Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    ‘Mischief makers’ blamed as low turnout mars Osun LG polls

‘Mischief makers’ blamed as low turnout mars Osun LG polls

Segun Oladitan, the chairman of Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), on Saturday said the low turnout at some polling units at the ongoing local government election was due to misinformation.Oladitan while speaking with journalists at the OSIEC secretariat in Osogbo said he was surprised at the reports of low turnout in some polling stations.He blamed the low turnout on misinformation [...]

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    Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, says Aregbesola erred

Court declares ‘State of Osun’ illegal, says Aregbesola erred

An Osun state high court sitting in Ilesa has declared that the renaming of Osun state as ‘State of Osun’ by Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, is illegal and therefore, null and void.Yinka Afolabi, the judge, ruled that the law and its makers were unknown to the 1999 Constitution.In the more than one hour verdict, Afolabi chided Aregbesola for [...]

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    I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

I’m not happy paying civil servants half salary, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he is not happy paying half salary to civil servants and political appointees in the state.Adelani Baderinwa, the state’s commissioner for information and strategy, said this in Osogbo, the state capital.Baderinwa quoted the governor as saying this when the federal government team on digital switchover visited him.He said no reasonable person or government [...]

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    NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

NDLEA destroys 60 hectares hemp farm in Osun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun command, on Saturday disclosed that it destroyed 60.8 hectares of India hemp (Cannabis Sativa) farm at Ikeji Arakeji, in the state.Samuel Egbeola, the state commandant of the NDLEA, disclosed this during an interview with journalists at the agency’s office in Osogbo.According to Egbeola, the hemp farm was discovered and destroyed on Thursday, [...]

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    Thugs ‘beat up’ Osun commissioner in Ondo

Thugs ‘beat up’ Osun commissioner in Ondo

Bola Ilori, the Osun state commissioner for regional integration, was reportedly beaten up by suspected political thugs in Ondo state, on Thursday.Ilori was attending the zonal meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring, at the International Event Centre, Akure, when the incident took place.It was learnt that the commissioner was assaulted when he left the hall to [...]

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    I am not owing any worker, says Aregbesola

I am not owing any worker, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says his administration is not owing any worker.Speaking on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at a programme organised by the state police command, Aregbesola said workers and pensioners in the state have been paid up till June this year.He, however, admitted that some workers were receiving 50 percent of their monthly salaries, but [...]

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    Osun permanent secretary kidnapped, killed in Kogi

Osun permanent secretary kidnapped, killed in Kogi

Olufunke Kolawole, permanent secretary in Osun state bureau of general services, has been killed after being kidnapped on her way to Abuja.Her attackers struck along the Okene-Abuja highway in Kogi state.TheCable learnt that her abductors shot her when the driver of her vehicle was trying to escape. She was later caught and whisked away with gunshot injury.Semiu Okanlawon, director of [...]

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    Governorship seat is PDP’s next target, says Adeleke

Governorship seat is PDP’s next target, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, winner of the by-election in Osun west senatorial district, says the governorship seat is the next target for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking at a news conference in Ede, his hometown, on Sunday, Adeleke said his electoral victory was “a pointer that PDP will be victorious in the 2018 governorship election”.Adeleke polled 97,480 votes and won in nine of the [...]

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    Journalists attacked at Osun west collation center 

Journalists attacked at Osun west collation center 

Some journalists, including Ibrahim Alege, correspondent of Television Continental (TVC) in Osun state, were attacked at Baptist High School, Iwo, collation center of the Osun west senatorial by-election.Alege said the attackers, who smashed the glass of the vehicle that conveyed the journalists, threatened to lynch them.“We got to Baptist High School, Iwo, the collation centre at about half past seven [...]

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    APC in shock as Adeleke defeats Hussain

APC in shock as Adeleke defeats Hussain

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared winner of the by-election in Osun west senatorial district.Adeleke polled a total of 97,480 votes to defeat Mudashiru Hussain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who secured 66,116 votes.Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, had led the campaign of Hussain, touring all the local government areas with him.Announcing the result of [...]

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    Osun west by-election: Voters troop out despite downpour

Osun west by-election: Voters troop out despite downpour

The early morning rain in parts of Osun west senatorial district did not discourage voters from heading to their polling units to elect the successor of Isiaka Adeleke who died on April 23.Although there are 12 candidates in the election, the race is between Ademola, the younger brother of the deceased who is candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Aregbesola: David functioned as a spiritual and governmental head

Aregbesola: David functioned as a spiritual and governmental head

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says David in the Bible functioned as both a governmental and spiritual head of Israel.He said this on Twitter while responding to a question.The governor had asked the people of Osun to pray and fast for the state as well as Nigeria.One Wale Gates had asked if Aregbesola had become a spiritual leader.“I urge [...]

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    Osun doctors protest non-payment of salaries, poor hospital environment

Osun doctors protest non-payment of salaries, poor hospital environment

Medical doctors in Osun state on Thursday staged a protest in Osogbo, the state capital, over unpaid salaries and poor condition of hospitals in the state.The doctors trooped out from the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital and moved to the popular old garage.From there, they proceeded to the Ola-Iya junction and stopped at Oke-Fia roundabout.Chanting various anti-government songs, the doctors [...]

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    Prevent students killing, Osun speaker tells security agencies

Prevent students killing, Osun speaker tells security agencies

Najeem Salaam, speaker of the Osun state house of assembly, has tasked security agencies to do more in preventing killing of university of Osun students.In a statement, Goke Butika, his chief press secretary, said the speaker gave the charge in the wake of the killing of Oluwafemi Shonibare, a student.He asked the state ministry of justice to move in and [...]

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    80-year-old man ‘caught with human parts’ in Osun

80-year-old man ‘caught with human parts’ in Osun

Ganiyu Oladosu, an octogenarian, has been arrested in the Gbongan area of Osun state for allegedly being in possession of some parts of a human being. Adetoyese Oyeniyi, the monarch of the town which is in Ayedaade local government area of Osun state, has urged the police to conduct a thorough and ensure proper prosecution of the suspect.Oyeniyi said Oladosu had [...]

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    Sheriff presents PDP flag to Adeleke’s brother

Sheriff presents PDP flag to Adeleke’s brother

Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday presented the flag of his party to Ademola, younger brother of the late Isiaka Adeleke, representative of  Osun west senatorial district in the 8th assembly.The flag presentation took place at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja.Following the death of Isiaka, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed a bye-election for [...]

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