Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "osun state"

    When Osun humbled a god‎

When Osun humbled a god‎

Osun, second wife of Sango, after whom "the state of Osun" is named, holds a special place in the pantheon of Yoruba mythology‎.Osun, goddess of fertility, was a great cook. She‎ held Sango in her thrall with her cooking. That was the power she had over him. She was also very clever. She wheedled Oba, Sango's first wife, into [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘INEC can’t amend the constitution’ — and other reactions to inconclusive Osun poll

‘INEC can’t amend the constitution’ — and other reactions to inconclusive Osun poll

Nigerians on social media are reacting to the outcome of the governorship election in Osun state.The election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the difference between the cancelled votes and margin between the candidates with the highest votes.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Bumper harvest for Osun traders as residents rush to market ahead election

Bumper harvest for Osun traders as residents rush to market ahead election

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun governorship battle

Osun governorship battle

The top echelon of the All Progressives Party relocated to Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Tuesday campaigning for the governorship election scheduled for Saturday. From the president to the party chairman, governors and ministers with other apparatchiks, ensuring the party’s victory in the election engaged their attention and time.Once a general, always a general and so to President Muhammadu [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says the state has the highest happiness index and lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria. He said this while addressing reporters after the fitness walk organised for the 20,000 youths absorbed into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) in Osogbo.He said the state has been able to achieve this feat because of the youth engagement programmes of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PHOTOS: Thousands storm PDP mega rally in Osun

PHOTOS: Thousands storm PDP mega rally in Osun

A mammoth crowd attended the mega rally of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Saturday.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party; Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state; Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, are some of the top members of the party who attended the rally.Below are pictures: [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the current administration has “achieved so much with so little” in its seven years in power.Speaking at the triennial congress of the Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (Osun branch), which took place in Iwo, from Friday to Sunday, Okanlawon asked religious organisations and other stakeholders to fully support educational reforms in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

The national school feeding programme appears to be going well when MANSUR IBRAHIM assessed its implementation in Osun state. But there were ominous signs as vendors complained about catering for more pupils than agreed and teachers expressed unhappiness with "teaching on empty stomachs" as a result of issues with their salaries.STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe feeding programme has increased school enrolment Food [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun sets up panel to unravel cause of Adeleke’s death

Osun sets up panel to unravel cause of Adeleke’s death

The Osun state government has set up an inquest concerning the death of Isiaka Adeleke who until his death was representing Osun west constituency in the senate.In a statement on Sunday, Rauf Aregbesola, the governor, said the state is poised to unravel the circumstances surrounding the violence that heralded his burial.Adeleke's burial had witnessed pockets of violence, including protests. Aggrieved [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, dies at 62

Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, dies at 62

Isiaka Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, is dead.Adeleke reportedly died on Sunday morning at Biket Hospital in Osogbo, after suffering a heart attack.His colleague at the senate, Shehu Sani, described the late Adeleke as a "principled and responsible gentleman"."Senator Isiaka Adeleke is a calm, principled and responsible gentleman. He represented his people with maturity, dignity and distinction. Adieu," the senator representing [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Dambazau: No crisis between Yoruba, Hausa in Ile-Ife

Dambazau: No crisis between Yoruba, Hausa in Ile-Ife

Abdulrahman‎ Dambazau, minister of interior, says there's no crisis between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in Ile-Ife, Osun state, despite the recent clash that claimed lives and destroyed properties.The clash had forced the state government to declare a two-day curfew in the ancient town.The minister while speaking with journalists at the weekend‎ condemned the extent of damage and said that government had the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ile-Ife crisis: No reprisal attack in the north, says Kwankwanso

Ile-Ife crisis: No reprisal attack in the north, says Kwankwanso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central district, says so far, there has been no reprisal attacks against the Yoruba living in the north, following the crisis which erupted in Ile-Ife last week.Kwankwaso said this in the Sabo area of the ancient city after meeting with members of the Hausa community inside a mosque.Accompanied by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Facing the reality of hunger, the Osun way

Facing the reality of hunger, the Osun way

BY ADEKUNLE OWOLABIFood is as important and central to human existence as air. For sustenance, therefore, human beings the world over need food as of necessity. Whether they will get food to eat is a horse of another colour.Today, across the world, an alarming 4 to 5 billion people suffering from hunger, significant percentage of this figure is from Africa. And [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun has the ‘highest rate’ of circumcised women in Nigeria

Osun has the ‘highest rate’ of circumcised women in Nigeria

Nearly eight in 10 women have undergone circumcision in Osun, according to UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).The statistics of Ebonyi was also rated next to Osun, with Ekiti coming third, Imo, fourth, and Oyo, 5th."FGM comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other cutting of or injury to the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Onu: Aregbesola has revived the lost glory in Nigeria’s education system

Onu: Aregbesola has revived the lost glory in Nigeria’s education system

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, says the innovative ideas of Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, has revived the lost glory of the country's educational system.Speaking at the 14th meeting of the National Council on Science and Technology holding in Osogbo, Onu said the state has been re-energised in both human and capital potentials."I can say this over and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ikeji-Ile High School celebrates 40th anniversary

Ikeji-Ile High School celebrates 40th anniversary

Ikeji-Ile High School, Ikeji-Ile Ijesa — one of the secondary schools established in the ‘7os by David Medayese Jemibewon, a major-general, while serving as the military governor of (old) Oyo state — has come of age.It is 40 solid years old now. And the old students of the school, in conjunction with the founders, are celebrating the milestone in September [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement