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Aregbesola to students: Don’t look for jobs


Former Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday told graduating students of Fountain University, Osogbo, not to look for jobs after graduation, except teaching. Aregbesola, who spoke at the 8th convocation of the university, where he was honoured with a doctorate in science, said the gradaunds should think of …

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Court denies OAU lecturer bail over Sex-for-marks scandal

Richard Akindele,

A Federal High Court in Osogbo on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, charged with demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. Justice Maureen Onyetenu in her ruling ordered Akindele to be remanded in Ilesa Prison until Dec. 17. …

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Ooni tells politicians to stop shedding blood for electoral victory


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised politicians in the country against violence and blood shedding as preparations for the 2019 general election begin to gather momentum. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday, Oba Ogunwusi gave this advice at his palace on …

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Osun: No party is sure of victory, Lasun says

Yusuf Lasun

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Lasun Yusuf, has said none of the 48 political parties contesting the September 22 governorship election in Osun State is guaranteed of winning the poll. Yusuf, who was one of the 17 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress that contested …

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I will not leave APC – Yusuf Lasun

Yusuf Lasun

Mr. Yusuf Lasun, the Deputy Speaker of the  House of Representatives, says he will not leave the All Progressives Congress inspite of losing the party’s governorship primary in Osun. Addressing a news conference on Sunday in Osogbo, Lasun alleged that though there was a conspiracy against him in the primary,  he …

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Osun poll: Oyetola Wins APC Governorship Ticket


After intrigues and alleged vote buying from delegates by various contestants in the Osun State All Progressives Congress governorship primary, Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff, Oyetola Isiaka  polled 3,214 votes to emerge winner. He defeated Yusuf Lasun who scored 374 votes and Salaam Najeem who polled 134 votes. The contest …

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Filling station gutted by fire in Osogbo


  Residents of Ogo Olwa area of Osogbo , Osun State were on Thursday thrown into confusion when a NIPCO Filling Station experienced a fire outbreak while a fuel laden tanker was parked right inside the filling station. Motorists, motorcyclists as well as residents living close to the area reportedly …

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