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COVID-19: Osun govt arrest ‘Face Mask’ violators.

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The Osun State Government on Tuesday went a step further in its attempts at enforcing the use of face mask by residents, when scores of violators were arrested in Osogbo and shown videos of isolation centres.

The arrests were made by the COVID-19 Joint Task Force on the order of the state government.

The JTF men, which was led by the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Security, Abiodun Ige, arrested many residents, especially those in public vehicles and motorcycles.

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Those arrested were taken to Salvation Army Middle School, Alekuwodo, where they were shown videos of COVID-19 patients that were being treated in isolation centres.

Expectedly, many residents who had left home without face mask rushed to buy from the roadsides to avoid being arrested.

Ige, who spoke on the rationale behind the state government’s action, said the exercise was meant to enforce compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.


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Amotekun: Over 4,500 graduates apply in Osun

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No less than 4,625 graduates reportedly applied for various positions in the ongoing recruitment into the Amotekun Corps in Osun state.

According to a report by The Nation, 35% of the applicants are graduates, with twenty per cent of the them university graduates from various disciplines, while 15 per cent have Higher National Diploma.

Application for job in Amotekun Corps in the state ended on Tuesday, June 27 with about 13,000 applying for placements.

The data obtained from the office of the corps on Friday revealed that the majority of the 13,216 applicants were married men.

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Further analysis of the applicants indicates that 1,891 single females also applied for recruitment.

According to other details obtained, male applicants are 9,214 out of which 8, 615 are married.

The data reveals that 4,002 females out of which 2,011 are married also applied for placements.

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Further breakdown of the educational qualifications of the applicants shows that “10 per cent of them possess Ordinary National Diploma, while five per cent of them have National Certificate of Education.

Senior School Certificate Examination holders make up 40 per cent of the applicants, with six per cent of them having Primary School Leaving Certificate.

Those in the category of non-education constitute four per cent of the total number of the applicants.

The Director-General of Amotekun Corps in Osun, Mr Amitolu Shittu, in a chat, assured that “the applicants will be properly screened and subjected to various tests.”


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Court nays Akire of Ikire’s bid to stop removal

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An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikire on Monday dismissed reliefs sought by the Akire of Ikire, Oba Olutunde Falabi, restraining the state government from removing him.

Justice Rasak Abdulkareem, while delivering the judgement, said he could not grant the reliefs sought by the monarch because the processes that brought him to the throne 27 years ago were null and void.

He said that with all evidence before the court, coupled with the Supreme Court judgement on the issue, the monarch had no legal right to occupy the stool.

The battle for the throne started in 1987 after the demise of the former monarch, Oba Oseni Oyegunle.

When the process of appointing a new monarch started, one of the five ruling houses, Aketula, presented a candidate, Mr. Tajudeen Olanrewaju, in line with the Akire of Ikire Chieftaincy Declaration of 1958.

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Before the process of Olanrewaju’s installation could be completed, two ruling houses, Ladekan and Lanbeloye went to court to challenge the inclusion of Aketula in the ruling houses.

The State High Court, Ile-Ife, where the matter was instituted, stopped Olanrewaju’s installation as the monarch and the incumbent Oba Falabi, was installed on May 1993.

Olanrewaju went to the Appeal Court in Ibadan but he lost and subsequently, proceeded to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court in its judgement on April 11, 2014, affirmed that Aketula was one of the ruling houses as provided in 1958 Akire of Ikire Chieftaincy Declaration.

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The Supreme Court also held that the 1958 Declaration in respect of the Akire of Ikire Chieftaincy stool has not been amended or repealed.”

Following the judgement, Falabi approached the High Court in Ikire to restrain the state government from deposing him because he had not committed any offence warranting his removal.

He also pleaded with the court to restrain the state governor, the commissioner for justice and the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs from deposing him, while his incumbency subsisted.

But Justice Abdulkareem said that Falabi could no longer occupy the stool, based on the 1958 Akire Declaration and the rotational procedure therein.


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COVID-19: Lagos, Osun plans fresh Lockdown

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The state governments of Lagos and Osun have threatened fresh lockdowns amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the states and the country.

Fresh 684 COVID-19 cases were recorded in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing the total number of cases to 23,298. While 8,253 discharged patients had recovered, 554 deaths were recorded.

