Oyetola reveals amount left in Osun account as Adeleke takes over

November 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Osun state former governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has revealed the amount left in Osun state account as he handed over as the governor of Osun state to senator Ademola Adeleke. According to the former governor, N14 billion cash is left in the state’s coffers. In a farewell message by Oyetola as contained in a statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Read More

Oyetola inaugurates governing council for University of Ilesa

November 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As part of his administration’s effort to ensure quick take-off of academic activities in the newly approved University of Ilesa, the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, last Tuesday inaugurated the Governing Council of the university. The immediate-past Minister of Health and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole, is the chairman the council. This is even as the governor Read More

AP guber candidate in Osun suffers bid to return to PDP

September 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo The candidate of the Accord Party (AP) in the July 16 governorship election in Osun state, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, has suffered a bid to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ogunbiyi in a letter dated September 13 2022 titled: ‘Notification of Return to the Party,’ and addressed to the national chairman of PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, Read More

Defeat is painful, Davido mocks Oyetola over tribunal petition

August 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Afro pop singer, David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, has mocked Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State. He mocked the governor for challenging his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the election petition tribunal. Recall that Governor Oyetola had on Friday approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo to challenge the victory of Adeleke. Governor Oyetola submitted the petition Read More

2023: Aregbesola has openly declared war on Tinubu – APC youth leader

August 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has been accused of openly declaring war on All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential flagbearer and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu. The Osun state APC chapter youth leader, Goke Akinwemimo, made the declaration on Wednesday night in Osogbo. According to him, Aregbesola and his supporters are working towards making the party lose the Read More

Zamfara PDP guber candidate congratulates Osun governor-elect

July 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Zamfara Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Dauda Lawal, has congratulated the governor-elect of Osun State, Adeleke Nurudeen Ademola, on his victory in the just concluded election. Blueprint reported that Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), returning officer for the Osun governorship election, Prof, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Sunday morning, declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the exercise. The former Senator emerged Read More

Breaking: At last, Osun governor-elect receives Certificate of Return (VIDEO)

July 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Wednesday, received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, the state capital. This is coming barely 24 hours after his Nephew, David Adeleke professionally known as Davido called out INEC via his Twitter handle over delay in presenting the certificate of the election.

Breaking: APC, Oyetola escape disqualification ahead Osun governorship election

July 14, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking disqualification of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Governor Gboyega Oyetola from the Osun state governorship election slated for Saturday July 16, 2022. Delivering his verdict on the matter, Thursday, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo dismissed the suit on six grounds. The court held that the Chieftain of APC, Read More

Osun APC crisis: Aregbesola slams Tinubu, Akande (VIDEO)

February 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Interior and former Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has publicly slammed 2023 presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former governor of Osun state, Bisi Akande. Speaking on Monday, in Ijebu Jesa area of Osun State while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress ahead of Saturday’s governorship primary election in the state, the former governor Read More

One year after #EndSARS ‘phantom massacre’: You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself, FG tells CNN

The cold war between the Nigerian government and the American Cable News Network (CNN) over coverage of the  #EndSARS protest in 2020 reverberated Wednesday, one year after the ugly incident. While the CNN and a couple of human rights organisations reportedly announced that some people were killed during the protest, the federal government consistently faulted the claim. For instance, President Mohammed Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Remaining quarterfinal matches moved as Royal Queens, Naija Ratels bow out, Osun Babes, FC Robo advance to semi-final (PICTURES)

October 19, 2021 Editor 0

Two remaining quarterfinal matches of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup involving four Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) premiership sides – Edo Queens, Sunshine Queens, Confluence Queens and Nasarawa Amazons have been moved to Wednesday October 20, 2021. According to organisers, the postponement was necessitated due to a public holiday in commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud on Tuesday earlier scheduled for the fixtures. Read More

Many injured, several vehicles damaged, as Ogun APC factional congress turns bloody

October 16, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) state Congress conducted  by the faction loyal to Senator Ibikunle Amosun was Saturday  invaded by thugs allegedly loyal to the governor’s camp. The thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons stormed the venue of the Amosun’s factional Congress at Ake Palace in Abeokuta, shooting sporadically, while party members at the venue took to their heels for safety. “They Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Osun Babes coach in cloud 9 as team hit quarterfinal

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Osun Babes Manager, Whyte Ogbonda, has expressed satisfaction with his team, as they earn a berth in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup. The ‘Omoluabi Queens’ played a goalless draw against Bayelsa Queens on Friday evening to book a spot in Quarter-Final of the biggest Women Football Pre-season Championship in Africa. The former Ibom Angels Manager praised his Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Despite Igboho’s detention, Yoruba Nation agitators set to resume rally

September 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barring any last-minute change, agitators have announced plans to resume Yoruba Nation protest on Saturday, September 11. Blueprint learnt the rally is based on solidarity and support for embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho currently in detention in Cotonou. Yoruba Nation’s rallies had taken place in Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo States respectively. Yoruba Nation agitation is a Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Court remands woman for ‘biting’ neighbour’s scrotum in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 28-year-old woman, Nifemi Ajayi, has been remanded in Ile-Ife correctional centre by an Osun state Magistrate court sitting in Ile-Ife, for allegedly biting her neighbour’s scrotum.  The prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged crime on August 24, 2021 around 8pm, at 21, Oke-Soda, Ile-Ife. Osanyintuyi stated that the defendant caused bodily harm to Read More

Economic hardship: Court discharges intra-city bus driver in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, Monday, discharged a middle aged man, Adebayo Idowu, who was alleged to have driven without driver licence. The presiding magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, after the defendant had admitted guilty of the allegations pressed against him by the police, said “because of economic hardship, the defendant Is hereby discharged and acquitted.” The defendant Read More

Insecurity: Another 2 farmers killed in Osun

August 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely two weeks that five farmers were killed in Toro village, Modakeke, two farmers have been killed in Alapata, another village in Modakeke. A man and a woman whose identities yet unknown, were said to be working in their farm when the assailants murdered them. It was gathered that another person who was in the farm very close to where Read More