Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tag "Adams Oshiomhole"

    Oshiomhole fires 4 commissioners

Oshiomhole fires 4 commissioners

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has relived four of his commissioners of their appointments.Kassim Afegbua, special adviser to the governor on media and public affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Afegbua said the decision "is in line with government's commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance".Those affected by the exercise are: Lucky James, ministry of local [...]

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    Jonathan’s works minister withdrew N140bn from SWF, Oshiomhole insists

Jonathan’s works minister withdrew N140bn from SWF, Oshiomhole insists

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, insists that Mike Onolememen, who was minister of works during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, withdrew $700 million (N139 billion) from the nation’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF).Oshiomhole's accusation comes two days after ministers who served under Jonathan issued a statement to complain about their “media trial” and the attempt to appropriate achievements recorded under the former president [...]

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    Oshiomhole: PDP forced me to borrow $225m

Oshiomhole: PDP forced me to borrow $225m

‎Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says he is borrowing to finance projects in the state because previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-governments "bled the treasury dry." ‎ He made the statement while speaking with journalists at the Edo state government house on Monday.The governor had taken a loan facility of $225 million from the World‎ Bank, which is being released in three [...]

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    Oshiomhole will fail in his campaign of falsehood against me, says Okonjo-Iweala

Oshiomhole will fail in his campaign of falsehood against me, says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, says she is confident that Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, will fail in the latest in his "public campaign of falsehood" against her.Reacting to the allegation that she spent $1 billion on the re-election bid of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala said Oshiomhole has become steeped in campaign of falsehood against her.She described [...]

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    Oshiomhole: NOI spent $1bn on GEJ’s campaign

Oshiomhole: NOI spent $1bn on GEJ’s campaign

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has alleged that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, immediate past minister of finance, expended $1 billion on the re-election bid of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.Oshiomhole, who has been attacking the former minister in recent times, described her as a “pathological liar”, re-emphasising the point of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that revelations of the rot of Jonathan’s [...]

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    Jonathan’s government was hopelessly incapable, says Oshiomhole

Jonathan’s government was hopelessly incapable, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has blamed the economic crisis facing the country on the “recklessness” of the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan.Oshiomhole said huge sums of money were unaccounted for under Jonathan’s watch and that oil theft reached an unprecedented level.He said the government not only misappropriated the country’s resources but also gave its cronies avenue to [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Okonjo-Iweala playing with statistics over excess crude spending

Oshiomhole: Okonjo-Iweala playing with statistics over excess crude spending

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has defended the allegation he made against Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, saying she is good at playing with statistics.Oshiomhole had alleged that the former minister spent $2.1bn from the excess crude account (ECA) without authorisation, an allegation that Okonjo-Iweala denied and described as “false, malicious and totally without foundation”.But speaking on Wednesday, [...]

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    Buhari needs more time, says Oshiomhole

Buhari needs more time, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying “there will be no quick fix measures because Buhari inherited a treasury that is almost empty”.Oshiomhole expressed optimism that the president’s policies and programmes would impact on Nigerians positively.He was speaking in Auchi, Etsako west local government area of Edo state on [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Okonjo-Iweala didn’t save for the rainy day

Oshiomhole: Okonjo-Iweala didn’t save for the rainy day

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has said Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past minister of finance and the coordinating minister for the economy, did not save for the rainy day.The governor insisted that if Nigerians say the governors were extravagant in spending and did not save for austere times, what about the minister who was in charge of over 50 [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Governors have no excuse not to pay salaries

Okonjo-Iweala: Governors have no excuse not to pay salaries

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, outgoing minister of education and coordinating minister of the economy, says the allocations that state governors received from the federal government in the last four years is capable of taking care of their responsibilities, including payment of salaries.A total of 18 governors have been unable to pay civil servants, citing the deduction in allocation based on dwindling oil [...]

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    MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

MLS-bound Gerrard proves God’s sense of humour

For a Manchester United fan, the memory of the retiring-from-the-Barclays Premier League-Steven Gerrard can be summarised in a popular idiom: what goes around comes around.Or better still: God has a wicked sense of humour!A great midfielder no doubt but when I think of Steven G (shhh…this is between us: I’m a Man U fan), I don’t remember the caps he [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I am entitled to have another wife

Oshiomhole: I am entitled to have another wife

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says he is entitled to have another wife under the Catholic doctrine, and he has thanked the people of the state for their support and prayers for Iara Forte, the new wife he married on Friday.The governor expressed delight for remarrying five years after Clara, his former wife, passed on, but noted that Iara [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I can do what young people do

Oshiomhole: I can do what young people do

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says he is strong and capable of doing what young people do.Speaking on Saturday after partaking in the 10 kilometers Okpekpe road race in the state, Oshiomhole, who got married to Cape Verdean model Lara Forte on Friday, expressed delight that the sport activity had brought progress to the state.Oshiomhole came tops in the [...]

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    Heritage Bank backs Okpekpe road race

Heritage Bank backs Okpekpe road race

Heritage Bank Limited has been named the official banker of the 10-kilometre Okpekpe road race which will take place on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Okpekpe town in Etsako local government area of Edo state.The annual international event, which has been certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as a bronze label event on its calendar, is on [...]

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    Jonathan only building ‘political roads’ in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Jonathan only building ‘political roads’ in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo state, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of constructing “political roads” in the state to deceive the people of Edo ahead of the presidential election.The governor, who was speaking on Thursday during the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin, urged the people to vote massively for APC.“The dualisation that [...]

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    Anenih’s sins against Ambrose Alli ‘will never be forgiven’

Anenih’s sins against Ambrose Alli ‘will never be forgiven’

Adams Oshiomhole, the governor of Edo state, is sure that Tony Anenih, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known to be very influential in the state's politics, will fail in his bid to ensure a PDP victory at next month’s presidential election.Accusing Anenih of betraying Ambrose Alli the same way he did him in 2008, Oshiomole said the PDP chieftain [...]

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