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Students faint while queuing to write exams in UNILORIN

Some students of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State, fainted on Friday while queuing to write their examinations. Witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES that not less than 15 students were rushed to the school clinic after they fainted while on the queue to enter the Computer Based Test (CBT) hall.…

Nigeria Police Force

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Police officers sent to fight kidnapping caught receiving bribes

Some police officers deployed to curb kidnapping along the now dreaded Ife-Ibadan highway, South-west Nigeria, were on Monday caught extorting motorists. The policemen stationed at the outskirt of Ibadan, Ikire, Gbongan and Ile-Ife demanded bribe from the driver of the vehicle conveying this reporter and 17 other passengers on Monday…

University of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan lecturer protests ‘illegal’ deductions from salary

Since September 2018, a senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Chukwuemeka Diji, has been experiencing 'illegal' deductions from his salary. Mr Diji, a PhD holder, acted as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from September 2015 to July 2017 before a substantial head was appointed. Investigation and…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

Osun Governorship: Adeleke speaks on Supreme Court judgement

The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, has congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory at the Supreme Court. Mr Adeleke, who challenged Mr Oyetola's election, said his ambition was not a do or die affair. In a statement issued after the…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

APC reacts to Oyetola’s victory in Supreme Court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its joy as Gboyega Oyetola's victory was upheld at the Supreme Court on Friday. This paper reported how the apex court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal which nullified the March 22 judgement of the Osun State election petition tribunal. The…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Osun Governorship: PDP, APC speak ahead of Supreme Court judgement

As Nigerians await the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Osun governorship election, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have spoken on their expectations. The judgement that will determine the legal occupant of the governor’s seat will be determined today. This newspaper reported…

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Islamic cleric, who raped 16-year-old student, appears in court

Habeebulah Abdulrahman, the Osun-based Islamic cleric, who raped a 16-year-old, was arraigned in a Magistrate court, Ede division, on Thursday. Mr Abdulrahman was arrested on Monday and detained by the Osun State Criminal Investigation Department (CID). PREMIUM TIMES, in an exclusive report, published how Mr Abdulrahman (popularly known as Al-Edewy)…

Detained Madonna university students, lecturer released from prison

Detained Madonna university students, lecturer released from prison

A day after a court granted them freedom, six students and a lecturer of the Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, were on Thursday released from prison. PREMIUM TIMES reported how they were granted bail by the Federal High Court in Awka presided over by Justice Babatunde Quadri. The students had…

Madonna University

UPDATED: Court releases six students, lecturer detained over Facebook post

Six students and a lecturer of the Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, who have been in detention since February, for posting 'offensive' messages on Facebook, have been released on bail. They were granted bail on Wednesday by the Federal High Court in Awka, presided over by Babatunde Quadri. The university,…

Facebook, Instagram, other platforms experience challenges

Social media users around the world Wednesday had problems using their Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms while Twitter users experienced trouble using the service’s direct-message feature. Complaints from users around the globe included pictures and videos not loading properly, problems logging in, and messages not being sent or received. According to…

The victim

Police arrest Islamic cleric who raped 16-year-old student

An Osun-based Islamic cleric, Habeebulah Abdulrahman, who raped a 16-year-old girl, has been arrested. Mr Abdulrahman was arrested on Monday and detained by the Osun State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Nigerian police. PREMIUM TIMES, in an exclusive report, published how Mr Abdulrahman (popularly known as Al-Edewy) raped the…

The victim

EXCLUSIVE: Islamic cleric rapes 16-year-old but claims she’s his wife

An Islamic cleric in Osun State, Habeebulah Abdulrahman, (popularly known as Al-Edewy), has been accused of raping a 16-year-old female student of his Islamic school. In response, Mr Abdulrahman told PREMIUM TIMES the teenager is his wife and he had the right to have sexual intercourse with her. The victim,…

Atiku Abubakar

Jonathan, Atiku speak on failed regional coup in Ethiopia

Two former Nigerian leaders have condemned the regional coup in Ethiopia that led to the death of four officials. The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Seare Mekonnen, and three other people, were killed in the failed coup, officials said. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Mekonnen was killed on…

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Ethiopian army chief shot dead

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead, the BBC reports. Mr Mekonnen was killed by his own bodyguard in Addis Ababa, the capital of the East African nation. The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, speaking on TV, said Mr Mekonnen and another officer…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

Server Controversy: Several INEC staff say results transmitted to ‘central server’

Several officials who said they were deployed as electoral officers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 presidential election said they transmitted results electronically to a ‘central server’ through smart card readers. This they said was done in compliance with the directive given by the commission during…

President Buhari campaigning in Delta State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of President Buhari (Presidency)]

30 things Buhari promised Nigerians in second term – IPC

The International Press Centre (IPC) has released documented campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari, while he was the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections. The non-governmental organisation, in a statement signed by Sanmi Falobi, its programme manager, compiled the campaign promises made by…

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INEC received N1.47 billion for servers ahead of 2019 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) received N1.47 billion to replace and maintain computer servers for use during the 2019 general elections, PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed. It is not clear though how the servers, which store computer data, were used during the polls. But the finding raises fresh concerns over…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Osun Governorship: Supreme court to hear Adeleke’s appeal today

The Supreme Court has fixed today, Monday, to hear the appeal filed by Ademola Adeleke against the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State. The court's registry had disclosed today as the day for hearing the arguments of the parties involved in the case. The court could also choose…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Oyetola cancels Dubai trip for council chairpersons approved by Aregbesola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has cancelled an earlier approved trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for local government chairmen. The approval to embark on a 10-day foreign trip workshop at Dubai was issued by the past administration of Rauf Aregbesola in September 2018. According to the documents available…

Osun State Assembly gets new Speaker

The Osun State House of Assembly has announced its Speaker for the seventh assembly. Timothy Owoeye emerged the seventh speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly. Mr Owoeye was unanimously elected at the maiden plenary of the new assembly on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital. In the Assembly,…

Osun State Polytechnic, Iree

Why we banned students’ union activities in Osun poly – Official

The management of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has explained its decision to suspend the activities of its students' union. The union was suspended following a students protest against alleged nonchalance by officials at the school clinic, which led to the death of a student. PREMIUM TIMES reported the death…

Female Genital Mutilation thrives in Oyo despite laws banning it

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still being practised in parts of Oyo State despite the global outcry against the practice, a report issued by a Nigerian organisation working on youth and environmental health has said. The outcome of the findings, acknowledged by a local and an international body, was made…

Former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state [Photo credit: Instagram - akinwunmiambode]

Ambode bids Lagosians farewell (FULL SPEECH)

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor Akinwumi Ambode bid residents of the state farewell on Tuesday. The outgoing Governor lost his reelection bid after the All Progressives Congress' (APC) governorship primaries, wherein Mr. Sanwo-Olu emerged the party's choice. Mr. Sanwo-Olu, who won with…

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

VC predicts major crisis in Nigeria’s public universities

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has predicted the degradation of public universities compared to their private counterparts in the coming years. The don spoke at a meeting with student journalists of the school on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by the President of Association of Campus…

Nigeria Police officers

Buhari blames police failure, military deterioration, others for insecurity across Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed some of the security challenges faced by Nigerians to the failure of the police and ‘likely’ deterioration in the military after he left service. The president who officially begins his second term in office on May 29, following his reelection on February 23, stated this…