ASUU, FUOYE on warpath over plot to impose Fasina as new VC

ASUU, FUOYE on warpath over plot to impose Fasina as new VC

The appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the Federal University, Oye Ekiti has been generating controversies between management of the institution and the Academy Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Akure Zone. FUOYE had recently called for entry into some executive positions in the university, particularly the position of the Vice Chancellor in which qualified candidates applied and some shortlisted for the seat. However, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Akure…

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Former President Obasanjo writes Ikare-Akoko people, mourns late Owa-Ale

Former President Obasanjo writes Ikare-Akoko people, mourns late Owa-Ale

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter to the natives of Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, condoling with them on the transition of their monarch, the Owa-Ale of Ikare-Akoko Kingdom, the late Oba Samuel Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin. In a letter addressed to the Regent of the kingdom, Princess Aderinsola Adegbite-Adedoyin, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in the state, Chief Obasanjo expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Regent, traditional chiefs…

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Why announcement of new UI VC was suspended

Why announcement of new UI VC was suspended

Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice-chancellor who would have been the 13th in line, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings. They also barricaded the varsity…

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Breaking: FG declares Thursday public Holiday

Breaking: FG declares Thursday public Holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-El-Maulud Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, on Tuesday, in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Public Relations) in the ministry. While congratulating the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s…

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Burnt Secretariat: Ondo PDP Exco operates under Tree, seeks assistance

Burnt Secretariat: Ondo PDP Exco operates under Tree, seeks assistance

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Online Media practitioners have paid sympathy visit to the Ondo State Peeoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership over its burnt Secretariat today. The Association led by its Secretary, Mr. Temitope Adedeji met the State Working Committee members of the Party under the mango tree where they were holding their meeting after the inferno. Adedeji said the Association was on a sympathy visit to the Secretariat to identify and sympathize with the party over…

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Why I’ve become most available scapegoat of lies —Tinubu

Why I’ve become most available scapegoat of lies —Tinubu

THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS; A FUNDAMENTAL LESSON IN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE – By Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies go to their families and loved ones for none should have been made to pay such a dear price. My career as an active politician spans nearly three decades. In that time, I have seen many things as…

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Total Blackout hits Akure, Ekiti, Owo, BEDC gives reasons

Total Blackout hits Akure, Ekiti, Owo, BEDC gives reasons

Residents of some communities in Ondo and Ekiti states have been hit with total blackout in the last 48hours. SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the power outage was caused by faulty electricity transmission supplying light to the affect towns. However reacting in public notice, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) said, “NOTIFICATION OF FAULT AT AKURE 132KV TRANSMISSION COMPANY OF NIGERIA(TCN); “Dear Esteemed Customer, We apologize for the disruption of power supply to our customers in Akure,…

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Why I visited Sanwoolu —Tinubu

Why I visited Sanwoolu —Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to the shooting of Nigerian youths at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday. It was alleged that some men in army uniform shot innocent youths protesting against police brutality, extra judicial killings, maltreatment and of course an end to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS. Many were reportedly killed and since them Nigerians have condemned the act, calling on President…

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“How #EndSars protest was hijacked, misdirected”

“How #EndSars protest was hijacked, misdirected”

HOW #ENDSARS PROTEST WAS HIJACKED; MISDIRECTED, PRESIDENT BUHARI TELLS FORMER HEADS OF STATE It is unfortunate that the initial genuine and well-intended protest of youths in parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was hijacked and misdirected, President Muhammadu Buhari told former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria, Friday in Abuja. In a virtual meeting with the former leaders, President Buhari reiterated that the Government will not fold its arms and…

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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu declares curfew in Lagos amidst #EndSars protest

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu declares curfew in Lagos amidst #EndSars protest

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective from 4pm today. The governor made this known in a statement while lamenting that the protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings had degenerated into violence. According to Governor Sanwoolu, it is shocking to watch a peaceful EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of the society. He lamented that lives and property have been lost…

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We’ll not allow miscreants turn Southwest to war theatres —OPC warns

We’ll not allow miscreants turn Southwest to war theatres —OPC warns

The Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) has, in strong term, condemned the killing of innocent and unarmed protesters in Lekki,warning those miscreants that engaged in looting and destruction of public properties not to turn the southwest region to war theatres. The OPC in a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, expressed concern on the situation leading to the death of some of the defenceless protesters in Lekki, arguing that the killing was barbaric and an…

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#EndSars: Your safety first, no assignment worths your life —NUJ tells journalists

#EndSars: Your safety first, no assignment worths your life —NUJ tells journalists

