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Two beheaded, man shot dead in Anambra, Osun cult clashes

Three persons have been killed in separate cult attacks in Anambra and Osun states with two of the victims beheaded while the third was shot dead. Some suspected cult members on Saturday shot a man simply identified as ‘Pepper’ to death at Ita-Olokan area of Osogbo, Osun State. The incident caused panic in the area,...

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Pricey artworks in ashes as mystery fire guts Osogbo artists’ building

• Lack of insurance worsens losses Since the beginning of 2021, 46-year old Ganiyu Ibikunle, a visual artist based in Osogbo, Osun State capital, usually buried himself in his work, producing artworks in preparation for the exhibition held during the annual Osun-Osogbo Festival. For artists at the Osogbo Artists’ Village, producing artworks and fabrics for...

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Petitioner, police lawyers clash at Osun EndSARS panel hearing

A petitioner’s counsel, Mr Kayode Adebisi, and lawyer for the police, Mr Francis Osie, clashed at the Friday hearing of the Osun State Panel of Judiciary Inquiry probing cases of police brutality.  Adebisi had appeared before the panel on behalf of his client, Paul Adeolu, a businessman, who accused the police of freeing members of...

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Osun 18-year-old stabs brother, 21, to death, flees

The Osun State Police Command on Wednesday said it launched a manhunt for 18-year-old Lekan Odetayo, who allegedly stabbed to death his elder brother, Toheeb, after a disagreement. Toheeb, 21, was allegedly killed at their residence in Modakeke. PUNCH Metro gathered that the brothers had a disagreement, which degenerated into a fight before Lekan stabbed...

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Osun youths sack miners, allege land degradation

Some youths under the aegis of the Omo-Owa, Omo Ekun Youths of Ijesaland, have shut down some mining sites and ordered miners operating in the area to vacate the communities. According to findings, the action commenced on Monday with youths numbering about 300 on motorcycles visiting mining sites in Iponda and Ilase-Ijesa, both in the...

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Osun amends Akire chieftaincy declaration

The Osun State Government has approved the amendment of the Ikire Chieftaincy Declaration of 1958 on the royal stool of Akire. This was disclosed in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, after the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. The government said the move was part of efforts...

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Osun reappoints Alakija UNIOSUN’s chancellor

Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, has reappointed Dr. Folorunso Alakija as the Chancellor, Osun State University, Osogbo for another five-year tenure. The Public Relations Officer of the University, Ademola Adesoji, in a statement obtained in Osogbo on Monday, said Alakija was reappointed based on her track record. The statement described Alakija as a lover […] Read Full Story

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Gunmen kill six in Osun village

Some gunmen before daybreak on Sunday killed six people in a village near Wasinmi, a community along Ife/Ibadan way, Osun State. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: With SIM card I can empty victim’s account in five minutes –Suspected hacker The identities of the perpetrators of the crime could not be immediately ascertained, but police operatives, men […] Read Full Story

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Osun to feed 30,000 PWD, vulnerable citizens

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo The Osun State Government on Tuesday announced the commencement of the Food Support Scheme, through which it planned to feed 30,000 persons with disabilities and vulnerable citizens. The plan was unveiled by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, after the Osun Executive Council approved the initiative. A statement by […] Read Full Story

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Osun receives COVID-19 vaccines

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo Officials of the Osun State Government had received the state’s dosage of COVID-19 vaccines. A statement by the Information Officer, Office of the Secretary to the state government, Jelili Tiamiyu, explained that the vaccine which was meant for Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti States respectively arrived at Akure Airport Tuesday evening. The statement […] Read Full Story

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Two abducted on Ife-Ibadan Expressway

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo The driver of a commercial bus and a passenger were Saturday evening abducted by gunmen along near Wasinmi Village, along Ife-Ibadan Expressway. According to sources, immediately after the incident happened, police operatives at a checkpoint close to the scene of the crime engaged the abductors in an exchange of gunfire. READ ALSO: […] Read Full Story