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    ICPC charges OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof to court

ICPC charges OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof to court

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged Richard Akindele, a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, to court.Akindele, who allegedly demanded sex from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of OAU, will appear before the federal high court, Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Monday.In an audio which went viral in April, the professor was [...]

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    We can’t dictate to NUC, says OAU on disaccredited courses

We can’t dictate to NUC, says OAU on disaccredited courses

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) says it cannot tell the National University Commission (NUC) what to do over the disaccreditation of courses in the school. [...]

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    Appeal court reconstitutes Osun governorship tribunal

Appeal court reconstitutes Osun governorship tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has reconstituted the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal.Sa'adatu Kachalla, the court's head of media and publicity, disclosed this on Thursday.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had filed a petition against the victory of Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September election.Oyetaola was declared winner [...]

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    EX-SUG president wins PDP ticket to run for Osun assembly seat

EX-SUG president wins PDP ticket to run for Osun assembly seat

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    Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Isiaka Oyetola, Osun state governor-elect, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, the state capital.At a ceremony at the INEC office, Adedeji Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, presented the certificate to Oyetola and Benedict Alabi, his deputy.Oyetola assured residents of the state that they would continue to [...]

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    The most competent candidate won Osun rerun, says Tinubu

The most competent candidate won Osun rerun, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the best candidate was elected in the Osun state governorship rerun election.Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the APC, defeated Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after a rerun in seven polling units."The people of Osun, the state of ‘Omoluabi’ demonstrated their strong determination, they have good judgment, they exercised their [...]

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    Lai: PDP can go to court over any grievance with Osun rerun

Lai: PDP can go to court over any grievance with Osun rerun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council for the Osun governorship election has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to go to court if it has any grouse with the rerun poll.In a statement issued in Osogbo, Lai Mohammed, chairman of the council’s media committee, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the supplementary election.Mohammed said with the results, the people [...]

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    Osun rerun: APC leading in three out of four LGAs

Osun rerun: APC leading in three out of four LGAs

Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state governorship election on Thursday is leading in three out of the four local government areas where the rerun election held.Oyetola swept the two polling units in Ile-Ife. In Ife south, Oyetola got 283 votes, while Ademola Adeleke, the PDP candidate, got 15 votes. In Ife north, [...]

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    Osun: PDP cries foul over ‘deducted 1000 votes’, says only polling units’ results acceptable

Osun: PDP cries foul over ‘deducted 1000 votes’, says only polling units’ results acceptable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will not accept the outcome of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Osun if the final results announced are not the same as those from polling units.Results from 24 out of 30 local government areas (LGAs) have been announced, with the opposition party leading with a margin of over 12,000 votes.Some supporters of the [...]

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    Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians from different parties engaged in vote-buying in Osun state on despite warnings from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The commission had vowed to curb the trend, threatening to prosecute those involved.As early as possible, voters trooped to polling units to cast their votes, while party agents, observers and security agencies were on ground to monitor the process.Party agents devised [...]

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    PHOTOS: Security beefed up at Osun INEC office

PHOTOS: Security beefed up at Osun INEC office

Security has been beefed up at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, ahead of Saturday's governorship election.Personnel of The Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were among those on ground when TheCable visited office of the commission on Thursday afternoon.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Bumper harvest for Osun traders as residents rush to market ahead election

Bumper harvest for Osun traders as residents rush to market ahead election

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    Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Ahead of the Osun governorship election, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) says voter inducement is being perpetrated by politicians in 12 local government areas of the state.Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the group's chairperson, raised the concern in a statement made available to NAN on Wednesday.She said the trend is a dangerous recipe against the credibility of the electoral process.The statement read: "In [...]

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    Court remands eight for ‘defrauding Osun lawmaker of N38m’

Court remands eight for ‘defrauding Osun lawmaker of N38m’

A magistrate's court in Osun on Wednesday remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison for allegedly defrauding Timothy Owoeye, an Osun lawmaker, of N38 million.The accused are Kazeem Agbabiaka ,40, Abdulrasheed Ojonla, 45, Femi Oyebode,30, Babatunde Oluajo,50, and Adebiyi Kehinde, 42 are being tried for conspiracy and fraud.Others are Oyebamiji Oyeniyi, 32, Ismaila Azeez, 45, and Awodunmola Kehinde, 44.Olusegun Ayilara, the [...]

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    Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Soji Adagunodo, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has alleged that thugs on the payroll of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have made several attempts to kill Ademola Adeleke.Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, is the PDP candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.Adagunodo made the allegation at a press conference in Osogbo on Tuesday.He accused [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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