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Failure to uphold culture is responsible for setback in cultural norms, values – Stakeholders



By Seliat


The failure to uphold culture in the face of civilization in Yoruba land led to setbacks in cultural norms and value.

This assertion was brought to bare at the launching and presentation of a book
titled “Ede Yoruba Lona Irorun’ which held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Press Centre, Osogbo, Osun State.

The book presentation served as a medium for notable individuals and cultural stakeholders to express their views on cultural values.

A former Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines, and the guest speaker at the event, Dr. Yemi Farounbi identified language as an essential part of culture which must not be eroded or bastardised.

Dr. Farounbi harped on the need for the preservation of Yoruba language as one of the many ways to preserve its culture.

He lamented how people degrade Yoruba culture all in the name of embracing civilisation at the detriment of their own.

He averred that the author of the book “Ede Yoruba Lona Irorun'”, journalist with Iwe-iroyin Alaroye, Mrs Florence Babasola has made a significant contribution in nurturing the Yoruba culture and the language in particular.

“Civilization has made everybody neglect their culture and language to the extent that they regard to their mother tongue as vanacular” Farounbi said.

The Book Reviewer who is the Executive Secretary, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. Adeoye Bakare recommended the book for every home for promoting Yoruba language.

He commended the author for challenging and spurring other stakeholders in Yoruba culture to do same with a view to promoting the culture.

Other speakers including implored Media practitioners, movie producers, parents, teachers and government to reawaken the masses through what they do to rejuvenate the culture as a matter of urgency.


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Staff Audit: Bedridden Pensioners To Partake Via Telephone – Osun Govt



Gov Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Government has said all bedridden pensioners and others with serious health challenge will henceforth have their audit exercise conducted through telephone.

A statement by signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi on Monday revealed that such pensioners, will no longer be required to be physically present at the venue of the screening exercise.

The statement added that pensioners who are currently outside the State would have their screening conducted via the same means.

It also said “Pensioners outside the state at the moment no longer need to travel down to Osun State as they will also be having their screening through the telephone.

“Additionally, pensioners in the diaspora will also be screened only through video calls.

“In line with the above, the Pension Board is expected to make available all the particulars, especially pictures of pensioners to the Consultant, for ease of identification during the video call screenings.

“The above directives take immediate effect.”

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Pensioners Collapse During Screening In Osun



On of the revived Collapsed Pensioners on stretcher

…Govt should decentralise process to prevent avoidable deaths – Retirees

Pensioners in Osun State have appealed to the State government to decentralise the ongoing screening of its workforce including retirees.

The call became necessary as some of the aged retirees collapsed on Monday within the premises of the Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, venue of the ongoing screening.

It took the intervention of the medics of the State Ambulance Service to revive and stablise the victims.

Retirees, numbering about 2,000 old men and women who are visibly aged, frail and in some cases sick, were at the venue for the screening exercise.

A number of them who could not withstand long time standing were seen either, lying down, sleeping or sitting on the bare floor to avoid eventuality.

Many of the pensioners were visibly angry for what they described as inhuman treatment by the handlers of the exercise.

Sunday Omotosho decried the arrangement and the eventual treatments of his colleagues who came for the exercise from across the State.

Though, he agreed that the exercise as sanctioned by the State government was desirable, but was of the opinion that the process would have been made easier if it were to be done on local government or zonal basis.

As at press time, the exercise was yet to commence as the consultant in charge, Saadat Bakri-Ottun was yet to arrive the venue, hence the wait prolonged.

The staff audit was earlier suspended for weeks by the state House of Assembly over inhuman treatment meted to the civil servants by the consultant, but the suspension was lifted after she promised to correct her mistakes.

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Breaking: Protest Rocks Iree Poly Over Removal of Rector



….ASUP, Students lock school gate to prevent academic activities

Heavy protesters have laid seige on the entrance of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State against the removal of the institution’s rector, Dr. Tajudeen Adewale Odetayo.

The State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke had reportedly suspended Odetayo and allegedly replaced him by his kinsman.

Protested gathered at the frontage of the polytechnic entrance as early as 7:30 on Tuesday morning carrying different placards with different inscriptions to register their displeasure against the removal of the embattled rector.

The school gate has been put under lock and key, by the students and the school chapter of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic, ASUP preventing academic activities and other activities on the campus.

More to follow…

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