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    Youth attack Aregbesola’s aide, threaten to bar govt officials from Adeleke’s burial

Youth attack Aregbesola’s aide, threaten to bar govt officials from Adeleke’s burial

Some youth in Ede, Osun state, mobbed Idiat Babalola, a senior special adviser to Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Monday.Babalola had visited the town to attend the burial of Isiaka Adeleke, senator representing Osun west.It took the intervention of policemen to ferry her out of the residence.The aggrieved individuals also threatened to prevent state government officials from attending [...]

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    Journalists attacked by angry youths at Adeleke’s house

Journalists attacked by angry youths at Adeleke’s house

Angry youths at the residence of late senator Isiaka Adeleke in Ede, Osun state, on Sunday attacked Tope Alabi, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).Adeleke died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment.The late politician popularly called "Serubawon" was aged 62.The NTA reporter, who was at the [...]

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    US-based doctors to render free services in Ile-Ife

US-based doctors to render free services in Ile-Ife

A team of highly skilled doctors from the US arrived the country over the weekend for a medical mission at Ile Ife, Osun state.The 20-man collaborative team of physicians, surgeons and medical support staff is made up mostly of alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University.The medical mission include free medical clinics at the Ooni's palace; and a full day of [...]

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    54 UNIOSUN students graduate with first class degrees

54 UNIOSUN students graduate with first class degrees

Fifty-four students of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) made first class honours in the 2016/2017 academic session.Labode Popoola, the vice chancellor of the university, made this known at a news conference on Saturday at the university’s main campus, Osogbo.  [...]

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    ‘He slapped her buttocks and the town exploded’… witness speaks on genesis of Ile-Ife riot

‘He slapped her buttocks and the town exploded’… witness speaks on genesis of Ile-Ife riot

The rain poured endlessly when TheCable visited the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun state during the weekend. Of late, Ife known to be the ancestral home of the Yoruba race has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Residents went into March 7  like any other day, but by mid-day, what started like a trivial quarrel between two parties [...]

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    Ile-Ife conflict not inter-ethnic, says Aregbesola as he sets up probe panel

Ile-Ife conflict not inter-ethnic, says Aregbesola as he sets up probe panel

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has set up a panel of inquiry into the Ile-Ife clash that occurred on March 8.The police said not fewer than 46 people lost their lives while 81 injured persons were treated at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH).Speaking at the inauguration of the six-man committee on Monday, Aregbesola said the conflict was [...]

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    ICPC clears Aregbesola of corruption allegations

ICPC clears Aregbesola of corruption allegations

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has cleared Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, of the corruption allegations levelled against him by a group known as the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun.The organisation had written a petition to the body, claiming that Aregbesola misappropriated funds belonging to the state.Responding in a letter titled 'Re: Petition [...]

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    46 people were killed in Ile-Ife, say police as 20 suspects are paraded

46 people were killed in Ile-Ife, say police as 20 suspects are paraded

At least 46 people lost their lives, while 96 others sustained injuries in the inter-ethnic crisis that broke out in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on March 8.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the police, said this in Abuja on Monday, revealing that 38 suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.Speaking while the suspects were paraded on Monday, Moshood said 38 people [...]

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    Dambazau: No crisis between Yoruba, Hausa in Ile-Ife

Dambazau: No crisis between Yoruba, Hausa in Ile-Ife

Abdulrahman‎ Dambazau, minister of interior, says there's no crisis between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in Ile-Ife, Osun state, despite the recent clash that claimed lives and destroyed properties.The clash had forced the state government to declare a two-day curfew in the ancient town.The minister while speaking with journalists at the weekend‎ condemned the extent of damage and said that government had the [...]

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    Ile-Ife crisis: No reprisal attack in the north, says Kwankwanso

Ile-Ife crisis: No reprisal attack in the north, says Kwankwanso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central district, says so far, there has been no reprisal attacks against the Yoruba living in the north, following the crisis which erupted in Ile-Ife last week.Kwankwaso said this in the Sabo area of the ancient city after meeting with members of the Hausa community inside a mosque.Accompanied by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun and [...]

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    Aregbesola imposes curfew in Ile Ife

Aregbesola imposes curfew in Ile Ife

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has declared a two-day curfew in the ancient city of Ile Ife.The governor took the decision following an inter-tribal clash, which led to the deaths of five people.ISemiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Aregbesola, said the "breach of peace" in the area compelled the governor to act.“This has been compelled by the breach of the peace [...]

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    ‘5 killed’ as Hausa, Yoruba clash in Ile-Ife

‘5 killed’ as Hausa, Yoruba clash in Ile-Ife

At least five people have been killed in a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife in Osun state.A resident of the ancient city told TheCable that the situation started on Tuesday, but escalated on Wednesday morning.He said trouble started after a vehicle driven by a Yoruba man hit the wife of a Hausa trader. [...]

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    We won’t accept planned expulsion of 4,410 UNIOSUN students, NANS vows

We won’t accept planned expulsion of 4,410 UNIOSUN students, NANS vows

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has said it will not allow the management of Osun State University to rusticate 4,410 students who are owing school fees.The school's management had threatened to expel the students, most of whom were accused of diverting their school fees for other purposes. [...]

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    School fees: 4,000 UNIOSUN students could be expelled today

School fees: 4,000 UNIOSUN students could be expelled today

4,410 students of the University of Osun are owing school fees amounting to over N2bn, the management of the institution has said.A statement released by the corporate affairs unit of UNIOSUN noted that the students could be expelled if they failed to pay up today, February 28. [...]

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    ‘We’re greatly disturbed': Muslim alumni raise alarm over ‘illegal’ group in OAU

‘We’re greatly disturbed': Muslim alumni raise alarm over ‘illegal’ group in OAU

The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) has said it is disturbed by the activities of an illegal Muslim group in the campus.In a petition letter signed by its national president, Abdulwaheed Odeyimka, the group warned of the dire consequences of allowing such a group to operate freely on campus.  [...]

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    UNIOSUN students protest late registration fee

UNIOSUN students protest late registration fee

In the past couple of days, series of protests have taken place in several Nigerian universities.As the dust was yet to settle on the violent protest by students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, undergraduates of two other higher institutions staged protests over money-related issues. [...]

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