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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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    27 first class graduates offered employment by Oduduwa varsity

27 first class graduates offered employment by Oduduwa varsity

Chibuzor Nwoke, vice chancellor of Oduduwa University, says 27 first class students have been offered automatic employment by the institution.Speaking during a pre-convocation press briefing, he said the first class graduates would be given jobs with the university provided they are interested. [...]

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    OAU SU president impeached over ‘involvement in attack on students’

OAU SU president impeached over ‘involvement in attack on students’

The parliament of the Obafemi Awolowo University students’ union says it has impeached its president, Oyekan Ibukun Edwards.The Nation reports that Oyekan was impeached on Saturday, November 4, on the grounds of alleged gross misconduct, which include his alleged involvement in an attack on students. [...]

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    Bowen University awards first class degrees to 81 graduates

Bowen University awards first class degrees to 81 graduates

The Bowen University, Iwo, Osun, on Saturday awarded first class degrees to 81 graduating students at its 12th convocation.Mattews Ojo, the institution’s vice-chancellor, made this known while delivering his convocation speech at the university’s premises in Iwo. [...]

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    I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he is not happy paying half salary to civil servants and political appointees in the state.Adelani Baderinwa, the state’s commissioner for information and strategy, said this in Osogbo, the state capital.Baderinwa quoted the governor as saying this when the federal government team on digital switchover visited him.He said no reasonable person or government [...]

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    NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun command, on Saturday disclosed that it destroyed 60.8 hectares of India hemp (Cannabis Sativa) farm at Ikeji Arakeji, in the state.Samuel Egbeola, the state commandant of the NDLEA, disclosed this during an interview with journalists at the agency’s office in Osogbo.According to Egbeola, the hemp farm was discovered and destroyed on Thursday, [...]

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    Chairman of Osun NUJ correspondents’ chapel bags award of excellence

Chairman of Osun NUJ correspondents’ chapel bags award of excellence

Hameed Oyegbade, chairman of of the correspondents' chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Osun state, has been given an award of excellence.  The Osun state chapter of Congress of Nigerian Youth CONYO, which singled out Oyegbade for honour, said it is in recognition of his contributions to the society.Taiwo Adedayo, coordinator of CONYO in the state, presented the plaque to [...]

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    Tension as youth clash with policemen over death of Osun resident

Tension as youth clash with policemen over death of Osun resident

Some aggrieved youth attempted to burn down the Oja-Oba divisional police station in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Sunday.This followed the death of a young man identified as Segun Emir. The suspects claimed that a policeman shot Emir in the chest after an argument.A witness said the deceased was rushed to a private hospital in the Gbeje area of the [...]

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