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    Court adjourns case of students who protested OAU eviction — for the eighth time

Court adjourns case of students who protested OAU eviction — for the eighth time

The magistrate court at Ajebandele, Ile-Ife, has adjourned the case of the five students of Obafemi Awolowo university facing trials for the eighth time.Omisade, the justice presiding over the case, said the reason for adjournment was the delay by the state's defence counsel to provide an advisory release from the state. [...]

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    APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

Samson Oyebode, youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Osun central, says he is confident that his party will win the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state.According to Oyebode, the "landmark achievements and monumental legacies" of the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor,  will speak for the party.This, he said, would be the yardstick upon which the [...]

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    UNIOSUN closed indefinitely — but students not to blame

UNIOSUN closed indefinitely — but students not to blame

The governing council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced the indefinite closure of the institution. [...]

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    Osun seals off OAU over ‘N1.8bn unremitted tax’

Osun seals off OAU over ‘N1.8bn unremitted tax’

The Osun Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) has sealed the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, over unremitted tax and development levy.The university is said to be owing the state government a total of N1.8 billion under the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) policy.The main gate of the institution was sealed by the revenue service on Wednesday morning.Prior to sealing the main gate [...]

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    INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship poll

INEC releases timetable for Osun governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has released the timetable for the conduct of the state’s September 22 governorship election.Presenting the timetable to journalists on Thursday in Osogbo, Olusegun Agbaje, Osun resident electoral commissioner, said election activities would commence on June 23 with the release of ‘notice of election’.Agbaje said political parties will commence a public campaign on [...]

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    Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, has declared his interest to contest the September 22 governorship election.Adeleke made this known in a letter he addressed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aleleke, who has spent barely a year in the senate, replaced Isiaka, his elder brother, who died in April 2017.A few days to the election, Adeleke defected from the All [...]

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    Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the current administration has “achieved so much with so little” in its seven years in power.Speaking at the triennial congress of the Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (Osun branch), which took place in Iwo, from Friday to Sunday, Okanlawon asked religious organisations and other stakeholders to fully support educational reforms in [...]

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    CSOs ask Osun assembly to pass LG autonomy bill

CSOs ask Osun assembly to pass LG autonomy bill

Some civil society organisations in Osun state have teamed up with the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to agitate the autonomy for local government in the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution.Addressing a press conference under the auspices of Osun Coalition for Actualization of Local Government Autonomy, Oludare Famoofo, national vice president of NULGE south-west, urged the state house [...]

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    Hostel eviction protest: Remanded OAU students released

Hostel eviction protest: Remanded OAU students released

Five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, who were incarcerated have been granted bail. [...]

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    Osun announces free train service from Lagos to mark Easter celebration

Osun announces free train service from Lagos to mark Easter celebration

The government of Osun says it will provide free train transportation from Lagos on Friday as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration. The state announced this in a statement released on Tuesday by Ismail Adekunle Jayeoba-Alagbada, commissioner for industries, commerce and cooperatives. "We are happy as we again this year 2018, organize to give our people free train service for the 2018 [...]

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    Students who protested OAU eviction remanded in prison

Students who protested OAU eviction remanded in prison

Five students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have been remanded in Kosere prison yard, Ilesha, Osun state, until they meet their bail conditions. [...]

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    OAU evicts students over hostel renovation

OAU evicts students over hostel renovation

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Wednesday instructed security operatives to send students parking out of the halls of residence. [...]

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    Finally, facelift begins at dilapidated OAU halls of residence

Finally, facelift begins at dilapidated OAU halls of residence

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, has begun renovation works in the various halls of residence across the campus. [...]

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    APC makes clean sweep of Osun LG polls

APC makes clean sweep of Osun LG polls

The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced that the 389 candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in Saturday’s councillorship election.Releasing the official results to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday, the chairman of OSIEC, Segun Oladitan, said 318 out of the candidates were returned unopposed.Oladitan said 128 of the returned candidates were from Osun central senatorial district while [...]

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    ‘Mischief makers’ blamed as low turnout mars Osun LG polls

‘Mischief makers’ blamed as low turnout mars Osun LG polls

Segun Oladitan, the chairman of Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), on Saturday said the low turnout at some polling units at the ongoing local government election was due to misinformation.Oladitan while speaking with journalists at the OSIEC secretariat in Osogbo said he was surprised at the reports of low turnout in some polling stations.He blamed the low turnout on misinformation [...]

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    Former Osun LG chairman bags 3-year jail sentence for N22m fraud

Former Osun LG chairman bags 3-year jail sentence for N22m fraud

Rufus Ojo, a former chairman of Orolu local government area of Osun state, has been sentenced to three years in prison for allegedly diverting N22 million meant for the council.David Oladimeji, a judge of the state high court, found Ojo guilty on two of the three counts filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ojo’s trial began [...]

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