Osun moves to reduce infant mortality, inaugurates committee for exclusive breastfeeding campaign

Osun moves to reduce infant mortality, inaugurates committee for exclusive breastfeeding campaign

Timothy Agbor The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola on Thursday inaugurated a 13-member steering committee on the campaign for exclusive breastfeeding in the state. The Committee was inaugurated to strengthen health sector and as well instil culture of exclusive breastfeeding, thus reducing infant mortality by 13 percent in Osun. The initiative was also part of the government’s commitment to fully actualise its dreams of delivering sustainable posterity and development in the health sector. Inaugurating the…

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Indigenes cry out over illegal mining, insecurity in Ijesaland

Indigenes cry out over illegal mining, insecurity in Ijesaland

Timothy Agbor Indigenes of Ijesa land in Osun state have called the attention of concerned authorities to the menace of illegal and indiscriminate mining activities taking place in their communities. The indigenes under the aegis of Coalition of Societies and Clubs in Ijesa-Land while addressing press conference on Thursday in Ilesa highlighted various socio-economic and insecurity activities that have been threatening the peace and growth of the Ijesa people and kingdom saying that urgent measures…

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2019: INEC announces date for collection of PVC in Osun, seeks journalists’ support

2019: INEC announces date for collection of PVC in Osun, seeks journalists’ support

The Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has asked registered voters in the state to ensure they collect their Permanent Voter Card, insisting that only those with PVC would be allowed to cast vote during the forthcoming general elections.   Speaking at a press conference organised by the commission on Thursday, Agbaje disclosed that the commission had concluded arrangements to take PVCs to rural areas in Osun for collection…

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Osun govt begins repair of roads, drainages

Osun govt begins repair of roads, drainages

      The Osun State Government has commenced plans to repair and rehabilitate critical roads and drainages in major towns and the rural areas before the commencement of rainy season. Dredging of drainages, water-ways and river-crossing will also be undertaken, Supervisor for Works, Science and Innovation Remi Omowaiye said yesterday. He spoke in Ejigbo after a tour of waterways and roads to be fixed. Speaker of the House of Assembly Najeem Salaam and Federal…

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Electoral victory: Osun gov begins ‘thank you’ tour‎ across state

Electoral victory: Osun gov begins ‘thank you’ tour‎ across state

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Thursday commenced ‎a ‘Thank You’ tour in the state. He kick-started the tour of the nine federal constituencies from Osogbo, the state capital, which is the headquarters of the Osogbo/Olorunda/Irepodun/Orolu federal constituency  He visited the Ataoja of Osogbo of Jimoh Olanipekun before being received by teeming supporters at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park. Residents reiterated their unflinching support for his administration to deliver on his promises. The governor will…

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Osun NUJ member dies in ghastly road crash 

Osun NUJ member dies in ghastly road crash 

A member of the Local Government Information Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council, Mr. Iroko Gerson Adebayo has been died in a ghastly road crash on Thursday. Iroko, was an Information Officer with Ejigbo local government area the state. Iroko, a father of three, died in a road mishap that occurred along Ejigbo-Ede Road on Thursday, December 27. The deceased has since been buried in his Ejigbo hometown. Meanwhile, the leadership of…

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For naming 2019 appropriation ‘budget of hope’, Oyetola affirmed the hopelessness of Aregbesola’s govt – Osun PDP

For naming 2019 appropriation ‘budget of hope’, Oyetola affirmed the hopelessness of Aregbesola’s govt – Osun PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, has described the naming of the 2019 appropriation as a “budget of hope” as confirmation of the hopeless situation the All Progressives Congress under the watch of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, left the state after 8 years. This argument was contained in a press statement issued by by the state  chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo on Friday, a copy of which was made available to journalists. Adagunodo…

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Osun residents jubilate as monarch facilitates transformer for community

Osun residents jubilate as monarch facilitates transformer for community

Residents of Temidire community, Imobi-Ijesa in Atakunmosa East Local Government Area of Osun state have been thrown into jubilation following the facilitation of a 50KVA stepdown transformer by their traditional ruler, the Lumobi of Imobi Ijesa, Oba Adetayo Haastrup. The residents of the community had been living without electricity supply and had to trek a long distance to neighbouring community to get services that have to do with electricity done.   But their joy knew…

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Oyetola presents N152bn budget for 2019, says Osun is set to experience real growth

Oyetola presents N152bn budget for 2019, says Osun is set to experience real growth

The Governor of Osun State,  Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Thursday presented the state’s budget for 2019 fiscal year to the tune of N152, 756, 088, 830.00 The budget , which was tilted the “Budget of Hope”  has recurrent N15,870,175,600.00 10.39 while  N91,957,496,420.00 65.43 capital expenditure. Presenting  the budget, Governor Oyetola described the 2019 budget as a unique one because it was drawn from a carefully crafted development document. Oyetola vowed that the Budget would be…

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Obaship tussle: Irate youths set Edunabon palace ablaze in protest against selected prince

Obaship tussle: Irate youths set Edunabon palace ablaze in protest against selected prince

Some angry youths of Edunabon, a sleepy community in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun state have set the palace of the kingdom ablaze in protest against the prince selected by the state government. The unfortunate development was linked to the tussle rocking the selection of a new Salu of Edunabon. Two princes from the same royal family had emerged and had entered seclusion in order to be able to assume the throne of the…

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