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

Vehicle attacked in Osun not our truck – Correctional Service

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Osun State Command, Thursday said the vehicle allegedly attacked by hoodlums was not correctional vehicle as reported Iy some national dailies. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer (CPRO), DSC Olusola Adeotan, stated that all custodial facilities in Osun State are safe and calm. “In addition, all operational vehicles deployed for court duties on the said date, went Read More

Police, community leaders call for calm over killing of 5 in Osun

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, and community leaders in Modakeke and Ile-ife have appealed to residents of the two towns to avoid any action that may lead to renewed war.  The advice came on the heels of killing of five farmers by unknown assailants at Alape via Modakeke, Friday morning.  The CP in a statement Read More

Woman killed in Osun accident

August 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A woman, whose name could not be ascertained, has been killed in an auto accident that occurred in Osogbo, Osun state capital.  It was gathered that the driver immediately ran away, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.  The accident occurred around Women and Children Development Foundation, WOCDIF, ring road, Osogbo, Monday evening.  The spokesperson of Federal Road Read More

FG commissions NIS Enugu command headquarters damaged during #ENDSARS protest

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu state command office complex attacked and damaged by arsonists during the #ENDSARS protest While commissioning the office complex Thursday in Enugu, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, expressed delight that the complex is being commissioned after been rebuilt with the assistance of some illustrious citizens of Enugu State.  Aregbesola said: Read More

Ward Congress: APC group urges Buni’s c’mtt to avert ‘dangerous trend’ in Osun

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The dust is yet to settle on the controversial Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun.  A group within the party, the Progressive Coalition Against Injustice (PCAI), Friday, called on the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni, to avert a dangerous and self implosive trend within the party. The Read More

Hausa community denounce membership of TOP, declare support for Oyetola

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Hausa community in Osun State, Wednesday, denounced the membership of a splinter group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.  The group at a press conference addressed by its spokesperson in Osogbo, Alh Umar kotonkoro, described as ‘mere rumour’,  insinuation that they belonged to an APC caucus, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP).  Kotonkoro Read More

Congress: Oyetola’s group boycotts direct primary option in Osun – Party scribe

August 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun state and the party’s State Caretaker Secretary Alhaji Razak Salinsile, has said despite the enthusiasm showed by the party members to elect ward executives at Saturday’s ward congress, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola boycotted the exercise. Although, the Caretaker party chairman in the State, Prince Gboyega Famodun, had Read More

Decongestion: FG urges state govts to build holding centres for awaiting trial suspects

July 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The federal government has asked the state governments to put in places holding centres for the awaiting trial suspects as part of efforts to dicongest the custodial centres nationwide. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, said this at the commissioning of the Osun state command office complex of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Osogbo. In a statement issued in Read More