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The Osun State Commissioner for Federal Matters, Idiat Babalola, has resigned from the Osun Government.

A source in the office of the Deputy Governor confirmed the information to newsmen. The source revealed that the reason for the resignation is not known yet, but that it is true that she has tendered her resignation letter.

It was recalled that Babalola was a former Special Adviser on Federal Matters to former Governor, Rauf Aregbesola.

As at the time of going to press, her resignation from the Osun State Executive Council has not been announced by the State Government.

On Tuesday, Police in Osun state has disclosed the rescue of one Yinka Okunade who was kidnapped on Osu-Ife Expressway on April 24.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Spokesperson Yemisi Opalola as saying on Tuesday that Okunade was freed at 10 pm on Monday after intense police pressure on the kidnappers.

“This is to inform members of the public that due to intensive pressure on the kidnappers by the police, Okunade, who was kidnapped on April 24, has been released,” she stated.

Osun State Fire Service has confirmed that its men saved items worth over N100 million in a fire incident that occurred at the Post Office area, Osogbo, on Sunday.

The fire was said to have destroyed three-row shops at the old PZ building, Station Road, Osogbo, destroying goods.

It was also gathered that the swift response of the Fire Service, after receiving a distress call, saved other items.

Fire Service spokesman Adekunle Ibrahim who confirmed that goods were destroyed in the fire said the cause of the inferno was not known, adding that he suspected that an electrical appliance was plugged since Saturday.

“We have not ascertained the worth of goods destroyed, but items saved worth N100million,” Ibrahim stated.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease has recorded four new cases of coronavirus in Osun and Ogun State.

NCDC announced on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, that three new cases have been recorded in Osun, and one recorded in Ogun

All new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care,” the agency said.

The new cases brings Nigeria’s total number of coronavirus cases to 135 recorded in 12 states – Lagos- 81, FCT- 25, Ogun- 4, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 8, Edo- 2, Bauchi- 2, Osun-5, Rivers-1, Benue- 1 and Kaduna- 3.

On Thursday 9th of January, 2020, South-West governors launch new security outfit,  Amotekun for the region in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The movement, operation Amotekun was discussed in June at a summit convened by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) where the governors agreed to set it up.

Following the reports of kidnap, and rise in isecurity, governors of Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, and Osun have come up with a solution to help curb insecurity. 

South West Governors at Launch of Operation Amoteku

Three out of Six of the governors were absent from the launch ceremony. The governors who were absent include Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State. However, Abiodun and Oyetola were represented by their deputies. Lagos state was not represented at the launch.

When asked about his absence to the launch, Sanwo-Olu responded by saying, “ Bad weather prevented me from attending the event”.