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    Osun govt shuts markets indefinitely over coronavirus

Osun govt shuts markets indefinitely over coronavirus

The Osun government has ordered the indefinite suspension of all the markets operating on a weekly basis across the state. Rafiu Isamotu, commissioner for health, disclosed this on Tuesday during a sensitization visit to the market women. Isamotu said the suspension of the weekly markets was necessary to prevent traders from neighbouring states with confirmed cases of coronavirus from coming into Osun. The [...]

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    UNICEF official commends Osun for educational reforms

UNICEF official commends Osun for educational reforms

Tushar Rene, a UNICEF Nigeria field officer, has commended the Osun state government for its educational reform.  In a letter, Rene congratulated the government for the step taken to rejig the education system from 4-5-3-4 to 6-3-3-4. The official also commended the state government for the reintroduction of early childhood development education (ECDE) which he described as necessary for remarkable brain development. ”The [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osun CP pays Alapomu courtesy visit

PHOTOS: Osun CP pays Alapomu courtesy visit

Babatunde Kokumo, Osun state commissioner of police, paid a courtesy visit to Kayode Afolabi, the Alapomu of Apomu. Alapomu commended Kokumo for the improvement in security in the state. He said kidnapping and banditry have reduced since Kokumo took over as the state's commissioner of police. Alapomu advised Kokumo not to relent on the good job he is doing. In his response, Kokumo thanked [...]

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    Osun traditional council suspends oluwo for six months

Osun traditional council suspends oluwo for six months

Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the oluwo of iwo, has been suspended as a member of the Osun state traditional council for six months. The suspension comes a week after the news broke that Akanbi assaulted Dhikurulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, at a peace meeting summoned by an assistant inspector-general of police. Addressing journalists after a meeting of the monarchs on Friday, Wahab Adedotun, orangun [...]

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    Osun monarchs protest, ask Oyetola to suspend oluwo

Osun monarchs protest, ask Oyetola to suspend oluwo

Some traditional rulers and indigenes of Ayedire and OlaOluwa local councils of Osun state on Monday protested against the physical assault of Dhirulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, by Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwoland. Akanbi had attacked Akinropo over a disagreement during a meeting convened by the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG), Zone 11, to resolve a prolonged land dispute. Defending his action, [...]

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    We’ll take appropriate steps, says Osun on ‘oluwo brawl’

We’ll take appropriate steps, says Osun on ‘oluwo brawl’

The Osun state government says appropriate action will be taken over the fight between two monarchs in the state. Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, was reported to have attacked Dhikrulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbagba, over a disagreement during a meeting convened by the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG), Zone 11, to resolve a prolonged land dispute. But Akanbi defended his action, accusing [...]

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    Court sacks ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

Court sacks ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

A state high court in Osogbo, Osun state, has sacked Idowu Adediwura, obalufe of Ife, and ordered his replacement within 21 days. Foluke Awolalu, a judge, gave the ruling on Wednesday. Obalufe, the traditional prime minister of Ife, is next in rank to the ooni. Abayomi Elugbuji, on behalf of himself and the Aga ruling house, had filed a suit challenging the installation [...]

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    Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Osun

Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Osun

The Osun state police command says it has rescued four passengers who were kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday in the state. The gunmen were said to have attacked a commercial bus in Ajeoku village, Obokun local government area of the state, abducting some passengers. Speaking with TheCable on Monday, Sade Odoro, the police spokesperson, said the police have rescued four of the [...]

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    Oyetola urges youth to embrace agriculture

Oyetola urges youth to embrace agriculture

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has called on youth across the country to engage in agricultural activities rather than investing their time in cyber-crime. The governor said this during a facility tour of Bob Jones Farm Limited at Obadimu community, Orolu local government area of the state, on Monday. He said his administration is committed to revamping the agricultural sector in [...]

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    OAU to enjoy 24-hour electricity as varsity begins power generation by October

OAU to enjoy 24-hour electricity as varsity begins power generation by October

Eyitope Ogunbodede, the vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, says the institution will exit the national grid by October to generate its own electricity. Speaking on Monday at a biennial conference of the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Ogunbodede said the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has provided the university with a gas-powered turbine that will [...]

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    Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

The Osun state police command says it has arrested one of the suspected kidnappers of Yinka Adegbehingbe, a professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. Parading the suspects on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Osogbo, Abiodun Ige, the commissioner of police, said the lecturer identified Ladan Usman from Sokoto state, among those who kidnapped him. In May, Adegbehingbe, who [...]

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    Adeleke has gone through a lot, says PDP rep after supreme court verdict

Adeleke has gone through a lot, says PDP rep after supreme court verdict

Oluwole Oke, a member of the house of representatives, says Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, has gone through a lot. Oke, who represents Oriade/Obokun federal constituency in Osun state, spoke after the supreme court delivered a judgement in favour of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He thanked Deji Adeleke, the [...]

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    How Osun LG worker was shot dead by ‘robbers’ on Ife-Ibadan expressway

How Osun LG worker was shot dead by ‘robbers’ on Ife-Ibadan expressway

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Wednesday, attacked passengers on the Ife-Ibadan expressway, killing one person. The deceased was identified as Adenipekun Ademiju, a worker in the Atakumosa west local government area of Osun state. He was in a vehicle heading to Ibadan, Oyo state, when the attackers struck around Ikire, a community along the expressway. According to a witness, the attackers shot indiscriminately [...]

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    Makinde to lawmakers: Oyo can’t move forward if we don’t work together

Makinde to lawmakers: Oyo can’t move forward if we don’t work together

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has called for collaboration among the three arms of government in order to boost governance in the state. The governor made the call  during the inauguration of the 9th assembly in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Monday. He said his administration will respect legislative autonomy and separation of power as enshrined in the constitution. The governor called [...]

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    Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has ordered the cancellation of a proposed trip of local council chairmen in the state to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In a statement on Monday, Adeniyi Adesina, chief press secretary to the governor, said the foreign trip was cancelled owing to the financial situation of the state. The 68 council chairman had proposed to embark on [...]

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    I’ve been vindicated, says Adeleke on appeal court judgement

I’ve been vindicated, says Adeleke on appeal court judgement

Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, says he has been vindicated by the judgement of the appeal court. In a judgement delivered on Thursday, the court set aside the ruling of a federal high court that nullified Adeleke's candidacy over alleged falsification of his secondary school credentials submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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