769 OSUN CIVIL SERVANTS WORKING WITH FORGED DOCUMENTS

The Osun State government on Friday said it had discovered 769 workers in the state’s civil service who were working with fake and forged school certificates. Mr Adelani Baderinwa, who is supervising the Information and Strategy ministry, said in a statement that the discovery was made after five years of screening carried out by a consultancy firm employed by the state government. “A consultancy firm, The Captain Consultants, engaged five years ago by the state government to verify the results and other necessary documents of the workers in the state…

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OSUN GUBER APPEAL PANEL: HURIWA, APC DISAGREE OVER CONSTITUTION OF MEMBERSHIP

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday sharply disagreed on an alleged inclusion of an indigene of Osun State on the election Appeal panel to hear the state’s governorship election case. HURIWA had kicked against the alleged inclusion of Justice Olubunmi Oyewole as a member of the Appeal Panel on Osun governorship petition, describing the judge as an interested party and a friend of the appellant. However, the Osun State chapter of the APC through its spokesman, Kunle Oyatomi, told Saturday Tribune that…

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OSUN GUBER LATEST: HOW TINUBU INFLUENCED APPEAL TRIBUNAL

A reputable civil rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has raised alarm over the alleged involvement of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in the composition of the Appeal Court Panel Judges which lead to the alleged inclusion of Justice Joseph Olubunmi Kolawole Oyewole into the panel. The group revealed that it was reliably informed by the sources close to the Office of the Court of Appeal President that…

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OSUN GOVT SET TO SACK 769 WORKERS

There are strong indications that the Osun Government may sack no fewer than 769 workers in the state’s civil service who were discovered to be working with fake and forged school certificates. Mr Adelani Baderinwa, who is supervising the Information and Strategy Ministry, said in a statement that the discovery was made after five years of screening carried out by a consultancy firm employed by the state government. “A consultancy firm, The Captain Consultants, engaged five years ago by the state government to verify the results and other necessary documents…

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STOP FLEEING ZAMFARA BANDITS FROM COMING TO OSUN, OYETOLA BEGS POLICE, TRADITIONAL RULERS

Oladimeji Ramon Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday urged security agencies and traditional rulers to be at alert to prevent all forms of criminality and possible infiltration of the state by fleeing illegal miners and bandits displaced from Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, after the governor spoke during a security sensitisation programme attended by traditional rulers, security operatives, civil society organisations, politicians, market women, community leaders and top government functionaries in Osogbo. Oyetola said, “It has become imperative…

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POLICE INVADE OSUN PDP SECRETARIAT

A contingent of anti-riot policemen on Monday stormed the Osun state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), located around Biket area of Osogbo. Though the policemen did not enter the premises of the 3-storey building, their presence caused apprehension among members of the opposition party and the people in the neighbourhood. When the Tribune Online visited the PDP secretariat, the stern looking policemen were seen in their patrol vans and they mounted security from around 8.15 till about 12.00pm. Reacting over the police siege, the PDP chairman in Osun,…

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WHERE IS OSUN RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER? BY TONY IREDIA

Where is Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner? By Tonnie Iredia From 1987-1993, I served as Director of Public Affairs at the defunct National Electoral Commission having been so deployed from my regular beat at the NTA News to help the commission manage electoral information.  What I saw in that beat which culminated in the annulment of the obviously hitch-free June 12 1993 Presidential elections particularly the way I was forcefully stopped from further displaying results on the public score board, adversely affected my disposition towards public events in Nigeria. Each time…

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GROUP PROTESTS AGAINST OSUN ELECTIONS PETITION TRIBUNAL VERDICT IN OSHOGBO, SEE PIX

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo A group, Osun Concerned Citizens, on Wednesday stormed the streets of Osogbo, Osun State capital to denounce the verdict of the state election petition tribunal that annulled the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the September 22 governorship election. The protest march which began at the popular Ayetoro Junction is presently moving towards Old Garage area of the town as of the time of filing this report. Details later…

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ADELEKE’S LAWYERS MOVE TO SECURE CERTIFICATE OF RETURN FROM INEC

Against the backdrop of Friday’s court judgement in Abuja by the election petition tribunal, which declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of September 22 governorship poll in Osun, the legal team of Adeleke has begun moves to get the certificate of return issued to its client. Delivering its judgment, the tribunal had nullified the election that produced the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Gboyega Oyetola as the governor of Osun State and subsequently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue…

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SEE ADELEKE SUPPORTERS ON THE STREETS OF OSUN AS THEY CELEBRATE HIS VICTORY

There was jubilation across major parts of Osun State on Friday after the Election Petition Tribunal declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the state. Earlier, the Tribunal which sat in Abuja dismissed a preliminary objection against the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Adeleke, challenging the outcome of the governorship election in the state. The preliminary objection was filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the election, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, as well as the…

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