Archive for June, 2016

Osun and Hijab Politics: Rule of Law Must Be Protected, By Olumuyiwa Wahab Jimoh

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

I have followed the unfolding but unfortunate drama in state of Osun schools over the rulings of a Court on the right of school children to wear the hijab as prescribed by the Holy book with amusement but recently, I have begun to feel alarmed because the issue is seriously being politicised thus may become […]

Osunwon Omoluabi: End to business fraud in Osun

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

In its efforts to prevent cheats from taking advantage of unsuspecting customers, the Osun State government has introduced scale and weight standard for use in markets across the state. In the circumstances, Governor Rauf     Aregbesola formally launched the scales and weight instruments and officially outlawed the old practice of transacting business using plastic […]

Sterling Bank Boss Lauds Osun Govt On Good Environmental Culture

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has reassured on prompt implementation of pro-masses policies and programmes targeted to bring the desired change and succor to every resident of the state.     The Governor also reaffirmed his administration readiness to maintain a top position among its peers at championing good environmental sanitation. Aregbesola stated this […]

The true story about hijab in Osun – Niyi Akinnaso

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

This story is not for those with rigid views about the culpability of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for the so-called hijab crisis in Osun schools. The goal is not to convince, but to educate, them and others about hijab wearing by female students in Osun schools. I tell the story from three perspectives. […]

Aregbesola Tasks Police on Community Relations

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has charged Officers and Men of Nigeria Police Force on the need to strengthen community relations among the diverse people of Nigeria.     Aregbesola also pointed out that the only ingredient capable of enhancing the activities of the members of Nigeria Police Force was to maintain civility […]

Osun Flags-Off N350m New Markets

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that a sum N350m has been spent by his administration on the construction of four modern markets in the state capital. Aregbesola also revealed that his government has disbursed a sum of N28m as compensation to people whose properties  and means of livelihood have been affected […]

Government Needs Assistance From Successful Corporate Entities -Aregbesola

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on well-meaning Nigerians to come to the support of governments at all tiers in the face of the present economic challenges the nation is going through. Aregbesola made this call during a presentation of drugs to the state government by Akol Pharmaceutical Company at the Executive […]

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Begins In Osun

Friday, June 24th, 2016

This year’s Basic Education  Certificate Examination (BECE) has commenced on Wednesday 22nd June, 2016 for all eligible  Students across the State of Osun. This was contained in a press statement signed by the Permanent  Secretary ,Ministry Of Education, Science and Technology, Mr Festus Olajide. While wishing all eligible  candidate success in their  examination, the release […]

Hijab: Osun CAN files appeal, stay of execution

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Osun State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday filed a stay of execution on the June 3 judgment of an Osogbo High Court allowing Muslim students in all state public schools to wear Hijab.       This was disclosed in Osogbo on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by the state CAN Chairman, […]

Unilorin VC Blames CAN For Hijab Crisis In Osun

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The Vice chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali has blamed the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Osun state chapter, for the recent religious crisis in the state which attracted nationwide attention, by resorting to “self help”and instigated students of Iwo Baptist High school to wear choir attire to school to counter the muslim […]