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Three Osun Principals Suspended Over Pro-oduduwa Group’s Visit To Schools
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Three Osun Principals Suspended Over Pro-oduduwa Group’s Visit To Schools

Osun State Government on Wednesday suspended three public school principals for allowing a pro-Oodua nation group to address their students. The government also dissociated itself from the group preaching disunity and secession to students in some schools in the state. The PUNCH investigation revealed that some people had early in the week visited the three secondary schools in Iresi, a town in the Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state to addressed their students. It was gathered that the group told the students that they should reject Nigeria and demanded Oodua nation. But the government in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Folorunsho Bamisayemi, said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group...
Osun Police Rescue 20-Year-Old Girl Locked Up By Her Father For 5 Years
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Osun Police Rescue 20-Year-Old Girl Locked Up By Her Father For 5 Years

The police in conjunction with Osun State Government have rescued Opeyemi Olatoke, 20, locked up for five years by her father in an abandoned house at Alfa Fire, Ikirun in Ifelodun Local Government Area. Father of the young woman Samson Olatoke has also been arrested. A statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs Olubukola Olaboopo obtained by Igbere TV said the case was reported to her office by a non-governmental organisation Value Female Network. Mrs Olaboopo said; “The ministry and the police swung into action, we went to the house where the 20-year-old girl was locked up by her father. The father disclosed that he locked up the girl because she was physically challenged. The victim’s mother informed us that Opeyemi’s health started to de...
Looting: Osun Govt Returns Recovered Items To Owners
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Looting: Osun Govt Returns Recovered Items To Owners

The Osun State Government on Thursday commenced the process of returning recovered looted items to their respective owners. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that government and private property had, on October 24, been looted in some parts of the state by some hoodlums, hiding under the recent #EndSARS protests. Following the mass looting, Governor Gboyega Oyetola had imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state same day and gave the looters 72 hours within which to return the looted items. NAN reports that the 72-hours ultimatum given to the looters elapsed on Oct. 28. The governor directed the looters to drop their loot in places where they could be picked by government officials or at government-recognised and selected designations. While returning the looted items to thei...
FG Mounts Pressure On Osun To Surrender Suspected Illegal Chinese Miners
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FG Mounts Pressure On Osun To Surrender Suspected Illegal Chinese Miners

The Federal Government and its agencies, over the weekend, mounted fresh pressure on the government of Osun State to hand over 27 persons caught in illegal mining of gold and have been in the custody of the state in the last three weeks. The pressure is coming on the premise that the Osun State Government has no power to detain any illegal miner, as no law in Nigeria donates such power to them under the 1999 Constitution. The illegal miners, which included 17 Chinese nationals were apprehended in the gold fields of Osun State on May 3, 2020 and detained by the authorities of that state. However, the Federal Government has insisted that it was illegal for Osun State to handle the investigation of the suspects or their prosecution. Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey Age...
Osun Begins ‘School-On-Air’ For Primary, Secondary School Students
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Osun Begins ‘School-On-Air’ For Primary, Secondary School Students

The Osun State Government has announced the commencement of School-on-air for primary and secondary school students of the State. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Jamiu Olawumi on Monday stated that the on-air education programme is to complement teaching and learning in the state. Jamiu said school on-air runs Monday through Friday on OSBC radio 104.5fm and Yoruba class on orisun 89.5fm and television and on www.osun.csm.ng His words: “It is important to stress that students shall have opportunities to visit the website to further attend the various classes to the session on radio and television to take the assignment, submit assignments and obtain the mark scored instantly. “Parents and guardians are encouraged to allow their wards acc...
Coronavirus: 6 Persons Who Tested Positive In Osun Escape From Isolation Centre
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Coronavirus: 6 Persons Who Tested Positive In Osun Escape From Isolation Centre

The Osun State government has launched a manhunt for six persons with confirmed infection of COVID-19 who escaped from an isolation centre in Ejigbo on Friday night. The six persons belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Ejigbo, from Ivory Coast last week and were quarantined by the state government. A statement from the government which disclosed this gave the names of the six persons with their phone numbers.
Osun State Government Suspends Weekly Markets
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Osun State Government Suspends Weekly Markets

The Osun State Government has suspended weekly markets indefinitely to curb the spread of coronavirus in the State. The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan in a statement on Tuesday, said the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu announced to market women on Tuesday that weekly markets activities have been shut down indefinitely. However, he noted that the government allow daily market because it only attracts low patronage, unlike the weekly market. Dr Isamotu stated that the lockdown was necessary due to the fact that Osun has boundaries with some States that have cases of the COVID-19 adding that people from neighbouring States patronise the weekly markets, which he said, makes Osun open to disease. The Commissioner, therefore, urged th...
I Was Not Suspended, Says Oluwo of Iwoland
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I Was Not Suspended, Says Oluwo of Iwoland

