INSECURITY: OSUN UNDER SIEGE, OYETOLA CRIES OUT

As Makinde vows to stop kidnapping in Oyo By Kingsley Omonobi & Adeola Badru ABUJA—GOVERNOR Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, yesterday, cried out over the rising spate of kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery in the state calling for deployment of a joint patrol outfit to tackle the security challenges. This came as Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State expressed his determination to provide adequate security measures to forestall such occurrence in the state. Oyetola raised the alarm at the headquarters of the Nigerian Army when he paid a courtesy visit…

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APPEAL COURT TO HEAR ADELEKE, PDP’S CASE MAY 8

Alex Enumah in Abuja The Court of Appeal, Abuja on Thursday adjourned till May 8 to commence hearing of the appeal filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the nullification of his nomination as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State. Also to be heard that day is a similar appeal filed by his party, the PDP. Presiding judge of the three man panel, Justice Abubakar Datti-Yahaya in a short ruling held that since the appeals are similar in facts the court…

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ADEKEKE’S CLASSMATES STEP OUT, VOW TO STAND BY HIM

We’ll always identify with Senator Adeleke – Classmates By Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo. May 1, 2019 Classmates of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the Muslim Grammar School, Ede in Osun State have paid him a solidarity visit. They insisted he attended the school between 1976 and 1981. At a press conference in Ede, Dr. Mukaila Olopade, who was a former Sports Prefect in the school, said as their mate they will always identify with Ademola Adeleke, whom he described as a good jolly fellow. Accompanied by other mates, Mukaila Ayoola, Ajibola Nureni,…

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GROUP GOES TO COURT DEMANDING ADELEKE’S SACK AS OSUN WEST SENATOR

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng] Another group has filed an application at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking the disqualification of Ademola Adeleke as the senator representing Osun West district. The application dated April 26 has Akinwale Olaniyi and Akinjide Monsuru as the plaintiffs. They are asking the court to restrain Mr Adeleke from further parading himself as a senator representing Osun West Senatorial district of the state. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/462/2019, the plaintiffs are praying the court to direct Mr Adeleke to refund all salaries, allowances and other emoluments he has…

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IMPROPER SERVICE STALLS ADELEKE’S HEARING AT APPEAL COURT

Ademola Adekele The hearing of appeal filed by Sen. Ademola Adekele, PDP Candidate for Osun State in the September 2018 governorship election was on Thursday stalled in Court of Appeal, Abuja on account of improper service. Adeleke has approached the appellate court to challenge the decision of Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja made April 2, which invalidated his status as PDP governorship candidate. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, both of the Osun Chapter of All Progressive Congress…

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ADELEKE VS OYETOLA: APPEAL COURT RESERVES RULING ON OSUN GUBER CASE

The Court of appeal sitting in Auja has reserved judgment in the election petition filed by the governor of Osun challenging the verdict of the State’s election petition tribunal which nullified his election. After taking arguments from parties in the appeals, Justice Jummai Sankey announced that judgement has been reserved and that the parties will be informed as soon as they are ready. In three separate appeals filed by Governor Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission, they asked the appellate court to set aside the…

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OSUN GUBER ELECTIONS DISPUTE: APPEAL COURT FIXES HEARING FOR APRIL 24

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has scheduled hearing for April 24 in the appeals filed by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the March 22, 2019 by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal. Information about the hearing date is contained in notices sent to parties by the court’s Registry, a copy of which The Nation sighted on Monday in Abuja. The tribunal, in a split decision of two-to-one, voided the victory of Oyetola and the APC in the election held…

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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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