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Osun: Consolidating The Gains Of The Past


It would be understandable if the euphoria of victory in the just concluded governorship elections in our dear state of Osun takes a bit of time to wear off. To say that the battle was fierce would pass as an understatement. An ordinary civil process to elect the governor would turn out to be an […]

Fall In Oil Price: Minimum government: A Condition For States’ Survival


It’s time to alert those who might not know yet that Nigeria is about to face a tough time. Or to put it better the tough time is already here. And many Nigerians are already feeling it, especially the masses that are always at the receiving end. At their level the shoes are already pinching. […]

Nigeria’s romance with MARIJUANA


Regarded as an illicit drug in many countries, marijuana is outlawed by many governments. In this report, Joe Agbro Jr. examines the state of the war on cannabis in Nigeria. FOR Nurudeen (not his real name), 34, a day is never complete without smoking marijuana. For the past 20 years, that has been a routine […]

I’m joining Buhari to rebuild Nigeria –Osinbajo

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday announced Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate, thus putting to an end, days of speculations on the issue. Osinbajo was the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice when the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was governor. The Ogun State-born serving […]

2015 POLL: Yemi Osinbajo, 10 things you should know about Buhari’s running mate

Yemi Osibajo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has chosen former Attorney General of Lagos State,Yemi Osinbajoto be the running mate of Presidential candidate,Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 elections. Osinbajo was reportedly chosen from a line-up of candidates including the Governors of Rivers and Edo States, Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole respectively and party leader, Bola Tinubu. Below […]

Nigeria: Divided Nation, Breakup Inevitable By Bayo Oluwasanmi

By Bayo Oluwasanmi The possible breakup of Nigeria brings on the bone-shaking shivers doctors call rigors. Many writers have detailed how Nigeria is bursting at the seams with ethno-religious, political and economic problems waiting to explode. However, the apostles of one Nigeria have repeatedly denied or dismissed the notion and tried to nudge us out […]

The Wind of Change is in The Air

Buhari votes

Thanks Be To God For His Grace over The Ministry: The wind of Change is in the atmosphere and come February 2015, Nigeria will witness this new lease of life after having been subjected to years of a non existent government at the federal level in which things have been so bad economically, politically, socially, […]

The Deadly Ebola: Personal Hygiene Is Key

FG declares four more victims ebola free

The recent declaration of Nigeria as Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) came as a palatable news for the country. Of course it’s really a great thing to hear from the World Health body that Nigeria is free of the killer-disease that spreads like the harmattan fire. For a country where you hardly hear […]

Osun Compatriots: Time To Sacrifice


Tough time, they say, never lasts, but tough people do. Based on human experience this aphorism has proved to be right on countless number of period in the history of humanity. And it’s against this backdrop that we like to make appeal – once again – to our compatriots in the state of Osun to […]

Osun Defender Editorial: Lean Government – Key To Posterity

crude oil

The situation with the turbulence in the oil market is dire. The mismanagement of the economy by the central government has left the federating units (the states) very much up and against it. And it`s not going to get better anytime soon. The terms of trade have simply turned against us and we did not […]


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