Coroner says drug overdose killed Adeleke, wants nurse tried

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The coroner’s inquest set up by Governor Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has revealed that the former governor died of drug overdose coupled with aspiration of gastric content. The coroner, who is a chief magistrate in the Osun State Judiciary, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, said this […]

Osun hijab crisis: Muslim clerics storm school to enforce court judgment

CONTROVERSY trailing the recent Osun State High Court judgment, which permits female Muslim students to wear hijab in public schools, took a new dimension on Monday when some Muslim clerics in Osun state stormed St. Charles High School in Osogbo and Ife Oluwa Middle Schools to enforce the implementation of the ruling.   Nigerian Tribune […]

Christian pupils wear church garments to schools in Osun

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Osun State branch of Christian Association of Nigeria carried out its threat to instruct Christian pupils to appear in their schools in choir robes and other church garments as some students of the Baptist High School, Iwo, appeared in the school in church apparel on Tuesday. The students in such religious […]

Buhari, Queen Elizabeth, others for Ooni Ogunwusi’s installation

Ile-Ife of my dream, by Ooni By Gbenga Olarinoye OSOGBO—President Muhammadu Buhari, the representative of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, are some of the dignitaries expected on December 7, at the installation and presentation of staff of office to the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde […]

EFCC invites judge who accused Aregbesola of fraud

    Justice Folahanmi Oloyede | credits: THERE were indications in Osogbo on Sunday that Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, who recently accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of graft, had been invited to the Abuja headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A source close to the judge told journalists in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, […]

Ooni is alive, Oodua Chief Priest insists

By Gbenga Olarinoye Osogbo—The Chief Priest of the ancient town of Ile-Ife, Chief Olajide Farotimi Faloba has described as untrue the news of the demise of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade. He also described a report (not in Vanguard) that the remains of the foremost royal father had been secretly brought home as untrue insisting […]

Salary cut’II lead to chaos, workers tell Aregbesola

Labour unions in Osun State have warned Governor Rauf Aregbesola to stop the plan to cut workers’ salaries by 50 per cent. The Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in the state, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, who led other labour leaders to address journalists on the issue said on Friday that the decision would lead to an […]

APC requests resignation of judge who called for Aregbesola’s sack

  The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Justice Olamide Oloyede to toe the honourable path by first, resigning her position as a High Court Judge in the state’s judiciary before, “ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government” of which she is an integral […]

Osun State and the Lost Hope of the Common Man – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | June 27, 2015 – These are really disturbing times in Nigeria. Almost everywhere one goes, the stories are the same. Epileptic power supply, biting fuel scarcity, tanker explosions, intense Boko Haram bombings and attacks, petty agitations in the Niger-Delta, spiralling debts, economic downturn, naira depreciation to mention a […]

Aregbesola, Ben Bruce clash over unpaid salaries

  Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola | credits: File copy The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, and the Senator representing Bayelsa-East senatorial district, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce clashed on Thursday over Aregbesola’s inability to pay workers’ salaries. The faceoff started after Murray-Bruce, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, said on his official […]




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