Gunmen kidnap travellers in Osun

Gunmen on Sunday night abducted travellers along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government Area of Osun State, The Nation has learnt. Our correspondent gathered the travellers were waylaid by gunmen, who took some of them to nearby bush around Ori-Oke…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases climb to 210 with 20 confirmed new infections

Nigeria has recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 210. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in a tweet on Friday, hours after it confirmed six…

84-year-old woman murdered in Osun (DailyTrust)

An 84-year-old woman, Mrs Janet Alatede of Ebo Afunsho Compound in Iree in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, has been killed by unknown persons. Residents of the area yesterday said the woman was hacked to death Sunday evening.…

Osun State’s traditional religion exemplar – Isidore Emeka Uzoatu

Recently the government of the Osun State of Nigeria declared Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 a public holiday for their ‘Traditional Worshippers’ to celebrate the annual Isese Day. Recall that a different date was offered the same grace last year. No doubt,…

Man beaten to death over faulty gadget (Punch)

One Moses Eze has died after being allegedly beaten at an electronic gadgets’  repairer’s shop in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, on Igboya Street, caused panic as residents fled in different directions. A…

Joblessness made me to operate illegal hospital – Quack (Punch)

Police operatives of Zone 11 of the Nigeria Police Force, Osogbo, Osun State, have arrested a 30-year-old quack, Rafiu Naheem, for allegedly operating an illegal clinic in Inisa, a town in the Odo Otin Local Government Area of the state.…

Osun gets new speaker (Guardian)

A former Osun State House of Assembly majority leader Timothy Owoeye has emerged the seventh speaker of the Osun state House of Assembly. He was declared winner of the election which took place at the maiden plenary of the new…

*Two BDC operators, two suspected cultists killed, dumped in lagos septic tank (Independent)* Revenue collector beats ‘motor boy’ to death over N4,000 (NewTelegraph)

Two BDC operators, two suspected cultists killed, dumped in lagos septic tank (Independent) Operatives of the Lagos State Police command yesterday exhumed four corpses who were killed and dumped in a septic tank in Ikorodu area of Lagos state. Already…

APC should not be penalised for INEC’s ‘mistakes’ in Osun election – Aregbesola (Guardian)

The former governor of Osun State Rauf Aregbesola said the ruling All Progressives Congress should not be made to suffer for the Independent National Commission’s errors and mistakes during the Osun governorship election. An election petition tribunal last Thursday declared the candidate…

Adeleke declared winner of Osun governorship election by Tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-man panel reportedly delivered its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon saying that the rerun election that held…

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