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The attack on TUNS facilities has left one staff dead of gunshot wound and many injured


Abdul-Rasheed Olawale, a Personal Assistant to the company’s General Manager, Taofeek Badmus was reported to have died as a result of a gun shot wound sustained during the attack.


According to the general manager, Olawale “was attacked due to what we suspect that he could identify most of the looters and their instigators (we pray that the soul of the departed rest in peace)”.


“I regretfully inform that during the chaos my personal assistant Mr Abdul-Rasheed Olawale a young, vibrant, dedicated, and intelligent member of my team died as a result of a gun shot wound…”, the general manager said.


Recounting the experience, he said, ” the hoodlums broke into the facilities at about 8am Saturday 24th October, 2020 in search of palliatives and COVID-19 relief materials.


On their arrival, we made efforts to let them know that there was no Covid-19 pallialtive stored at our warehouses but rather some mosquitoes net were being stored by the Ministry of Health Osun which were been shared across the state.


“The situation took another dimension when they started to break into our other facilities which were our Biscuit production unit, Bakery and Further Processing Units, and our Bottled water facility where they carted away with our raw materials, finished products, gadgets, machines and valuable assets of the company”.


“Our members of staff who were sighted while attending to their duties were attacked, beating and seriously injured”.


“While we are yet to ascertain the final value of our losses and damages on the facilities as a whole, we had in stock over N150 million worth of finished goods & raw materials not taking into consideration damages of our machineries & equipments which were carted away, damages to building and other infrastructures are yet to be ascertained”.


Badmus reemphasize that no Government palliatives or COVID-19 relief materials were stored at TUNS facilities as all damages, looting and vandalism were properties of Tuns International Holdings.


“Our Chairman is known for his philanthropic gestures to Christians, Muslims, Male, Female, Old, Young, disabled and able body, and he has been doing same for his community for the past 40years, it’s therefore rather unfortunate that his companies which provides for about 700 workforce would be targeted for such barbaric act”.


The general manager thanked the indigenes of Osogbo who came to assist during the attack and also the Nigerian Army role for repelling calming the situation.

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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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