Governor Rauf Aregbesola

A total of 27,000 people in Osun State are to benefit from the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme of the Federal Government, an official said on Thursday.

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A UK agency, Department For International Development (DFID), in collaboration with the Osun state government is set to empower about 5,000 small scale business women and youth in the state.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended all the banks, with the exception of First Bank, from selling dollar proceeds of International Money Transfer Services, IMTS, to Bureaux De Change, BDCs.

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Two months ago, the CBN had directed banks to sell proceeds of their international money transfer services to BDCs. This was in a bid to address the steady and sharp depreciation of the naira in the parallel market.

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OYO—A 17-year old royal rivalry between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi ended, yesterday, as the Olubadan of Ibadanland and members of Olubadan-in-council visited Oba Adeyemi in his palace at Oyo town.

Image result for picture of olubadan of ibadan and alaafin of oyoOba Adetunji explained that the purpose of his visit was to thank Alaafin for his presence at his coronation on Friday March 4, 2016, at the Mapo Hall Arcade, Ibadan.

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The state’s Ministry of Information, Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture made a clear statement that “the Osun State Government, in collaboration with the state’s Council for Arts and Culture, will organise series of cultural events on Thursday as part of activities to mark this year’s Olojo Festival.

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“The events include traditional wrestling, traditional Yoruba cuisine, traditional arts and crafts exhibition, exhibition of photo news about historical and tourist sites across the state and more.

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has praised the executive of the Osun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (OSCAN) after the Christian group paid a courtesy visit to the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola recently.

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The Osun State Government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Growth and Employment in States 4th scheme (GEMS4) towards creating markets for local products.



Aregbesola, at the signing, said his administration was able to endure the harsh economic challenges because of the government’s huge investments in human development.

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A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi has charged the Federal Government to urgently begin the process of industrializing the nation so as to overcome the recession that the country was plunged into.



According to a statement made available to journalists through his media aide, Oriyomi Akinbote, the monarch said it has become very imperative that the government formulate policies that would favour industrialization of the nation’s economy sector and give topmost priority to industrialization in order to get out of recession.

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