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

2023: Please vote for me, Osinbajo begs delegates in Osun

May 20, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The vice president and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Friday, urged Osun state delegates for the presidential primary of the party to vote for him. He said he remains the most experienced and most qualified among the aspirants having served as Vice president and acting president for some time. Speaking at the palace of Read More

2023: Osinbajo seeks Osun delegates’ votes

May 20, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The vice-president and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday urged Osun state delegates for the presidential primary of the party to vote for him. He said he remains the most experienced and most qualified among the aspirants having served as Vice president and acting president for some time. Speaking at the palace of Read More

219 benefit from Zakat foundation medical outreach in Osun

May 16, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Zakat and Sadaqat foundation has treated 219 people for different ailments in Inisa, Odootin local government of Osun state. The foundation also distributed deworm tablets to over 250 children while over 430 people benefitted from various materials like clothes, shoes, gasoline stoves, women’s handbags and electronics distributed. The beneficiaries of medical treatment were tested and given drugs of different Read More

PDP factions share presidential primary delegates in Osun 

May 15, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state have agreed to share the slots of delegates for the presidential primary, Blueprint has gathered. It was gathered that the two factions reached the agreement due to the intervention of the reconciliation committee. Meanwhile, the work of the committee was restricted to the presidential primary and no effort Read More

Why Osun residents want me re-elected – Oyetola

May 15, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said that his love for the masses, passion for their welfare and the development of the state are some of the reasons people want him to be re-elected. Oyetola said this during N30 million fundraising ceremony organized by the Ebira community in Osogbo, Osun state on Sunday. The governor said his decision to seek Read More

HoR aspirant quits APC, joins NNPP in Osun

May 14, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An aspirant to the House of Representatives under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state, Muslihudeen Adekilekun, has defected to the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP). Adekilekun who is contesting to represent Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo local government at the House of Representatives, accused APC leadership of imposing candidates on members without consultation. Read More

EndSars: Osun govt pays N53.2m compensation to victims of brutality

May 12, 2022 Editorial II 0

Osun state government has presented cheques of N53,290,000 as compensation to victims of police brutality in the state. The governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, who presented the cheques to the victims at the Exco Lounge, governor’s office, Osogbo, Thursday, stated that the motive was a deliberate quest to redress the wrongs of yesterday and set the state on the path of true Read More

Osun guber: We ‘ll ensure reduction in void votes, REC assures

April 27, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that it will redouble its efforts to reduce incidents of void votes in the governorship election scheduled for July 16, 2022 in Osun state and in future elections. The commission aims to achieve this by adopting the cultural and traditional methods of the people in the drafting and dissemination of voter education Read More

2023: Oyetola tells interested aspirants to resign 

April 21, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola,Tuesday directed all political appointees with an interest to contest the 2023 general elections to resign their appointments with immediate effect. Some of the political appointees have been inscribing their names on face caps and vests, waiting for the governor’s directives to make a public declaration. While some are interested in going to the Senate, some Read More

Foundations distribute food items to widows, vulnerable in Osun

April 18, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation in conjunction with Human Appeal Foundation UK, have distributed food items to widows and the less privileged across Osun State. Speaking during the food distribution in Osogbo, Monday, the Admin officer of  Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, Moshood Adebayo, said the programme was done simultaneously across the states of the federation. Adebayo further explained that the Read More

Osun police nab 3 with human parts, one dead

April 16, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Saturday, said it has apprehended three suspected ritualists for unlawful possession of human hearts. The police spokesperson in the state, Yemisi Opalola, said one of the suspects, Olufemi Oriyomi (21), has died, while Olayade Kehinde (25) and Raimi Sheriff (21) are still in police custody. According to the police, the suspects were arrested on 7th April 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

Ekiti, Osun: INEC launches application portal for ad-hoc staff

April 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched an online portal for interested and eligible citizens to apply as ad-hoc staff for Ekiti and Osun governorship elections billed for June 18 and July 16 respectively. The portal, with the link, http://pres.inecnigeria.org, was expected go live on Monday at 12:00am, and close on Sunday April 24 at 12:00 midnight. INEC on Read More

Alleged libel: Omisore demands N4billion damages, apologies from Osun APC

March 23, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Former deputy governor of Osun state and an All Progressives Congress (APC) National Secretary aspirant, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has demanded N4billion damages and apology from two factional APC leaders in the state. Senator Omisore in a letter by his Counsel, Barrister Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), alleged Chairman of the Osun Progressives Mr Adebiyi Adelowo and the Secretary, Mr Rasak Salinsile of Read More

NWFL slams N1m fine on Osun Babes, warns against banishment

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Women Football League has fined NWFL Premiership Club, Osun Babes of Oshogbo, the sum of N1m for assault of match officials by the club fans in the Match No: 26 an home game between the club and Naija Ratels FC of Abuja played on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in Osun State. The NWFL Chief Operating Officer, Modupe Shabi, Read More

FAAC: ‘How Aregbesola’s N200bn loan landed Osun in -N375m allocation’

The Osun State Government’s fiscal receipts from the Federal Accounts and Allocation Committee ( FACC) got depleted last month following appropriate deductions by the federal government. At the end of the last FAAC meeting, the state got negative allocation of -N375million.  The negative allocation, it was learnt, was a major fallout of the N200 billion loan obtained by the Rauf Aregbesola Read More

Immigration: FG laments non-collection of 250,000 passports by Nigerians

March 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has decried non-collection of at least, 250,000 passports by applicants nationwide, even it warned against racketeering among the officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Speaking Thursday in Enugu, at the unveiling of the enhanced electronic passport facility and commissioning of the passport production centre, minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said the federal government was working Read More

Osun APC governorship primary: Again, Aregbesola cries foul as Oyetola leads

February 19, 2022 Editor 0

The result of Saturday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state is about now being collated with incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola reportedly leading. Though, official results from wards are yet to be announced, immediate past governor Rauf Aregbesola is already crying foul. In a statement by his media adviser Sola Fasure, Aregbesola alleged that careful study Read More

396 days to 2023: INEC ties election timetable to yet-to-be signed Electoral Bill

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Tuesday said as soon as the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill 2021 is signed into law, it would quickly release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections based on the new law. The commission also said it was encouraged by Senate President Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan’s assurance that lawmakers would give Read More

Osun APC urges national reconciliation c’ttee to disregard TOP members’ requests

January 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The leadership and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun, Sunday, appealed to the National Reconciliation Committee to disregard whatever was contained in the petitions forwarded to it by the dissenting members of the party called ‘The Osun Progressive (TOP)’. The ruling party described TOP’s requests as self-serving, misleading, sarcastic, spurious and baseless, calling on the Committee to dismiss Read More

Osun 2022: PDP postpones screening of governorship aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the screening of aspirants for the Osun state governorship primary election from the earlier scheduled date of Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to a new date of Wednesday, January 12, 2022. PDP in a statement by its National Organizing Secretary, Umar M. Bature, Saturday, stated that “nevertheless, the venue for the screening exercise remains Read More