Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    LIVE: Osun elects new governor

LIVE: Osun elects new governor

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    ‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

Ketil Karlsen, head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, says the union is keeping its eyes on vote-buying in the Osun state governorship election.At a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, Karlsen said though no perfect election in the world, vote-buying is as fraudulent as rigging.Flanked by his counterparts from the United States embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom, [...]

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    INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, says if vote-buying is not killed in Saturday's governorship election, the country is in serious trouble in 2019.He said this at a press conference at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday.Agbaje asked Osun voters to be patient enough to devote at [...]

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    Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has accused the All Progressives Congress of planning to use the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to manipulate the election.He said this in a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday.The former deputy governor also alleged that the state government had compromised [...]

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    Here are signs that Osun guber poll could end in run-off

Here are signs that Osun guber poll could end in run-off

In 48 hours, residents of Osun state will head to the polls to elect their next governor. Although 48 political parties fielded candidates, there is no gainsaying that the wrestle for power is between four candidates. The election gets more interesting given the fact that the four gladiators and their running mates are from major election-influencing areas of the state.In [...]

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    Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Politicians giving money for votes in Osun, says TMG ahead of guber poll

Ahead of the Osun governorship election, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) says voter inducement is being perpetrated by politicians in 12 local government areas of the state.Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the group's chairperson, raised the concern in a statement made available to NAN on Wednesday.She said the trend is a dangerous recipe against the credibility of the electoral process.The statement read: "In [...]

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    Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the people of Osun state to protect their votes on Saturday.Abubakar said this when he joined top members of the party in Osogbo, Osun capital, to canvass support for Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship poll.Uche Secondus, chairman of the PDP, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor [...]

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    Buhari orders IGP not to invite Adeleke before election

Buhari orders IGP not to invite Adeleke before election

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, not to invite Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, before Saturday.The police had asked Adeleke to immediately appear at the force headquarters in Abuja over alleged examination malpractice.The force said Adeleke was involved in a National Examination Council (NECO) exam malpractice in 2017But a [...]

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    Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Osun PDP: APC thugs have made several attempts to kill Adeleke

Soji Adagunodo, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has alleged that thugs on the payroll of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have made several attempts to kill Ademola Adeleke.Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, is the PDP candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.Adagunodo made the allegation at a press conference in Osogbo on Tuesday.He accused [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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    Buhari: Osun must not return to the dark days

Buhari: Osun must not return to the dark days

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged residents of Osun state not to allow the state return to what he described as the "dark days".Buhari said this on Tuesday when he led top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a mega rally for Isiaka Oyetola, the party's candidate.The president urged the residents to come out in their numbers and vote [...]

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    Buhari, 13 APC governors storm Osun for Oyetola

Buhari, 13 APC governors storm Osun for Oyetola

President Muhammadu Buhari led top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Osogbo, capital of Osun state, for the rally of the ruling party ahead of Saturday's governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola, a former chief of staff to Aregbesola, is the APC candidate in the election.Speaking during the rally, Buhari said "Oyetola is ready to work".Buhari appealed to the people to [...]

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    Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Osun guber candidate vows to probe Aregbesola if elected

Alfred Adegoke, governorship candidate of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Osun, says he will set up a panel to investigate the "mismanagement of funds" under Rauf Aregbesola, outgoing governor, if elected.In a statement by Wole Olubanji, organising secretary of his campaign committee, Adegoke accused the governor of giving priority to phony contractors, instead of paying salaries of workers.The governorship candidate [...]

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    Osun releases N19.8bn for workers’ salaries — 11 days to governorship poll

Osun releases N19.8bn for workers’ salaries — 11 days to governorship poll

The Osun state government has released N19.8 billion for the payment of salaries of workers and pensioners.This is coming 11 days to the governorship election.In statement on Tuesday, Bola Oyebamiji, Osun state commissioner of finance, said Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, directed the payment of the arrears to demonstrate his commitment to his promises.Oyebamiji commended the workers for their [...]

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    ‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will never do or say anything to demean the people of Osogbo in Osun state.When he visited  the palace of Jimoh Olanipekun, Ataoja of Osogbo, on Saturday, the former Lagos state governor was quoted as saying “Osun doesn’t have my kind of money”.He made the comment over [...]

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    VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

Osogbo residents on Monday protested a comment attributed to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Tinubu had said "Osun doesn’t have my kind of money" over insinuations that he needs access to the state's treasury, hence his support of Gboyega Oyetola as governorship candidate.The Osun governorship election will take place on September 22 and Oyetola is the flagbearer [...]

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