Sacked OAU professor sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for demanding sex from student

Sacked OAU professor sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for demanding sex from student

Justice Maurine Onyetenu of an Osun State Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital has sentenced  a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to 6 years imprisonment for demanding sex to pass her student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC. He had since then been…

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Osun monarch preaches peaceful coexistence at maiden Ilase-Ijesa Day celebration

Osun monarch preaches peaceful coexistence at maiden Ilase-Ijesa Day celebration

A traditional ruler, Oba Jimoh Isiaka Adesina, Alase of Ilase-Ijesa in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun state has charged the people of the sleepy community to embrace peace and always come together to develop their native home. The monarch gave this charge while addressing sons and daughters of his domain who gathered at St. Paul’s School, Ilase-Ijesa at the weekend, to celebrate their maiden Ilase-Ijesa Day celebration. The indigenes also did launching for the…

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2018 World AIDS Day: Osun-based NGO, VFN embarks on ‘Know Your HIV Status’ campaign

2018 World AIDS Day: Osun-based NGO, VFN embarks on ‘Know Your HIV Status’ campaign

A Non-Governmental Organisation based in Osun state, Value Female Network (VFN) has embarked on sensitisation and campaign for Nigerians to get seize the opportunity of the 2018 World AIDS Day and discover their HIV status. The NGO has on Friday visited some schools and market places in Osun state to ask members of the public to visit any government hospitals to get free HIV test. Addressing journalists at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi…

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World AIDS Day: VFN coordinator expresses worry over Nigerians’ nonchalance towards HIV test

World AIDS Day: VFN coordinator expresses worry over Nigerians’ nonchalance towards HIV test

Miss Costly Aderibigbe, the Coordinator of a Non-Governmental Organisation based in Osun state, Value Female Network (VFN) has expressed displeasure over what she described as insensitivity of Nigerians towards getting tested of HIV and knowing their status. Aderibigbe made this known on Friday when some members of VFN in company of some Osun secondary school students visited Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Jaleyemi in Osogbo to get tested of HIV as part of activities marking…

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After languishing in prison for 8 years without trials, Osun CJ frees 13 inmates 

After languishing in prison for 8 years without trials, Osun CJ frees 13 inmates 

The Osun Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo has freed an inmate of Ile-Ife Prison custody in the state, Ogundipe Sunday after spending more than 8 years in the prison without beig tried of his alleged armed robbery. Also, the CJ ordered the release of twelve other awaiting trials inmates of the prison who had spent over seven years downward. These 13 inmates that regained freedom include Ogundipe Sunday who had spent 8 years, 3 months…

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Osun SWAN congratulates Gov Oyetola, urges him to prioritise sports

Osun SWAN congratulates Gov Oyetola, urges him to prioritise sports

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN, Osun State chapter has congratulated the new Governor of the State, Mr. Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola on his assumption of office. In a statement by the Chairman and Secretary of the association, Adeyemi Aboderin and Timothy Agbor, it described the inauguration of the new Chief Executive as a well deserved, having served in a critical position as the Chief of Staff to the immediate past administration. The association viewed…

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How Osun-Based NGO, VFN, Trained And Empowered Over 350 Adolescent Girls At A-3-Day Boot Camp

How Osun-Based NGO, VFN, Trained And Empowered Over 350 Adolescent Girls At A-3-Day Boot Camp

A non governmental organisation based in Osun state, Value Female Network (VFN) has held the second edition of its annual Adolescent Boot Camp where it trained and empowered over 350 girls across Osun state for three days. The 3-day boot camp programme designed for the teenage girls that included in and out of school girls, hard to reach areas in the state and communities with high prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) started fully on…

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Osun poll: Charly Boy, other activists storm Osogbo, demand ‘justice’ for Adeleke

Osun poll: Charly Boy, other activists storm Osogbo, demand ‘justice’ for Adeleke

Human Right Groups, Odua Youth Development Initiatives and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) have described the last Osun state governorship election as a stark electoral robbery which should not be swept under the carpet. The groups therefore called for the probe of the September 22 gubernatorial election and 27 re-run governorship poll over alleged irregularities. The human right groups accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with the Independent National Electoral Commission…

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VFN’s 2nd annual adolescent boot camp commences today in Osogbo

VFN’s 2nd annual adolescent boot camp commences today in Osogbo

A non governmental organisation, Value Female Network (VFN) has commenced the second edition of her Adolescent Boot Camp for this year. The boot camp programme designed for teenage girls across Osun state will end on Sunday, November 25. In a release issued by the organisation’s Head of Media Directorate, Timothy Agbor, on Friday and made available to journalists, the programme is the largest gathering of adolescent girls in the state as over 200 girls across…

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Tope Alabi, Woli Agba, Bukola Akinade, others to perform at ‘2018 GospelFest’ in Osun

Gospel icons like Tope Alabi, Bukola Akinade and Woli Agba are among top musicians billed to perform at the maiden edition of GospelFest 2018. The event tagged: “The Celebration of the Almighty God”, is organized by Paradise of Truth Film & Music Productions International in collaboration with the Mass Communication Department, Interlink Polytechnic, Ijebu-Jesa. The event will hold on Friday, 23rd November, 2018 at Timsed Civic Centre, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State. According to the convener, Mrs…

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