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    COVID-19: Oyetola locks down 4 LGAs

COVID-19: Oyetola locks down 4 LGAs

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun, has ordered the total lockdown of four local government areas (LGAs) in the state. The LGAs affected are Ilesa east, Ilesa west, Atakumosa east and Atakumosa west. The lockdown, which will begin on July 7, will run for seven days at first, but may be extended "if the compliance level is not encouraging". The directive was contained in [...]

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    Man arrested for ‘defiling’ 13-year-old daughter

Man arrested for ‘defiling’ 13-year-old daughter

The Osun state police command says it arrested Adeleye Fayemiwo, a 50-year-old man, for defiling his 13-year-old daughter. In a statement, Opalola Yemisi, spokesperson for the state police command, said the suspect was arrested following a report from a complainant. Yemisi said the victim had been taken to hospital for examination and treatment. “On June 17, 2020 at about 0700hrs, one Adeleye Fayemiwo [...]

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    Oyetola loses deputy chief of staff

Oyetola loses deputy chief of staff

Adejare Adebisi, deputy chief of staff to Adegboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has died. According to Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to the governor who disclosed this on the state government’s official Twitter page, Adebisi died on Friday night after a brief illness. https://twitter.com/StateofOsun/status/1271730177161203713 The state government said Adebisi’s death had nothing to do with COVID-19. “He died last night after a brief [...]

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    This is the end of ‘State of Osun’ as we know it, court rules

This is the end of ‘State of Osun’ as we know it, court rules

Rauf Aregbesola, as governor, renamed Osun state as "State of Osun" in 2011 -- as part of his campaign for the "restructuring" of Nigeria and "true federalism". He had copied the style of American states which are referred to, for instance, as "state of New York" rather than "New York state". Not so fast, the Osun state high court sitting in Osogbo, [...]

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    82-year-old hypertensive patient recovers from COVID-19 in Osun

82-year-old hypertensive patient recovers from COVID-19 in Osun

An 82-year-old woman in Osun state has recovered from coronavirus. Rafiu Isamotu, commissioner for health in the state, broke the news on Friday evening. Isamotu said the woman recovered after receiving nine-day treatment at the isolation centre in Asubiaro, Osogbo, the state capital. The commissioner said the Octogenerian recovered despite being hypertensive. He said she beat the odd of infected elderly people with chronic [...]

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    10 Chinese arrested for illegal mining in Osun

10 Chinese arrested for illegal mining in Osun

Ten Chinese nationals and a Ghanaian have been arrested for illegal mining in Osun state. They were arrested by officials of the joint task force (JTF) and Amotekun corps on Monday during a raid on mining sites in some communities in Atakumosa west local government area of the state. Residents of the area who noticed the activities of the illegal miners were [...]

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    Oluwo commends Buhari for approving tertiary institution in Iwo

Oluwo commends Buhari for approving tertiary institution in Iwo

Abdulrosheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo land, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the establishment of a Federal College of Education in Iwo, Osun state. In a statement Alli Ibraheem, the monarch's press secretary, issued on his behalf, Akanbi assured the president and Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, of the support of the community towards the smooth take-off of the [...]

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    Osun: 49 fresh returnees from Ivory Coast tested negative for COVID-19

Osun: 49 fresh returnees from Ivory Coast tested negative for COVID-19

Funke Egbemode, commissioner for information and civic orientation in Osun, says the 49 returnees from Ivory Coast who entered the state on Wednesday tested negative for COVID-19. In a statement on Thursday, Egbemode asked residents of the state to dismiss reports that the state government allowed a new batch of returnees into the state without vetting by the appropriate agencies. In March, [...]

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    Osun warns against Easter, Juma’at gatherings, says lockdown not lifted

Osun warns against Easter, Juma’at gatherings, says lockdown not lifted

Osun state government says religious gatherings in the state are still prohibited and that the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus has not been lifted. In a tweet shared on the official page of the state government, Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, said there should be no gathering for the Easter celebrations, Juma’at prayers or any other [...]

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    COVID-19: Anxiety in Osun as ‘67 travellers from Ivory Coast head for state’

COVID-19: Anxiety in Osun as ‘67 travellers from Ivory Coast head for state’

There is panic in Osun as 67 travellers from Ivory Coast head to Ejigbo, a town in the state, sources at the government house have told TheCable.  In March, the state received 127 returnees from Ivory Coast among whom 17 tested positive for COVID-19.  A source said the state has been alerted of another 67 coming to Ejigbo, and that it would [...]

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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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