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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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    I have reached the limit of electoral positions, says Ajimobi

I have reached the limit of electoral positions, says Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says he is no longer interested in contesting for any political office in the future."I am not interested in running as vice-president or for any other post; the governor I have always wanted to be is what I am now," he said on Tuesday while addressing some Muslim stakeholders in Ibadan."My prayer to God was [...]

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    Court strikes out Ladoja’s appeal against Ajimobi

Court strikes out Ladoja’s appeal against Ajimobi

The five-man panel of the court of appeal sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday unanimously struck out the petition filed by Rashidi Ladoja, the Oyo state governorship candidate of the Accord Party.Ladoja had approached the court to challenge the ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Ibadan.The tribunal had on August 18 struck out an application filed by Ladoja [...]

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    Finally, Ajimobi supports Shittu’s ministerial nomination

Finally, Ajimobi supports Shittu’s ministerial nomination

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has expressed his support for the nomination of Adebayo Shittu as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.The governor, who admitted that him and Shittu had been on different wavelength, said he decided to forgive the ministerial nominee after he reached out to him.Ajimobi was speaking when he received representatives of the Nigeria Supreme Council for [...]

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    How Teslim Folarin’s transformer was removed

How Teslim Folarin’s transformer was removed

The airwaves have been riddled with reports that Teslim Folarin, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo state, withdrew a transformer he donated to Sabo community in Ibadan, capital of the state, hours after losing the election.It was also reported that it took Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo state governor, just one day to replace the withdrawn transformer. But TheCable's [...]

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    Tambuwal, Ambode, el-Rufai, Ribadu… winners and losers of the 2015 governorship election

Tambuwal, Ambode, el-Rufai, Ribadu… winners and losers of the 2015 governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the winners in all but three of the states where governorship election took place on Saturday.As expected after its resounding victory at the March 28 presidential and national assembly election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) predictably went ahead to win in majority of the states.Though the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which until recently was [...]

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    Ajimobi inaugurates ‘biggest oil refinery in West Africa’

Ajimobi inaugurates ‘biggest oil refinery in West Africa’

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has inaugurated the Rom Oil Mills Limited, a subsidiary company of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc.The oil refinery and margarine company, which is the biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa, is located in Ibadan, the capital of the state.The governor pledged that his administration would do all within its powers to ensure that the state is [...]

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