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October 18, 2017 6:04 AM Wale Alabi Appointed SSA On Regional Integration — OsunDefender

The Honourable Commissioner for Regional Integration in the state of Osun Hon. Bola Ilori has announced the appointment of Wale Alabi as Senior Special Assistance to the Governor on Regional Integration. The announcement which was made in a statement released from the office of the Commission for Regional Integration said the new appointee will be unveiled 11

October 17, 2017 6:29 PM LAUTECH lecturers call off strike, resume Monday

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho will return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months. This followed an announcement on Tuesday by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, calling off the protracted strike action involving the teachers and other workers of the university. The students 17

October 17, 2017 5:16 PM Govs demand 50% balance of Paris Club Refund

The governors also commended the President for his intervention in the payment of salary crisis in many States through the the bailout funds, adding that the bailout had remained a great relief bearing in mind that the majority of the nation’s population resides in rural areas of the states. Recall that President Buhari in the first tranche of the refunds 13

October 17, 2017 4:03 PM Police destroy drugs worth over N50m in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Tuesday destroyed hard drugs worth more than N50 million at Ojota. Shortly before the exercise, Imohimi told journalists at the Ojota dumpsite that the destruction of the hard drugs marked the beginning of the move by his command to rid the state of the activities of drug peddlers. He said: “You will recall 12

October 17, 2017 3:01 PM Panic Over Immunisation Of Schoolchildren By Military In Ondo

Parents and guardians in Akure and some towns across Ondo State stormed various schools in panic on Tuesday to withdraw their children. This was a result of the rumour that some soldiers were purportedly going to schools to force pupils to take immunisation. In one of the schools visited by Channels Television crew in the state capital, some parents 11

October 17, 2017 2:21 PM I’ll never return to PDP again, God forbid – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that God forbids he ever returns to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP after dumping PDP. Chief Obasanjo made the statement after a closed-door meeting with the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi who led a delegation of PDP members to the chief 12

October 17, 2017 2:16 PM Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, Jewish Priest to produce Kanu or face jail

ABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Priest, Emmanu El-Shalom Oka BenMadu, and an accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu, to appear before it on November 20 to explain the whereabouts of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The court maintained the trio who stood 12

October 17, 2017 2:16 PM Breaking: Buhari leaves for Turkey Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart for Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) slated for Oct. 20. Members of D-8 are Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity 13

October 17, 2017 2:06 PM Charlyboy group resumes anti-Buhari protest

A group of protesters led by self-acclaimed Area Fada, Mr. Charles Oputa have hit the streets of Abuja to lash out at President Muhammadu Buhari for his alleged inaction in the face of graft accusations involving top members of his government. The protesters are demanding the President to either act or quit office. Speaking to reporters, a co-convener 12

October 17, 2017 1:55 PM Senate pushes for free, compulsory education for Nigerians

Nigeria Senate on Tuesday pushed strongly for free and compulsory education for citizens at all levels. In a sponsored motion by Senator Ali Wakili (Bauchi South) drawing the attention of the senate to October 17 which is set aside by the United Nations to commemorate International Day for the eradication of poverty, he said government owed it a duty to educate 14