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    Senate asks FG to rename Ibadan airport after Ajimobi

Senate asks FG to rename Ibadan airport after Ajimobi

The senate has asked the federal government to rename the airport in Ibadan after Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state. The upper legislative chamber also resolved to send a high-powered delegation to commiserate with his family. The resolutions of the senate were sequel to a motion sponsored by Abdulfatai Buhari, senator representing Oyo north. By the motion, Buhari officially drew the attention [...]

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    Oyo deputy gov: I left Ajimobi’s residence after my ADC was manhandled

Oyo deputy gov: I left Ajimobi’s residence after my ADC was manhandled

Rauf Olaniyan, deputy governor of Oyo state, says it is not true that the Ajimobi family didn't know he was at the gate during the eighth-day Fidau prayer for the former governor of Oyo. Earlier on Sunday, Olaniyan was denied access to the Fidau prayer of Abiola Ajimobi, who died of COVID-19 complications at a hospital in Lagos last month. In a [...]

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    ‘We weren’t expecting Oyo deputy gov’ — Ajimobi’s family speaks on Fidau snub

‘We weren’t expecting Oyo deputy gov’ — Ajimobi’s family speaks on Fidau snub

The family of Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo state, says Rauf Olaniyan, deputy governor of the state, did not inform them of his intention to attend the Fidau prayer organised for him. Fidau is a prayer for the deceased who was a Muslim till death. Ajimobi, who died of COVID-19 complications, was buried last week. TheCable had reported how Olaniyan was [...]

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    FLASHBACK: My mother predicted I would be governor, says Ajimobi

FLASHBACK: My mother predicted I would be governor, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo, who died of COVID-19 complications on June 25, was "extremely" pampered and always defended by his mother, even when he misbehaved. As such, it was no surprise that even as a 62-year-old governor at the time of her death, Ajimobi still had a very close relationship with his mother. In an interview he granted [...]

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    Seyi Makinde: We broke the law to allow Ajimobi’s burial in GRA

Seyi Makinde: We broke the law to allow Ajimobi’s burial in GRA

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says his administration went against the established land use rule in Oyo state to give approval for the burial of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of the state, at his Oluyole Estate residence. Ajimobi died last Thursday of multiple organ failure following complications from COVID-19 at First Cardiologist Consultant, Hospital in Lagos. He was 70 years. The burial [...]

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    Ajimobi always washed his hands and used sanitisers, says aide

Ajimobi always washed his hands and used sanitisers, says aide

Bolaji Tunji, spokesman to the late Abiola Ajimobi, ex-governor of Oyo state, said the deceased took all necessary precautions against COVID-19. Ajimobi died of complications of COVID-19 on Thursday. The spokesman said the late ex-governor of Oyo state had planned to retire from politics after completing his eight-year tenure as governor. After his second term as governor, Ajimobi had contested the Oyo south [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘It’s a great lost’ — Aisha Buhari goofs in condolence message to Ajimobi’s family

EXTRA: ‘It’s a great lost’ — Aisha Buhari goofs in condolence message to Ajimobi’s family

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    Ajimobi to be buried on Sunday

Ajimobi to be buried on Sunday

The burial of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, will take place on Sunday. Ajimobi died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos on Thursday. The burial was initially scheduled to hold on Friday, but according to Bolaji Tunji, special assistant on media to the governor, the event was postponed following consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo. In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    The moral window in Ajimobi’s bluntness

The moral window in Ajimobi’s bluntness

I met late Senator Abiola Ajimobi in January 2007, as he was rounding off his tenure as the Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District in the Fifth National Assembly. Having signified interest in the No.1 Seat of Oyo State, I had gone to his legislative office with Sam Akpe, while at Punch, to interview him on what informed his optimism in [...]

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    ADP describes Ajimobi’s death as a national loss

ADP describes Ajimobi’s death as a national loss

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the death of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo, as a national loss. Ajimobi died on Thursday in Lagos while receiving treatment for COVID-19. In a statement by Adelaja Adeoye, ADP national publicity secretary, the party said "it was saddening to hear of his demise", and prayed for his soul to "rest in the bosom of [...]

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    OBITUARY: Ajimobi, the ‘constituted authority’ who wanted to die at 70

OBITUARY: Ajimobi, the ‘constituted authority’ who wanted to die at 70

"I normally tell God that if I clock 70 years of age, that would be enough. My father died two months to his 70th birthday, so I used to say even if I make it to 70, that would be okay. Now that I am 70 and enjoying life, I tell God, 'Seventy is small'..." That was Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, former [...]

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    Buhari meets governors over APC crisis

Buhari meets governors over APC crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari and some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in a meeting over the leadership crisis rocking the ruling party. The meeting is being held at the presidential villa in Abuja. Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi governor and chairman of the Progressives Governors' Forum; Simon Lalong, Plateau governor and chairman of the northern governors forum; and [...]

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    There’s no leadership vacuum in our party, says APC

There’s no leadership vacuum in our party, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Abiola Ajimobi, deputy national chairman (south), has assumed his role as the acting national chairman of the party. Ajimobi was declared acting chairman following a verdict of the court upholding the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman. The former Oyo governor is currently indisposed over some health challenges. There were rumours that he had died [...]

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    Disregard rumours of Ajimobi’s death, says aide

Disregard rumours of Ajimobi’s death, says aide

Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state and deputy national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not dead, his media aide has said. In a Facebook post on Thursday night, Bolaji Tunji, who also served as Ajimobi's special adviser on communication and strategy during his second term in office, asked for prayers for his boss. "Kindly disregard all the rumours, [...]

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    APC crisis deepens as court reaffirms Giadom acting national chairman

APC crisis deepens as court reaffirms Giadom acting national chairman

A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) has reaffirmed Victor Giadom as the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The court also ruled that Mustapha Salihu, national vice-chairman north-east, should act as national secretary. The rulings of the court on Thursday were sequel to ex parte motions filed by Salihu. S. U Bature, the judge, held that his [...]

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    From resignation to suspension: How the APC drama played out in 24 hours

From resignation to suspension: How the APC drama played out in 24 hours

While many had predicted that the forthcoming governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state would come with some form of drama, the controversies of the last 24 hours have been shocking to some. Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, and Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, had been at loggerheads over the second term bid of [...]

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