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April 24, 2017 3:16 PM Oyo State Victorious In The U-19 Jide Badamosi Cricket Tournament — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

The Oyo State cricket team on Sunday won the first Jide Bademosi U-19 cricket tournament after beating Ogun by 78 runs in a nail-biting final played at the Liberty Stadium Cricket Oval, Ibadan. The victorious Oyo State team was made to sweat for the top prize as it was pushed to the limit in the match that attracted a large turnout of cricket enthusiasts 15

April 24, 2017 1:38 PM Court throws out Obanikoro’s N100million suit against EFCC

A N100m human rights suit filed by former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been dismissed by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday. Obanikoro sued the anti-graft agency, for unlawful invasion of his houses and seizure of property. His lawyer, Lawal Pedro, urged the court 15

April 24, 2017 1:15 PM Police arraign 7 persons for allegedly selling day-old baby

Lagos – Seven persons including six women were on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly conspiring to sale a day-old baby. The accused are, Onyinyecgi Oseneye, 22; Prisca Okocha, 45; Glory Ehinmi, 35; Regina Anyanwu, 59; Chizoba Nwate, 35; Elizabeth Michael, 68; and Nike Nwatemole, 40. The seven were arraigned 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 11:38 AM BBNaija Winner Efe Is Having A Swell Time — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

Ever since the grand finale of the reality TV show which saw him emerge the winner, Efe has been basking in the euphoria of the love shown to him by Nigerians as well as top celebrities. On Thursday, April 20, after he spent quality time with other finalists of the show, Efe went on to pay a visit to the Okoye brothers at their Ikoyi home in Lagos 12

April 24, 2017 4:03 AM Why Buhari should go for second term — Oyegun, APC chairman

Chief Odigie-Oyegun was one of Nigeria’s most accomplished civil servants having retired as a permanent secretary in the eighties. His first political advent was in the early nineties when he beat the odds to emerge governor of the newly created Edo State in January, 1992 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. As governor he was one of those 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 9:15 PM Senator Adeleke’s Burial Date Shifted For Autopsy |

The burial of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, which was earlier scheduled for 4:pm on Sunday, has been postponed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeleke, a former civilian governor of Osun, died in the earlier hours of Sunday at Biket Hospital in Osogbo. Adeleke’s corpse, which was brought to his residence in Ede at 1:10 pm in preparation for the Islamic 14

April 23, 2017 6:00 PM Adeleke was a grassroots politician – Tinubu

Former Lagos State Gov. Bola Tinubu, has described late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, as a grassroots politician with rich political background. Adeleke, 62, also a former governor of Osun, died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo. ” It was too much to bear coming barely a day after that of Dipo Famakinwa. The news of his death was both sudden 15