Adeleke approves N15,000 monthly wage award for civil servants, N10,000 for pensioners

November 29, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved N15,000 monthly wage award for civil servants as part of measures to ameliorate their suffering occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy. A circular signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, Sunday Fadele, and made available to journalists in Osogbo, Wednesday, said the gesture was in Read More

Rescind plots to remove Osun CJ, CSO warns Adeleke, rejects politician as OSIEC chair

November 15, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A coalition of civil society organizations (CSO) in Osun state, Wednesday warned governor Ademola Adeleke to rescind the plots to remove the Chief Judge, Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. The groups also kicked against the appointment of Special Adviser to governor Adeleke on Legal Matters, Hashim Abioye, as the chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC). Speaking at a press conference in Read More

Osun: Ebby’s appointment as SSA by Gov Adeleke excites OSPOLY alumni

November 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Osun State Polytechnic Iree Alumni Association has lauded Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke over the appointment of a member, Comrade Ebby Olusegun Ige as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on mobilisation. Ebby, has fondly call, is a social mobiliser, political analyst and a union leader with decades of experience in activism and politics. Ebby is the immediate Read More

Adeleke bans foreign trips for top officials in Osun

October 23, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has suspended foreign trips for top officials for the rest of the year. He said the suspension holds unless there is a direct emergency which must be authorized by him. A statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Monday, stated that Adeleke hosted the State Executive Council meeting where he made the order. According to the Read More

Pensioner slump waiting for screening in Osun

October 16, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

An aged member of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), in Osun state, Monday, slumped while waiting for the screening exercise organized by the state government. The incident happened at the hills of the Center for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU), Osogbo. Commotions broke when the incident happened as it took some minutes before the victim could be rescued Read More

APC, PDP trade words over Adeleke’s public engagement in Osun

October 6, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have traded words over the public engagement held by governor Ademola Adeleke tagged ‘Ipade Imole.’ The state chairman of the APC, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, Friday, said the crude way that Adeleke Read More

Breaking: Adeleke slams curfew on 2 Osun LGAs

October 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has imposed 24-hour curfew on the warring communities.  This is coming following the killings and destruction of property during the clash between Ilobu, headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area (LGA) and Ifon, headquarters of Orolu LGA on Thursday where eight people were killed and houses razed during. In a statement on Friday, the Commissioner of Read More

Breaking: Many injured as Osun speaker escapes death

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Four security personnel were injured as the speaker, Osun state House of Assembly, Adewale Egbedun, escaped death in a car crash. The convoy of the speaker had been involved in an accident while leaving Osogbo, the state capital on Sunday. Sources close who revealed that bad tyre led to the accident further disclosed that, “The vehicle hit that of speaker Read More

Adeleke escapes death as plane nears crash

September 17, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The spokesperson to governor Ademola Adeleke, Olawale Rasheed, has confirmed the plane crash escape of his principal at the domestic wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, on September 5, 2023. Adeleke was reported to have escaped death in a private jet owned by his elder brother, Dr. Deji Adeleke en route from Lagos to Abuja. Rasheed in a Read More

Osun: Gunmen shoot PDP chieftain in wife’s shop

September 15, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 42-year-old chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dele Agboola, has been shot by unknown gunmen at Ada, in Boripe local government area of Osun state. The victim popularly known as ‘Agbo’ was said to be eating in his wife’s shop beside Royal Life Hotel, pako, Ada, when the incident happened. An eyewitness said, “Agbo was eating in his Read More

Osun CSOs begin protest Monday

July 30, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC), has disclosed plans to begin a protest against the hardship and failure of President Bola Tinubu to provide palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal. According to the group, the protest will begin at 8 am at Ayetoro, Osogbo, Monday morning. It was tagged “The poor are not breathing: protest rally against economic hardship, Read More

Amotekun arrests teenager for ‘attempting to break shop’

July 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

State Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Bashir Adewinmbi, Saturday, said the corps arrested a 17-year-old boy in Osogbo for allegedly attempting to burgle a shop and hijack a motorcycle. Adewinmbi, in a statement, said the suspect, who is from Eko-Ende Ikirun, was arrested at about 5:54am, Friday, at the Capital Area of Osogbo, by an Amotekun patrol team. He explained that Read More

Breaking: Protest rocks Osun over removal of polytechnic’s Rector

July 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, staged a protest at the entrance to the institution, demanding the reversal of the suspension of the Rector, Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo. Recall that Odetayo was appointed Rector in March this year and was suspended over allegations of financial recklessness, corruption, misappropriation of funds, abuse of office among Read More

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Primate Ayodele predicts doom for Adeleke

July 21, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has predicted doom for the administration of Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke. The clergy in a statement by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, warned Adeleke against making mistakes that will disgrace him out of office. He revealed that several things will go wrong in Adeleke’s government that will make people criticize him. Read More

Hijrah: Osun declares Wednesday public holiday

July 18, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Osun state government has declared Wednesday as public holiday in commemoration of the new Islamic Year, 1445AH. Governor Ademola Adeleke in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Regional Integration and Special Duties, Mudashiru Oyedeji, felicitates the Muslims on the new year Hijrah. According to the statement, governor Adeleke will preside over the march pass at the Osogbo city Read More

Fake lawyer bags 3-year jail in Osun

July 12, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Ayanrinde AbdulGafar, to three years imprisonment for impersonating a lawyer to dupe people. The convict was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun command on May 27 and he was arraigned on July 5th. The convict had pleaded guilty to the two count Read More

Osun monarch urges youths to be focused, respectful

July 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A traditional ruler in Osun State, the Akire of Ìkirè-Ilé Kingdom in Ola-Oluwa Local Government of the state, Ọba Abdulazeez Olatunbosun Adebamiji, has advised youths to be focused and respectful. He advised the birthday celebration of Engr Saheed Soladoye Ganiyu (SSG), who he said has combined competency with humbleness. He described Ganiyu as a successful engineer who is worthy of Read More

Aregbesola’s ally, 2 women among commissioner-nominees in Osun

July 7, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Two aides of a former Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Kolapo Alimi and Biyi Odunlade have made the list of commissioner-nominees presented to the House of Assembly by Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state. Alimi served as commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs while Odunlade served as special adviser on Youth and Sport and later commissioner for special duties. Read More

Sallah: Pandemonium as Osun governor, ex-Senate spokesman face-off at Eid ground

June 28, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

Pandemonium broke in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Wednesday as Governor Ademola Adeleke left the Eid prayer ground in anger after an argument with the former spokesperson of the senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, over sitting arrangement. It was gathered that the former Senate spokesperson had arrived at the prayer ground with Asiwaju of Osogbo, Chief Tunde Badmus, alongside other prominent Read More

Foundation doles out working tools, startup cash to 89 artisans in Osun 

June 25, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of its efforts to reduce poverty in society, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Real Care Humanity Foundation (RCHF) has distributed working tools and startup cash to 89 artisans in Osun state. The event held at Apena compound, Ede, the hometown of the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, had beneficiaries who are mostly hairdressers, barbers, welders, plumbers, and fashion designers who Read More

Aregbesola speaks on feud with Oyetola, begs for forgiveness

June 8, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Former Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has attributed discord with successor Adegboyega Oyetola to supernatural influence. Speaking in a gathering organised by his loyal supporters to celebrate his return to the state on Wednesday, Aregbesola blamed the devil for the animosity that arose between them following the Supreme Court victory celebration in July 2019. He also claimed that malevolent forces Read More