Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Osun"

    Police detain 14 ‘stolen goats’ in Osun

Police detain 14 ‘stolen goats’ in Osun

The Osun state police command on Monday said it intercepted and detained a vehicle loaded with 14 suspected stolen goats in Ede, Ede south local government area of the state.Folasade Odoro, the command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the arrest to reporters in Osogbo, capital of the state, saying the driver of the car escaped arrest.Odoro said a police [...]

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    There are no more witches in Ile-Ife, says Ooni

There are no more witches in Ile-Ife, says Ooni

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has appealed to sons and daughters of Ife all over the world to assist in developing the town, declaring that Ile-Ife was now free of witches and wizards.Ogunwusi said this on Sunday when he hosted Ife Klub 1, a group of eminent sons of his kingdom based in different parts of the country.The group [...]

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    Policemen ‘fire’ gunshot at Falae’s car

Policemen ‘fire’ gunshot at Falae’s car

Mobile policemen escorting a bullion van allegedly opened fire on the car of Olu Falae, former secretary to the federal government, along Akure Ile-Ife expressway in Osun state on Tuesday.Narrating the incident to journalists, the elder statesman, who was on his way to Ile-Ife to attend a meeting of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, wondered why his vehicle was targeted.“I [...]

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    Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

BY KIKIOWO ILEOWO In my few years of sojourn on earth, I have encountered diverse people, but of all them, Nigerians stand out!Nigerians are a special breed of people. Our ability to stay satisfied with underdevelopment and even crucify those who dare change the status quo is unprecedented.I read with amusement, an article put together by a citizen who heads an [...]

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    2 ‘armed robbers’ killed in gunfire with police

2 ‘armed robbers’ killed in gunfire with police

Men of the Osun Police Command on Friday killed two suspected armed robbers in the Ikirun area of the state, while robbing a new generation bank in the town.Folashade Odoro, police public relation officer of the command, who confirmed the incident, said two of the armed robbers were killed during cross fire.She said two others were captured alive, adding that [...]

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    Osun assembly passes land use charge law

Osun assembly passes land use charge law

The Osun state house of assembly on Monday passed into law, the state land use charge bill.Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, chairman, house committee on information and strategy, confirmed this in a statement, saying the passage of the bill followed a motion by Timothy Owoeye, leader of the house.The bill, which, he said was sponsored by the executive arm of government was seeking [...]

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    TRENDING: From hawking bread on the streets, Olajumoke has become a model overnight

TRENDING: From hawking bread on the streets, Olajumoke has become a model overnight

Miracles do happen; yes, they do – such as the story of Olajumoke Orisaguna, a mother of two children who relocated from Osun state to Lagos because of hardship.A hair stylist, Jumoke began hawking bread when she got to Lagos; and that was what she was doing on the day she was "led" to the studio of TY Bello, popular photographer and musician.Bello [...]

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    Aregbesola: Osun needs monthly IGR of N5bn to survive

Aregbesola: Osun needs monthly IGR of N5bn to survive

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the state needs an internally generated revenue (IGR) of five billion naira every month to survive.Speaking during the opening of Olufi Middle School, Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area of the state, Aregbesola said Osun would conveniently cater to all its needs and fast-track development if it generates the said amount as IGR [...]

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    OAU shut over unrest

OAU shut over unrest

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, have closed down the school after 48 hours of students unrest.The decision to close the institution was taken at an emergency meeting of the senate on Tuesday.The students started the protest on Monday over epileptic power supply, unavailability of portable water supply in their halls of residence and alleged poor [...]

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    I won’t allow critics distract me, says Aregbesola

I won’t allow critics distract me, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Friday said he would not be distracted by the negative criticism against his administration.Aregbesola, who made the remarks at the inauguration of a new private-owned radio station in Osogbo, the state capital, said he would rather forge ahead with the vision of transforming the state to enviable position.He said his critics would soon [...]

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    I’ll complete all ongoing school projects, says Aregbesola

I’ll complete all ongoing school projects, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says his administration will complete all ongoing school projects despite the economic meltdown.According to Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola’s media aide, the governor made the promise in Osogbo on Sunday, during a tour of some project sites.Okanlawon quoted his principal as saying that aside the school projects, all other ongoing projects in the state would be [...]

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    40,000 Nigerian women ‘die during pregnancy’

40,000 Nigerian women ‘die during pregnancy’

Adewole Folorunsho, vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan, on Tuesday said on a yearly basis, about 40,000 women in Nigeria die during pregnancy.Folorunsho, who is one of the ministerial nominees, said this during his screening at the national assembly.Describing health indicators in Nigeria as “worrisome”, the nominee expressed worry that Nigeria was one of the countries with the largest number of [...]

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    Fuel scarcity hits Osun

Fuel scarcity hits Osun

An acute fuel scarcity has hit Osun, crippling business activities in the state in the past few days, according to NAN.Attendants at some filling stations in Osogbo blamed the scarcity on what they described as a subtle protest by petroleum marketers, who were anticipating a downward review of the pump price of fuel.A source familiar with the development said the [...]

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    Osun airport to ‘commence operations in June’

Osun airport to ‘commence operations in June’

Hyacinth Eze, managing director, Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited – the company handling the MKO Abiola International Airport in Osun state – says the project will become operational in eight months time.Eze said this when he led a team of engineers to Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday.‎He attributed the delay to [...]

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    Aregbesola promises to pay workers before Sallah

Aregbesola promises to pay workers before Sallah

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has promised to clear workers' salary arrears before the forthcoming Sallah festival.Addressing workers in Osogbo, the state capital, late Tuesday, Aregbesola commended the workers for their understanding, saying he personally share in the pains they have gone through."By the grace of God, the state will come out again, we will pay workers their salary before [...]

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    Obasanjo: Ooni invited me to Ife before his death

Obasanjo: Ooni invited me to Ife before his death

Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president, says the death of Okunade Sijuwade is a great loss to the country, recalling that the late monarch invited him to his kingdom 10 days before his departure.In a tribute entitled: ‘The Oba Okunade Sijuwade I knew’, Obasanjo said the entire country will feel the impact of Sijuwade’s demise.He said the deceased contributed to the [...]

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