Media Release Stop the Assault on Media We condemn in strong terms the latest attack by unknown persons on Television Continental (TCV) in Lagos and other media houses and demand immediate investigation into circumstances that led to the burning down of the station. The impunity against journalists and media general is alarming and worrisome. The assault against free press is mostly evident in countries where there are dictatorships and authoritarian governments. Sadly, we are witnessing…

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#EndSars: IPC denounces arson attacks on Media, urges good reportage

#EndSars: IPC denounces arson attacks on Media, urges good reportage

Press Release #ENDSARS PROTESTS: IPC CONDEMNS ARSON ATTACK ON MEDIA OUTLETS AND JOURNALISTS ……..URGES JOURNALISTS TO EMBRACE GOOD JOURNALISM PRINCIPLES IN REPORTING CRISIS The International Press Centre, IPC, Lagos-Nigeria is extremely concerned about latest happenings in the country with respect to the #ENDSARS and #ENDSWAT protests especially the targeting of media institutions and harrassment of journalists. IPC particularly condemns the Wednesday October 21, 2020, arson attack on Television Continental (TVC) as well as the molestation…

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Night Massacre! How Security men opened fire on groaning youths in Lagos

Night Massacre! How Security men opened fire on groaning youths in Lagos

The ongoing nationwide protest against police brutality, also known as #EndSARS protest reportedly turned bloody yesterday in Lagos, as policemen and soldiers allegedly opened fire on the harmless protesters. The Diplomat News reports that 12 youths were allegedly killed in Mushin area of Lagos as violence broke on Tuesday afternoon. Also, four persons have been reportedly killed by operatives at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State as of the time of this report. Many…

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#EndSars protest: Akeredolu constitutes Ondo Judicial Panel

#EndSars protest: Akeredolu constitutes Ondo Judicial Panel

Press Statement SETTING UP OF JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY ON THE ALLEGED ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF OFFICERS OR FEDERAL SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD OF NIGERIA POLICE FORCE IN ONDO STATE The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, has approved the constitution of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to look into all complaints by members of the public on alleged illegal activities of officers of Nigeria Police Force in Ondo State. This decision of the…

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Ondo Monarchs laud INEC, security agencies; congratulate Akeredolu

Ondo Monarchs laud INEC, security agencies; congratulate Akeredolu

By: Oluwatosin Adesola Traditional rulers under the umbrella of the Ondo state 130 Krown Obas, on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on his resounding victory at the just concluded October 10, 2020 gubernatorial election. This is contained in a Press Statement by their Acting President, Akapinsa of Ipinsa, Oba Olufunmilayo Omoniyi and the Secretary, Adapogun of Ipogun, Oba Oluwadare Ojo, and a copy made available to newsmen…

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Tola Oyediran protected Awolowo’s legacy —Mimiko

Tola Oyediran protected Awolowo’s legacy —Mimiko

Mimiko Mourns Awolowo’s Eldest Daughter, Revd Oyediran Former Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has commiserated with the family of Reverend Tola Awolowo-Oyediran, the daughter of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo who passed away on Friday. Mimiko in a statement, on Sunday, said Oyediran’s death has yet robbed the nation of another patriotic senior citizen who held the interest of the nation so dear to her heart and was committed to any activity that will…

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Gov Oyetola breaks silence, reveals how political thugs hijacked #EndSars protest to attack him

Gov Oyetola breaks silence, reveals how political thugs hijacked #EndSars protest to attack him

Governor Gboyega Oyetola speaks on yesterday’s attack on him and his aides. Here is the full text of his address; My dear Good People of the State of Osun, Yesterday evening, political thugs and hoodlums made failed attempts on my life and those of my aides while identifying with our beloved youths who were engaging in legitimate protest against the alleged brutality of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). My entourage and I joined…

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#EndSars: Attack on Gov Oyetola, act of terrorism —Akeredolu

#EndSars: Attack on Gov Oyetola, act of terrorism —Akeredolu

PRESS STATEMENT #ENDSARS: ATTACK ON OYETOLA, A CONDEMNABLE ACT OF TERRORISM —AKEREDOLU Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has condemned in strong terms, Saturday’s attack on the Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola by #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the State Capital. Aside describing the attack as unwarranted, misdirected and repulsive, Governor Akeredolu bemoans the act even as he posits that the genuine…

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#EndSars: How Osun governor escaped assassination from armed thugs

#EndSars: How Osun governor escaped assassination from armed thugs

Osun: Armed Men Attack Governor Oyetola At Protest Ground There was an attempt on Saturday on the life of the Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola. Armed with guns, cutlasses, the hoodlums swooped on the Governor at Olaiya junction, while he was addressing the #EndSARS protesters at the state capital. Governor Oyetola had joined protesters in the walk from Alekuwodo area to Olaiya junction, singing with them and promising them that their…

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