News - Osun State

Ife Clash: Court Begins Trial of Monarch, Others

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...

BREAKING: Drug Overdose Responsible For Adeleke’s Death – Coroner

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Coroner Inquest into the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has ruled that drug overdose was responsible his death. The Coroner, Olusegun Ayilara, in his ruling on Tuesday said that the autopsy and toxicology reports showed there were no traces of poison in Adeleke’s body when he died on April 23,...

 

Osun Govt Provides 163 Water Facilities In Schools

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Osun State Government has provided about 163 water facilities and 326 gender friendly latrines in public schools for effective menstrual hygiene management. The Programme Manager, Osun State Rural Water Environmental Sanitation Agency (RUWESA), Posi Adiatu stated this in Osogbo while speaking during the 2017 Menstrual Hygiene Day. Adiatu, noted that government...

Osun State Assembly To Honour Aregbesola With Honorary Award

1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...


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