News - Osun State

PDP Special Convention: National Caretaker Committee Extended By Four Months

2 days 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

3 days 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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...

Students Protest In Court Over OAU VC’s Arraignment

1 month ago /
Nation 

Some students and workers are currently protesting at the High Court of Justice Ede, Osun State over the arraignment of the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Anthony Elujoba. The protest commenced after the Judge, David Oladimeji asked that Elujoba be remanded in Ilesha prison pending the ruling...

Asset Declaration Will Boost Nigeria’s Income-to-GDP – Minister

1 month ago /
Business and Economy  

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has explained that the newly launched Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), is a credible platform put in place for defaulting Nigerian taxpayers to work out a flexible way to pay their outstanding tax liabilities. Speaking in Abuja after the launch of VAIDS...

Ademola Adeleke Wins Osun West Senatorial Bye-Election

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the just concluded Osun west senatorial bye-election. Ademola Adeleke, who won in nine Local Government Areas in the district out of 10, polled 97480 to beat Senator Mudashir Hussein of the APC who...

Osun Bye-Election: Counting Of Votes Concluded As Collation Of Results Starts

1 month ago /
Politics 

Counting of votes for the bye-election has been concluded in all the 10 local governments across the Osun West Senatorial district in Osun State. Collation of results has also commenced at the ward level across the 110 wards in the senatorial district for onward collation at the senatorial district headquarters in...

BREAKING: Chaos In Osogbo As UNIOSUN Students Take Over Streets

1 month ago /
Nation 

There is pandemonium in Osun State as students of the state's university have taken over the streets of Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, in a violent protest against the alleged ritual killing of their colleague. The irate students had on Tuesday burnt down a house close to where the deceased body...

Osun Govt Registers 24,000 Cooperative Societies To Boost Economic Growth

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Osun State Government says it has registered more than 24,000 cooperative societies in the state towards economic growth. The Special Adviser to the Governor, Mr Gbenga Awosode, made this known while marking the International Cooperative Day in Osogbo, the state's capital. The programme themed, Cooperative Ensures ‘No One Is Left Behind’...

INEC Says Osun Bye-Election Will Hold

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the Osun-West Bye-election would hold has scheduled. According to INEC, there would not be postponement of the election. The electoral body was reacting to a statement credited to state chairman of the PDP, Soji Adagunodo which alleged that there were serious moves by...

Ife Clash: Court Begins Trial of Monarch, Others

2 months ago /
Nation 

An Osogbo High Court in Osun State has commenced the trial of the six persons arraigned in connection with the Ife communal clash. The suspects – Oba Ademola Ademiluyi, Pastor Taiwo Fakuwajo, Akeem Eluwole, Bamidele Elurisanmi, Jimoh Sakiru, and Daniel Olanrewaju – had earlier been arraign on April 28, 2017, on...

June 12: Aregbesola Says Nigeria Needs Only Six States

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for the restructuring of the country, warning that the current structure with 36 states will not work in the face of current economic realities. Governor Aregbesola made this call while speaking at an event to mark the 24th anniversary of the annulled June...

Those Responsible For Iwo Robbery Won’t Escape Justice, Says Aregbesola

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has said those responsible for the robbery in Iwo, Osun on Tuesday (June 7) will not escape justice. Aregbesola stated this in reaction to the dastardly robbery attack on some banks that took place in Iwo on Tuesday, which left four casualties in its wake. The...

Students, Workers Demand For Better Welfare As OAU Gets New VC

2 months ago /
Nation 

Students and workers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun state have called on the new management of the institution to provide adequate welfare for the people. The call is coming on the heels of the inauguration of the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede at the Oduduwa...

INEC Registers Five New Political Parties

2 months ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties. According to the Commission, 95 associations applied for registration as political parties, but it approved five applications which met the constitutional requirements for registration. The parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP); Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA); New Generation Party of Nigeria...

Ekiti Petroleum Marketers Suspend Strike

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and other related oil and gas unions in Ekiti State have resolved to suspend the over two-week-old industrial action embarked upon by their members with immediate effect. This follows a peace parley chaired by...


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