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described as political his purported suspension for six months by Osun State Traditional Council at a meeting held on Friday in Osogbo, the state capital. Oluwo of Iwo is the Deputy Chairman of the Council. Mycelebrityandi had reported that the state traditional council had recommended the suspension of Oluwo for six months. Their recommendation was sent to Osun state Government and security for appropriate action, Mycelebrityandi gathered. However, Oluwo said the point given by the council in recommending him for suspension was porous, lacking in logic and do not portray the revered traditional council in good light as the council refused to address the allegation that he punched a monarch. Oba Akanbi said any r...
Osun State Government Splashes N260M On Cars For Lawmakers, Despite Owing Pensioners
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Osun State Government Splashes N260M On Cars For Lawmakers, Despite Owing Pensioners

Despite owing retired civil servants pensions and gratuities for several years, the Osun State Government has bought new Toyota Camry XLE 2019 cars for the 26 members of the state House of Assembly. The expenditure is at least N266 million, going by the unit price of $29,175 for each in the U.S. Considering the cost of importation, the expected profit by the supplier, and inflated prices associated with government expenditure in Nigeria, the state government is expected to have paid much more for the cars. A spokesperson to the Osun State governor refused to disclose the exact amount paid for the vehicles and the company that supplied them. Critics described the government's action as a "misplacement of priority" for a state said to be cash strapped, but Governor Gboyega Oyetol...
Oluwo Of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi Unveils Telu Towers
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Oluwo Of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi Unveils Telu Towers

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has unveiled a beautiful monument which he calls Telu Towers. The towers which is sponsored solely by the monarch is to help create awareness for modern tourism in society. He shared: “Telu Towers solely sponsored and by me by the special grace of God Almighty to create awareness for modern tourism in our society”. The Oluwo of Iwo who had prominent members the Osun State government present at the unveiling also shared: “Yesterday for my 4 years coronation anniversary, The Governor, Deputy Governor,Exco Members Commissioners and all Honorable’s from the HOA came to honour me…. I empowered 20 professionals/traders,business men and women with 100 thousand naira each to the tune of 2 million to start with and also built the best rou...
Osun State Government Warns Against Using Paracetamol, Bleach To Process Garri
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Osun State Government Warns Against Using Paracetamol, Bleach To Process Garri

The Osun State Government has called on caterers and food vendors in the state to stop the dangerous act of using paracetamol to tenderise meat and also the use of ‘hypo’ a bleaching detergent for cassava processing to induce ‘whiteness of fufu and garri.’ The warning was issued in Osogbo at a joint news conference addressed by the Special Adviser on Public Health, Pharmacist Siji Olamiju and the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode on the harmful effects of the illicit acts on vital organs of the body such as the liver, kidneys, heart and the small intestines. Olamiju disclosed that the dangerous trend in public health was recently uncovered by the state public health surveillance volunteers who were assigned to visit primary health centres a...
Stop Blackmailing Us Over LAUTECH, Osun Govt Replies Makinde
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Stop Blackmailing Us Over LAUTECH, Osun Govt Replies Makinde

The Osun State Government has reacted to allegations levelled against it by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, that it is not willing to pay salaries of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) workers. It accused Mr Makinde of playing ‘a greed(y) man’s script’, urging him to stop blackmailing Osun State. The response was contained in a statement signed by Adelani Baderinwa, Supervisor of Ministry of Information on Friday. Earlier today, PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Makinde said the Oyo government is ready to ‘divorce’ Osun over the non-payment of workers salaries in LAUTECH. The institution is co-owned by the two states. ‘Stop being greedy’ In its reaction, the Osun government accused Mr Makinde of playing a ‘greed man script’. He also advised Mr Makin...
Osun To Provide 20 Armoured Carriers For Proposed Southwest Security Network
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Osun To Provide 20 Armoured Carriers For Proposed Southwest Security Network

The Osun State Government has said it is making available 20 Armoured Personnel Carriers to the Western Nigerian Security Network, as part of its contribution to fighting insecurity in the region. The network is a security architecture designed by the south-west governors as a response to the spate of kidnappings, killings and other violent crimes within the region. It was gathered that the governors of the states in the region are at the stage of launching the outfit after approval was given from the Office of the National Security Adviser. The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, while addressing citizens of the state as part of the state’s 28th anniversary, said the state government was mindful of the need to maintain the peace in the state and in the south-west region. ...
Osun State Government declares public holiday for traditional worshipers
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Osun State Government declares public holiday for traditional worshipers

