• Man, 23, bags 6 months imprisonment for stealing phone in Osun

    Man, 23, bags 6 months imprisonment for stealing phone in Osun

    A 23-year-old unemployed man, Omodolapo IyanuOluwa, was on Monday sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing an Infinix phone.

    The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that the convict be locked in Ilesa prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count-charge bordering on stealing.

    Aluko said he hoped the sentence would serve as deterrent to others intending to commit such crime.

    Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Rasaki Olayiwola, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. […]

  • Osun explains fees charged students of new schools

    Osun explains fees charged students of new schools

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Tuesday said it was not true that the government was planning to reintroduce payment of school fees in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

    The governor said this while playing host to newly-elected executive members of the National Association of Osun State Students, NAOSS, in Osogbo.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government was operating the free education policy in its public primary and secondary schools.

    Mr. Aregbesola said that education in […]

  • I gave Fayose, Omisore N2.5bn for Ekiti, Osun elections – Obanikoro

    I gave Fayose, Omisore N2.5bn for Ekiti, Osun elections – Obanikoro

    Former minister of state for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, allegedly told Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that N1. 2 billion was transfered to Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose, in 2014, from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for the governorship election.

    Obanikoro, who is still in EFCC custody reportedly said the cash was wired into a company, Sylva Mcnamara’s bank account within seven months, in 2014.

    A source within the commission said the ex- minister was confronted with water-tight evidence […]

  • Osun, DFID sign MoU to boost small, medium enterprises

    Osun, DFID sign MoU to boost small, medium enterprises

    Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Growth and Employment in States 4th Scheme (GEMS4) to fast-track the development of small and medium scale industries in the state.

    Aregbesola said at the signing of the MOU that his administration has been able to endure the harsh economic challenges in the country because of the government’s huge investments in human capital development.

    GEMS4 is an affiliate of the Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme that […]

  • Osun releases N797 million to new local councils, others

    Osun releases N797 million to new local councils, others

    According to reports, the Governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the release of a sum of N797 million as take-off grant to the newly created Local Council Developments Areas, Area Councils, and Administrative Offices in the state.

    The funds approved by the governor also included the Stabilisation Funds to the existing Local Government Areas of the state.

    A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon, gave the breakdown […]

  • Hijrah 1438: Osun declares Monday as public holiday

    Hijrah 1438: Osun declares Monday as public holiday

    The Osun Government on Thursday declared Monday, October 3 as public holiday to mark the Islamic New Year, 1438.

    Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, the Secretary to the State Government, made the declaration in a statement in Osogbo.

    Adeoti explained that the holiday was to commemorate the Islamic New Year, 1438 AH (After Hijrah).

    He enjoined residents in the state to felicitate with one another and imbibe the lessons of the Hijrah for their spiritual development.

    The secretary to the state government wished all Islamic faithful […]

  • Osun Assembly insists on joint LAUTECH ownership

    Osun Assembly insists on joint LAUTECH ownership

    Osun State House of Assembly has insisted that there was no going back on the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) by Osun and Oyo states which started since the institution was established in 1990 during the then old Oyo State.

    A member of the House representing Ife South and Chairman, Committee on Education, Folorunso Bamisayemi told LAUTECH staff at a House of Assembly session in Osogbo, yesterday, that the attempt by Oyo to disengage Osun from the […]

  • Bank robbery: Osun deploys armoured vehicle to community

    Bank robbery: Osun deploys armoured vehicle to community

    According to reports, the Osun State Government on Saturday deployed an Armoured Personnel Carrier to Ibokun community in the state for bank to reopen for commercial activities.

    WEMA Bank, the only commercial bank in the town, was shut for business activities in December 2015 due to a robbery attack.

    A gang of armed robbers had on December 15, 2015 attacked the bank.

    During the attack, two people were killed, many injured and a large sum of money carted away.

    One of the conditions listed […]

  • Osun did not receive ecological fund under PDP – Osun government

    Osun did not receive ecological fund under PDP – Osun government

    According to reports, the Government of Osun on Thursday described as fallacious, demand by the State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to justify how the state spent ecological funds in the wake of the flood that affected some parts of the state capital.

    The government said it smacks of total ignorance and mischief for the PDP not to recall how funds such as ecological funds were used to play dirty politics and victimized states under the control of the opposition […]

  • See the Face of Human Butcher Caught with Decapitated Body Parts in Osun (Graphic Photos)

    See the Face of Human Butcher Caught with Decapitated Body Parts in Osun (Graphic Photos)

    In what may come as a shocking news to many, a suspected human butcher has been nabbed with decapitated body parts in Osun state.

    Shocking report making rounds online, has revealed that a suspected human butcher, has been arrested for killing a 25-year-old man in the Ilesa area of Osun State.

    The suspect was reportedly caught with the victim’s body parts near Omi Ayo area of the

  • Alleged female ‘touch and follow’ kidnapper paraded naked in Osun … [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

    Alleged female ‘touch and follow’ kidnapper paraded naked in Osun … [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

    Residents of Ilesha area of Ogun state, on Wednesday, meted jungle justice on an alleged female kidnapper.

     

    Eyewitnesses claim that the lady was attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl when she was caught.

    They claim the child, who had allegedly been hypnotized, was following her without being aware of where she was being led to, an act they described to newsmen as ‘touch and follow.

    They raised the alarm and an irate mob apprehended the light-skinned lady who was stripped, beaten and paraded […]