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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

2019: Buhari is gone, Atiku declares at South West campaign

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday urged Nigerians not to believe in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) again because President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to fulfil the promises he and the party made in 2015. Mr Abubakar said this while addressing PDP…

Rashidi Ladoja

Ladoja dumps ADC for Zenith Labour Party

Former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, has announced his defection from the state chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and directed his supporters to dump the party move to Zenith Labour Party. Last week, Mr Ladoja alleged that a group within the ADC, Unity Forum, had changed the…

L-R: Secretary to Oyo State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli; Executive Secretary, Oyo State Security Trust Fund, Mr. Femi Oyedipe; state Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Adeyemo; and Special Adviser on Security to the governor, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa, at the security stakeholders' summit, in Ibadan.

Religious leaders protest security levies imposed on churches, mosques, others in Oyo

Religious leaders among whom are leaders of Islamic, Christian and Traditional organisations have condemned the recently announced security levies imposed on places of worship in Oyo State. PREMIUM TIMES recalls that the Oyo State government under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi had last week announced that it imposed security…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt orders universities to implement ‘no work, no pay’

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed vice-chancellors of striking public universities across the country to enforce "no-work-no-pay" rule on the striking lecturers. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Friday that the directive to implement the "no work, no pay" policy was communicated to the universities in a memo sent by the…

Atiku Abubakar

Why we can’t comment on Atiku’s visa status – U.S. Consulate

An official of the U.S. Consulate in Lagos on Friday said the issuance of U.S. visa to a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and anyone else. is strictly a confidential matter. He said the U.S. Government will not discuss the issue in public for any reason. The Public Affairs Officer…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Insecurity: Oyo introduces levies on churches, mosques, businesses, others

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday introduced levies on churches, mosques, and other business organisations in the state. These levies, according to the state government, were imposed as part of efforts to generate funds to assist security agencies. The categories of these levies were contained in flyers made…

University of Ibadan International School.

UI school reopened a week after closure

The University of Ibadan International School, which was shut down last week, has been reopened. The school, which has witnessed series of crises over the use of hijab by female Muslim students, was shut last week Monday after some Muslim parents insisted that the use of hijab is a constitutional…

Omobolanle Sarumi-Aliyu

INTERVIEW: Why I want to govern Oyo State – NIP candidate Omobolanle Sarumi-Aliyu

Omobolanle Sarumi-Aliyu is the gubernatorial candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP) in Oyo State. In this interview with Atanda Adebayo, she explains why she wants to be the first female governor of the state. Excerpts: PT: You came home from abroad to seek elective position when many people are…

Parents storm DVC's office, says current UI school dress code has no religious coloration

UI School Controversy: Anti-hijab parents storm DVC’s office

Some parents of students at the University of Ibadan International School on Wednesday stormed the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) Academics, University of Ibadan, Yinka Aderinto, to protest against Monday's indefinite closure of the school. The school, which has been engulfed in a crisis over the use of…