The Osun Government has declared Tuesday, August 20th as a public holiday to mark the 2019 Traditional Worshipers’ Day, also known as "Isese Day.” Obawale Adebisi, the Supervisor for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, announced this on Monday in Osogbo. Adebisi, however, appealed to traditional worshipers to be peaceful and law abiding in their conduct during and after the festive period. He enjoined the worshipers to use the festive period to pray for the state government and other stakeholders saddled with the responsibilities of moving the state to the next level of accomplishment. Adebisi also appealed to them to continue to support government through prompt payment of taxes and levies for the development of the state. He further urged them to continue to live ...
Declare State Of Emergency On LAUTECH – ASUU To Oyo, Osun Governments
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Declare State Of Emergency On LAUTECH – ASUU To Oyo, Osun Governments

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the governments of Oyo and Osun States to declare state of emergency on the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. The Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo and Chairman of the LAUTECH chapter of the Union, Dr Biodun Olaniran who stated this while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday noted that it was not enough to make LAUTECH a campaign issue and not attend to the problems bedeviling the state institution after the polls. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The duo appealed to the outgoing government not to politicise raising subvention to 100 per cent but also pay all outstanding debts owed tertiary institutions before leaving office. Adejumo and Olaniran lamented that while Ajimobi was busy awarding contracts few days t...
Osun To Recruit 2,000 Food Vendors For School Pupils
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Osun To Recruit 2,000 Food Vendors For School Pupils

Osun State Government is set to employ 2,000 food vendors, in a bid to enhance the Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme also known as O’MEALS. The vendors will join others in the preparation of meals for the public school pupils across the state. Programme Officer of the scheme, Mrs Olaniyan Kehinde, who stated this during an interaction with applicants at the O’MEALs secretariat complex in Osogbo, the state capital, commended the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for opening another window of employment opportunity for women in the state. Olaniyan, who lauded the efforts of the administration for sustaining the scheme, said the employment opportunity will further help to empower women. She acknowledged the administration of Governor Oyetola for demons...
Governor Oyetola Heads To Appeal Court Following Defeat At Osun Tribunal
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Governor Oyetola Heads To Appeal Court Following Defeat At Osun Tribunal

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has said he is heading to the Appeal Court following the verdict by a tribunal in Osun, upturning his victory at the state’s governorship election. This is according to a statement by Mr. Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the State Government of Osun. In its statement, the Osun State Government informed the people that the judgment of the election tribunal has been put on appeal. The Government assured the people of Osun that justice will prevail at last, and that the law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain law and order across the State. The Osun Government in its communique appreciated the support of the majority of the people “in all things essential for mutual progress”. It further assured all the residents of the state of ade...
Osun LG Polls: Lawyer Asks Electoral Commission Boss To Cough Out Funds
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Osun LG Polls: Lawyer Asks Electoral Commission Boss To Cough Out Funds

The last is yet to be heard about the January 27th, 2018 Parliamentary Local Government (LG) election conducted in Osun State, as a human right activist lawyer, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has requested for full information about the money released by the state government for the exercise. Ajibola in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC), Mr. Segun Oladuntan and dated 29th January gave a seven-day ultimatum to the commission to supply him with how much was received and how the money was expended. According to him, as an indigene of the state who hailed from Ikeji-Arakeji in Oriade Local Government, he and the public deserve to know how much was spent on the polls in just 71 out of 389 wards of the state. Parts of the letter reads: “I am wr...
Engineers Laud Aregbesola On Infrastructural Development
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Engineers Laud Aregbesola On Infrastructural Development

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) has commended Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola for committing required percentage of the state’s resources to infrastructure development. According to the engineers, Aregbesola’s administration met and exceeded the minimum of six percent of its GDP recommended for infrastructural development. NICE leadership gave the commendation at the weekend during a public lecture in Osogbo. Speaking on the conference’s theme: “Infrastructure Development and Index for National Development,” the former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Professor Olugbenga Aribisala, lauded Aregbesola’s commitment to human and capital development in the state. According to him, Osun State government has shown a great example of governmen...
Sallah: Osun Govt Sells Rams To Citizens For N45,000
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Sallah: Osun Govt Sells Rams To Citizens For N45,000

