Breaking: Court nullifies Oyetola’s nomination, declares Mai Buni’s actions as APC Chairman a nullity

September 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal High Court on Friday nullified the nomination of Osun state governor, Isiaka Oyetola and his Deputy Governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi at the just concluded Osun state governorship election. The court nullified the All progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate on the ground that Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to INEC violated the provisions of Section 183 Read More

2022: We’re in court to deepen democratic values – Oyetola’s aide

September 25, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

The decision by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to challenge the outcome of the July 16 Osun governorship poll should never be seen as an attempt to impugn on the integrity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola’s spokesman, has said. He noted that Oyetola’s decision should rather be commended as it was aimed at deepening the country’s democratic Read More

ASUU: NLC, students picket Osun govt house 

July 26, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Labour union in Osun state, Tuesday joined their counterpart throughout the nation in protest against the federal government calling for immediate end to the ASUU strike. The union led by Comrade Gbadebo Awotayo, the Vice Chairman, Osun NLC, picket the government office in Osogbo, the state capital and paralysed business activities for some hours. The protesters also went to the Read More

Adeleke’s victory a precursor to PDP’s success in 2023 – Nwobodo

July 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Jim Nwobodo, a former governor of Anambra state has congratulated the governor-elect of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over his electoral victory in the state’s governorship election held on Saturday, July 16. Nwobobo in a press statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja Sunday said Adeleke’s victory was a precursor Read More

Osun as a predictor of presidential elections, by Farooq Kperogi

July 17, 2022 Farooq Kperogi 0

Since 2014, Osun State has emerged as Nigeria’s bellwether state, as Americans call states whose voting patterns almost always align with the winning presidential ticket with mathematical exactitude. APC’s victory in Osun in 2014, in spite of the intense, all-out PDP-controlled federal effort to swing the election in PDP’s favor, presaged APC’s odds-defying victory in the 2015 presidential election. In Read More

Osun: INEC to conducts mock accreditation in 3 senatorial districts

July 3, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would conduct a mock accreditation in the three senatorial districts of the state. The exercise, according to INEC, was part of steps being taking to ensure a hitch-free election in the state. A release signed and made available to Journalists by Read More

No apology, APC ‘ll win Osun, retain power in 2023 – Adamu

June 23, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has said he has no apology saying that his party will retain Osun state in the coming governorship election and go ahead to win in 2023 general elections. The election is slated for July 16th. Speaking during the inauguration of the National Campaign Council for the state, Read More

Osun: Don’t be intimidated by PDP’s fire-for-fire threat, Oyetola tells residents

June 22, 2022 Editorial II 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged the electorates not to be intimidated by the threat of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the July 16 governorship election will be fire-for-fire. He urged them to go out and vote, promising that adequate security would be provided to enable the electorates to perform their civic responsibility without threat or intimidation. Read More

Osun Guber: I ‘ve confidence of winnin re-election, Oyetola boasts

June 20, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed confidence that he would win the July 16 governorship election.  He said his performance in the last three and half years and the delivery of promises made to the people, boosted his confidence in winning the election. Oyetola who spoke during a campaign for his reelection in Egbedore and Ejigbo local government areas Read More

June 12: Oyetola advocates unity, peace 

June 12, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on Nigerians to jettison the age-old primordial sentiments and embrace unity and peace in the spirit of democracy. Speaking at Aurora Event Centre, Osogbo, Sunday, during a democracy lecture organized by the Osun state government in conjunction with the civil society coalition, Oyetola said Nigeria can rise from the rubble of failures and Read More

APC: It’s a pay back time for Fayemi’s love, Oyetola rallies delegates in Osun, Oyo

May 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for Sunday, May 30th in Abuja, Governor of state of Osun Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has declared support for the aspiration of his counterpart in Ekiti and a leading presidential aspirant, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, saying “it’s a pay back time.” Oyetola publicly declared that Fayemi’s capacity and competence Read More

Breaking: Aregbesola’s APC faction moves to join PDP in Osun

April 13, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state, loyal to the former governor and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, is planning to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Blueprint has gathered. The crisis between Aregbesola and his successor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has been heightened recently with the total neglect of members of the factional group in the congresses Read More

Tight security in Osun over fear of protest

April 11, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Security operatives were heavily present at the popular Olaiya junction, Osogbo, in apparent move to forestall the protest planned by the organised civil societies in Osun state. The security who were heavily armed, were stationed at the proposed venue of the planned protest early morning on Monday. Organiszed Civil Society groups had on Saturday given the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Read More

Accident claims 2 lives in Osun

April 3, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Two persons have been declared dead in an auto crash along Ilesa/Akure expressway, Sunday. Blueprint gathered that the accident occured around 2:40pm about 7km to Iwaraja junction, Omo-Ijesa. The accident, according to findings, involved a Premia with registration number WEN 397 AA and an unregistered truck. When contacted, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Agnes Ogungbemi, confirmed Read More