Abiola’s daughter quits APC

Weeks after the late Moshood Abiola was honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari, one of his daughters, Rinsola Abiola has left the All Progressives Congress (APC). The daughter of the presumed winner of the annulled 1993 presidential elections is the Special Assistant on New Media to the Speaker of House of…

Dismissed inspector of the Nigerian Police Force attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robery Squad (FSARS), Charles Omotosho,

Police dismiss corrupt FSARS officer, demote others

An inspector of the Nigerian Police Force attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robery Squad (FSARS), Charles Omotosho, has been dismissed for extorting road users in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Mr. Omotosho's dismissal came three months after tweets by a resident in Ikorodu, Princess Ife, who on May 16 claimed…

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

Why SSS detained me for weeks – Nigerian journalist

Oriyomi Hamzat, has spoken on the reason why he fled to Ghana after he was released from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS), where he was detained for weeks. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Hamzat, who owns Agidigbo radio station in Ibadan, was detained at the SSS office…

Journalists

Nigerian journalists protest victimisation, harassment by security agents

Nigerian journalists under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Journalists marched across different states on Thursday to protest against the incessant harassment and victimisation of their members by security agents during their reportorial duties. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the protest was in line with the directive from the National…

Kingsley Moghalu

2019: Kingsley Moghalu exits alliance, questions Fela Durotoye’s emergence

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has pulled out of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) alliance, following the emergence of Fela Durotoye as consensus candidate on Thursday. Mr Moghalu, while pulling out, questioned the emergence of Mr Durotoye as consensus presidential candidate, in…

Former 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…

Femi Fani-Kayode

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…