OSUN DEFENDER
South West News Osun Governorship Election Tribunal 2014

Osun guber tribunal dissolved, new panel constituted »

The leadership of the nation’s judiciary has hearkened to the demand of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to dissolve Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Nigerian Tribune has learnt. A…

Oct 20 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
All Progressive Congress (APC)

2015: SOLA OLADEPO DECLARES INTENTION TO RUN FOR REPS AS FATAI DIEKOLA, OTHERS ENJOIN OSUN APC TO GIVE THE TICKET TO OSOGBO »

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun and leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State have been called upon to allow Osogbo, the State Capital have…

Oct 20 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
buhari and tinubu

Ahead 2015: Here are the prospective Buhari’s running mate from Tinubu’s camp »

Associates of All Progressives Congress, APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu are lining up three possible running mates for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) should the former head of state prevail…

Oct 20 2014 / 10 Comments / Read More »
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state

Education As A Panacea To National Insecurity And Developmental Challenges – Aregbesola [Part 2] »

…continued from part 1 I contend that without this corrective restructuring, we will continue to have the torturing situation in which some parts of the country aim and work for…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Fela Anikulapo

The father, the sons and the Afrobeat spirit – By Tolu Ogunlesi »

Last Wednesday, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would have turned 76. I recently saw Finding Fela, an interesting new documentary about the making of the Broadway musical that captured the imagination of the…

Oct 20 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
FARMING

Agricultural Facilities: Osun sets to partner FG »

State Government of Osun has said that the state would collaborate with the Federal Government to facilitate the presence of more agricultural facilities in the state. The State Commissioner for…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state

Education As A Panacea To National Insecurity And Developmental Challenges – Aregbesola[Part 1] »

Speech Delivered By The Governor Of The State Of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, As The Guest Lecturer At The 6th Prince Bola Ajibola Annual Lecture Series, Organised By The Magna…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Fayemi and Fayose

Fayemi Vs. Fayose: Stop your comedy of errors, pursue substance – Fayemi tells Fayose »

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has blasted his successor, Ayo Fayose, over his claim that the financial situation of the government he inherited is dismal. Mr.…

Oct 20 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
Eze Onyekpere

2015 Elections: As we go to the polls, certain facts we need to know – by Eze Onyekpere »

The 2015 elections are virtually creeping in on us. Yes, we are aware of its coming and it is an event fixed for every four years by our constitution. However,…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Aminat Akanni

WICKEDNESS! Why I abducted, killed and burried my stepdaughter in soakaway -Woman confesses »

The police in Lagos have arrested a woman, Aminat Akanni, for allegedly abducting two of her stepchildren and murdering one of them because she claimed her husband refused to provide…

Oct 20 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
AJIMOBI

2015: For sustainable growth and economic progress, Oyo needs continuity of APC govt —Ajimobi »

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said the state would witness sustainable growth and economic progress if the All Progressives Congress was voted into power for a second term in…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
All Progressive Congress (APC)

2015 Gurber: APC’ll make a clean sweep of Lagos —Ogundimu »

The Vice Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Finance, Mr. Yinka Ogundimu, has said the All Progressives Congress will make a clean sweep of the governorship and all…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Fayose

Advice to Fayose »

I wish to heartily felicitate with Governor Ayo Fayose over his victory and successful swearing-in ceremony. I also deeply share his belief as clearly stated in The PUNCH of Friday,…

Oct 20 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Fayemi and Fayose

Ekiti: Your debt allegations are fraudulent, Fayemi replies Fayose »

The immediate-past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has dismissed claims of financial recklessness and indebtedness levelled against his administration by the Governor, Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi described…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
APC-and-PDP-logos

PDP Still Living In Imaginary World – Akinloye »

Barrister Daud Akinloye is a legal practitioner, practising in the firm of Alimi-Akinloye and Partners; and a politician of All Progressives Congress (APC) extraction in the State of Osun. He…

Oct 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
PDP-LOGO-1

How Osun PDP’s Misinterpreted Appeal Court Ruling »

