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    Makinde: I was told 60 percent of funds for projects in Oyo went to governor, wife

Makinde: I was told 60 percent of funds for projects in Oyo went to governor, wife

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he was told that 60 percent of funds allocated for projects in the state went to ''the governor and his wife''.The governor said this during a media chat on his first 100 days in office with BCOS TV.Makinde said what he met on the ground was that only 10 percent of the total [...]

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    Makinde sets up panel to probe Ajimobi’s contracts

Makinde sets up panel to probe Ajimobi’s contracts

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has inaugurated a 10-man committee to review contracts awarded by Abiola Ajimobi, his predecessor.Makinde sets up panel to probe Ajimobi's contractsThe governor made this known in a post on Twitter on Monday.According to the governor, the contracts to be reviewed were the ones awarded from 2017 to 2019.Ajimobi, a two-term governor of the state, [...]

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    Documents show Ajimobi, his appointees used cars worth N1bn as ‘exit package’

Documents show Ajimobi, his appointees used cars worth N1bn as ‘exit package’

Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, and some of his aides left with government cars worth N1 billion, documents obtained by TheCable have shown. On May 4, 2019, three weeks to the expiration of Ajimobi’s tenure, Ishmael Alli, then secretary to the state government (SSG), sought the governor's approval for officials to go with fleet of official cars in their possession, [...]

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    Ajimobi: I regret not achieving everything I wanted

Ajimobi: I regret not achieving everything I wanted

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says his only regret while in power for eight years was his inability to do everything he wanted for the state.Speaking with journalists on Friday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house in Abuja, the governor said the people resisted the changes he wanted to make in the state even though it [...]

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    Group accuses Ajimobi of taking steps to frustrate incoming administration

Group accuses Ajimobi of taking steps to frustrate incoming administration

Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political organisation, has called on Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state not to create "policy bottlenecks" for Seyi Makinde, the state governor-elect. In a statement signed by Taiwo Ogunlade, its media coordinator, the group said it had observed how the outgoing government recently took some actions aimed at frustrating the instant take-off of the incoming administration. “It [...]

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    Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Ajimobi: We can’t fight crime effectively without state police

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says there is a need for the creation of state police in order to fight crime effectively. He said this on Wednesday while hosting Leye Oyebade, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 11."I am one of the pioneer advocates of state police," he said."There is nowhere in the world where crime [...]

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    Makinde’s statement on minimum wage ‘based on Oyo’s financial situation’

Makinde’s statement on minimum wage ‘based on Oyo’s financial situation’

Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political group, says the statement made by Seyi Makinde, governor-elect of Oyo state, on negotiating the payment of new minimum wage is based on the state’s financial capacity.President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the new N30,000 minimum wage into law on April 18.Makinde had kicked against the decision of Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing governor of the state, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Seyi Makinde visits outgoing Oyo governor, Ajimobi

PHOTOS: Seyi Makinde visits outgoing Oyo governor, Ajimobi

Seyi Makinde, winner of the Oyo state governorship election has visited the outgoing governor, Abiola Ajimobi.Makinde who won under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated Ajimobi's anointed candidate, Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ajimobi also lost his senatorial bid to the PDP.Below are photos from his visit.[...]

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    Atiku’s associate asks him to call Buhari

Atiku’s associate asks him to call Buhari

Yahaya Kwande, a close associate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advised him to call and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.Kwande, Grand Patron of the Waziri of the Adamawa Solidarity Vanguard, gave the advice on Tuesday in reference to the ongoing announcement of the presidential results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).According to the [...]

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    Helen Paul, Keppy Ekpenyong unveiled as hosts of 10th BON Awards

Helen Paul, Keppy Ekpenyong unveiled as hosts of 10th BON Awards

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    Ajimobi’s giant strides in folly

Ajimobi’s giant strides in folly

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is increasingly becoming the Rochas Okorocha of the south-west. With very little effort, he might surpass the latter, the self-acclaimed exponent of iberiberism (an Igbo slang which roughly translates as "the act or state of foolishness").In a rare moment of lucidity, Okorocha, the accidental governor of Imo and its first and, hopefully, last emperor, said the [...]

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    Ayefele, a valuable icon, needs to be protected, says Ajimobi’s ex-chief of staff

Ayefele, a valuable icon, needs to be protected, says Ajimobi’s ex-chief of staff

Adeolu Akande, a gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo, has urged governor Abiola Ajimobi to be compassionate in his governance of the state.Akande said the recent actions of the Ajimobi government negates the 2011 promise to cater for the security and welfare of the people of the state.The professor of political science at Igbinedion University was reacting to the Oyo government's demolition [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

The Oyo government says Music House, owned by Yinka Ayefele, was demolished because it contravened the physical planning laws of the state.Music House, brought down on Sunday, was said to be structurally defective, capable of causing danger, and a nuisance to the public.But in 2016, Ajimobi Abiola, Oyo governor, visited Fresh FM and had nothing but praises for Music House.At [...]

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    Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done more than enough for the country.The governor said this on Roadmap 2019, a Channels Television programme.Ajimobi said the country was not in good shape when the APC took over but the government has recorded achievements in the various sectors of the economy."APC has done more than [...]

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    Despite rocky congresses, Ajimobi says convention will unify APC

Despite rocky congresses, Ajimobi says convention will unify APC

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will unite the party and make it stronger.The local government and ward congresses of the party were marred by violence in states like Delta, Rivers and Ondo. In Lagos, Kwara, Imo and Cross River, the party became factionalised.But Ajimobi says in spite of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu, Osinbajo lead bigwigs to second leg of Ajimobi-Ganduje wedding

PHOTOS: Tinubu, Osinbajo lead bigwigs to second leg of Ajimobi-Ganduje wedding

One week after 22 governors stormed Kano, several political bigwigs converged on Oyo state for the second part of the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje.Fatima is the daughter of Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, while Idris is the son of Abiola Ajimobi, his Oyo state counterpart.Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President; Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congres (APC); Aisha [...]

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