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Where is Isoko Nation in Okowa’s Government?

Isoko flood

With the present political leadership in Delta State, Isoko nation is far behind in terms of political appointments and others. Even in the Delta State House of Assembly, Isoko leadership is not well represented. In the last political dispensation, Isoko nation had 40 percent leadership in the state. It is sad that on the recent […]

OSUN ASSEMBLY FELICITATES WITH SPEAKER OVER FACULTY AWARD

Najeem Salaam - Rt. Hon. Speaker Osun House of Assembly

PRESS STATEMENT State of Osun House of Assembly has felicitated with Speaker Najeem Salaam over his award of excellence by the faculty of Social Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. In a statement signed by the Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Timothy Owoeye, the award bestowed on Speaker Salaam who held his first and […]

Thank God! Osun Commences Salary Payment, Cuts Pay for Political Appointees by Half

The people of Osun celeberate Aregbesola's victory

The Government of the State of Osun has announced the commencement of the process of paying the salaries of civil servants in the state. In a statement issued by the Governor’s Office, the government said it is paying the balance of November and and full December salary arrears owed. We must assure our people that […]

PREMIUM TIMES EXCLUSIVE: How NNPC “Pocketed” Half of Income Generated in 3 Years!

CBN and NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, generated about N8.1trillion between 2012 and May 2015, but paid only N4.3trillion to the federation account, Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said Monday, citing new details from the federal economic council meeting. The balance of the oil money — about N3.8trillion — was withheld and spent by the NNPC […]

In Aregbe I believe – By Olanrewaju Ajiboye

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola

Though the bereaved child of the dead is truly worried and depressed, he’s not going to be buried with his mother. The raging storm in state of Osun shall subside and new living springs shall blossom. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola a.k.a ÀRÀ, shall live his dream for Osun. It is unfortunate that workers’ salaries are delayed, […]

Saraki Denies: “Fuel Subsidy Barons Did Not Sponsor Me Against Buhari”

saraki

In what seems like a season of denials, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has refuted in a press statement the popular insinuations that his controversial election in the red chamber was bankrolled by fuel subsidy barons who plan to checkmate President Buhari from probing them. His reaction, was circulated to the media by his spokesman, […]

Is President Buhari Listening to NEITI or …? – By Gbenga Komolafe

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)

“Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the recovery of over $7.5 Billion from oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria and another $11.6 billion from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas as a major to shore up the nation’s coffers.” Daily Trust, June 10, 2015 Recovering this vast […]

THE DELPHI DECLARATION – By Gbenga Komolafe

DELPHI DECLARATION

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the western neo-liberal institutions imposed series of killer economic programs on most African countries, as well as South America and a large swathe of Asia that came to be known as Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs). The late Prof. Bade Onimode, a foremost political economist called the SAPs ‘a […]

President Buhari, crack the whip now! – By Godwin Onyeacholem

President Buhari at one year remembrance service for Late Emir of Kano

Of Buhari’s presidency so far, one thing is clear: the pace is inversely proportional to the quantum ofpublic anger bred by decades of horrible post-colonial leadership. And at no time is this sense of indignation and cynicism more intense than in the last sixteen years. But surprisingly, whether in the social, political and economic sphere, […]

GOOD NEWS! Cocoa product industry will be alive in 6months in Osun, China investors assure

Cocoa-farmers in osun

The moribund Cocoa Processing Company in Ede, Osun state has on Thursday received a lifeline with the intervention of two Chinese firms who have promised to resuscitate the comatose Cocoa industry. This disclosure was made when the Chinese firms paid a courtesy call on the governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at the government house […]

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