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Residents of Owutu, an area in Ikorodu, Lagos State

Residents of Lagos community bemoan aftermath of flood

For now, rain is not an occurrence residents of Owutu, an area in Ikorodu, Lagos State, pray for. Each time rain falls, it comes with horrific experiences. The aftermath of rainfall in the area, residents say, is usually flood on roads, blockage of streets and sewage, hike in transport and…

Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo governorship: APC candidate Adelabu loses own local govt

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adebalu, has lost his local government to his closest rival, Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Adelabu voted at his Ward 009, PU 010, Ibadan South-East Local Government Area. He polled a total a…

Adelabu at his polling unit

Oyo Governorship: Women fight over money at Adelabu’s Polling Unit

Some women on Saturday fought over money allegedly donated by a governorship candidate. The incident happened at Ward 009, PU 010, Ibadan South-east Local Government Area of Oyo State at about 1:00 p.m. The polling unit is that of Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the APC. At about12:30 p.m.…

It’s Official: Ajimobi loses Senate election to PDP in Oyo

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kola Balogun, has been declared the winner of the Oyo South senatorial district. Mr Balogun saw off contest from his closest rival, Abiola Ajimobi, of the All Progressive Congress, with a vote difference of 13,502. The PDP candidate ended the contest with…

Ajimobi loses four of four announced local governments in Oyo South

Official senatorial results for four of the nine local governments in Oyo South Senatorial District have been announced. The senatorial candidate of the ruling APC in the state, Abiola Ajimobi, lost in all four. Mr Ajimobi, the outgoing governor of Oyo State, seeks to return to the Senate to occupy…

Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Ajimobi wins polling unit for self, Buhari

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state has won his polling unit for himself and the presidential candidate of his party, President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor is vying for a return to the Senate in Oyo South senatorial district, flying the emblem of the All Progressives Congress. Mr Ajimobi has had…

Ajimobi votes, speaks on chances of victory in Oyo

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has described the ongoing presidential and National Assembly elections as “credible, smooth and peaceful”. The governor expressed this view while casting his vote at Community Grammar (Junior) High School, Ring Road, Ibadan — which is Ward 011, PU 020, Ibadan Southwest LGA of…

Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo police commissioner visits governor’s polling unit

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Abiodun Odude, on Saturday visited the polling unit of governor Abiola Ajimobi. The commissioner arrived Ward 011, PU 021 of Ibadan Southwest LGA situated in Oluyole Community Grammar School, Ring Road, Ibadan at 10:05 a.m. Mr Odude commended the turnout of voters for…

Protest at the University of Ibadan International School over Hijab controversy

Hijab Controversy: UI International school to resume Monday

After a week of closure due to the hijab controversy, the International School, Ibadan will resume academic activities on Monday. The chairman of the school's board and deputy vice-chancellor of the parent University of Ibadan, Abideen Aderinto, made the disclosure to our correspondent by phone on Sunday. Mr Aderinto said…

Protest at the University of Ibadan International School over Hijab controversy

Hijab Controversy: University of Ibadan school reopens, shut again amidst protests

A group under the aegis of Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) on Monday held a demonstration in front of International School Ibadan over the ban on hijab as the school was again forced to shut down. The management of the secondary school run by officials of the University of…

FILE: Yemi Osinbajo at Google Nigeria

Don’t run for president, hold govt accountable, Osinbajo advises young Nigerians

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday downplayed the chances of a youth becoming the president of Nigeria. The law professor said this while explaining the rationale behind the high cost of nomination forms of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the office of the president. The APC charged N45…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

2019: Again, Osinbajo attacks Atiku, says ex-VP opposed restructuring Nigeria

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has again taken a swipe at one of his predecessors, Atiku Abubakar, accusing him of championing a cause he once opposed. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Messrs Osinbajo and Abubakar earlier sparred on restructuring Nigeria with each claiming to be more committed to it. Mr Abubakar, the presidential…

(10:52am) At ward 2 PU1, Ila-Orangun LG, the cubicle is well placed and guarded to avoid seeing the choice of the electorates. The first seen in the LGA.

VIDEO: #OsunDecides2018: Party agents caught sharing N2000 to voters

Two agents of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Polling Unit 2, Ward 2 of Ayedaade Local Government Area have been caught on camera sharing money to voters. The polling unit is situated in St Paul's Primary School, One Church Area, Gbongan. Moshood Adeoti, a former Secretary to the State…

France National Team World Cup 2018. [Photo credit: Sports Keeda]

Russia 2018: High, low and talking points

There was thunder, lightning and buffeting rain but for France, the Russian sky was a glorious blue because Les Bleus became FIFA World Cup champions for the second time in 20 years. Didier Deschamps' side did not get to be crowned Russia 2018 champions by just a stroke of luck…

APC agent shares N5,000 in Igbemo

We also shared money, PDP agent speaks at unit where APC distributed N5,000

An agent of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) at Polling Unit 012, Igbemo Ward of Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area has reacted to financial inducement by an agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the unit. Adetunji Ojo, one of the two PDP party agents at the polling unit, admitted…

At 8:39, Ilejemeje LGA, Ward 6, PU 001, voting process has commenced, security personnel present and party agents.

Ekiti Decides: Drama as agent threatens to ‘cut off’ fingers of whoever votes for opposition

Voting process was disrupted briefly in polling unit 012 of Igbemo Ward in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area when a non-uniformed party agent stormed the venue to campaign for his party. The man who was simply identified as Kazeem stormed the polling unit at about 9 a.m. when voting was already…