The Osun State Government on Monday unveiled the selling of rams at between N45,000 and N80,000 to citizens of the state ahead of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir. The government plans to sell no less than 648 rams which had been fattened, bred and vaccinated in the past two months to its citizens. The Managing Director of Selema Oloba Ranch in Iwo, Osun State, where the rams were fattened, Mr. Sola Omidiran, said the state government bought them from various states in Northern Nigeria some months ago He said during the fattening, the rams gained additional 15kg to their original weight, thus enhancing their capacity and body shape to provide more beef to buyers. “We can assure buyers that we will give them value for their money. We have the rams in four different categories and they ...
Eid-el-Kabir: Osun Govt Offers Free Train Ride For Indigenes From Lagos
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Eid-el-Kabir: Osun Govt Offers Free Train Ride For Indigenes From Lagos

The Osun State Government says it has concluded plans to provide free train ride for its indigenes from Lagos to Osogbo during the Eid-el-Kabir holiday, Mr Ismaila Jaiyeoba-Alagbada, has said.Commissioner for Industries, Commerce and Co-operatives, Jaiyeoba-Alagbada, made this known in a statement on Monday in Osogbo.He said the gesture was in furtherance of Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration’s commitment to the welfare of the people.According to Jayeoba-Alagbada, the free train is expected to move from Lagos to Osogbo twice but will operate only one trip for the post-sallah return journey.The commissioner explained that the first free train would move from Lagos on Wednesday Aug. 30 at 10.a.m. from the Iddo Terminus to Osogbo.Jayeoba-Alagbada also said the second free train would lea...
KPMG To Complete LAUTECH Audit Friday – Commissioner
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KPMG To Complete LAUTECH Audit Friday – Commissioner

Commissioner for Education in Oyo State, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, on Wedensday, said the management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, has acceded to call by two owner states to be audited as a way to resolve the protracted crises of the institution. Prof. Olowofela, during a radio programme on Impact Business Radio (IBR), in Ibadan, disclosed that the audit firm, KPMG report would be completed not later than Friday, August 25. According to the commissioner, activities are in top gear to ensure the school’s protracted crises are resolved saying the report by the auditing firm will fast track the process to surmount the impending crises rocking the institution. Olowofela also clarified that the state government’s establishment of Ibadan Technical Uni...
Osun Cautions Residents As Corpse Tests Positive To Lassa Fever
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Osun Cautions Residents As Corpse Tests Positive To Lassa Fever

The Osun State Government on Tuesday urged its citizens to be vigilant and maintain high hygienic standards after a corpse which was brought from Lagos tested positive to Lassa. A number of cases of the disease had been reported in some Southwest states of Lagos and Ogun in recent times. A statement signed by the Media Adviser to the Governor, Sola Fasure, said there was currently no case of an outbreak of the fever in the state. The statement noted that the corpse brought from Lagos was subjected to laboratory test and was tested positive to the scourge. It stated that the corpse was buried before the official release of the autopsy report. According to the statement, the state’s Ministry Of Health promptly put the relatives of the corpse on a 21-day surveillance but none o...
Osun Protesting Pensioners Are Public Nuisance – Commissioner
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Osun Protesting Pensioners Are Public Nuisance – Commissioner

The Osun State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, has accused the pensioners under the aegis of the 2011/2012 Forum of Pensioners of constituting themselves into nuisance to the people of the state and blackmailing the state government at the same time. The commissioner said this statement in reaction to last Thursday’s protest organised by the pensioners to press home the demand for the payment of their pension arrears and gratuities. Baderinwa said the constant protest by the group of pensioners was a public disturbance, describing their conduct as misleading and unbecoming of senior citizens. The state government explained that the N6.314bn second tranche of the Paris Club loan refund was used to pay the July and August 2015 salary arrears, balance of 2015 lea...
Aregbesola Warns Against Using Adeleke’s Death To Cause Hatred
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Aregbesola Warns Against Using Adeleke’s Death To Cause Hatred

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State yesterday accused the family of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke of using his death to manipulate the minds of the people of the ancient city of Ede. He stressed that since the death of the former governor of Osun in April, many lies and fabrications have emanated from the family and some of his loyalists. According to him, among the lies being peddled is the alleged claim by the younger brother of the politician, Dr. Deji Adeleke, that he lent the Aregbesola government money to pay workers salaries. He said it was also unthinkable that the Adeleke family would claim that Aregbesola begged Senator Adeleke to join APC. Aregbesola stated these when he led the campaign train of Senator Mudashir Husain to Ede, the hometown of Adeleke, ahead of ...
Osun Doctors Stage Peaceful Protest Over Half Salary
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Osun Doctors Stage Peaceful Protest Over Half Salary

