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Amended broadcasting code yielding results – Minister

Amended broadcasting code yielding results – MinisterBy Rotimi Ijikanmi Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said amendments to the National Broadcasting Code to reposition the sector have started to show results. The minister made this known on Monday in Lagos during an engagement of the ministerial working group on the digital switchover (DSO) with the relevant stakeholders. Mohammed revealed that by joining the amended code, he was rightly informed that a large multinational recently canceled an ad production planned for South Africa and moved it to Nigeria. “The result? Practitioners in Nigeria earned N10 million from production, while model fees totaled N5 million. “This is only the beginning, as we are determined to implement the reforms diligently. The (NAN) reports that to stimulate growth and investment in the advertising sector, an amendment has been made to the broadcasting code regarding the production of advertising for local goods and services. The amended section states that “all […]

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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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DPR seals 10 filling stations in Osun for sharp practices

By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field office, Osun state on Thursday sealed ten filling stations in the state for engaging in sharp practices. Five of the sealed stations were in Osogbo the state capital while the other five is located in Ile-Ife. Speaking after surveillance and inspection of
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Ekiti United team involved in minor accident

Ekiti United team involved in minor accidentBy Idowu Gabriel A group of members of the Ado-Ekiti Ekiti United Football Club team were involved in a minor accident on Tuesday. Club media official Quozeem Oladapo, in a statement Tuesday night to Ado-Ekiti, revealed that the crash occurred as the players returned to Ado-Ekiti from Ikere-Ekiti. They were coming back from their evening workout. According to the statement, there were no injuries as all occupants of the vehicle were safe. “But some of them were injured to varying degrees,” he said. Oladapo added that the vehicle had been on the road for several hours in recent days with two away matches in Lagos and Ilorin. “After traveling to Lagos on 8 March for the midweek clash with Vandrezzer FC on Wednesday, the team returned to Ado-Ekiti on Thursday evening. “The team also started the trip to Ilorin on Friday morning for Saturday’s clash with Osun United. “The vehicle […]

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N600,000 stolen during Osun bank robbery — Police

Mr Olawale Olokode, the Commissioner of Police in Osun, on Friday said that N600,000 was stolen by armed robbers during an attack on a commercial bank in Okuku on Thursday. Okuku is a community in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of the state. Olokode stated this in a statement released to newsmen by the spokesperson for
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Osun to feed vulnerable citizens for 20 months

By Shina Abubakar THE Osun State Government has resolved to feed 30,000 poor residents, under its Food Support Scheme, billed to take off this month. A statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the State Executive Council approved the take-off of the Food Support Scheme after its weekly meeting and would feed the
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Police secure release of 2 kidnapped victims in Osun

The Police Command in Osun said it had secured the release of two  victims kidnapped by gunmen on the Ibadan-Akure Road in Ikire Osun on Saturday. The command`s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, who disclosed this in statement on Tuesday in Osogbo, said the victims were released on Tuesday after the police closed in on them.
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