The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has reacted to the claims of an Islam cleric, Sheikh Adio Imran who recently accused the traditional ruler of desperately wanting to sleep with his wife.

The Sheikh made this accusation during the just concluded Eid il Fitri celebration in Iwo, adding that it took everything in him to refuse the demand of the Iwo monarch.

In his reaction, the paramount ruler took to his Instagram page and lambasted the cleric. He said, “Aroba fin ni Oba npa !! I am bringing back the lost glory of the kings…. in my domain, if you are rude to the king !!

“I will take your Chieftancy title with me that falls under my jurisdiction and give it to your enemy !! you want to be enemy of the king ??? Your Chieftancy title will be your enemy too !! That’s the meaning of Aroba fin ni Oba npa in modern times…. back in the days, your head will be on a platter or giving to Ogun.

“If a king removes your title, all you need to do is prostrate and start begging and he may reconsider but not to lie against the king that the king wants to sleep with your Eleha wife (veil covered wife)”

Check the Instagram post here.

Nigerian gospel artiste, Mojirade Adeola Eseyin also known as Mjay drops her debut single dubbed ‘Endless Love’ today 24th of April being her birthday and is available for download.

According to her, the song is to remind us of the endless love God have for humanity and we must at all time give thanks to Him.

Also, the song serves as true reminder of what Christ did for us on Calvary and how His love saved us and took away our shame.

Mojirade Adeola ESEYIN is Lagos based, she’s a lover of Christ, ready to disseminate the gospel of Christ through her God-given talents.
She hails from Iwo, Osun State, and began Singing at age of 8 at the Living Faith Church Choir, Iwo.

Watch out for more impactful songs from her. You will always be blessed.

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The executive Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has named Dr. Charles Diji Akinola as Chief of Staff (CoS) to the State Government.

He also appointed Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Mr. Adeyanju Abdullah Binuyo as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Mr. Adeyanju Abdullah Binuyo was also announced as Deputy Chief of Staff.

According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said the appointments take immediate effect.

Prince Oyebamiji is a 1987 graduate of Theatre Arts of the University of Ibadan.

He is a former Permanent Secretary, one-time General Manager, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), and erstwhile full-time Commissioner in the Osun State Civil Service Commission.

Dr. Akinola is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University.

He has a wealth of experience in international development, public policy and cross-sector partnerships.

He was for many years Country Director, TechnoServe, an international development organisation reputed for its work in agriculture value chains and agribusinesses, and later Executive Director, Enterprise for Development International.

Dr Akinola was the Director General, Office of Economic Development and Partnerships which is responsible for spearheading cross sector partnerships between the state, national and international investors and partners. He was the Chairman of the State Planning Commission and had variously supervised the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, and the Ministry of Regional Integration in the State.

Binuyo obtained a B.Sc. and MSc. from the University of Lagos.

He attended several trainings at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, Tias University in the Netherlands and the National University of Ireland.

Binuyo has a deep experience in development finance, project and human management in the public and private sectors.

He was the Senior Special Assistant on MDGs to the immediate past Administration. Prior to that, he had being a consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs. In 2015, he was Technical Adviser to the Transition Committee of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

Until recently, he was Chief of Staff to Minister of Communications Mr.Adebayo Shittu.

The Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Benedict Alabi had charged the Online Media Practitioners in Osun State to always put the interest of the state at heart by confirming the authenticity of reports before disseminating it to the public.

Mr Alabi stated this on Thursday when he received members of the association who paid courtesy visit to him in his office in Osogbo.

He commended the group for coming together and enjoined them to put professionalism in their reportage.

He added that “the state government of today has a very good intentions for the people who elected us and we will not hide anything from the public”.

The Deputy Governor reiterated the determination of the administration of Gboyega Oyetola to improve the living standard of Osun people by making social amenities available to all and sundry.

The team was led by Amina Alake and has seven other members on board.

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“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence”- Eddie Robinson

To those who had ever met Hajia Latifat Abiodun Giwa, the Honourable Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs in Osun, will no doubt unanimously agree that she is not only a very humble and caring mother of all, but she is also an industrious political office holder who so much believes in excellence, achievable vision, good governance and effective leadership skills. Her principles coupled with her academic, professional and political precedents are attestations to these significant qualities of the Honourable Commissioner. In fact, she is a woman worthy of emulation in all aspects of life.
Academically, Hajia Latifat Giwa is a guru! She displayed her intellectual prowess in 1988 when she became the Best World Student in Property and Pecuniary Examination. Her interest in quality education made her study Insurance at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Marketing (MBA) at Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. She continued to pursue knowledge at College of Insurance, Kent, the United Kingdom. Throughout her academic years, Hajia Latifat Giwa had clean and excellent academic records.
The Honourable Commissioner has excelled in her chosen profession, no doubt! Before she became the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs about six months ago, Hajia Giwa had worked in different companies and held various leadership positions. It should not be forgotten in a jiffy that she was the former Amirah of FOMWAN in the State of Osun. Her good leadership skills distinguished her as a woman per excellence and visionary leader.
In other to ensure her professional relevance, Hajia Latifat Giwa became a Chartered Insurer, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Nigeria (ACII), a Fellow and Member of the Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers(NCRIB), among other professional bodies. She has also won many awards in the course of her duty.
As today (December 29) marks the 62nd year of our dear mother, leader, role model, mentor and commissioner, we pray the Almighty Allaah continue to grant you sound health, long and prosperous life. The charming people of Osun love you; the good people of Ede appreciate your constant kind gestures. Iwájú iwájú lę ó ma a lo ooooo!? Igba odún, odún kan ni ooo! ìpínlè Òsun tó tí ń dára ò ní bàjé ooo….

