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

14 die in Osun road accident

July 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun says no fewer than 14 people lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway on Saturday evening. Sector Commander, Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement issued by Agnes Ogungbemi, the command’s spokesperson, which was made available to journalists on Sunday morning in Osogbo. Mrs Ogungbemi Read More

16 confirmed dead in Osun accidents, 9 injured

July 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday confirmed death of 16 persons in a separate accidents that occurred in Osun state.  The spokesperson of Osun Command, Agnes Ogungbemi,  told newsmen that nine others injured in the accidents.  It was gathered that 14 passengers died in the multiple accidents that occurred along Akure/Ilesa expressway during the day, while two Read More

I’ll continue to govern with fear of God – Oyetola

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Workers in Osun state for the second time in less three months Thursday openly declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s second term bid. The workers, numbering over 10, 000 under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), noted that a governor who stopped paying half salary, who lifted ban on their promotions and conversions after several Read More

APC caucus faults Oyetola’s LG caretaker committee, calms members

July 2, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

A caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), has faulted the local government caretaker committee appointed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, describing it “unacceptable.” The group in a statement made available to newsmen by its Chairman, Adelowo Adebiyi, Friday, noted that some members of the party who are not loyal to Ileri-Oluwa group, were exempted from the Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

Osun APC at war as caucus accuses govt of intimidating members

June 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), has accused the state government for the detained member of the group, Tunde Boladale, by the State Security Service. A statement by the Chairman of TOP, Adelowo Adebiyi, alleged that Boladale is being detained by security in connivance with some government officials.  According to the statement, Boladale reported Read More

ACEN 2021: Omisore invited as special guest

June 20, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, is to be the special guest at the 2021 Association of Consulting Engineering in Nigeria, (ACEN) extra ordinary general meeting billed for Port Harcourt on July 1. A letter signed on behalf of the association by Engineer Sunday Kalejaye stated that, the extra ordinary meeting will hold at the Royal Read More

Oyetola’s aide chides PDP over comment on salary

June 17, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Ismail Omipidan, has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their comment over payment of salary in the state.  The PDP had flayed the Governor for flaunting regular payment of salaries as part of its achievements.   Omipidan in a personal statement maintained that Oyetola has not erred for Read More

Breaking: INEC fixes July 16, 2022 for Osun gov election

June 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The 2022 governorship election in the State of Osun will take place on July 16, INEC has disclosed.  This is contained in a statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, through its secretary, Rose Oriarian-Anthony.  The timetable dated June 10, 2021, outlined the schedule of activities in the build up to the election starting from the publishing of the Read More

June 12 : Makinde joins youths, Yoruba nation agitators for Democracy Day rally in Ibadan

June 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Governor Seyi Makinde on Saturday identified with the June 12 protesters in Ibadan as he briefly joined the protesters at the Osuntokun Junction along UI-Secretariat road in Ibadan The protesters comprising of Youths and Yoruba Nation agitators were seen busy chanting Buhari must go as well as condemning some of Federal government policies especially on the spate of insecurity in Read More

June 12: CSOs holds procession amid tight security in Osun

June 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun Civil Society Coalition Saturday held procession in celebration of June 12 almost two kilometers to the government house, Osogbo.  The CSOs had gathered at Okefia junction as early as 8am, carrying placards of various inscription such as “Save Nigeria from Sinking,” “We Want Change in Nigeria”, “Resign If You Are Tired Buhari,” “Restructure Nigeria Now’, among others.  The Read More

June 12: Osun warns protesters as military commences show of force

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has warned protesters planning to occupy the state on June 12 to beware of those that might be planning to hijack the protest. The Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said the state government will not allow anybody to rupture the peace and tranquility that have existed in the state.  She said Read More

Aregbesola’s mega school could renovate all schools, recruit teachers, commissioner laments

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun State Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Bamisayemi, Wednesday said he could have renovated all schools in the state and employ enough teachers with the money used to build one mega school by the immediate past administration.  The said mega school was built by Rauf Aregbesola’s administration. Bamisayemi who was a member of the house of assembly during the administration Read More

Again, suspected cultists kill man in Osun

June 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Suspected cultists Wednesday morning killed a man at Irojo street, Ilesa, Osun state. The victim simply identified as Olorunwa was reportedly hit by a stray bullet around 9am. It was gathered that members of Eiye confraternity stormed the area in apparent attack on a rival group. It was learnt that the deceased, Olorunwa, went to buy food for his breakfast Read More

Call for secession ‘ll cause hunger, suffering – Oluwo says

June 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.  He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.  Oluwo spoke at the Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

2 dead as OPC, OPCI clash in Osun

May 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Apomu, Ikire and Ikoyi in Irewole and Isokan local government areas of Osun state have been gripped with tension following the clash between the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Oodua Peoples Congress Initiatives (OPCI) in the three communities.  It was gathered that the clash had led to the death one person in the OPC while one member of Read More

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More