Lagos, Oyo, and Katsina had the highest number of cases at 259, 76 and 69, respectively. Delta, Rivers had 46; Ogun, 23; Edo, 22; Osun, 22; and Ebonyi, 21.

FCT had 20; Kaduna, 16; Ondo, 10; Imo, 9; and Abia, 9. Gombe had 5; Plateau, 4; Bauchi, 4; Ekiti, 2; and Anambra, 1.

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Due to the rising number of cases each day, Lagos and Osun state governments have threatened fresh lockdowns if the people failed to abide by government protocols such as social distancing and wearing of face masks in the public.

Speaking at a media briefing monitored by one of our correspondents on Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said even though the state had been able to draw a balance between the public health crisis and ensuring livelihoods were not in jeopardy, the government would not hesitate to impose another lockdown if the things (cases) got out of hands.

“We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown,” he said.

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The commissioner added that the state had yet to reach the peak, noting that cases would continue to rise in the next one or two months.

Abayomi said, “We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.

“I think what may be giving you a false sense of security or confidence is that we say most people have mild to moderate disease. While that may be so, between three and five per cent of Lagosians that catch this infection have an extremely severe to critical form of COVID-19 and the risk of dying in that percentage is extremely high.

“Two to five per cent may seem like a small percentage, but even one per cent of 25 million people is a lot of Lagosians. We are not prepared to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we certainly will not even like to contemplate that number.

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“So I appeal to Lagosians, particularly people who we believe are in the vulnerable category; anybody over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or any other medical condition that interferes with their immune system, they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, in a statement, said residents had continued to flout the government guidelines.

“On Thursday, we announced the discovery of 17 new cases in our dear state. Sadly, today (Friday) again, we have 22 new cases. Considering where we are coming from, this is worrisome. We must, therefore, take responsibility. The battle against coronavirus is not over yet.

“Government may be forced to impose another lockdown on the State if residents and citizens continue to flout the lockdown relaxation guidelines.”


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Oyetola threatens fresh lockdown as Osun record 22 new cases

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The Government of the State of Osun on Friday confirmed 22 new Coronavirus cases in the State.

The news of the new cases comes barely 24 hours after the discovery of 17 cases.

State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, however, threatened that government might be forced to impose another lockdown on the State if residents and citizens continue to flout the lockdown relaxation guidelines.

He made these known through a press statement in Osogbo on Friday.

The Commissioner also revealed that 11 of the new cases were from the ongoing contact tracing within the Ede community, while the remaining are from the previous cases in Osogbo and its environs.

“On Thursday, we announced the discovery of 17 new cases in our dear State. Sadly, today again, we have 22 new cases. Considering where we are coming from, this is worrisome.

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”We must, therefore, take responsibility. The battle against Coronavirus is not over yet.

“The virus is still very much with us. We must observe precautionary measures if we must avoid community transmission.

“With the latest development, the number of our active cases as at today, Friday, June 26, is 54.

”We have 106 confirmed cases, out of which the State has successfully treated and discharged 47 patients while five deaths have been recorded,” Dr. Isamotu added.


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Life imprisonment term for Rape – 14 years jail for attempt – Osun approve.


The Osun State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed into law the bill that recommends life imprisonment for rape perpetrators and 14 years jail term for attempted rape.

The Speaker, RT. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, in his submission, asserted that with the passage of the bill will assist to curtail the case of rape that is more rampant in the state.

The bill, having passed through thorough evaluation at a public hearing was later considered by Committee of the whole before passing third reading.

Owoeye noted that the law would also permit active participation of youth in sanitized government activities in the state.

He observed that the bill would charge the law enforcement agents to prosecute rape cases logically and implored the youth to desist from the ugly character.

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He said “I enjoy the youth to shun act of getting richer overnight.”

In their separate remarks, the lawmakers urged youths to desist from ungodly acts against women.

They advised the youth to engage in one vocational or the other in other to be self-reliant.


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COVID-19: Osun Extends Lockdown. [Nigeria]

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Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced the extension of the lockdown period in the state to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

The lockdown period which was supposed to end on Thursday will now end on May 4 as extended by the governor.

Oyetola also revealed that “There will be a partial lockdown between 6 am and 5 pm from Monday to Thursday to enable the people to go about their businesses and allow the government to run.

His statement reads: “Good people of Osun, as you are all aware, the two weeks lockdown expires at midnight today.

“But to avoid escalating community transmission of COVID-19, we have decided to extend the lockdown by another three days, starting from 11.59 pm on Thurs. 30th April till Sunday, 3rd May.

