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    Adeleke asks supreme court to sack Oyetola

Adeleke asks supreme court to sack Oyetola

Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun state, has filed a notice of appeal at the supreme court over the verdict of the appeal court.The appellate court had declared Isiaka Oyetola as the duly elected governor of Osun, dismissing the verdict of the tribunal which favoured Adeleke.In a statement, Niyi Owolade, a counsel to Adeleke, said [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has slated Thursday for judgement in the Osun state governorship election.In a hearing notice issued on Wednesday, the court said it will hear the appeal filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by 9am.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola [...]

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    Police: Why we arrested Adeleke

Police: Why we arrested Adeleke

The Nigeria police force has defended the detention of Ademola Adeleke, lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district.Speaking with TheCable on Monday, Frank Mba, force spokesman, said Adeleke was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations against him.TheCable had reported how the police detained Adeleke, who was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun [...]

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    Police detain Adeleke, PDP guber candidate in Osun

Police detain Adeleke, PDP guber candidate in Osun

The police have detained Ademola Adeleke, lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district.The senator was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.Frank Mba, force spokesman, confirmed Adeleke's arrest to TheCable, [...]

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    Annulment of Adeleke’s candidacy cannot stand, says counsel

Annulment of Adeleke’s candidacy cannot stand, says counsel

Niyi Owolade, counsel to Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, says the court ruling annulling Adeleke's candidacy is flawed and cannot stand.An Abuja high court had on Tuesday ruled that Adeleke was not qualified to contest the September 2018 election on the basis that he did not possess a school leaving [...]

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Certificate scandal: No victor yet in Osun as court nullifies Adeleke’s nomination as PDP candidate

An Abuja high court has nullified the nomination of Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun guber polls.Oathman Musa, the presiding judge, gave the judgement on Tuesday over the alleged failure of Adeleke, senator representing Osun-west,  to possess the minimum educational requirement.Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, PDP members in Osun, had filed a [...]

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    Obasanjo: Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil

Obasanjo: Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says those opposed to the decision of Atiku Abubakar to seek legal redress over the outcome of the presidential election have evil minds.Atiku, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the March 23 election.Speaking on the judgement of the Osun governorship tribunal, Obasanjo said Atiku did the right thing [...]

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    ‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

The election petition tribunal on Friday declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election.But the tribunal held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal.Social media is currently buzzing [...]

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    Osun governorship tribunal to deliver judgement Friday

Osun governorship tribunal to deliver judgement Friday

The Osun state governorship election tribunal in Abuja has fixed Friday for judgement in the petition filed by Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to challenge the result of the election in the state.Adeleke is challenging the emergence of Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the September 2018 election in [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ break into Osun INEC office, set ballot boxes on fire

‘Thugs’ break into Osun INEC office, set ballot boxes on fire

Suspected hoodlums broke into the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oriade local government area of Osun state in the early hours of Sunday.After invading the office, the attackers opened fire, scaring away officials of the commission. They were said to have seized ballot boxes, thumb-printed ballot papers and setting them on fire.But an official of the commission [...]

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    Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Adelodun Rasaki, the state collation agent for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun governorship election, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled results in 17 polling units due to inability to reconcile votes.Rasaki said this on Friday while being cross examined by Adesina Agbede, counsel to INEC, before the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.While testifying before the [...]

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    Osun to get $20m from World Bank to fix health sector

Osun to get $20m from World Bank to fix health sector

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says Osun state government will get a $20 million World Bank fund to fix its healthcare system.The minister said this on Wednesday in Abuja while receiving Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, in his office.In a statement, the state said the fund is its earning from the from the World Bank's saving one million lives [...]

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    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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