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    Man arrested for ‘defiling’ 13-year-old daughter

Man arrested for ‘defiling’ 13-year-old daughter

The Osun state police command says it arrested Adeleye Fayemiwo, a 50-year-old man, for defiling his 13-year-old daughter. In a statement, Opalola Yemisi, spokesperson for the state police command, said the suspect was arrested following a report from a complainant. Yemisi said the victim had been taken to hospital for examination and treatment. “On June 17, 2020 at about 0700hrs, one Adeleye Fayemiwo [...]

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    COVID-19: Doctors donate supplies to health centres in Osun

COVID-19: Doctors donate supplies to health centres in Osun

A group of doctors under the aegis of the Global Health Adolescent and Development Initiative have donated medical supplies to three health centres to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Osun state. The doctors are Ayilola Babatunde, Atoyebi Temiloluwa, Awede Kehinde, Adedoyin Samson, Salami Olatubosun, Gambo Emmanuel and Olaobaju Oluwatosin Isaac. The health facilities the materials were donated to are Aderemi public [...]

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    Oyetola loses deputy chief of staff

Oyetola loses deputy chief of staff

Adejare Adebisi, deputy chief of staff to Adegboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has died. According to Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to the governor who disclosed this on the state government’s official Twitter page, Adebisi died on Friday night after a brief illness. https://twitter.com/StateofOsun/status/1271730177161203713 The state government said Adebisi’s death had nothing to do with COVID-19. “He died last night after a brief [...]

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    This is the end of ‘State of Osun’ as we know it, court rules

This is the end of ‘State of Osun’ as we know it, court rules

Rauf Aregbesola, as governor, renamed Osun state as "State of Osun" in 2011 -- as part of his campaign for the "restructuring" of Nigeria and "true federalism". He had copied the style of American states which are referred to, for instance, as "state of New York" rather than "New York state". Not so fast, the Osun state high court sitting in Osogbo, [...]

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    Osun warns against Easter, Juma’at gatherings, says lockdown not lifted

Osun warns against Easter, Juma’at gatherings, says lockdown not lifted

Osun state government says religious gatherings in the state are still prohibited and that the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus has not been lifted. In a tweet shared on the official page of the state government, Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, said there should be no gathering for the Easter celebrations, Juma’at prayers or any other [...]

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    Osun govt shuts markets indefinitely over coronavirus

Osun govt shuts markets indefinitely over coronavirus

The Osun government has ordered the indefinite suspension of all the markets operating on a weekly basis across the state. Rafiu Isamotu, commissioner for health, disclosed this on Tuesday during a sensitization visit to the market women. Isamotu said the suspension of the weekly markets was necessary to prevent traders from neighbouring states with confirmed cases of coronavirus from coming into Osun. The [...]

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    UNICEF official commends Osun for educational reforms

UNICEF official commends Osun for educational reforms

Tushar Rene, a UNICEF Nigeria field officer, has commended the Osun state government for its educational reform.  In a letter, Rene congratulated the government for the step taken to rejig the education system from 4-5-3-4 to 6-3-3-4. The official also commended the state government for the reintroduction of early childhood development education (ECDE) which he described as necessary for remarkable brain development. ”The [...]

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    Nigerian lady narrates how LASU student was ‘murdered, corpse eaten as soup for money rituals’

Nigerian lady narrates how LASU student was ‘murdered, corpse eaten as soup for money rituals’

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    Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Dancing better than looting public treasury, Adeleke replies Oyetola

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun, says being an honest dancer is better than looting the state treasury. He said this in response to a statement credited to Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, who had said he felt ridiculed contesting against Adeleke in the gubernatorial election. In a statement released on Thursday, [...]

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    ‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

‘There are plots to silence Adeleke’ — PDP raises the alarm

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to silence Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state gubernatorial election. Addressing reporters in Abuja, on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the move was aimed at stopping Adeleke from retrieving his mandate. He said the police was part of the plot to clamp down on [...]

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    Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Fayose: APC will also lose presidency by God’s grace

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says by the grace of God, presidency and Ekiti will also slip off the hands of the All Progressives Party (APC). Fayose said this in reaction to the victory of Ademola Adeleke at the tribunal. Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, was declared winner of [...]

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    Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Osun governor rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has rejected the judgement of the election petition tribunal that declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state. Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared winner of the election by the tribunal on Friday. But reacting to the judgement in a statement by Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, [...]

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    How Oyo, Osun residents pay huge fees for prepaid meters despite FG’s ‘free of charge’ promise

How Oyo, Osun residents pay huge fees for prepaid meters despite FG’s ‘free of charge’ promise

Inadequate metering is one of the major challenges facing the power sector. As at December 2018, only 3.7 million, out of over eight million electricity consumers in Nigeria have prepaid meters while those without the meters are charged based on estimated billing. Despite the huge demand for prepaid meters across the country, the distribution companies (DisCos) are still struggling to bridge [...]

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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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