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“All the prevailing lockdown conditions shall continue during this period, and violators shall be dealt with in accordance with the law.

”Therefore, I urge you all to continue to adhere with the lockdown directives.

“However, starting from Monday, 4th May, 2020, the lockdown will be eased and new rules shall be enforced in line with the recommendations of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, the approval of Mr. President and our peculiar situation in Osun.

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“There will be a partial lockdown between 6 am and 5 pm from Monday to Thursday to enable the people to go about their businesses and allow the government to run.

“However, total lockdown shall be in force from 6 pm on Thursday to Sunday.

“There shall also be a dusk to dawn curfew from 6pm – 6am starting from Monday to Thursday until further notice.

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“Movement of vehicles and persons is outlawed during the period of the curfew except for verified medical emergency cases and those on essential duties.

“The ban on public, religious, political & educational gatherings remains in force. Also, all major markets shall remain shut.

“Citizens must observe such protocols as social distancing, hand-washing & wearing of masks at all times in public places.

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“Businesses are expected to provide liquid soap and running water and hand sanitisers, while supermarkets should not have more than 10 persons at any time in their store.

”Inter-state travels are forbidden and as such, our boundaries remain closed.

“There shall be no vehicular & human movement into & out of the State except trucks carrying medicals, beverages, foods, petroleum, construction & agriculture supplies.

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“These supply vehicles shall not carry more than three persons.

“Also, intra-city commercial transportation will be permitted from Monday to Thursday every week from 6 am to 5 pm, but transporters are required to adhere to strict social distancing directives.”


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[Nigeria] Osun Governor appoint PCRC Chairman as DG, Amotekun Corps.


Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has appointed the Chairman of Police Community Relations Committee(PCRC), Comrade Amitolu Shittu, as the Director-General (DG) of the newly established Amotekun Corps.

Also, he announced the Director-General (DG) of the Bureau of Social Services (BOSS), Richard Tinubu, who is a trainer and Management Consultant.

The governor in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ismail Omipidan explained that BOSS was established by the State government to leverage premium human resources and technological innovation in driving effective monitoring and evaluation of Social Service delivery to ensure public value and fiscal discipline.

He noted that both appointments took effect immediately adding that the appointments were in line with the commitment of Governor Oyetola to the security and welfare of the people of the State.

Oyetola said, “Shittu, 55, an activist committed to truth, the people, and good governance, is expected to bring his wealth of experience garnered over the decades to bear in the discharge of his new responsibility with absolute loyalty and dedication.

“Tinubu, also 55, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (International Business) from Lagos State University.

“After spending a decade working for multi-nationals, he joined Capital Express Insurance as Head, Business Development and Marketing before joining politics.

“As a professional in politics, the Igbajo-born Development Consultant believes in serving mankind, helping people in need and giving succour to those in distress, while empowering the people for self-development, with a view to mobilising them to contribute to good governance at all levels.”

“As the new DG of BOSS, Tinubu is expected to bring his several years of experience as a management consultant to bear in the discharge of his new assignment. “


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[Nigeria] Osun residents rush to markets, banks over lockdown alert.


Residents of Osun on Thursday rushed to banks and major markets ahead of lockdown in the state.

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola in a broadcast on Tuesday announced another 14 days lockdown in Osun, effective from midnight of Thursday (today) to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Oyetola had on March 29, announced the first 14 days lockdown in the state, which expired on Tuesday.

The governor, while announcing another 14 days lockdown, said it would be suspended between Wednesday and Thursday for residents to restock.

NobleReporters learnt that there were long queues of customers at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and also inside the banking halls.

Some of the customers, who spoke said they were at the banks to withdraw money to restock ahead of the lockdown.

Mrs Ibironke Olawuyi, who was on the queue in one of the branches of First Bank in Osogbo, said she had been on the queue since 7 a.m. to withdraw money.

“I have been on the queue since 7 a.m. and this is already 9 a.m. to withdraw money ahead of the lockdown but as you can see the queue is very long.

“No matter what, I have to withdraw to buy foodstuffs that will last me and my family for another 14 days of the lockdown,” Olawuyi said.

Another resident, Mr Laide Ogunmuyiwa, who spoke at Zenith Bank in Ola-Iya area, said he had been on the queue since 6:30 a.m.

