Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Shittu writes Buhari, accuses Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

Shittu writes Buhari, accuses Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he described as the "unbecoming behaviour" of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.John Odigie-Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, were also copied in the letter.In the petition seen by PUNCH, Shittu accused the governor of nepotism, arrogance, creating division [...]

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    EXTRA: I washed dead bodies for 8 years, says Ajimobi

EXTRA: I washed dead bodies for 8 years, says Ajimobi

 Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, on Tuesday said he washed dead bodies throughout his eight years of schooling abroad.Speaking at a south-west youths regional summit in Osogbo, Osun state capital, Ajimobi said without doing so he would not have been able to raise his tuition fees.He said his parents only sent him 30 dollars all through his stay abroad, adding [...]

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    Keep supporting Buhari despite your daunting challenges, Ajimobi tells Nigerians

Keep supporting Buhari despite your daunting challenges, Ajimobi tells Nigerians

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, has urged Nigerians to keep supporting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.In his New Year message to Nigerians, the governor also appealed to Nigerians to repose their confidence in the present administration to deliver on its promises.He observed that even though the country is going through rigorous times in 2017, the administration is capable of [...]

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    Ajimobi: There are good reasons to dethrone olubadan but I won’t

Ajimobi: There are good reasons to dethrone olubadan but I won’t

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says Saliu Adetunji, the olubadan of Ibadanland, has done many things that could be used as a basis for dethroning him but that he will not remove him.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, the governor accused some politicians of being behind the controversy in Ibadan.He said the monarch is [...]

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    I can depose Olubadan but I won’t, says Ajimobi

I can depose Olubadan but I won’t, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, says though he is empowered by the law to depose Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, if found wanting, he will not do so.Lately, a crisis has been rocking the traditional institution in the state.On Monday, gunmen invaded the olubadan's palace while he was installing some “mogajis and baales” -- traditional titleholders in Yoruba land.The [...]

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    Ajimobi, Amosun to grace Adegbenro’s lecture on extractive industries

Ajimobi, Amosun to grace Adegbenro’s lecture on extractive industries

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state and Ibikunle Amosun, his Ogun state state counterpart, are among the top government officials and key players in the private sector expected to attend the third annual programme of Dauda Adegbenro Foundation.The lecture, themed 'Transparency in the Extractive Industries: Driving wealth creation and sustainable revenue as solution to economic recession', is scheduled to hold on [...]

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    Olubadan, history and the ‘raw data of treachery’

Olubadan, history and the ‘raw data of treachery’

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    You are just wasting your time, governors tell Biafra agitators

You are just wasting your time, governors tell Biafra agitators

Nigerian governors say those advocating for a separate country are wasting their time.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in the frontline of the struggle to carve out a country out of Nigeria.But the governors appealled to citizens to embrace peace, saying they do not want the country to witness a hate war like Rwanda did.In 1994, Hutu militias in Rwanda [...]

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    Oyo to install CCTV cameras in crisis-prone areas

Oyo to install CCTV cameras in crisis-prone areas

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo, has said that his administration will install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in crisis-prone areas of the state.Ajimobi said this on Monday when he hosted Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria.The governor said when he took office in 2011, Oyo was regarded as an unsafe place and since then his administration had worked to make [...]

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    VIDEO: Ajimobi releases own version of encounter with students

VIDEO: Ajimobi releases own version of encounter with students

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has released his own version of the encounter with students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, who staged a protest to his office on Wednesday.A video where the governor was talking down on the students has since gone viral.It attracted criticisms, with many particularly on social media, branding the number one citizen [...]

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    VIDEO: Whether I owe salaries or schools are closed, I remain governor, says Ajimobi

VIDEO: Whether I owe salaries or schools are closed, I remain governor, says Ajimobi

A video where Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, is seen boasting to students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has since gone viral.The aggrieved students staged a protest to his office over the closure of their school, but the governor felt they were unruly."You are complaining that your school has been shut for eight months. Am I [...]

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    Pay our full salaries, doctors tell Ajimobi

Pay our full salaries, doctors tell Ajimobi

The Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has appealed to Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, to pay them their full salaries.They made the appeal in a statement signed Sebastine Oiwoh and Ayobami Alabi, presdient and general secretary of the association.The doctors expressed concern that members of the association had only been paid 50 per cent [...]

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    Virtually every Nigerian is corrupt, says Ajimobi

Virtually every Nigerian is corrupt, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says there is hardly any Nigerian who will not be seen as corrupt if the concept of corruption is critically analysed.Speaking at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) shortly after he was named the head of the committee to screen the party’s candidate for Ondo governorship election, Ajimobi said people have [...]

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    Oyo workers begin indefinite strike, ask Ajimobi to sell govt house, not public schools

Oyo workers begin indefinite strike, ask Ajimobi to sell govt house, not public schools

The national headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in conjunction with its Oyo state chapter on Monday ordered workers in the state to begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday.Solomon Adelegan, national vice-chairman of the NLC, gave the directive after a congress held at the labour secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital.Adelegan said the strike action would continue until labour’s [...]

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    Supreme court upholds elections of Okowa, Ajimobi, Geidam

Supreme court upholds elections of Okowa, Ajimobi, Geidam

The supreme court upheld the elections of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor; Ifeanyi Okowa, his Delta state counterpart; and Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe on Tuesday.The seven-man panel, which heard the three election cases, said explanations for the judgments would be given on February 15.In Delta, Emehor Otega of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Great Ogboru of Labour Party, asked [...]

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    My father allowed coup plotters take his life to save ours, says slain Akintola’s son

My father allowed coup plotters take his life to save ours, says slain Akintola’s son

Abayomi Akintola, scion of the family of the late premier of the defunct Western Region, Samuel Ladoke Akintola, has given graphic details of the almost 20-hour siege that led to the assassination of his father during the January 15, 1966 coup.Speaking at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state, during a programme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of [...]

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