Hunger: Like Niger, Kano, youth launch protest in Osun

February 9, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Youths in Osun State have staged a peaceful march in protest of the high cost of goods and services and the rising cost of living in the country. The youths who were led in protest by leaders of civil societies organisations in the state on Friday in Osogbo also used the protest to call on the federal and state governments Read More

Police arrest Osun Prince over popular politician’s death

January 29, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Osun State Police Command has reacted to the fatal shooting incident, which occurred in Ejigbo town, leading to the death of a United States-based Prof. Richard Idowu (Ade Ori Okin), saying one person has been arrested in connection to the incident. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola, on Sunday, stated that one Prince Read More

Breaking: Security guard shoots prominent politician dead in Osun

January 28, 2024 Blueprint News 0

A tragic incident struck in Ejigbo, Osun state when a United States-based Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chieftain, Hon. Richard Idowu, popularly known as Adeoriokin was accidentally shot dead by a local security guard while bidding him farewell after an event. The incident occurred around 8:30pm on Saturday along Inisha road of Ejigbo, following the conclusion of a public function attended Read More

Late Nollywood actor buried in Osun

January 5, 2024 Admin III 0

The late Nollywood actor, Adedeji Aderemi, fondly called “Baba Olofa Ina,” was laid to rest at his residence in the Wakajaye area of Edeland in Osun on Friday. The burial ceremony of the Nollywood actor commenced at 4:15 p.m. with the arrival of several dignitaries, including politicians, traditional leaders, Islamic clerics, and community sympathisers. Entertainers from the Nollywood industry, both Read More

Osun gets new Commissioner of Police

January 5, 2024 Admin III 0

The Osun State Police Command has a new Commissioner of Police. The new Commissioner of Police, Bzigu Dali Kwazhi, will replace CP Isyaku Mohammed. Mohammed had assumed office in the state on November 10, 2023. In a statement by SP Yemisi Opalola, Osun Police Spokesperson, the new CP reported at the state police command in Osogbo on Thursday. “The deployment Read More

Osun: Adeleke heads to Europe for vacation

November 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has embarked on a vacation to Europe and Asia. This is according to the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed. During the vacation, Rasheed said Adeleke would finalise partnership deals with investors and development partners. A statement by Rasheed obtained in Osogbo on Saturday read, “The governor, who has not gone on a break Read More

Judiciary workers declare strike in Osun

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), Osun State Chapter has embarked on an indefinite industrial action with immediate effect. The strike was declared on Wednesday by the chairman of JUSUN in the state, Oluwagbenga Olakunle Eludire. The strike is coming on the heels of the protest on Monday and Tuesday by Osun JUSUN over the allegations of maladministration against Read More

Osun: Judiciary workers launch protest against embattled Chief Judge, shut high court gate

November 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union (JUSUN) in Osun state on Monday locked entrance to ths tate High Court in Osogbo in protest against the Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, and the management of the activities of the judiciary in the state. The protesting workers led by Mr Oluwagbemiga Eludire, prevented movement into the premises. Armed with placards with inscriptions such Read More

Osun: NBA rejects Adeleke’s acting Chief Judge

November 18, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the removal of the Chief Judge of Osun, Justice Adepele Ojo, by Gov. Ademola Adeleke. The NBA said in a statement issued on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Akorede Lawal, that it will not recognise Justice Olayinka Afolabi, the acting chief judge appointed by the governor. Lawal said that the NBA’s Read More

I didn’t remove Osun Chief Judge – Adeleke

November 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Osun state government, on Friday, said Governor Ademola Adeleke did not contravene any court order in the suspension of the state Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo. The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, gave the explanation in a statement on Friday. He disclosed that the governor did not suspend the Osun Chief Judge, but that the House of Read More

Breaking: Adeleke shuns court order, sacks Osun Chief Judge

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

Despite a restraining order from the National Industrial Court, Osun state Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the suspension of Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo. A statement issued by the Governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Thursday, stated that the governor approved the resolution of the House of Assembly asking the Chief Judge to step aside over the allegation of misconduct. “The Executive Read More

Breaking: Court stops Adeleke from removing Osun CJ

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, has restrained the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, from removing the State Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo and Michael Obidiya, as the secretary of the state Judicial Service Commission. The court gave the orders following two separate suits filed by Ojo and Obidiya through their counsel, Oladipo Olasope. Ojo in Read More

Court bars Osun govt from removing CJ

November 16, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

A national industrial court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, has barred the Osun state government from removing the chief judge of the state, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. In a motion ex-parte dated 15th November, obtained by Blueprint, the claimant, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo, sought an order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants – Governor of Osun, Attorney General of Osun, Osun Judicial Read More

Adire: Adeleke gives Osun officials crucial directive

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has directed all state public officials to start wearing the Adire Osun attire every Wednesday. The directive which aims to boost the industry and enhance the cultural strengths of the state, bounds on all public servants of the state including the State Executive Council, special advisers; Ministries, Departments and Agencies, amongst others. This was made Read More

Adeleke announces N100bn infrastructural plans, construction of flyovers

October 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has unveiled plans for a multi-billion-naira infrastructural project in the state. This is as Governor Adeleke, who said the purpose of the unveiling of the plan is to address the huge deficit the state is currently experiencing, added that funds that will be used to execute the project would be sourced from those saved Read More

Osun now being run from one corner, says PDP chieftain

October 25, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Dotun Babayemi, has condemned the continuous running of the state affairs from the hometown of Governor Ademola Adeleke, in Ede. Since the assumption of office on November 27, 2022, Adeleke has been living in Ede, his hometown, claiming that the Government House is under renovation. Blueprint gathered that 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

Adeleke shuts down Osun Poly, freezes accounts

September 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has ordered the closure of the Osun State Polytechnic. The governor made the decision after two rectors, Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo and Mr. Kehinde Alabi, resumed their duties. Odetayo was recently removed from his position as rector by the governor, but on Thursday he returned to the campus after being reinstated by the Lagos State 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

Establish ministry of chieftaincy affairs, Oluwo urges Tinubu

July 13, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

The Oluwo of Iwo in Osun state, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has urged President Bola Tinubu to consider the establishment of the Federal Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs. He described the place of traditional rulers in the democratic setting as sacrosanct to achieving quality dividends delivery, saying that involving traditional rulers in governance through a separate ministry and constitutional empowerment will address many Read More

Osun: Desperate politicians move to upturn Adeleke’s victory, Timi Frank warns

April 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

…Urges Supreme Court Judges to maintain integrity and resist inducement Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Supreme Court Judges to maintain their integrity and resist any attempt of subversiveness through inducement as regards the Osun governorship matter. He said some desperate politicians have began move to upturn Governor Read More

‘How we rescued wife of late Ogboni leader in Osun,’ local security narrate

April 9, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

A local security outfit, Kiriji Heritage Defender, Sunday explained how the second wife of late Ogboni leader, Oba Adetoyese Olakisan, Rashidat was rescued from kidnappers after six days. Kidnappers had invaded the residence of Olakisan and abducted his two wives, Monday, at Imesi, Obokun local government of Osun state. Olakisan, a policeman and a woman in his car, died while Read More