OSUN COUPLE BEATS BURGLAR TO DEATH

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo The police have declared wanted an Ilesha-based couple, Samson and Omolabake Babarinde, for allegedly beating to death a suspected burglar, who was caught while attempting to steal from an artisan’s workshop. The couple and some other residents of the Breweries Street, Imo, Ilesha, reportedly beat to death one Taiwo, whose surname and address could not be ascertained, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, after he was apprehended around 10pm while attempting to break into the workshop. The couple, after the burglar had been killed, reportedly dumped his remains…

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OSUN GOVERNOR YET TO SWEAR IN COMMISSIONERS 9 MONTHS AFTER SWEARING IN

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola Almost nine months after he was sworn in as the governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola is yet to nominate commissioners to lead the ministries in the state. A source close to the state government told The Guardian that eight former commissioners that served under the immediate past governor Rauf Aregbesola are “supervising” the ministries they ran. Kunle Oyatomi, the All Progressives Congress spokesman in the state, also confirmed it. “About eight of them were retained as supervisors and what they do is to relate between…

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IJESA OBAS CALL FOR STOP ON ALL MINING ACTIVITIES IN THEIR TERRITORIES OVER INSECURITY

Insecurity: Stop all mining activities in our communities, Ijesa obas tell govt Oluwole Ige | Osogbo / 8 hours ago Against the backdrop of rising insecurity, occasioned by kidnapping and banditry in Osun State, traditional rulers in Ijesa North and Ijesa South Council, on Wednesday, urged the state government to stop mining activities. They stated that this measure would go a long way in checkmating criminals from breaching security in Osun State. Rising from a meeting convened by the senator representing Osun East senatorial district, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, at Iloko Ijesa, the…

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OSUN PENSIONERS FACTIONALISED AS ANOTHER GROUP CONDEMNS THOSE THAT PROTESTED OVER 15MONTHS UNPAID PENSION

Obviously, the Osun pensioners have been infiltrated by politicians as another group came out to protest against those who protested over the nonpayment of their pensions for 15months a few days ago. THE Osun State Triangular Group of Pensioners yesterday, condemned protests by the 2011-2012 faction of pensioners over unpaid 15-month arrears of its pension. Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola The group, at a news conference in Osogbo by its Chairman, Prince Rotimi Adelugba, described as untrue the claim by the protesters that the state government had received and diverted the Paris Club Refund. Adelugba…

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INSECURITY: OSUN UNDER SIEGE, OYETOLA CRIES OUT

As Makinde vows to stop kidnapping in Oyo By Kingsley Omonobi & Adeola Badru ABUJA—GOVERNOR Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, yesterday, cried out over the rising spate of kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery in the state calling for deployment of a joint patrol outfit to tackle the security challenges. This came as Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State expressed his determination to provide adequate security measures to forestall such occurrence in the state. Oyetola raised the alarm at the headquarters of the Nigerian Army when he paid a courtesy visit…

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APPEAL COURT TO HEAR ADELEKE, PDP’S CASE MAY 8

Alex Enumah in Abuja The Court of Appeal, Abuja on Thursday adjourned till May 8 to commence hearing of the appeal filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the nullification of his nomination as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State. Also to be heard that day is a similar appeal filed by his party, the PDP. Presiding judge of the three man panel, Justice Abubakar Datti-Yahaya in a short ruling held that since the appeals are similar in facts the court…

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ADEKEKE’S CLASSMATES STEP OUT, VOW TO STAND BY HIM

We’ll always identify with Senator Adeleke – Classmates By Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo. May 1, 2019 Classmates of Senator Ademola Adeleke at the Muslim Grammar School, Ede in Osun State have paid him a solidarity visit. They insisted he attended the school between 1976 and 1981. At a press conference in Ede, Dr. Mukaila Olopade, who was a former Sports Prefect in the school, said as their mate they will always identify with Ademola Adeleke, whom he described as a good jolly fellow. Accompanied by other mates, Mukaila Ayoola, Ajibola Nureni,…

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GROUP GOES TO COURT DEMANDING ADELEKE’S SACK AS OSUN WEST SENATOR

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng] Another group has filed an application at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking the disqualification of Ademola Adeleke as the senator representing Osun West district. The application dated April 26 has Akinwale Olaniyi and Akinjide Monsuru as the plaintiffs. They are asking the court to restrain Mr Adeleke from further parading himself as a senator representing Osun West Senatorial district of the state. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/462/2019, the plaintiffs are praying the court to direct Mr Adeleke to refund all salaries, allowances and other emoluments he has…

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IMPROPER SERVICE STALLS ADELEKE’S HEARING AT APPEAL COURT

Ademola Adekele The hearing of appeal filed by Sen. Ademola Adekele, PDP Candidate for Osun State in the September 2018 governorship election was on Thursday stalled in Court of Appeal, Abuja on account of improper service. Adeleke has approached the appellate court to challenge the decision of Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja made April 2, which invalidated his status as PDP governorship candidate. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, both of the Osun Chapter of All Progressive Congress…

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ADELEKE VS OYETOLA: APPEAL COURT RESERVES RULING ON OSUN GUBER CASE

The Court of appeal sitting in Auja has reserved judgment in the election petition filed by the governor of Osun challenging the verdict of the State’s election petition tribunal which nullified his election. After taking arguments from parties in the appeals, Justice Jummai Sankey announced that judgement has been reserved and that the parties will be informed as soon as they are ready. In three separate appeals filed by Governor Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission, they asked the appellate court to set aside the…

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