The State of Osun chapter of the All Progressives  Congress (APC) has alerted the security agencies to be prepared to nip in the bud, the threat to peace and security,…

Oct 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose

Ekiti: ‘I Spent 45 Days In Ikoyi Prison’ – Fayose Shares His Story At Thanksgiving Ceremony »

Ekiti Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday says he had forgiven those who worked for his removal from office in 2006 and those who persecuted him while out of office.…

Oct 19 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »


SATURDAY, 18TH OCTOBER 2014 EDITION


EDITORIAL

A Season For Thugs »

THUGS

THUGS understand the business of violence. The boldness that has grown from not punishing them is evident in the havoc…

Oct 15 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Insurgency And The Rwandan Experience »

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As the insurgency in the North East continues almost unabated, efforts to bring succour to the troubled peoples of the…

Sep 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

One Affront To The Judiciary Too Many »

EDITORIAL1

Tuesday September 23 2014 will go down in the history of the Nigerian judiciary as one of its most humiliating…

Sep 25 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

EDITORIAL: INEC should rethink new polling units »

JEGA

ADDITIONAL polling units proposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission recently, barely six months to the 2015 general election, have…

Sep 19 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

EDITORIAL: The Synagogue building collapse »

Scene of the collapsed buiding

THE collapse on Friday of a six-storey building at Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, was a triple…

Sep 18 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Nwosuh: Ahiara Diocese: The smoke of Satan? »

Ahiara diocese

“They are an honest people; they never speak well of one another” – Samuel Johnson ON July 25, 1968, Pope…

Sep 17 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
Electronic Version Osun Defender

SATURDAY, 18TH OCTOBER 2014 EDITION

Sports News Stephen Keshi

FINALLY! Keshi reacts to his sack rumour, says he was…..

The former coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has said that he was not sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation. Breaking his silence in Ilorin on Saturday over his sacking by the NFF, he argued…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
X-RAYS President of Chad - Idriss Déby

Idriss Déby: The President For Boko Haram – By Dr. Peregrino Brimah

In the release of a handful of Chinese hostages and the wife of the deputy Prime minister of Cameroon, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists this year, the President of Chad was reported by a most reputable…

Oct 19 2014 / Read More »
Niger Delta Nyesom Wike

Rivers PDP tears apart! As Wike sponsors attack on members in Abuja…O-P-A-R-I!!

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State and former Chief Security Adviser to former Governor Peter Odili, Anabs Sara-Igbe, has alleged that erstwhile Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, sponsored the…

Oct 19 2014 / Read More »
Letter To The Editor Obi-and-Mimiko

Re: Can Obi, Mimiko, Daniel reform PDP?

I have always found it educative to read Prof. Ayo Olukotun’s article in The PUNCH every Friday because of the deep intellectual work put into it. However, I find this one not only ego-boosting for the…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
ENTERTAINMENT Fela Anikulapo

The father, the sons and the Afrobeat spirit – By Tolu Ogunlesi

Last Wednesday, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would have turned 76. I recently saw Finding Fela, an interesting new documentary about the making of the Broadway musical that captured the imagination of the world in 2010/11, and have decided,…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
INTERVIEW PDP-LOGO-1

REVEALED: How PDP plans to win Lagos comes 2015

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, in this interview with BAYO AKINLOYE, alleges that the Peoples Democratic Party is using thugs in the state to foment trouble in a…

Oct 19 2014 / Read More »
Odd World Diezani's 10b Jet Scandal: Court Denies Stopping Probe

Justice: How PDP Chieftain Raped And Assaulted APC Woman After Governorship Election In Osun

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Ilesa, Obafemi Kolawole, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a female member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Kolawole was alleged to have on September…

Oct 7 2014 / Read More »
EDUCATION Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state

Education As A Panacea To National Insecurity And Developmental Challenges – Aregbesola [Part 2]

…continued from part 1 I contend that without this corrective restructuring, we will continue to have the torturing situation in which some parts of the country aim and work for development and some others reverse it…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
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