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9.15am. At Ward1,PU7, local govt library 1,Orolu LGA voting has since commenced, with a total of 282 registered voters. Here is an elderly woman being attended to. The police and custom officers present confirmed that it has been peaceful so far.

Why Osun governorship tribunal was relocated to Abuja — Court of Appeal

The national headquarters of the Court of Appeal has stated some reasons that necessitated the relocation of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal from Osogbo, the state’s capital, to Abuja. The reshuffled three-man panel was moved to FCT High Court at No 24, Apo, Abuja on Saturday following the…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

Why Osun governorship tribunal was moved to Abuja – Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has explained why it relocated the Osun State governorship election petition tribunal from Osogbo, the state capital, to Abuja. The tribunal was set up to hear cases arising from the September 22 and 27 governorship polls in the state which returned Gboyega Oyetola of the All…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

Osun governorship election tribunal relocates to Abuja

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, saddled with the responsibility of hearing cases arising from the September 22 and 27 polls, has relocated from Osogbo, the state capital, to Abuja, the federal capital. The notice of the relocation was contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the…

Bowen University gate

Bowen University graduates 888 students, 71 first class honours

A total of 888 students will graduate on Friday from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State for the 2017/2018 academic session, 71 of them with first class honours. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this on Thursday at the 13th pre-convocation press conference ahead of the convocation ceremony. Mr.…

Oyo State on the Nigerian map

Oyo college workers agree to receive 70% salary

In a bid to avoid the downsizing of workforce of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EACOED), Oyo, the workers have agreed to receive 70 per cent of their salaries. PREMIUM TIMES reported that the workers in the Oyo state-owned institution are being owed over 10 month salaries, which led to…

Fela Durotoye,

Why Nigerian leaders don’t value education – Fela Durotoye

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, has said Nigerian leaders do not value the nation's education sector because they (leaders) lack 'qualitative' education. Mr Durotoye made this known at an annual leadership and entrepreneurs' conference organised by the students of the Department of Economics,…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

ASUU Strike: OAU management, Non-teaching staff react to division among lecturers

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has declared that students should disregard the directive of the school's chapter of Academic Staff Union of universities (ASUU), which stated that they should vacate the campus. The OAU ASUU chairman, Adeola Egbedokun, after a meeting held on Tuesday, declared a total strike in…

Journalists at the launching of the #ISupportFreePress campaign organised by Reboot, a social impact organisation advancing social justice, in partnership with PTCIJ

PTCIJ Documentary Premiere: Journalists in Abuja, Lagos call for press freedom

In commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, which holds on November 2, journalists in Abuja and Lagos have condemned attacks against journalists and advocated for press freedom. The journalists and media workers converged at the launching of the #ISupportFreePress campaign organised by Reboot, a…

A crossection of attendees

2019: IPC trains political correspondents on election reporting

Ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, the International Press Centre (IPC) Thursday concluded a two-day workshop on capacity building for 25 political reporters from media organisations in the south-western states of the country. The workshop held in collaboration with the project of the European Union Support to Democratic…

Babajide Omoworare (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Senator crtiticises colleagues, decries delay in budget passage

Babajide Omoworare, the senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, has condemned the 'usual' delay in the passage of budget in Nigeria. Speaking at a lecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Wednesday, Mr Omoworare said, "If the legislative arm of government can hold on to the budget for months,…

Oby Ezekwesili

Why I’m the best alternative to Buhari, Atiku – Oby Ezekwesili

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria's (ACPN) Presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Oby Ezekwesili, says she represents an alternative to the candidates of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former education minister stated this in a series of tweets posted on the…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

Minimum Wage: N30,000 for civil servants not feasible – Presidency

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adeshina, had said that the proposed N30, 000 as minimum wage for civil servants, is not feasible. The labour unions, who initially demanded N50, 000 minimum wage, and later said N30,000 was agreed upon during the negotiation, are angry at government’s stance on…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni denies allegation he promised marriage to different lady

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has denied having an extramarital affair with one Elizabeth Odunlami as being rumoured on social media. PREMIUM TIMES recently reported the royal father's latest bride, Shilekunola Naomi, an Akure-based evangelist which was announced on Friday. The monarch was separated from his ex- wife, Olori…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU medical students reject introduction of N85,000 training fees

Medical and dental students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), have objected to the resolution of the Association of Provosts Colleges of Medicine (APCOM) to introduce professional training fees for medical and dental students in Nigeria. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that APCOM, following a meeting held on September 18, approved N75,000.00…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Students grumble as OAU reduces participation in West African University Games

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has announced some of its sporting teams would not participate in the 2018 edition of the West African University Games (WAUG) championship due to paucity of funds. WAUG is a two-week event scheduled to start on 0ctober 31. The 2018 edition will hold…

Ademola Adeleke addressing journalists

Osun Polls: Tribunal grants PDP’s application to inspect election materials

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has delivered its ruling on an exparte application brought by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to cross-check all materials used for the September 22 and 27 governorship poll. In the ruling, the party was granted the permission to inspect, examine, scan and…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

Omisore denies promise of senatorial ticket by APC

The Social Democratic Party's candidate in the September 22 and 27 Osun gubernatorial polls, Iyiola Omisore, has denied being promised a senatorial ticket by the All Progressive Congress after he drummed support for the party in the rerun election. The former federal lawmaker representing Osun East came third in the…

Oby Ezekwesili (Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria)

Ezekwesili speaks on Chibok girls, girl-child rights in India

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria's (ACPN) presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Oby Ezekwesili, on Sunday at a forum in India spoke on the plight of the remaining Chibok girls and the need to promote girl-child rights. Mrs Ezekwesili, co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement,…

Nigerian Law School

161 bag First Class in Nigerian law school

The Nigerian Law School says 161 of the 5,846 candidates, who sat for the 2018 Bar Final Examination conducted in August, bagged First Class degrees. The feat was announced in the result breakdown, signed by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Isa Chiroma, and obtained by PREMIUM TIMES…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

Atiku promises women, youth 40% cabinet positions

The People's Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to give 40 per cent of his cabinet positions, if successful in the 2019 general elections, to women and youth. "I give an undertaking that if by the grace of God, I am elected by you the good people of…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

2019: Women groups in Ondo protest parties’ failure to field female candidates

Women groups in Ondo State have protested the marginalisation of women in the nomination of candidates of political parties for the 2019 general elections, saying that the posture threatens genuine democracy. It could be observed that no woman will be fielded by the major political parties in the state for…

Polytechnic lecturers threaten to embark on strike after 21-day ultimatum

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to embark on an indefinite industrial action if the federal government fails to address the problems highlighted by the union after the 21-day ultimatum issued. The polytechnic lecturers issued a 21 day ultimatum, starting from October 2, for the government to…

A segment of the burnt dormitory

After three fire outbreaks, OAU students demand fire extinguishers from university management

Three fire outbreaks have been recorded in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, between January and October 2018, which were worsened by the failure of the university authorities to provide functional fire extinguishers in the hostels. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that one of the butteries in Adekunle Fajuyi hall, a male hostel,…

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi

2019: How Nigerians reacted to Atiku’s choice of Peter Obi as running mate

Nigerians have reacted to the selection of Peter Obi as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar. Mr Abubakar is the People Democratic Party's presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the choice of the two-term Anambra State governor was announced on Friday evening. According to the…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

How to solve Nigeria’s unemployment problem – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the creation of jobs for the youth, particularly in the agricultural sector, to address the problem of unemployment in Nigeria. Mr Obasanjo gave the advice Thursday while speaking on the topic 'Unemployment in Nigeria: The Way Out' at a job fair at the…