Ogunmuyiwa said he wanted to make use of the few hours remaining before the lockdown to withdraw money to buy what would be needed during the period.

“I have been on the queue since 6:30 a.m. and the time is already 8 a.m. The queue is very long but I will endure until it gets to my turn,” he said.

Also at the major markets visited, there was a large number of residents buying foodstuffs.

At the popular Igbonna market, residents were seen rushing to buy foodstuffs such as rice, garri, pepper, tomatoes, among others.

Mrs Toyin Akinkunmi, who was at the market, said she came early to market to buy foodstuffs before the environment became rowdy.

Akinkunmi, however, decried the increase in the prices of the foodstuffs because of the lockdown.

She said the prices of most of the foodstuffs were almost double of what they used to be.

Also, the popular Osun Mall, which houses `Justrite’ was filled to the brim, with people buying different provisions.

There are 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), while 17 patients had been discharged.


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[Nigeria] Osun state joins Lagos, Abuja, Ogun in another 14 days lockdown.


Osun State governor Gboyega Oyetola on Tuesday extended the state lockdown for another 14 days.

“In order to ensure a total defeat of coronavirus in Osun, we shall extend lockdown by another 14 days,” Oyetola said in his statewide broadcast.


“But to allow our people to re-stock to survive this lockdown period, the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th April, 2020,” he added.

Oyetola said the decision was imperative in view of the devastating nature of the pandemic.


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COVID-19: 10 persons discharge in Osun state. [Nigeria]


Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has said that 10 persons, who tested positive for Coronavirus in the state, have been discharged.

Oyetola while speaking with journalists on Saturday said the patients were discharged having recovered fully and tested negative twice to ‪the virus.


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Nigeria: Mother of 3 jumps into Osogbo river over COVID-19 lockdown.


A single mother-of-three attempted suicide by jumping into the Osun River in Osogbo, Osun State over her inability to continue providing for her children due to the lockdown

Kafayat Alake jumped into the river yesterday, April 1, a few hours after the state government imposed a stay-at-home order on residents of the state as part of measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. She would have drowned, but for the timely intervention of some residents of Aregbesola area of Osogbo.


Single mother-of-three jumps into Osun River over Coronavirus lockdown

Alake’s strange movement on the bridge was said to have been noticed by some passersby. When she jumped, they quickly raised alarm and youths in the area trooped out, dived into the river and rescued the woman.

Single mother-of-three jumps into Osun River over Coronavirus lockdown

“We were somewhere around that place when the woman fell into the river. At first, we thought she slipped while walking on the bridge but we later discovered it was a suicide dive. While others were calling for help, I had to jump into the river before others joined me in rescuing her,” a resident said.

Single mother-of-three jumps into Osun River over Coronavirus lockdown

Alake, while being questioned by reporters after her rescue, said she hails from Alapaaro, Isale Osun, Osogbo. According to her, she has three children and she could not continue to fend for them due to her financial predicament.

Single mother-of-three jumps into Osun River over Coronavirus lockdown

She stated that her husband stays in Lagos adding that she got separated from her husband thirteen years ago.

The woman was later rushed to a nearby hospital by the O’Ambulance team of the state.


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COVID-19: Total lockdown as Osun record 2nd case.


Osun State Government on Sunday announced a total lockdown of the state as from Tuesday, March 31st, following the confirmation of a second case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

The government reaffirmed its commitment to shut down all land boundaries with effect from midnight, Sunday, March 29th.


Governor Adegboyega Oyetola made the disclosure during a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning.

He maintained that there would be no movement within the state while the shutdown lasts, while those on essential duties such as health personnel, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers will remain on duty.


The governor described the decision as imperative in view of the devastating nature of the pandemic.

He added that the first priority of any responsive and responsible government is to respond effectively to protect its citizens when an emergency occurs.


Oyetola, who expressed sadness at the latest incident, reiterated that the decision remained the only way to go if the state must contain the spread of the disease which has already claimed close to 31,000 victims worldwide from over 600,000 cases.

The governor’s statement reads:


“Following a review of our current situation, we have in addition to the subsisting measures taken in the past one week, decided to shut down all our boundaries, effective from midnight Sunday, March 29, 2020. In addition, a complete lockdown of the state will come into effect from midnight, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“We believe this is the way to go if we must contain the spread of this virus. To this end, we urge citizens and residents to take advantage of the hours between now and Tuesday to stock up provisions that will last them two weeks in the first instance.


