Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag "Osun"

    Aregbesola takes fresh $65m loan from Islamic Devt Bank

Aregbesola takes fresh $65m loan from Islamic Devt Bank

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says his government has secured a $65 million loan from Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to be used to improve water supply in the state.The money would be used for the construction of water treatment plant, 17 kilometres transmission line from Kajola to Ilesa, booster pumping station and three water reservoirs on the hill.“The state [...]

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    Journalists call FG’s attention to video that could ‘worsen’ Ile-Ife crisis

Journalists call FG’s attention to video that could ‘worsen’ Ile-Ife crisis

Journalists for Democratic Rights(JODER) has urged the federal government and the government of Osun state to stop a hate video being circulated online in order to prevent in renewed hostility and fresh violence in Ile-Ife.In a statement signed by Adewale Adeoye, the group said the video has a collection of gory pictures of killed and maimed individuals from the March [...]

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    Aregbesola imposes curfew in Ile Ife

Aregbesola imposes curfew in Ile Ife

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has declared a two-day curfew in the ancient city of Ile Ife.The governor took the decision following an inter-tribal clash, which led to the deaths of five people.ISemiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Aregbesola, said the "breach of peace" in the area compelled the governor to act.“This has been compelled by the breach of the peace [...]

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    Train travelling from Lagos to Kano derails in Osun

Train travelling from Lagos to Kano derails in Osun

The cargo section of a passenger train travelling from Lagos to Kano on Saturday got detached from the main body and derailed in Osogbo, Osun state.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), mechanical fault was suspected.NAN says that the three wagons attached to the end of the passenger train got loose from the rest of the coaches close to [...]

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    Aregbesola: Osun is broke but people don’t believe because of the massive infrastructure I built

Aregbesola: Osun is broke but people don’t believe because of the massive infrastructure I built

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Tuesday said people find it difficult to believe that the state is facing serious economic challenges because of the massive infrastructural projects undertaken by his administration.Maintaining that Osun is not the only state experiencing tough times, Aregbesola said the country must learn some lessons from the current situation.He said this when he played [...]

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    UNFPA: Nearly 8 in 10 women undergo female genital mutilation in Osun

UNFPA: Nearly 8 in 10 women undergo female genital mutilation in Osun

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday said that Osun state, at 76.3 percent, still recorded the highest number of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria.This shows that 76 in 100 women or nearly eight in 10 women still undergo female genital mutilation in Osun state.Damilola Obinna, a gender analyst with UNFPA, said that FGM was high in the [...]

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    Senate on a collision course with Osun assembly over bailout funds

Senate on a collision course with Osun assembly over bailout funds

The Osun state house of assembly says the attempt of the senate to probe the application of N28.1 billion bailout fund allocated to the state by the federal government amounts to usurpation of power.Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, chairman of the house committee on information, said this at the plenary on Wednesday.This followed a matter of urgent public importance raised by Kamil Oyedele, [...]

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    Kidnappers took Ekiti INEC scribe ‘into Osun forest’

Kidnappers took Ekiti INEC scribe ‘into Osun forest’

Muslim Omoleke, administrative secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti, was taken into a forest in neighbouring Osun state, NAN quoted a source as saying.Omoleke was kidnapped at Iwaraja community, near Ilesa in Osun.According to the agency, the abductors later released Omoleke’s son and his driver, who were with the victim at the time of the sad [...]

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    Osun develops prototype for solving gender inequality, girl child empowerment

Osun develops prototype for solving gender inequality, girl child empowerment

BY ADETOLA IGEFrom a global perspective, the girl child is considered vulnerable to several societal ills. This perception is more pronounced in developing countries, where the belief is that there is the need for effective policies to safeguard the girl child from violence, limited access to education, neglect, abuse, gender disparities and other negative trends.There is growing concern around the [...]

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    FG releases N25bn for social investment programme

FG releases N25bn for social investment programme

The federal government has directed the immediate release of N25 billion for the take- off of its national social investment programme.Zainab Ahmed, minister of state for budget and national planning, disclosed this while addressing state house correspondents on the outcome of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.She said the money was part [...]

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    Aregbesola approves N797m take-off grants for newly created LCDAs

Aregbesola approves N797m take-off grants for newly created LCDAs

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has approved the release of N797 million take-off grant for the 31 newly created local council developments areas (LCDAs), area councils and administrative offices in the state.Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, saying Aregbesola also approved stabilisation funds for the 30 existing local government areas in [...]

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    Buhari: We’re determined to rescue Nigeria from bad governnance

Buhari: We’re determined to rescue Nigeria from bad governnance

President Muhammadu Buhari say his government is determined to rescue Nigeria from “bad governance”.Speaking in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Thursday, Buhari expressed his commitment to the implementation of the positive agenda he promised Nigerians during the electioneering campaign.Buhari, who said change could not be achieved on bed of roses, added that through patience and perseverance, the challenges of the country [...]

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    Tight security as Osun hosts Buhari

Tight security as Osun hosts Buhari

Security has been beefed up in and around Osogbo, capital of Osun, over the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.According to NAN, armed security personnel lined up all major highways in the state capital.While armed military personnel manned strategic places around the capital; men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were busy re-directing vehicular movement around the [...]

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    Aregbesola hosts Buhari, asks Osun residents to come out en masse

Aregbesola hosts Buhari, asks Osun residents to come out en masse

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has asked residents of the state to come out en masse to receive President Muhammadu Buhari, who will pay a one-day working visit to the state on Thursday.Aregbesola said the visit is historic because it is the first of such in the six years of his administration.He urged the people to demonstrate the Omoluabi [...]

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    Traditional festival: Osun declares Monday public holiday

Traditional festival: Osun declares Monday public holiday

The Osun state government has declared Monday a public holiday to mark the annual Isese Day (traditional worshipers’ day).Semiu Okanlawon, director, bureau of communication and strategy, governor's office, disclosed this in a statement issued in Osogbo on Friday.The 'Isese Day' is the celebration of the peak of festivities among adherents of traditional religion, which is also known as, `Odun Nla’."The [...]

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    We’re so broke we can’t fuel our generators, says Osun deputy speaker

We’re so broke we can’t fuel our generators, says Osun deputy speaker

Akintunde Adegboye, deputy speaker of the Osun state house of assembly, on Monday advised people not to think that legislators in the state are making money like those in the national assembly.Speaking in Osogbo during a lecture to commemorate the 51st birthday of Najeem Salaam, speaker of the assembly, Adegboye said the cash crunch in the state had subjected lawmakers to serious [...]

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