Court upholds Osun monarch Falabi’s sack

June 30, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

An Osun High Court sitting in Ikire, Irewole local government area, Monday held that Oba Olatunde Falabi has no legal right to occupy the seat of Akire of Ikire. Prince Tajudeen Olanrewaju of Aketula ruling house had filed a suit against the installation of Falabi on the ground that he was not entitled to the throne as at the time Read More

Covid-19: Oyetola passing the test of leadership

June 11, 2020 Abdulateef Usman Abiodun 0

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity” — John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president. All over history, the negativity of wars, pandemics, natural disasters and so on have not stopped some special men and women from coming out of the rubble as a hero. They would display Read More

Governance in the era of global pandemic

April 23, 2020 Adekunle Okunoye 0

Assessing a government or any official of government in a time like this may really be an herculean task, but at that risk, I hereby offer myself, as a community leader to assess the present administration in the State of Osun, especially at this trying time in the history of the world. Although It may be premature to evaluate and Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as Coronavirus patients escape from isolation centre

April 4, 2020 Editor 0

Reports in various quarters indicate that six persons with coronavirus have escaped from isolation centre in Ejigbo, Osun state. Already, a special manhurt has been reportedly established by the state government to in a bid to re-capture the fleeing patients. The escaped six persons according to a signed statement belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Read More

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Oyinlola, others return to PDP March 18

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and other members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who left the party are set to return. Osun state chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday evening, said the former Secretary to the State Government under Oyinlola, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, would also return Read More

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Breaking: Osun traditional council slams suspension on Oluwo

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

Days after, Osun state Traditional Rulers’ on Friday slammed suspension Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, for six months. He was suspended for alleged assault of the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Dhikrulahi Akinropo, during a peace meeting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, presided by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.. The council also set up a committee headed by Orangun of Read More

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Breaking: ICPC arraigns ex-Poly Rector over forgery

February 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arrainged former Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Osun State, Mr Olaolu Akinola. Akinola was arraigned before an Osun State High Court on Wednesday on counts of forgery. This was two years after a series of investigations by our correspondent exposed the former rector as a serial forger. Not only was Read More

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Confusion over tax payment by students in Osun

December 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The state of Osun is in the news for the wrong reason as the imposition of tax on students by the state government is presently causing furore in many schools. LATEEF DADA writes. The fall in the price of oil resulting in the reduction of monthly allocation accruable to Osun state had led to the introduction of tax by the Read More

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Ooni: No tension, clash in Ile-Ife

November 9, 2019 Editor 0

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwisi, Saturday declared that there was nothing like tension in his domain over an alleged altercation between the Yoruba and Hausa Communities in Ile Ife,contrary to media reports. Oba Ogunwusi in a statement issued and signed by the Director,Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s palace, Comrade Moses Olafare, made available to journalists, described  the Read More

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Security Operatives to the rescue as Hausa, Yoruba near clash in Ile-Ife

November 8, 2019 Editor 0

There is palpable tension at Sabo area of Ile-Ife, Osun State as Yoruba and Hausa traders on the brink of launching an attack against each other. It was gathered that a minor argument between two-person escalated into a fight as an effort to resolve the dispute was abortive, creating an avenue for miscreants to attempt to take advantage of the Read More

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Breaking: Osogbo on fire! One truck, 2 vehicles collide; many trapped

November 7, 2019 Editor 0

Moments after a truck and two vehicles collided along Ife-Ibadan expressway, vehicular movement on Thursday was heavily distorted following a fire incident involving a truck and two other vehicles on the road. The cause of the fire incident could not be immediately ascertained, but the Administrative Officer of Osun state Fire Service, Fatai Aremu, confirmed the incident. He said his Read More

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Breaking: In Osogbo, EFCC harvests 94 ‘Yahoo boys’, impounds 19 exotic cars

