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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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    ‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Osun state does not need a governor who would turn the government house to a disco place.Oshiomhole said this during the APC governorship rally in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is renowned for [...]

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    Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

The Nigeria police force have warned against the buying and selling of votes in the Osun state governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday.In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the force will “deal decisively” with anyone found culpable.“The Nigeria Police Force will not tolerate, condone, or allow vote buying and selling to take place anywhere in Osun State [...]

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    Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Alfred Adegoke, governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Osun, says he will set up a panel to investigate the "mismanagement of funds" under Rauf Aregbesola, outgoing governor, if elected.In a statement by Wole Olubanji, organising secretary of his campaign committee, Adegoke accused the governor of giving priority to phony contractors, instead of paying salaries of workers.The governorship candidate [...]

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    APC to reopen sale of forms in Osun after governorship poll

APC to reopen sale of forms in Osun after governorship poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will reopen the sale and submission of forms for various elective positions in Osun state after the governorship elections.The election is scheduled for September 22.In a statement on Monday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the APC, said the sale and submission would be reopened on September 24.Nabena explained that this was done to [...]

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    Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says the state has the highest happiness index and lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria. He said this while addressing reporters after the fitness walk organised for the 20,000 youths absorbed into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) in Osogbo.He said the state has been able to achieve this feat because of the youth engagement programmes of [...]

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    Osun election: INEC adopts measures to curb vote-buying

Osun election: INEC adopts measures to curb vote-buying

Segun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Osun state, says vote-buying is a disease that must be stopped.According to NAN, he made the statement during a presentation on INEC’s preparations for the Osun gubernatorial election at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session in Abuja.He said the current trend of inducing voters with money is worrisome because it undermines [...]

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    Osun APC talks tough as three pro-Adeoti lawmakers defect to ADP

Osun APC talks tough as three pro-Adeoti lawmakers defect to ADP

Three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state house of assembly on Saturday defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP).The defectors – Tajudeen Famuyide (Ilesha west), Debo Akanbi (Ede north) and Abdullahi Ibrahim (Iwo) – were received at the ADP secretariat in Osogbo by the party’s chairman, Toye Akinola, and other executives.The lawmakers said they left [...]

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    NYSC accuses Osun local governments of withholding corp members’ stipend

NYSC accuses Osun local governments of withholding corp members’ stipend

The Osun State chapter of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has accused some local government chairmen in the state of refusing to pay the stipends due to corp members.Emmanuel Attah, NYSC Osun coordinator, made this allegation on Thursday while speaking at 2018 Batch B Stream II swearing-in ceremony at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede,"I am constrained to bring [...]

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    Osun workers begin three days warning strike Wednesday

Osun workers begin three days warning strike Wednesday

Workers in Osun state will begin a three-day warning strike on Wednesday to demand the payment of their salary arrears.According to NAN, the impending strike was made known in a notice issued by the joint negotiating council, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress, Oyo state chapter, on Tuesday.The labour unions said if the government fails to meet [...]

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    Again, court dismisses suit against Adeleke’s candidature

Again, court dismisses suit against Adeleke’s candidature

An Osun state high court has dismissed a suit filed against the candidacy of Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, following withdrawal of the case by the plaintiffs.Oyetunji Suredi and Olagboye Adedamola, the plantiffs, had approached the court seeking the nullification of the gubernatorial candidature of Adeleke and the declaration of Akin Ogunbiyi, his challenger during the election, as the [...]

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