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I inherited a failed state, Amosun says

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Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says that Gbenga Daniel, his predecessor, handed over ‘a failed state’ to him in 2011. He alleged that the state was characterised by a poor economy, deplorable infrastructure and insecurity, which discouraged investors when he assumed office. Amosun, who was represented by Taiwo Adeoluwa, secretary to

Police confirm release of kidnapped FRSC officials

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The Police Command in Osun on Wednesday confirmed the release of the two Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) officers, kidnapped in the state on Sunday by gunmen. The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP. Folashade Odoro who confirmed the release of the officers to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo, however,

Easter: Osun offers free train ride for holiday travellers

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Osun State Government has provided free train ride for people travelling home from Lagos to Osogbo for Easter celebration. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said the objective of the initiative was to assist the holidaymakers to return home for the celebration. READ ALSO: Benue Governor Condemns Jukun/Tiv

Iwo robbers won’t escape justice – Aregbesola

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that hoodlums responsible for multiple robbery attacks in Iwo, Osun on Tuesday will not escape justice. Aregbesola said this reacting to the attack in which four police men were killed. In a statement issued by Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy

Robbers kill four police men in Osun

Armed robbers killed four police men on Tuesday, when three banks were attacked along the Bowen University road, Iwo, Osun State. Folashade Odoro, police spokesperson while confirming the attacks, said the Police Commissioner in Osun, Fimihan Adeoye, and officials of the State Security Service were in Iwo, strategising, on how to

Aregbesola wants Nigerian police restructured

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has advocated for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) through effective restructuring and reform as part of measures to improve security in the country. Aregbesola, while receiving the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo on Sunday, in Osogbo said the decentralization will

Osun doctors protest half salary payment, tax regime

Doctors working with the Osun state government on Thursday, protested over half payment of salaries and harsh tax system by the state government. The doctors complained about the half payment of salaries in the last 24 months, during the peaceful protest in Oshogbo, the state capital. Dr. Jumoke Olatokunbo, chairman of the

Aregbesola speaks on LAUTECH closure

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has responded to the ongoing issue between his government and students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). Recall that last Thursday, students of the institution barricaded the entrance of the Osun State Government House in Osogbo, protesting the disruption of academic activities following

Unknown assailants strangle elderly couple in Osun

The police in Osun State on Sunday said unknown attackers have strangled to death an elderly couple in Gbongan area of the state. The state's police spokeswoman Mrs. Folashade Odoro, said in a statement on Sunday that their bodies was found at about 11 am at their residence in Gbongan. The late