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By Gbenga Faturoti /  Osogbo   Osun State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four insurance companies on third party insurance for vehicle registration and renewal. The agreement which will take effect from June 1 in the state was designed to make tax payers have confidence...

By Yaqoub Popoola –   Ado-Ekiti   The Ruling Houses in Ikere-Ekiti in Ekiti State have faulted the selection of Mr Jimi Adu as the new ‘Ogoga’, alleging that it is in violation of the state’s Chieftaincy Law. The three ruling houses in the town Akaiyejo, Agabaola and Ogbenuote said the most important criterion a prince must fulfill before he could...

By Gbenga Faturoti, Osogbo   Osun State House of Assembly has approved the creation of additional 31 Local Government Development Councils, three Area Councils and two Administrative Offices in the state. This followed acceptance by the Assembly of the recommendations of the House Committee on Local Governments and Chieftains Affairs on the creation of additional...

The traditional ruler of Kweme Kingdom in Badagry, Lagos State, Oba Sejoro Ogungbe-James, has urged the incoming administration to give attention to the development of rural areas. Ogungbe-James spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on the sidelines of the celebration of the 8th year anniversary of his coronation. The monarch said that such development...

By Gbenga Faturoti –   Osogbo   Osun State Government has directed that henceforth, tax clearance certificate is now essential requirement to obtain services in all public schools across the 30 local government areas of the state. A statement by the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Education, Mr Lawrence Oyeniran, said that the decision was to ensure...

A 40-year-old commercial driver, Sesan Tianu, who allegedly defiled the seven-year-old daughter of his neighbour, has been arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Tianu, who resides at No. 18b, Adetoke St., Bariga area of Lagos, is standing trial for child rape. But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. Earlier, police prosecutor, Godwin Anyanwu,...

A 26-year-old man, Imonite John, on Tuesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos charged with the rape of a 19-year-old girl. The accused is facing a charge of forceful sexual intercourse. Police prosecutor, Etim Nkankuk, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 11 at Vantage Restaurant, Lekki, a suburb of Lagos. Nkankuk...

By Oladele Ogunsola  -  Ibadan   Oyo State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, CCECC, for the construction of a light rail transport system covering about 24 kilometres within Ibadan, the state capital Speaking at the signing, which took place at the Executive  Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, at Governor...

By Gbenga Faturoti / Osogbo   Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Najeem Salaam, has explained that the delay in the payment of salaries of public workers in the state was caused by the debt profile of the state. Salaam gave the clarification in Osogbo in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butika. He noted that the cost of governance under the...

By Yaqoub Popoola –   Ado-Ekiti   A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, has urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at local levels in Ekiti State to channel their energies towards rebuilding the party rather than fighting one another. He was reacting to a statement by Chairmen of Wards ‘A’ and ‘B’ in his...