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None of my programmes has failed, Aregbesola boasts

November 26, 2017 Administrator 0

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday, boasted that none of his programmes has failed as been alleged by the opposition party in the state. He stated this in Osogbo, the state capital, during a chat with a retired broadcaster, Mr. Shittu Alamu, at a programme tagged “En-Route Rauf Series 11. Aregbesola who specifically boasted that he would deliver Read More

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Expect more progress in my remaining 367 days, Aregbesola promises

November 25, 2017 Administrator 0

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has promised the people of the state to expect more progress in the remaining 367 days to the end of his tenure. He made the promise at Osogbo township stadium during the grand finale of Calisthenics competition to commemorate the 7th year anniversary of his administration, on Saturday. Aregbesola who disclosed that 28,000 students Read More

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NGO begins treatment for 50,000 people in Osun

November 22, 2017 Administrator 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, Favour, Kindness and Grace Foundation, on Wednesday began treatment of 50,000 indigents of Osun West Senatorial District. Speaking with journalists during the kickoff of the treatment in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State, the coordinator of the foundation, Mr. Goke Olatunji, said the screening was for malaria, typhoid, prostrate and eye challenges. He explained that the Read More

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Two allegedly dead, many injured as Osun APC factions fight

November 20, 2017 Administrator 0

Pandemonium broke on Monday as aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stormed the party Secretariat in Osogbo, Osun state capital, protesting alleged imposition by the party leadership. It was gathered that some members who apparently not satisfied with the ward congress of the party in some local governments, went to the Secretariat to protest. The aggrieved members were Read More

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Osun govt denies increasing tuition fee, warns protesting students

November 20, 2017 Administrator 0

Osun State Government has denied allegation that it increased tuition fee in the state owned tertiary institutions. The government in a reaction to the protest by some parts of the institutions called on the students to display maturity, sense of responsibility and reality of the situation at hand, in their protest. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Read More

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Seven suspects apprehended for ‘illegal mining’ in Osun

November 15, 2017 Administrator 0

Seven suspects who have allegedly been mining gold illegally in Itagunmodi Community, Atakumosa West local Government Area of Osun state were arrested by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, on Wednesday. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Mineral and Natural Resources, Hon. Tunde Ajilore, accompanied by men of the NSCDC had stormed the community where the illegal gold Read More

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NPower: Osun volunteers differ over permanent appointment

November 11, 2017 Administrator 0

Volunteers of the federal government social investment programme, NPower, in Osun state have expressed divergent view on the confirmation of the volunteers as permanent staff of the federal government. They spoke with our correspondent in Osogbo, the state capital during the distribution of device to the volunteers. One of the volunteers, Dada Sina, commended the federal government for the initiative, Read More

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Osun boasts of 563 hectares of cocoa plantation

November 9, 2017 Administrator 0

As part of efforts to improve agricultural production, Osun State Investment Company Limited, OSICOL, has successfully planted 563 hectares of cocoa plantation. The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji, disclosed this in Osogbo, the state capital, during an interaction with journalists on Thursday. According to Oyebamiji, the state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, was dedicated to programmes that would improve Read More

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We rescued 114 victims of human trafficking – Immigration

November 9, 2017 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service has disclosed that its command has rescued 114 victims of child trafficking between January and October this year. The Comptroller of Immigration, Oyo state Command, Mrs. Victoria Isangedighi, stated this in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Thursday, during a one-day seminar on “Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking/Child Labour – Combating the Menace and the Way Forward. She Read More

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Man bags 5year jail for biting neighbour’s ear

November 6, 2017 Administrator 0

Justice Raheem Siyanbola of an Osun state High Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Monday sentenced a middle age man, Olaniyan Isaiah to five years imprisonment for attempted murder. The convict was arraigned before the court on 10th October, 2016 on three counts charge bothering on attempted murder, grievous harm and unlawful injury. The offence, according to the prosecution was contrary Read More

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2016 bank robbery: Osun Court begins hearing Thursday

November 1, 2017 Administrator 0

Barely two years after the bank robbery that led to the death of two policemen and seven other people in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state, the prosecution have set to properly arraign the suspects before the state High Court. The suspects, Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David, Aderibigbe Oluwaseun and Ogundunmade Kayode, were charged for conspiracy, armed robbery and Read More

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Police arrest man who poisoned Amala that killed five in Osun

