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    Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has promised to pay outstanding salaries before the end of this month.Civil servants in the employ of the state government have not received their salaries in the last seven months, leading to series of protest.In a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, director of bureau of communication and strategy in the governor’s office, Aregbesola assured [...]

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    Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Pensioners in Osun state on Wednesday staged a protest to the state house of assembly ‎in Osogbo over the non-payment of their claims in the last eight months.The protesters said they decided to storm the assembly to draw the attention of the legislators to their plight.Addressing journalists during the demonstration, Gabriel Adesoji, the state secretary of the Nigerian Union of [...]

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    PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, to sell the state-owned helicopter in order to raise money to pay workers salaries.Civil servants in the state have not received salaries in the last seven months, forcing the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to threaten indefinite strike action in May.While the governor [...]

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    Aregbesola floors Omisore at Supreme Court

Aregbesola floors Omisore at Supreme Court

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Iyiola Omisore, challenging the court of appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Rauf Aregbesola’s election victory in Osun.Omisore, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the August 9, 2014 election, had challenged Aregbesola’s victory at the election petition tribunal and lost.He appealed against the tribunal’s judgement at the appeal court but lost [...]

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    Osun workers consider indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Osun workers consider indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Adekomi Jacob, chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun, says workers in the state would begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday.He said this was meant to press home demands for their salaries and entitlements that have not been paid in the last six months.Addressing a press briefing in Osogbo, capital of the state on Monday, Jacob lamented the [...]

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    Osun closes 2 schools over protest

Osun closes 2 schools over protest

Titi Laoye-Tomori, deputy governor of Osun state, has ordered the indefinite closure of Government Technical College, Osogbo, and Osogbo High School, over disturbances by the students.Lawrence Oyeniran, a permanent secretary in the ministry of education, said the closure was to curtail any further disturbances in the schools.He advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to stay away [...]

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    Nigeria in serious crisis, says Aregbesola

Nigeria in serious crisis, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of Osun state, on Sunday lamented the spate of bombings in different parts of the country.He noted that the bombing of the Kano central mosque last Friday proved that the nation was in crisis.According to Semiu Okanlawon, the director, bureau of communication who quoted Aregbesola making these statements at the weekly prayer session of Nasrullahi -il Fathi [...]

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    Aregbesola: Poverty, the religion of PDP

Aregbesola: Poverty, the religion of PDP

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not have the interest of Nigeria at heart, calling on the people to vote out the party in 2015.Speaking on Thursday during his second term inauguration, Aregbesola alleged that there was widespread underdevelopment in the country.Aregebsola was declared as the winner of the August 9 election, [...]

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    Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

The election tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ruled in favour of the prayer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Iyiola Omisore to open his case on Monday, November 10, 2014.Earlier, Omisore had contested the results of the August 9 election which returned Rauf Aregebsola as the governor of the state.The case was adjourned following an oral request by [...]

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    Osun teachers give state govt 14 days to avert indefinite strike

Osun teachers give state govt 14 days to avert indefinite strike

Teachers in Osun have given the state government 14-day ultimatum to pay their outstanding allowances, release running grants and provide instructional materials in schools.This was contained in a letter sent to Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).The state chapter of the union warned that failure of the government to meet their demands would [...]

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    INEC notifies Osun electorate of 2015 general election

INEC notifies Osun electorate of 2015 general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun announced on Wednesday that it had published notice of the 2015 general election in line with its timetable and schedule.Mrs Adenike Tadese, the chief public affairs officer of the commission, said the notice had been displayed at the headquarters and local government offices across the state.A statement signed by Mrs Tadese said the [...]

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    Don’t come to Osun river for Ebola cure, Osun govt warns

Don’t come to Osun river for Ebola cure, Osun govt warns

As the annual Osun-Osogbo festival commences, Osun state government has warned pilgrims against seeking the cure for Ebola in the Osun river, which is believed in some quarters to have the potency for curing different ailment.Based on the belief that the river has healing and fertility powers, people from different states besiege it during the festival.Speaking to the News Agency of [...]

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    Ebola fear hits Osun ahead of Osun-Osogbo festival

Ebola fear hits Osun ahead of Osun-Osogbo festival

Some residents of Osogbo have expressed worries over the heavy presence of monkeys in the state and the influx of people to Osun/Osogbo festival, saying there could be breakout of EBola virus since monkeys are known to be carriers of the virus.The grove, where a large number of people visit during the annual Osun/Osogbo festival, is known for attracting monkeys.During an interview with [...]

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    Osun: Aregbesola ‘looking good’ to return

Osun: Aregbesola ‘looking good’ to return

Osun Governor Rauf Aregbesola is looking very good for a second term as results from Saturday's election continue to pour in from various polling units and booths in the state.However, voting in Iwo and Ejigbo ─ two large districts ─ started late as a result of massive voter turnout, which overwhelmed the electoral officers.Aregbesola's challenger, Dr. Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples [...]

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    Osun poll: APC alleges arrest of Lai Mohammed

Osun poll: APC alleges arrest of Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that security operatives arrested Alhaji Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary in Osogbo, capital of Osun state very late on Friday.The party, which had raised series of alarm in the buildup to the gubernatorial election in the state, earlier released a statement, saying that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was collaborating with the [...]

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    Two police commissioners for Osun two days before governorship election

Two police commissioners for Osun two days before governorship election

As part of preparations for the governorship election in Osun state, the police service commission redeployed two different commissioners to the state within 48 hours.Mrs. Dorothy Gimba, state commissioner of police since last year (pictured), was replaced with Mr. Ibrahim Maishanu on Thursday – just two days to the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday.But just as the new commissioner was [...]

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