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Bisi Akande votes, speaks on APC's chance

#OsunDecides2018: APC wins Bisi Akande’s Local Govt

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the governorship election in Ila Local Government Area, the home of the pioneer leader of the party, Bisi Akande. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the APC chieftain was defeated by the PDP in his polling unit at Ita Atewogbade…

(10:08am) At PU 12 , Ward 4, Isedo 1, One of the APC leader, Bisi Akande, arrives to cast his vote.

#OsunDecides2018: PDP floors APC in Bisi Akande’s polling unit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost the election in the polling unit of its pioneer national chairman, Bisi Akande. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Akande voted at his Polling Unit 12, Ward 4, Ita Aewogbade, Ila Local Government Area. At the end of counting of votes, the Peoples Democratic…

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…

Bisi Akande votes, speaks on APC's chance

#OsunDecides2018: Bisi Akande votes, speaks on APC’s chance for victory

The former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has assured that his party's candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, will emerge the winner of the Osun State governorship election. Mr Akande said this after casting his vote on Saturday morning. He arrived at his polling unit, PU 12, Ward…

Jumoke Lawoyin,

INTERVIEW – How INEC screened me out of Osun governorship election — NRM Candidate

Jumoke Lawoyin, an activist and industrialist, won the governorship ticket of the National Rescue Movement, a newly registered political party, but her name was conspicuously missing from the list of candidates released by INEC. She was reportedly told she did not complete the registration process with the commission. In this…

Leah Sharibu

Again, President Buhari pledges to ensure release of Leah Sharibu, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the Nigerian government to ensure the release of Chibok Girls and most of the Dapchi Girls including Leah Sharibu. Miss Sharibu is one of the over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State, earlier in the year. While…

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Students grumble as Osun institutions remain closed

Several agitations from students have followed the shutdown of Osun-state owned tertiary institutions due to an indefinite strike declared by their academic staff over a month ago. The staff of the institutions on August 7 declared a strike over issues bordering on the welfare of members. The affected institutions are…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU orders students out of hostels as renovation continues

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has ordered students out of the halls of residence in order to continue the renovation it embarked upon at the end of last session. In February, PREMIUM TIMES reported the plans of the university to renovate the halls of residence after an…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

OsunDecides: INEC launches braille guide for blind voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched a braille ballot guide to assist eligible voters who are visually impaired to assist them cast their ballot without support in the Osun State governorship poll. The governorship election between 48 candidates will take place on Saturday. During the launching of the…

APC Mega Rally in Osun

OsunDecides: Buhari, Tinubu, others campaign for APC candidate Oyetola

President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, have solicited support for the party's candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, in the September 22 governorship poll in Osun State. Forty-eight candidates from different parties will contest the governorship seat on Saturday. Also, in attendance were the…

APC Mega Rally in Osun

OsunDecides: ‘I’ve worked 24 hours of every day spent in office’ – Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State says he has worked 24 hours daily to serve the interest of the state's residents since he assumed office in 2014. Mr. Aregbesola said this in his address at the All Progressive Congress (APC) mega rally in Osogbo stadium on Tuesday, ahead of Saturday's…

Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor. [Photo credit: Tropic Reporters]

OsunDecides: Defeated aspirants rally support for APC candidate

Some of the aspirants defeated in the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Osun State have declared their support for the party's candidate, Gboyega Oyetola. Mr Oyetola was declared winner of the APC direct primary held July 21, polling 127,017 votes with his closest rival, House of Representatives deputy…

Bishop David Oyedepo

Confusion as Oyedepo pronounces Covenant University Registrar’s office vacant

Uncertainty surrounds the declaration of the Chancellor of Covenant University, David Oyedepo, after he pronounced the office of the registrar vacant on Thursday. It was unclear whether the institution has sacked its registrar or the office holder has resigned. Mr Oyedepo, while addressing 100 and 200 level students of the…

Adejare Bello

Ex-Osun speaker joins APC

The former speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, has joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) after he resigned from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). PREMIUM TIMES reported the resignation of the former speaker from the PDP on Monday while the decision of his new party was not yet…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Over N11 million recovered as bribes from police officers in two years – Official

The assistant commissioner of police in charge of Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle, has revealed how the police retrieved N11.1 million as bribes collected within the last two years by police officers across the country Mr Shogunle stated this in Osogbo during a sensitisation for police officers…

Governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Alfred Adegoke

OsunDecides: SPN governorship candidate promises to earn civil servant’s salary if elected

The governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Alfred Adegoke, has said he would receive the salary of a civil servant if elected Osun State governor. The governorship election for the state has been scheduled for September 22 with Mr Adegoke among the 48 candidates for the election.…

Bola Tinubu

OsunDecides: Tinubu clarifies comments, blames opposition for protest

The national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has reacted to a protest by some Osun residents over his comments at the Osogbo monarch's palace. In a video obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Tinubu, during a visit to the Ataoja of Osogbo's Palace to present his party's…

The Ooni of Ife and Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant at the Ooni's palace

Sowore, AAC members attacked at Ooni’s palace

The presidential candidate of Africa Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and his party members were on Monday teargassed during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the meeting was scheduled for 12 noon but was delayed because the monarch did…

Islamic New Year: Osun declares Tuesday public holiday

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has declared Tuesday, September 11, a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra. This was made known in a statement from the commissioner for home affairs, Adebisi Obawale, on Monday. He said the public holiday will mark the new Islamic year which started counting from 622 AD…

Adejare Bello

OsunDecides: Ex-Speaker Adejare Bello dumps PDP

The former Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, has exited the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Bello, who served in the assembly from 2003 to 2011, confirmed this in a letter of resignation of membership sent to the Osun PDP chairman and other local party leaders. In the…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

OsunDecides: 30 police commissioners to be deployed – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that 30 commissioners of police will be deployed to Osun State ahead of the September 22 gubernatorial election. As earlier reported by PREMIUM TIMES, 48 political parties have been listed to contest the Osun State governorship seat. The deployment of the security…

Moshood Adeoti [Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: Former SSG flag off campaign for gubernatorial elections

The former secretary to the Osun state government and governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Osun State, Moshood Adeoti, has begun his campaign rally in Ilesa towards the gubernatorial election of September 22. The rally, held at the Eid' praying ground, Imo street, Ilesa, had in attendance…

Nigerian Police on patrol

28 arraigned for allegedly burning of police station in Iwo

The police have arraigned 28 persons allegedly involved in the burning down of a police station in Iwo, Osun State before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court. PREMIUM TIMES reported the burning down of Iwo police station on August 24 by angry protesters, following the killing of a young man, Tunde…

Bank queue

Nigerians accuse banks of illicit, excessive charges; demand reforms

Nigerians at home and abroad have taken to social media to lament their experiences at the hands of commercial banks, who they accuse of exploitation. Their concerns range from excessive deduction of bank charges for card maintenance and electronic payments to double deductions of stipulated charges. In a campaign that…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides: PDP factions sign ‘peace’ agreement

The rivalry between the Osun People's Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Ademola Adeleke, and his rival, Akin Ogunbiyi, has been 'settled' with the signing of a peace pact as the state governorship election slated for September 22 approaches. The process which led to the emergence of Mr Adeleke on July…