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    Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the current administration has “achieved so much with so little” in its seven years in power.Speaking at the triennial congress of the Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (Osun branch), which took place in Iwo, from Friday to Sunday, Okanlawon asked religious organisations and other stakeholders to fully support educational reforms in [...]

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    CSOs ask Osun assembly to pass LG autonomy bill

CSOs ask Osun assembly to pass LG autonomy bill

Some civil society organisations in Osun state have teamed up with the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to agitate the autonomy for local government in the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution.Addressing a press conference under the auspices of Osun Coalition for Actualization of Local Government Autonomy, Oludare Famoofo, national vice president of NULGE south-west, urged the state house [...]

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    Hostel eviction protest: Remanded OAU students released

Hostel eviction protest: Remanded OAU students released

Five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, who were incarcerated have been granted bail. [...]

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    Osun announces free train service from Lagos to mark Easter celebration

Osun announces free train service from Lagos to mark Easter celebration

The government of Osun says it will provide free train transportation from Lagos on Friday as part of activities to mark the Easter celebration. The state announced this in a statement released on Tuesday by Ismail Adekunle Jayeoba-Alagbada, commissioner for industries, commerce and cooperatives. "We are happy as we again this year 2018, organize to give our people free train service for the 2018 [...]

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    Students who protested OAU eviction remanded in prison

Students who protested OAU eviction remanded in prison

Five students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have been remanded in Kosere prison yard, Ilesha, Osun state, until they meet their bail conditions. [...]

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    OAU evicts students over hostel renovation

OAU evicts students over hostel renovation

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Wednesday instructed security operatives to send students parking out of the halls of residence. [...]

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    Finally, facelift begins at dilapidated OAU halls of residence

Finally, facelift begins at dilapidated OAU halls of residence

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, has begun renovation works in the various halls of residence across the campus. [...]

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    APC makes clean sweep of Osun LG polls

APC makes clean sweep of Osun LG polls

The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced that the 389 candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in Saturday’s councillorship election.Releasing the official results to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday, the chairman of OSIEC, Segun Oladitan, said 318 out of the candidates were returned unopposed.Oladitan said 128 of the returned candidates were from Osun central senatorial district while [...]

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    ‘Mischief makers’ blamed as low turnout mars Osun LG polls

‘Mischief makers’ blamed as low turnout mars Osun LG polls

Segun Oladitan, the chairman of Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), on Saturday said the low turnout at some polling units at the ongoing local government election was due to misinformation.Oladitan while speaking with journalists at the OSIEC secretariat in Osogbo said he was surprised at the reports of low turnout in some polling stations.He blamed the low turnout on misinformation [...]

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    Former Osun LG chairman bags 3-year jail sentence for N22m fraud

Former Osun LG chairman bags 3-year jail sentence for N22m fraud

Rufus Ojo, a former chairman of Orolu local government area of Osun state, has been sentenced to three years in prison for allegedly diverting N22 million meant for the council.David Oladimeji, a judge of the state high court, found Ojo guilty on two of the three counts filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ojo’s trial began [...]

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    Osun workers suspend three-day strike

Osun workers suspend three-day strike

The joint labour unions in Osun on Saturday called off their three-day-old strike embarked upon on Wednesday after meeting with the state government officials.NAN reports that the labour unions, led by Jacob Adekomi, the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), agreed to call off the strike after the state government acceded to some of their demands and a memorandum [...]

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    Osun ‘free train’ takes off from Lagos Saturday morning

Osun ‘free train’ takes off from Lagos Saturday morning

The Osun state government says its annual Christmas and new year free train ride will be out this year to convey holidaymakers from Lagos to the state by 10am on Saturday.Since 2011, the government has been organising free rides for its people in Lagos during festive period.According to a statement, the free train ride is in line with the administration of [...]

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    Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, says Aregbesola erred

Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, says Aregbesola erred

An Osun state high court sitting in Ilesa has declared that the renaming of Osun state as ‘State of Osun’ by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, is illegal and therefore, null and void.Yinka Afolabi, the judge, ruled that the law and its makers were unknown to the 1999 Constitution.In the more than one hour verdict, Afolabi chided Aregbesola for [...]

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    ‘N5.3m tax designed to silence me’ — Aregbesola’s critic cries out

‘N5.3m tax designed to silence me’ — Aregbesola’s critic cries out

Kanmi Ajibola, a human rights lawyer based in Osun state, has accused the state government of imposing an outrageous tax on him because of his stance against the current administration. Ajibola, who is currently the chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa branch, is a critic of Rauf Aregbesola, the governor. Speaking with journalists in Ilesa on Tuesday, the lawyer expressed shock that the state government [...]

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    OAU postpones convocation over non-teaching staff strike

OAU postpones convocation over non-teaching staff strike

The 43rd convocation of the Obafemi Aolowo University (OAU) has been postponed over the strike action embarked upon by non-teaching staff nationwide.Abiodun Olarewaju, public relations officer of OAU, while announcing the postponement on Wednesday, said it was an "unavoidable alternative". [...]

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    Man jailed 5 years for stealing fans

Man jailed 5 years for stealing fans

An Ile-Ife magistrates’ court on Friday sentenced a 20 year-old man, Elijah Adediran, to five years imprisonment for stealing ceiling fans.Adediran, who resides at Ilode, Ile-Ife, was tried on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, but found guilty for stealing.The convict, who begged the magistrate for mercy, pleaded guilty to charge of stealing but denied the allegation of conspiracy.Olalekan Ijiyode, [...]

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