“During the lockdown, there will be no movement within the state. The closed boundaries also means there will be no inter-state movements. However, those on essential duties such as health personnel, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers will be on duty. Also, pharmaceutical and medical outfits will be allowed to open.


“We have mandated and mobilised the state’s task force and security operatives to enforce measures to the letter. We, therefore, strongly advise our people to remain in their homes during the period of the lockdown.

“When an emergency occurs, such as the one at hand, the first priority of any responsive and responsible government is to respond effectively to protect its citizens. This is what we will continue to do.”

The governor urged state residents not to be panicked by the new measures but to continue to adhere to government’s instructions and directives on the need for them to continue to observe necessary precautionary measures, including regular washing of the hands with running water and soap, the use of hand sanitisers and the maintaining of social distancing.

He lauded the critical stakeholders led by the former health minister, Isaac Adewole, the COVID-19 task force and health officers for their services to humanity.


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COVID-19: 20 Nigerian judges in Osun on self isolation.


In the wake of the deadly coronavirus bedeviling the world, about 20 judges are currently in isolation in Osun State.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who confirmed this on Wednesday disclosed that they had traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirate and went into isolation immediately they arrived the state.


Isamotu disclosed this in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday on the sideline of a press briefing addressed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, to intimate newsmen about the first case recorded by the state on Wednesday.

“Yes, they are currently in self-isolation, but I can’t disclose any hospital. It is not necessary that they go to the hospital before being isolated,” Isamotu said.

“There are many people who have even tested positive of the virus, but stay in their homes to isolate themselves without going to the hospital. The judges are in self isolation and we are monitoring them,” he added.

Daily Sun gathered that the judges had attended an international Conference in the Middle East country between March 9 and March 20, before they returned to the state at the weekend.


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COVID-19: 2 new cases in Lagos, 2 in Osun as toll rise to 46 in Nigeria.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday announced two new cases of the novel coronavirus increasing the confirmed cases in the country to 46.

One of the two new cases was confirmed in Lagos State with the other case in Osun State, its first case.


The centre said both cases were returning travellers to Nigeria in the last seven days

“As of 07:00 am 25th March, there are 46 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria.“Two have been discharged with one death,” it stated.


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Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun


Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days

As at 07:00 am 25th March, there are 46 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death pic.twitter.com/1NLKTFG7LF

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 25, 2020


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All shit’s f*cked up – Davido lament after trip back to Nigeria.


Multiple award-winning singer and DMW boss, Davido has lamented over the poor condition of roads in his home state, Osun.

The artiste who embarked on a trip down home apparently met the sorry state of the road and took to his verified Twitter account to cry out as he revealed that everything is still the same.

A sad and enraged Davido wrote: “All roads is Osun fucked up ! Everything still the same smh Sad.”


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Cubans chief priest blast Davido and his uncle


Cubana Chief Priest has called Davido and his uncle’s political party loosers after Davido stylishly condemned for jumping over to choose the present governor, Hope Uzodinma as his best man on seat weeks after he revealed he is one of the prominent supporters for the sacked Imo State governor Emeka Ihedioha.

On his Instagram page, the Celebrity Bar Man, born Paschal Chibuike Okechukwu has been sharing posts in support and praise of governor Hope which many have viewed as being sycophantic owing to the injustice done by the supreme court that led to the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State

Some hours ago, the celebrity bar man dropped a length post on his Instagram where he eulogies Gov. Uzodinma as being the messiah of Imo State, but his very good friend and Africa’s top super star, Davido was not having any of it and he wasted no time in showing his disapproval to the AGIP (Any Government in Power) celebrity by calling him “anywhere belle face” man.


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Update: Agbowu, Oluwo’s clash not fortune – Osun allege


The Osun State Government has described as unfortunate and avoidable the face-off between the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa town, Oba Sikirulahi Akinropo, during a peace meeting at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama last Friday.

This was contained in a statement signed on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode.


Egbemode said the State Traditional Council was looking into the matter, adding that traditional rulers ought to protect and preserve the sacredness of traditional institutions.

She said, “Situations, where royal fathers engage in a public display of temperament, do not edify the revered stools of our forebears.

Oluwo of Iwo | Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa

“We believe in the dignity of traditional stools and sacredness of royalty. We will continue to preach peace among all our citizens and harmonious relationship among our traditional rulers.

