How Osun residents contributed N1.5m ransom that freed kidnapped traditional chief

How Osun residents contributed N1.5m ransom that freed kidnapped traditional chief

But for the magnanimous intervention of the people of Ibokun, Otan-Ile, Ilare, Esa-Odo, Imesi-Ile and Esa-Oke in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun state, the abducted traditional chief in the area, the Tirimi Ode of Ibokun, Chief Dunsin would still be languishing in the captivity of his abductors. Chief Dunsin, the chief hunter of Ibokun town was kidnapped between Esa-Odo and Ilare in the local council while journey along the road with a woman, identified as…

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Newly elected APC legislators from Osun charged to be disciplined, selfless in service

Newly elected APC legislators from Osun charged to be disciplined, selfless in service

Newly elected National and State legislators in Osun state have been urged to be disciplined and selfless in the discharge of their duties as enshrined in the constitution. They were also charged to, at all times, uphold the tenets of the ruling All Progressive Congress, on whose platform they were elected. The Chairman, Igbimo Agba of Osun APC, Engr. Sola Akinwumi disclosed this during a two-day seminar entitled: “The Role of Political Parties In The…

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If chapter 2 of 1999 constitution can be enforced, Nigeria’s democracy will be strong- Oyetola

If chapter 2 of 1999 constitution can be enforced, Nigeria’s democracy will be strong- Oyetola

  Osun State governor,  Mr Gboyega Oyetola has strongly called for the full enforcement of the provisions of the chapter 2 of the 1999 constitution if the nation’s Democratic practice would be gainfully sustained to be the best in the world.   To achieve this, the governor charged journalists to ensure that affected authorities responsible for implementing the constitutional provisions of chapter two are made to do the needful. Governor Oyetola made this known while speaking…

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Engage public officials in critical criticism like in military era, varsity professor charges journalists

Engage public officials in critical criticism like in military era, varsity professor charges journalists

A Professor of Environment and Sustainability and Human Dimensions of Environmental Problems who lectures at the Osun State University, Osogbo, Anthony Kola-Olusanya has declared that the nascent democracy of Nigeria is in danger should journalists get too close with public office holders.   The don nursed the fear that the closeness of most journalists with those in power has been frustrating their efforts of critically criticising public officials like what was obtainable during the military era….

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Osogbo council chair denies working against interests of APC, Oyetola’s govt

Osogbo council chair denies working against interests of APC, Oyetola’s govt

The Executive Chairman, Osogbo West Local Council Development Area in Osun state, Alhaja Temilade Olokungboye has denied working against the interest of the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the ruling All Progressive Congress in the state. Rather, Olokungboye reiterated her unflinching loyalty to the leaderships of the government and the party as well as her unequivocal commitment to the interest and development of the duo entities. She declared this in a chat with journalists…

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Osun LG chair appears before Assembly’s committee over alleged misappropriation of N270m allocation

Osun LG chair appears before Assembly’s committee over alleged misappropriation of N270m allocation

The Chairman, Orolu Local Government Area of Osun state, Mr. Adekunle Benson has been dragged before the State House of Assembly over allegation of misappropriation of the sum of N270million allocation for his council.   No fewer than three petitions had been written against Benson for misappropriation of public funds before the House Committee on Public Account summoned him to explain how he spent the allocation. Benson, alongside Chairman of Olorunda North LCDA, Mr. Quadri Owonikoko and…

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nsecurity: Fani-Kayode blasts FG for asking Obasanjo to withdraw comments on ‘Islamization, Fulanization of Nigeria’

nsecurity: Fani-Kayode blasts FG for asking Obasanjo to withdraw comments on ‘Islamization, Fulanization of Nigeria’

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted after federal government asked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to withdraw his recent comments which imputed ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram, ISWAP, terrorism in the country, as well as apologise to Nigerians. According to Daily post report, Obasanjo on Saturday decried the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, stating that the Federal Government alone cannot tackle the menace. He regretted that both Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were…

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EPL: Chelsea ordered to pay Conte £9million

EPL: Chelsea ordered to pay Conte £9million

Chelsea have been ordered to pay former manager Antonio Conte £9million in compensation, the UK Mirror reports. Conte, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his two years in west London, has been embroiled in a bitter divorce from the club. The Italian was sacked last summer and engaged in a legal fight with the Blues, citing unfair dismissal. The former Juventus boss, who has held off taking another job during the past…

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Solskjaer ‘offers Paul Pogba captaincy at Manchester United’ in bid to convince him to stay and shun Real Madrid move

Solskjaer ‘offers Paul Pogba captaincy at Manchester United’ in bid to convince him to stay and shun Real Madrid move

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is offering Paul Pogba the captaincy in a bid to convince the midfielder to stay at Old Trafford and shun Real Madrid move. The French midfielder, 26, has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Man United this summer, with Real Madrid a likely destination. United will be without a captain from the end of next month when Antonio Valencia leaves the club. His deputy, 33-year-old Ashley Young is likely to play a reduced role next term with United targeting a new…

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2019 Copa America: Argentina releases 23-man squad, drops Icardi [Full list]

2019 Copa America: Argentina releases 23-man squad, drops Icardi [Full list]

Inter Milan striker, Mauro Icardi has been dropped from Argentina’s 2019 Copa America squad. Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni, on Tuesday released his 23-man squad for this year’s Copa America, with Icardi the biggest omission. The La Albiceleste’s opening game is against Paraguay on June 20. The Copa America will hold in Brazil between June 14 and July 7. Full list of Argentina’s squad: Goalkeepers: Andrada (Boca), Armani (River), Marchesín (América) Defenders: Saravia (Racing), Foyth (Tottenham),…

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