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    Court sacks ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

Court sacks ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

A state high court in Osogbo, Osun state, has sacked Idowu Adediwura, obalufe of Ife, and ordered his replacement within 21 days.Foluke Awolalu, a judge, gave the ruling on Wednesday.Obalufe, the traditional prime minister of Ife, is next in rank to the ooni.Abayomi Elugbuji, on behalf of himself and the Aga ruling house, had filed a suit challenging the installation [...]

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    Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Osun

Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Osun

The Osun state police command says it has rescued four passengers who were kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday in the state.The gunmen were said to have attacked a commercial bus in Ajeoku village, Obokun local government area of the state, abducting some passengers.Speaking with TheCable on Monday, Sade Odoro, the police spokesperson, said the police have rescued four of the [...]

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    Oyetola urges youth to embrace agriculture

Oyetola urges youth to embrace agriculture

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has called on youth across the country to engage in agricultural activities rather than investing their time in cyber-crime.The governor said this during a facility tour of Bob Jones Farm Limited at Obadimu community, Orolu local government area of the state, on Monday.He said his administration is committed to revamping the agricultural sector in [...]

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    OAU to enjoy 24-hour electricity as varsity begins power generation by October

OAU to enjoy 24-hour electricity as varsity begins power generation by October

Eyitope Ogunbodede, the vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, says the institution will exit the national grid by October to generate its own electricity.Speaking on Monday at a biennial conference of the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Ogunbodede said the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has provided the university with a gas-powered turbine that will [...]

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    Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

The Osun state police command says it has arrested one of the suspected kidnappers of Yinka Adegbehingbe, a professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.Parading the suspects on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Osogbo, Abiodun Ige, the commissioner of police, said the lecturer identified Ladan Usman from Sokoto state, among those who kidnapped him.In May, Adegbehingbe, who [...]

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    Adeleke has gone through a lot, says PDP rep after supreme court verdict

Adeleke has gone through a lot, says PDP rep after supreme court verdict

Oluwole Oke, a member of the house of representatives, says Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, has gone through a lot.Oke, who represents Oriade/Obokun federal constituency in Osun state, spoke after the supreme court delivered a judgement in favour of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He thanked Deji Adeleke, the [...]

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    How Osun LG worker was shot dead by ‘robbers’ on Ife-Ibadan expressway

How Osun LG worker was shot dead by ‘robbers’ on Ife-Ibadan expressway

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Wednesday, attacked passengers on the Ife-Ibadan expressway, killing one person.The deceased was identified as Adenipekun Ademiju, a worker in the Atakumosa west local government area of Osun state.He was in a vehicle heading to Ibadan, Oyo state, when the attackers struck around Ikire, a community along the expressway.According to a witness, the attackers shot indiscriminately [...]

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    Makinde to lawmakers: Oyo can’t move forward if we don’t work together

Makinde to lawmakers: Oyo can’t move forward if we don’t work together

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has called for collaboration among the three arms of government in order to boost governance in the state. The governor made the call  during the inauguration of the 9th assembly in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Monday. He said his administration will respect legislative autonomy and separation of power as enshrined in the constitution. The governor called [...]

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    Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has ordered the cancellation of a proposed trip of local council chairmen in the state to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.In a statement on Monday, Adeniyi Adesina, chief press secretary to the governor, said the foreign trip was cancelled owing to the financial situation of the state.The 68 council chairman had proposed to embark on [...]

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    I’ve been vindicated, says Adeleke on appeal court judgement

I’ve been vindicated, says Adeleke on appeal court judgement

Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, says he has been vindicated by the judgement of the appeal court.In a judgement delivered on Thursday, the court set aside the ruling of a federal high court that nullified Adeleke's candidacy over alleged falsification of his secondary school credentials submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    Appeal court rules in favour of Adeleke, says he was qualified to contest

Appeal court rules in favour of Adeleke, says he was qualified to contest

The court of appeal in Abuja has ruled that Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2018 Osun governorship election, was qualified to contest in the election.In April, a high court nullified Adeleke's candidature over allegations that he forged the secondary school credentials submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The high court gave the ruling based on [...]

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    Certificate saga: A’court to deliver judgement on Adeleke’s appeal Thursday

Certificate saga: A’court to deliver judgement on Adeleke’s appeal Thursday

The court of appeal says it will deliver judgement on an appeal filed by Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, on Thursday.Sa'adatu Kachalla, spokesperson of the court, announced this in a statement on Wednesday."Notice is hereby given that judgement will be delivered tomorrow 30th May 2019 in Senator Adeleke's Appeal over qualification [...]

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    Appeal court reinstates Oyetola as winner of Osun gov poll

Appeal court reinstates Oyetola as winner of Osun gov poll

The court of appeal in Abuja has ruled that Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the winner of the Osun state governorship election.At its sitting on Thursday, the appellate court nullified the judgement of the election tribunal declaring Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election.Adeleke was declared winner by the election tribunal after he [...]

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    Abducted OAU prof regains freedom

Abducted OAU prof regains freedom

Yinka Adegbehingbe, a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been freed by his abductors.Adegbehingbe, a lecturer at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the university, was kidnapped on the Ife-Ibadan expressway around 9pm on Sunday.Moses Olafare, director of media, ooni of Ife's palace, and Abiodun Olarewaju, public relations officer of OAU, confirmed that the lecturer has been released.Olafare [...]

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    PDP: Police do not want Adeleke sworn in as Osun governor

PDP: Police do not want Adeleke sworn in as Osun governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Nigeria police force of inviting chaos with the arrest of Ademola Adeleke, its candidate in the Osun governorship election.The party said Adeleke's arrest "over trumped-up charges" is to ensure Adeleke is not sworn in as the next governor, having been declared winner by the election tribunal.The police detained Adeleke on Monday after [...]

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    OAU’s student intake drops after five-department disaccreditation

OAU’s student intake drops after five-department disaccreditation

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