Developments in the state on Saturday covered politics, law, education and sports related issues. The following items shaped the discourse today on both local, mainstream and social media.
1: No fewer than four indigenes of Osun state have been conferred with the prestigious title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), OSUN DEFENDER reports.
They are Messrs Kazeem Adekunle Sobaloju, Bamidele Olawoye, Adedayo Samuel Adedeji and Yemi Adewale Mu’sbaudeen Adesina.
OSUN DEFENDER reports that the four indigenes were among the 58 legal practitioners who were conferred with the SAN title by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee.
While reacting to the development, the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke in a congratulatory message signed by his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, extolled them as exceptional professionals who have distinguished themselves in the legal field, noting that their promotion to the SAN title is a true reflection of their capacities.
2: OSUN State House Of Assembly Committee on Sports has disclosed that a new salary proposal for the State football teams will be reviewed before the season kick-starts.
The committee led by the chairman, Hon. Jeremiah Awoyeye, disclosed this during a facility tour to the Osogbo Township Stadium, on Wednesday.
Awoyeye noted that the new salary proposal is already on the table and will be appropriated any moment from now.
The Chairman stated that the aim of the tour is to bring back to life dying and moribund parts of the edifice with a view to giving facelift to the facilities.
Awoyeye, while addressing newsmen after being conducted round the arena, frowned at the poor condition of the stadium, saying it suffered neglect with zero investments by past administration.
3. The Management of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has announced October 25 and 26, 2023 as the Computer Based Test (CBT) Screening Date for its Higher National Diploma Applicants.
According to the report, the HND applicants are directed to purchase the CBT screening card for the sum of N3,500 to register in order to participate in the screening before the announced date.
The institution’s CBT application directives reads; “applicants to register for the CBT by logging into: ospoly.edu.ng, click on student portal, and pick continue application. Input your application number and password. Go to the CBT payment module on your portal and continue as prompted.’
In the same vein, the management of the institution also announced Monday, October 30 to November 3, 2023, as the Post UTME screening date, while directing prospective applicants to visit the admission unit of the institution to apply along with the original and photocopies of their O’Level results, JAMB Result Slip, Post UTME Form and two Passport Photographs.
4: Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called for a joint cultural festival between Ogun and Osun states as part of measures to revive culture and tourism in the two states.
Abiodun who spoke when he received his Osun State counterpart, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Friday night, said both states share many things in common, hence the need to explore their rich cultural affinity for the benefit of their people.
He noted that such a festival if planned together, would help in deepening the relationship between both states.
“I am happy that you suggested that we should collaborate in the area of culture and tourism. We may have an adire festival in your state this year and then come back to Ogun the following year and I am sure this will deepen our culture.
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