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Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu

I’ve not received Paris Club refund, Akeredolu tells workers

Amid the agitation by Ondo workers for the payment of their leave bonuses, the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied receiving the last tranche of the Paris Club refunds. The workers alleged that the state governor received the funds and refused to declare it for the payment of…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

Muslim group protests, accuses Fayemi of marginalisation

The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), Ekiti State Chapter has rejected the appointments made by the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, saying it excluded Muslims from the administration. Mr Fayemi had, on Tuesday, appointed Abiodun Oyebanji as Secretary to the State Government; Biodun Omoleye as Chief of Staff…

Fayose and Fayemi used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: NewsTimes Nigeria]

Ekiti: Fayemi, Fayose clash over state’s debt profile

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, and his predecessor, Ayo Fayose, are at loggerheads over the actual status of the state’s indebtedness under the last administration. Mr Fayemi renewed the long standing controversy when at his inauguration on Tuesday, he said preliminary findings had shown that the Fayose administration had…

Kayode Fayemi swearing-in ceremony

Fayemi takes over in Ekiti, vows to probe Fayose

Former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, Tuesday formally took over the reins of power as governor of Ekiti State, with a vow to probe the administration of his predecessor, Ayo Fayose. While delivering his inaugural address after taking his oath of office at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion…

Ekiti house of assembly

Ekiti Assembly in rowdy session as 14 members sack speaker, deputy

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has impeached its speaker, Kolawole Oluwawole, and his deputy, Sina Animasaun. The members removed the officers at a rowdy session on Thursday and also announced the suspension of 12 other members. It followed a similar action by the house in 2014, at the assumption…

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Security Watch List: Fayose sues EFCC, demands N20bn as damages

The outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court for placing him on a watch list and directing that he should be arrested if he attempted to travel out of the country. He is demanding a total of N20 billion…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Adeoye picks DA’s Ondo Central senatorial ticket

The Democratic Alternative (DA) on Saturday elected Henry Adeoye as its candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial District. The senatorial district comprises Ondo West, Ondo East, Akure South, Akure North, Idanre and Ifedore local governments. The electoral chairman of the primary, Adeyemi Kola, announced Mr Adeoye as the winner of the…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

2019: Ekiti APC bows to pressure, adopts direct primaries

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reversed itself on the mode of primaries for the Senate and House of Representatives. APC in the state had chosen to conduct its primaries through the delegates system, contrary to the recommendation of the National Working Committee of the party.…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole

APC Primaries: Reverse your decision or resign, Ondo senatorial aspirants tell Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress senatorial aspirants in Ondo State have asked the National Working Committee of the party under the leadership of Adams Oshiomhole to reverse its decision to disqualify them from contesting the primaries within 24hours. The aspirants, who addressed journalists in Akure on Wednesday, were led by a…

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2019: Trouble in Ondo APC as party rejects NWC’s automatic ticket for senator

All is not well in the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, as the state executive committee of the party has rejected the award of an automatic ticket by the National Working Committee of the party to the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Robert Boroffice, for the senatorial election.…

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Senatorial Primaries: Akinyelure, Alonge win PDP tickets for Ondo central, north

A former senator, Ayo Akinyelure, has been elected the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Ondo Central senatorial election. Mr Akinyelure was declared winner after polling 338 votes to beat his closest rival, Omolade Oluwateru, who scored 253 votes in Tuesday's primary held at Solton Hotel, Akure. A third…

Senator Ajayi Boroffice

APC Primaries: Ondo Senators to return unopposed

Embattled senator, Ajayi Boroffice, and the two other senators from Ondo State will emerge as the senatorial candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the state at the end of Tuesday's primaries. Mr Boroffice represents Ondo North in the Nigerian Senate; Tayo Alasoadura, Ondo Central; and Yele Omogunwa, Ondo South.…

About 50 voters standing in cue at PU 12 ward 7 of Adereti Village of Ife South LGA, Osun State.

#OsunRerun: Calm as residents return to business after APC victory

Calm returned to Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Friday after a gruelling electoral activity that resulted in the announcement of the All Progressives (APC) Candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the governorship election. Besides civil servants who are observing the industrial action called by the organised labour across…

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

NLC records partial success in first day of nationwide strike

The first day of the nationwide strike action called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the lingering national minimum wage issue recorded partial success in parts of the country. The warning strike commenced midnight on Wednesday over the federal government’s failure to reconvene the tripartite committee constituted November last…

Photo Collage of #OsunDecides2018 top gubernatorial aspirants

#OsunRerun: INEC announces final results at collation centre (LIVE UPDATES)

The electoral commission, INEC, is set to commence the formal announcement of results from the seven polling units where elections were held on Thursday in Osun State. The rerun election was held after INEC on Sunday declared the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. The rerun elections were held in the…

Voters queuing to cast their votes at ward 102, Adereti, Olode village, during the Osun State Governorship Re-run Election on Thursday (27/9/18). 05168/27/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

#OsunRerun: US, EU, UK observers speak on governorship election rerun

The election observation team of the U.S., EU and UK have given their initial observation on the conduct of the rerun governorship election in Osun State. The observers gave their stance while addressing journalists in Osogbo in an interview televised by the TVC television station. A member of the observer…

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#OsunRerun (LIVE UPDATES): Official results from polling units

As voting ends in the polling units across the four local governments in Osun State, results from such polling units have started coming in. The results from these polling units will determine whether PDP’s Ademola Adeleke or APC’s Oyetola Gboyega will emerge as the governor of the state. Rerun elections…

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#OsunDecides2018: Presiding officer who disappeared with result not our member – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has clarified that the Presiding Officer in charge of Polling Unit 017, Ward 5, in Osogbo Local Government Area who allegedly made away with the result of the unit is not a corps member. The Osun State Coordinator of the service, Emmanuel Attah, told…

Photo Collage of #OsunDecides2018 top gubernatorial aspirants

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP in final battle (LIVE UPDATES)

The stage is set to conclude Osun State governorship election declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday. Today, Thursday, September 22, all 48 political parties vying for the post will go to the poll; but the real battle is between the PDP and the APC. In…

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]

#OsunDecides2018: Aregbesola declares public holiday for rerun

The Osun State Government has declared Thursday a public holiday as INEC seeks to conclude the governorship election through a supplementary poll in seven units across four local governments. The holiday is to allow state employees in the areas where voting will take place participate in the exercise without any…

At 11:31 ward 9 PU6 Iba Ifelodun LGA election is going smoothly here and the APO 2 is standing by the cubicle making sure nobody comes there with a smartphone

ANALYSIS: #OsunDecides2018: The gladiators, their stakes and the final battle

A popular political axiom that power belongs to the people can be said to have received further affirmation from the conduct of the Osun State governorship election which held on Saturday, although inconclusive. The process is expected to end on Thursday after elections are held across seven polling units in…

The SDP Candidate in last Saturday's Governorship Election in Osun State, Chief Iyiola Omisore, has agreed to work with the APC in Thursday's rerun. The deal was sealed after a meeting between Chief Omisore and an APC Team led by Chairman Adams Oshiomhole in Osogbo early Wednesday.

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore declares support for APC

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Iyiola Omisore, has asked his supporters to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State. Mr Omisore stated this when he addressed journalists on Wednesday afternoon in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Mr Omisore, who came third in the…

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.

#OsunDecides2018: Thugs plan to turn election violent, deadly – Police

The police in Osun State have raised an alarm over alleged plots by political thugs to unleash mayhem during Thursday’s rerun election in seven polling units in four local government areas. The supplementary polls are being held to determine the winner of the governorship election which the Independent National Electoral…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

#OsunDecides2018: Adeleke denies refusing alliance with Omisore, others

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, has denied reports that he was not open to discussions and alliance with the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Iyiola Omisore, ahead of the rerun election holding on Thursday. A statement by his director…

Senator Iyiola Omisore

#OsunDecides2018: Omisore gives condition for backing APC, PDP

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has given conditions upon which he will support another party in the scheduled rerun election. Mr Omisore, who stands no chance of being declared winner of the election, said he would only support a…