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Osun Berates DSS Over Clampdown On Research Firm

Operatives of the Department of State Services, alias SSS

Osun State Government yesterday condemned the Department of State Service, DSS over the invasion of the corporate head office of its client, TNS-RMS, holding its staff hostage for 7 hours before detaining some of them. Speaking through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Sunday Akere, at a briefing, it said the company, a duly-registered […]

COUNTDOWN: 12 Days To Go Until #OsunDecides

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Download and Share our Countdown Posters. It is 12 days to the Day Osun Decides. Who will you be voting for? Share with us on Facebook (Government of the State of Osun) or Twitter @stateofosun

#OsunDecides: OPINION: Osun, The New Political Prognosis


The tone for this piece was set last Wednesday as an old school mate of mine from Anambra State sought my views on the Osun State governorship election “in the light of what happened in Ekiti”. He nearly provoked me as he asked for my “honest opinion”. I retorted, “Had I ever given you a […]

ATTACK ON BUHARI[Update]: There would’ve been crisis if Buhari was killed –Jonathan

President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday admitted that Nigeria would have erupted in turmoil, if a former Head of State, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, had died during separate attacks on them in Kaduna on Wednesday. He said Nigerians would not have celebrated the Eid-el-Fitri because a major calamity would […]

#OsunDecides: Osun APC Campaigns Against Violence, Insecurity

All Progressive Congress (APC)

Osun State Chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has appealed to electorate not to allow the state to be returned to the era of violence and insecurity. The Chairman of the committee for the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregebsola in Ila/ Ifedayo /Boluwaduro Federal Constituency who is also the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, […]

INSECURITY IN NIGERIA: Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Gov Aliyu

BOKO HARAM: Jihad Is About How To Make Peace And Life Better, Says Aliyu

Minna—THE Governor of Niger State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu, has called on Nigerians to unite and fight terrorism confronting the nation instead of allowing it to divide them, saying Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable. In his Sallah message to Nigerians on behalf of the forum, Aliyu assured that the ugly trend […]

Female suicide bomber, 5 others killed in Kano

A female suicide bomber dies in a failed attempt to bomb University in Kano

KANO—Ancient city of Kano witnessed fresh bomb attacks, yesterday, as twin explosions targeted at worshippers at Saint Charles Catholic Church, Sabon Gari, and a police check point in Kano killed six persons. The dead included a soldier, two women, a man, a child and a female suicide bomber. Kano State Commissioner of Police, Adelenre Shinaba […]

OSUN 2014: Why Omisore Must Never Govern Osun By Tunde Akinloye


Few days after the death of Chief Bola Ige in December of 2001, I spent a few days in Osogbo, the capital city of the State of Osun during which I interviewed the then embattled deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore. This was at time when Osun was boiling following the rift between Omisore […]

#OsunDecides: OPINION: Like Ekiti, Unlike Osun By Doyin Odebowale


To imagine that anyone will contemplate a situation where the state will regress into savagery once more is shocking to say the least. There are outstanding cases of murder of political opponents during and immediately after the gubernatorial election which was massively rigged by the PDP. The Court of Appeal returned the stolen mandate of […]

OSUN 2014: Rigging Must Be Resisted In Osun… Read more


Deputy Director, Bureau of Communication, Osun State, Mr. Sola Fasure, in this interview with Musa Odoshimokhe, speaks on the Aregbesola administration and preparations for the August 9 governorship election. What are the issues that will shape the August 9 election in Osun State? The election will be decided by the general condition in the country, […]

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