Tag: Osun State

A student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has committed suicide

A student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Adedeji Emmanuel, has committed suicide. This was announced by the Chief Security Officer of the school, Babatunde Oyatokun, Tuesday evening. “The Security Department announces the painful departure of a student of the Faculty of Admin; Adedeji Emmanuel who till his time of[Read More…]

3 school principals suspended in Osun for ‘promoting secession’

Osun State has suspended three principals for allowing a group of secessionists preach to their students. The suspension was announced by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Bamisayemi on Wednesday. The commissioner said they were suspended for allowing a seditious group into their school premises to address the students. “A[Read More…]

‘Segun Awosanya: A setback in ending Police brutality & rights abuses

On the 1st of February, 2021, the Federal High Court sitting in Oshogbo, Osun State awarded the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira Only) as aggravated and general damages against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police for the flagrant abuse of the rights of one Mrs Adetola[Read More…]

Commissioners and special advisers in Osun have been ordered to take COVID-19 tests

Commissioners, special advisers and others aides of the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, have all been directed to submit themselves for compulsory COVID-19 test. The Special Adviser to the governor on Public Health, Dr Siji Olamiju, on Saturday said the move was precautionary. He said, “Everybody must undertake it, including[Read More…]

Ownership of LAUTECH has been transferred to Oyo State Government

The Osun State government has ceded the ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology to Oyo State, thereby ending the longtime crisis which had plagued the institution. As a result of the transfer of ownership, both states have mutually agreed on the terms of settlement while the joint ownership of[Read More…]

Schools in Osun State to revert to their traditional uniforms at the resumption of the 2020/2021 session – Oyetola

Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has banned sales and distribution of school uniforms by authorities to pupils across the state. He also declared the reversal to old uniform policy will take effect from the new 2020/2021 academic session. Oyetola, through the Information and Civic Orientation Commissioner, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, explained the[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Police arrests two #EndSARS WhatsApp group administrators

The police in Osun State arrests two persons for their role as administrators on a WhatsApp group, where #EndSARS protest mobilization was coordinated. The two people arrested are Babawale Popoola and Queen Fisayo Aderemi who are co-conveners of the protest in Osun State. They were rounded up at different locations[Read More…]

Nigerian Airforce arrests officers in a viral video flogging Osun residents

The Nigerian airforce says officers captured in a video meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha, Osun State have been arrested. A viral video across social media had shown some officers of the Nigerian Air Force brutalizing citizens for defaulting[Read More…]

COVID-19 palliative looting: We do not have authority to distribute without approval from Abuja – Osun committee explains

Angry youths in the early hours of Friday broke into a warehouse in Ede town and carted away COVID-19 palliatives believing them to be hoarded. Items such as beans, noodles, sugar, salt, garri, rice, pastas, vegetable oil, among others, were looted from the warehouse located within the moribund Cocoa Industry,[Read More…]

COVID-19: Osun state governor reduces 2020 budget to N82 billion

The Osun State House of Assembly on Tuesday received a letter from Governor Gboyega Oyetola requesting for an amendment of the state 2020 Appropriation Bill, reducing the budget of the state from N119. 55 billion to N82.22 billion. Reading the letter at the plenary session, the Speaker of the Assembly, Timothy Owoeye,[Read More…]