Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Osun"

    Adeleke arraigned for examination ‘malpractice’

Adeleke arraigned for examination ‘malpractice’

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, has been arraigned at the Abuja federal high court for alleged examination malpractice.Adeleke was the Osun governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The senator was arraigned on Wednesday on a four-count charge alongside four other people.The others are Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a [...]

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    PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the alleged disbandment of the governorship election petition tribunal in the state.The party members held the protest on Thursday at the premises of the election tribunal in Osogbo, the state capital.Niyi Owolade, a chieftain of the PDP, said that they were surprised when the officials of the tribunal [...]

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    The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

For these women in Osun, pregnancy comes with a heavy burden of fear – whether or not they will live to carry their babies.  The poorly equipped community health centres offer uncertain hopes. Enduring the pains and anguish, they travel distances to towns where they can get affordable healthcare. TAIWO ADEBULU, who visited rural communities in the state, reports.Simbiat went [...]

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    Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Oyetola receives certificate of return from INEC, promises to be people-friendly

Isiaka Oyetola, Osun state governor-elect, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, the state capital.At a ceremony at the INEC office, Adedeji Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states, presented the certificate to Oyetola and Benedict Alabi, his deputy.Oyetola assured residents of the state that they would continue to [...]

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    I won’t give up on my stolen mandate, says Adeleke

I won’t give up on my stolen mandate, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in the Osun state governorship election, has vowed to contest the result of the election and reclaim his "stolen" mandate.In an interview with Channels Television, the senator representing Osun west said he has enough evidence to present in court to show the irregularities perpetrated during the election.Adeleke accused the Independent National [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

Some stories are better left untold, for the sour memory it evokes leaves the heart totally repugnant to the most trivial of synonymous narratives. They haunt not only to the soul that harbour them. For a journalist, such stories cannot wither. They must be nourished and told. While the Osun state governorship election was to a large extent successful, the rerun [...]

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    Nigeria’s democracy is dead, says Fayose on Osun election

Nigeria’s democracy is dead, says Fayose on Osun election

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has described the Osun state gubernatorial election and rerun as a show of shame.Fayose, in a statement by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, rejected the result of the election.He said the election is proof that democracy is dead in Nigeria.The governor said Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not lose [...]

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    INEC declares Oyetola winner of Osun poll

INEC declares Oyetola winner of Osun poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun state governorship election.Joseph Fuwape, returning officer of the election, made the declaration at the head office of the commission in Osun.Fuwape said Oyetola polled 255,505 votes to defeat Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 255,023 votes.Adeleke was [...]

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    APC shifts governorship primary to Sept 30

APC shifts governorship primary to Sept 30

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled the governorship primary from September 29 to September 30, 2018.This was announced in a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the party, on Thursday.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also fixed its governorship primary for September 30.Nabena said the dates for subsequent elections remain unchanged.The dates are:*2nd October, 2018 – [...]

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    Osun rerun: APC leading with 835 votes as INEC concludes collation

Osun rerun: APC leading with 835 votes as INEC concludes collation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 835 votes ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship rerun election.The results of all the seven polling units across the four local government areas where the exercise took place have been announced and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to make a pronouncement.From the announcement at the [...]

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    Police: There are plots to disrupt Osun rerun

Police: There are plots to disrupt Osun rerun

Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police, says the force has got wind of plans to disrupt Thursday's rerun election.Addressing a press conference in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Wednesday, Habila said the police and security agency would however, not permit any breakdown of law and order during the process.He said anyone found wanting would be made to face the wrath [...]

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    Osun rerun: Omisore’s decision to support APC is shameful, says Fani-Kayode

Osun rerun: Omisore’s decision to support APC is shameful, says Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says the decision of Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun governorship election, to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state's rerun, is shameful.The election which held on Saturday was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The electoral body said the margin between Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the [...]

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    INEC: Why an electoral official tore result sheet in Osun

INEC: Why an electoral official tore result sheet in Osun

Segun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, has clarified the controversy surrounding the election result of Ayedaade local government area in the governorship election.One Mutiu Salawu, an official of the commission, had been assaulted by a mob for allegedly tearing election result at St. Patrick Grammar School, Gbongan.In a video which went viral, [...]

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    Osun: Election as theatre

Osun: Election as theatre

What is going on in Osun state right now is nothing short of political theatre. It is keeping us all entertained, but it has also turned so many observers into emergency lawyers. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Osun Gubernatorial election of September 22 inconclusive and has ordered a supplementary election at seven polling centres in four local [...]

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    PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

Fatai Diekola, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Osun state, was attacked in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday.Diekola was said to have gone to canvass for votes at a polling unit where rerun is scheduled to hold on Thursday, when he was lynched by "thugs" suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Officers of the Nigeria Security [...]

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    CUPP accuses INEC, APC of plotting to ‘import voters’ for Osun rerun

CUPP accuses INEC, APC of plotting to ‘import voters’ for Osun rerun

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says there is an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the Osun rerun election.INEC had declared the governorship election held Saturday inconclusive and subsequently fixed Thursday for a rerun.The rerun will take place across seven polling units in four local government areas [...]

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