News - Osun State

Fayose Commissions Projects, Assures Citizens Of More Dividends Of Democracy

1 week ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has commissioned a number of projects spread across various communities in the state, as part of activities marking his 3rd year anniversary in office. Among projects commissioned by the governor are the newly completed two and half kilometer Ori-Apata-Nata Nova Road Ado Ekiti, rural electrification of Irasa...

Osun Police Boss Warns Against “Get-Rich-Quick” Attitude

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The Osun state commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye has advised Nigerians to avoid engaging themselves in any means of getting rich quickly as so many people have fallen victims of fraudsters who often lure innocent citizens into their net.  The commissioner of police gave the piece of advice while parading...

INEC Releases Dates For Ekiti, Osun Governorship Election

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission INEC, has fixed 14 July 20-18 for the conduct of Ekiti state governorship election. Addressing newsmen at the headquarters of INEC in Abuja, the national commissioner in charge of voter education and election monitoring, Solomon Soyebi said campaigns by political parties and candidates will begin on...

PDP Apologises To Oyinlola, Admits Injustice

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has apologised to its former National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, for what it called the “injustice” he suffered in the party which led to his exit from its fold. Chairman of the PDP Caretaker Committee in Osun State, Sarafadeen Ishola, led a delegation of party leaders...

INEC To Release Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls Timetable

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to release the timetable for Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections coming up in 2018. At a meeting with resident electoral commissioners on Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said that INEC had started preparations for the elections in the two...

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Fair Election – Fayose

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the...

Osun NMA Calls Off Strike

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Medical Association Osun State branch has called off its seven-day warning strike and directed all its members return to work. Speaking to newsmen after a meeting with its members, the Chairman, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke, says the state government has commenced talks with the NMA hence the decision to put...

FG Feeds 3 Million School Kids

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Over 19,000 schools and about three million pupils  have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. According to figures released by the Vice President’s Office,  2,918,842 schoolchildren from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states of the federation have so far...

Osun Gov. Harps On Importance Of Culture In National Development

1 month ago /
Arts and Culture  Nation 

Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola says Nigerians must begin to understand the essence of culture in national development if the country truly intends to diversify the economy and move away from oil.  Aregbesola stated this at the national conference of the national institute for hospitality and tourism held in Osogbo,...

Deputy Speaker House Of Reps. Yusuf Backs Devolution Of Powers

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Deputy Speaker House Of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf says devolution of powers at the centre is the answer to the calls for restructuring in Nigeria. Speaking with newsmen at his country home in Ilobu, Osun state, Yusuf said too much concentration of power at the centre is responsible for the slow pace of socio-economic...

Osun State Police Parades Suspected Internet Fraudster

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Osun state police command on Monday paraded a suspected internet fraudster, Agboola Femi for allegedly duping an American man of 80,000 dollars. The Osun police commissioner, Fimihan Adeoye while parading the suspect before newsmen in Oshogbo said, the suspect was said to have posed as a woman to the unsuspecting...

Police Arrest Internet Fraudster In Osun

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Osun state Police Command has arrested a suspected Nigerian fraudster, Femi Agbolade for pretending to a relationship-seeking American male citizen as a woman and duping him of 80,000 dollars. Parading Agbolade among other suspects on Monday, the state Commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye, said that the suspect pretended to be...

New Pro-Chancellor Raises Hope On LAUTECH Early Reopening

2 months ago /
Nation 

The new Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, has said the university will reopen for normal activities in some days’ time. Afolabi, who said this at a press conference he addressed  in Osogbo on Monday alongside other new members of the...

PDP Special Convention: National Caretaker Committee Extended By Four Months

2 months ago /
Politics 

The special non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has extended the tenure of the national caretaker committee, by four months. This was the highlight of resolutions adopted at the convention, which held in Abuja on Saturday. The party also ratified the dissolution of Anambra state executive, dissolved the executive committee...

FG Has Spent N6bn On School Feeding Programme In 14 States – Presidency

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that a total of 14 states now benefit from the school feeding programme set up by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement by the spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, the Presidency also noted that it is now close to its target...

Ministry Of Health To Provide Three Million Insecticide Nets

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Health on Monday disclosed plans to distribute about three million mosquito nets to every household in Osun State. The Director, Malaria Control in the State Ministry of Health, Mrs Nurat Adeyanju, who highlighted the benefits of sleeping inside mosquito nets said the projection is to achieve 100%...

1999 Constitution Is Nigeria’s Greatest Misadventure – Bisi Akande

2 months ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Osun State, Adebisi Akande has described the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the greatest misadventure of the country, saying that the law can not make the progress of Nigeria work. Akande made the call for the replacement of the Constitution with the 1963...

Oyo, Osun Approve Governing Council For LAUTECH

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Oyo and Osun state governments have announced the immediate constitution of a Governing Council for the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed on Monday by the Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli. According to the state governments, the...

In Second Tranche, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano Get Highest Paris Club Refunds

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday evening released the details of the second tranche of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with five states receiving N10bn each. The funds were released on the premise that a minimum of 75 per cent of the funds...

Osun Govt Mourns Bisi Akande’s Wife’s Death

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Osun State Government has expressed its condolence over the death of the wife of a former governor of the state, Bisi Akande, Omowumi. A press statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, on Wednesday said Mrs Akande died on Tuesday at a private hospital after a...


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