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    Report: Obanikoro, Omisore retrieve passports from EFCC

Report: Obanikoro, Omisore retrieve passports from EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has retrieved his passport from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to PUNCH.The newspaper also said Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, whose passport was also seized, had collected it.Obanikoro allegedly gave N1.3 billion each to Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, who is currently in EFCC [...]

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    The canonization of Iyiola Omisore

The canonization of Iyiola Omisore

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Adams Oshiomole, actually gave a summary of what transpired on Thursday, September 27, in the Osun State rerun election. In a Freudian slip, the former comrade said, ‘I think for democracy to flourish only those who can accept the pain of rigging….sorry defeat, should participate in an election.”That, folks, sums up the farce that [...]

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    Osun rerun: Oshiomhole reveals how Omisore was wooed to support APC

Osun rerun: Oshiomhole reveals how Omisore was wooed to support APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Iyiola Omisore was not offered money to support the ruling party in the Osun governorship rerun election.He said the APC did not offer automatic ticket for elective position to the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).Prior to Thursday's rerun election, chieftains of the APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    The ‘flight to Ife’ and other highlights of Osun poll

The ‘flight to Ife’ and other highlights of Osun poll

Who would have thought that Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be the governor-elect of Osun state after coming second in the first ballot conducted on Saturday?Oyetola emerged winner of the election  after securing over 1,000 votes in the governorship rerun election of Thursday. He defeated Ademola Adeleke, his closest rival. The APC candidate secured 255,505 [...]

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    Osun rerun: SDP not involved in Omisore’s alliance with APC, says Falae

Osun rerun: SDP not involved in Omisore’s alliance with APC, says Falae

Olu Falae, national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he was not consulted before Iyiola Omisore entered into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun state governorship rerun election.Omisore, candidate of the SDP who came third in the inconclusive election, had turned down the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pitch his tent with the [...]

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    Omisore finally picks APC over PDP in Osun rerun

Omisore finally picks APC over PDP in Osun rerun

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has entered into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun state governorship rerun election.The alliance means a setback for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had been banking on the support of Omisore to take power from the APC.Omisore, who came a distant third in the inconclusive [...]

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    ‘We’re hoping on God, not individuals’ — PDP speaks on meeting with Omisore

‘We’re hoping on God, not individuals’ — PDP speaks on meeting with Omisore

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is confident that God will grant the party victory in the Osun state governorship rerun election scheduled for Thursday.During the first ballot conducted on Saturday, Ademola Adeleke, the party's candidate, polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the APC, had 254,345 votes, leaving a margin of 353.The Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Osun rerun: Omisore fails to endorse APC or PDP

Osun rerun: Omisore fails to endorse APC or PDP

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who came a distant third in the inconclusive governorship election in Osun state says his supporters should go with any party that shares the interest of SDP.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed Thursday for rerun in polling units where the exercise was cancelled and in local government areas Omisore [...]

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    Osun rerun: Oshiomhole, four APC governors visit Omisore

Osun rerun: Oshiomhole, four APC governors visit Omisore

High-ranking All Progressives Congres (APC) members met with Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun governorship election on Wednesday morning.This was after Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, led some APC chieftains to Omisore.Among those present in the meeting were Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, Abiola Ajimobi, governor [...]

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    Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC chieftains to Omisore’s residence

Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC chieftains to Omisore’s residence

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, on Thursday led some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the residence of Iyiola Omisore, Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in Osun state governorship election.His visit comes 24 hours after that of Senate President Bukola Saraki.The PDP and APC are wooing Omisore ahead of the governorship rerun scheduled for Thursday.The rerun will hold [...]

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    Osun rerun: Saraki storms Ife, woos Omisore for PDP

Osun rerun: Saraki storms Ife, woos Omisore for PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki met with Iyiola Omisore, governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun governorship election, on Monday.The meeting took place 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had cried foul, asking INEC to declare Ademola Adeleke, its candidate, who secured the highest votes in [...]

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    Omisore kicks but Aregbesola commends ‘smooth’ conduct of Osun guber poll

Omisore kicks but Aregbesola commends ‘smooth’ conduct of Osun guber poll

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, and Iyiola Omisore, one of those seeking to replace him, have disagreed over the conduct of the Saturday governorship election in the state.While Aregbesola said the election has been smooth, Omisore, governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), said the exercise is marred by irregularities.Speaking after casting his vote at his ward in Ilesa, [...]

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    Omisore: How can I be in Ile-Ife and kill Bola Ige in Ibadan?

Omisore: How can I be in Ile-Ife and kill Bola Ige in Ibadan?

Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, says the government has been begging him for falsely accusing him of killing Bola Ige, former attorney-general of the federation.Omisore said his ordeal began in December 2001 when he was accused of involvement in the murder, and that he was subsequently impeached as deputy governor.He said he had been discharged and acquitted [...]

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    Omisore: With our infrastructure deficit, Nigerian engineers have no business with poverty

Omisore: With our infrastructure deficit, Nigerian engineers have no business with poverty

Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of  Osun state, says Nigerian Engineers have no business with poverty, considering the country's infrastructure deficit.He advised the registered members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to see beyond the thresholds  of professional limitations and expand their scope of operations in order to be more successful.Omisore said this while speaking in Uyo, Akwa Ibom [...]

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    Court dismisses Omisore’s bail application

Court dismisses Omisore’s bail application

A federal high court in Abuja has described as "premature and incompetent", the bail application filed by Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state.Omisore is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N60 billion fraud.In his ruling, Olukayode Adeniyi, the judge, held that counsel to the applicant failed to show what powers the [...]

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    Court refuses to grant Omisore bail

Court refuses to grant Omisore bail

Olukayode Adeniyi, a judge of a federal high court in Abuja, has dismissed the bail application filed by Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state.On July 3, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Omisore after weeks of declaring him wanted for allegedly  refusing to clarify money obtained from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.Omisore [...]

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