Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun, says being an honest dancer is better than looting the state treasury.He said this in response to a statement credited to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, who had said he felt ridiculed contesting against Adeleke in the gubernatorial election.In a statement released on Thursday, [...]

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    ‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to silence Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state gubernatorial election.Addressing reporters in Abuja, on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the move was aimed at stopping Adeleke from retrieving his mandate.He said the police was part of the plot to clamp down on [...]

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    Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says by the grace of God, presidency and Ekiti will also slip off the hands of the All Progressives Party (APC).Fayose said this in reaction to the victory of Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal.Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, was declared winner of [...]

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    Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has rejected the judgement of the election petition tribunal that declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the election by the tribunal on Friday.But reacting to the judgement in a statement by Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, [...]

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    IPC trains journalists on election reporting

IPC trains journalists on election reporting

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the International Press Centre (IPC), in collaboration with the European Union (EU), held a training for about 40 journalists on professional reporting of the electoral process.The two-day workshop took place between December 20 and 21 in Osun state.Facilitators at the workshop were Muyiwa Popoola, professor of journalism at Ajayi Crowther University; Taiwo Obe, founder [...]

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    Adeboye: I avoided my village for 13 years because family members wanted to kill me

Adeboye: I avoided my village for 13 years because family members wanted to kill me

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has revealed that he ran away from his village for 13 years.He made the disclosure on Monday — the first day of the 2018 Holy Ghost Congress at the Redemption Camp.Preaching about the power of God's light over the darkness of evil forces, he disclosed that in the early [...]

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    Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

The Osun government on Thursday launched a 10-year development plan aimed at improving the economy of the state as well as human capital.The unveiling takes place five days before the end of Rauf Aregbesola's tenure as governor of the state.Olalekan Yinusa, the state's commissioner for economic planning, budget and development, said the Osun Development Plan 2019-2028 was hinged on four [...]

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    APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the last governorship election in Osun, to face his "fraud case" and stop dragging the party into his affair.In a statement on Wednesday, Kunle Oyatomi, APC director of publicity, research and strategy in the state, said the PDP candidate was looking [...]

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    ‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the conduct of the Osun rerun election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), emerged winner of the rerun which was marred by voter harassment and intimidation.While supporters of Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are crying foul over the poll, it is [...]

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    When Osun humbled a god‎

When Osun humbled a god‎

Osun, second wife of Sango, after whom "the state of Osun" is named, holds a special place in the pantheon of Yoruba mythology‎.Osun, goddess of fertility, was a great cook. She‎ held Sango in her thrall with her cooking. That was the power she had over him. She was also very clever. She wheedled Oba, Sango's first wife, into [...]

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    ‘INEC can’t amend the constitution’ — and other reactions to inconclusive Osun poll

‘INEC can’t amend the constitution’ — and other reactions to inconclusive Osun poll

Nigerians on social media are reacting to the outcome of the governorship election in Osun state.The election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the difference between the cancelled votes and margin between the candidates with the highest votes.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

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    Bumper harvest for Osun traders as residents rush to market ahead election

Bumper harvest for Osun traders as residents rush to market ahead election

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    Osun governorship battle

Osun governorship battle

The top echelon of the All Progressives Party relocated to Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Tuesday campaigning for the governorship election scheduled for Saturday. From the president to the party chairman, governors and ministers with other apparatchiks, ensuring the party’s victory in the election engaged their attention and time.Once a general, always a general and so to President Muhammadu [...]

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    Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says the state has the highest happiness index and lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria. He said this while addressing reporters after the fitness walk organised for the 20,000 youths absorbed into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) in Osogbo.He said the state has been able to achieve this feat because of the youth engagement programmes of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Thousands storm PDP mega rally in Osun

PHOTOS: Thousands storm PDP mega rally in Osun

A mammoth crowd attended the mega rally of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Saturday.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party; Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state; Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, are some of the top members of the party who attended the rally.Below are pictures: [...]

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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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