Monday, November 19, 2018

Tag "Osun"

    ‘Buhari has no right to spend one kobo from recovered funds’

‘Buhari has no right to spend one kobo from recovered funds’

Dejo Osuolale, a retired assistant commissioner of police, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government would not be able to utilise recovered looted funds until the court says so.Osuolale, now a member of the Osun state house of assembly, said this in Osogbo, the state capital, in an interview with NAN.According to him, the funds are still exhibits and could not [...]

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    I never ordered use of hijab in schools, says Aregbesola

I never ordered use of hijab in schools, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Monday said he never ordered the use of Hijab by female Muslim students in public schools in the state.Are‎gbesola said this during a roundtable organised by the Development and Advancement in Western Nigeria (DAWN) in Osogbo, the state capital.He challenged those who accused him of ordering the use of Hijab by Muslims‎ to [...]

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    TRENDING: Osun pupils wear church robes to school to ‘counter’ hijabs

TRENDING: Osun pupils wear church robes to school to ‘counter’ hijabs

Christian students in Osun state are wearing church garments and robes to school, following a court ruling on the use of hijab in schools.On June 3, Jide Falola, presiding judge at the Osun state high court, had ruled that Muslim students in the state could wear hijab to primary and secondary schools.In response to this ruling, Christian students in the state [...]

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    24m children to benefit from school FG’s feeding programme

24m children to benefit from school FG’s feeding programme

The federal government has disclosed that 24 million children would benefit from the national home grown school feeding programme.The programme will also create 1.14 million jobs; 290,000 jobs from community caterers, 580,000, jobs from support caterers; and 274,000 for small holder farmers.In its first year, 5.5 million children across 18 states, including Kaduna and Osun, where school children are currently [...]

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    Ben Bruce was barred for breaching protocol, says senator

Ben Bruce was barred for breaching protocol, says senator

Sola Adeyeye, lawmaker representing Osun central senatorial district, has expressed disappointment with Ben Bruce, his colleague from Bayelsa east, for allegedly misleading the public over the incident that happened at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.Bruce had said officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) denied him access to President Muhammadu Buhari, but allowed another senator to meet [...]

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    Let’s meet in court, Omisore tells EFCC

Let’s meet in court, Omisore tells EFCC

Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of blackmail, challenging the anti-graft agency to present evidence of corruption involving him in court.The commission declared Omisore wanted earlier on Tuesday, saying he has refused to honour its invitation to make clarification on the alleged N700 million which he collected from the [...]

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    EFCC declares Omisore wanted over ‘N700m from Dasuki’

EFCC declares Omisore wanted over ‘N700m from Dasuki’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, wanted.Omisore was alleged to have collected N700 million from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, between June and November, 2014.According to EFCC, Omisore has been "elusive and refused to report to the commission" after invitation was extended to him on [...]

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    UPDATED: 3 Osun state officials kidnapped in Kogi

UPDATED: 3 Osun state officials kidnapped in Kogi

Three officials of the Osun state government were kidnapped on the Obajana–Lokoja road in Kogi on Friday.According to NAN, the victims were taken into a nearby bush, while the official vehicle in which they were traveling was abandoned on the road side.They were said to be on their way from Abuja, where they attended a World Bank and European Union [...]

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    Ooni’s grandmother to be buried on Saturday

Ooni’s grandmother to be buried on Saturday

The remains of Olori Marian Ogunwusi, the late grandmother of Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, would be interred in Ile-Ife on Saturday.This was contained in a press release by Moses Olafare, director of media and public affairs at the Ooni's palace.Olafare said the funeral activities would commence on Friday with a service of songs at Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife [...]

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    Osun doctors bow to pressure, suspend 7 months strike

Osun doctors bow to pressure, suspend 7 months strike

Medical doctors in Osun under the aegis of Association of Medical and Dental Officers announced the suspension of their seven months industrial action on Sunday.Isiaka Adekunle, chairman of the association, confirmed this to NAN, saying though the government was yet to meet any of their demands, their decision to resume work was in response to appeals from well-meaning people of [...]

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    Osun mulls death penalty for kidnappers

Osun mulls death penalty for kidnappers

The Osun state house of assembly says it will soon review the state’s criminal law to provide for death penalty for kidnapping in the state.Najeem Salaam, speaker of the assembly, made this known when Ayodele Olusola, the new commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, visited him in his office in Osogbo on Tuesday.He expressed [...]

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    ALERT: Osun state will NOT pay March salaries

ALERT: Osun state will NOT pay March salaries

From all indications, the Osun state government will be unable to pay the March salaries of its workers, as the state only got N6.23 million in federal allocation for the month.This is far below the N56 million it received in September 2015. Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, has said the sum will not even be enough to pay electricity bills for the state secretariat.“Money coming [...]

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    Aregbesola creates 31 LCDAs

Aregbesola creates 31 LCDAs

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has announced the creation of 31 new local council development areas (LCDAs), three area councils and two administrative offices.Disclosing this in a state-wide broadcast in Osogbo, capital of the state, on Tuesday, Aregbesola said his administration would make ‎judicious use of its revenues to ensure that the development will not constitute any financial burden.He [...]

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    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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