News - Osun State

Court Declares ‘State Of Osun’ Illegal, Rebukes Aregbesola

2 days ago /
Nation 

Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has declared the change of the name of the state to the “State of Osun” as illegal, null and void. The ruling followed a case instituted by a human rights activist, Kanmi Ajibola, challenging the legality of the “State of Osun Land Use Charge...

Another 387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

4 days ago /
Nation 

Two new batches of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned back home. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the first batch of 245 returnees and the second batch of 142 others at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The returnees arrived...

12,000 Expectant Mothers In Osun Receive Delivery Kits

4 days ago /
Nation 

Over 12,000 expectant mothers in Osun State on Tuesday, received free delivery Kits under the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ initiative of the Federal Government and the Osun State Government. Each of the delivery kits tagged “Mama kit” contained several items necessary for delivery such as chord clamps, mucus extractors, sterile gloves,...

IBB Reacts To Atiku’s Defection, Expects Successful PDP Convention

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has reacted to the defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  The reaction comes three days after the former vice president announced that he was returning to the PDP, following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

Extracurricular Activities Will Aid Discipline In Students – Aregbesola

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said that the extracurricular activities in schools across the state would help in adding value to the education sector and also ensure good standards and discipline among students. The governor said callisthenics was first introduced into the state in 2012 to ensure character and...

UNILAG, UNN, OAU Top Law School Results

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Students at the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School. While six students at the UNILAG...

Tuition Fees Remain Unchanged, Osun Govt Tells Students

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Osun State Government has called on students in the state-owned higher institutions to handle their reservations on what they called an increase in school fees with a sense of responsibility. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, in a statement on Monday, faulted the reports of tuition fees increment,...

Fayose Congratulates Obiano On Overwhelming Victory

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Governor Willie Obiano for his landslide victory in the just concluded Anambra election. The governor, who spoke on Sunday through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, was convinced that the results clearly showed that connection to the people...

Lasun Faults Aregbesola’s Position On LG Autonomy

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuff on Sunday faulted the position of the Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola on Local Government autonomy. The two leaders have been in a disagreement over the independence of the government at the grass root. While Aregbesola have come up to condemn...

Strike Notice: Aregbesola Blames PDP’s Recklessness For Half Salary

1 month ago /
Nation 

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has blamed the alleged financial  recklessness of the past administration of the Peoples Democratic Party for the inability of his administration to pay full salaries to workers for the past 26 months.    The State's Commissioner for Information, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, said this on...

Police Invite Omisore Over Alleged Attack On Late Adeleke

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Police have invited a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, over an alleged attack on the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke in the build up to the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2014. The late senator, who was a governorship candidate of the PDP shortly...

Osun Airport Project To Be Ready By 2019 – Ogunade

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of All Works of Life Development Organisation (AWOL) International Limited, Mr Nurudeen‎ Ogunlade has said that the Osun state Airport it is handling would be totally completed in 2019. Ogunlade said this after signing the agreement‎, adding that the company will shoulder 100 percent funding of the project. “We are...

Not All Workers In Osun Receive Half Salaries, Says Aregbesola

1 month ago /
Nation 

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that not all the civil servants in the state are being paid half salaries. Governor Aregbesola stated this over the weekend in Osogbo while addressing a Federal Government delegation on digital switchover. “Contrary to the lies you are being fed, it is not all our...

Fayose Commissions Projects, Assures Citizens Of More Dividends Of Democracy

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...


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