Archive for April, 2013

Osun Launches Phase Two Restoration Programme Tomorrow

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

In  pursuance of the Six-point integral action plan, the government of the State of Osun, under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, will tomrrow, launch the next phase of the restoration for healthy living programme, tagged ‘O Clean Plus’. This was contained in a press statement issued from the headquarters of the state Ministry of […]

Osun Records Another Huge Success, Receives UN Supports For Nine Cities’ Urban Renewal

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The State of Osun has recorded another huge success in its development efforts by strengthening its partnership with the United Nation Habitat (UN-HABITAT) in the areas of Cities Prosperity Initiative, Urban Info and Local Urban Observatory Programmes. This is sequel to the collaboration of the State Government of Osun with the UN-HABITAT for the preparation […]

Osun Produced 1.25m Day-old chicks and 800,000 Kg fishes in 2012

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

In the bid to boost food production, the Osun State Government has invested N629.4m in poultry and fish farming. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr. Wale Adedoyin, disclosed this during a news conference held at Governor’s Office, Abere, on Thursday. Adedoyin said the state government invested N339.4m in poultry farming and N253m in […]

Aregbesola Is Toeing The Path Of Awolowo – Akinrun

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

In this maiden edition of ROYAL CORNER, Osun Defender Managing Editor, Kola Olabisi, spoke with Oba Rauf Olayiwola Olawale Adedeji II, the Akinrun of Ikirun on some sundry topical issues in his palace recently. Excerpts: OSDF: Let us know your profile sir? AKINRUN: My name is Oba Rauf Olayiwola Olawale Adedeji II, Akinrun of Ikinrunland. […]

Osun Govt Efforts Stem Malaria •As Aregbesola Launches 64 Trucks For Waste Disposal

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The efforts of the State Government of Osun on environmental sanitation have reduced cases of malaria from 500,000 to 200,000 as at 2011. The governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday at the official launch of O’Clean Plus, an initiative, designed to create wealth through wastes in the state, […]

Osun Governor Wins Best South-West Governor Award

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The Governor of the state of Osun is an unusual governor. Everything about him is different. His pace of work is phenomenal and his style is unconventional. He likes to be different. That is why he calls himself simply Ogbeni Rauf. He is one Chief Executive who does not take No for an answer. He […]

Aregbesola explains Opon Imo concept at Harvard

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has explained the rationale behind the decision to give digital tablets to secondary school pupils in Osun. He said the concept is to ensure access to knowledge and improve the performance of pupils. Opon Imo, a computer tablet, is to be distributed to about 150,000 secondary school pupils next month. […]

Osun To Save N8.2b Annually Through Opon Imo

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The Osun State Government will be saving N8.2 billion annually through the distribution of the Opon Imo (Tablet of Knowledge) to pupils. Instead of spending the fund on the purchase of books, the government will spend only about N200 million on Opon Imo. Governor Rauf Aregbesola made this known yesterday while distributing educational materials worth […]