400 leaders in Oyo, Ekiti, Osun to fight female genital mutilation – Robinson

September 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Executive Director, Hacey Health Initiative, Ms Ronald Robinson, Tuesday, said 400 community leaders in Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states have agreed to support the war against female genital mutilation (FGM). Ms Robinson stated this while speaking through the Programme Officer, Mr Emmanuel Oni, at a sensitisation workshop themed ” Learning and Experience Sharing Workshop,” held at Koltoltel, Ikolaba area Read More

Osun: Davido accuses Oyetola of ‘spreading lies’

September 19, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Popular music star, David Adeleke, also known as Davido has blasted the governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola over an alleged claim of over voting during the July gubernatorial election t. A tweet shared on Davido verified Twitter account, Monday, he said; You’re actually just a bad human being @GboyegaOyetola; no other way to put it. Spreading lies everywhere, destroying Read More

Real over-voting occurred in only six polling units, says Adeleke

September 19, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

The Osun state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, Saturday said the claim by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) that he (Adeleke) admitted over-voting was false, saying that real over-voting occurred in only six polling units. In a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke explained that his defence at the Read More

Hunters arrest man with female head, intestine in Osun

September 19, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

A 28-year-old man, Adewuyi Ismail, has been arrested by some hunters at a Muslim burial ground, Ede, Osun state, with a female head and intestine. It was gathered that the suspect was arrested after exhuming a corpse and cutting off her head at Oke-Yidi, Ede. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that the suspect has Read More

Osun police constabulary protest non-payment of 18-month salary

September 7, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim Osogbo 0

Some police constabulary Wednesday staged a protest in Osogbo, Osun state, demanding immediate payment of their 18-month salaries. They wore their uniform and marched with songs from Old Garage to Okefia-Alekuwodo, before they converged under the Olaiya flyover, Osogbo. The police protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Pay Our Salary Now,” “Okada Riders Are Sleeping With Our Wives,” Read More

VIDEO: Osun policemen reveal why they protested

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

About 480 police officers from Osun police command on Wednesday alleged that Okada riders were snatching their wives. They marched on the major streets and junctions of Osogbo, the capital of Osun State to protest. They carried placards with several inscriptions such as: ‘Pay our salary now’; ‘Okada riders are sleeping with our wives’, ‘Pay us our 18-month salary’, ‘pay Read More

Osun guber: We didn’t lose election but lost vote count  

August 29, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Ismail Omipidan is the Chief Press Secretary to Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. In this interview, he speaks on the July 16, 2022 Governorship poll in Osun, insisting Governor Oyetola did not lose the election but that he only lost the vote count. TOPE SUNDAY reports Three and half years after Governor Adegboyega Oyetola came into office in November 2018. Read More

Osun bans roadside trading, inaugurates task force on compliance

August 25, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim Osogbo 0

Osun state government has banned the display of wares on the roads and pedestrian walkways. A statement made available to our correspondent by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, Wednesday, stated that the order became imperative as a result of growing traffic snarl and danger to the people. The statement said the state government has set up Read More

Osun Osogbo Festival and Its boons

August 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Osun Osogbo Festival, in Osun state of Nigeria, is one of the most celebrated events in the Yorùbá land, it usually attracts the attention of tonnes of people from all walks of life. Quite many are festivals that are not recognised, but the festival in discourse is conspicuous and it has gained root in the annals of Yorubaland. As it Read More

Success of Ekiti, Osun polls and role of technology

July 26, 2022 Abideen Olasupo 0

The just concluded Ekiti and Osun governorship elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in June and July has continued to enjoy rave reviews and described as marked improvement from preceding elections. This is largely in terms of timeliness in deployment of electoral materials and personnel, accountability in terms of the process and transparency in terms of result 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

Osun: Will gov-elect Adeleke pay backlog of salaries?

July 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

A regime of failed promises and gloom appears to be staring Osun in the face as the governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, technically dodged the question regarding his promise to offset the backlog salaries owed workers and pensioners within six months of coming to office. Adeleke had allegedly signed an agreement with some categories of the state workforce and pensioners to Read More

Osun polls: Gov. Yahaya Bello’s vital warnings

July 19, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

What just happened in Osun? Under the nose of the ruling party? A whole APC state, with the South West as its stronghold, snatched by a supposedly lightweight candidate of the opposition PDP, who is thought of as just ‘The dancing Senator’? Did he dance his way to victory? Did his nephew Davido have a huge impact? Is the PDP 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

[Breaking] #OsunDecides2022: INEC declares PDP winner, Ademola Adeleke now governor-elect *See final overall results

July 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, has been declared winner of Saturday’s Osun state governorship election with a total vote of 403,371. The incumbent governor and candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adegboyega Oyetola, got 357,027 votes. Adeleke won with a margin of 28,344 votes. The governorship candidate of ADP, Kehinde Atanda, came third with Read More

#OsunDecides2022: Claim PDP winning irresponsible – APC

July 16, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The campaign council of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s re-election, has described the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that it has won the election which result is still being collated as “irresponsible.” A statement by the Director General, Ajibola Basiru, Saturday evening, noted that the claim by the PDP was capable of setting Osun on fire. He, therefore, warned the Read More

Osun Election: Oyetola wins polling unit

July 16, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adegboyega Oyetola, has won his polling units. He got 545 out of a total valid votes of 622 cast at Unit 2, Ward 1, LA Primary School Popo, Iragbiji, Boripe local government area. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 69 votes while ADP polled 05 in the unit.

#Osundecides2022: APC scribe, Omisore wins polling unit 

July 16, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has won his polling unit with slight margin.  APC polled 192 at St Gabriel School, Ile-Ife, Ife East, unit 3 where he voted and PDP got 168.  Also, in St Gabriel unit 4, APC got 186 while PDP scored 162.

[Breaking] #OsunDecides2022: PDP’s Adeleke defeats incumbent governor Oyetola inside government house

July 16, 2022 Editor 0

Counting of votes has continued after Saturday’s governorship elections in Osun with results oozing out from polling units after voting officially ended At a polling unit located around government in Osogbo, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated the incumbent Governor of the State, Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) In the governorship election score sheet for Read More

Gov’ship poll: NSCDC deploys 11,226 personnel for security in Osun

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed  11,226 officers and men to effectively cover the 3,763 polling units, collation centres, flash points as well as critical national assets and infrastructure in all the 31 Local Government Areas of the state. Commandant-General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, who gave Read More

Osun workers for Oyetola’s victory

July 13, 2022 Isaac Olusesi 0

The bold statement within the state of Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) government circles is that the state workers are distinguished, defined by their distinction and high enterprise, away from their counterparts elsewhere in Nigeria.The statement speaks eloquently to the law abiding propensity and ethical, professional high standards of the state public servants who neither go off the rails to Read More

Osun: Aregbesola splinter group declares support for Oyetola 

July 8, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Some allies of the former governor of Osun state and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, have accepted governor Adegboyega Oyetola and declared their support for him in the July 16 governorship election. The splinter group who had presented former Secretary to the state government, Moshood Adeoti, as their governorship candidate, met at their monthly meeting held in Ejigbo and declared Read More

Osun: Police arrests INEC supervisor, other, over manipulation in PVC distribution

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Osun State Police Command, on Saturday, said it apprehended a corps member, a supervisor working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, and one other over manipulation of ongoing distribution of Permanent Voter Cards in Osu, Osun state. The police also said 38 PVCs were recovered from the suspects. A statement by the spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, obtained in Read More