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April 24, 2017 2:04 PM HDP Mourns Senator Isiaka Adeleke — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

The National, South West arm and Osun State Chapter of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) on Monday joined other eminent Nigerians to mourn the death of the first Executive Governor of the State, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, who currently represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly. The National Chairman of the Hope Democratic 16

April 24, 2017 12:29 PM Lagos generated N436bn internal revenue in 2016 – commissioner

The Lagos State Government generated N436.3 billion internal revenue in 2016 from the N399.4 billion realised in 2015. The state realised N7 billion from Land Use Charge (LUC) in 2016 against N6 billion in 2015. Mr Akinyemi Ashade, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2017 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark Gov. Akinwunmi 10

April 24, 2017 11:44 AM Ogun to upgrade rural roads

The Ogun State Government says it is set to embark on grading of rural roads across the state to boost socio-economic development of the areas, in order to extend the dividend of democracy to the rural dwellers. Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Hon. Gbenga Adenmosun, made this known at a joint meeting with Community Heads and Zonal 14

April 24, 2017 10:14 AM Communities must take security as part of CSR, says NSCDC

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Delta State Command, has called for an active synergy between security agencies and the civil populace in the area of security. The state’s Commandant of NSCDC, Beatrice Irabor, said in Asaba, that this would assist the command to provide effective security for the citizenry especially at the grassroots 15

April 23, 2017 11:32 PM Famakinwa: South-West govs shift Abeokuta parley

The six South West governors have shifted their regional meeting slated for Abeokuta. The meeting would have held today. The meetings are in-line with an agreement by the governors to continue meeting on a regular basis despite their political differences in order to pursue a unified framework for tackling the various challenges in the South-West. They would 12

April 23, 2017 11:11 PM Tension in Osun over ex-Gov Adeleke’s death; autopsy ordered

OSOGBO—THERE was tension in Osun State over the decision to carry out an autopsy on the corpse of the first executive governor of the state, Sen Isiaka Adeleke, who died, yesterday, in Osogbo after allegedly suffering a heart attack. Adeleke, a serving senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, was said to have died at Bikets Hospital in the state 17

April 23, 2017 7:45 PM Dogara, Lasun, Ngige mourn Adeleke

The three in their separate messages said that the country had lost a colossus whose wealth of knowledge was needed at the present critical time in the nation’s political history. A message signed by the media office of the Speaker described the late senator as a distinguished gentleman, saying that his death was shocking huge loss to the country 14

April 23, 2017 7:30 PM Osun Assembly Mourns Senator Isiaka Adeleke

The State of Osun House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam has described as a rude shock and great loss, the death of the first Executive Governor of the State, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, who currently represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly. In statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information 13

April 23, 2017 7:12 PM After the death of Senator Adeleke, read what Speaker Yakubu Dogara says he fears the most

Speaker of the Lower House, Yakubu Dogara, has said that his greatest fear is not political battles or controversies, but not leaving a lasting legacy which will impact positively on the lives of Nigerians at present and that of generation yet unborn. In an interview with Nigeria Now Magazine in Abuja, Dogara noted that there is no challenge which he has encountered 13

April 23, 2017 6:18 PM FG to reward Whistle-blowers on illegal weapons – presidency

The National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Munguno (rtd) has began work on a template for the discovery and recovery of illegal weapons through a reward system. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. According to the presidential 15