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Osun retirees protest non-payment of entitlements since 2015

Osun retirees protest non-payment of entitlements since 2015

Many retirees under the aegis of Osun State Contributory Pension Retirees, on Wednesday, protested alleged non-payment of their pension and gratuity. The retirees, who came out with different placards, disrupted vehicular movement at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, where they had taken their protest. They said…

NAFDAC Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye

Claims of COVID-19 cure exist only on social media – NAFDAC

Despite claims of a possible COVID-19 cure by some traditional practitioners, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has only received one application to endorse a product as a possible treatment option for the symptoms of the virus. In a statement issued on Wednesday,…

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UNILAG research centre warns against use of herbal medicine for COVID-19 treatment

The African Centre of Excellence for Drug Research, Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science (ACEDHARS), University of Lagos, has warned against the use of herbal medicine for treatment of COVID-19. The global pandemic has affected more than 2.5 million people around the world with 174,296 confirmed dead as of Monday,…

President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

Jonathan, Atiku, others mourn Kyari

Condolences and tributes have continued to pour in for Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died on Friday from coronavirus complications. Mr Kyari, who had an underlying medical condition, was first reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 on March 23 and he subsequently…

Gboyega Oyeola, Governor of Osun state.

Coronavirus: Osun sets up welfare committee for indigent

The Osun State Government has set up a 21-member food and relief committee to attend to the indigent in the state during the period of restrictions occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in a statement signed by Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government, and sent to…

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Ooni of Ife claims he has ‘tested’ cure for coronavirus

One of Nigeria's most influential traditional rulers has claimed he has a 'tested' cure for  coronavirus COVID-19. The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, made the announcement on his verified Instagram handle on Monday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians for the first time on measures his administration is…

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The Oluwo of Iwo’s Many Controversies In The Last Four Years

In January 2016, markets and shops were closed in Iwoland to honour a new monarch, the Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi, as the then governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, gave him a staff of office. That was done amidst jubilation. The people of the town trooped out in large…

Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi in Igbo attire.

Alleged Assault: Oluwo makes U-turn, pledges to respect suspension by Osun monarchs

The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has pledged to respect the decision of the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers that suspended him for six months over alleged indecent acts. The Oluwo, who earlier claimed that the suspension was a mere audio pronouncement reversed his stance on Monday. He made…

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VIDEO: Oluwo mocks Osun monarchs over suspension

The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has mocked the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers over his suspension. The Oluwo, in a 58 seconds video uploaded on his WhatsApp status in the late hours of Friday, disclosed that the kings who claimed to have suspended him were just joking. The…

Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi

Alleged Assault: Osun traditional rulers suspend Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers. The suspension was announced on Friday after a three-hour meeting of the council in Osogbo presided by the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi. Announcing the sanction, the Orangun of Ila…

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Amotekun: Ooni, Fayemi speak on South-west’s new security outfit

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, on Thursday declared that Southwest traditional rulers are in support of the new regional security outfit, code-named 'Amotekun.' The monarch's comment comes just as the Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State also on Thursday said the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) otherwise know as…

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VIDEO: Ooni of Ife gets stuck in elevator of Lagos hotel

There was a mild drama at the Lagos Continental Hotel on Thursday night when the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, got stuck in one of the elevators. The monarch had gone there to see the 'Queen Moremi' stage play which held at the hotel. The Ooni is one of the…

Ooni of Ife at the Queen Moremi Ajasoro Musicals

Women have potential to be Nigerian president – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, in company of dignitaries and celebrities at the second edition of Queen Moremi Ajasoro musicals on Dec. 24 in Lagos. The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that women can rise to be president of Nigeria because they have the strengths and potential of good…

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Court sacks Ooni’s second-in-command

The Osun State High Court on Wednesday ordered the Obalufe of Ife, Idowu Adediwura, to relinquish his office. The Obalufe is the second-in-command to the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The court also directed the Ooni to, within 21 days, fill the stool with a candidate from the Aga Ruling…

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National Assembly to give ‘accelerated hearing’ to NDIC Amendment Act – Senate President

The National Assembly will give an ‘accelerated hearing’ to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) amendment act, Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said. He said the National Assembly will expedite action when plenary resumes. “When we resume plenary, the NDIC Act Amendment Bill will be a top priority,” Mr Lawan…

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Nigerian experts discuss use of language for sustainable development

International Association of Language Educators, Obafemi Awolowo University Language scholars and educationists under the aegis of International Association of Language Educators, on Monday, deliberated on the contributions of language to the development of all Nigerian sectors. The group held its annual conference workshop in Obafemi Awolowo university Ile-Ife with dignitaries…

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Xenophobia: Attacks on Nigerians unacceptable to black race, Ooni says

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has described the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa on Nigerians living there and their properties as a shameful act that is unacceptable to the black race in Africa and in the diaspora. The traditional ruler also advised Nigerians alleged to have embarked on…

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Rehabilitate cyber-criminals, Ooni urges EFCC

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to go beyond merely arresting cyber-criminals by rehabilitating them. The monarch made the call while playing host to an EFCC delegation from the South-west zonal office of the commission on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Mr…

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Insecurity: Yoruba living abroad afraid to come home – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday said many Yoruba people living abroad are afraid to come home due to the insecurity ravaging the South-west region. Mr Ogunwusi said this at a security summit, tagged, "South West Geopolitical Zone Security Summit", held at International Conference Centre, the University of…

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Osun 28th anniversary: Osun is work in progress – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the creation of Osun State commended both past and current administrations in the state for working for the development of the state. He, however, noted that the state “is still a work…

Buhari and APC Southwest leaders. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Nigeria’s security challenges topped discussions at State House last week

The State House played host to many visitors last week. One major issue that was discussed at the meetings was the security situation across Nigeria. Here are some highlights from the State House last week: Tuesday President Buhari on Tuesday received some elders and leaders of thought from Ogun State…

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

Why Nigeria has leadership problems – Aregbesola

A former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has hinged the leadership woes in Nigeria on failure at the family level. Mr Aregbesola spoke on Saturday at the seventh edition of the Youth Leadership Summit organised by the student executives of the University of Ilorin. The theme of the summit…

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Ooni meets Buhari, laments security situation in South West

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has alerted Nigerians to the machinations of war-mongers, who are contriving to cause unrest in the country. The traditional ruler raised the alarm in Abuja on Thursday when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. The monarch,…

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Ooni of Ife speaks on killings in South West

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated the need for South-West geopolitical zone to be united to defend itself against rampant killings. He made this known on Sunday at Kota Ekiti in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State during the thanksgiving ceremony organised in honour of…

Prof Wole Soyinka and Ooni of Ife

Nigeria can’t survive another civil war, Ooni, Soyinka warn

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka have jointly warned political actors in Nigeria to take steps to douse socio-political controversies that could lead to another civil war. They said Nigeria cannot survive another civil conflict such as that of 1967 to 1970. The two leaders…