“Government is aware that the State Council of Traditional Rulers has stepped into the matter and we are confident that the council will take appropriate steps to preserve peaceful coexistence among the Obas in the state. We do not want any crisis in any part of the State.”


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Osun: Ritual suspects arrested with Human skull (Photos)


Osun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded two suspected ritualists, Adesina Adeniyi 42, and Oluwole Olapade, 58, caught with two human skulls.

The command also paraded two suspected armed robbery suspects who were captured after a gun duel with Police at Osu in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state.


Parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo said Adeniyi, a patent medicine shop owner, was arrested in Iwo while travelling in a commercial bus to Ibadan, Oyo State.

He added that he was caught with two human skulls and a liver after a thorough search by men of 39 Police Mobile Force attached to Iwo Area Command.


According to him, the suspect who resides at Kajola area in Iwo disclosed to the police during interrogation that the skull and the liver were recovered from a Muslim cemetery and a mortuary in the town, where he was an attendant.

Following the gruesome murder of Favour Oladele-Daley, we have pledged to rid the state of a ritual element in the state and during one of such efforts, a suspected ritualist was caught with two human skull and other human parts.


After the arrest of the suspect and upon diligent investigation, his accomplice, Oluwole Olapade, a resident of Yemetu in Ibadan was trailed and arrested.

Olapade, a native doctor, who required human skull for charm had pledged to pay N20,000 per skull to the attendants. He had gotten a skull before which he claimed did not produce money, hence, he decided another skull should be procured for use”, the Commissioner of police added.


While responding to questions from journalists, Adeniyi said he his a patent medicine store owner, but they source for the skulls in a cemetery in the town.

He said, “I sourced for the skull in an open cemetery in the town and I have gotten one for him before and was suppose to deliver another one to him before I was caught.


“For now I operate a patent medicine store and yet to be married.

“The native doctor claimed to have known Adeniyi for long because his father was his acquittance before his demise.


Meanwhile, police also claimed to have burst a fake Naval base operated by Nigeria Navy Coastal Merchant.

It arrested five persons, four suspected recruit and a self-acclaimed Naval Captain Akinsiku Sunkanmi, 27, for impersonation.


Four other suspects arrested at the base were; Aniedu Essiet, Nwabueze Ijeoma Dalton, Raheem Quadri and Gabriel Jacob.

Suspects arrested at the merchant Navy base at Ifon-Osun.

The suspects said they were recruited into the service after paying fees ranging from N100,000 to N200,000.

According to them, the person who recruited them has refused to show at the police station to bail them.


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Corps member assissinated in Osun ..


Suspected robbers have shot dead a National Youth Service Corps member in Osun State.

The deceased, Adebayo Mukaila was sad to own a container made-shop at Omo-west street close to the NYSC Secretariat in the state capital, where he sold recharge.cards, cable subscription and also engaged in money transfer.


It was gathered that Mukaila, popularly called Alfa on the street was attacked after closing his shop around 11 pm on Tuesday by the hoodlums.

It was learnt that after forcefully taking the deceased’s bag, containing cash, POS machine, recharge cards and a bunch of keys, the two-man robbers shot him on the head before dashing away on a motorcycle.


Idowu Korede, an eye witness told the Vanguard that the incident occurred late in the night and that the sound of the gunshot was too audible but that no one could come out of the house, adding that the deceased daughter (name withheld) was with him when he was shot and was crying for help after the robbers left the scene.

“We all heard a loud bang and we decided to stay off believing some cultists have started their usual rivalry clash but a few minutes later a little girl was crying for help and residents rushed to the scene. Mukaila’s body was discovered on the floor with gun injury on his head and his body was rushed to the hospital but he was pronounced dead.

“The incident was unfortunate, we observe the night prayer together at the mosque before he returned to the shop and whenever he stayed late, he sleeps over at his parent’s house located few metres from his shop”, he added.

An official of the Public Relations Unit of the state NYSC confirmed the incident.


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Lassa Fever: Osun records two cases ..


Osun State has recorded two cases of Lassa fever as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu and the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Health, Dr. Olasiji Olamiju.

The cabinet members who spoke to newsmen in Osogbo yesterday January 27, said adequate measures have been put in place to contain the spread of the deadly disease.

Isamotu stated that all hands were on deck to check the spread of the disease as he revealed that the affected persons are currently getting medical treatment at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife and Ilesa.


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