October 30, 2017 Administrator 0

Osun state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, has hinted that the death of five people in Ibokun, Ibokun Local Government Area of the state, after eating Amala, was caused by a person who allegedly poisoned their food. A young man, simply identified as Rasaq, has therefore been arrested in connection with the death. The CP who hinted that the Read More

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Adeleke, Omisore 2014: Lawyers differ over police action 

October 30, 2017 Administrator 0

Prominent lawyers have sang discordant tunes over the legality of the police invitation to Senator Iyiola Omisore over the alleged assault on late Isiaka Adeleke in 2014. The late Adeleke had reported that Senator Omisore assaulted him at Ideal Nest Hotel, Osogbo, during a PDP stakeholder meeting in preparation for primary election of the party to the August governorship election Read More

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Police invites Senator Omisore over 2014 row with late Senator Adeleke

October 29, 2017 Administrator 0

Osun State Police command, has rescucitated the assault case against the former Senator that represented Osun East, Senator Iyiola Omisore by the late Senator that represented Osun West, Isiaka Adeleke. A letter of invitation written to Senator Omisore and exclusively obtained by our correspondent revealed that Omisore was invited by the police on October 27, 2017. The letter was signed Read More

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Again, Osun re-awards MKO Abiola Airport at N69billion

October 26, 2017 Administrator 0

For the third time, a new company, AWOL International company has agreed to complete the MKO Abiola Airport, Ido-Osun, at a cost of N69billion. The airport project had been awarded twice to different company at different price, but all to no avail. The 2nd Chief Resident Architect of the company new company, Mr Niyi Ogundiran, who appeared before Osun state Read More

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Road accident claims seven traders in Osun

October 24, 2017 Administrator 0

Seven people have died in a motor accident that occurred at a village between Oyo and Osun state on Monday night. The accident, according to investigation occurred at Arolu village in Surulere Local government of Oyo state. The truck was returning to Osogbo, Osun state capital from Kwara state where he went to load yam flour. It was gathered that Read More

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Aregbesola lauds appointment of Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo

October 23, 2017 Administrator 0

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has lauded the choice of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land. He said the Oodua Peoples Congress National coordinator is worthy of the title. The Governor, who spoke at the 50th birthday reception of his Special Adviser on Information and strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon in Iwo, Osun state, Read More

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Zakat foundation distributes N15m to Osun indigents 

October 20, 2017 Administrator 0

An Islamic Non-Governmental Organisation, Zakat and Sadaqah Foundation, has distributed N15,745,000 to the needy indigenes of Osun state with a view to alleviating poverty in the state. ZSF is a non-profit, charitable organization that specialises in collecting and administering Zakat and Sadaqah (compulsory and voluntary Islamic alms giving) from the rich for onward distribution to the poor in line with Read More

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Osun adopts parliamentary system for LG election 

October 18, 2017 Administrator 0

After ten years, Osun state government has concluded arrangement to conduct election into the 30 local government and 34 Local Council Development Areas in the state. The Osun Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC, has therefore adopted parliamentary system of government for the conduct of the election. The chairman, OSIEC, Mr. Segun Oladitan, disclosed this during a stakeholder meeting with Representatives of political Read More

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Man jailed for beating government officials

October 17, 2017 Administrator 0

A 36-year-old man, Nicholas Ighomudo, was on Tuesday remanded at Ilesha prison custody by an Osun State Magistrate’s sitting in Osogbo for allegedly beating two Osun health workers to comma. The accused was said to have molested the officials while they were on an official assignment. The prosecutor, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, told the court that Ighomudo committed the alleged crime on the 14th of Read More

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Ooni celebrates birthday with children

October 16, 2017 Administrator 0

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has reiterated his readiness towards protecting the right of the children in the society. To this end, Oba Adeyeye, Monday, cut his birthday cake with Children of Africa Leadership and Values Development Initiative (CALDEV). The CALDEV, a Non Governmental Organisation, was led by its president, Hon. Bamidele Salam, to the Read More

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Ekiti, Osun guber elections to hold July, September 2018 respectively

October 5, 2017 Administrator 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled July 14, 2018 for the conduct of Ekiti State governorship election. Similarly, the commission has slated the Osun state governorship election for 22nd of September, 2018.. The dates for the two elections were contained in a separate timetable and schedule of activities released Thursday in Abuja by the commission and signed by Read More