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    OAU postpones convocation over non-teaching staff strike

OAU postpones convocation over non-teaching staff strike

The 43rd convocation of the Obafemi Aolowo University (OAU) has been postponed over the strike action embarked upon by non-teaching staff nationwide.Abiodun Olarewaju, public relations officer of OAU, while announcing the postponement on Wednesday, said it was an "unavoidable alternative". [...]

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    Man jailed 5 years for stealing fans

Man jailed 5 years for stealing fans

An Ile-Ife magistrates’ court on Friday sentenced a 20 year-old man, Elijah Adediran, to five years imprisonment for stealing ceiling fans.Adediran, who resides at Ilode, Ile-Ife, was tried on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, but found guilty for stealing.The convict, who begged the magistrate for mercy, pleaded guilty to charge of stealing but denied the allegation of conspiracy.Olalekan Ijiyode, [...]

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    27 first class graduates offered employment by Oduduwa varsity

27 first class graduates offered employment by Oduduwa varsity

Chibuzor Nwoke, vice chancellor of Oduduwa University, says 27 first class students have been offered automatic employment by the institution.Speaking during a pre-convocation press briefing, he said the first class graduates would be given jobs with the university provided they are interested. [...]

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    OAU SU president impeached over ‘involvement in attack on students’

OAU SU president impeached over ‘involvement in attack on students’

The parliament of the Obafemi Awolowo University students’ union says it has impeached its president, Oyekan Ibukun Edwards.The Nation reports that Oyekan was impeached on Saturday, November 4, on the grounds of alleged gross misconduct, which include his alleged involvement in an attack on students. [...]

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    Bowen University awards first class degrees to 81 graduates

Bowen University awards first class degrees to 81 graduates

The Bowen University, Iwo, Osun, on Saturday awarded first class degrees to 81 graduating students at its 12th convocation.Mattews Ojo, the institution’s vice-chancellor, made this known while delivering his convocation speech at the university’s premises in Iwo. [...]

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    I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he is not happy paying half salary to civil servants and political appointees in the state.Adelani Baderinwa, the state’s commissioner for information and strategy, said this in Osogbo, the state capital.Baderinwa quoted the governor as saying this when the federal government team on digital switchover visited him.He said no reasonable person or government [...]

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    NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun command, on Saturday disclosed that it destroyed 60.8 hectares of India hemp (Cannabis Sativa) farm at Ikeji Arakeji, in the state.Samuel Egbeola, the state commandant of the NDLEA, disclosed this during an interview with journalists at the agency’s office in Osogbo.According to Egbeola, the hemp farm was discovered and destroyed on Thursday, [...]

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    Chairman of Osun NUJ correspondents’ chapel bags award of excellence

Chairman of Osun NUJ correspondents’ chapel bags award of excellence

Hameed Oyegbade, chairman of of the correspondents' chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Osun state, has been given an award of excellence.  The Osun state chapter of Congress of Nigerian Youth CONYO, which singled out Oyegbade for honour, said it is in recognition of his contributions to the society.Taiwo Adedayo, coordinator of CONYO in the state, presented the plaque to [...]

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    Tension as youth clash with policemen over death of Osun resident

Tension as youth clash with policemen over death of Osun resident

Some aggrieved youth attempted to burn down the Oja-Oba divisional police station in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Sunday.This followed the death of a young man identified as Segun Emir. The suspects claimed that a policeman shot Emir in the chest after an argument.A witness said the deceased was rushed to a private hospital in the Gbeje area of the [...]

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    Man gets six-month jail term for stealing Sallah ram

Man gets six-month jail term for stealing Sallah ram

Sulaiman Awokunle, a 30-year-old man, has been sentenced to jail for six months for allegedly stealing a ram for Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.Awokunle, who was arraigned at an Osogbo magistrate court in Osun state, was said to have stolen the ram worth N25,000 at Onunrin's compound in Iree.At the hearing, Elisa Olusegun, the police prosecutor, told the court ram belonged to [...]

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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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