Breaking: FG unveils 12 new Perm Secs…see their full names, state of origin

June 16, 2020 Editor 0

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Folasade Yem-Esanmade, this known in a statement signed by Director Communication, Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, in her office in Abuja. The new Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Akinlade Oluwatoyin from Kogi, Malam Alkali Nura 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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Fuel queues spread as scarcity hits Osun

April 14, 2019 Editor 0

Despite assurances of availability of petrol by the federal government, many petrol stations in Osun State were not selling the product, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent who went round the Osun State capital and its environs on Sunday reported that many of the petrol stations were under lock and key. Meanwhile, the few petrol stations Read More

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NYSC in Osun relocates 261 over pregnancy, other ailments

April 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Sulaeman Kazaure, has advised corps members to shun unauthorised visit in their respective states. He frowned at what he described as ‘unpalatable news’ about corps members who are used to leaving their primary place of assignment to visit families and friends without approval of the state Director. Addressing corps Read More

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Outrage over electricity disconnection in Osun community

March 17, 2019 Editor 0

Reactions have continued to trail disconnection of electricity in Ijesa zone of Osun community by the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) over assault on its staff. Some youths in Olomilagbala and Bolorunduro communities of Obokun local government in Osun state, were said to have attacked Ilesa business hub of IBEDC on Thursday March 14, and beat the staffs Read More

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Breaking: Hoodlums invade INEC office; seize, set ballot boxes ablaze in Osun

February 24, 2019 Editor 0

Hoodlums in their numbers invaded Independent National Electoral office (INEC) in Oriade local government area of Osun state, and set all the ballot boxes on fire. They reportedly shot sporadically in the air and scared away INEC and security officials before unleashing their plans. Similar incident was recorded in Okota area in Lagos state on Saturday while the presidential and Read More

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Court remands two persons for alleged robbery in Osun

January 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

Two middle-aged persons, Ogunmokun Deji and Seun Olusola, have been remanded in prison by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for alleged robbery. The duo of the accused were alleged to have robbed one Ayeni Toyin at a gun point and dispossessed her of her properties that worth N320,000. The Police prosecutor, Mr. Elisha Olusegun, told the court that the accused persons Read More

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Aregbesola out, Oyetola takes over as Osun Governor

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

Finaly, Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola will later on Tuesday hand over power to his would-be successor, Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola in an epoch-making event slated for Osogbo Township Stadium. Afterwards, Aregbosola is expected to head to Ilesa via Osunjela, about 10 kilometres from Osogbo, the state capital. Aregbesola, who had vacated the Government House, the governor’s official residence, on November 19 Read More

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Court grants Adeleke’s ‘killer’ bail

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

  An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ede, has granted bail to Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe, the Nurse who treated Senator Isiaka Adeleke, before his death. Bail application was filed by Counsel to the accused Mr. Soji Oyetayo and argued on Tuesday 19th, June 2018 The presiding Judge, Ayo Oyebiyi, adjourned the ruling on the bail application till Friday 22nd Read More

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June 12: Aregbesola commends Buhari, declares holiday

June 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Osun state government has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising June 12 as Democracy Day and the conferment of GCFR on the late MKO Abiola. The government in a statement by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Obawale Adebisi, said the decision of the federal government has justified Aregbesola’s stance of June 12. The state has, therefore, declared June Read More

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Children’s Day: Aregbesola reiterates love for education

May 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has reiterated his commitment to children education as he gathered about 1,700 public school pupils in the state to commemorate the 2018 Children’s day with calisthenics display. Speaking at the Osogbo city stadium, Aregbesola said his administration would not relent in promoting education of children. He recalled that his government has provided enabling environment Read More

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Osun SSG declares governorship ambition, vows to surprise his critics

May 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Secretary to the Government of Osun State, SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, has declared intention to contest the September 22 governorship election in the state. He made the official declaration at the Secretariat of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday. Adeoti who was the first aspirant to begin his campaign activities at the party Secretariat, Read More

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Murder: Osun Court sentences man, 25, to death by hanging

May 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

A High Court, sitting in Ikirun, the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state, on Thursday, sentenced a 25-year-old man, Tajudeen Ganiyu, to death by hanging, for killing a 4-year-old boy, Tesleem Bakare. Delivering the judgement, Justice Jide Falola, recalled that the convict was a customer of the grandmother of the victim, Mrs. Raliatu Bakare, who used to Read More

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Osun Governorship: 27 APC aspirants pay N2.5m each for intention form

May 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun state would generate over N67million from the sales of governorship ticket to aspirants under the party, Blueprint has gathered. A governorship aspirant who hinted that the party has directed all aspirants to pay N2.5m each, for the party’s ticket, said the party has mandated aspirants to begin campaign at the party Secretariat before Read More

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Osun 2018: PDP governorship aspirant promises to pay salary 25th of every month

May 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Osun state, Professor Adeolu Durotoye, has promised to pay workers’ salaries every 25th day of the months. Durotoye who is the provost of Social and Management Sciences at Afe Babalola University, made the promise while featuring on the “News Point” of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osogbo, on Read More

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Foundation distributes farm inputs to 1,200 farmers in Osun

April 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, Wale Bolorunduro Foundation, on Monday, kicked off distribution of farm inputs to 1,200 selected farmers in the 10 local governments of Osun East Senatorial District. The Chairman of the foundation, Dr. Adewale Bolorunduro, said the gesture was part of effort to complement the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government’s diversification agenda. Bolorunduro, who is the immediate past Commissioner Read More

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I will pay salaries when elected Osun governor – Omisore

March 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

An aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has promised regular payment of workers salary if elected governor of the state come September this year. Omisore, who is a former deputy governor in the state, boasted that his professional and entrepreneurial skills would be employed to tackle unemployment. In a release personally signed and Read More