Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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    Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Hammed Oyelude, the olowu of Owu Kuta in Osun state, says there is need to rebrand the Nigerian Army. Speaking with journalists on Monday in Lagos, the monarch said there should also be transparency in the recruitment of soldiers into the army. He said the army ought to be well-funded and equipped in order to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. "The Nigerian Army should [...]

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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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    Osun SSG tests positive for coronavirus

Osun SSG tests positive for coronavirus

Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the Osun state government, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Rafiu Isamotu, Osun commissioner for health, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. The state also confirmed 10 more COVID-19 cases, while one patient was discharged after testing negative for the virus. According to the commissioner, the rise in the number of cases is as a result of the [...]

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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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    ‘No mask, no entry’ — Osun assembly resumes legislative duties

‘No mask, no entry’ — Osun assembly resumes legislative duties

The Osun house of assembly says workers and visitors will not be allowed entry into its complex without the use of face masks. Timothy Owoeye, speaker of the assembly, disclosed this in a statement issued by Kunle Alabi, his chief press secretary, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday. With 37 confirmed cases, Osun is the 14th state with the highest number [...]

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    Index COVID-19 case in Osun discharged — after 38 days

Index COVID-19 case in Osun discharged — after 38 days

The Osun state government says its index COVID-19 case recovered 38 days after the patient was quarantined for treatment. In a statement on Saturday, Rafiu Isamotu, state commissioner for health, said the patient tested negative twice for the disease and was discharged. He said three health workers in the state have also recovered from the disease, and that another death was recorded. "Thirty [...]

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    COVID-19: One new case in Ondo, 12 in Osun

COVID-19: One new case in Ondo, 12 in Osun

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Osun and Ondo states. While 12 new cases were recorded in Osun, a police officer is currently being monitored at a medical facility in Ondo, after testing positive for coronavirus. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, said the police officer who was tested in Lagos, but came to Ondo, after which he went back to [...]

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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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    EXTRA: Lawyers take cover as suspect coughs repeatedly in court

EXTRA: Lawyers take cover as suspect coughs repeatedly in court

A suspect, on Tuesday, caused mild drama during proceedings at an Osun state magistrate court in Osogbo, the capital. The suspect, identified as Ige, was said to have coughed while his two-count charge of assault was being read. Persistent cough is one of the known symptoms of COVID-19. The prosecuting lawyers, who sat close to the suspect, quickly moved away from him and [...]

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    COVID-19: Osun extends lockdown by two weeks

COVID-19: Osun extends lockdown by two weeks

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun, has extended the lockdown in the state by two weeks. This follows the expiration of the initial 14-day lockdown, which began on March 31, 2020. In a broadcast on Tuesday, Oyetola said he took the decision to ensure the total defeat of coronavirus in Osun. He, however, said the lockdown will be suspended between Wednesday and Thursday to [...]

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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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    We’ve found patient who fled isolation centre, says Osun govt

We’ve found patient who fled isolation centre, says Osun govt

The Osun state government has found the COVID-19 patient who reportedly fled its isolation centre. Ishmael Omipidan, chief press secretary to the governor, said the patient was found on Saturday afternoon. "The missing person has been recovered a few minutes ago," Omipidan said in a Facebook post. There were reports that six patients who tested positive for the disease fled the isolation centre. But [...]

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    Ehanire: Nine new coronavirus cases in Osun came to Nigeria by road

Ehanire: Nine new coronavirus cases in Osun came to Nigeria by road

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the nine new COVID-19 patients in Osun state came into the country from Benin Republic by road. At a media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, the minister said the patients were originally coming from Cote d'Ivoire and had passed through Benin Republic from where they were to link [...]

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    Coronavirus: Osun senator, 20 judges in self-isolation

Coronavirus: Osun senator, 20 judges in self-isolation

Ajibola Basiru, senator representing Osun central, and 20 judges in the state, have gone on self-isolation over concerns that they may have been exposed to coronavirus. Basiru had announced that he self-isolated after his return from the United Kingdom, one of the countries on Nigeria's travel ban list. Rafiu Isamotu, the state commissioner for health, announced on Wednesday that the judges also [...]

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    You can’t suspend me, Oluwo hits back at Osun monarchs

You can’t suspend me, Oluwo hits back at Osun monarchs

Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, has dismissed the suspension imposed on him by the Osun council of traditional rulers, saying he remains in charge of his kingdom. Earlier on Friday, the council had announced that it resolved to suspend Akanbi over his poor conduct to Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo, and Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife. The council also set up a [...]

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