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

OAU insists on conducting examinations despite threat from lecturers

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, in reaction to a threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members to boycott the rain semester examination, has insisted that the examination will hold. This newspaper earlier reported how, in an open letter to students sent to PREMIUM…

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Oyo education workers threaten to resume strike over unpaid arrears

The trade unions in Oyo State-owned tertiary institutions have given the state government a seven-day ultimatum to pay all outstanding arrears of the workers or they will resume their suspended industrial action on January 14. The Joint Action Committee includes the Oyo State chapters of Non-academic staff union (NASU), Senior…

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Group accuses police of conspiracy to protect man accused of raping 7-year-old

The Child Protection Network (CPN) has accused the police in Oyo State of conspiracy to prevent justice in a case of child rape allegedly perpetrated by a man, identified as Mr Adetunji. PREMIUM TIMES gathered a seven-year-old girl (name withheld) was allegedly raped by Mr Adetunji, a taxi driver and…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Strikes, sex-for-marks scandals, fee hikes, others characterise Nigerian tertiary education in 2018

Across Nigerian campuses, in the year 2018, stories around incessant industrial actions by workers, sex-for-marks scandals, increase in tuition fees and victimisation of students gained prominence in media reports. STRIKE ACTIONS Strike actions have been used by aggrieved workers of colleges of education, polytechnics and universities for improvement in their…

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2019: ‘Nigeria’s female politicians marginalised’

Media practitioners across Nigeria have decried the "marginalisation" of female political candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections. At a seminar organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, the participants agreed that there is a need for increased participation of women in the Nigerian political space. The…

Premium Times journalist wins Nigeria's top investigative journalism award

Premium Times journalist wins Nigeria’s top investigative journalism award

A journalist with PREMIUM TIMES, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, on Sunday emerged the 2018 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Reporter of the year. The award was the thirteenth edition of the Wole Soyinka Awards for Investigative Reporting The event, organised by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), is held annually in commemoration of…

Osun State College of Technology, OSCOTEH, Esa-Oke

Kidnappers of Osun College workers demand ransom

Suspected kidnappers of six staffers of the Osun College of Technology (OSCOTECH), Esa-Oke, Osun, kidnapped on Tuesday have contacted the families of the remaining four victims. The kidnappers were said to be demanding for ransom before the victims could regain their freedom. The police on Wednesday said four of the…

NOUN clarifies N20,000 fee for remarking students scripts

The management of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has reacted to allegations of extortion against the institution based on a ₦20,000 fee charged for remarking students' examination scripts. PREMIUM TIMES reported how students accused the school of extortion after the institution announced a N20,000 fee per course to remark…

Police combing tthe bush for kidnap victims

Four of six kidnapped Osun college workers regain freedom

Four out of the six kidnapped staff of the Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke, kidnapped on Tuesday by unknown gunmen have regained their freedom. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command in Osun, Folashade Odoro, disclosed this on Wednesday to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo. PREMIUM TIMES…

Osun State College of Technology, OSCOTEH, Esa-Oke

Gunmen kill one, kidnap eight workers, students of Osun College

One staff was killed and six others kidnapped in an attack near the Osun State College of Technology, OSCOTEH, Esa-Oke, on Tuesday. Two students were also kidnapped by the gunmen who carried out the attack. The slain victim was identified as a registry staff, Olaniyi Emmanuel Temitope. However, as at…

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Police, Unilorin react to death of final year student

The Kwara State Police Command and the authorities of the University of Ilorin have confirmed the death of Adigun Olawale, a final year student who reportedly committed suicide after failing his final year project. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the 27- year old student of the Faculty of Agriculture, who was…

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI in Houston

Trump, Obama, Macron pay tribute to late ex- US President, George Bush

Across the globe, condolence messages have continued to fly to the family of the late former United States President, George Bush, who died at 94. The family of Mr Bush announced his death in the late hours of Friday. Mr Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who lived…

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2019: Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje wish one another well as guber campaigns begin

The candidates of the All Progressive Congress and People's Democratic Party in the 2019 Lagos State gubernatorial polls, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Jimi Agbage, have addressed Lagosians as campaign started on Saturday. According to the timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties and candidates seeking to contest for…

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Offa polytechnic students protest levy, postponement of SUG elections

Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, have protested a new hostel levy for new intakes and the postponement of the Students' Union Government elections. PREMIUM TIMES witnessed a protest staged by the students on Thursday, a day initially set aside for the 'manifesto day' preceding the election day-…

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Police foil bank robbery in Osun

The police on Monday afternoon prevented a robbery attack on a bank at the Lagere area of Ile-Ife, Osun State. According to an eyewitness, the robbers who arrived around noon shot in the air before the security operatives resisted their operations at the Ile-Ife branch of Diamond Bank. PREMIUM TIMES…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…