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    One shot as gunmen kidnap workers of Bowen university

One shot as gunmen kidnap workers of Bowen university

A yet to be identified member of staff of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, was shot on Monday evening shot, while two others were kidnapped by gunmen along Iwo-Osogbo road.Folashade Odoro, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying that the police were combing the area to apprehend the culprits and rescue those who were kidnapped.“Yes, two [...]

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    OAU students begin exams despite ASUU strike

OAU students begin exams despite ASUU strike

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Monday, began exams for the 2017/2018 second semester despite the ongoing strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).ASUU, led by Biodun Ogunyemi, had embarked on industrial action on November 4 to protest poor funding of universities and non-implementation of agreements reached. [...]

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    FULL LIST: BOWEN expels 29 students, suspends 26 indefinitely

FULL LIST: BOWEN expels 29 students, suspends 26 indefinitely

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    Protest rocks Iwo town over chieftaincy title as family calls for justice 

Protest rocks Iwo town over chieftaincy title as family calls for justice 

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    One killed as gunmen abduct five college workers in Osun

One killed as gunmen abduct five college workers in Osun

Gunmen killed a member of staff of the Osun State College of Technology (OSCOTEH) in Esa-Oke town on Tuesday.After killing the official, the assailants were said to have also abducted five other staff members and two students of the institution.Sources at the school said the gunmen blocked the Esa-Oke road leading to the campus after the close of work, and [...]

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    Family raises the alarm over missing 51-year-old man

Family raises the alarm over missing 51-year-old man

Bolarinwa Ajayi (pictured), an indigene of Ilesha in Osun state, has been reported missing since September 14, 2018. According to his brother, Adesioye Adelana, the dark-complexioned 51-year-old father of five last communicated with his wife when he left Ibadan for Ilesha.His two phone numbers have been switched off since moments after he last spoke with his wife.His family members have also [...]

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    Oyetola sworn in as Osun governor

Oyetola sworn in as Osun governor

At exactly 12:55pm, Oyebola Ojo, chief judge of Osun state, administered the oath of office on Oyetola Gboyega, the new governor of Osun.Oyetola, who won the governorship election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was sworn in at the Osogbo Township Stadium.In attendance were Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) who represented President [...]

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    Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

The Osun government on Thursday launched a 10-year development plan aimed at improving the economy of the state as well as human capital.The unveiling takes place five days before the end of Rauf Aregbesola's tenure as governor of the state.Olalekan Yinusa, the state's commissioner for economic planning, budget and development, said the Osun Development Plan 2019-2028 was hinged on four [...]

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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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