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At 12: 06pm, PU 003 Isale Aro Irageri Ward 1 Egbedore LGA Osun West senatorial district, votings are going on smoothly although some politicians are secretly sharing money at the polling station.

APC candidate wins Osun Central Senatorial seat

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ajibola Bashiru, has emerged the winner of Osun Central Senatorial seat. Mr Bashiru was declared winner by the Returning Officer, Titilayo Kuku, a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University. The APC candidate had 132,821 votes against his closest rival, Ganiyu Olaoluwa, of the…

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How thugs burnt election materials at Osun INEC office

Following the report that suspected ballot box snatchers burnt down an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun State, PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday visited the office to investigate the incident. The attack occurred at about 3 a.m. on Sunday at Ijebu Ijesa in Oriade Local Government Area…

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Thugs attack INEC officials in Osun

Some thugs suspected to be ballot box snatchers on Sunday morning attacked and injured some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The attack occurred at about 3 a.m. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the officials were attacked at Ijebu Ijesa, Oriade Local Government Area office of INEC in Osun…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

Aregbesola wins polling unit for APC

The immediate former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, and the senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Party (APC) in Osun Central, Ajibola Bashiru, won their respective pollings unit on Saturday. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that Ademola Adeleke, representing Osun West Senatorial District, and Gboyega Oyetola, the governor of the…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Osun Governor Oyetola wins own polling unit for APC

The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Saturday won his polling unit for the All Progressive Congress (APC). Earlier while voting, Mr Oyetola expressed confidence in the ability of INEC to conduct credible polls. The governor voted alongside his wife, Kafayat, at 10:32 a.m. at Ward 1, Polling Unit 2,…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

Adeleke wins polling unit for PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has won in the polling unit of a senator, Ademola Adeleke. The PDP defeated its main challenger, APC, in all the results in the polling unit. Mr Adeleke is the senator representing Osun West Senatorial District and the candidate of the PDP at the last…

Thugs disrupt voting in Osun

Thugs disrupt voting in Osun

Some thugs have disrupted the ongoing presidential and National Assembly elections in Ward 9, Unit 1 and Unit 2, Iba Village in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the thugs arrived the two polling units close to each at about 11 a.m. to threaten voters…

Buba Galadima

Despite being Atiku’s spokesperson, I’m APC member – Buba Galadima

Although he is a spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Buba Galadima says he remains a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the main opposition party, PDP, and is considered the major opponent to President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. Mr…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC Caucus meeting today

Keyamo, Melaye clash over Buhari’s ‘death threat’ to ballot snatchers

Two aides, one to President Muhammadu Buhari, the other to main opposition PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have clashed over a controversial statement by Mr Buhari where he threatened ballot box snatchers will be killed if they strike during the upcoming polls. The Director of Strategic Communications of the All Progressives…

Corp members receiving their allowances

Election: After PREMIUM TIMES report, corps members get allowances

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to serve as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad-hoc staff in Akerebiata, Ilorin East Local Government, are now being paid their allowances. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the irate corps members protested the non-payment of their allowance by the commission. However, a corps…

Election Postponement: Corp members protest non-payment of allowances

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members deployed to serve as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff in Ilorin East Local Government in Akerebiata are currently protesting non-payment of their allowance by the commission. A member, Muraina told our correspondent that: "We went to our RAC yesterday on our own…

INEC office signpost

FOR THE RECORD: Full statement by INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announcing postponement of elections

The chairman of the electoral commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, at about 2:40 a.m. on Saturday formally announced the postponement of the general elections. PREMIUM TIMES late on Friday announced the plans by INEC to postpone the election due to logistics challenges in many states. The postponement means the presidential and…

How Nigerians reacted to postponement of elections

Nigerians on social media have criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponing the general elections. Following a stakeholders meeting which lasted for hours, INEC early on Saturday said it could no longer go ahead with the election. The commission stated logistics and operational plans as reasons, noting that…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Election: Osun declares Friday public holiday

The Osun State Government has declared Friday, February 15, as a public holiday ahead of the general election scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16. This was disclosed via a statement signed by Adelani Badarinwa, the supervisor of the state's ministry of information and strategy on Thursday. According to the…

Edwin Clark

Why South-south group endorsed Atiku – Edwin Clark

A former minister of information, Edwin Clark, has revealed why a South-south group endorsed Atiku Abubakar for president. The group, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), endorsed the candidate of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), in preparation for the forthcoming presidential election. The general election is expected to hold on…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.[PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

Moghalu, Sowore, Duke, others explain plans for Nigeria if elected president

Six presidential candidates on Sunday explained their plans ahead of February 16 general election. The candidates are Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC), Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Tope Fasua of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, (ANRP)…

Buba Galadima

Buhari, Atiku’s spokespersons spar over support from Nigerians

Barely 12 days to the 2019 presidential election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have continued to narrate how the election results will favour them in the northern part of the country. A spokesman of the PDP presidential campaign, Buba Galadima, while appearing on…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Soyinka refuses to endorse my presidential ambition – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has said the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has not endorsed his presidential ambition. Mr Sowore disclosed this via his verified Instagram handle on Sunday. Prior to this time, Mr Soyinka had earlier said he is not in support of…

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Nigerian youth tasked on political participation

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Positive Force Forum, on Saturday brought young persons together for a leadership seminar in Modakeke community of Osun State. The seminar which debuted in 2018 is in its second year. With the theme: "Effective and Efficient Political Leadership" the seminar held at St Stephens Government Middle School,…

Olusegun Obasanjo

Oshiomhole attacks Obasanjo as Buhari campaigns in Oyo, Osun

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday took his campaign to Oyo and Osun states. In Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the ruling party's chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, used the campaign to attack ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. In Osogbo, the Osun State capital, Mr Buhari said his government has cleared Boko Haram from 17…

Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

PDP opposes inauguration of election tribunal by Acting CJN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has opposed the inauguration of members of the election tribunal by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Muhammad was appointed in controversial circumstances by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. On Saturday, he inaugurated 250 members of the…

Fela Durotoye,

2019: Durotoye, Moghalu’s parties form coalition ahead of presidential polls

The parties of presidential candidates, Fela Durotoye, Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), and Kingsley Moghalu's Young Progressives Party (YPP) have formed a 'coalition force' in preparation for 2019 general election. This is coming days after the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, announced her withdrawal from the February 16 presidential…

PDP National chairman, Uche Secondus.

Onnoghen: PDP suspends presidential campaign, says democracy under attack

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its campaign for 72 hours to protest the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. President Muhammadu Buhari controversially suspended Mr Onnoghen from office on Friday. The president said he was acting on a court order by the Code of…

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

ASUU Strike: Confusion in OAU as some students write exams

Some students and lecturers at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Tuesday expressed displeasure over what they referred to as the anomalies in the ongoing rain semester examination for 2017/2018 session. The examination clocked one week on Monday amidst the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities…

Atiku Abubakar Takes Campaign To Ile-Ife

2019: Don’t allow rigging in your state, Atiku charges Osun voters

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has told voters in Osun State to resist any attempt by politicians to rig elections in their state. Mr. Abubakar, who spoke on Tuesday during his campaign rally in Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure at the current status of…