Author Archives: Adewale Olayemi

Vote Buying in Mushin

Cash and Carry Votes in Osun

Cash and Carry Votes in Osun

Aftermath of a scary pre-election violence in some parts of the state, Osun people trooped out in their numbers to exercise their voting rights on Saturday 23rd February, 2019. Before Saturday’s vote, there has been apprehension on voters turnout given the outbreak of violence between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples’ Democratic

Report from Osun State

Report from Osun State

The weather in Imesi Ile in Osun State this morning was very pleasant. INEC officials were on the ground as early as 7.30am. Accreditation and voting started at exactly 8 am. They were done simultaneously without any stress. The card readers worked seamlessly. No issues were recorded in any of the eight polling units in


Nigerians Still Reacting to Election Postponement

There is no doubt that the postponement of the general elections by one week by the Independent National Electoral Commission came as a rude shock to majority of Osun residents. In this vox pop, Adewale Olayemi sought the views of a cross section of residents on the controversial vote shift by the electoral umpire. Waheed

Osun State Photo

Why Election May Not Have Held in Osun, Ekiti, Ondo

The people of Osun state woke up this morning to the news that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections by one week. At a daybreak briefing, Prof Mahmud Yakubu said the postponement became inevitable due to logistics, operational and security challenges. Consequently, for the commission, ” going

Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun

Monarch Angry over Alleged Sale of Osun Deity

BThe Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji  Olanipekun (Larooye II) has debunked allegations making the rounds that Osun Deity has been removed from its shrine and sold. Oba Oyetunji who stated this at a media briefing at his palace in Osogbo observed that the Osun deity is a spirit and not a physical object that

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