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    Judge, assembly disagree over Aregbesola’s probe panel

Judge, assembly disagree over Aregbesola’s probe panel

Olamide Folahanmi, the judge who petitioned the Osun state house of assembly to investigate Rauf Aregbesola over alleged financial recklessness, has threatened not to appear before the probe panel set up by the assembly.The assembly had inaugurated a seven-man panel to look into the allegations.But rather than honour the invitation of the fact-finding commission on Tuesday, Folahanmi sent Lanre Ogunlesi, [...]

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    Omisore ‘sponsoring fake rights activists in Osun’

Omisore ‘sponsoring fake rights activists in Osun’

Some civil rights organisations have raised alarm over the existence of fake non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Osun state.The organisations said the “fake NGOS” allegedly sponsored by the likes of Iyiola Omisore, have been perpetrating falsehood and creating unnecessary anxieties in the state.Omisore was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election.The groups making [...]

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Group accuses Omisore of instigating violence in Osun

The Coalition of Oodua Self-Determination Group (COSEG) has accused Iyiola Omisore, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 2014 election in Osun, of plotting to destabilise the state.In a statement made available to reporters in Lagos, COSEG described as ironic, the fact that Omisore, whose party mismanaged the country for 16 years of, was the one [...]

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    Osun, Nigeria and the wage arrears crisis

Osun, Nigeria and the wage arrears crisis

By Ademola Yaya The inability of many states to pay accumulated workers salaries has been in the news for sometimes. Whereas, as many as 18 States are affected by this reality, Osun and its Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, are particularly singled out for the most vociferous attacks by opposition interest groups and their accomplice media anchors while some well-meaning persons and interest [...]

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    Aregbesola pays workers, slashes salaries of politicians

Aregbesola pays workers, slashes salaries of politicians

The Osun state government has commenced the payment of salaries of its civil servants, slashing allowances of all political office holders in the state by 50 percent.Semiu Okanlawon, director bureau of communication and strategy in the governor's office, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.Okanlawon said based on the resources available at the disposal of the government, the workers [...]

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    ‘Aregbesola leased Osun helicopter to raise funds’

‘Aregbesola leased Osun helicopter to raise funds’

Adegboyega Famodun, chairman of the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, has leased the state-owned helicopter to raise funds.Addressing a press conference on Monday, Famodun said the governor would not consider the advice of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sell the helicopter, because it was being used [...]

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    Omisore: Osun now a failed state

Omisore: Osun now a failed state

Iyiola Omisore, the challenger of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, in the August 9, 2014 governorship election, says the financial recklessness of the governor has turned Osun into a failed state.He attributed the inability to pay workers salaries in the last seven months to a huge donation that the governor made to the presidential campaign of the All Progressive [...]

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    Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Aregbesola promises to pay salaries before end of June

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has promised to pay outstanding salaries before the end of this month.Civil servants in the employ of the state government have not received their salaries in the last seven months, leading to series of protest.In a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, director of bureau of communication and strategy in the governor’s office, Aregbesola assured [...]

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    Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Osun pensioners protest 8 months unpaid benefits

Pensioners in Osun state on Wednesday staged a protest to the state house of assembly ‎in Osogbo over the non-payment of their claims in the last eight months.The protesters said they decided to storm the assembly to draw the attention of the legislators to their plight.Addressing journalists during the demonstration, Gabriel Adesoji, the state secretary of the Nigerian Union of [...]

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    PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, to sell the state-owned helicopter in order to raise money to pay workers salaries.Civil servants in the state have not received salaries in the last seven months, forcing the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to threaten indefinite strike action in May.While the governor [...]

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    Aregbesola floors Omisore at Supreme Court

Aregbesola floors Omisore at Supreme Court

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Iyiola Omisore, challenging the court of appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Rauf Aregbesola’s election victory in Osun.Omisore, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the August 9, 2014 election, had challenged Aregbesola’s victory at the election petition tribunal and lost.He appealed against the tribunal’s judgement at the appeal court but lost [...]

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    Osun workers consider indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Osun workers consider indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Adekomi Jacob, chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun, says workers in the state would begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday.He said this was meant to press home demands for their salaries and entitlements that have not been paid in the last six months.Addressing a press briefing in Osogbo, capital of the state on Monday, Jacob lamented the [...]

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    Osun closes 2 schools over protest

Osun closes 2 schools over protest

Titi Laoye-Tomori, deputy governor of Osun state, has ordered the indefinite closure of Government Technical College, Osogbo, and Osogbo High School, over disturbances by the students.Lawrence Oyeniran, a permanent secretary in the ministry of education, said the closure was to curtail any further disturbances in the schools.He advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to stay away [...]

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    Nigeria in serious crisis, says Aregbesola

Nigeria in serious crisis, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of Osun state, on Sunday lamented the spate of bombings in different parts of the country.He noted that the bombing of the Kano central mosque last Friday proved that the nation was in crisis.According to Semiu Okanlawon, the director, bureau of communication who quoted Aregbesola making these statements at the weekly prayer session of Nasrullahi -il Fathi [...]

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    Aregbesola: Poverty, the religion of PDP

Aregbesola: Poverty, the religion of PDP

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not have the interest of Nigeria at heart, calling on the people to vote out the party in 2015.Speaking on Thursday during his second term inauguration, Aregbesola alleged that there was widespread underdevelopment in the country.Aregebsola was declared as the winner of the August 9 election, [...]

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    Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

The election tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ruled in favour of the prayer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Iyiola Omisore to open his case on Monday, November 10, 2014.Earlier, Omisore had contested the results of the August 9 election which returned Rauf Aregebsola as the governor of the state.The case was adjourned following an oral request by [...]

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