For the second time in the last one month, doctors in the employment of Osun state government on Thursday, staged another peaceful protest in Osogbo, Osun state capital. It will be recalled that the medical personnel on May 4, all dressed in their uniforms marched round major streets in the state capital in protest of half salary being paid them by government for almost two years. On Thursday Amiloaded correspondent gathered that the doctors again trooped out in protest, saying after the May 4 peaceful protest, Osun state government ignored them and never attempted to bring them to negotiation.
Osun Govt. Provides 15 Hectares Of Land For Commercial Farming
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Osun Govt. Provides 15 Hectares Of Land For Commercial Farming

The Osun State Government on Thursday said it had provided about 15 hectares of land for large scale cultivation to boost food production in the state. Dr Bukola Aluko, the coordinating director, Osun state Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Youths Engagement, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Osogbo. According to Aluko, the state government is collaborating with investors that will facilitate farming on large and commercial scales in the state. “Through this collaboration, billions of naira will be invested in agriculture: planting, processing and packaging of farm produce. “Currently, farmers that are interested in partnering the state government have started importing their raw materials. “The state government on its part has provided between 10 hect...
Senator Adeleke’s Autopsy Report Reveals High Levels Of Alcohol And Banned Drugs
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Senator Adeleke’s Autopsy Report Reveals High Levels Of Alcohol And Banned Drugs

Dr. Taiwo Solaja, a pathologist involved in determining the cause of death of Osun state Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke has given the cause of death to be "multiple aspiration" or choking due to drug overdose. The pathologist testimony was delivered at the Coroner's inquest set up by the Osun state government to unravel the real cause of Senator Adeleke's sudden death on April 23, 2017. Dr. Taiwo Solaja, a pathologist involved in determining the cause of death of Osun state Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke has given the cause of death to be "multiple aspiration" or choking due to drug overdose. The pathologist testimony was delivered at the Coroner's inquest set up by the Osun state government to unravel the real cause of Senator Adeleke's sudden death on April 23, 2017. In addition ...
Ile-Ife Clash: Arrest Hausa Suspects In 48 Hours – OPC
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Ile-Ife Clash: Arrest Hausa Suspects In 48 Hours – OPC

A pan-Yoruba group, Oodua People’s Congress, has given the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police Force 48 hours to arrest the Fulani/Hausa persons involved in the crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State, which resulted in the death of about 46 persons. The OPC gave the warning in a statement by its founder, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, on Thursday. It said, “We hereby call on the Federal Government to intervene within the next 48 hours to ensure that justice is institutionalised and no side is provoked to defend justice according to its whims and caprices. Various communities have Abraham as their father. A word is enough for the wise.” The group said it was unfortunate that 20 Yoruba persons, including a monarch, were arrested and paraded by the police while not a single Hausa/Fulani bell...
Hausas Evacuate Sabo After Ile Ife Communal Clash
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Hausas Evacuate Sabo After Ile Ife Communal Clash

Seventy-two hours after the communal clash in Ile -Ife, the last batch of Hausas residing in Sabo where the crisis took place have reportedly left the town. This is in spite of the appeal from the Osun State Government and the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. Traders in the area have also been counting their losses after the mayhem as commercial activities still remain grounded. The relocation of the Hausas is as a result of the bloody clash which left seven persons dead with several others injured in the ancient city of the state in Southwest Nigeria. Barely 24 hours after the incident, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, imposed a two-day curfew in Ile Ife. Spokesman for the Governor, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said the decision was “compelled by the breach of the peace in...
Osun Declares Curfew As 10 Die In Ife Communal Clash
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Osun Declares Curfew As 10 Die In Ife Communal Clash

No fewer than 10 persons were said to have been killed, while 30 others were injured following a clash between some Hausa and Yoruba youths in Ile Ife, Osun State, on Wednesday. Vehicles were burnt and vandalised by the rampaging youths, while some houses and shops were set ablaze in the clash which forced some persons to flee their areas. Our correspondent gathered at the scene that the fight was caused by a Hausa man, who allegedly slapped a Yoruba woman believed to be a wife of a Yoruba driver on Tuesday. It was gathered that the Hausa man had littered the surroundings of the woman’s shop with papers and she complained against it, which resulted in an altercation. The woman’s husband was said to have taken some of his colleagues to the scene of the fight and they reportedly be...

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