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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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    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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