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Oyetola approves boards for Osun United, Babes

April 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, has approved new management board for Osun United and Osun Babes football clubs. A release signed by the Sport Council Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Moraderayo, said the step taken by the governor was to meet the desirable standard and vision of the present administration in engendering better performance in sports. The release noted Read More

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Osun govt confirms report, to lay off 586 workers

April 19, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state government has confirmed an exclusive report of the Blueprint Newspapers on the plan to sack some workers with certificate infractions. A statement signed by the Supervisor, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, on Friday, said about 769 workers have been caught with certificate infractions and 586 of them would not be pardoned. The statement stated that Read More

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Oyetola warns Corps members against influencing posting

April 16, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has advised corps members posted to the state to accept their postings to primary place of assignment in good faith and deliver as expected of them. He warned the corps members against influencing their posting to the urban cities alone, assuring that the state would ensure their good living in the state. Speaking at Read More

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Osun govt victimising us, Motorcyclists groan

April 16, 2019 Editorial II 0

Commercial motorcyclists in Osun state have cried out over alleged victimisation by the government of the state. The motorcyclists stated that the government has embarked on arresting and detaining them for offence they did not commit. One of the motorcyclists who spoke with our correspondent said two of them have been detained in Ilesa prison since last week Thursday because Read More

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Uphold integrity, trust, Oyetola tells judiciary

April 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor Gboyega Oyetola, has urged the judiciary to uphold the integrity and trust with which the institution is endeared to. The commencement of the 10-Day Special Court Session of the Court of Appeal, Akure Division, was held in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Monday. In his keynote address at the complex of the High Court, Osogbo, Oyetola assured Read More

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Osun guber: Appeal court to seat in Osogbo Monday

April 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Appeal Court, Akure division, will begin its seating in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Monday, investigation has revealed. Renovation of hall and rehabilitation of roads are presently ongoing at the Osun state High Court, Ilobu road, Osogbo. It was gathered that the Judges that would hear the petition arising from the tribunal would be in the state for two Read More

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I ‘ll protect Osun people, Oyetola vows

April 4, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring peace and adequate security of people of the state. He hailed the officers and men of Nigeria Police for displaying ‘high sense of professionalism’ in managing the security in the state. Speaking during the visit of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 11, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, to the governor Read More

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Why I can’t sell Osun Oshogbo deity- Ataoja

April 2, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji, has vowed not to sell the Osun Osogbo deity, which is the tool of his office and will at all time guide it jealously.  Oba Oyetunji who said this Tuesday while receiving a tourism, art and culture consultancy group,  Equity Global, also assured that the annual Osun Osogbo festival will continue to Read More

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2,169 corps members take oath of service in Osun

March 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state, on Friday, admitted 2169 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, deployed to the state for the 2019 Batch ‘A’ service year, on oath. The corps members were admitted on oath by Justice Jide Falola, who represented the state Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. Speaking at the swearing-in and opening ceremony in Ede, Osun state, the state Read More

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Oyetola: I remain Osun state governor

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

As the People of Osun State await the verdict of Appeal Court, Governor Gboyega Oyetola has declared that he remained incharge. An election petition tribunal in Abuja had on Friday pronounced Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of 2018 Osun gubernatorial contest. Oyetola asked the public to disregard the insinuations that he had been sacked. The governor said Read More

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I won’t be deterred by tribunal’s verdict, Appeal Court ‘ll favour me – Oyetola

March 23, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has said the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal that nullified his election would not deter him from continuing ongoing projects. He stated this during the solidarity visit of local government chairmen and members of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to his house on Saturday. The APC Chairman in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, Read More

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Breaking: APC rejects tribunal verdict on Osun guber poll

March 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the tribunal judgement which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic winner of the Osun state governorship election. The Osun state chapter of the party in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, said: “the verdict cannot stand superior legal scrutiny. Therefore we will appeal against it” Details Read More

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Osun Assembly: APC wins 22 seats, PDP 3, 1 inconclusive

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 22 out of 26 House of Assembly seats in thd 30 local government areas of Osun state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared. According to the official result released on Sunday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won two seats while a local government election was declared inconclusive. The results showed Read More

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Man flees as wife delivers triplet in Osun

March 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

A father of three, AbduRauf Oladosu, has ran away immediately he was told his wife delivered triplet in Osun state. His wife, Omobolanle Oladosu, has, however, appealed to Nigerians to assist her in the payment of N350,000 hospital bill. She delivered triplets on February 16, 2019, at a private hospital in Okinni, Egbedore local government area of Osun state through Read More

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Senator-elect warns against vote buying

March 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Senator-elect in Osun West, Engr Adelere Oriolowo, has called on Nigerians to join hands in fighting the monetization of politics which he described as bad omen for the development of Nigeria. He warned Nigerians against collecting money as a precondition to vote for candidate in the Saturday House of Assembly election in Osun state. Speaking with our correspondent on Read More

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National Sports Festival: Team Delta lead, Edo groan as Athletes jostle for more medals on day 5

December 10, 2018 Editor 0

An eventful weekend at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja came to an end with athletes representing Delta State posting impressive results in a number of events. Team Delta dominated the swimming events on Saturday taking gold medals through Deborah Okpochiri in the Women’s 100m Freestyle, Ndakwe Oyins in the Women’s 200m Butterfly and Nmor Ifeakachukwu in the Read More

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Ile-Ife mayhem: Almost one year, panel yet to submit report

February 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Barely a year after the crisis that engulfed between Yoruba and Hausa communities in Ile-Ife, Osun state, the panel of enquiry set up by the government to determine the remote and immediate causes of the mayhem has yet to submit report of its findings. The crisis, which broke out March 8, 2017 reportedly claimed many lives while property worth millions Read More

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Osun workers mull indefinite strike over half salary (4)

December 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

Organised labour in Osun has directed workers in the state to proceed on indefinite strike over modulate salaries by the state government. Chairman of Osun state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Jacob Adekomi, gave the directive on Friday at a joint news conference of labour unions in Osogbo. Adekomi urged workers to participate fully in the strike to Read More

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Late Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa, denies invitation by Osun Assembly

December 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

The son of Late Chief ‘Bola Ige who was the immediate past Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development. Arc. ‘Muyiwa Ige, has described the purported warrant of arrest by the State House of Assembly against him as shocking, noting that he was never invited by the House. Ige stated that he was in Osogbo on Tuesday till 7pm Read More

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14 perish in Osun as tanker collides with bus

July 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo No fewer than 14 persons have been reported dead in a ghastly tanker and bus collision in IleIfe, Osun state yesterday. Witnesses say the dead, who were consumed in the inferno, include women and children. The accident was said to have occurred at about 12 noon in front of a fuel station, few metres away from Read More