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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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    Business boom in Osun ahead of election

Business boom in Osun ahead of election

The gubernatorial elections scheduled for Saturday, August 9, has turned around the economic fortunes of Osun state, as business activities have received a tremendous boost dating back to the campaign period.From small scale businesses such as recharge cards sale and commercial transportation to restaurant outlets and even hospitality, businesses have enjoyed the influx of people for the election.A commercial cab operator who [...]

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Civil Defence officer arrested for murder

Lasisi Kabir Iyanda, an assistant inspector of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has been arrested for the murder of 32-year-old teacher, Kamaldeen Muritala.Iyanda, who is currently in police custody, allegedly stabbed Muritala, a teacher attached to Titilope Islamic Comprehensive High School, to death on June 27, 2014 in Osun state.Police spokesman, Frank Mba, said on Sunday that preliminary inquiry [...]

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APC’s loss, PDP’s gain

Mr. Sunday Olaoye, the elder brother of Osun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Declaring his allegiance to the PDP, Laoye said he left the APC because he was “used and dumped.’’Olaoye, who was a chieftain of the APC in Osun, where his sister emerged as the deputy governor [...]

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    Aregbesola: No plan to sack workers

Aregbesola: No plan to sack workers

Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the people of the state to dispel rumours making the rounds that he plans to sack workers if re-elected.Speaking with NAN in Osogbo, a senior special assistant to the governor, Mr Olatunbosun Oyinloye, said the speculation that Aregbessola would reduce the state's labour force, if re-elected, is the handiwork of the opposition."Governor Aregbesola [...]

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    Merciful judge pardons teenager initially jailed for disrespect

Merciful judge pardons teenager initially jailed for disrespect

Mr.Olusola Aluko, presiding judge of a Magistrates’ court in Osogbo, Osun State, has pardoned 19-year-old, Olusola Tunde, who was confined to three months imprisonment for disrespecting a magistrate.Aluko said the remorseful countenance of the convict earned him the pardon.However, he gave Tunde an option of N2,500 fine.The prosecutor, Insp Isiaka Ajadi, had earlier told the court that the convict committed [...]

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