APC Congress: Famodun, others may return in Osun

October 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim, 0

The caretaker Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, may emerge unopposed in the Saturday, October 16, 2021 state congress. Indications have emerged of plans to return Famodun as party chairman as nobody was in the chairmanship race with him. The spokesman to Famodun, Mr. Kola Olabisi, who was asked whether anybody was contesting against Famodun Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

[email protected]: Celebration amidst pomp and pageantry

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

From left: Maj. Gen. Temidayo Olukoju (rtd) representative of first Osun MILAD, Maj. Gen. Leo Ajiborisha (rtd); former Osun MILAD, Navy Capt. Anthony Udofia (rtd); former Osun MILAD, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye (rtd); former Governor Bisi Akande; former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola during the event. Photo: Govt House Osogbo

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

Focus on national development, Omisore tells automotive experts

October 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Former deputy governor of Osun state and board member of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Sen Iyiola Omisore, has urged NADDC trained automotive experts to focus on national development with their skills. Senator Omisore stated this in Ibadan Saturday at the closing ceremony of a two-week boot camp on Solid Works Design and Simulation Software for Automotive Design Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

55-yr-old man, wife found dead in Osun

October 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Tensions have pervaded Ireti-Ayo area, along Ijebu-Jesa road, Ilesa, Osun state, has a man, Eso Olasunkanmi (55), his wife, Fisayo (50), were found dead in their dinning room.  Residents of the area have been in fear since Friday that the incident happened. The spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident. She explained that causes of their death Read More

Rumpus in OAU over final year student’s death

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

There was pandemonium in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning over the death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo Universityi, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a in the department of Foreign Languages, died at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Osun mining: Reps move to ascertain number of licensed operators

September 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over the raising spate of illegal mining in the Ijesa area of Osun state, thereby moving to ascertain the actual number of licensed operators. To this end, the House Wednesday mandated its committee on Solid Minerals Development to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, to ascertain the authorised and Read More

APC govs commend Oyetola, Badaru’s commitment to a united Nigeria

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described their counterparts in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Jigawa, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar as patriots who are committed to a united and prosperous Nigeria. The APC governors, under the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), through a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

64-year-old man jailed for impersonating lawyer in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a federal high court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday, sentenced a 64-year-old man, Folorunsho Olayanju, to one year jail for impersonating lawyer. The convict who was said to be a political stalwart in Osun, was charged with six count charges bothering on fraud, impersonation and stealing. He was said to have defrauded one Hammed Bamidele, Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Murder: Osun court adjourns bail of Esuleke, son, others

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of an Osun state high sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has adjourned the bail of a popular Masquerade custodian, Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola Esuleke, Adeosun Kola and Idowu Abimbola, to September 23, 2021, for ruling. The defendants were arraigned on September 14, on thirteen count charges bothering on alleged murder of one Salahudeen Moshood, attempted murder, malicious damage, Read More

Aregbesola, Oyetola’s aide at loggerheads over FG refund on roads

September 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, Monday, got messier as aides to the two leaders of the same party, All Progressives Congress (APC), traded words. The state’s Commissioner for Works and Transport, Remi Omowaye and the former Commissioner for Home Affairs, Sikiru Ayedun, engaged in a public disagreement over the refund on Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More

Breaking: Like in Ondo, Osun governor signs anti-grazing bill into law

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has signed into law the bill seeking ban on open grazing in Osun state. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor Ismail Omipidan disclosed this in Osogbo, the state capital. Osun state Assembly had passed the bill to regulate animal grazing and establishments of cattle ranches and other related matters. Details loading…