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    Solution to LAUTECH problems imminent, says pro-chancellor

Solution to LAUTECH problems imminent, says pro-chancellor

Oladapo Afolabi, the new pro-chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, has expressed optimism about the reopening of the institution.Afolabi, who's also the chairman of the governing council, made this known on Monday during a press conference in Osogbo. [...]

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    Elderly woman shot dead in Osogbo

Elderly woman shot dead in Osogbo

Gunmen opened fire on an elderly woman at Orinsunmibare market in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Saturday.The victim was pronounced dead before help could get to her.A witness said the woman was one of the labourers at a place identified as old garage, where bricklayers hire those needed for daily work at building construction sites.The corpse of the woman was later [...]

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    I am not owing any worker, says Aregbesola

I am not owing any worker, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says his administration is not owing any worker.Speaking on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at a programme organised by the state police command, Aregbesola said workers and pensioners in the state have been paid up till June this year.He, however, admitted that some workers were receiving 50 percent of their monthly salaries, but [...]

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    Osun permanent secretary kidnapped, killed in Kogi

Osun permanent secretary kidnapped, killed in Kogi

Olufunke Kolawole, permanent secretary in Osun state bureau of general services, has been killed after being kidnapped on her way to Abuja.Her attackers struck along the Okene-Abuja highway in Kogi state.TheCable learnt that her abductors shot her when the driver of her vehicle was trying to escape. She was later caught and whisked away with gunshot injury.Semiu Okanlawon, director of [...]

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    Elujoba, ex-OAU VC, granted bail on self recognition

Elujoba, ex-OAU VC, granted bail on self recognition

An Osun high court on Friday granted bail to Anthony Elujoba, former vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.Elujoba is facing a seven-count charge of fraud, conspiracy and abuse of office alongside Ronke Akeredolu, former bursar of the university.David Oladimeji, the judge, granted Elujoba bail on self recognition while Akeredolu was granted bail in the sum of N50 million and [...]

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    Drama as OAU students, staff ‘force’ judge to reverse ruling on ex-VC

Drama as OAU students, staff ‘force’ judge to reverse ruling on ex-VC

David Oladimeji, a judge in Osun state, has reversed his judgement concerning the detention of Anthony Elujoba, former vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.Earlier on Tuesday, Oladimeji ruled that Elujoba be remanded at the Ilesha Prison until July 19, fixed for his bail hearing.As a result of his ruling, the staff and students of the university staged a protest [...]

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    OAU students, workers protest as court denies bail to ex-VC

OAU students, workers protest as court denies bail to ex-VC

Staff and students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, staged a protest at the premises of Osun state high court, Ede.The protest followed justice David Oladimeji’s order that Anthony Elujoba, a former acting vice ahancellor of the institution, and the bursar Aderonke Akeredolu, be remanded at Ilesa Prison. [...]

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    Elujoba solidarity strike: Lecturers chased out of classrooms by OAU student union

Elujoba solidarity strike: Lecturers chased out of classrooms by OAU student union

The student union government of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Monday forced lecturers out of classrooms to demand for a solidarity strike for Anthony Elujoba, former acting vice chancellor.Elujoba is being tried for corruption on charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). [...]

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    ASUU says no solidarity strike for Elujoba, ex-OAU VC on trial for corruption

ASUU says no solidarity strike for Elujoba, ex-OAU VC on trial for corruption

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter, has denied reports of a planned solidarity strike in support of Anthony Elujoba, a former acting vice chancellor of the institution.The body was said to have met on Friday to declare a two-day solidarity strike on behalf of Elujoba who was arraigned on July 5 on a seven-count charge of [...]

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    Journalists attacked at Osun west collation center 

Journalists attacked at Osun west collation center 

Some journalists, including Ibrahim Alege, correspondent of Television Continental (TVC) in Osun state, were attacked at Baptist High School, Iwo, collation center of the Osun west senatorial by-election.Alege said the attackers, who smashed the glass of the vehicle that conveyed the journalists, threatened to lynch them.“We got to Baptist High School, Iwo, the collation centre at about half past seven [...]

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    Osun election: PDP candidate sweeps own polling unit but APC escapes with four votes

Osun election: PDP candidate sweeps own polling unit but APC escapes with four votes

While Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun  west senatorial by-election, secured a landslide victory at his polling unit, Mudashiru Hussain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) managed to poll four votes ahead of his opponent.The result of unit 2, ward 9 in Ede north local government, where Adeleke cast his ballot, showed he had a total [...]

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    Osun west by-election: Voters troop out despite downpour

Osun west by-election: Voters troop out despite downpour

The early morning rain in parts of Osun west senatorial district did not discourage voters from heading to their polling units to elect the successor of Isiaka Adeleke who died on April 23.Although there are 12 candidates in the election, the race is between Ademola, the younger brother of the deceased who is candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Osun doctors protest non-payment of salaries, poor hospital environment

Osun doctors protest non-payment of salaries, poor hospital environment

Medical doctors in Osun state on Thursday staged a protest in Osogbo, the state capital, over unpaid salaries and poor condition of hospitals in the state.The doctors trooped out from the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital and moved to the popular old garage.From there, they proceeded to the Ola-Iya junction and stopped at Oke-Fia roundabout.Chanting various anti-government songs, the doctors [...]

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    Aregbesola: Adeleke’s brother is begging me to waive the tax of his university

Aregbesola: Adeleke’s brother is begging me to waive the tax of his university

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has accused the famiy of Isiaka Adeleke of using the late senator's death to “manipulate the minds” of the people of Ede, Adeleke's hometown.The deceased's family fell out with the state government after the lawmaker's death.Speaking at the campaign of Mudashir Husain, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun west senatorial election, [...]

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    UNIOSUN protest: Rampage brought under control, police say

UNIOSUN protest: Rampage brought under control, police say

The police say it has calmed the violent protest of students of the University of Osun (UNIOSUN) over the killing of their colleague, Oluwafemi Shonibare, by suspected ritualists.Folashade Odoro, spokesperson of the Osun police command, said the protest was under control. [...]

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    Prevent students killing, Osun speaker tells security agencies

Prevent students killing, Osun speaker tells security agencies

Najeem Salaam, speaker of the Osun state house of assembly, has tasked security agencies to do more in preventing killing of university of Osun students.In a statement, Goke Butika, his chief press secretary, said the speaker gave the charge in the wake of the killing of Oluwafemi Shonibare, a student.He asked the state ministry of justice to move in and [...]

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