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, Monday arrested 94 suspected internet feaudsters in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. According to the Commission, the 94 suspects were arrested when EFCC operatives raided a Osogbo-based nightclub notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters. EFCC in a statement from the Ibadan zonal office stated that the Read More

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Osun monarch docked over ‘threat to life’

October 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

A 72-year-old traditional ruler Oba Kadiri Okanola has been arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged threat to life and defamation. Okanola, who was arraigned, Friday, is facing a three count-charge bothering on defamatory statement and threat to life. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Lamidi Rasak, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in April 2018 in Osogbo Read More

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Open letter to governor of Osun state

October 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

It was Chinua Achebe who wrote “An Image of Africa and the Trouble with Nigeria” that said the most commonly enunciated Nigerian ideal is unity, with faith following closely. In spite the challenges our country faces today, many of which have done us more harm than good, by impeding our growth and development, we still remain hopeful, faithful, united and Read More

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Updated: Suspected herdsmen kidnap 14 passengers in Osun

September 23, 2019 Editor 0

Bandits, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have reportedly kidnapped 18 passengers along Otan/Imesi-Ile road in Osun. Some passengers including the driver of a commercial 18- seater bus, were reportedly abducted along Otan/Imesi Ile road in the state by the suspected herdsmen. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the kidnapping was carried out following a tip-off from one of Read More

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OPC, herdsmen holds peace meeting over insecurity in Osun

June 18, 2019 Editorial II 0

Apparently bothered by the spate of kidnapping in Osun state, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), on Tuesday, held a peace meeting with Fulani herdsmen, advising them to reveal identity of suspects among them. The security meeting called by the leader of OPC in Osun state, Alhaji Leke Akintayo, popularly known as Olojongbodu, involved the Dan Allah Fulani Development Association of Read More

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UTME best student, one other get lawmaker’s scholarship in Osun

May 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

A member of Osun State House of Assembly, representing Ife North constituency, Mr. Tunde Olatunji, has promised to fund the university education of one of the best candidate in this year’s JAMB UTME. The 17-year-old Kamardeen Ridwan, who is a student of Ataoja High School, Osogbo, scored 319 to emerge one of the best out of over 1million that sat Read More

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Breaking: Police ‘invite, detain’ Osun Senator Adeleke, to arraign him again

May 6, 2019 Editor 0

The police on Monday invited, then detained the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district, Senator Ademola Adeleke. His campaign organisation while disclosing this said Adeleke had honoured an invitation by the police before he was detained. According to the statement, “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke Read More

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Tension in Osun as APC, PDP await appeal judgement

May 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

Tensions have apparently pervaded the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, as the two political parties await the judgement of the election appeal court. The APC and its candidate in the September 2018 governorship election, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, had approached the appeal court, seeking nullification of the tribunal judgement that declared Senator Read More

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Breaking: Tension in Osun as Kidnappers abduct OAU lecturer

May 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

A lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof Adegbehingbe, was on Sunday night kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Ife/Ibadan expressway, Blueprint has gathered. A source told Blueprint correspondent that the lecturer was kidnapped on his way to Ife around 9 pm on Sunday. It was gathered that the lecturer was kidnapped around Ikire, Irewole local government area of Osun Read More

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Technology: Don advocates funding of polytechnic education

May 5, 2019 Editorial II 0

A University lecturer, Dr Wasiu Ademola Oyedokun, has called for more funding of polytechnic education in Nigeria to help the country achieve its aim in competing with technological developed country. Oyedokun, who is a lecturer in the department of English and Literary Studies, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, spoke in Osogbo, during the inauguration of the new executives of the alumni Read More

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Insecurity: IGP inaugurates zonal security stakeholders forum in Osun

April 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, inaugurated zonal security stakeholders forum in zone 11 to further strengthen community policing. Speaking at the Police Zonal Command, Osogbo, Adamu who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Taiwo Lakanu, said the forum was designed to galvanize the people of Ondo, Osun and Oyo States towards Read More