Osun Govt declares 24-hr curfew in Irepodun, Orolu councils over clashes 

The State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas of the State, following the violence that broke out between Ilobu and Erin-Osun communities on Saturday.   The declaration of curfew became necessary to douse tension in the troubled area. This will subsist until further notice.   Recall that only about few hours ago, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola had ordered immediate deployment of armed policemen with support from the army to restore law and order.   “As a responsible and responsive government that took the sacred…

Osun Govt approves reconstruction of 22 roads

As part of its efforts to improve accessibility to communities and open up economic activities across the state, the government of the State of Osun has approved the reconstruction of 22 roads across three senatorial districts. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, after the State Executive Council meeting on Monday, the government said it was committed to laying a strong foundation of infrastructural developments towards bringing economic growth and prosperity to the state. “The Council agreed and decided that based on…

We ‘re committed to Oyetola’s developmental agenda — DG Ileri-Oluwa Flag-bearers

Members of a social-political group in Osun, Ileri-Oluwa Flag-bearers on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to the success and progress of the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State. They reassured of their readiness to ensure the return of the Governor in the next governorship election come 2022. The group also empowered 50 persons to commemorate its one year anniversary and inaugurated its coordinators in all the 30 local government areas, including the Area Office. Speaking during the empowerment/anniversary/inauguration ceremony, the Director General of the group, Comrade Okedokun Abayomi Teslim,…

Oyetola’s transparency, accountability prevent industrial action in 24 months – Osun workers …as gov reaffirms commitment to workers’ welfare

State of Osun workers on Wednesday lauded the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for taking the workers’ welfare as priority. The state’s workforce disclosed that the Governor’s high sense of commitment to good governance, transparency and accountability had prevented any form of industrial action in the last 24 months. The workers said these during the Year 2020 Civil Service Productivity Lecture, Awards and Colloquium organised to commemorate the 2nd year anniversary of Governor Oyetola in office, held at Staff Development Centre, Abere, Osogbo. Speaking at the event, the State Chairman,…

Oyetola’s giant strides in two years

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola assumedoffice two years ago, after a fiercely contested election. Therefore, he had a mountain of expectations to fulfil to assuage the feelings of members and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who were aggrieved because of past policies and programmes. TOBA ADEDEJI Xrays the governor’s performance GOVERNOR Adegboyega Oyetola came into the saddle after a hard-fought election. Oyetola, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was able to triumph at the end.   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him the…

Sola Fasure’s back and forth over Aregbesola’s visit to Osun By Ismail Omipidan

Yesterday, this was Sola Fasure’s claim: “Yes, he is planning to cel­ebrate it. This is the 10th an­niversary of bringing in pro­gressive government to Osun. That includes eight years of his own tenure and two years of the current administra­tion. Is there anything wrong with that? Sincerely, I don’t even think we should be de­bating that.” – Sola Fasure, Media aide to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, as reported in the Daily Independent of yesterday, November 23, 2020. Today, hear him again: “The Minister is coming principally to carry…

Oyo State now Sole Owner Of LAUTECH – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has transferred ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso to the Oyo State Government while the Osun State Government is to take over the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo. The resolution followed the lingering ownership of LAUTECH over the years. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission Professor Abubakar Rasheed stated this at a media briefing in Abuja. Professor Rasheed said both Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Adegboyega Oyetola signed a memorandum of Agreement to the development. The…

Oyetola celebrates former Osun Speaker, Adejare at 59

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has congratulated a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly and Ambassador-designate, Hon. Adejare Bello, as he marked his 59th birthday yesterday, 23 August, 2020. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the Governor commended Adejare for his outstanding contributions to the development of Ede in particular and the State in general. He described the Ede-born politician as a patriotic Nigerian, an experienced and diligent lawmaker, a grassroots politician and a committed party man. “On behalf of the…

Re: Before APC Jeopardize Future Of Osun By Jibola Oyekunle

May the dark old days of endless looting and sharing of our common patrimony never return in the Land of the Virtuous. That was the prayer that welled up in my mind as I was reading the poorly-written piece of Com Kozeem Olusola, SA Youth Affairs and Employment to Francis Fadahunsi, the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District in the Senate. Recall that Olusola’s Principal recently exposed his ignorance in what has been widely condemned as unbecoming of a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A Senator who…

Tribute to Femi Oyetola on his birthday By Ismail Omipidan

I have encountered a few first families in my life. But my encounter with Mustapha Sule Lamido, son of former Jigawa State Governor, Alh. Sule Lamido, changed my perception about children of governors. Humble. Smart. Respectful. I had thought it would be my last close encounter with children of first families until August last year when providence brought me to Osun. I resumed on August 5, just a few days to Sallah. I was still trying to settle down, trying to know the family. One morning, on Sallah day, he…