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Osun SDP chairman resigns

The Osun State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Bayo Faforiji, on Wednesday resigned as chairman and a member of the party. Mr Faforiji led the SDP to the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun with Iyiola Omisore as the party's candidate. Although the SDP candidate lost at the polls, he…

Madonna University

University ‘demands’ apology to free students docked over Facebook post

The management of Madonna University has demanded an apology letter to withdraw its case against students who were arrested and arraigned over a Facebook post. PREMIUM TIMES reported how six students and a lecturer of the Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, were granted bail by the Federal High Court in…

Dr. Zhou Pingjian [Photo: Sunnewsonline.com]

Chinese Ambassador speaks on country’s development, relationship with Nigeria, others (FULL TEXT)

The Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, Thursday spoke on China’s achievements since independence and its relationship with Africa. Mr Pingjian spoke at an event in Abuja to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. At the event, Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada,…

Dr. Zhou Pingjian

At 70th anniversary, China restates support for Nigeria, other African countries

The Chinese government says it remains committed to assisting Nigeria and other African countries in their development programmes. This was contained in the remarks by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, at the Reception for the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China held in…

Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun

Nigerian polytechnic resumes after clash between student leader, lecturer

Academic activities have commenced at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, in Osun State, after a sudden closure on September 10. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the school was shut amid a rift between a lecturer, Francis Adeoye, and the Students’ Union President, Lukman Rufai. The closure came amid protests from students to…

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo [PHOTO CREDIT: Osinbajo's official twitter account]

UPDATED: Osinbajo talks tough, vows to waive immunity to fight falsehood

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said he was willing to waive his constitutionally guaranteed immunity to ensure persons who spread falsehood about him were brought to book. Mr Osinbajo stated this on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday. The vice president was reacting to claims made by a former…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Gov. Oyetola appoints ex-Minister, Bisi Akande’s sons as commissioners

The president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Funke Egbemode, was one of the names in the list for 35 nominees submitted by the governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, to the state House of Assembly on Tuesday for confirmation as commissioners and special assistants. Others include Adebayo Adewole, a…

University of Ibadan (UI)

UI sacks lecturer who protested ‘illegal’ deduction of salaries

The University of Ibadan management has sacked Chukwuemeka Diji, the lecturer who protested the ‘illegal’ deduction of his salaries. PREMIUM TIMES in July reported how the senior lecturer had been experiencing ‘illegal’ deductions from his salary since September 2018. Mr Diji, a PhD holder, acted as the Head of the…

The frontage of the house Master Chisimdiri was kidnapped

SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after kidnap of toddler, suspects ‘shielded’, justice delayed

"I've spent all in this case. I lost the pregnancy I was carrying at that time. My husband lost his job, and he is now serving someone in Anambra to make a living. Just on this case...," Chinwendu Obilor told this reporter, with tears welling up in her eyes. Her…

Banner showing MC Oluomo as guest speaker at an event in UNILAG. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of Kemi Ariyo]

UNILAG speaks on ‘invitation’ of MC Oluomo to university event

The University of Lagos has responded to criticisms trailing the invitation of Musliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, to an event at the university. MC Oluomo, who is the Lagos State Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), was invited as a Special Guest at…

OAU Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede

Nigerian experts discuss use of language for sustainable development

International Association of Language Educators, Obafemi Awolowo University Language scholars and educationists under the aegis of International Association of Language Educators, on Monday, deliberated on the contributions of language to the development of all Nigerian sectors. The group held its annual conference workshop in Obafemi Awolowo university Ile-Ife with dignitaries…

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

Oyo governor appoints two opposition candidates as aides

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has named two opposition candidates as officials in his cabinet. On Thursday, Mr Makinde approved the appointment of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bolaji Ayorinde, as Special Counsel to the Governor of Oyo State. Also, a chieftain of the African…

Fuoye students protest over lack of power supply

#JusticeForFUOYE: Nigerians call for identification, prosecution of officers who shot students

