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Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun records two new coronavirus cases

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, (NCDC) last night.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun missing coronavirus patients found

Osun State government has announced that the missing coronavirus cases missing has been found.
2 President Buhari's Dinner with South West APC Leaders and Gubernatorial Aspirants of Osun State in State House on 30th Aug 2018

President Buhari hosts South-west APC leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday hosted the South West Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the First Lady Conference hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

US reaffirms faith in free, credible election in Osun

The United States of America (U.S.A) has reaffirmed its belief in the success of upcoming governorship election, and the democratic project in Nigeria.

Official: Osun council chairmen short-changing NYSC

Emmanuel Attah, Osun Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, on Thursday said some local government chairmen in the state were short-changing the scheme.

Strike: Osun government workers stay away from offices

The Osun Government workers, on Wednesday, stayed away from the state secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, in compliance with the directive of the Joint Labour Unions to embark on a three-day warning strike.

Osun guber: Senator Makarfi warns INEC, police against rigging

Former National caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential aspirant, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police Force against rigging of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.

Osun government recruits 20,000 youths for OYES scheme

The Osun State Government has enlisted another set of 20,000 youths for engagement in Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES), the offshoot of the World Bank/Federal Government’s Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) and NPower programme.
Yinka Ayefele Music House

Yinka Ayefele’s house demolition not personal – Governor Ajimobi’s aide

Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, has said the Music House, owned by a popular gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele, which houses his radio station, Fresh FM 105.9, Ibadan, was partially demolished in the overriding interests of the people, saying the governor did not, in any way, witch-hunt either the Fresh FM or its owner.

NUJ condemns demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM station

The Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday condemned the demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House which houses his Fresh FM 105.9 radio station.

Why we joined ADC in Oyo – defectors

Some political leaders in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State have hinged their defection to the African Democratic Congress from the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Congress on their desire to liberate the region from neglect by successive administrations.

2019: Oyo SSG joins guber race

Secretary to the Government of Oyo State, Alhaji Olalekan Ali, has joined the 2019 governorship race in the state, saying he will ensure the continuous security, safety, welfare well-being and prosperity of the citizenry.
Adebayo Adekola Adelabu

Oyo guber: Moneybags’ll lose deposits – Bayo Adelabu

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bayo Adelabu, has said personality, pedigree and the track records of each of those that seek to become governor of Oyo State would determine the winner of the 2019 governorship poll in the state, and not moneybags.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

Olajumoke Akinjide: I’m still in PDP

A former minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide, has said she remains a loyal and committed member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State.

Governor Ajimobi’s wife begs Oyo people to forgive husband, government

Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, has appealed to people of the state, in case her husband’s administration has hurt them, one way or another, to forgive the government, noting that their (government) days are numbered and the administration will soon expired.

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Over 5,000 unprofiled IDPs discovered in makeshift camps in Benue

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.

President Buhari orders minister, FIRS to release funds to NASENI

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Coronavirus: Nigerian government directs civil servants on GL 12 and below to continue working...

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said the directive is sequel to the advice of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 issued by the Chairman, Boss Mustapha.