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Monsur Aro,

Personal Assistant to the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs,

State of Osun.

The former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, once stated, “Investing in girls and women is likely to prevent inter-generational cycles of poverty and yield high economic and societal returns.”
In actual fact, women who live in the rural areas are mostly farmers who also help their farmer-husbands directly on the farms. Most times, they do the hoeing, planting, weeding and harvesting with crude farm implements. One way or the other, this practice drastically reduces the volume of what they plant, having known that it will be very difficult to transport their farm produce to cities for sale. However, when we empower them with tractors, ploughers, planters, pesticides, herbicides and other modern farm implements, their productivity will increase astronomically, thereby facilitating food security beyond our imagination.
In most rural areas, our women have no access to functional health facilities. Whenever they want to give birth, they do that in a traditional way. When they fall sick, they hardly get good and prompt medical attention. In fact, most primary health centres in the rural communities have been abandoned. As a result of this, many rural women have lost their lives. Now, this is the time to rescue our women from the coarse hands of death. Now is the time the necessary stakeholders pay more attention to the primary health care of our women who live in the rural areas. This is the time to sensitize our women on the importance of medical care.
When we empower our rural women with the needed skills, it will not only improve our economy, it will also make our rural women self-reliant. They will be able to plan for themselves, their families and their future. When we see it as a duty to always enlighten women on matters that affect them, they will definitely feel our love, passion and respect. They won’t feel ignored, sidelined, rejected and dejected. When we give the best of education to the children of our rural women, sooner or later, these children will become future leaders with bright and promising future. However, accessibility should be a paramount factor in educating them.
It should be stated clearly that governments alone cannot do everything because it’s our collective efforts. However, it’s on record that the State Government of Osun has been doing her best through her rural development programmes to make life meaningful for not only rural women, but also residents of rural communities in the state. Some of these interventions of the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in this regard include:

  • Construction of 100kilometres of roads in the rural areas across the state through the Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP). This is to enhance easy transportation of farmers and their farm produce as well as rural settlers from their communities to the city.
  • Construction of health centres in rural areas to promote healthy living of rural settlers.
  • Access of rural women to loan facilities in the ongoing National Women Empowerment Funds (NAWEF).
  • Digging of boreholes in rural areas to provide clean and drinkable water system, among other laudable rural development programmes.

I use this medium to reiterate the resolve of this government not to rest on her oars at improving the living standard of our people in the rural areas.

Therefore, on this occasion of International Day of Rural Women, I implore every stakeholder in our dear state to harness their resources in bringing life very closer to our rural women in every way possible. They need to be empowered ; they need to be educated on issues that affect their living ; they need our close and frequent contact. In fact, they don’t need to be deserted because they are our people, our pride and sustainer of our economy.
Òsun tó tí ń dára kò ní bàjé oo!

HAJIA LATIFAT ABIODUN GIWA,

HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AFFAIRS,

STATE OF OSUN.

The Osun State commissioner for women and children affairs, Hajia Latifat Giwa, has called on parents and guardians to ensure that sound education becomes the topmost priority they give to their female children, as that is one of the fundamental ways of saving their future.
The commissioner gave this advice at Osogbo High School while delivering her keynote address in commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Girl Child, organised by Save Youth Initiative.
Hajia Giwa lamented the stereotype which the society has attached to the female children. According to her, this stereotype has done a great harm on female children and as well forced many girl children into prostitution, child marriages, begging and low self-confidence. She stated :
“Our girl children deserve the best of education. It’s when we educate them that they feel proud to become what the desire to become in life, with the help of God.

Our girl children must at all cost be protected from forced marriages. Forced marriages destroy the bright future of our girl children. At childbirth, they pass through terrible pains. These pains lead to Vagina Fistula and different forms of post-natal inflections. As such, their promising future begins to crash and crumble in their faces. When they don’t get adequate care, some resort to begging while some go on a journey of no return. We can all stop these from happening just by protecting the rights of girl children!
Our girls don’t deserve to be trafficked, whether for prostitution or housemaid jobs. Poverty should never be an excuse for any parent or guardian to traffic her girl child. It’s only cruelty and wickedness that lead to trafficking.

It’s our duty to put a stop to girl child trafficking. It’s our duty to relieve these girl children of their suffering boldly written on their faces. It’s our duty to put a stop to and sanction those who operate baby factories all because of money. It’s our duty to protect the rights of our girl children by every means possible.”

The commissioner therefore called on all and sundry to ensure that all hands are on deck with a view to protecting the fundamental rights of girl children which include sound education, healthy system and healthy living. She described them as future wives, mothers, professionals, business women, artisans and experts.
This year’s celebration was attended by students, members of Save Youth Initiative and dignitaries from different walks of life.