Osun State News
The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, GCON, has recommended the compulsory retirement of Hon. Justice S. O. Falola of Osun State High Court from the Bench, Osun Defender has learnt. The decision was taken at its 104th Meeting of 6 & 7 December 2023. The recommendation was made sequel […]
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The National Judicial Council has declined the request of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State seeking its permission to swear in the next Most Senior Judge in the State in acting capacity, following allegations levelled against Hon. Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo, Chief Judge, Osun State and the resolution of the State House of Assembly to […]
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Condemnations have trailed the mystery behind the death of a Nigerian woman, Taiwo Owoeye, who was found dead in her home in Suffolk, United Kingdom. Osun Defender gathered that the late Owoeye, who was a former ophthalmic nurse at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital was allegedly murdered by her husband, David Abodunde on Tuesday, […]
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The Osun State Government has announced the appointment of Alhaji Akeem Muhammed Jamiu as the new Imam of Inisa Central Mosque, in the Odo Otin Local Government Area of the state. The appointment followed an agreement with the League of Imams and Alfas in the state. This was contained in a press release jointly signed […]
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Oyedele Emmanuel, a part two student of Osun State University from the Department of Medicine and Surgery is dead. It was gathered that the medical student died on Monday morning of asthma attack. “Yes. He is dead. He died yesterday,” a source told Osun Defender. The President of the Osun State University Medical Students Association, […]
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Osun-born Medical Doctor, Olufemi Olaleye, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Ikeja, has asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment of the lower court which convicted him of rape. The Medical Director, Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, was on October 24, found guilty of […]
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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has denied visiting the embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, at the Kuje Custodial Facility in Abuja. Osun Defender gathered that news of the reverred traditional ruler visiting Emefiele twice on Tuesday went viral on social media on Wednesday. According to the report, […]
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Students of Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile Ife, could not hold back their tears as a 300-level student, Aliu Asisat Olashile, from Faculty of Pharmacy was pronounced dead. It was learnt that deceased died on Tuesday night. The leadership of the Pharmaceutical Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, OAU, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday on their […]
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A yet to be identified man on Sunday invaded the Moremi hall, a female hotel of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and attempted to rape a female student. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday morning around 3:45am. The victim, identified as Blessing while narrating the incident said the man wore a black […]
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The Osun State government on Monday, clarified insinuations that the state government officials attended Governor Ademola Adeleke’s nephew’s child naming ceremony in Atlanta, United States of America. It would be recalled that Governor Adeleke’s nephew, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and his wife had a twin recently and rumours had it that the state […]
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Indigenes of Ijesaland under the auspices of Body of Ijesa Leaders and Societies have called on the Osun State government under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke to work assiduously on the completion of the abandoned Ilesa Water Project. The Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Yinka Fasuyi, in a letter dated June 8, 2023 and addressed to […]
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An Islamic organisation, Forum of Ratibi Mosque Imams of Osun State has urged the state government to look into the establishment of a Sharia Appeal Court that will resolve issues capable of resulting into religious crisis in the state. In a statement over the weekend, the group under the leadership of Imam Illyas Afolabi Alawe […]
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Former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has attacked the spokesperson to Governor Ademola Adeleke, Olawale Rasheed saying that he lied about him presenting the staff of office to Oba AbdulRasaq Adegboye as the Alawo of Awo in Egbedore local government area of the state. Oyetola, while denying a statement credited to Governor Ademola Adeleke’s […]
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The Osun State Government has denied that it is planning to issue a fresh staff of office to Oba AbdulRasaq Adegboye, as the Alawo of Awo, adding that Adegboye was installed in September 2021 and subsequently issued staff of office by the Administration of Gboyega Oyetola. The government described as untrue reports in some sections […]
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Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day. December 3, 1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia. December 3, 1818 Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state. December 3, 1833 Oberlin College in Ohio becomes the first coeducational institution […]
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The immediate past Osun State Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Mr. Remi Omowaiye, has said the lack of synergy between the current administration in Osun and the Federal Government was behind the bad state of the Ibadan/Ife/Ilesa road. This was as he appealed to the Federal Ministry of Works and the management of the Federal […]
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Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day. December 2, 1697 St Paul’s Cathedral consecrated in London. December 2, 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French. December 2, 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French. December 2, […]
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I Never Regret Being Leader Of Buccaneer Confraternity In Iree, It Impacts My Life Positively – Suspect
A 22-year-old man, Opeyemi Mohammed who allegedly brought soldiers to disrupt the peace of students on the Campus of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, was on Friday, paraded by the police in the state. Mohammed was also alleged to belong to an unlawful secret group. The suspect who is a fresh graduate of the institution during […]
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The Osun State Police Command on Friday, paraded four suspected armed robbers for snatching a vehicle. The new state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ishaq Muhammad, presented the suspects, namely; Opeyemi Olawuwo, 38, Akolade Kazeem,43, Kazeem Ajala, 47, and Abeeb Abioye, 29, at the Command’s headquarters in Osogbo, before journalists. He disclosed that riot police operatives […]
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FIVE communities in Olorunda North Local Government Area of Osun State on Wednesday declared the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The communities are; Omumuyiwa, Ifesowapo, Dagbolu Ataoja, Sapo/Alubata, and Temidire. Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER, the South-West Gender/FGM analyst for the United Nations Populations Fund, Mrs Uzoma Ayodeji, noted the reduction in the percentage of […]
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The leadership of the Osun State judiciary will continue its negotiations with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Friday as the JUSUN leadership insisted that all its demands be met before members return to their duty posts. Osun Defender reports that JUSUN executives last week Wednesday following announced an indefinite strike after they were […]
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FLASH: Patients Scamper For Safety As Fire Guts UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Accident And Emergency Unit
There was panic at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital on Thursday morning, as fire reportedly broke out at the new Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained at the time of filling this report but the medium gathered that efforts were on to put off […]
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A former federal lawmaker, Senator Kola Ogunwale, who represented Osun Central in the Senate between 2003 and 2007 has recalled how he was attacked in Germany for calling the country a poor nation. Ogunwale, who spoke on Wednesday, at an interactive session tagged ‘The Frontliners” organised by the Osun State chapter of the Association of Veteran […]
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Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day. November 29th, 1599 The Banquet of the Poultry, a satirical play by Thomas Middleton, was performed in London. November 29th, 1781 The crew of the British slave ship Zong murdered more than 130 […]
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The embattled Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo allegedly politicised the state judiciary for pecuniary gains. This is the position of a civil society organisation, the Movement for Social Justice and Transparency, Osun State Chapter. Its State Coordinator, Comrade Adeyinka Ayoola in a statement on Tuesday, said the group said the judiciary has […]
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