Monday, February 18, 2019

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    IPC trains journalists on election reporting

IPC trains journalists on election reporting

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the International Press Centre (IPC), in collaboration with the European Union (EU), held a training for about 40 journalists on professional reporting of the electoral process.The two-day workshop took place between December 20 and 21 in Osun state.Facilitators at the workshop were Muyiwa Popoola, professor of journalism at Ajayi Crowther University; Taiwo Obe, founder [...]

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    Adeboye: I avoided my village for 13 years because family members wanted to kill me

Adeboye: I avoided my village for 13 years because family members wanted to kill me

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has revealed that he ran away from his village for 13 years.He made the disclosure on Monday — the first day of the 2018 Holy Ghost Congress at the Redemption Camp.Preaching about the power of God's light over the darkness of evil forces, he disclosed that in the early [...]

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    Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

Aregbesola unveils 10-year development plan — five days to end of tenure

The Osun government on Thursday launched a 10-year development plan aimed at improving the economy of the state as well as human capital.The unveiling takes place five days before the end of Rauf Aregbesola's tenure as governor of the state.Olalekan Yinusa, the state's commissioner for economic planning, budget and development, said the Osun Development Plan 2019-2028 was hinged on four [...]

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    APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the last governorship election in Osun, to face his "fraud case" and stop dragging the party into his affair.In a statement on Wednesday, Kunle Oyatomi, APC director of publicity, research and strategy in the state, said the PDP candidate was looking [...]

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    ‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

‘I feel bad for Nigeria’ — and other reactions to Oyetola’s victory

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the conduct of the Osun rerun election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), emerged winner of the rerun which was marred by voter harassment and intimidation.While supporters of Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are crying foul over the poll, it is [...]

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    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 [...]

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    ‘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 [...]

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

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

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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: [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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