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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Lecturers urge Nigerian govt to curb upsurge in kidnapping

With the recent trend of kidnapping in Nigeria, lecturers of the Obafemi Awolowo University have called on the government and security agencies to curb the menace. PREMIUM TIMES recalls that the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mahmood Abubakar, and his daughter were kidnapped along Abuja- Kaduna Highway…

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APC, PDP react to Appeal Court judgment on Osun Governorship Election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have reacted to Thursday's judgment by the Court of Appeal nullifying the verdict of the election petition tribunal in Osun State. The Election Petition Tribunal in its March 22 ruling declared Mr Adeleke of the PDP as the winner…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Violence: Police ‘free’ suspected cultists who attacked OAU campus

Not minding the controversies surrounding the attack launched by suspected cultists on the Obafemi Awolowo University campus last Friday, the police have reportedly released those arrested in connection with the attack. This newspaper published a report of how students of the institution, at an entertainment show, were attacked by a…

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

OAU workers protest, accuse management of corruption

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, on Monday, staged a protest against the non-payment of allowances and other 'irregularities'. The unions left their offices for freedom park, a spot situated in front of the university Senate…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Suspected cultists attack OAU students on campus

A group of suspected cultists attacked students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) campus on Friday night. during an entertainment event, Some of the attackers were said to be students of the neighbouring Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife (OUI), while one of them was reported to be a yet to be identified OAU…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU matriculates 6,650 new students, explains reduction in admission figure

At the matriculation ceremony for new students on Monday, the Obafemi Awolowo University said it has offered admission to only 6,650 students for the 2018/2019 session. This represents a reduction this year in the university's admission figure when compared with the previous sessions. During the 2015/2016 academic session, the school…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

Oyewole not member of Osun election appeal tribunal – Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has reacted to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that a former judge of the Lagos State High Court, Olubunmi Oyewole, is a member of the Osun State Governorship Election Appeal Tribunal. The PDP, last week, claimed that Mr Oyewole was named as a member…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Student ‘commits suicide over academic performance’

Kolapo Olowoporoku, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, has reportedly committed suicide after repeatedly failing some courses. Mr Olowoporoku was an 'extra year' Computer Science student who ought to have graduated two sessions ago but was delayed as a result of two outstanding courses. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that his…

Emelife Chinelo Stella, who recently won 20 medals for her outstanding performance in the University of Mysore, India

INTERVIEW: Unlike Nigerians, Indians celebrate academic excellence – Student who bagged multiple awards

Emelife Chinelo Stella, who recently won 20 medals for her outstanding performance in the University of Mysore, India, speaks about the poor attitude of Nigerians to academic excellence in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES. Mrs Chinelo, who hails from Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka local government of Anambra State, just…

University of Ibadan (UI)

UI Vice-Chancellor speaks on suspension of Students’ Union

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Idowu Olayinka, has reacted to various agitations for the reinstatement of the students' union structure in the university. In 2017, the authorities of the University of Ibadan accused the Ojo Aderemi-led union of disrupting academic activities by mobilising students for a massive protest…

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Alleged Dam Poisoning: Water now safe for use – OAU management

The Obafemi Awolowo University management has made clarifications over the safety of the water supplied to the community after an allegation of dam poisoning emerged a few day ago. The university authorities in a petition to the Osun State Commissioner of Police, obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, accused some indigenes of…

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Ethiopia airline crash, building collapse in Lagos, Ibadan and other touching stories of the week

In the past days of the week, the country has been faced with tumultuous and heart-breaking events that have left many families in tears, pains and anguish. These tragedies, most of which have been attributed to human error than natural disaster, claimed lives of both young and old, while some…

Pius Adesanmi

How Nigerians reacted to death of Pius Adesanmi in Ethiopian Airlines crash

The death of a prominent Nigerian Professor, Pius Adesanmi, who died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash of Sunday, has continued to elicit grief in many Nigerians. The columnist was among the 157 passengers and crew members killed in the crash on Sunday morning, which occurred shortly after the plane…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU postpones resumption of students

The Obafemi Awolowo University, on Monday, announced the postponement of the 2019/2020 resumption date for students. This newspaper gathered that the resumption of academic activities was slated for March 23 before the postponement. According to the reviewed calendar presented after a Senate meeting held on Monday, fresh students are to…

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s votes changed significantly in key states compared to 2015

The February 23 presidential election saw the re-election of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He defeated his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as 71 other candidates. Apart from Mr Buhari and Mr Abubakar, no other presidential candidate won…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC Caucus meeting today

Buhari in early lead in Kwara; wins in eight out of nine LGAs

President Muhammadu Buhari is in an early lead across Kwara State as results of Saturday's presidential election begin to trickle in Sunday evening. Mr Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, is edging his closest rival and former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. From results…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Elections: Supporters hold Saraki hostage, demand money

Some supporters of Senate President Bukola Saraki held him hostage for about 15 minutes on Saturday after he cast his vote. Mr Saraki voted at about 10:30 a.m. amidst praises from scores of his supporters. He voted at his PU 003 Agbaji ward of Ilorin West Local Government Area. After…

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At Saraki’s polling unit, late arrival of materials worry voters

Voters at the polling unit of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, decried the delay in the arrival of INEC officials and voting materials Saturday. The unit is located in Agbaji quarters in Kwara State capital, Ilorin. According to the electoral commission's guidelines, the poll for the Presidential/Senatorial elections opens at…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

At Saraki’s polling unit, late arrival of materials worry voters

Voters at the polling unit of Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, decried the delay in the arrival of INEC officials and voting materials Saturday. The unit is located in Agbaji quarters in Kwara State capital, Ilorin. According to the electoral commission's guidelines, the poll for the presidential/senatorial polls of Saturday…

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Court dismisses suit against PDP’s Osun West Senatorial candidate

A Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, has dismissed the suit against the candidacy of Lere Oyewumi as Osun West Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election. PREMIUM TIMES reported how February 11 was fixed for judgement after hearing the originating summon and written…

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Court fixes judgement date for PDP’s Osun-West senatorial ticket

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has fixed February 11 for judgement in a suit on the Osun West senatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The date was fixed on Monday after hearing the originating summon and written addresses from counsel to the parties in…

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PDP, CUPP reject suspension of CJN Onnoghen

Some opposition parties have rejected the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Mr Onnoghen on Friday and immediately swore in the next most senior judge at the Supreme Court, Tanko Mohammed, as the acting CJN. The 1999 Constitution says a sitting CJN…

Nigerian police force

Police officer, two others shot in Osun bank robbery

On Thursday evening, armed bandits attacked the only commercial bank in Ila Orangun town of Osun State, Polaris Bank, shooting a police officer and two civilians. The police later confirmed that the shot officer died. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the three victims of the incident were shot during an attempt…

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…

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

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…