Several Nigerians, in reaction to the killing of two Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) students, have demanded the prosecution of the police officers who shot the students. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how two students of the institution, Oluwaseyi Kehinde and Joseph Okonofua, were killed by police bullets. Several other students…

Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun

Nigerian polytechnic shut amid ‘rift’ between lecturer, student union president

The Federal Polytechnic, Ede in Osun State, on Tuesday, announced the closure of the school premises with immediate effect. The second semester examination of the school was earlier scheduled for next week Monday. According to an internal memorandum obtained by this correspondent, the Registrar, O.A Ogunleye, stated that the decision…

LAUTECH

Again, Osun, Oyo governments spar over LAUTECH

The governments of Oyo and Osun States have again disagreed publicly over their shares of the funding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. The university was established before Osun was excised from Oyo State in 1991 and has remained under the joint ownership of the two sister states.…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari, world leaders mourn Mugabe

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, and leaders across the globe on Friday sent condolences to the people of Zimbabwe over the death of their former president, Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe's passage at 95 was announced on Friday morning. The African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation, who died in Singapore,…

Leah Sharibu

Leah Sharibu alive, govt negotiating with Boko Haram to free her – Presidency

The Buhari administration is committed to freeing Leah Sharibu and is in negotiation with the kidnappers to do so, a presidential aide said on Saturday. Garba Shehu said the Buhari administration will not give up on the safe return of Miss Sharibu. Miss Sharibu is one of the 110 students…

University of Ibadan (UI)

BREAKING: UI lifts ban on Students Union activities after two years

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has lifted the ban on Students Union activities. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the union activities, as well as the union leaders, were suspended on May 30, 2017. According to the claims of the authorities, the union was proscribed due to the misdemeanours…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Sowore expected in Court as judge set to hear application

The detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is expected to appear before the Federal High Court in Abuja tomorrow, Wednesday. Mr Sowore, a presidential candidate in the 2019 election, was arrested three days to the #RevolutionNow protest, which called for good governance and accountability of public officers. He called…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Enugu gets new police commissioner

On Tuesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, posted Ahmad Abdulrahman to Enugu State Command as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the State. As contained in a statement issued by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the former commissioner, Suleiman Balarabe, was redeployed to the Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID,…

rape victim

How family ignored lawyer, ‘pardoned’ cleric who raped 16-year-old

It appears efforts to bring to justice, Abdulrahman Habeebulah, the Islamic cleric who raped a 16-year-old, have failed with the withdrawal of the court case by the victim’s family. In July, PREMIUM TIMES published an exclusive report on the rape of the teenage girl, who attended the cleric's Qu'ranic school…

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor. University of Lagos UNILAG [NAN]

UNILAG VC gives reasons for not activating reinstated student’s online portal

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has reacted to the inability of Adeyeye Olorunfemi to access the school’s online portal for course registration despite his reinstatement. Mr Adeyeye, a student of the department of building, was rusticated for four semesters following protests which led to the…

A police officer at the protest

#RevolutionIsNow: Seven protesters arrested in Osun

The operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) have arrested seven of the protesters who participated in the #RevolutionIsNow protest in Osun State. The protest, which held across major cities in Nigeria, was a call for fundamental reforms that would engender economic growth, peace, and security for citizens. The protesters…

#RevolutionIsNow: 56 protesters arrested across Nigeria – Lawyer

At least 56 protesters have so far been arrested in the #RevolutionisNow protest across the country, a lawyer and activist, Inibehe Effiong, said. Mr Effiong, a counsel to Omoyele Sowore, the lead organiser of the protest, said this in a broadcast on Facebook at midnight on Monday. He said the…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

How late OAU student first attempted suicide – Authorities

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has made some clarifications in its reaction to the death of a student, Opeyemi Dara, who allegedly committed suicide. The deceased until her death was a final year student of English Department. She reportedly committed suicide on Friday after taking a dose of the…