News - Osun State

Osun State Assembly To Honour Aregbesola With Honorary Award

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Osun State House of Assembly would on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, honour the Governor of the State, Rauf Aregbesola with Honorary Life Member of the House. The Legislative honour would be corroborated with annual lecture as part of the programmes listed to mark his 60th birthday celebration. According to a statement...

Adeleke’s Death: Coroner Summons Commissioner Of Police

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Coroner overseeing the inquest into the death of the first executive governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has threatened to issue a bench warrant on the Commissioner of Police in the state and other police officers. The coroner, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, said he would issue the warrant if they...

Adeleke’s Death: Witnesses Give Contradictory Testimonies

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Coroner inquest into the death of the first executive governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, admitted evidence on Monday at its second sitting at the Osun State High Court. The State Deputy Governor, Titi Tomori-Laoye; the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo; and the Chief Medical Director...

Angry LAUTECH Students Disrupt UTME, Shut Out Workers

1 week ago /
Nation 

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso have prevented candidates from taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the university. The students also prevented both academic and non-academic staff of the university from entering the premises on Monday. The students said their action was in protest against the failure of...

Adeleke’s Family Shuns Coroner Inquest

1 week ago /
Nation 

The family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke has shunned the Coroner inquest into his death, backing its resolve not to be involved in the process with action. Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, had on May 3 ordered the inquest amid controversy over the Senator’s sudden death. The Coroner’s inquest headed by...

Medical Doctors in Osun Protest Against Unpaid Salaries

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Medical doctors in Osun State on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo over unpaid salaries and poor healthcare facilities in state-owned health institutions. The doctors, members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Osun Chapter, carried placards, and marched from the association’s secretariat on Gbogon/Ibadan Road to the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park...

Adeleke Died At The Prime Of His Political Career – Bisi Akande

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Osun State and the first National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has expressed his grief over the demise of Senator Isiaka Adeleke. The former governor said Senator Adeleke died at the prime of his political career, adding that he was a young vibrant...

Accept Adeleke’s Death As God’s Will, Saraki Urges Supporters

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, ‎has asked the family and supporters of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke to embrace peace and accept his demise as the will of God. The Senate President said this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ede, Osun...

Senator Isiaka Adeleke Finally Laid To Rest

1 month ago /
Nation 

It has been an atmosphere of tears and anger in parts of Osun State as Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who died in the early hours of Sunday, April 23, 2017, at a private hospital in Osogbo, was laid to rest on Monday. Mr Adeleke was the first civilian governor of Osun state...

We Will Miss Adeleke’s Political Expertise – Akeredolu

1 month ago /
Nation 

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke as a consummate gentleman whose brand of politics endeared him to many. Governor Akeredolu, who paid tribute to the departed lawmaker in a statement, said his death was a great loss, not only to...

FG To Recover Pension Remitted To Accounts Of 53,000 Ghost Workers – Adeosun

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said her ministry is working with the National Pension Commission to recover the pensions paid into the Retirement Savings Accounts of ghost workers. She said about 53,000 ghost workers had so far been removed from the Federal Government payroll. Adeosun stated, “The Presidential Initiative on...

Osun Commences Signage Enforcement Law

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Executive Vice Chairman of Osun State Signage, Hoarding and Advertisement Agency also known as O’Signage, Mrs Dupe Ajayi-Gbadebo has indicated the readiness of her agency to commence the enforcement of the signage law in the state to ensure strict compliance . Addressing pressmen on Monday at the Correspondent Chapel Secretariat...

Osun Government Debunks Reports On Fresh Crisis In Ile-Ife

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Osun State Government has clarified that no fresh crisis started in Ile-Ife town over the weekend. Several news outlets had over the weekend claimed that nine persons were injured in a skirmish that broke out in the ancient town of Ile-Ife. Speaking to newsmen in Osogbo, Mr Tope Adejumo, the Special...

FEC Approves N403m For Fire Service Water Tankers

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the Federal Executive Council has approved N403million to buy 15 water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service to further revamp the fire service unit. “Today’s council approved the procurement of some water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service, this is in an attempt...

Ile-Ife Crisis: Aregbesola Inaugurates Commission Of Enquiry

1 month ago /
Nation 

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has set up a five-man commission of enquiry to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the bloody crisis that ravaged the ancient city of Ile-ife on March 8, 2017. The Commission was given four weeks to complete its job and members include: Justice M.A...

OSBC, Osun Assembly Plan Befitting Burial For Journalist

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Osun state Broadcasting Corporatio (OSBC) and the state House of Assembly have arranged to give a befitting burial to the House of Assembly correspondent, Nathaniel Abimbola, who died in a motor accident last weekend. The Chairman, OSBC board, Hon. Kola Akanji, disclosed this when a group, Asiwaju Grassroot Foundation (AGF),...

Fashola Restates Govt. Determination To Complete Ongoing Project

1 month ago /
Nation 

Minister of power, works and housing, Babtunde Raji Fashola has restated the federal government’s determination to ensure that on-going projects in the country are completed on time. The minister stated this during an inspection tour of some federal projects in oyo state and the commissioning of 100 units of 3-bedroom flats...

FG To Secure Bonds For Repayment Of Cummulative Debts

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured that it will approach the capital market to secure bonds for the repayment of cumulative debts incurred by states on the rehabilitation of federal roads in their respective domain. The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known during a visit to the...

Ile Ife Crisis: Security Operatives Commence Evacuation Of Hausas

2 months ago /
Nation 

Security operatives have commenced evacuation of thousands of Hausas who have been displaced, owing to the crisis that broke out around the Sabo area of Ile Ife, Osun state. The communal clash that engulfed many lives and homes was said to have occurred after an altercation between a Yoruba woman and...

Ife-Ife Crisis: Government Imposes Two-Day Curfew

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Osun Government has imposed a two-day curfew in Ile-Ife over the crisis that eru pted on Wednesday in which some people were killed. The fight between Yoruba and Hausa communities in Sabo area in Ile-Ife also led to loss of properties. In a statement, a media aide to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, Mr...


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